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Make-A-Wish winter wonderland gala dinner

By 7 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 18 July 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
The Make-A-Wish Australia Canberra Branch presents the Winter Wonderland Gala Dinner on Saturday 18 July.
Please join us for a great evening so we can raise funds to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Tickets are $135 and includes a three-course meal, one bottle of red and white wine per table, auctions, lucky door prizes, [...]

Vice City Players present the inaugural ACT Pinball Championship

By 7 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 22 August 2015 10:00 am to 23 August 2015 4:00 pm. ]

Vice City Players warmly welcome all to the inaugural ACT Pinball Championship. It’s gonna be cold outside but the competition inside will be hot!

This bash will run over two days in August (22 and 23 August), as part of the Big Boys Toys event at Exhibition Park, Lyneham, ACT.

This event will be APL and IFPA [...]

A night of story in song – Aine Tyrrell and Mick Daley

By 7 July 2015
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[ 30 July 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

I would like to tell you the story of these two troubadours of contemporary folk.

One grew up in court of Irish music royalty, her father being a well-known traditional song-man who taught her the power of words combined with music as an avenue for social change. But as the young are want to do, she [...]

Win a double pass to Tim Rogers this Thursday night

By 7 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 9 July 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

With a career now motoring along in its third unique decade, TIM ROGERS remarkable resume encompasses the world of music, film, television and stage. See him perform all the best hits at the Canberra Theatre Centre, one night only, 9 JULY.

As the frontman of You Am I, one of the essential Australian rock n’ roll [...]

Pre-audition workshops for 2016 circus degree

By 6 July 2015
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[ 18 July 2015; ] ­­­

The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) is putting the call out to Canberrans with a background in physical training and the dream of a professional career in performing.
NICA offers Australia’s only Bachelor of Circus Arts, which is a three-year university degree conducted at its Melbourne campus. Ahead of the auditions for the 2016 course [...]

Stepping Up ceramics market place

By 6 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 12 July 2015 at 11:00 am; ]

The three-day Australian Ceramics Triennale will bring some of the world’s best ceramicists to Canberra this week, flooding the city with 35 exhibitions across various locations.

As a part of the Triennale, Canberrans will also have the opportunity to purchase ceramics from more than 30 ceramicists this Sunday.

Dedicated entirely to high-end ceramics, the market place will [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (4th and 5th July 2015)

By 3 July 2015
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[ 4 July 2015 to 5 July 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Aranda, Phillip, Kingston, Dunlop, Ngunnawal, Casey, Monash and Wright. Happy Friday!
Saturday 4 July
35 Port Jackson Circuit Phillip
7am to 2pm
Must sell.  Quality Books, TV, fridge, household items, kitchen items, beds. LP records and lots more.
15 Max Jacobs Avenue Wright
8am to 1pm
Furniture, study table, cooking appliances, paintings, cushions, sheep skins and [...]

Canberra to host premier international ceramics event

By 2 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 9 July 2015 to 11 July 2015. ]

Canberra has been selected for a three-day premier ceramics event that will bring national and international luminaries and cutting-edge ceramicists to the capital from across Australia and around the world, including from Canada, France, India, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States.

It is the second time the ACT will host The Australian Ceramics Triennale, to be [...]

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (4 and 5 July 2015)

By 2 July 2015
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[ 4 July 2015 to 5 July 2015. ] How do you plan to spend this weekend? There’s plenty on in Canberra to keep you busy over the next few days, including the Westside Sunday markets, a ping pong jam and Bungendore’s first made by hand markets.

1. Westside Sunday markets
The Sunday markets are on again at Westside shipping container village from 10am this Sunday [...]

Paulie Bignell & the Thornbury Two at Harmonie German Club

By 1 July 2015
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[ 3 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Paulie is well known around Australia for his work with The Detonators. A band he formed over 12 years ago, that has covered every corner of this wide brown land.

Forming, touring, running, recording and playing in bands since his early teens, he has never let up. His drive and determination getting him through the ups [...]

Why are so many of Canberra’s public memorials out of sight, out of mind?

By 1 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Over the years I have wondered about the placement of public art and memorials in and around the parliamentary zone. Here are three stories.
A couple of months ago the winner of the Immigration Place design competition was announced. The information available online (including the above image) suggests it will be an intriguing installation. The jury did [...]

Free sausage sizzle tomorrow at Belconnen Community Service open day

By 30 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 1 July 2015 at 11:00 am; ]

There is such thing as a free lunch, northsiders. Come and meet Belconnen Community Service program managers and staff at tomorrow’s open day, and you’ll also get to enjoy a free sausage sizzle.

When: Wednesday 1 July 2015
Time: 11am to 2pm
Where: Social Bean Cafe, ACT Health Building, 56 Lathlain Street Belconnen
More info: http://www.bcsact.com.au/

A shot & a beer – Stand up comedy and live podcast

By 30 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 9 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Half stand-up show, half live podcast recording, A Shot & A Beer is back for the second month with the celebrated and hilarious talent, Jen Carnovale.

Look at this quote from ‘Funny Women’ (UK) if you need more convincing:
‘Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, (Jen) had perfect timing and confident, deadpan delivery.’ Funny [...]

Mick Gentleman to discuss future planning at TCC general meeting

By 29 June 2015
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[ 7 July 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

Just a quick note to advise Tuggeranong residents that ACT Planning Minister, Mick Gentleman, will be guest speaker at the next Tuggeranong Community Council general meeting on Tuesday 7 July. Mick will talk on future planning in the ACT.

The meeting will be held in the upstairs formal dining room at the Southern Cross Club in [...]

The CherryPickers to host July Pro Blues and Roots Jam

By 26 June 2015
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[ 5 July 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

Comprising some of the finest talent on the local scene, The CherryPickers return to Blues and Roots Central to host the July Pro Blues and Roots Jam.

The Cherries combine the monster bass grooves of John Coates, John Van Buuren on searing guitar, outstanding percussion work from Jon Jones and the powerful dynamic vocals of Monica [...]

Wicked winter holiday drama workshop for 7-12 year olds

By 26 June 2015
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[ 13 July 2015 to 17 July 2015. 13 July 2015 to 17 July 2015. ]

As the fog and frost sweep across Canberra and the days grow shorter, we are plunged into formidable and freezing season of winter…

But never fear! Canberra Youth Theatre’s WICKED WINTER Holiday Workshops are open for enrolment this July, celebrating the two sides that accompany every story!

Bringing together a group of up to 16 young people, two [...]

Drama workshops with Canberra Youth Theatre – Semester 2

By 25 June 2015
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Have fun, be creative, be innovative!!!
Unleash the wilds of your imagination on to the stage with Canberra Youth Theatre’s acting ensemble workshop program.
Through theatre games, theatresports and acting exercises during weekly workshops, develop, extend and strengthen fundamental skills in improvisation, voice, movement, characterisation, storytelling and theatre making in a variety of styles and structures.
Workshops on [...]

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (27 and 28 June 2015)

By 25 June 2015
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[ 27 June 2015 to 28 June 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include a CBR Brave double header, a pop-up demolition dance party and Canberra City Band’s 90th anniversary spectacular. What are your plans?

1. Cosplay on Ice 2015
Attention Cosplayers: Cosplay on Ice is returning this Sunday. There will be a cosplay parade from 12.30pm, followed by a discounted one-hour skate session at Skate in [...]

Celebrate the revamped Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres

By 24 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 10 July 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

To celebrate the renovated spaces and our renewed focus on cutting-edge artistic programming, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres is gearing up to host a massive, multi-arts extravaganza in the newly renovated Ainslie Arts Centre, curated by our newly appointed Creative Producers Adelaide Rief and Mark Henshaw.

Held from 6pm till late on 10 July, the multi-arts [...]

Learn to play mandolin!

By 22 June 2015
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Have you ever wanted to learn to play mandolin? Now is the time to enrol in Capital of Australia Youth Mandolinata’s (COZYMO) learning group programs for semester 2 2015.
Canberra’s COZMO Ensemble runs weekly, semester-length programs under the banner ‘COZYMO’ – Capital of Australia ‘Youth’ Mandolinata.
These Semester-length programs offer you a great opportunity to begin or to [...]

Kyle Wilkins new EP and music video – free download

By 22 June 2015

KP Records is proud to present the debut EP from talented Canberran Kyle Wilkins, one of the finest new MCs coming up through the local ranks.
Titled “The Fight For Christ” his 4 track EP is available now as a free stream, free download or free CD.
To celebrate the release we also have a brand new music video [...]

Communities@Work needs your warm winter clothes!

By 19 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 26 June 2015; ]

Do you have spare blankets, sleeping bags, jumpers, scarves, beanies and gloves that you don’t need?

Allhomes and Communities@Work are taking to the streets next Friday 26 June to collect donated winter gear from participating businesses around Canberra.

You can help keep the most vulnerable members of our community warm by donating any spare blankets, sleeping bags, jumpers, [...]

The Blues Shack plays Ali Penney

By 19 June 2015
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[ 22 June 2015 at 9:00 pm; ]

The Blues Shack presented by Ray Reid plays the very best in Australian Blues Music every Monday night from 9pm to 11pm.

Now Ray is coming all the way from Port Phillip Radio in Mornington Peninsula Victoria to do a live to air broadcast with Ali Penney down in The Keller Room.

There will also be performances [...]

Costa Georgiadis in Canberra for Canberra’s Backyard Heroes

By 19 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 2 July 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Big personality of the gardening world, Costa Georgiadis, is dropping in on Canberra once again for the Canberra Environment Centre’s Backyard Heroes.

The event is on July 2nd and is a casual panel-style event at the Food Coop Shop and Cafe, hosted by Costa. It’s an opportunity to meet and uncover the everyday Canberrans engaging in innovative [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (20th and 21st June 2015)

By 19 June 2015
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[ 20 June 2015 to 21 June 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Dickson, Red Hill, Calwell, Griffith, Wanniassa, Wright and Holt. Happy Friday!
Saturday 20 June
52 Beagle Street Red Hill
7am to 1pm
Come along this Saturday to grab a bargain! Most items are BRAND NEW clearance stock from an online baby store. Lots of brand new parenting items including maternity clothes, hamper fillers, toys, [...]

Mind the Gap charity fundraising night

By 18 June 2015
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[ 20 June 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
This week’s Local Leader and 2015 ACT Volunteer of the Year Sophie Hope has sent through the following info about a charity fundraising event she has organised for this Saturday night:

As part of my volunteering , I have organised a charity event which is on this Saturday night! It is called ‘Mind the Gap’ and [...]

If you love fungi and horse racing then this lunch is for you!

By 18 June 2015

[ 5 July 2015 at 12:30 pm; ] Thoroughbred Park has teamed up with 3seeds Chef Andrew Haskins to present a truffle lunch with a difference on Sunday 5 July.  A four-course truffle inspired luncheon prepared by Andrew and the talented catering team at Thoroughbred Park showcasing local growers Black Truffles of Canberra as well as a race day will keep even the [...]

Review – Photography at ANCA in Dickson

By 18 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The current exhibition at ANCA in Dickson presents two photographic artists whose works have direct links back to the 1970s American colour photography. The two artists in the ANCA exhibition are Cathy Laudenbach and Adam Mann.
The theme of this joint exhibition is ‘Longing’ — quoting the few words available online:
Working individually the artists explore the idea [...]

Canberra City Band 90th anniversary spectacular!

By 18 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 27 June 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

If you haven’t heard the Canberra City Band play then you are really missing a great time. Live music is the best and these musicians are fantastic! Canberra City Band has four ensembles that range from the award winning Canberra City Concert Band to the John Agnew Band development/leisure band for those returning to music [...]

17 things to do in Canberra this weekend (20th and 21st June 2015)

By 18 June 2015
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[ 20 June 2015 to 21 June 2015. ] It’s been a bit of a dreary week in Canberra, but it looks like we might get a small reprieve from the wet weather over the weekend.

If not, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep you amused over the next few days, including the inaugural winter glass markets at Canberra Glassworks, a kimchi-making workshop at [...]

Backbeat Drivers host June Blues Jam at Harmonie German Club

By 16 June 2015
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[ 21 June 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

Backbeat Drivers is one of Australia’s most original blues/R&B acts, with Steve Hartnett on Vocals Harmonica and Guitar, Mike Hardy on Guitar and backing vocals, Ben Connelly on Bass and backing vocals and David “Doc” Rennie on drums.

The band is a local legend in Canberra and our longest continually gigging blues band, playing originals, as [...]

Rattenbury heads lineup at next North Canberra Community Council meeting

By 15 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 16 June 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Shane Rattenbury (Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Justice, Sport and Recreation; Minister Assisting the Chief Minister on Transport Reform) will present to the North Canberra Community Council meeting on 16 June.

Steve Doszpot (Shadow Minister for Education and Training, Sport and Recreation, Ageing and ICT) will also make a brief presentation.

The Economic Development Directorate will [...]

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