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Acting for the fun of it with Peter Wilkins

By 27 February 2015
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Long-time Canberra theatre teacher Peter Wilkins is running a series of acting courses throughout 2015.
Acting for the Fun of it courses

Acting for the Fun of it
Sunday February 15 – Sunday March 29
A course for beginners. Build confidence. Learn a variety of performance skills. Meet friends.
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Sunday May 10 – Sunday June 10
Practical performance [...]

Gwyn Ashton at the Harmonie German Club, Fri 13 March

By 27 February 2015
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[ 13 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Multi-instrumentalist Gwyn Ashton is an eclectic live performer blending roots, blues, alternative and ethnic music, fusing them together with alternate-tuned electro-acoustic instruments such as Weissenborn lap slide, National resonators, 12-string and electric guitars with a kick drum, blues harp along with loopers and fuzz boxes to complete his sonic palette.

He is a master of the [...]

‘In the Spirit of Banjo’ Tim the Yowie Man book launch

By 27 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 2 March 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

“Water plunges 40 metres off the cliff top with so much gusto that the morning sun rising upstream creates a rainbow through the water spray. It reaches from one side of the falls to the other. Overhead, a lone wedge-tailed eagle, flirting on the updrafts, is dwarfed by the gaping gorge that opens up like [...]

Canberra’s Chloe Granger off to Miss Teen Galaxy national finals

By 27 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Aspiring Canberra model Chloe Granger will travel to the Gold Coast at the end of next month to represent New South Wales at the national Miss Teen Galaxy Australia finals. The 18-year-old has her sights set on winning the pageant and competing in the Miss Teen Galaxy international finals to be held in the United [...]

What’s on this weekend? 28th Feb and 1st March

By 27 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 27 February 2015 to 1 March 2015. ]

Canberrans really are spoiled for choice this weekend, with The Canberra Show, Enlighten and the Night Noodle Markets all opening today.

Enlighten / Night Noodle Markets

Culture and creativity illuminate the capital during Enlighten as the Parliamentary Triangle is transformed into a vibrant hub of activity featuring free entertainment including street artists and musical performances. The festival [...]

Canberra musical on its way to Melbourne

By 26 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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After finishing college, most Canberra kids face the challenging decision to either head to university or start an entry-level position in the local career factory that is the public service.
For Alex Moffat, neither of these options seemed appealing. So, after enjoying a gap year in 2014, he set himself on a path to creative fulfilment [...]

Old Timey made new again

By 25 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 27 February 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Pretty frocks and pinstriped suits will fill the RUC Turner Bowling Club this Friday night for the third Old Timey Music Revue.

The night will open with Dr Leo Joseph, Canberra’s finest exponent of N’awlins piano classics.

Next up will be local dixie-punk-jazz outfit Moochers Inc.  Fresh from performing at Queensland’s Woodford Folk Festival, Moochers Inc has established a reputation as one [...]

Anzac centenary commemorated through the arts

By 23 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja has today announced over $80,000 in funding for two arts and culture projects as part of the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund Public Grants Program.
From the media release:
The ACT’s Centenary of Anzac commemorations received a boost today with Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja today announcing [...]

Ocean Film Festival Australia

By 20 February 2015
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[ 21 March 2015 at 7:00 pm; 22 March 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

Designed to mesmerise and enthral, the Ocean Film Festival Australia showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface.

This carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who [...]

What’s on this weekend? 21st and 22nd February

By 20 February 2015
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We’re in for a warm and sunny weekend, with temperatures expected to reach 29 degrees on Saturday and 31 on Sunday. Perfect weather for a swim down at Manuka pool, I reckon.
Don’t forget that you can also send us your suggestions for RiotACT’s weekend guide and calendar by creating an account and submitting a post.
Here’s what’s [...]

The two fresh faces of FASHFEST

By 19 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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FASHFEST has announced that this year they will put forward not one, but two Faces of FASHFEST. In contrast to previous years, the organisers have chosen two young and relatively inexperienced models, 17-year-old Dickson College student Hannah Clare McKenzie and 21-year-old University of Canberra Student Ken Scruton.

The first Face of FASHFEST, Anneliese Seubert, was 39 [...]

Opera by Candlelight 2015

By 18 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 20 February 2015 6:00 pm to 22 February 2015 6:00 pm. ]

Late notice I know but here is a reminder that Opera by Candlelight is on again this weekend (20, 21, 22 February) at Albert Hall.

Saturday night is sold out but there are still tickets available for Friday 20th  and Sunday 22nd Feb.

When: Performances on Friday 20 February and Sunday 22 February
Where: Albert Hall

For more information [...]

Time to fight like a knight!

By 18 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 1 March 2015; ] The Canberra chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism invites Canberrans to pick up a sword and fight like a knight as they learn the arts of medieval warfare in this full speed, full contact pursuit over an 8 week “Foundations of Combat” course commencing on 1 March.

Enter into contests of skill at arms with [...]

Local leaders – Ché Baker and Dallas Bland (Blue World Order)

By 18 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Local filmmakers Ché Baker (pictured right) and Dallas Bland (pictured left) believe that Canberra has the potential to become one of Australia’s most sought-after filming destinations.
The pair are currently filming their debut full-length feature film, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi flick titled Blue World Order, on location in Canberra. They hope to use the film to help [...]

Geoff Achison at the Harmonie German Club 8 pm Friday 27 Feb

By 17 February 2015
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[ 27 February 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Red hot blues & soul from one of Australia’s most respected guitar troubadours, Melbourne blues/roots artist Geoff Achison.

Geoff released his first solo album Big Machine in 1994. In 1995 Geoff represented the MBAS in Memphis, USA winning the Albert King Award and scoring an endorsement deal with Gibson Guitars and has since toured the US, [...]

A day at the 2015 National Multicultural Festival

By 16 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Every year I mark the National Multicultural Festival in my calendar, making sure I make no other social plans. Canberra’s Multicultural Festival sees most of the Canberra City streets blocked off and lined with stall after stall of food, drinks and information of every nationality you can think of; from Poland to Italy, Macedonia and [...]

Bell Shakespeare’s As You Like It

By 14 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 7 April 2015 to 18 April 2015. ]
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for love?
As You Like It is an adventure of the heart, a journey through a forest of poetry (and lions), and a tale of a love so grand all the rules are broken to win the heart of a boy. Passionate and disarming, As You Like It – one of Shakespeare’s [...]

What’s on this weekend? 14th and 15th February

By 13 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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If you have paraskevidekatriaphobia, you’re probably looking forward to the weekend more than the rest of us (it’s a long-winded term that describes an irrational fear of Friday the 13th). Today is the first of three Black Fridays we’ll see this year – the second is in March and the third in November.
But on to the weekend. Between [...]

Questacon lights up for Enlighten

By 12 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 27 February 2015 to 4 March 2015. ]
Culture and creativity will once again illuminate our capital during Enlighten between 27 February and 7 March.
Questacon will offer a range of fun-filled events for all ages, luminous landscapes and free entertainment that are sure to excite and intrigue the mind!
The whole family will enjoy Swamp Juice; a unique and entertaining adventure about life in [...]

Your guide to the National Multicultural Festival

By 12 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 13 February 2015 to 15 February 2015. ]

Whether you’re interested in gorging your way across the world’s myriad of cuisines, embracing your heritage or learning more about the precious diverse cultures of other communities, this weekend’s 2015 National Multicultural Festival has something for people of all ages, tastes and interests.

The FREE three-day festival, which kicks off tomorrow afternoon (Friday 13 February), is [...]

Groovin the ANU, 20 February

By 11 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 20 February 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Coming up at the ANU Bar on Friday 20 February: The Feldons, Loud SO Clear, Kitten Hurricane and Capes.

Doors open 8pm, beers are cheap and entry is free.

Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s 2015 Shell Prom Concert: A Touch of Tartan

By 10 February 2015
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[ 14 February 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

This Valentine’s Day thousands of Canberrans will take their picnic baskets and their loved ones to the lawns of Government House as the Canberra Symphony Orchestra invokes the intoxicating music of the British Isles in the 33rd Shell Prom Concert.

Held in conjunction with the National Multicultural Festival, the concert program, themed A Touch of Tartan, [...]

What’s on in Canberra this Valentine’s Day

By 9 February 2015
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[ 14 February 2015; ]

Whether you’re coupled up or flying solo, there’s plenty to do in Canberra this Valentine’s Day. Why not try one of the following, or let us know what you’re planning to do in the comments!

Lifeline Book Fair
9am – 5pm Sat 14 February
Budawang Building, Exhibition Park, Flemington Road, Mitchell

For all the book lovers out there, check [...]

An evening with fantasy author Joe Abercrombie

By 6 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 16 February 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Join Harry Hartog Booksellers (Westfield Woden) for an evening with acclaimed author JOE ABERCROMBIE, who will be joining us at 6.30pm on Monday 16 February to celebrate the release of Half the World, second in the Shattered Sea series.To meet this incredible wordsmith, known for his fantasy masterpiece The First Law series, please RSVP to woden@harryhartog.com.au, (02) [...]

What’s on this weekend? 7th and 8th February 2015

By 6 February 2015
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Hey there, Friday. Good to see you. We’re in for a warm and sunny weekend in Canberra, with temperatures in the low thirties predicted for both Saturday and Sunday.
Here’s what the RiotACT team is up to this weekend…
Emily Morris is off to the Grease Sing-a-long at the Openair Cinema tonight.
Lisa Martin is heading to the first [...]

Introduction to harmony singing for women

By 4 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 12 February 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] Canberra Harmony, Canberra’s newest women’s barbershop choir, will be running a four-week taster course on Thursdays 7-9:00pm starting Thursday 12th February at the Belconnen Raiders Club.

Come and learning some fun songs in four-part harmony then perform them with us for your family and friends. Cost: $35.

Email cleaveranita@gmail.com for more information and to book a place.

When: [...]

Canberrans urged to light a candle for death row prisoners in Indonesia

By 4 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 5 February 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Canberra residents will light candles in solidarity with at least 64 people who are on death row in Indonesia for drug smuggling offences on Thursday night (5 February).

“Amnesty International is a worldwide movement that opposes the death penalty in any circumstance, for any person,” ACT community organiser Bede Carmody said.

“We invite Canberra residents to the [...]

Public talk: A fly on the wall – solving crime with fly poo

By 3 February 2015
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[ 3 March 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

It sounds like something out of CSI but these days the common blowfly is helping investigators to fight crime in more ways than one. Everything from helping to establish time since death to providing human DNA at the crime scene, the common blowfly is providing the missing clues to modern crimes.

As part of our Science [...]

Inside the 2015 Fashfest model casting

By 2 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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When the call went out for last year’s Fashfest model casting day, I told myself I was going to go. I was teaching myself to be a yes-woman at the time and had talked myself into trying something that I ordinarily wouldn’t do … and didn’t end up going. So this year when the call [...]

Queanbeyan Relay for Life, 21-22 February

By 2 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 21 February 2015 9:15 am to 22 February 2015 10:00 am. ]
Help to celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer in the Queanbeyan City community by donating or participating in Queanbeyan’s Relay for Life event this month.
Organisers are encouraging all local community members and businesses to get involved and hit the track during the 24-hour event.
From the event organisers:

Relay For Life is a chance for communities to [...]

Language walk and community celebrations, 21 February

By 1 February 2015
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[ 21 February 2015 at 10:30 am; ] This event brings together people from different communities to raise awareness of the value of all languages, especially endangered languages, in a multilingual and multicultural context.

This is the second year that the Canberra-based International Mother Language Movement (IMLM) has organised this event. Over 300 people attended in 2014.

The walk will cross Commonwealth Bridge and end [...]

Cub Callaway, The Feldons and After Hollywood, 31 January

By 30 January 2015
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[ 31 January 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Cub Callaway (Ex Saints, Ed Kuepper band, Coupe Deville) will be launching their latest record, Fall Of The Empire this Saturday (31 January) at Smiths Alternative.

Joining Cub on stage will be John Hoey (Died Pretty) and Phil Hall (Lime Spiders) plus Alex Ross and Zika Vuletic.

Supported by local modrockers the Feldons and up and comers [...]

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