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ACT qualifying stop for State championship skate title

By 23 April, 2014

[ 3 May, 2014; ]

The Australian Capital Territory qualifying stop of the 2014 Nike x SbA Am Titles will be rolling into Belconnen Skatepark on the 3rd May 2014.  ACT skateboarders should not miss this opportunity to claim the State championship title, prize money and an invitation to the Australian Championships.

With over $100,000 in cash, prizes and giveaways on [...]

Spanish Film Festival Canberra

By 23 April, 2014

The Spanish Film Festival hits Canberra 1-14 May 2014.
This year, the festival will have the added highlight of (the fairly easy on the eye) Alex González joining the early afternoon sessions on the 4th of May.
The Festival will take place at the Palace Electric Cinema.  Schedule and ticket information can be seen here.

AFL Legends Lunch

By 23 April, 2014

[ 13 June, 2014; 12:00 pm; ] The Sydney Swans are hosting a lunch in Canberra to honour recently retired Swans legend Jude Bolton.

Other guests include ex-Collingwood captain, Team of Century member and AFL Football Hall of Fame inductee, Des Tuddenham, and Sydney Swans CEO, Andrew Ireland.

Date: Friday 13th June
Time: 12:00pm
Venue: National Press Club, Canberra
Ticket Price: Members $115, Non-members $120

Bookings: http://www.sydneyswans.com.au/events/canberra-legends-lunch

All Tickets [...]

Groovin the Moo returns to Canberra

By 22 April, 2014

[ 27 April, 2014; ]

One of Australia’s most popular regional music festivals Groovin the Moo will return to The Meadows at University of Canberra this Sunday 27th April.

Now in its 10th year, the all-ages festival is boasting a big name line-up including Dizzee Rascal, The Jezabels, Karnivool, Architecture in Helsinki, The Presets, Disclosure and many more.

Canberra’s own electronic music [...]

Blog Post: Big Festival Dreams

By 22 April, 2014

I had a dream, not a high in community morals, lofty politically idealistic dream, but one of my husband and I – and our little people, enjoying a music festival. There were grassy fields, mugs of cider for us, wonderful music and our little people dancing merrily in front of us – cue loads of [...]

The Imposter Syndrome – why successful people often feel like frauds

By 21 April, 2014

How can it be that so many clever, competent and capable people can feel that they are just one step away from being exposed as a complete fraud? Despite evidence that they are performing well they can still have that lurking fear that at any moment someone is going to tap them on the shoulder and say “We need [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League presents Skate of the ANZAC

By 19 April, 2014

[ 25 April, 2014 to 26 April, 2014. ]

Canberra Roller Derby League presents Skate of the ANZAC: a two-day, three-tier skate extravaganza. Whether you want to catch a few heats on Friday 25 April for the mere cost of a gold coin donation, or show up for the thrilling finals on Saturday evening, 26 April, this tournament will have your Anzac entertainment covered.

A [...]

Where to see the Royals (assuming you’re that way inclined)

By 18 April, 2014

Next week we will be sharing our fair city with real life Royalty.  As ‘Wils and Kate’ or ‘the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’ (depending on how familiar you feel, or how formal you may or may not be) prepare to visit, and my house goes into some form of light excitement over this, it [...]

Speed dating the sustainable way

By 15 April, 2014

[ 4 May, 2014; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]

ACT Landcare will hold the Landcare for Singles Tree Planting day at Jerrabomberra Wetlands on 4th May 2014.

If you’re on the lookout for that special someone, this event is a great opportunity to try a new and unique form of speed dating – Speed planting!

Join in and plant a new tree with a new partner [...]

Don’t miss the total eclipse

By 15 April, 2014

Look up as you’re leaving work this evening and you’ll be treated to a rare spectacle.
The eastern coast of Australia will be lucky enough to witness a twilight total lunar eclipse tonight, with the moon expected to glow a striking shade of blood red.
The moon will already be eclipsed when it rises over Canberra at [...]

Hustle & Scout Twilight Markets Recap

By 14 April, 2014

New Acton has again played host to the Hustle and Scout Markets over the weekend. Event founder Tegan McAuley has outdone herself for the Autumn installment of this quarterly event, with plenty of interesting attractions to keep the crowds entertained throughout the day.
The event featured 32 Australian designers, makers and collectors offering designer and vintage [...]

Belconnen Community Council – April Forum: Old Belco photos, Jamison Inn redevelopment & Belco Town Centre ‘desired character’

By 14 April, 2014

[ 15 April, 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] The April 2014 Community Forum for the Belconnen Community Council will be held at:

7.30pm, Tuesday 15 April 2014
Community Room above the Belconnen Library
Chandler Street, Belconnen

A pre-DA consultation will be presented by Warwick Dunstone from the dezignteam on the revised plans for the old Jamison Inn site. Now known as Macquarie Park, the earlier plans [...]

Hustle & Scout Twilight Market

By 11 April, 2014

[ 12 April, 2014; 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

A new kind of heaven is on its way for Canberra’s foodies. ‘The Forage’ will pop up at tomorrow (12 April) nights Hustle & Scout Twilight Market in New Acton. ‘The Forage’ will be a feast of Canberra’s finest food, showcasing local food vendors, wineries, cafes and other foodie outlets.

Tegan McAuley, Founder of Hustle & [...]

Brumbies 2014 State of the Union Lunch

By 11 April, 2014

[ 30 May, 2014; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]

The Brumbies have announced a date and venue for the 2014 State of the Union Lunch. This annual fundraising event has been held for over a decade with the Brumbies raising money to assist with the development of rugby in the ACT and Southern NSW.

The State of the Union Lunch has become a well-known fixture [...]

Record Store Day at Landspeed Sat 19 April

By 10 April, 2014

[ 19 April, 2014; 10:00 am; ]

Canberra’s Landspeed Records will be celebrating Record Store Day on Saturday 19 April at 10am.

Record Store Day is an international celebration of independently owned music stores with physical locations where customers can browse the racks and talk to expert staff about new music and artists.

Record Store Day kicked off in 2008 and has grown bigger [...]

National Folk Festival due to hit town

By 9 April, 2014

[ 17 April, 2014 to 21 April, 2014. ]

The National Folk Festival hits Canberra again 17-21st April (the Easter weekend). The festival has now been running in Canberra for 22 years. For 5 days Exhibition Park becomes another world – one filled with music, colour and general artistic and creative celebrations.

Along with the music, the festival includes multicultural food stands to keep your [...]

What do we want? Canberra Fashion!

By 9 April, 2014

[ 30 April, 2014 to 3 May, 2014. ]

With the buzz around Melbourne Fashion Week and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, one could be forgiven for thinking that Sydney and Melbourne are the places to be if you want to see the future of fashion in Australia.

But those in the know will beg to differ. Here in the nation’s capital we have a burgeoning [...]

The Sportsmans Lunch

By 8 April, 2014

[ 2 May, 2014; 12:30 pm; ] In Partnership with Aristocrat & The Vikings Group; Vikings Rugby presents:

The Sportsmans Lunch
Friday 2 May 12:30pm

MC: Rupert McCall (Modern Day Poet)

GUESTS: Buck Shelford (Former All Blacks Captain) & Billy Birmingham (The 12th Man)

VENUE: The Auditorium, Erindale Vikings Club

DRESS: Business Attire (No Denim)

TICKETS: $110 per person or $1000 for a table of 10 (includes a 3 [...]

Young driver road safety: an innovative approach to a persistent problem – Public lecture, Dr Bridie Scott-Parker

By 7 April, 2014

[ 6 May, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Forty five per cent of all young Australian injury deaths are due to road traffic crashes. It’s a persistent and global road safety problem which was first recognised more than 50 years ago.

But rather than asking the same questions and getting the same answers, in this lecture Dr Scott-Parker will explain her innovative approach to [...]

Canberra art student makes a splash

By 7 April, 2014

When CIT student Steve Worthington decided to take one of his designs to the public, he had no idea that he would become only the fifth ever successful Canberran Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a world wide crowd-funding application, but one that it seems Canberrans have not really discovered. Kickstarter has only had thirteen projects registered in [...]

VW Drive for the Community

By 6 April, 2014

[ 6 April, 2014; ]

VW enthusiasts from far and wide took part in the VW Drive for the Community this morning.

Hundred’s of old and new VW’s took part in the convoy that started at Thoroughbred Park, and then proceeded along Anzac Parade.

The after party is still in progress (Sunday 6 April) at Thoroughbred park. It is a perfect [...]

Canberra and Region Heritage Festival

By 5 April, 2014

This week marked the start of this year’s Canberra and Region Heritage Festival.
The 2014 theme is “journeys” and is inspired by the first steam train arriving in Canberra 100 years ago. The full list of events can be found online.
The event lasts for 16 days and entry to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old [...]

New Home for Canberra Punk Fest

By 5 April, 2014

[ 12 April, 2014; ] Canberra Punk Fest, started at Magpies City Club as a venue in 2013, by Scott Main and Dave Spasm of Canberra Punk Legends Bladder Spasms.

After putting on regular large all day punk events with great turn outs, the lads were moved on. After a 7 month lay off, the boys are back and bigger than ever, Newly upgraded [...]

Rock Swap this Saturday the 5th!

By 5 April, 2014

[ 5 April, 2014 to 6 April, 2014. ]

The Canberra Lapidary Club’s Rock Swap will be held at EPIC from 8.30am to 5pm from Saturday 5 April until Sunday 6 April. Entrance is free. A fun day out for all the family!

Wagtail Way, Exhibition Park (EPIC)
Flemington Road Mitchell
FREE ENTRY

Buy jewellery, crystals, minerals, fossils, opals, and gemstones
Stock up on lapidary equipment and beading supplies
Sieve [...]

Canberra Airport Open Day

By 4 April, 2014

[ 6 April, 2014; ]

The Canberra Airport Open Day is happening again on Sunday 6 April from 9.30am to 1.30pm, and will feature loads of aircraft displays and children’s activities. Let’s hope the weather is kinder on the weekend!

http://www.canberraairport.com.au/corporate/community/open-day/

ACT Book of the year

By 4 April, 2014

As someone who dreams of being a writer – you know, the kind who writes novels that everyone talks about over their cups of tea in the office and get adapted into brilliant movies with action figure heroes, I was quite interested to see the outcome of the ACT Book for the year for 2013.
I [...]

Canberra’s first Connect and Participate Expo

By 26 March, 2014

[ 29 March, 2014; ] What do ancient arts, bush dancing, film buffs, ukulele, scrabble and cartooning have in common?  They’re all alive and well in Canberra, they’re inclusive of all ages and all abilities, and they’re all represented at the inaugural Connect and Participate Expo which will be held at the Kingston Markets this Saturday the 29th of March.

The [...]

Amnesty International letter-writing

By 26 March, 2014

[ 25 March, 2014 1:00 pm to 2 April, 2014 1:00 pm. ] If you are passionate about human rights and have limited time or if you are simply looking to get involved, come and join us for some tea, coffee and letter writing.

This group will draft and sign letters to support Amnesty international’s campaigns and give you a chance to make a real difference in the lives [...]

Internet Trolls and Free Arts Festivals

By 21 March, 2014

Hey gang!
Thanks to you lot I was invited to go sit on a panel at this years You Are Here festival to discuss internet trolls. I was chosen to discuss this topic alongside writers from Lip, Woroni, and Mamamia. These three writers have experienced all kinds of horrible insane abuse from their readerships both local [...]

North Canberra Community Council public meeting 19 March

By 19 March, 2014

[ 19 March, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] The next meeting of the North Canberra Community Council will be held from 7.30pm to 9pm on 19 March 2014, at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett.
The meeting will include:
National Broadband Network update – Michael Tyler, Community Account Manager, NBN Co.

Braddon Club update: Report on our appeal against the deconcessionalisation of the Braddon Club [...]

‘You Are Here’ festival – Faux Faux Amis

By 18 March, 2014

#Who  Faux Faux Amis
#What  Garage Punk Rock
#Where  Open Air Stage – Ainslie Place (off Garema Pl)
#When You Are Here Festival 14/03/14
#So  Find them at venues like The Phoenix
 
Nothing fake about these friends 
Words by Steve Boardman.
Tonight I venture in to the CBD to check out the painfully hipster ‘You Are Here’ festival. I actually like [...]

Belconnen Community Council Public Meeting: Does every suburb need a local centre? Why/why not?

By 17 March, 2014

[ 18 March, 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] This months public meeting will be in the form of a community discussion about the future of local centres.

Belconnen is unique amongst the Canberra town districts in having so many local centres in a state of decline. Three no longer exist and six have lost their supermarket. Come along and tell us what [...]

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