[ 31 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Australia’s premier alt-country guitarist Bill Chambers is both a master of delicate picking on Dobro or Lap Steel and a demon on slide. His albums of mostly original music include the ARIA nominated Sleeping With The Blues, Frozen Ground and his most recent, Drifting South.
Catherine Britt has a voice which instantly gets your attention. She has [...]
[ 25 May 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
New and expectant parents of multiples are invited to attend a free information session to learn more about life with multiple birth children. The New and Expectant Parents Information Session is a service provided by the Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association and topics include the unique features of pregnancy, birth and feeding multiples.
The next session [...]
This weekend’s highlights include a Tintin adventure night, a Raiders home game and a chance to explore the solar system at Mount Stromlo Observatory’s May public night.
1. Lurch & Chief at Transit Bar
Melbourne stoner-swirl jam-psych band Lurch & Chief return to Canberra in support of their sophomore EP Breathe, which was written and recorded at [...]
[ 22 May 2015 to 25 May 2015. ]
Seeking to move and actively engage audiences on human rights issues, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will return to Canberra as part of its national tour this year with an impressive line up of film highlights from its festival program.
The Festival will open in Canberra on 22 May with Australian documentary I [...]
[ 23 May 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Foodies are in for a treat as Ainslie Parties at the Shops celebrates local produce, dines on international cuisine, and crowns Canberra’s best baker.
Ainslie Shops has long been home to some of Canberra’s finest and most popular pubs and restaurants, and on Saturday 23 May from 10am-4pm, the businesses of Ainslie will join forces for [...]
For Canberra freelance photographer Sean Davey, the secret to taking a good photograph doesn’t lie in nailing technical aspects such as exposure or composition, but rather in developing good relationships.
“Photography means constantly dealing with people. If you’re good with people, you’ll be a good photographer. So much of photography is personal interaction and making people [...]
[ 27 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Please join us for the launch of Turning Point by Don Aitkin. The book will be launched by Professor Satendra Nandan.
In 1977, Angus & Robertson, then the grandfather of Australian publishers, brought out a novel by a young professor at Macquarie University, Don Aitkin, well known as a political scientist, an election-night and political commentator [...]
[ 3 June 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Canberra business MarkWadie.com will present a screening of the documentary The Mask You Live In at Dendy Cinemas on Wednesday 3 June at 6pm.
This community event is a proactive catalyst for awareness and action tackling issues such as male violence, addictions, depression and suicide.
The film is a documentary examining masculinity in our modern world, questioning how our [...]
Want to transform Belconnen Arts Centre into the creative hub of North West Canberra?
The Belconnen Arts Centre has received funding of $8000 from Creative Partnerships Australia, which is dependent on Belconnen Arts Centre separately raising $8000. Essentially every donation you make as part of this Pozible campaign will be doubled.
If you donate ten dollars – that [...]
The FASHFEST runway shows are over for another year, and what a year it has been!
Starting with the model castings, the announcement of the two faces of FASHFEST and the change of venue, this has been a time of growth and experimentation for the annual event.
The convention centre welcomed us through the doors from Wednesday [...]
[ 15 April 2015 10:00 am to 1 September 2015 5:00 pm. ]
Geoscience Australia is on the look-out for photos with rock-star qualities, with entries now open for the 2015 Top GeoShot photographic competition.
The theme for this year’s competition is “Rock Stars”. Entry to the Top GeoShot competition is open to all members of the Australian public and we encourage everyone to start taking photos that capture [...]
[ 19 May 2015 at 8:15 pm; ] Deputy Chief Minister Simon Corbell will address the North Canberra Community Council on Tuesday 19 May 2015.
Minister Corbell will discuss Canberra’s progress toward sustainability, including renewable energy policies, energy efficiency policies and the Capital Metro project.
The Community Council has asked the Deputy Chief Minister to respond to the following questions:
How does the Government plan to meet [...]
[ 16 May 2015 to 17 May 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Kambah, Kaleen, Banks, Belconnen, Isaacs, Franklin, Theodore, Jerrabomberra, Gordon, Hughes, Monash, Forde, Chisholm, Queanbeyan and Watson. Happy Friday!
Saturday 16 May
20 Mackay Crescent Kambah
7.30am to 11am
Kitchen ware, white goods, furniture, children’s furniture, exercise equipment, cook books, sports gear and more. View items.
14 Deacon Close Chisholm
7.30am to 12.30pm
Shelves, furniture, Lego, toys, [...]
[ 16 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 23 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 30 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 6 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 13 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 20 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 27 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]
For the first time in its 15-year history, Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s Messengers program is offering free Saturday workshops for young people (aged 13 to 18).
From Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s media release:
Artists Houl, Smalls, Polly and Sayan & Libby team up to present Bringing the Streets to Tuggeranong Arts Centre on Saturday afternoons in May and June.
[ 21 May 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Danny Bensley was a RAW Comedy crowd member and winner of the participation award in Year Three mathematics. He has since bumbled through his life with little to no idea of what the hell he is doing. What whacky adventure he gets himself into next?
Supported by Wunderkinder; Simon Bower, Bill Benson, Andrew Bensley and James [...]
FASHFEST is back and bigger than ever, kicking off for its third year last night.
Unlike previous years where the four-night event was held at the Canberra International Airport, this year guests are being treated to an extravagant experience at the National Convention Centre. The foyer and catwalk space are decked out with gossamer curtains, multiple [...]
[ 16 May 2015 to 17 May 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include Fashfest, Transit Bar’s ninth birthday celebrations and an x-rated science night for adults at Questacon. What are your plans?
1. Fashfest, Wednesday 13 May to Saturday 16 May
Canberra’s largest annual red carpet fashion event, Fashfest, kicked off earlier this week and continues until Saturday evening. This year, over 30 fashion designers will launch [...]
[ 22 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; 23 May 2015 at 5:30 pm; 24 May 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]
Carl Rafferty has assembled a cast of fabulous tenors, and they’re going to take you on a thrilling journey through all of the great songs that make tenors the most popular and exciting of all singers. You’ll hear these fantastic singers in wonderful acoustic and beautiful setting of Canberra’s historic Albert Hall. You’ll be thrilled [...]
[ 23 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
The BRACE 2015 Australian MMA Championship continues in the nation’s capital on Saturday 23 May.
Live from the AIS Arena, BRACE will bring a night of explosive mixed martial arts action. Secure your tickets now for a night of dynamic sports entertainment and you will witness Australia’s best fighters battle it out in the cage.
BRACE 34 [...]
In February I shared my experience attending the 2015 Fashfest model casting. At the time, I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to be selected. To my surprise, I received an email two weeks later, congratulating me on being selected from over 300 hopefuls as a 2015 Fashfest model.
With Fashfest kicking off this week, here’s a [...]
If a day of free beauty pampering, gourmet food tasting, live music, dance and cycling events plus entertainment for the kids sounds good, then we have a great event for you!
This Mother’s Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community!
Event: Mother’s Day on the shareway
Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street to Akuna [...]
[ 13 May 2015 at 11:00 am; 14 May 2015 at 11:45 am; ] The President of the Law Society of the ACT, Martin Hockridge, has today announced free advice sessions on wills and powers of attorney that will be run as part of ACT Law Week.
“Many people either don’t realise how important it is to have a will, or they think they can leave it until later,” said [...]
[ 9 May 2015 to 10 May 2015. ]
This weekend’s highlights include Mother’s Day festivities (if you’re still looking for somewhere to treat Mum, our Mother’s Day guide has you covered), a Raiders home game and the final performances of Le Noir – The Dark Side of Cirque at the Canberra Theatre Centre.
As always, let us know what else is happening in Canberra over [...]
[ 17 May 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
The Mighty Bluzicians was formed when some of the best rock & blues musicians in Canberra came together 12 years ago with a dedication to musicianship & love of blues. Feel the passion of Rick Bamford – guitar, slide and vocals, Dean Edgecombe – bass guitar and vocals, Gavin “Larry Spoons” Kelly – drums, percussion [...]
[ 9 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]
Community Brainstorming session, Saturday 9 May
Tuggeranong Action Group (TAG) is a new grassroots organisation established to advocate and represent the interests of the Tuggeranong Valley. We are proud to live in Tuggeranong, and aim to get locals more actively involved in the decisions affecting our community.
Last fortnight, TAG held two public information sessions to tell [...]
[ 31 May 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]
Introducing Warren Miller’s highly anticipated 65th ski and snowboard film. Take a journey with Warren Miller to the deepest of destinations, from beneath the blankets of powder in Niseko, Japan to the top of Greece’s Mount Olympus, and the edge of Alaska’s Chugach.
Showing one night only on Sunday 31 May at 5.00pm, Warren Miller’s ‘No Turning [...]
[ 14 March 2015 7:30 pm to 8 May 2015 9:30 pm. ]
Come and preview Agatha Christie’s Spider Web put on by the talented Tempo Theatre to raise funds for Communities@Work Social Programs. There will be refreshments and raffles with fabulous prizes. Tickets are $35 each. We look forward to seeing you there.
If you can’t join us on the 14th, you can still catch the show from [...]
[ 10 May 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
This Mother’s Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community.
Event: Mother’s Day on the shareway
Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street to Akuna Street
When: Sunday 10 May 2015
Time: 11 am until 3 pm
Make this Mother’s Day one to remember at a fun-filled street festival for all mothers, and those who love them, with entertainment and activities [...]
[ 7 May 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] This presentation by Bryan Furnass is hosted by the Frank Fenner Foundation – all are welcome.
Almost all climate scientists are convinced that the main cause of global heating and climate disruption is the prodigious combustion of hydrocarbons over the past century, with anthropogenic pollution with greenhouse gases causing grave threats to biodiversity, food security and [...]
[ 27 April 2015 6:00 pm to 2 May 2015 6:00 pm. ] Chorus of Women is presenting a five-day Festival for Peace featuring music, public forums, conversations, a one-day workshop hosted by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom on the theme ‘Women’s Power to Stop War, storytelling for children, schools events, displays and more.
The festival is inspired by over 1200 women from 12 warring [...]
[ 5 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] The next Tuggeranong Community Council general meeting will be held on Tuesday 5 May 2015. Guest speakers will include:
Lynette Marsh from the Asbestos Task Force who will speak on the impact of asbestos in homes in Canberra
Tristan Yeats from GHD will talk on the latest plans for Ashley Drive.
The meeting will commence at 7.30pm and will [...]
This week’s road trip suggestion is only an hour from Civic (and of course closer for southside residents), which means you’ll have more time to relax and enjoy the surroundings or suggested activities.
Driving through the southern suburbs of Canberra, and out into the national parks, you’ll find the Corin Forest Mountain Retreat, located at 1268 Corin Road [...]