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7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 19 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday September 19th

On Our Watch – Children are often the hidden victims of domestic violence and a new campaign calls for everyone to get involved and to speak up.
Islam is Inside Me – three Canberra children talk about their faith in Islam and in Australia.
Pass the Parcel – [...]

James Southwell doing it for the love

By 19 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I caught up with Melbourne based musician James Southwell, we talk fame, influences and preparing to record.
What was the first song you learnt how to sing and play as a kid?
Dammit Blink 182. I remember standing in my bedroom in front of my mirror with my stereo blaring the song, as I was playing along. [...]

Grooming, Deportment and Etiquette courses – Victoria’s Models

By 19 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 18 September 2014 at 11:00 am; ] Victoria’s Model is Canberra’s longest established modelling agency.

Victoria’s Models offers courses for all ages to improve life skills, self confidence and presentation, as well as training for the modelling industry. The experience and professionalism of our trainers ensures you will receive the best possible advice and gain the knowledge necessary to succeed in modelling, or [...]

What’s on this weekend? 20th and 21st September 2014

By 19 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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With Floriade in full swing and predictions for some pretty cracking weather for the Capital, we’ve got a few suggestions for weekend activities.
Add your own tips in the comments.
From our team:
Amy Birchall is off to Floriade on Saturday for one of Emma McMahon’s cake decorating demonstrations
Heather Lansdowne is going to check out the Roller [...]

The Mandarin Code: it’s not about fruit

By 19 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Mandarin Code is the latest offering from seasoned political journalists Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann. A follow-up to their previous novel The Marmalade Files, the Mandarin Code has been developed into a TV series.
It’s clear from the start that the authors know Canberra – the novel opens on the discovery of the body of [...]

Tigers set for monumental clash

By 18 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 20 September 2014 at 2:30 pm; ] It’s probably the biggest match in the history of the Cooma Tigers. This weekend the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football League Champions lock horns with their New South Wales counterparts in a huge National Premier Leagues Finals match. The first National Premier Leagues Finals match to be played in Canberra is shaping up to be [...]

Nuclear Reprogramming: past, present and prospects – Public Talk, Sir John Gurdon

By 17 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 27 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ]
It sounds like the stuff of science fiction but changing one kind of cell to act like another is nothing new. In fact, in some of the first experiments of their kind, our next public speaker Sir John Gurdon was able to do just that more than fifty years ago.

This work with frogs was later [...]

Trivia Night – Communities@Work

By 17 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 11 October 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] When: Saturday  11 October 2014. 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
Where: The LAKE VIEW Room Tuggeranong Community  Centre 245 Cowlishaw St, GREENWAY ACT
Why: To raise much needed funds for the Communities @ Work social programs.
How: $20 per person – includes hot and cold snacks, drink, tea and coffee.

You can even purchase a variety of delicious mocktails.

Plenty of [...]

Bill Gammage – The Future Makers

By 17 September 2014

[ 14 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ] This talk sketches how Aboriginal people managed land at the time Europeans arrived (“1788”).

Stephen Cummings live at Smith’s – double pass to giveaway!

By 17 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Stephen Cummings is playing at Smith’s on Friday night and we’ve got a double pass to giveaway!
2014 sees Stephen release his first album for three years, ‘Nothing to be frightened of’ which was recorded and mixed by Shane O’Mara in two days.
‘Nothing to be frightened of’ is a lucid commentary on humanity’s inevitable confrontation [...]

Angus and Julia Stone Stealing Hearts (And lights) at Canberra’s Llewellyn Hall

By 17 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’ve always been so charmed by Angus and Julia Stone – the balance between those two polar opposite voices meeting in the middle to create the music that they do has always incited a chill down my spine.  The haunting richness in Julia’s unique soprano is so raw and unrestricted – there’s nothing like it. [...]

North Canberra Community Council meeting 17 September

By 16 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 17 September 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Our 17 September meeting will also be our Annual General Meeting. It will be held at 7.30 pm at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland St, Hackett. Members and North Canberra residents are invited to attend. The agenda includes:
Ainslie and north Canberra traffic issues (Roads ACT)
Acceptance of Annual General Meeting Minutes 16 October 2013, plus Minutes [...]

Future Transport in Belconnen – BCC September Forum

By 16 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 16 September 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The September 2014 Belconnen Community Council Public Forum will be held at:

7.30pm, Tuesday 16 September 2014 in the
Community Room above the Belconnen Library
Chandler Street, Belconnen

The meeting will commence with Council business and a brief update on amendments to the BCC Constitution.

“Future Transport in Belconnen”.

Capital Metro representatives will discuss light rail Stage 2 and beyond, [...]

Westbourne Woods and the Brickworks- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Part 7)

By 16 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 [...]

Westfield FFA Cup live in Canberra tomorrow night

By 15 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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[ 16 September 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]

Tickets are selling fast for the big Westfield FFA Cup clash tomorrow night. Tickets are available at Ticketek. We recommend to pre-purchase and to arrive early (Gates open at 6pm) for your convenience. Tickets sales topped 1000 within a day of going on sale!

Local Canberra football club Tuggeranong United FC will be playing [...]

Trying something new with Bloody Lips

By 15 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Bloody Lips (words of passion spoken and sung) was my first experience of Performance Poetry. Held at the Monster Kitchen and Bar at NewActon on Sunday afternoon, I’m not sure what drew me to it, but it seemed like a pretty cool thing to do.
The event was MC’d by 2013 Australian Poetry Slam Champion, CJ [...]

Couples Don’t Talk

By 15 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Smiths Alternative Bookshop is emerging as one of the artistic venues in Canberra – supporting emerging and established local talent.
Domenic Mico the owner of Smiths is putting his all into getting unique shows up and running. He has  supported the likes of  ‘Blokes Don’t Talk’  and is now directing “Couples Don’t Talk,” 5 plays  written [...]

Canberra Blues Society Monthly Blues Jam

By 14 September 2014

[ 21 September 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Our host band this month is Judi Pearce & The Arrangement (JPA); a 6 piece ensemble featuring strong rhythmic interpretations of jazz, blues & contemporary songs laced with powerful vocal & sax melodies.

Lead vocalist, Judi Pearce has won multiple awards including the 2006 Chain Awards, Australian Blues Vocalist of the Year & the Canberra Blues [...]

Michael Buhagiar Cup Trivia Night – Supporting Lifeline Canberra and RUOK?Day

By 13 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 19 September 2014 at 6:30 pm; ]

Tammi Horton, Canberra City & Suburban Cricket Association & Last Man Stands Canberra T20 Cricket have come together over the last two years to raise awareness of suicide prevention in the ACT region.  The running the Michael Buhagiar Cup T20 Winter Cricket competition and annual trivia night and auction has raised just over $10,000 for [...]

CRDL 2014 Double Header Round Three

By 12 September 2014

[ 20 September 2014 at 4:00 pm; ] CRDL’s Third double header - Saturday, 20th September

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 last season’s standings completely reversed. At the most [...]

What’s on this weekend? 13th and 14th September 2014

By 12 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As we approach another weekend and Spring takes a firm hold in the form of Floriade, we have a few tips for what’s on around town.
A few ideas from our team:
Amy Birchall will be watching the Molonglo Juggernauts Women’s AFL team play in their first ever grand final this Sunday against Queanbeyan, 12pm Sunday at [...]

Let’s go on a date… to Floriade!

By 12 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Date night is approaching and it’s time to mix it up a little. Yes Floriade might seem the most dreaded place to go on a date, it’s full of people, kids and people. Not romantic right? Wrong..
Floriade has a heap of experiences you can use to your advantage and swing a fun date night (or [...]

Iconic photographs of Jacques Henri Lartigue

By 12 September 2014

This is a rare chance to see a collection of Lartigue’s iconic images, one of the founders of modern photography.

Italian Film Festival comes to town – win a double pass!

By 12 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Bringing a dash of Mediterranean romance to Canberra from 23rd September to 15th October, the Italian Film Festival’s 15th annual outing will screen 33 show-stopping new features and documentaries and one glamourous classic, showcasing the charisma of Italy’s most engaging actors, from Kim Rossi Stuart, Raoul Bova, Monica Bellucci and Claudio Santamaria to Giovanna Mezzorgiorno, [...]

Public Talk: Tsunami Warning Systems since 26 December 2004

By 11 September 2014

[ 16 October 2014 at 12:00 pm; ] With the tenth anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami this coming December, it is timely to reflect on the progress made by Australia and the international community to safeguard nations from this most destructive and cruel geophysical hazard.

This talk will look at the historical development of tsunami warning systems, their existing limitations [...]

The Magic Flute – Opera Australia (Review)

By 11 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Opera Australia’s Indiana Jones-themed production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” swaps the forest setting for a mysterious tomb in a kid-friendly, accessible staging with amazing singing.
The most striking thing about this production is the adventure serial styling.  This was a savvy design choice: this is a smallish production (regional tours are planned) but the Egyptian [...]

The Keller Sessions with Veronica’s Boyfriend

By 10 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Keller Sessions present Veronica’s Boyfriend – Laid back New Orleans style blues and their own alternative groove.
Jeff Prime – blues harp, lead guitar; Sandra Chambers – percussion; Shaun Andrews – vocals, guitar and Sarah Bloustein – violin.
Veronica’s Boyfriend were formed out of the fabulous Bear Busker Sunday afternoon sessions in Filthy McFadden’s (like so [...]

Rolling Along in the Capital

By 10 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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If you grew up in Canberra in the 90s like I did, chances are you went to the roller skating rink in Erindale at some point. Before I discovered horses I spent every Saturday morning at Skates Alive learning how to roller skate. We’d have an hour lesson which consisted of checking off certain skills [...]

CRDL 2014 Double Header Three

By 10 September 2014

CRDL’s Third double header - Saturday, 20th September
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 last season’s standings completely [...]

Interview: Chenoeh Miller, new director of the 2015 Fringe Festival

By 10 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Chenoeh Miller is well-known in Canberra for the work of Little Dove Theatre Art with shows like Six Women Standing In Front Of A White Wall and Cordelia.  She was recently chosen by an independent panel as director of next year’s Canberra Fringe Festival.  Chenoeh sat down with us for a chat about her creative [...]

Kambah Woolshed- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Part 6)

By 9 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 [...]

North, ICBM and Meche closes its doors

By 9 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I was out for dinner Saturday night and walked past the famous night club strip on Northboure Ave to notice that iconic bar Meche (The old Private Bin), ICBM and North Bar are all up for lease.
After some investigation I was loosely informed that the owner of the bar had a dispute with the Sydney [...]

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