[ 30 May 2014 to 30 September 2014. ]
The National Archives are currently displaying a series of photos capturing the life of migrants to Australia post WWII. Whether for a long or short stay, many people spent their early days on Australian shores in hostels across a number of locations in the Country.
The exhibition contains vivid photographs of Australia’s migrant hostels with [...]
[ 31 May 2014; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 1 June 2014; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]
If you love sparkly gems and jewellery, collect rocks and minerals, facet or fossick, you’ll be sure to find something at this weekend’s Canberra Lapidary Club’s Winter Gemcraft and Mineral Show.
Buy jewellery, crystals, minerals, opals, fossils, rough & cut gemstones
Stock up on lapidary and beading supplies
See displays of members’ collections
Participate in free fossicking and gold [...]
[ 30 May 2014; 7:30 pm; ]
This Friday, celebrate winter with Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride. The newest chapter in the legendary film series, Ticket to Ride will take you on an action packed journey with the world’s best skiers and snowboarders. Witness athletes at their career best, and discover the paths that put them at the top of the steepest [...]
[ 30 May 2014; 8:00 pm; ] With the Canberra Music Club now running regular Thursday nights the Pot is beginning to take off. So this Friday get along to the Feldons and support act Mark Tonks for a night of live, original modrock.
“something very Ferry on the Mersey, or Beatlesque. Mention of Paul Weller does not quite nail the sound but [...]
[ 28 May 2014; 7:30 pm; ]
This week, the second RAW:natural born artists event of the year will be taking place at the Uni Pub.
Showcase director Sarina Del Fuego has lined up an amazing group of 30 creative people and you can check them out on Wednesday night.
She sources new talent by seeing shows, exhibitions and also online – she looks [...]
[ 29 May 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] The ACT Law Reform Advisory Council (LRAC) has been asked by the ACT Attorney-General to inquire into the scope and operation of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT).
As part of its inquiry, LRAC has prepared a Consultation Paper, which is available at http://bit.ly/LRACDiscrim.
Community members are invited to attend a Community Consultation Forum this Thursday 29 May [...]
[ 31 May 2014; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
Pegasus open day is next Saturday 31 May.
Pegasus is a not-for-profit community organisation that provides equestrian activities for people with disabilities. Pegasus relies on approximately 140 volunteers per week to operate their programs. The government currently provides less than half of the funds necessary to operate Pegasus.
Get along and support this fantastic organisation.
Program of Events
[ 28 May 2014 to 1 June 2014. ]
The Street Theatre will be featuring the out of the ordinary production ‘White Rabbit, Red Rabbit’ between the 28th of May and 1st of June.
‘An unnerving comedy of human freedom that defies national boundaries, censorship… and description.
Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour’s audacious theatrical experiment will come as a shock — not least to the performer [...]
[ 29 May 2014; 7:00 pm; ]
short::seasons Spring 2014 viewing is coming.
The short film festival focuses on showcasing the work of filmmakers from the Canberra Region. It is non-competitive and showcases local filmmakers.
Entry is free (Under 15s must be with an adult)
When: 29th May
Where: National Film and Sound Archive, ACTON
[ 29 May 2014; 5:30 pm; ]
There is no denying the fact that social media is here to stay. With Facebook boasting in excess of 1.9 billion monthly active users, Twitter with over 255 million monthly active users and Instagram with over 150 million active users, it is impossible to ignore. The problem is, businesses are often left scratching their heads [...]
[ 31 May 2014; 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] Conservation Council World Environment Day Dinner 2014
Imagine a spectacular setting, sipping a glass of champagne overlooking a sunset panoramic view of Canberra, Lake Burley Griffin and beyond, enjoying a delicious gourmet meal while calming strings play in the background.
The Conservation Council ACT Region annual fundraising World Environment Day Dinner will be held at the beautifully scenic Arboretum [...]
[ 18 May 2014; ]
It’s time again for Canberra’s canine community to come together and raise funds for RSPCA ACT.
The Million Paws Walk is Canberra’s premiere pet event where animal-lovers can mingle, chat and celebrate their furry friendships. It is a great day of family-friendly fun designed to entertain, inform and educate the community about important animal welfare issues.
[ 16 May 2014; 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. ] Lisa Richards, Folk Nouveau chanteuse writing songs that explore the inner and outer world through a melting pot mix of sounds that include folk, jazz, country and blues. She recently moved home to Australia after a very extended stint in the USA. Appearances in the USA include Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Kerrville [...]
[ 16 May 2014 to 18 May 2014. 21 May 2014 to 24 May 2014. ]
From the 16th to the 24th of May, a cast of extremely talented students at the ANU will be performing the musical Spamalot at the ANU Arts Centre. Brought to life by the student society ANU Interhall Musical Productions, who have previously performed CATS (2013) and Chicago (2011), Spamalot has been an exciting opportunity for [...]
[ 29 May 2014; 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. ] ABC 666′s Genevieve Jacobs will talk with three of the nation’s most compelling experts (Professor Tony McMichael, Professor Barbara Norman and Dr Peter Tait) on an issue that goes directly to the survival of the species.
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report tells us that human-driven climate change poses a unprecedented threat to health and wellbeing, not just [...]
[ 21 May 2014; 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. 24 May 2014; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Looks like there will be some movement on the derelict former school. I guess I’m disappointed to read that the oval, is no longer recognised as an oval – despite the community use. Also a bit sad to read how the oval might be used, if it can be rezoned and partially sold for housing:
[ 10 May 2014; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]
The 2014 Canberra International Music Festival Kingston Foreshore is on this weekend, featuring live music, good food and wine, a variety of market stalls, guest appearances from the Brumbies and entertainment for the kids.
Now in its third year, the festival showcases a wide range of live entertainment with an international flavour.
A huge variety of music [...]
[ 22 May 2014; ]
The Annual Ray White Charity Golf Day is on again with all proceeds going to Camp Quality.
This is a great day on the green for a wonderful cause. The four person Ambrose competition will include light breakfast and lunch, with heaps of prizes given throughout the day.
When: 22 May 2014, 7.30am for a 9.00am shotgun [...]
[ 3 May 2014; 5:00 pm; ]
Varsity Derby League’s Sophomores will be going up against Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows on Saturday 3 May!
The bout will also introduce Capital Carnage, our men’s roller derby team, in a special five-on-five short game before the main game.
Doors open at 5 pm at Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong.
Tickets are $10 at the door, and children under [...]
[ 11 May 2014; ] I heard once that Canberra has one of the highest participation rates for recreational running. I don’t know if that’s true but those of us who do lace on our sneakers for regular runs will already know about the Mother’s Day Classic fun run.
It’s a fund raiser for breast cancer research (you’ll see lots of [...]
[ 4 May 2014; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] The annual Collector Village Pumpkin Festival is here again to celebrate the arrival of another harvest season.
On Sunday 4th May thousands of people will flock to the tiny village of Collector for this community-run celebration of food, family, fun and of course – pumpkins!
Bask in the glory of the best pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, pumpkin [...]
[ 24 May 2014; 7:30 pm; ] The ANU Choral Society (SCUNA) presents “JUBILATE DEO”
The Gabrielis and Monteverdi, with Josquin, a Giovanni or three, and Friends.
Led by new director Andrew Koll, SCUNA will fill St Christopher’s cathedral in Manuka with a grand array of (mostly) renaissance music on Saturday 24 May at 7.30pm.
Be prepared to be lifted high into the vaulted ceilings [...]
[ 30 May 2014 7:30 pm to 1 June 2014 4:00 pm. ] Huge art exhibition and sale…
The annual Radford College Art Exhibition and Sale will run from 30 May – 1 June 2014. Now in its 30th year, this hugely successful exhibition showcases hundreds of creative works across a variety of mediums. Discover and buy quality artwork by talented local and regional artists. Choose from paintings, photographs, [...]
[ 30 April 2014 to 11 May 2014. ] Australian National Capital Artists Inc is hosting its artist-made brooch/pin exhibition. This annual exhibition has been exciting Canberrans since the 2011, and this year looks like it will be a corker.
Opening on Wednesday 30 April at 6pm the exhibition will go until 11 May at the ANCA gallery at 1 Rosevear Place, Dickson.
Participating artists this [...]
[ 9 May 2014 to 18 May 2014. ]
The Canberra International Music Festival is in its 20th year in 2014, once again bringing an eclectic mix of music to our local stages.
This years concert, ‘The Fire and the Rose’ explores the centenary of the commencement of World War I and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII through the works of composers [...]
[ 7 May 2014 to 10 May 2014. ]
The 2014 ANU Medical Revue ‘Caecal Weapon 2: The Rise of Salmonella’ is hitting the stage 7-10 May at the ANU Arts Centre.
Following last year’s ‘Para-Medical Activitiy’, which achieved four Canberra Area Theatre (CAT) nominations and the 2012 show winning the CAT Award for Best Original Work, expectations are high.
The ANU Medical Revue is an [...]
[ 3 May 2014; ]
The Australian Capital Territory qualifying stop of the 2014 Nike x SbA Am Titles will be rolling into Belconnen Skatepark on the 3rd May 2014. ACT skateboarders should not miss this opportunity to claim the State championship title, prize money and an invitation to the Australian Championships.
With over $100,000 in cash, prizes and giveaways on [...]
[ 4 May 2014; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
ACT Landcare will hold the Landcare for Singles Tree Planting day at Jerrabomberra Wetlands on 4th May 2014.
If you’re on the lookout for that special someone, this event is a great opportunity to try a new and unique form of speed dating – Speed planting!
Join in and plant a new tree with a new partner [...]
[ 30 May 2014; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
The Brumbies have announced a date and venue for the 2014 State of the Union Lunch. This annual fundraising event has been held for over a decade with the Brumbies raising money to assist with the development of rugby in the ACT and Southern NSW.
The State of the Union Lunch has become a well-known fixture [...]
[ 30 April 2014 to 3 May 2014. ]
With the buzz around Melbourne Fashion Week and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, one could be forgiven for thinking that Sydney and Melbourne are the places to be if you want to see the future of fashion in Australia.
But those in the know will beg to differ. Here in the nation’s capital we have a burgeoning [...]
[ 2 May 2014; 12:30 pm; ] In Partnership with Aristocrat & The Vikings Group; Vikings Rugby presents:
The Sportsmans Lunch
Friday 2 May 12:30pm
MC: Rupert McCall (Modern Day Poet)
GUESTS: Buck Shelford (Former All Blacks Captain) & Billy Birmingham (The 12th Man)
VENUE: The Auditorium, Erindale Vikings Club
DRESS: Business Attire (No Denim)
TICKETS: $110 per person or $1000 for a table of 10 (includes a 3 [...]
[ 6 May 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Forty five per cent of all young Australian injury deaths are due to road traffic crashes. It’s a persistent and global road safety problem which was first recognised more than 50 years ago.
But rather than asking the same questions and getting the same answers, in this lecture Dr Scott-Parker will explain her innovative approach to [...]