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Local band SAFIA up for a Channel V Award

By 1 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra has, like any other city, a fierce pride among its citizens. I often find myself at parties or in clubs with people from other cities desperately defending it, clinging onto credibility as only someone who truly appreciates Canberra for the art-wealthy city that it is. Explaining that no, it’s not boring, yes we can [...]

National Museum of Australia (1/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Part 9)

By 30 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many people have reported the same [...]

Flip Out these school holidays

By 30 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As school holidays kick off this week, there’s plenty for parents and children to love about Hume indoor trampoline arena Flip Out.
With giant trampolines, foam pits and no age restrictions, Flip Out Hume’s Meredith Hetherington says the bright green, 1800 square metre facility is the perfect way to keep kids entertained, healthy and active over [...]

Drop Bears Sighted on Mt Ainslie

By 29 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi All

Just letting you know my short story set in Canberra about tourists discovering drop bears on Mt Ainslie is about to be taken off my site due to space constraints:
http://www.capitalyarns.com.au/mtainslie-dropbears-cards/
The premise of my site is that social media users request three items and I write them a story set in Canberra. This particular story [...]

School Holiday Guide Spring 2014

By 27 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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And so it is time once again for school holidays. Love it or loathe it, there’s no escaping it!
Here are a few ideas from us on how to keep the kids entertained during the break. What are your favourite activities the keep the kids occupied? Any hidden treasures we should know about? [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 26 September 2014
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday September 26th

BINKSIN – Chris Kimball sits down with the new chief of the Australian Defence Forces, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin to talk about fighting terrorism in ME and at home, sex scandals, future proofing Australian defence.
Where’s My Park – disabled parking – some advocates say that too many people [...]

Open Mic @ the Front

By 26 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It’s Tuesday night in Lyneham and I’m at The Front trying to concentrate on a novelisation of Doctor Who adventure Inferno (it’s part of the permanent library at The Front and I’ve been reading it in installments).  But my mind keeps wandering back to the notes I’ve written for myself: “sky whale, lance armstrong, justin [...]

What’s on this (long) weekend? 27th and 29th September 2014

By 26 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Jump up and down, it’s a long weekend! Not only do we have three days off but it’s Spring and forecast for some pretty gorgeous weather – hoorah!
We’ve got a few activities that might be of interest.
Firstly, from some of our team:
Samara Gentle is heading to Nightfest and with all the romantic lighting, it’s [...]

Most romantic restaurants in Canberra for your anniversary date

By 26 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Got an anniversary coming up with your beloved? Want to go somewhere romantic with good food? It’s easy to go with the tried and true Canberra restaurants like Aubergine or Sage, although I suggest skipping the traditional choices and go for something a tad different, yet still romantic.
The key is to keep it understated while [...]

Opening tomorrow at the National Archives in Canberra: The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2014

By 25 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 26 September 2014 9:00 am to 9 November 2014 5:00 pm. ] From tomorrow, Canberrans can see nature through the eyes of the artist with the winning and highly commended artworks from The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2014 at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra.

This prestigious exhibition, on show for a limited time, is an annual favourite at the Archives, the only venue outside Adelaide to [...]

Taking the kids to Floriade

By 24 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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My eldest daughter loves Floriade. I think it’s the rainbow of colour than wins her heart. This year, I am already being asked when we can go, so I thought I would look at what’s on for kids before heading out so that I can make an informed decision about when to go.
As school holidays [...]

Community film screening for ‘Be Kind to Animals Week’

By 24 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

‘Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home’ is an award-winning documentary on the personal journeys of several people brought up in traditional farming culture. Their stories reveal the complex web of social and economic forces at play in modern society. Rare footage and honest interviews provide insight into the lives of farmers and farmed animals, and causes [...]

Love your local Environment Centre

By 24 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Love your local Environment Centre
- Dan Kelly does! -
It’s that time again; the Canberra Environment Centre is holding its annual fundraising event, but this year with a twist, and a cocktail.
Chris Endrey, beloved host of In Canberra Tonight, will sit down with David Pope (cartoonist for the Canberra Times); Shane Rattenbury (ACT Greens member for [...]

$720,000 funding for arts projects

By 23 September 2014

Minister for the Arts Joy Burch today announced that a visual artist mentorship program, a contemporary pop band, and a dance theatre group are among the 49 successful applicants who will share in arts funding worth $720,000.
“The ACT Government is extremely pleased to have been able to increase the number of projects being funded for [...]

Call for entries – CIT School Stars Band Competition

By 23 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ]

The 9th annual ‘School Stars Band Competition’ is now calling for entries from high school and college students in the ACT and surrounding NSW region.

This year’s event will be held 30 October 6-10pm at CIT Music Industry Centre, Woden Campus.

Hosted by the CIT Music Industry Centre, the competition offers young Canberra musicians a fantastic opportunity [...]

National Museum of Australia (2/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Part 10)

By 23 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many people have reported the same [...]

Johnny Rieger Band with John McNamara

By 23 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

GERMAN BLUES CHALLENGE WINNERS the Johnny Rieger Band will be appearing with Melbourne Blues Challenge Winner – John McNamara at The Harmonie German Club on Thursday 2nd October 2014 at 8pm. FREE ENTRY!
Described as “The New Generation of Blues” The Johnny Rieger Band have played over 300 concerts in the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Austria [...]

Fundraising dinner to save orangutans

By 23 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 21 September 2014 at 10:00 pm; ]

There are revolutionary changes in food coming our way, which have the potential to halve the footprint of global agriculture, while doubling the supply of food and providing enough renewable fuel to run the world’s transport system. Could this restore around half of the world’s vanished forests, grasslands and other key biomass? Is this food [...]

Pocket Fox Spring Single Launch – It’s gonna be festive!!

By 23 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 26 September 2014 at 7:00 pm; ]

Pocket Fox have a new spring in their step! Join the local folk-pop darlings in an evening that celebrates their new single, Heartsong. The launch will take place in the foyer of The Street Theatre. Pocket Fox will headline the evening, featuring performances from The Canberra Swing Katz (local dance troupe), music from The Burley Griffin, and poetry [...]

National Film and Sound Archives – Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Part 8)

By 23 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many people have reported the same [...]

Meg Corson performs at MIC Night

By 22 September 2014

[ 25 September 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] From ‘Idea of North’ fame, let this Canberra local serenade and soothe you with her jazzy renditions.

Featuring full band: Trevor Coleman, Greg Scott, James Luke and Mark Sutton.

When: Thursday 25 September 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Where: CIT Music Industry Centre, CIT Woden – Cnr of Ainsworth st & Hindmarsh Dr Phillip

All Tickets: $15 available at the door.

AIAA Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night

By 22 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 8 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ] To celebrate World Space Week 2014, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents:

2014 AIAA Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night

The United Nations declared World Space Week to celebrate space and commemorate the 1957 launch of Sputnik 1 and the 1967 signing of the Outer Space Treaty. 2014 also marks 50 years since the [...]

Hustle&Scout Markets Expand to Airport and Beyond

By 22 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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As the Hustle&Scout markets celebrate their first birthday this weekend, they will also be celebrating a change in location. For the first time, the event will be held not at New Acton, but in an aeroplane hangar in Fairburn.

The twilight markets have proved a much-loved attraction for Canberrans, gaining popularity with each seasonal instalment. So [...]

In-Person-8 – Impro ACT (Review)

By 22 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Whenever I told someone the theme for this improvised show the response was usually a mix of surprise and horror.  “Well, you see, in the first half a group of improvisers study eight audience members and then in the second half they pretend to be them, improvising a short play.”  Jaws would drop and eyes [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 19 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday September 19th

On Our Watch – Children are often the hidden victims of domestic violence and a new campaign calls for everyone to get involved and to speak up.
Islam is Inside Me – three Canberra children talk about their faith in Islam and in Australia.
Pass the Parcel – [...]

James Southwell doing it for the love

By 19 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I caught up with Melbourne based musician James Southwell, we talk fame, influences and preparing to record.
What was the first song you learnt how to sing and play as a kid?
Dammit Blink 182. I remember standing in my bedroom in front of my mirror with my stereo blaring the song, as I was playing along. [...]

Grooming, Deportment and Etiquette courses – Victoria’s Models

By 19 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 18 September 2014 at 11:00 am; ] Victoria’s Model is Canberra’s longest established modelling agency.

Victoria’s Models offers courses for all ages to improve life skills, self confidence and presentation, as well as training for the modelling industry. The experience and professionalism of our trainers ensures you will receive the best possible advice and gain the knowledge necessary to succeed in modelling, or [...]

What’s on this weekend? 20th and 21st September 2014

By 19 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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With Floriade in full swing and predictions for some pretty cracking weather for the Capital, we’ve got a few suggestions for weekend activities.
Add your own tips in the comments.
From our team:
Amy Birchall is off to Floriade on Saturday for one of Emma McMahon’s cake decorating demonstrations
Heather Lansdowne is going to check out the Roller [...]

The Mandarin Code: it’s not about fruit

By 19 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Mandarin Code is the latest offering from seasoned political journalists Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann. A follow-up to their previous novel The Marmalade Files, the Mandarin Code has been developed into a TV series.
It’s clear from the start that the authors know Canberra – the novel opens on the discovery of the body of [...]

Tigers set for monumental clash

By 18 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 20 September 2014 at 2:30 pm; ] It’s probably the biggest match in the history of the Cooma Tigers. This weekend the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football League Champions lock horns with their New South Wales counterparts in a huge National Premier Leagues Finals match. The first National Premier Leagues Finals match to be played in Canberra is shaping up to be [...]

Nuclear Reprogramming: past, present and prospects – Public Talk, Sir John Gurdon

By 17 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 27 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ]
It sounds like the stuff of science fiction but changing one kind of cell to act like another is nothing new. In fact, in some of the first experiments of their kind, our next public speaker Sir John Gurdon was able to do just that more than fifty years ago.

This work with frogs was later [...]

Trivia Night – Communities@Work

By 17 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 11 October 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] When: Saturday  11 October 2014. 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
Where: The LAKE VIEW Room Tuggeranong Community  Centre 245 Cowlishaw St, GREENWAY ACT
Why: To raise much needed funds for the Communities @ Work social programs.
How: $20 per person – includes hot and cold snacks, drink, tea and coffee.

You can even purchase a variety of delicious mocktails.

Plenty of [...]

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