Astonishing service from our friends at Territory and Municipal Services. I posted the following request via the excellent CanberraConnect website on Monday last, 6 May:
Subject: Potentially fatal pigeons under Drakeford Drive
I was wondering whether you could install anti-pigeon-roosting spikes above the bike path in the Drakeford underpass (near Athllon Drive intersection – see map). [...]
Dearly beloved Rioters,
She and I are looking for a wedding venue in Canberra that is cheap, large (100+ guests), and allows own choice of caterer. Nice view, tasteful decor, grand piano, hired muscle not necessary.
Any suggestions? If a marquee is the only option, any ideas where to pitch it?
Idea for an app for public art
An unusual group of musicians and performers have gathered in Canberra to begin three months of preparations for an ambitious, off-beat adventure – a seven-month world tour.
Wayfarers Australia are a choir whose members come from across the country – twenty-five members from eight different towns and cities, as far afield as Alice Springs and Coffs [...]
Cell Block 69′s annual gig at the ANU bar on Friday night was just fantastic. Never been before – best $15 I’ve ever spent on live entertainment – a thumping, nostalgic orgy of camp, pop-rock cabaret. Musically, wonderful. CellBlock 69 are performers of a too-rare variety – thrilled to be there, loving the fans, sweating [...]
What do RiotACT readers think of the apparently increasing numbers of second-hand cars parked jauntily for sale on the verges of Canberra intersections?
On the one hand, one could say ‘live and let live’, it’s no skin off my nose. One might also be quietly cheered at the thought of used car salesmen (who have [...]
What was the thinking behind the proposed new monument commerating the First and Second World Wars? Will the monuments add anything to our ability to remember our fellow citizens’ suffering and sacrifice with appropriate reverence and reflection?
I noticed at the airport recently that two bicycle-mounted Australian Federal Police officers are stationed for long periods of time on the footpath, some distance along from the arrivals exit. They appear to be occupied in preventing cars from pulling in to pick up arriving passengers.
My question is whether it is appropriate for taxpayer-funded police officers [...]
As I type, I’m enjoying one of the 37,000 albums that I have at home thanks to the ACT Public Library.
The Library subscribes to an online goldmine called the Naxos Music Library.
In a nutshell, the Naxos Music Library offers streaming audio access at near-CD quality to the complete catalogues of over 200 labels – the [...]
[ 29 November, 2008; 7:30 pm; 30 November, 2008; 3:00 pm; ] Great Hall, University House, ANU
Saturday 29th November 7.30pm, Sunday 30th November 3.00pm
Wayfarers Australia, directed by Judith Clingan AM, will be presenting the Australian premiere of New Zealand composer David Hamilton’s A CHILD COMES FORTH, together with Benjamin Britten’s A CEREMONY OF CAROLS.
Both works are for soprano and alto voices and harp, and Hamilton specifically [...]