Cassidy Richens has the kind of voice that’ll bring you delicate ballads, rowdy pub songs and all those Irish favourites you didn’t know you knew, delivered by a band with the ease and power that comes from playing together for ten years to audiences across Australia:
Sandy Gibbney plays the fiddle
Peter Richens plays guitar, banjo and [...]
[ 29 August 2015 at 7:00 am; 30 August 2015 at 8:00 am; ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Harrison, Red Hill, Ngunnawal, Kambah, Wanniassa and Curtin. Happy Friday!
Saturday 29 August
12 Cruikshank Street
7am to 4pm
Wide range of household items.
20 Derrima Road Queanbeyan
8am to 11am
Furniture, puzzles, bric-a-brac. Will be cancelled if raining.
5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
8am to 12pm
Toys, clothes, books, DVDs, clothing, kitchenware, games, sports gear, linen, bags, baby [...]
Award winning blues divas Marisa Quigley and Ali Penney are set to take the stage as Ali accompanies Marisa for another fabulous Keller Sessions night. The pair have played together numerous times, including Bruthen Blues, Broadbeach and both of Quigley’s solo album launches in Melbourne.
Marisa has been described as “possibly the blackest white woman since [...]
[ 17 September 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Robert Drewe, Australian author of the prize-winning memoirs The Shark Net and Montebello, presents a lecture exploring the complexity of writing a memoir.
He will explore the literary, personal and public issues involved in writing this increasingly popular and often misunderstood art form.
Drewe grew up on the West Australian coast, the setting for his memoirs. His novels, short stories [...]
[ 6 October 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]
In the world of science fiction, nanotechnology is often shown as swarms of micro-machines that act without the need for human supervision. Much like their biological counterparts, these imagined devices even sometimes possess their own intelligence.
In this talk, Dr Amanda Barnard will take us through the latest advances in nanotechnology and answer the fantastic question: [...]
[ 29 August 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]
Fiona Boyes plays deep Blues, influenced by a myriad of traditional regional styles, her mostly original repertoire is like a Blues travelogue. She has carved an international reputation as a blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter.
Winner of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis & nominated for 4 successive USA Blues Music Awards, she was the first [...]
[ 29 August 2015 to 30 August 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include a LEGO exhibition, the ADFA open day and free ice cream in Garema Place. What are your plans?
1. Journey of a Curator with Dr Deborah Hart
Join Deborah Hart, a senior curator at the National Gallery of Australia, as she takes you behind the scenes and reveals her passion for curating and [...]
[ 2 September 2015 at 9:00 am; 3 September 2015 at 9:00 am; ]
Meet your local ministers and have your say on local issues at the ACT Government’s pop-up cabinet in Woden next week.
The Woden pop-up cabinet is the first of several that will take place at town centres across Canberra in coming months.
In addition to the pop-up cabinet, there will also be opportunities to engage with ministers [...]
[ 4 October 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
The Living Green Festival is turning five!
Come along to the Albert Hall on Sunday 4 October from 10-4pm and experience a kinder shade of green.
There will be over 80 food and market stalls selling plant-based foods as well as sustainable, fair trade and cruelty-free products and services. Plus live entertainment, workshops, talks on environmental, animal [...]
[ 20 September 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
Long John plays its originals and blues catalogue favourites, throwing in some Bob Dylan, JJ Cale, and Tim Buckley for good measure!
Long John’s groove loving John Stockdill (drums), John Coates (bass) and John Van Buuren (guitar/vocals) got together, wrote tunes and played the blues in their own way.
Enjoy an afternoon of funk, shuffle, ferocious boogies, [...]
Experience the ANU Interhall Productions rendition of one of the most thrilling shows in musical theatre, Miss Saigon.
Set in the Vietnam War, the musical is emotionally stirring portraying a heartbreaking story of suffering, loss and love.
Alain Boublil and Claude-Michael Schönberg (creators of Les Miserables) bring Puccini’s Madama Butterfly to the modern world in [...]
[ 10 September 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
A modern Blues act, Dreamboogie’s repertoire is imbued with the classic tunes of Bessie Smith 1930s through to the Chess recordings of the 1950s.
Dreamboogie – Rebecca Davey (vocals), Sam Buckley (guitar), Connor O’Neill (bass) and Robert B Dillon (drums) – won the 2011 MBAS Blues Performer of the year, and rated #1 on the National [...]
[ 27 August 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
I am the Chair of the Canberra Public Transport Alliance, and a past Chair of the Combined Community Councils Transport Working Group. I am concerned with the way the ACT Government is handling the light rail issue.
I do not believe ACT voters have been given any opportunity to collectively vote on whether they want a [...]
[ 9 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
Senator Nova Peris discusses the achievements and mentoring of her great uncle, Big Bill Neidjie, a Gagudju elder, with one of Big Bill’s final collaborators, photographer Mark Lang, and John Paul Janke from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
In association with Aboriginal Studies Press and AIATSIS
When: Wednesday 9 September 2015
[ 19 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
Did you know that every night nearly 2,000 Canberrans are homeless?!We have formed a team, the Communities@Work Sleeping Beauties to participate in the Canberra Community Sleepout on October 16th. To help us reach our fundraising target, we’re holding a Trivia Night. All funds raised for the Community Sleepout are shared between Communities@Work and St Vincent de [...]
[ 28 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Josh Earl is an award winning comedian, cake enthusiast and host of TV show Spicks and Specks. As a solo artist he now sports nine sold out festival seasons and is a favourite with festival audiences all over the country.
As well as hosting Spicks and Specks he also wrote for it and has appeared all [...]
[ 18 September 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
Canberra Cat Fix is holding a trivia night as its first major fundraiser on 18 September.
The organisation raises funds to offer low-income families a way to desex their cat in an affordable way. This will provide financial assistance to struggling households, reduce the number of unwanted kittens, alleviate pressure from our local animal shelters and potentially prevent the number of [...]
[ 22 August 2015; ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Spence, Kaleen, Gowrie, Wanniassa and Queanbeyan. Happy Friday!
Saturday 22 August
UC High School, Baldwin Drive Kaleen
8am to 1pm
Toys, books, jewellery, sunglasses, clothes, shoes, kitchen and household items.
117 Maribyrnong Avenue Kaleen
8am to 2pm
Ladies clothing (sizes 10-14), shoes, handbags, accessories, knitwear, dresses, jeans, workwear. Brands include Sussans, Wombat, TS 14+, Lucy in [...]
Singer Mike Lang and producer duo, Daniel and Josh Pinkerton, have won the chance to feature in the national Mind Body Business advertising campaign.
Lang and the Pinkerton brothers collaborated to create the electronic song ‘Revolution in You,’ which took out the top prize over dozens of entries from across Australia.
Film production house Blue Clay Creatives [...]
[ 22 August 2015 at 10:00 am; 23 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Are YOU Canberra’s best pinball player?
The inaugural ACT Pinball Championship is coming up this weekend at Exhibition Park In Canberra (EPIC).
Qualifying commences Saturday week (22nd of August) from 10:00am and continues until 4:00pm. The top 2 highest scoring players on each of the 12 qualifying pinball machines will go through to the finals the next [...]
[ 22 August 2015 to 23 August 2015. ] This weekend is a great one for Canberra’s space nerds, comedy buffs and fans of Latin American film. What are your plans? Let us know in the comments below.
1. An evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson at Llewellyn Hall
Cashed up cosmic nerds, this is really happening. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is in Canberra this Sunday evening at [...]
[ 1 September 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Ever felt the sting of public shaming on social media? Jon Ronson has.
Head to the National Library on Tuesday 1 September as Ronson talks about his latest book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. Inspired by the theft of his identity through a fake Twitter account, Ronson interviewed individuals involved in high-profile cases of online public shaming.
[ 22 August 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Born in Canberra but toured internationally, Owen Campbell returns with a diverse range of artists to give shelter to orphans in Indonesia.
Art for Charity is an arts and music event hosted at Canberra’s Polish Club this weekend. It covers a broad spectrum of art ranging from poetry to blues, and techno to short documentary films, [...]
[ 1 September 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] This two-hour workshop will provide the participant with the tools and knowledge to take their blues guitar playing to the next level.
The workshop will be a relaxed, informal discussion of blues music and guitar playing and will cover the following topics:
Chords, scales, chord progressions and arpeggios used in blues music
Techniques for squeezing the most amount [...]
The Canberra Academy of Chess runs junior chess clubs in Woden and Belconnen, as an opportunity for students to further their knowledge in chess and participate in tournaments during the school term.
The Canberra Academy of Chess is still taking enrolments for both clubs. 2015 term dates and details are below.
Belconnen Junior Chess Club
Term 3: 21st July – 22nd September
[ 27 August 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Professor Mick Dodson AM delivers the 2015 Kenneth Myer lecture on a topic close to his heart. Drawing on his years of community and government engagement, Mick Dodson will offer his thoughts on creating social change and solidarity for our country. Includes refreshments.
When: Thursday 27 August 2015
Where: National Library of Australia, Theatre
Tickets and more information: http://www.nla.gov.au/node/8022 or 02 6262 1271
[ 21 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
The Blues Preachers – Brother John on guitar, banjo and vocals, and Captain Bluetongue on harmonica, mountain dulcimer and vocals – will take you to another place and time, somewhere between 1920 and 1940.
Their music paints a landscape of pre-war struggle and determination with sounds reminiscent of the Deep South. They will make you want [...]
[ 5 November 2015 to 15 November 2015. ]
The Canberra International Film Festival returns to Canberra in November with grassroots focus on films hand-picked by local experts. It also has a new home at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
From the media release:
The festival will be curated by volunteer film enthusiasts who specialise in local, Indigenous, Asian, education and documentary genres, [...]
[ 16 August 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
The 2015 Year 11 and 12 music students from Narrabundah College delivers its music with much skill and enthusiasm. This band of 11 seasoned musicians, who all picked up their instruments not long after they started walking, will be shaking it up as it hosts the August Jam!
When: Sunday 16 August 2015
Where: Harmonie German Club
[ 14 August 2015 to 6 September 2015. ]
A renowned pastelist, Amanda McLean has worked extensively in the Canberra region. Her recent focus has been landscapes and seascapes of southern NSW, and studies of Lake Burley Griffin. Her work very successfully captures the moods of the country and climate, while her capacity to portray the transition from water to sky creates a beautiful [...]