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COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Annual Summer Concert

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 7 December 2014 at 4:00 pm; ] Come and enjoy a program of beautiful music played by COZMO and our Learning Group COZYMO! COZMO will present delightful music from Australian composers Stephen Lalor and Rob Kay, and traditional Italian  and light classical tunes. COZYMO will also delight you with a short program that includes the much-loved Londonderry Air and will join COZMO in a [...]

Community celebrations this weekend for official opening of The RUC at Turner

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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This weekend the Canberra community is invited to celebrate the official ‘birth day’ of The RUC at Turner after the merger of The ACT Rugby Union Club, known as The RUC Barton, with the Canberra North Bowling Club.
The birthday celebrations will take place at the new The RUC at Turner this coming Sunday 30 November.
The [...]

Canberra Custom Knife Show

By 26 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 7 December 2014 at 10:00 am; ] It’s on again, bigger than ever, at the Tharwa Village Hall.

Come and see what the local knifemakers have been up to. See fine handmade knives for sale as well as talk to the makers about their craft. A big focus this year is kitchen knives.

There are more than twenty makers coming from all over. We [...]

Robin Hobb at Harry Hartog Woden

By 24 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 25 November 2014 at 11:30 am; ] Harry Hartog Booksellers Woden will be hosting the incredible Robin Hobb for an appearance in store tomorrow, the 25th of November between 11.30am and 12.30pm. We will have several copies of her back list, and her latest novel Fool’s Assassin available for purchase.

Can’t wait!

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Write for Rights at the Pub – Sunday 30th November

By 24 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 30 November 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Write for Rights is an annual campaign for Amnesty International. More than 2 million letters were written last year, and over 140 countries were involved.

This year, we will be focusing on six important cases. One case is Daniel, a 21 year old student in Venezuela who was arrested on the way home from an anti-government [...]

Macgregor Primary School Fete on today! 3-7 pm

By 22 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 22 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Come over to Macgregor Primary School in West Belconnen and help us celebrate the school’s 40th birthday.

We are holding a massive school fete from 3-7 pm with rides, reptiles, live entertainment, a monster raffle (over 45 prizes!), market stalls, a food court, and heaps more including an art show put on by Macgregor Primary School [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 21 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday November 21st

The Calverts and Mr Fluffy. The Calverts’ story parallels that of Canberra. They came here in the early 60s and built a home and garden that they thought would last a lifetime – then they discovered Mr Fluffy asbestos in the roof. Despite having it cleared years ago, they [...]

This Saturday – Australian MMA Championship Grand Final

By 21 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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BRACE Australia’s Mixed Martial Arts Event Series is excited to announce details of the upcoming event BRACE 31. This Saturday the 22nd of November BRACE hits Canberra for the 2014 Australian MMA Championship Grand Final live from the AIS Arena.
After a year long elimination tournament of Australia’s best MMA Athletes, the Grand Finale has finally [...]

First Round of Major Artists Announced: National Folk Festival!

By 21 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Following a tasty little Six-­Pack Teaser the National Folk Festival is pleased to announce its first major round of artists for the 2015 Festival. They are:
From Canada comes an artist who’s built a name for himself as one of the country’s most revered folk poets and singers -­ David Francey. The Scottish-­born Canadian carpenter-­turned-­songwriter [...]

Calling all Hipsters, Hackers and Hustlers

By 20 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Turn your ideas in to reality! Gather a team of three — a hipster, a hacker and a hustler — and meet us at the ‘Hub in the city’ at 10am Saturday. Put together a stellar pitch and stunning prototype in style.
Come as a team or we can match you up with others. Instructions will [...]

Centenary Flag Project exhibition opened

By 20 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Flags from last year’s Centenary of Canberra have been repurposed into new works of art for the Centenary Flag Project exhibition, which was opened yesterday by Minister for the Arts Joy Burch on behalf of the Chief Minister.
The Centenary Flag Project, one of the key events of the inaugural DESIGN Canberra festival program, is an [...]

Canberra: where wood works

By 19 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Mentioned in the same sentence as sawmills, pulp mills or logging, timber is a lightning rod for controversy. Environmental concerns are inseparable from the way timber is harvested and used, for all the right reasons.
Woodworking designers and craftspeople, by contrast, who have no less dependent a relationship with timber, tend to be regarded generously.
Part of [...]

#ethicalChristmas

By 19 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 5 December 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]

Everybody loves to give, but at Christmas we can end up giving too much of the Earth away. By buying local, eco-friendly, handmade and fair trade goods we can reduce our impact, support positive initiatives, and find good quality, unique gifts that won’t end up in landfill come Boxing Day.

The Canberra Environment Centre will be [...]

When the Dragon Came (2003) – Extract from Meditations in Orange

By 18 November 2014

The next morning, Sunday, is hot and still, almost as an epitaph to the events of the day before. At the depot I wait in the hazy early morning air and smoke a number of cigarettes before the team arrives. Everyone is tired and dirty from the terrifying events of the previous night and all [...]

Blues Piano Night

By 18 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 28 November 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] New Orleans radio station WWOZ has a long-running annual event called Blues Piano Night where many of the finest blues piano players from New Orleans and elsewhere gather for a feast of piano blues. Why should New Orleans have all the fun when we have some pretty fine piano players right here in Canberra?

So it [...]

Reload – Canberra’s First Gaming Bar

By 18 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’m in a bar on Northbourne Avenue drinking an Asahi and trying to operate a plastic guitar.  I’ve watched other people play Guitar Hero but this is my first-time hands on.  I get the hang of strumming while hitting the coloured buttons and it looks like I might be able to save some of my dignity, but [...]

Community Council to consider Light rail, Mr Fluffy

By 17 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 19 November 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Wednesday’s North Canberra Community Council meeting will feature a Capital Metro presentation on light rail, a COTA presentation on elderly persons accommodation and a discussion of the Mr Fluffy buyback scheme. It will also consider ACT electoral boundaries, the proposal to re-zone the area to the east of the Dickson swimming pool, and the proposed [...]

World AIDS Day Free Community BBQ Breakfast

By 17 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 1 December 2014 at 7:00 am; ] Please join us at the World AIDS Day Market on Monday 1 December in Garema Place in the City.  This event will include a free community BBQ breakfast provided by the AIDS Action Council, information and education stalls and entertainment.  The event is designed to raise awareness in the community about issues surrounding HIV and [...]

Movember Market This Saturday

By 17 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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[ 22 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Local food and fashion collaboration, Hustle&Scout and The Forage, will present a Movember charity drive at their final market event for the year this Saturday, 22 November.

To raise awareness and money for men’s health, the twilight market will take gold coin donations upon entry and present a pop-up barber shop for men, with all proceeds [...]

Secure your tickets to Flip Out in the City!

By 14 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Grab your children, grandchildren, parents, and grandparents for a flipping good time this Christmas Season as the Flip Out craze makes its way into the City centre.
Tickets for the event are on sale today, Friday 14 November, at the wallet friendly price of $10 for 20 minutes of springy fun.
Flip Out in the City will [...]

Australasian scientific glassblowers collaborate with Canberra community to support local charity, Toora Women Inc.

By 14 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 14 November 2014 at 9:00 am; ] On Friday 14 November, the Scientific Glassblowing Society of Australia New Zealand (SGSANZ) will host a public benefit auction for Toora Women Inc., a charitable organisation that provides a critical range of services for women in the Canberra region. This free event is open to the public, and includes live and silent auctions as well [...]

Public Talk: Building the world’s biggest telescope

By 13 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 2 December 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) is one of the biggest and most ambitious global scientific projects ever conceived. Once completed, it will enable us to delve further into the Universe than we ever have before.

In this talk, CSIRO astronomer Dr. Lisa Harvey-Smith will kick off our Frontiers of Science Conference on astronomy by describing what [...]

Around the world in a couple of hours

By 13 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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How does one get around the world in just a couple of hours on a lazy Sunday afternoon? I got to see Croatia, Turkey, England, and even Israel! Alas, no I didn’t find a really cheap deal on webjet. I hopped in my car, drove about 10km up the road and visited the world famous [...]

Melba/Spence Neighbourhood Watch AGM

By 12 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 18 November 2014 at 6:30 pm; ] All residents of the Melba/Spence Neighbourhood Watch area are invited to attend the AGM on Tuesday 18th November at 6.30pm at the Belconnen Soccer Club, Cnr Springvale Street and Belconnen Way, Hawker.

When: Tuesday 19th November
Time: 6.30 p.m.
Where: Belconnen Soccer Club, Cnr Springvale Street and Belconnen Way, Hawker.

You are also welcome to join [...]

The human body – the final frontier?

By 12 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 26 November 2014 at 1:00 pm; ] Want to hear about a rainbow band-aid that can diagnose skin cancer and how ecstasy causes brain hypothermia? Come along!

Despite hundreds of years of advances, the highly complex workings of the human body are still largely a mystery. A group of researchers at a new ARC Centre of Excellence are aiming to change all that.

They [...]

Human Graffiti – CD Launch – The Feldons – 22 November @ Smiths

By 11 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 22 November 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] Saturday 22 November at Smiths Alternative, the Feldons will be releasing their third full length album Human Graffiti, 13 songs of original mod, powerpop with a touch of blues and punk. They will be supported by local favourites Raucous Fracas from 8.00pm. $10 door of which a percentage will be donated to Movember.

The Feldons have [...]

Trivia event for romance readers

By 10 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 28 November 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] A trivia night especially for romance readers. Come along and test your knowledge against that of other local romance readers, for an evening full of fun and prizes.

Do you know your rakes from your lairds, your steampunk gadget men from your inter-galactic aliens? Do you have a preference for vampires and shape-shifters, or angels and [...]

2014 ACT and Region Motorcyclist’s ANNUAL TOY RUN

By 10 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Annual Toy Run organised by the Motorcycle Riders Association ACT for over 34 years and this year hosted by Old Parliament House, in support of the Salvation Army.
The Annual Toy Run marks 34 years of fundraising by motorcyclists to raise funds and bring gifts for the charities of Canberra to aid those less fortunate [...]

Macbeth – Bell Shakespeare Schools Festival (Review)

By 10 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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“The best way to understand and appreciate a Shakespeare play is to perform it.”  With this philosophy in mind, Bell Shakespeare invited schools across Canberra to participate in its inaugural Schools Festival.  Rather than just studying Macbeth in the classroom, the selected schools were challenged to perform it at The Playhouse at the Canberra Theatre [...]

Dylan Hekimian – BATTLE (Official Music Video)

By 9 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

At just 20 years of age Dylan Hekimian is a multi-award winning artist. Voted as Best Youth Artist and Best Live Performer for 2013 at the ACT music awards MAMAs. Dylan’s innovative style of guitar playing and percussion has to be seen to be believed. Overlay this with soulful lyricism and beautiful melodies and you [...]

Mondayitis Cabaret is on Monday 10th November 2014!

By 9 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 10 November 2014 at 6:30 pm; ] Mondayitis Cabaret is a night filled with Burlesque, circus, comedy and so much more!

Monday 10th November 2014 is the next show and the theme is: NERDLESQUE!

So get your geek on and join us for a night of fun and frivolity!

Showcasing some of the best local artists at the beautiful Abbey, located in Nichols with all [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 7 November 2014
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday November 7th

Stoush in Gundaroo – the tale of one village and two plans for the future. The dilemma of development and how debates about planning can very quickly get personal (Adrienne Francis)
Jeremy Hanson – the ACT Liberals leader confirms Canberra light rail will stop in its tracks if he’s [...]

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