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Friday Night Live – Black Mountain String Band

By 24 June 2016
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[ 8 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Black Mountain String Band is a fantastic celebration of old time string band music – where twin fiddles and voices harmonise with the infectious rhythms of claw hammer banjo, guitar and double bass. This superb group of well-known Canberra musicians gather around a single mic and share tunes and songs that draw from the well of [...]

Top seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (24-26 June)

By 23 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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This weekend you can watch the country’s best hoofers strut their stuff, have a chuckle listening to some of the finest comic talents to tour the land or show off your knowledge of all things Dr Who.
ALL WEEKEND
2016 DanceSport Australia National Championship
When Friday 6-10pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am-10pm | Where AIS Arena, Leverrier Crescent, Bruce
It used to [...]

Taikoz performs Chi Udaka: A feast for senses

By 22 June 2016

[ 15 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; 15 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Following its critically acclaimed world premiere at the 2014 Sydney Festival, Taikoz will be touring their cross-cultural masterpiece Chi Udaka nationally, including the Canberra Theatre Centre on July 15th.

 

A collaboration between Taikoz and the Lingalayam Dance Company, Chi Udaka is a dynamic, inter-cultural feast for the senses, seamlessly combining the intense rhythm and drama of [...]

Free screening of ‘Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine’ tomorrow night

By 20 June 2016
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[ 21 June 2016 at 5:30 pm; ]

I know this is late notice but maybe some will see it in time.

A MESSAGE FROM THE US EMBASSY

For Pride Month (increasingly meaningful with the horror of last week), the US embassy is screening ‘Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine’ at the National Library on June 21.

You can register here: https://goo.gl/kX7h8u

Here is an excerpt [...]

Second round of exciting authors announced for Canberra Writers Festival

By 20 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 26 August 2016 to 28 August 2016. ]

Former Senator and leader of the Greens Bob Brown and New York Times bestselling author Sarah Wilson lead the second announcement from the inaugural Canberra Writers Festival set to take on the National Capital from Friday 26 – Sunday 28 August 2016.

Melbourne Writers Festival Director Lisa Dempster who has led Canberra Writers Festival’s creative direction [...]

Upcoming chess tournaments and holiday coaching clinics 2016

By 17 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Canberra Academy of Chess is running a number of chess activities over the next few months, including individual chess tournaments, school competitions and a Christmas chess challenge.
July

Woden Holiday Coaching Clinic (Winter)
Canberra Chess Challenge 11

August

Woden Saturday Fun Tournament August 2016
Schools Chess Challenge at Westfield Belconnen 2016

September

Woden Holiday Coaching Clinic (Spring)

October

Canberra Chess Challenge 12
Woden Saturday Fun Tournament [...]

Uni Pub Comedy Club featuring Nick Cody

By 17 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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[ 17 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Comedy superstar Nick Cody is coming back to Canberra.

At only 29 years of age, Nick has already headlined comedy clubs all over Australia, sold out numerous solo shows at the Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra Comedy Festivals, performed for the Australian troops in Afghanistan & the Middle East and has toured the country with [...]

Friday Night Live – Wards Xpress

By 16 June 2016
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[ 1 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Guitarist/singer/songwriter Ross Ward has worked and recorded with some of the best artists and musicians in the country. It was at his first Bluesfest appearance in ’95, where the idea for the band Wards Xpress was conceived.

In July 2015, Wards Xpress celebrated its 20th anniversary by releasing ‘The Back Roads’ retrospective album. The CD hit [...]

Lloyd Spiegel – Keller Sessions

By 16 June 2016
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[ 26 June 2016 at 4:30 pm; ]

With 9 albums, a swag of accolades to his name and 25 years performing, writing and recording, Lloyd Spiegel has certainly squeezed more into 35 years than many do in a lifetime. It’s that experience and presence well beyond his years that has seen him become one of this country’s leading Blues artists and most [...]

Movie marathon in Gungahlin

By 16 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 17 June 2016 to 19 June 2016. ]

Gungahlin has been waiting for a cinema for many years now and hopefully later this year we will see construction commence on the development which will see a Hoyts operated cinema in the town centre.

Whilst the opening of this cinema will still be a while off people can enjoy some movies on the big screen [...]

Top eight things to do around Canberra this weekend (17-19 June)

By 16 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Classics films such as Dirty Dancing, Back To The Future, The Princess Bride and the blockbuster Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens return to the big screen at the Gungahlin Movie Marathon this weekend. Most of the flicks are on in the main theatre at Gungahlin College, which seats 290 people. Elsewhere this weekend, you [...]

Trivia Night to raise funds for orangutans

By 15 June 2016
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[ 25 June 2016 at 6:00 pm; ]

Want to have a fun night out and save endangered wildlife? Well here’s your opportunity to do both!

The Orangutan Project’s annual trivia night is on Saturday 25th June at Eastlakes Football Club, Griffith.

Doors open at 6pm – trivia starts at 7pm.

There will be great prizes, an auction, merchandise for sale, raffles and games. [...]

Special Event – Marlene Cummins: Koori Woman Blues Tour

By 15 June 2016
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[ 23 July 2016 at 7:30 pm; ]

For a night of fun, grooves and blues belting tunes to make you laugh, cry and dance.

MARLENE CUMMINS, with her Koori Woman blues belting style, takes you on the journey of her vulnerability, strength and survival, with long-standing friends and musicians forming the Blues Experience Band: “Red Wiggle” Murray Cook, Calvin Welch, (Christine Anu, The [...]

Constitution Day family fun at the National Archives of Australia

By 13 June 2016
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[ 9 July 2016 at 11:00 am; ]

Join in family fun Constitution-style! Try the discovery trail and collect your cupcake, try your hand at calligraphy, or Indigenous face-painting and storytelling, and make your own Constitution Day badge.

Learn about the story behind the Larakia petition. Enjoy Indigenous performances and join Queen Victoria with her Lady-in-waiting to view the Federation documents including the [...]

Visiting director gives Playhouse top billing

By 9 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Geordie Brookman at the Playhouse.

The artistic director of the State Theatre Company of South Australia, Geordie Brookman, reckons Canberra’s Playhouse is the best theatre of its size in Australia.
Brookman is in town for the Canberra season of the critically acclaimed new Andrew Bovell play Things I Know to be True, of which he is director (read our review of [...]

Poignant portrait of dilemmas of family life

By 9 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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From the writer of Lantana and the stage adaptation of The Secret River, Things I Know to be True is a new play about a seemingly ordinary family that inspires laughter (at the universality of their minor spats) and heartache (at revelations that would devastate any of us).
At the Playhouse till Saturday, the high-energy production [...]

Top seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (10-12 June)

By 9 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As the winter descends, you can take home a little bit of Paris in the spring by joining a Paint it Up class. There are also plenty of live music, theatre and film options to keep you snug and entertained indoors, or if you really want to warm your insides, you can sample a range of craft gins from [...]

Who is Canberra’s Batman?

By 9 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I ask this question, not in search of a vigilante to save our city from ruin, but rather to consider what heroism, villainy and justice might mean in the nation’s capital. One could achieve the same thing by substituting Batman with Wonder Woman, Wolverine or a ninja turtle. But the caped crusader is particularly instructive [...]

Create your digital self-portrait: a program for young Muslim women

By 8 June 2016
Muslim fashion bloggers Delina Darusman-Gala and Mya Arifin with a group of friends. 
Photo: Marinco Kojdanovski 
© Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney.

[ 13 July 2016 at 10:00 am; ] Develop your own digital stories and self-portraits with the support of Jenni Savigny from Gen S Stories and Thea McGrath from Photo Access. The results will be published online.

This program has been designed for year 9–12 students.

When: Wednesday 13 July, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Where: National Archives of Australia, Cnr Queen Victoria Terrace and Kings Avenue, Parkes
Tickets: $20, [...]

Friday Night Live – Killwater

By 8 June 2016
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[ 17 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Formed by musos seasoned in the pub rock venues of the ACT region and founded in a love of music and the desire to get back to roots, Killwater (formerly Los Pajeros) draws on traditional blues artists – John Lee Hooker and Buddy Guy through to the blues rock greats of Led Zeppelin, Cream and [...]

Exploring the arts with Singapore and Wellington

By 8 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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First a positive note. Full marks to the ACT Government for their efforts to achieve direct flights between Canberra and the cities of Wellington and Singapore. Those flights that are coming our way in September are very welcomed, although having a midnight flight into Singapore is not exactly appealing.
Despite that small discomfort, I am sure [...]

Federal Election public forum at Albert Hall

By 7 June 2016
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[ 16 June 2016 at 7:00 pm; ]

Public Forum on 16th June 2016 to meet ACT candidates for the Federal Election.

Hear the Candidates’ views about:

what should be the national responsibilities for planning in the ACT; and
preserving the unique characteristics of Canberra as the nation’s capital.

Questions could cover:

location of Federal departments in relation to impacts on town centres, employment, transport and parking;
impact of [...]

Northside City Slickers hosts June Jam

By 7 June 2016
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[ 19 June 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]

The Northside City Slickers were formed in 2013 by Kevin Abbey to play play songs written by the great bluesmen, highlighting less commonly played material, and to add his original tunes.  This will be a tribute performance to Kevin, who sadly passed away in February.

Tim Spellman, Fred Pilcher – original Northside City Slickers – and [...]

Best of Canberra: small galleries

By 7 June 2016 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Did you know that Canberra is home to more than 23 small galleries? I certainly didn’t until I started investigating our city’s lesser-known art scene for Best of Canberra. What I discovered was a vibrant, enthusiastic set of organisations and a new list of dynamic spaces to keep my eyes on.
I’m breaking the small galleries [...]

Queen’s Birthday Federation Gallery openings

By 3 June 2016
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[ 11 June 2016 at 9:00 am; 12 June 2016 at 9:00 am; 13 June 2016 at 9:00 am; ]

Catch a glimpse of the Commonwealth of Australia’s original founding documents with a Gallery Host who will discuss the significance of these intriguing, beautiful and powerful documents.

When: Saturday 11th – Monday 13th June, 9am–5pm
Where: National Archives of Australia, Parliamentary Triangle (Parkes) ACT
Cost:: Free

Friday Night Live – Little Buster

By 3 June 2016
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[ 17 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; 17 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Take one look at Greg’s old Gretsch Tennessee Rose leaned up against his Vox AC 30 amp and you’ll know that that Little Buster has a deep respect for the past – at least where music is concerned.

This is a band that plays good time rock ‘n roll the way it’s meant to be played [...]

Griffs plan to stop the Belles roll – Roller Derby in the Capital

By 3 June 2016
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[ 25 June 2016 at 6:00 pm; ]

Canberra Roller Derby League’s third home season game for 2016 is on Saturday June 25. The resurgent Black’n’Blue Belles will face the steely stare of the Surly Griffins.

The Belles opened their home season in style by scoring a massive 34 points in the first 2 minutes of 2016’s opening game against the Brindabelters. With a [...]

2016 Keep Australia Beautiful, ACT Sustainable Communities Awards – NOW OPEN!

By 3 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The ACT #SustainableCommunities Awards recognise excellence in environmental sustainability and community building in the Australian Capital Territory. These awards celebrate the innovation, hard work and achievements of individuals, community groups, businesses, and government who are taking positive steps towards improving their local environment. If you or someone you know is a leader in:

Community Action and [...]

Comedy Club at the Civic Pub – Daniel Connell

By 2 June 2016
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[ 2 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; 3 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Comedy Club at The Civic Pub presents Daniel Connell’s festival show with supports over 2 nights in June.

After requesting a National Police Check Daniel realised two things:

Police Checks cost $49.30.
His past wasn’t as clean as he thought.

Join Daniel as he uncovers his dark past in a way only he knows how.

Writer for The Project (CH10).
Member [...]

Top seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (3-5 June)

By 2 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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It is June and that means it is the truffle season. A range of activities will continue throughout the winter, including truffle hunts, farmers markets and cooking classes featuring the smelly underground fungus. Elsewhere this weekend, you can wrap up and embrace the cooler temperatures with a guided night-time stroll around the Botanic Gardens, followed [...]

Tickets on sale for Gungahlin movie marathon

By 1 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Tickets for the three-day Gungahlin Movie Marathon running from 17-19 June went on sale on Wednesday.
Among the 19 films to be screened at Gungahlin College are Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Mad Max: Fury Road, Despicable Me, Dirty Dancing and The Princess Bride.”
Tickets cost $5 per person per movie, and all proceeds [...]

Friday Night Live – Stormcellar

By 1 June 2016
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[ 10 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Stormcellar is an international touring roots’ act from Australia with a string of critically acclaimed albums. Playing festivals across the US Midwest, Stormcellar has become a cult favourite in the American heartland.

With indie chart positions in the US, Canada, France and Australia, Stormcellar – Michael ‘Rosie’ Rosenthal (guitar), Paul ‘Mr Wizard’ Read (slide guitar, mandolin), Michael [...]

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