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Book Launch: ‘Fire in the Afternoon’ by John Stokes

By 22 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ]

Celebrated poet John Stokes does not shy from the contentious and the harrowing, his verse evokes the plain truth about love, sex and chaos. In a clear, resonant voice Fire in the Afternoon catches the truth in the midst of the storm, his poems resonating from a life that has known joy, loss and solitude [...]

Free organic gardening workshop and Community Garden Open Day at Crace

By 22 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 26 October 2014 at 11:00 am; ]

The Crace Community Garden is throwing open the gates. Gardening enthusiasts can take part in a free organic gardening workshop, or just come along to check out this fantastic community facility and meet the growers.

According to a 2013 Canberra Times article, this “2000-square-metre facility has been described as the Rolls-Royce of community gardens with raised [...]

In The Next Room – NUTS (Review)

By 21 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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NUTS (the ANU’s student theatre society) makes its best theatre when the material they have to work with is a little wild.  Last year’s Catherine The Great was a perfect fit with the group’s energetic, irreverent style.  A play about the invention of the vibrator (complete with lavish on-stage masturbation scenes) would seem to be [...]

Autumn Storm (April 1999) – Extract from Meditations in Orange

By 21 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

In the meantime the clear skies have darkened and the wind is getting up. After extricating myself from the angry house owner I find myself tasked to roof repairs on a two storey pseudo gothic house. After putting on a harness and checking the belay lines, I climb up a ladder and onto the roof. [...]

Blogonomics Workshop in October with Carly Jacobs from Smaggle

By 20 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 27 October 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]

Hello lovely Canberrans!

I’m an ex-Canberra gal who’s now a professional blogger living in Melbourne. I’m returning to Canberra next week to teach a workshop on how to grow and monetise a blog and turn it into a profitable career.

The course will be held at the Maker’s Hub on Monday night 27th October and we’ve already [...]

The Shiny Bum Singers reveal all – but only once!

By 20 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 1 November 2014 at 1:30 pm; ]

Canberra’s very own public service parody troupe, The Shiny Bum Singers, have momentarily escaped their desks to present a return season of Rampant Bureaucracy.

First seen at the National Folk Festival in 2013, this hilarious musical melodrama is back by popular demand for one show only:

When: Saturday, 1 November at 1.30 pm
Where: Weston Creek Community Centre, [...]

Where I End & You Begin – The Street Theatre (Review)

By 20 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Deep space private detective Whatshisname (Raoul Craemer) is on a case: he has to find a missing woman.  Unfortunately, he’s also lost his client, so before he can even get started on his case he needs to find the person who hired him.  Meanwhile far more practical private detective Polly (Kate Hosking) is on a case [...]

RSPCA ACT Pet Expo

By 19 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 1 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ]

This year’s Pet Expo has a mountain of things to do and see! Join us on Saturday 1 November for the second RSPCA ACT Pet Expo!

10:00am – 3:00pm – 12 Kirkpatrick Street Weston ACT.

Pets are welcome to attend – however, must be on a leash at all times.

Animal rescue groups, pet merchandise, dog treats of [...]

An Evening with Pat Farmer

By 18 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 24 October 2014 at 6:30 pm; ]

Pat Farmer is an extreme ultra marathon runner, achieving historic and world record breaking runs through some of the most inhospitable conditions known. His physical and mental achievements have put him in the company of the world’s greatest adventurers, such as Sir Edmund Hilary, Robert Falcon Scott, and Thor Heyerdahl, and is possibly the [...]

ScreenACT funding to support filmmakers

By 17 October 2014

ScreenACT will receive $80,500 from the 2015 ACT Arts Fund Program category to support local emerging filmmakers and screen practitioners, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch announced today.
“The ACT Government is committed to supporting artistic development for our local film and screen artists. The goal of ScreenACT’s 2015 program is to inspire, develop and assist [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 17 October 2014
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday October 17th

The Lake 2014 – 50 years of Lake Burley Griffin. The Lake in 2014 and the people who love it.
ANZAC Treasures – the Gallipoli collection tells a different story from those of the legends.
Backyard Birds – newly appointed Commissioner for endangered wildlife takes his job seriously. In his own [...]

National Folk Festival – first artists announced for next year

By 17 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The first artists have been revealed for next year’s National Folk Festival.
First artists to be announced for 2015 are:
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas – one of the most exciting developments in Scottish trad music and representative of the cultural renaissance currently transforming Scotland. Alasdair is recognized as one of the finest fiddler players [...]

What’s on this weekend? 18th and 19th October 2014

By 17 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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After a few days of fairly chilly weather, the good news is that it’s Friday – and the sun is due to be out for the weekend – hoorah!
A few tips for how to enjoy it from our team:
Heather Lansdowne is off to see the Capitals and their their new mascot on Friday night
John [...]

Bands Battle for Recognition Beyond the Schoolyard

By 16 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The CIT School Stars Band Competition is shaping up to be a great night with many young bands from across the A.C.T ready to battle it out to be named this year’s champions.
By developing their live performance skills and receiving feedback from music industry judges, the night serves as a fantastic opportunity for school-aged musicians [...]

How Fair(y) is Canberra?

By 16 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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One day, I’ll need to admit to my two year old daughter that I’ve made some huge mistakes in life. Some of these hurt others.
Growing up in Canberra as a teenager back in the 80s, amongst other mistakes, I remember laughing at a girl because she talked funny. I look back now through adult eyes [...]

Brain stimulation and autism spectrum disorder – Public Talk, Dr Peter Enticott

By 16 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 5 November 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] Autism spectrum disorder affects as many as 1% of all children but at the moment, there are no specific biomedical treatments available.

The next speaker in our Science Stars of Tomorrow series Dr Peter Enticott will discuss his work on brain stimulation techniques and how they could potentially treat the disorder.

When: Wednesday November 5, refreshments from [...]

Gypsy Fire! Albert Hall 31 October, 1 and 2 November

By 16 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Gypsy Fire !
Three performances at Albert Hall
International artists: Rusanda Panfili, violinist from Romania; and Kate Rafferty, soprano from Vienna; join the singers and musicians of “Opera by Candlelight”. They’ll give you a splendid entertainment of wonderful tunes and astonishing virtuosity.
This is much more than a concert…it’s a complete entertainment with great performers and best loved [...]

Where are all the Sunday Sessions?

By 16 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As always moving to a new city there are plenty of changes to get used to with East coast vs West coast living. And whilst most of the changes haven’t been too major- a couple of which I’ll address in the coming weeks, the first one that springs to mind, especially given last weekends spectacular weather [...]

Art workshops at the National Archives – Sunday 9 November

By 15 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 9 November 2014 at 9:45 am; 9 November 2014 at 1:45 pm; ] The National Archives of Australia in Canberra is hosting mixed media drawing and wash watercolour painting workshops on the final day of The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition on Sunday 9 November.

Students can take the opportunity to be an artist for a day, with a short tour of the Waterhouse exhibition followed by a live demonstration [...]

Celebrate the Start of Summer at IMB Sunset Cinema Canberra

By 15 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 14 November 2014 to 20 December 2014. ] Back for their third season, the IMB Sunset Cinema is the perfect summer urban escape, located at the foot of Black Mountain in the heart of the National Botanic Gardens, one of Canberra’s most popular tourist attractions. Screening from the 14th November through to the 20th December, 4 nights per week, the IMB Sunset Cinema [...]

Interview with Cathy Petocz (writer of Where I End And You Begin)

By 15 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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“Where I End And You Begin” opens next week at the Street Theatre.  The work of local playwright, actor and musician Cathy Petocz, it’s been in development for three years and is finally ready for audiences.  But audiences will have to make some hard choices to enjoy this play: “Where I End” is actually two [...]

The Moonlight Bus is back

By 15 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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After an eight-year hiatus, Canberra’s most-loved party bus is back.
Many Canberrans will have fond memories of Craig Petroni and the Moonlight Bus, which ran for 23 years and retired in 2009.  Since returning to the nation’s capital earlier this year with a new name and a new vehicle, Moonlight Stretch Limo promises to make your [...]

Celebrity touch football game

By 14 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 9 November 2014 at 2:00 pm; ]

Less than four weeks until kick off…

Thomas, aged 10, of Canberra Grammar School was awarded the inaugural 2014 Rookie Stella Fella in August for his raising of funds and awareness for the work done by Project Futures Limited who assists women and children who have been trafficked and exploited, in Australia and South East Asia. [...]

The Snows of Kosciuszko- Extract from Meditations in Orange

By 14 October 2014

Before long we have teams out searching for evidence of the missing men. All the crews are well equipped with tents, food, warm clothes and whatever else they need if they are caught out in the open. I remain at Seaman’s Hut manning the radio and controlling the movement of the teams. At this stage [...]

Smith’s Comedy – Ray Badran (14th October)

By 13 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 14 October 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Ray Badran is headlining this jam packed night featuring spots from Sam Campbell, Jay Sullivan, Chris Endrey and Andrew Bensley. Get on down to Smith’s this Tuesday and have a cheeky giggle.

Tickets available at the door or here: www.eventbrite.com/e/smiths-comedy-presents-ray-badran-tickets-13453709407

Sunset Boulevard (The Q) – Review

By 13 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Sunset Boulevard is a waste-heap of broken dreams and the wreckage is visible everywhere.  The bric-a-brac backstage at Paramount Studios blends into the shabby luxury of faded star Norma Desmond’s mansion-mausoleum.  Director Steven Pike’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beautiful and gaudy musical is appropriately lavish and gritty, relishing every desperate moment in a story [...]

CAPO Grant Recipient Winners for 2015

By 10 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation (CAPO) announced the winners of the 14 awards for 2015. It’s the philanthropic organisation’s 31st Annual Grant Round where the winners of the awards are announced at CAPO’s Annual Art Auction fundraiser and celebration, which is the culmination of CAPO’s work to support and celebrate local artists and arts patronage. Held [...]

Dan Kelly live performance & Chris Endrey in Conversation

By 10 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

 
It’s that time again; the Canberra Environment Centre is holding its annual fundraising event but this year with a twist, and a cocktail.
Chris Endrey, beloved host of In Canberra Tonight, will sit down with David Pope (cartoonist for the Canberra Times); Shane Rattenbury (ACT Greens member for Molonglo); and Simon Sheikh (Former Director of GetUp), [...]

What’s on this weekend? 11th and 12th October 2014

By 10 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Two long weekends in a row have meant two short weeks, so here we are at another Friday.
This weekend, our team has a few tips around town:
Heather Lansdowne is going to see AllDay play at the University of Canberra on Saturday night
Angela Hutton is trying a Boot Camp at Floriade on Saturday morning at [...]

Canberra Blues Society Monthly Blues Jam

By 9 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Founding CBS member, Dean Edgecombe and the Seventh Sons will be hosting this month’s blues jam on Sunday 19th October 2014 at The Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah. Show starts at 2pm & wraps up around 5.30pm.
Dean Edgecombe and the Seventh Sons features some of Canberra’s leading Blues musicians who first got together in 2000 [...]

A Sexy Halloween Spooktacular

By 9 October 2014

[ 30 October 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] The Sass and Tease Collective are putting on a special show on Halloween night. October 31st The Collective will be taking over Teatro Vivaldi at the ANU Arts Centre for the sexiest spooktacular in town!
Tickets through eventbrite: $30+bf (or $25+bf for concession card holders) http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sass-tease-halloween-tickets-13278334857

Funding for the Arts – a Satire

By 8 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Opposition Arts Spokesman Brendan Smyth has again attacked Arts Minister Joy Burch for providing funding for a controversial artistic production. Funding of $19,000 will be awarded to the Aspen Island Theatre Company for the development of a production titled Kill Climate Deniers. The controversy exists in the context of the Opposition’s attack, earlier this year, [...]

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