Food and Wine week is set to spice up Floriade 2014, inviting visitors to spoil their tastebuds with a delicious menu of demonstrations and events – all for free!
From 22-28 September, visitors to Australia’s biggest celebration of spring can sip on some of the capital region’s most prestigious wines, explore the science behind our tastebuds [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday August 22nd
DAVID EASTMAN – The Supreme Court decision is handed down mid afternoon – Chris Kimball is at the court.
NORTHBOURNE FLATS – Iconic entry to Canberra with housing commission flats along the central route to the city – flats set for demolition. Heritage architects say no – but does anyone [...]
There is a new music series beginning at Smiths Alternative. It’s called Sunday Siren Series. It’s on the 3rd Sunday of each month. The series is the brain child of songwriter Lisa Richards and Smith’s co-owner Meryl Hinge. At every show, Lisa will be joined on stage by 2 local women singer songwriters. “We will sit on stage together [...]
As we approach our penultimate Winter weekend, there is plenty going on in the Capital.
Suggestions from some of our team:
Amy Birchall is indulging her not-so-inner nerd to see astronaut Chris Hadfield speak at Llewellyn Hall for National Science week on Sunday 24th of August
Josh Mulrine is taking his daughter along to the Geoscience [...]
The Importance of Being Earnest can feel like fairy floss: sweet, yes, but when you start to pull it apart it becomes insubstantial. The play is an outright farce and this production by the State Theatre Company of South Australia emphasises the intrinsic silliness of the story. But if this is a farce, it is [...]
[ 28 August 2014; 7:30 pm; 29 August 2014; 7:30 pm; 30 August 2014; 7:30 pm; ]
Come and join us in the Underground…
The Canberra Youth Theatre Teen and Senior Ensembles have been bringing their considerable talents to bear for STUDIO UNDERGROUND – a secret theatre experience where you only find out what you are seeing when you arrive at the theatre! How many times do we dismiss an interesting looking show [...]
[ 12 September 2014; 7:00 pm; 13 September 2014; 2:00 pm; 7:00 pm; 14 September 2014; 1:00 pm; ]
A new locally produced show is coming to the Belconnen Community Centre in September. Little Red is a cautionary tale based on the familiar ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. A funny and dark tale involving a lying wolf, a deceived girl and an unexpected path.
The show incorporates circus skills such as acrobatics, aerial skills [...]
The ACT Debating Union (ACTDU) is the largest organiser of schools debating in the ACT. A volunteer run organisation that aims to promote debating, public speaking and analytical skills to students in the ACT.
This year ACTDU is running two new exciting competitions! They will both involve two full days of debating over concurrent weekends, held [...]
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 [...]
[ 16 September 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] A public lecture by Professor Anthony Elliott, Director of the Hawke Research Institute and Research Professor of Sociology, University of South Australia.
From cosmetic surgery to self-help manuals, psychotherapy to life coaching, career design to corporate re-brandings: ours is the era of ‘reinvention’. In this provocative public lecture, acclaimed sociologist Professor Anthony Elliott assesses the spread [...]
Could a Kandinsky painting protect that expensive bottle of red wine you have stashed downstairs? That’s the question posed by a yarn I wrote in Feburary. The request was for a short story set in Canberra featuring:
Painting by Kandinsky + Bottle of Grange Hermitage + A Chainsaw
My yarns stay up for around six months, [...]
Courtney Love brings a whole new level of cool to the Capital on Saturday night when her first solo tour of Australia hits the UC Refectory.
Once described as the most controversial woman in the history of rock, Love’s artistic career has weathered human tragedy, varying public opinion and battles with her own personal demons. Through [...]
[ 19 August 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
The August 2014 Public Forum for the Belconnen Community Council will be held at:
7.30pm, Tuesday 19 August 2014 in the
Community Room above the Belconnen Library
Chandler Street, Belconnen
Representatives from the Community Services Directorate and the Economic Development Directorate will discuss the Omnibus Territory Plan Variation sites, especially those in Belconnen at Kaleen (former bocce club) and [...]
Freudian Slit, Shazaram, Penelope Asterisk, Bubble O’Kill, Behemoth Rhapsody and Berry Bad take a moment away from teaching science to pose for the camera. Photo supplied by Canberra Roller Derby League.
If you’ve been dragged to Questacon as the involuntary guardian of a screaming child you’ve also probably wished that children weren’t allowed in. A little [...]
Sparrow-Folk have a follow up song to their viral hit Ruin Your Day: a hilarious song on sexual politics called Grumpy Little Manny.
If there first song got you talking, this will leave you speechless and WARNING it does contain mature content so you might want to play it away from the kids. Check out their brand new [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday August 15th
Asbestos House – A family suit up to go back into their Mr Fluffy house to rescue objects prior to demolition. They think the Government should have acted sooner.
Away with the Firies – 7.30 and Chris Kimball travel with ACT’s fire service for a round the clock experience.
Ranamok ran [...]
The Australia Israel Cultural Exchange (AICE) is teaming with Palace Cinemas to present the AICE Israeli Film Festival. The Festival comes to Canberra 19th-31st August, showing at Palace Electric Cinema in New Acton.
The festival includes a range of films from rollicking comedies to sensitive dramas, from riveting, political documentaries to hot-blooded romance. Now [...]
[ 20 August 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] The August meeting of the North Canberra Community Council will consider Dickson intersection improvements, an ‘omnibus’ Territory Plan Variation that will affect several sites including the former Downer School and the Cape Street Centre, and a proposal to build a car park on the wooded area adjacent to the Dickson swimming pool.
All interested north Canberra [...]
After all the sun we’ve had, a bit of a rainy weekend won’t be so bad (I’ll keep telling myself that). In preparation, we’ve got a few things around town where you should keep dry-ish.
From our team:
Heather Lansdowne is heading for Portabello Road @ Old Bus Depot Markets, Sunday 17th August. She also suggests St [...]
Note – this week I outsourced our review to one of our team. As a Vegan, I figured Jess was far better place to make judgement on good vegie food than me. Thanks Jess! Canfan
Dickson is basically vegetarian heaven. The restaurant choices are Kingsland, Au Lac and My Rainbow Dreams, and neighbouring Braddon [...]
Hot on the heels of its seventh season’s opening double-header, Canberra Roller Derby League’s second event on the 16th of August promises to be a continuation of the league’s exciting and unpredictable home team play. The first double-header saw upsets in both bouts, with last season’s second place Brindabelters going down to wooden spooners the Surly Griffins, and two-time champions the [...]
[ 17 August 2014; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]
Canberra cheerleaders will battle it out at the ACT Regional Cheerleading Competition at Tuggeranong Basketball Stadium on August 17, with high-energy routines, a good dose of glitter and a whole lot of pizzazz.
In its third year, the competition continues to grow, with coordinator Leanne Shea Langdown expecting close to 400 athletes aged from three years [...]
[ 16 August 2014; 6:00 pm; ]
Thanks to Canberra’s VICE CITY PLAYERS, it’s your shot at qualifying for wildcard entry into the Australian Pinball Championship being held at PINFEST in Caves Beach, Newcastle on 27 & 28 September 2014.
Here’s what you need to know;
When: 6PM Saturday August 16
Who: Open to all comers!
Cost: $25 entry (inc pizza) 16 and under FREE with [...]
It was just the other day I was chatting to an old friend, over beer of course, reminiscing of the fun events we used to have in Canberra. The V8 Supercars was the first to stir up passion before the conversation flew towards the hilariously entertaining Birdman Rally.
It didn’t take long before we were YouTube-ing [...]
Featuring Danish guest director Bo Holten
Marking the final stage of a four year cycle based on the elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire, The Song Company celebrate the heat and raw passion of FIRE and the music that expresses it, in their latest program Vocal Fireworks.
As part of their 30th Anniversary celebrations, Australia’s [...]
[ 13 September 2014; 8:00 pm; ]
Red Bull Flying Bach is coming to Canberra in September following sell out shows in Sydney and Melbourne in 2013.
Removing boundaries between classical and urban art, Flying Bach fuse the music of 18th Century composer Johann Sabastian Bach with explosive moves thanks to world champion breakdance crew, Flying Steps who formed in 1993.
Red Bull Flying [...]
[ 12 October 2014; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Have you heard the 2014 Living Green Festival is back for its fourth year at the Albert Hall on Sunday 12 October from 10-4pm!
As Canberra’s only vegan festival we support a tagline of a kinder shade of green for the planet, humans and other animals. The festival is a whole day of fun for all ages [...]
My latest Canberra Capital Yarn was a result of a request by Ian Warden, curator of The Canberra Times’ Gang Gang column. He asked for me write a short story which included three particularly unusual things.
Nicholas Milton + Gang-Gang cockatoos + Petri Pitkanen
Perhaps not surprisingly, the resulting yarn explores what the Canberra Brave may [...]
[ 16 August 2014 to 24 August 2014. ]
National Science Week in the ACT will launch amidst fire and ice at the Shine Dome on the 14th of August, starting a week-long celebration of science.
Now in its 17th year, National Science Week is Australia’s largest festival offering over 1,300 events around the country reaching more than 1.4 million people throughout the week.
[ 23 August 2014; 7:30 pm; ]
It’s time to shake off your winter blues & join in the fun at our annual Winter Blues Party.
Our headline act is Liza Ohlback Band from Sydney – Liza on vocals, Eric Rasmussen on guitar & Greg Ohlback on drums with special guest, Ali Penney on keys. This 2013 Triple Chain Awards Winner for [...]