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The Ellis Collective to Launch New Album

By 2 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
The Ellis Collective to Launch New Album

Following the success of their first album, Triple J Unearthed winners The Ellis Collective will return to The Street Theatre to launch their latest album, Carry. A patchwork of emotion that recounts the sadness, sickness, love and indecision that weaves its way through the fabric of everyday Australian life, The Ellis Collective are on stage [...]

Lake George- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Part 5)

By 2 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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 [...]

Power Kart Raceway – Grand opening day 6th September 2014

By 2 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Power Kart Raceway - Grand opening day 6th September 2014

The first of its kind in the Canberra region, Power Kart Raceway is a fully Indoor Electric Go Kart Centre. Offering Canberrans of all skill levels a chance to experience motorsports at an entry level.
Many V8 drivers including both Robert Dahlgren and Scott McLaughlin begun their foray into racing at an early age through competitive [...]

Fringe Festival producer announced

By 1 September 2014

Local artist Chenoeh Miller will be the producer of the 2015 fringe festival, to be held in conjunction with the National Multicultural Festival, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch said today.
Ms Miller was chosen by an independent panel of peers after Ms Burch called for expressions of interest in the role in July.
“I congratulate Chenoeh [...]

Studio Underground – Canberra Youth Theatre (Review)

By 1 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Studio Underground - Canberra Youth Theatre (Review)

Appropriately enough for a night of secret theatre when I got my ticket I was also given a password that would grant me entrance to the performance: “poke, email, tweet.”  So of course when I showed up and the clipboard-touting woman guarding the entrance asked me for my password, I replied: “Dangermouse.”
While Dangermouse is an [...]

Double pass to see 360 on Wednesday night

By 1 September 2014

We’ve got a double pass to see 360 at the University of Canberra on Wednesday 3rd of September.
To enter, tell us the name of his latest album in the comments section below.
We’ll let the winner know tomorrow morning.

The ANU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition final

By 1 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 17 September 2014; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] An 80,000 word research project would take nine hours to present. Their time limit… three minutes!

Join us for an evening of education and entertainment.

Come along to ANU for an hour and see a snapshot of the amazing research projects that are being conducted on the campus by PhD students.

When: Wednesday 17 September 6.30-7.30pm
Where: Manning Clark [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 29 August 2014
7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight's program

7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday August 29th

HEART ATTACK TERRITORY – Canberra fares badly in a recent report putting us ahead of the national average when it comes to heart disease. Certain southern regions of the ACT did especially poorly – although the reasons are perhaps a little more complicated and a little less alarming than [...]

What’s on this weekend? 30th and 31st August 2014

By 29 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
What's on this weekend?  30th and 31st August 2014

As Winter draws to a close and we look to the blossoms with the hope of warmer weather and longer days, two days remain to get through that final push to Spring. The fact that they both form a weekend makes it all the sweeter.
A few recommendations from the RiotACT team to start with:
John [...]

CRDL’s Third double header – 20 September

By 28 August 2014

The CRDL home season is rolling on with unstoppable force, with the third double header of the season, and the last before the final, set to take place on the 20th of September. This home season is continuing to prove that in derby, anything can happen, with a complete reversal of last season’s standings. Last [...]

Cub Calloway, The Feldons & the Crossbones @ Smiths

By 28 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Cub Calloway, The Feldons & the Crossbones @ Smiths

[ 12 September 2014; 8:00 pm; ]

A night of rock and roll for you at Smiths Alternative.

Cub Calloway (ex Saints), modrockers the Feldons and rockabilly kings the Crossbones are teaming up to give you a night of solid, joyous, old school rock and roll.

See you there…

When: Friday 12 September
Time: 8.00pm
Where: Smiths Alternative, 76 Alinga street

Tickets $10 at the door.

Zombies, Cryptographers, Skywhale…what’s your favourite?

By 27 August 2014
Zombies, Cryptographers, Skywhale...what's your favourite?

Hi All
As per my previous posts on RiotAct, I run a little website called Capital Yarns. I invite social media users to nominate three items, and I then write a bespoke short story featuring all three, set in Canberra. The idea began when I created bedtime stories for my two daughters based on three items [...]

Ladies, come and try dragon boating

By 27 August 2014

[ 6 September 2014; 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. 11 October 2014; 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. ] Come and try the fast-growing sport of dragon boating! Females from teenagers to over fifties are invited to join Diamond Phoenix for a fun paddle on Lake Burley Griffin. Try something new, improve your health and fitness, and make new friends in a supportive environment that caters for the social to the competitive paddler.

Bring: water [...]

The Wharf Revue is back and OPEN FOR BUSINESS

By 27 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
The Wharf Revue is back and OPEN FOR BUSINESS

[ 30 September 2014; 8:00 pm; 1 October 2014; 8:00 pm; 2 October 2014; 8:00 pm; 3 October 2014; 8:00 pm; 4 October 2014; 2:00 pm; 8:00 pm; ]

Everyone’s favourite lampoonists return for another annual instalment of The Wharf Revue packed full of their trademark irreverent, anarchic political satire. Amanda Bishop and newcomer Douglas Hansell join revue veterans Jonathan Biggins and Phillip Scott for more razor-sharp satire in Open for Business at Canberra Theatre Centre from 30 October to 4 September.

Fresh [...]

Organic semi-conductors – Public Talk, Associate Professor Vipul Bansal

By 26 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 2 September 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] In the world of nanotechnology, organic semiconductors are potentially revolutionary.

These eco-friendly carbon-based materials have unique properties which can be used in a huge range of futuristic devices, from flexible electronics to high-tech bandages to help us heal.

In the next talk in our public speaker series, Associate Professor Vipul Bansal will discuss this emerging applications now [...]

Duntroon– Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Part 4)

By 26 August 2014

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 [...]

How do we feed the world as the population soars?

By 26 August 2014

[ 28 August 2014; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] ABC 666′s Genevieve Jacobs will talk with three eminent experts on one of the great challenges of our time: As the global population explodes, how do we feed ourselves and the world?

The global population is set to hit 10 billion in 2050, that’s one thousand extra mouths to feed each and every day in Australia [...]

The Little Stevies back in Canberra

By 25 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
The Little Stevies back in Canberra

[ 30 August 2014; 8:00 pm; ]

Combine unpredictable on-stage banter with un-teachable exquisite sibling harmonies, irresistible pop melodies and songs that are akin to your favourite stories put to music, and you have one of Melbourne’s finest acts; The Little Stevies.

Since their humble beginnings nearly a decade ago, sisters Sibylla and Bethany have built up a reputation as a must see [...]

The Dream – Bell Shakespeare (win a double pass!)

By 25 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
The Dream - Bell Shakespeare (win a double pass!)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays and a frequent presence on the stage.  Only last year local group Centrepiece Theatre ran a well-received production at The Q.  Now Bell Shakespeare is about the venture out into the thick forest of Midsummer Night’s Dream interpretations with their own take on the [...]

360 to bring Utopia to Canberra

By 25 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
360 to bring Utopia to Canberra

[ 3 September 2014; 7:00 pm; ] Hip Hop sensation 360 is gearing up to take his new album on tour, stopping off to play the University of Canberra on Wednesday 3 September.

I caught up with him to talk new music, Iggy Azalea and Canberra’s club scene.

What song are you most proud of from the new album Utopia?

To be honest I’m proud of [...]

Robin Williams Tribute Screening

By 25 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Robin Williams Tribute Screening

[ 31 August 2014; 6:00 pm; ]

The ANU Film Group, Australia’s largest film society, will be celebrating the life and legacy of the late Robin Williams with a special tribute screening of two of his most beloved films – Dead Poets Society and Good Morning, Vietnam – on Sunday 31 August at 6 PM.

Membership of the ANU Film Group is open [...]

What’s on the menu for Floriade 2014?

By 22 August 2014
What's on the menu for Floriade 2014?

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 – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 22 August 2014
7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight's program

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 [...]

Sunday Siren Series – Women Songwriters in the Round

By 22 August 2014

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 [...]

What’s on this weekend? 23rd and 24th August 2014

By 22 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
What's on this weekend? 23rd and 24th August 2014

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 – Canberra Theatre Centre (Review)

By 22 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
The Importance of Being Earnest - Canberra Theatre Centre (Review)

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 [...]

Studio Underground – A season of secret theatre at the Canberra Youth Theatre

By 21 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Studio Underground - A season of secret theatre at the Canberra Youth Theatre

[ 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 [...]

Little Red at Belconnen Community Centre

By 21 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Little Red at Belconnen Community Centre

[ 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 [...]

ACT Debating Union New Competitions for students

By 20 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ACT Debating Union New Competitions for students

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 [...]

Blundell’s Cottage – Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Part 3)

By 19 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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 [...]

ANU Public Lecture – The Reinvention Revolution: The makeover industries in the twenty-first century

By 19 August 2014

[ 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 [...]

Kandinsky Paintings: Latest High Tech Security Measure

By 18 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Kandinsky Paintings: Latest High Tech Security Measure

Hi All.

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, [...]

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