[ 8 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ] To celebrate World Space Week 2014, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents:
2014 AIAA Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night
The United Nations declared World Space Week to celebrate space and commemorate the 1957 launch of Sputnik 1 and the 1967 signing of the Outer Space Treaty. 2014 also marks 50 years since the [...]
As the Hustle&Scout markets celebrate their first birthday this weekend, they will also be celebrating a change in location. For the first time, the event will be held not at New Acton, but in an aeroplane hangar in Fairburn.
The twilight markets have proved a much-loved attraction for Canberrans, gaining popularity with each seasonal instalment. So [...]
Whenever I told someone the theme for this improvised show the response was usually a mix of surprise and horror. “Well, you see, in the first half a group of improvisers study eight audience members and then in the second half they pretend to be them, improvising a short play.” Jaws would drop and eyes [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday September 19th
On Our Watch – Children are often the hidden victims of domestic violence and a new campaign calls for everyone to get involved and to speak up.
Islam is Inside Me – three Canberra children talk about their faith in Islam and in Australia.
Pass the Parcel – [...]
I caught up with Melbourne based musician James Southwell, we talk fame, influences and preparing to record.
What was the first song you learnt how to sing and play as a kid?
Dammit Blink 182. I remember standing in my bedroom in front of my mirror with my stereo blaring the song, as I was playing along. [...]
[ 18 September 2014 at 11:00 am; ] Victoria’s Model is Canberra’s longest established modelling agency.
Victoria’s Models offers courses for all ages to improve life skills, self confidence and presentation, as well as training for the modelling industry. The experience and professionalism of our trainers ensures you will receive the best possible advice and gain the knowledge necessary to succeed in modelling, or [...]
With Floriade in full swing and predictions for some pretty cracking weather for the Capital, we’ve got a few suggestions for weekend activities.
Add your own tips in the comments.
From our team:
Amy Birchall is off to Floriade on Saturday for one of Emma McMahon’s cake decorating demonstrations
Heather Lansdowne is going to check out the Roller [...]
The Mandarin Code is the latest offering from seasoned political journalists Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann. A follow-up to their previous novel The Marmalade Files, the Mandarin Code has been developed into a TV series.
It’s clear from the start that the authors know Canberra – the novel opens on the discovery of the body of [...]
[ 20 September 2014 at 2:30 pm; ] It’s probably the biggest match in the history of the Cooma Tigers. This weekend the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football League Champions lock horns with their New South Wales counterparts in a huge National Premier Leagues Finals match. The first National Premier Leagues Finals match to be played in Canberra is shaping up to be [...]
[ 27 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ]
It sounds like the stuff of science fiction but changing one kind of cell to act like another is nothing new. In fact, in some of the first experiments of their kind, our next public speaker Sir John Gurdon was able to do just that more than fifty years ago.
This work with frogs was later [...]
[ 11 October 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] When: Saturday 11 October 2014. 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
Where: The LAKE VIEW Room Tuggeranong Community Centre 245 Cowlishaw St, GREENWAY ACT
Why: To raise much needed funds for the Communities @ Work social programs.
How: $20 per person – includes hot and cold snacks, drink, tea and coffee.
You can even purchase a variety of delicious mocktails.
Plenty of [...]
[ 14 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ] This talk sketches how Aboriginal people managed land at the time Europeans arrived (“1788”).
Stephen Cummings is playing at Smith’s on Friday night and we’ve got a double pass to giveaway!
2014 sees Stephen release his first album for three years, ‘Nothing to be frightened of’ which was recorded and mixed by Shane O’Mara in two days.
‘Nothing to be frightened of’ is a lucid commentary on humanity’s inevitable confrontation [...]
I’ve always been so charmed by Angus and Julia Stone – the balance between those two polar opposite voices meeting in the middle to create the music that they do has always incited a chill down my spine. The haunting richness in Julia’s unique soprano is so raw and unrestricted – there’s nothing like it. [...]
[ 17 September 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Our 17 September meeting will also be our Annual General Meeting. It will be held at 7.30 pm at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland St, Hackett. Members and North Canberra residents are invited to attend. The agenda includes:
Ainslie and north Canberra traffic issues (Roads ACT)
Acceptance of Annual General Meeting Minutes 16 October 2013, plus Minutes [...]
[ 16 September 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The September 2014 Belconnen Community Council Public Forum will be held at:
7.30pm, Tuesday 16 September 2014 in the
Community Room above the Belconnen Library
Chandler Street, Belconnen
The meeting will commence with Council business and a brief update on amendments to the BCC Constitution.
“Future Transport in Belconnen”.
Capital Metro representatives will discuss light rail Stage 2 and beyond, [...]
History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many people have reported the same [...]
[ 16 September 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]
Tickets are selling fast for the big Westfield FFA Cup clash tomorrow night. Tickets are available at Ticketek. We recommend to pre-purchase and to arrive early (Gates open at 6pm) for your convenience. Tickets sales topped 1000 within a day of going on sale!
Local Canberra football club Tuggeranong United FC will be playing [...]
Bloody Lips (words of passion spoken and sung) was my first experience of Performance Poetry. Held at the Monster Kitchen and Bar at NewActon on Sunday afternoon, I’m not sure what drew me to it, but it seemed like a pretty cool thing to do.
The event was MC’d by 2013 Australian Poetry Slam Champion, CJ [...]
Smiths Alternative Bookshop is emerging as one of the artistic venues in Canberra – supporting emerging and established local talent.
Domenic Mico the owner of Smiths is putting his all into getting unique shows up and running. He has supported the likes of ‘Blokes Don’t Talk’ and is now directing “Couples Don’t Talk,” 5 plays written [...]
[ 21 September 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Our host band this month is Judi Pearce & The Arrangement (JPA); a 6 piece ensemble featuring strong rhythmic interpretations of jazz, blues & contemporary songs laced with powerful vocal & sax melodies.
Lead vocalist, Judi Pearce has won multiple awards including the 2006 Chain Awards, Australian Blues Vocalist of the Year & the Canberra Blues [...]
[ 19 September 2014 at 6:30 pm; ]
Tammi Horton, Canberra City & Suburban Cricket Association & Last Man Stands Canberra T20 Cricket have come together over the last two years to raise awareness of suicide prevention in the ACT region. The running the Michael Buhagiar Cup T20 Winter Cricket competition and annual trivia night and auction has raised just over $10,000 for [...]
[ 20 September 2014 at 4:00 pm; ] CRDL’s Third double header - Saturday, 20th September
The CRDL home season is rolling on with unstoppable force, with the third double-header of the season and the last before the final, set to take place on the 20th of September. This home season is continuing to prove that in derby, anything can happen, with last season’s standings completely reversed. At the most [...]
As we approach another weekend and Spring takes a firm hold in the form of Floriade, we have a few tips for what’s on around town.
A few ideas from our team:
Amy Birchall will be watching the Molonglo Juggernauts Women’s AFL team play in their first ever grand final this Sunday against Queanbeyan, 12pm Sunday at [...]
This is a rare chance to see a collection of Lartigue’s iconic images, one of the founders of modern photography.
Bringing a dash of Mediterranean romance to Canberra from 23rd September to 15th October, the Italian Film Festival’s 15th annual outing will screen 33 show-stopping new features and documentaries and one glamourous classic, showcasing the charisma of Italy’s most engaging actors, from Kim Rossi Stuart, Raoul Bova, Monica Bellucci and Claudio Santamaria to Giovanna Mezzorgiorno, [...]
[ 16 October 2014 at 12:00 pm; ] With the tenth anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami this coming December, it is timely to reflect on the progress made by Australia and the international community to safeguard nations from this most destructive and cruel geophysical hazard.
This talk will look at the historical development of tsunami warning systems, their existing limitations [...]
Opera Australia’s Indiana Jones-themed production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” swaps the forest setting for a mysterious tomb in a kid-friendly, accessible staging with amazing singing.
The most striking thing about this production is the adventure serial styling. This was a savvy design choice: this is a smallish production (regional tours are planned) but the Egyptian [...]
The Keller Sessions present Veronica’s Boyfriend – Laid back New Orleans style blues and their own alternative groove.
Jeff Prime – blues harp, lead guitar; Sandra Chambers – percussion; Shaun Andrews – vocals, guitar and Sarah Bloustein – violin.
Veronica’s Boyfriend were formed out of the fabulous Bear Busker Sunday afternoon sessions in Filthy McFadden’s (like so [...]
If you grew up in Canberra in the 90s like I did, chances are you went to the roller skating rink in Erindale at some point. Before I discovered horses I spent every Saturday morning at Skates Alive learning how to roller skate. We’d have an hour lesson which consisted of checking off certain skills [...]
CRDL’s Third double header - Saturday, 20th September
The CRDL home season is rolling on with unstoppable force, with the third double-header of the season, and the last before the final, set to take place on the 20th of September. This home season is continuing to prove that in derby, anything can happen, with last season’s standings completely [...]