Events (3403 Stories)

The Centenary weekly rundown:


[ 26 April 2013 to 28 April 2013. ]


UC National Security Lectures – MS Michelle Grattan, Political Editor of The Age @ The University of Canberra, 12:30pm-2pm

Lions International 61st MD201 Convention @ National Convention Centre (until 29 April)

Coming Home Soon by Alana Valentine @ Lieder Theatre, Goulbourn (until 11 May)

Saturday :

Sportenary – ANZAC Parade Memorial Walk @ ANZAC Parade, 10am-3pm

2013 Sherco Australian Women’s [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 26th of April


[ 26 April 2013 to 28 April 2013. ]

It’s the weekend!

Well it is for most of you, you’ve probably taken today off on leave.

Here in the mobile RiotACT bunker however we don’t rest. So let’s get to it.

Sorry the guide wasn’t up yesterday, but Anzac Day and all that.

Hope your dawn services weren’t too cold, and here’s what’s on for the weekend.

If you [...]

Woven Words: Prose and music meet at New Acton

By 19 April 2013

[ 27 April 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

The Invisible Thread is a publication of 75 Canberran writers.

To celebrate its release, NewActon is combining the words of three authors with the music of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

Alex Miller, Alan Gould and Sara Dowse have each chosen two musical compositions to bookend their poem or prose works. These will be performed by an [...]

Activate Jetpack record launch at ANU

By 10 April 2013

[ 27 April 2013 at 8:00 pm; 27 April 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Activate Jetpack are serious contenders in the ‘who has the coolest band name in Canberra’ competition, and they are planning to drop a new record on you. Possibly while flying over your head with their jetpacks.

I really want a jetpack. You probably want details.

Here they are:

What’s that you say? “I want my Jetpack!” the [...]

The Hundred Swords behind the National Library

By 8 April 2013

[ 27 April 2013 at 10:30 am; ]
Canberra’s finest collection of foam warriors, The Hundred Swords, is calling for willing soldiers.

This is our public ‘coming out’, and we’ll be playing at Commonwealth Place. More specifically the new Patrick White Lawns (the old car park behind the National Library) and – maybe controversially – the ‘peace park’ memorial between the lawns and [...]

April at The Phoenix

By 1 April 2013

[ 1 April 2013 to 30 April 2013. ] This just in:

Monday 1st 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Reptile Park
The Burley Griffin
Magic Rob Universe
Briony Wills

Tuesday 2nd 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Thursday 4th 9pm
Ten Volt Shock (Germany)

Saturday 6th 9:30pm
Pat Capocci
The Fuelers

Monday 8th 8pm
2XX Local n Live Present The Bootleg Sessions
Party Gravy
Moon Landing
Kid of Harith

Tuesday 9th 7:30pm
Tye and Damien’s “The Moving Image” Trivia

Thursday 11th 9pm
Machina Genova
Mark My [...]

Design 29: Creating a Capital at the National Archives

By 28 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 March 2013 to 8 September 2013. ]

In May 1912, the entrant 29 won the Federal Capital City Design Competition. This was of course Walter Burley Griffin, you’ve probably heard of him.

Design 29: Creating a Capital has collected a whole bunch of maps, paintings, and documents from the famous competition, including some pieces that have apparently not been displayed since the original [...]

Behind the Lines, political cartoons at the Museum of Australian Democracy

By 20 February 2013

[ 20 February 2013 to 31 October 2013. ]

This looks like a good use of a Sunday Morning:

As the saying goes, a year is a long time in politics!

Behind the Lines 2012 looks back on the highs and lows of the political year through the eyes of Australia’s best cartoonists. Their observations of the personalities, parties and political power-plays are insightful, amusing [...]

Kastom, the art of Vanuatu at the National Gallery

By 7 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 8 February 2013 to 16 June 2013. ]

The National Gallery have announced a new exhibition:

Vanuatu is very different from other Pacific nations. Traditional practices better known as Kastom remain strong even after a century of dual colonial religious influences. Kastom: Art of Vanuatu presents for the first time the unique collection of arts from this area held by the National Gallery [...]

Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt at the War Memorial

By 2 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 November 2012 to 31 July 2013. ]

An intriguing exhibition up on the War Memorial website:

The small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines. For much of the First World War it was a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the [...]

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