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The Gallipoli Letter: 100 Years On

By 9 October 2015

[ 14 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Join Nat Williams, Claire Baddeley and artist Imants Tillers to discuss the letter that changed attitudes to Australia’s most famous military campaign and Tillers’ recent artistic response to it, Avenue of Remembrance, in the Australian War Memorial’s collection.
This talk marks 100 years since the Dardanelles Committee met in London to discuss Keith Murdoch’s letter to [...]

Riddledom with David Astle

By 9 October 2015

[ 12 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Join David Astle as he plunges into the realm of riddles. In his latest book,Riddledom: 101 Riddles and Their Stories, he uncovers stories, wordplay and linguistic deceptions from Pompeiian walls to Dothraki warriors, clay tablets to icy pole sticks. He asks the questions posed of our world since antiquity, unlocking culture one conundrum at a [...]

Five garage sales to visit this weekend (10 and 11 October)

By 9 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 10 October 2015 to 11 October 2015. ]

The early bird gets the worm, as they say, and this weekend you’ll want to be that early bird. Rise and shine on Saturday to grab a bargain with a broad selection of garage sales to choose from. We’ve listed five sales going on around the capital below, but there are a bunch more across [...]

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (10 and 11 October 2015)


There is so much on this weekend we had to make some tough calls to put this list together. You could spend a day of beautiful garden wandering at The Tuliptop Gardens Festival, learn about bonsai-keeping with the Canberra Bonsai Society, or kick back to Mental As Anything at the Gundaroo Music Festival. Other top [...]

Keller Sessions presents Jonno Zilber and Friends

By 8 October 2015

[ 17 October 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] It’s been a year and a half since Jonno Silber has played in Canberra – now he’s home and playing at the Keller!

Jonno has brought together a band of his favourite musicians to play some loud and electrified swing and jump blues. Joining Jonno on stage will be Mitch Preston (drums), Dave Blanken (guitar), Leo [...]

Canberra Kuchipudi Dance Project Information Session

By 8 October 2015

[ 7 November 2015; ] Do you have an interest in learning about or developing your performance skills in South Indian Classical Dance in 2016?

Come along to the Belconnen Arts Centre on 7 November 2015 for an introduction to one of South India’s most beautiful and oldest forms of classical dance (Kuchipudi) and find out how you can participate in [...]

Friday Night Live presents Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk

By 8 October 2015

[ 16 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] A hard working unit that would be equally at home in the back blocks of the Mississippi Delta as is in the suburbs of Melbourne. Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk will take you on the ultimate blues journey without even breaking into a sweat. Constant touring and appearances at many festivals – and now on the [...]

Groove Kings hosts October Blues Jam

By 8 October 2015

[ 18 October 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] The gold standard for tough Texas shuffles, Chess-era Chicago blues, and greasy Louisiana-style swamp pop – the Groove Kings grew out of the legendary Blind Freddie and feature some of the fattest-toned, dirtiest-blues harp and guitar on the Australian blues scene.

Put on your high heeled sneakers, wear your wig hat on your head, and get [...]

Parties at the Shops comes to Erindale

By 8 October 2015

[ 11 October 2015 at 11:00 am; ] You may visit your local shops regularly, but how well do you know your local community?

This Sunday, PCYC Erindale, Christine’s Place, Erindale Neighbourhood Garden, Tuggeranong Action Group and Parties at the Shops are teaming up to present a fantastic event at the Erindale shops, Discover Erindale, to showcase Tuggeranong’s community spirit and encourage residents to [...]

Speaker’s Corner – Imagine a world without memories: UNESCO Memory of the World Australian Register

By 8 October 2015

[ 11 October 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] What would the world be without memories? Why protect them in a UNESCO register?

Join us for an engaging discussion on the UNESCO Memory of the World Australian Register, with guest speaker Dr Roslyn Russell.

Dr Russell is a historian, writer and museum specialist, and the current Chair of the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Committee.

The [...]

Keller Sessions presents Duos Night – Saturday 10 October at 7 pm

By 8 October 2015

[ 10 October 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] This Saturday night it’s Duos night at the Keller. Catch the Chris Harlands Duo with both Chris and Christopher Harland, followed by guitar and blues harmonica duos Matt Fitzgerald and Steve Hartnett and then the Reverend Dave Blanken with Moondog – it’s blues up the wahzoo, that well known tributary of the Mississippi so Steve [...]

Beer Week returns to Canberra this November

By 8 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Beer Day Out 2014

[ 5 November 2015 to 11 November 2015. ]

Canberra Beer Week was launched last night at Bentspoke Brewery in Braddon. The week-long celebration of beer will take place form 5 – 11 November.

Representing the ACT Government, Minister Mike Gentleman officially launched Canberra Beer Week.

“Canberra is well renowned for our outstanding wines, and there are a number of events on the calendar each year [...]

How one Canberra Mum spent Floriade

My Cubby House Rocks

Floriade is one of my favourite things about Canberra. It is clearly one of our best tourist attractions and it gets bigger and better every year. We have been blessed with high temps this school holidays and my four kids and I have tackled the place on more than one occasion. Which also means “Cha-Ching”, [...]

Civic sports garage sale for mini-roos today

Bettong bounce

Looking for second hand sports gear? Or a cheap way to entertain the kids on the second last weekday of the school holidays? Like to help save a cute rabbit-sized mini-roo called a bettong in the process? The launch event for this year’s Garage Sale Trail in Civic Square is the place to be between [...]

The all-Leunig song almanac

By 6 October 2015
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[ 7 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

To farewell the old year and ring in the new, the Song Company presents 12 new songs and stories, one for each month.

After a year traversing the globe (metaphorically of course) and discovering the musical gems hidden throughout Prague, Turkey and Italy, the Song Company’s final program will see them touch down on home soil [...]

Imaginarium FAMILY DAY – National Library of Australia

By 5 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 11 October 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]

Imagine the possibilities of libraries through stories, games and play. Explore 3D printing, 3D pens and fantastic Makey Makey interactive demonstrations. Watch as vocabulary skills are put to the test in the grand final of the ACT Scrabble competition. Plunge into the realm of riddles with David Astle, or sketch portraits using your own device. [...]


By 5 October 2015

[ 30 October 2015 at 6:30 pm; 31 October 2015 at 5:30 pm; 1 November 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] Carl Rafferty presents a fun night of fine music and hilarity…


Enjoy a glittering musical and theatrical entertainment! Enter Mozart’s world where you’ll be captivated by his charm and energy. You’ll be thrilled by fantastic performances of his greatest operatic and instrumental music.

MozartMANIA! features a cast of fine international and Australian singers and musicians giving you a [...]

Public talk: Robotics

By 5 October 2015

[ 1 December 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Join us at the Academy as we explore our new public lecture series ‘Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact’

Our monthly talks will discuss the ways in which popular culture has often fuelled real life scientific discoveries.

In December, Professor Mary-Anne Williams will discuss Robotics, as she works with her research team in the Magic Lab to bring science fiction [...]

Developer sought for Kingston arts hub

Kingston Arts Precinct

The ACT Government has today called for development applications for the Kingston Arts Precinct, home to the Canberra Glassworks, Megalo Print Studio + Gallery and Bus Depot Markets.
The four-hectare site sits between the Kingston Foreshore, Bowen and Telopea parks and apartment-filled old suburb of Kingston.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr said developers had a unique opportunity to [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (3rd October 2015)

By 2 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 3 October 2015 at 7:00 am; ]

Bargain hunters of Canberra, here are five of the top garage sales going on around the capital this weekend. There are a bunch more to check out on the allclassifieds website though, so make sure you check out the list before you head out on to trawl the trash and treasure.

Saturday 3rd October 2015

39 Richmond Street, [...]

Wanniassa High School Year of 1990 School reunion

By 2 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 10 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] A reunion for all year 10 students and teachers of Wanniassa High School in 1990. The reunion is being held on Saturday 10 October, 6pm at the Tuggeranong Vikings Club in Erindale. If you are interested in attending please phone Naomi on 0423 987 955.

Friday Night Live with John McNamara

By 2 October 2015

[ 2 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] “The b@stard made me feel insecure, he’s so good!” – Russell Morris (Australian music icon).

Taking cues from soul greats such as Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Bobby Bland, John McNamara delivers an emotionally charged performance, with fiery blues and slick guitar. John has found acoustic soul & blues to be the perfect showcase for his [...]

Uni Pub Comedy Featuring Michael Connell

By 1 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 2 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Michael Connell began getting laughs at the age of three in his back yard with the Hills Hoist acting as stage and curtain, and he hasn’t stopped performing since.

Michael has won several comedy competitions such as the TREV Campus Comedy Competition, (an annual event which searches for the funniest university student), and the Melbourne Comedy [...]

What’s on this weekend in Canberra? (3 – 5 October)

Embassy of the Republic of Croatia: What's on in Canberra 3-5 October

[ 3 October 2015 to 5 October 2015. ] This weekend Canberrans can choose between a mixed bag of goodies that includes meeting Patissez owner Anna Petridis (mastermind of Manuka’s freakshake phenomenon), celebrating the fifth annual Living Green Festival and escaping the heat for a while at Canberra Botanical’s art exhibition.

Reminder! Daylight Savings starts this Sunday. Don’t forget to change your clocks!

Open Day at the Embassy [...]

Operating with grace under fire: New book launched to help modern day leaders

By 1 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

In today’s volatile, ever-changing, and hyper-connected world, we need leaders with cool heads, warm hearts and steady hands. We need leaders who can respond, rather than react. We need leaders who can make decisions from a place of wisdom and compassion, as opposed to the latest most urgent pressure point.
Local businesswoman, Zoë Routh of Inner [...]

Public Talk: Quantum computing

By 30 September 2015

[ 10 November 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Join us at the Academy as we explore our new public lecture series ‘Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact’

Our monthly talks will discuss the ways in which popular culture has often fuelled real life scientific discoveries.

This month Professor Andrew White will discuss quantum computing and his current research which aims to explore and exploit the full [...]

South East Tuggeranong Residents Association community workshop and AGM

By 30 September 2015
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[ 13 October 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

Do you like living in the catchment of Theodore, Calwell, Chisholm, Isabella Plains, Richardson and Gilmore?

As a community we need to move forward and build the kind of place we call home. There is no doubt our suburbs need more attention in the way of community facilities-swimming pools, sports fields, indoor sport centres, environment, local [...]

289 children in the Canberra will be homeless tonight

By 29 September 2015

[ 16 October 2015 5:00 pm to 17 October 2015 7:00 am. ] 289 Canberra children will not have a safe and secure place to sleep tonight. Is this the Canberra we want to live in?
Last year over 700 people registered for the Canberra Community Sleepout, raising over $106,000 for homelessness services. This year, the Sleepout is aiming for 1,000 Canberrans sleeping out. Will you to take a stand?
You can [...]

Stand up for refugees rally

By 29 September 2015
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[ 11 October 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]

On 11 October people around the country will be rallying to oppose the horrors of detention on Manus Island and Nauru, the physical and sexual abuse of men, women and children that has occurred there, the silencing of doctors and other workers from speaking out about this abuse, and the shameful bipartisan support for cruelty [...]

Friday Night Live with Claude Hay

By 29 September 2015
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[ 9 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Hailing from the Blue Mountains, award winning Australian solo artist Claude Hay blends slide guitar, sitar, bass and drums to create music that invokes the best of stomping traditional blues, hard rock and booty-shaking funk, all delivered with chops to burn and a vocal range to match.

Claude is perhaps the world’s ultimate do-it-yourself musician – [...]

Dead Men’s Wars at The Street Theatre

By 26 September 2015
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[ 15 October 2015 at 12:30 pm; 15 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; 16 October 2015 at 12:30 pm; 16 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; 17 October 2015 at 12:30 pm; 17 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Canberra Youth Theatre in collaboration with Long Cloud Youth Theatre (NZ) presents a world premiere production for the 2015 ANZAC Centenary Celebrations.

Canberra Chess Challenge 9 is on Next Week

By 25 September 2015
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[ 2 October 2015 at 8:45 am; ]

The Canberra Academy of Chess is running the Canberra Chess Challenge 9 on Friday, 2nd October at Melba Copland Secondary School. The Swiss tournament is an individual event for players under 18 years of age, with 8-rounds and a time control of 15 minutes per player per game.

The Canberra Chess Challenge 8 in July this year, attracted 53 [...]

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