[ 30 November 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Write for Rights is an annual campaign for Amnesty International. More than 2 million letters were written last year, and over 140 countries were involved.
This year, we will be focusing on six important cases. One case is Daniel, a 21 year old student in Venezuela who was arrested on the way home from an anti-government [...]
[ 22 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Come over to Macgregor Primary School in West Belconnen and help us celebrate the school’s 40th birthday.
We are holding a massive school fete from 3-7 pm with rides, reptiles, live entertainment, a monster raffle (over 45 prizes!), market stalls, a food court, and heaps more including an art show put on by Macgregor Primary School [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday November 21st
The Calverts and Mr Fluffy. The Calverts’ story parallels that of Canberra. They came here in the early 60s and built a home and garden that they thought would last a lifetime – then they discovered Mr Fluffy asbestos in the roof. Despite having it cleared years ago, they [...]
BRACE Australia’s Mixed Martial Arts Event Series is excited to announce details of the upcoming event BRACE 31. This Saturday the 22nd of November BRACE hits Canberra for the 2014 Australian MMA Championship Grand Final live from the AIS Arena.
After a year long elimination tournament of Australia’s best MMA Athletes, the Grand Finale has finally [...]
Following a tasty little Six-Pack Teaser the National Folk Festival is pleased to announce its first major round of artists for the 2015 Festival. They are:
From Canada comes an artist who’s built a name for himself as one of the country’s most revered folk poets and singers - David Francey. The Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter [...]
Flags from last year’s Centenary of Canberra have been repurposed into new works of art for the Centenary Flag Project exhibition, which was opened yesterday by Minister for the Arts Joy Burch on behalf of the Chief Minister.
The Centenary Flag Project, one of the key events of the inaugural DESIGN Canberra festival program, is an [...]
Mentioned in the same sentence as sawmills, pulp mills or logging, timber is a lightning rod for controversy. Environmental concerns are inseparable from the way timber is harvested and used, for all the right reasons.
Woodworking designers and craftspeople, by contrast, who have no less dependent a relationship with timber, tend to be regarded generously.
Part of [...]
[ 5 December 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]
Everybody loves to give, but at Christmas we can end up giving too much of the Earth away. By buying local, eco-friendly, handmade and fair trade goods we can reduce our impact, support positive initiatives, and find good quality, unique gifts that won’t end up in landfill come Boxing Day.
The Canberra Environment Centre will be [...]
The next morning, Sunday, is hot and still, almost as an epitaph to the events of the day before. At the depot I wait in the hazy early morning air and smoke a number of cigarettes before the team arrives. Everyone is tired and dirty from the terrifying events of the previous night and all [...]
[ 28 November 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] New Orleans radio station WWOZ has a long-running annual event called Blues Piano Night where many of the finest blues piano players from New Orleans and elsewhere gather for a feast of piano blues. Why should New Orleans have all the fun when we have some pretty fine piano players right here in Canberra?
So it [...]
I’m in a bar on Northbourne Avenue drinking an Asahi and trying to operate a plastic guitar. I’ve watched other people play Guitar Hero but this is my first-time hands on. I get the hang of strumming while hitting the coloured buttons and it looks like I might be able to save some of my dignity, but [...]
[ 19 November 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Wednesday’s North Canberra Community Council meeting will feature a Capital Metro presentation on light rail, a COTA presentation on elderly persons accommodation and a discussion of the Mr Fluffy buyback scheme. It will also consider ACT electoral boundaries, the proposal to re-zone the area to the east of the Dickson swimming pool, and the proposed [...]
[ 1 December 2014 at 7:00 am; ] Please join us at the World AIDS Day Market on Monday 1 December in Garema Place in the City. This event will include a free community BBQ breakfast provided by the AIDS Action Council, information and education stalls and entertainment. The event is designed to raise awareness in the community about issues surrounding HIV and [...]
[ 22 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Local food and fashion collaboration, Hustle&Scout and The Forage, will present a Movember charity drive at their final market event for the year this Saturday, 22 November.
To raise awareness and money for men’s health, the twilight market will take gold coin donations upon entry and present a pop-up barber shop for men, with all proceeds [...]
Grab your children, grandchildren, parents, and grandparents for a flipping good time this Christmas Season as the Flip Out craze makes its way into the City centre.
Tickets for the event are on sale today, Friday 14 November, at the wallet friendly price of $10 for 20 minutes of springy fun.
Flip Out in the City will [...]
[ 14 November 2014 at 9:00 am; ] On Friday 14 November, the Scientific Glassblowing Society of Australia New Zealand (SGSANZ) will host a public benefit auction for Toora Women Inc., a charitable organisation that provides a critical range of services for women in the Canberra region. This free event is open to the public, and includes live and silent auctions as well [...]
[ 2 December 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) is one of the biggest and most ambitious global scientific projects ever conceived. Once completed, it will enable us to delve further into the Universe than we ever have before.
In this talk, CSIRO astronomer Dr. Lisa Harvey-Smith will kick off our Frontiers of Science Conference on astronomy by describing what [...]
[ 18 November 2014 at 6:30 pm; ] All residents of the Melba/Spence Neighbourhood Watch area are invited to attend the AGM on Tuesday 18th November at 6.30pm at the Belconnen Soccer Club, Cnr Springvale Street and Belconnen Way, Hawker.
When: Tuesday 19th November
Time: 6.30 p.m.
Where: Belconnen Soccer Club, Cnr Springvale Street and Belconnen Way, Hawker.
You are also welcome to join [...]
[ 26 November 2014 at 1:00 pm; ] Want to hear about a rainbow band-aid that can diagnose skin cancer and how ecstasy causes brain hypothermia? Come along!
Despite hundreds of years of advances, the highly complex workings of the human body are still largely a mystery. A group of researchers at a new ARC Centre of Excellence are aiming to change all that.
[ 22 November 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] Saturday 22 November at Smiths Alternative, the Feldons will be releasing their third full length album Human Graffiti, 13 songs of original mod, powerpop with a touch of blues and punk. They will be supported by local favourites Raucous Fracas from 8.00pm. $10 door of which a percentage will be donated to Movember.
The Feldons have [...]
[ 28 November 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] A trivia night especially for romance readers. Come along and test your knowledge against that of other local romance readers, for an evening full of fun and prizes.
Do you know your rakes from your lairds, your steampunk gadget men from your inter-galactic aliens? Do you have a preference for vampires and shape-shifters, or angels and [...]
The Annual Toy Run organised by the Motorcycle Riders Association ACT for over 34 years and this year hosted by Old Parliament House, in support of the Salvation Army.
The Annual Toy Run marks 34 years of fundraising by motorcyclists to raise funds and bring gifts for the charities of Canberra to aid those less fortunate [...]
“The best way to understand and appreciate a Shakespeare play is to perform it.” With this philosophy in mind, Bell Shakespeare invited schools across Canberra to participate in its inaugural Schools Festival. Rather than just studying Macbeth in the classroom, the selected schools were challenged to perform it at The Playhouse at the Canberra Theatre [...]
At just 20 years of age Dylan Hekimian is a multi-award winning artist. Voted as Best Youth Artist and Best Live Performer for 2013 at the ACT music awards MAMAs. Dylan’s innovative style of guitar playing and percussion has to be seen to be believed. Overlay this with soulful lyricism and beautiful melodies and you [...]
[ 10 November 2014 at 6:30 pm; ] Mondayitis Cabaret is a night filled with Burlesque, circus, comedy and so much more!
Monday 10th November 2014 is the next show and the theme is: NERDLESQUE!
So get your geek on and join us for a night of fun and frivolity!
Showcasing some of the best local artists at the beautiful Abbey, located in Nichols with all [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday November 7th
Stoush in Gundaroo – the tale of one village and two plans for the future. The dilemma of development and how debates about planning can very quickly get personal (Adrienne Francis)
Jeremy Hanson – the ACT Liberals leader confirms Canberra light rail will stop in its tracks if he’s [...]
[ 8 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ] Belconnen Police Station will open its doors to the community on Saturday, November 8, between 10am and 2pm for its Open Day and Security Expo.
The Open Day and Security Expo will feature a guided tour of Belconnen Police Station, free security product giveaways and advice to help you secure your home or business, and fun [...]
David O’Brian is taking his family along to the Holy Trinity Primary School Fete on Saturday at 10am.
James McMahon is attending Beer Day Out on Saturday at the Transport Depot in Kingston.
Jon Hope is participating in the call of the beast on Saturday. If he is still able to walk after this, he plans to [...]
[ 29 November 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]
The Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire presents: From The Sublime To The Ridiculous (and everything inbetween)
Come along on Saturday the 29th November at 7:30pm for an exciting evening of fun and music. Tickets are only $25 each ($20 concession) and there are also group discounts available.
The Qwire are wrapping up their 21st year entertaining the [...]
[ 8 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ]
A fantastic family event. Food, entertainment, market stalls, rides, dunking toilet, and much more!
There will be great raffles to win and fun rides to go on.
Check out the animals in a petting paddock and reptile enclosure.
There will also be a pre-loved clothing stall, cake stall, 2nd hand book & dvd stall, white elephant and plant [...]