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Music Amongst the Stars – Charity Concert for ACT Down Syndrome Association

By 15 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 22 March 2015 at 3:00 pm; ] Last year the ACT Down Syndrome Association (ACTDSA) lost their main sponsor and this has had large impacts on their service provision ability. In light of this, and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day, “Recorders in the Basement” & Friends will be performing a charity concert at Mount Stromlo Observatory at [...]

Local game developer launches crowdfunding campaign

By 2 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Local game developer Whale Hammer Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its turn-based tactics role-playing game (RPG), Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire.
Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire is an episodic, turn-based tactics RPG set in a world that has fallen into a medieval dark age after the collapse of space faring civilisation.
Once, it [...]

Acting for the fun of it with Peter Wilkins

By 27 February 2015
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Long-time Canberra theatre teacher Peter Wilkins is running a series of acting courses throughout 2015.
Acting for the Fun of it courses

Acting for the Fun of it
Sunday February 15 – Sunday March 29
A course for beginners. Build confidence. Learn a variety of performance skills. Meet friends.
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Sunday May 10 – Sunday June 10
Practical performance [...]

Anzac centenary commemorated through the arts

By 23 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja has today announced over $80,000 in funding for two arts and culture projects as part of the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund Public Grants Program.
From the media release:
The ACT’s Centenary of Anzac commemorations received a boost today with Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja today announcing [...]

Opera by Candlelight 2015

By 18 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 20 February 2015 6:00 pm to 22 February 2015 6:00 pm. ]

Late notice I know but here is a reminder that Opera by Candlelight is on again this weekend (20, 21, 22 February) at Albert Hall.

Saturday night is sold out but there are still tickets available for Friday 20th  and Sunday 22nd Feb.

When: Performances on Friday 20 February and Sunday 22 February
Where: Albert Hall

For more information [...]

Local leaders – Ché Baker and Dallas Bland (Blue World Order)

By 18 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Local filmmakers Ché Baker (pictured right) and Dallas Bland (pictured left) believe that Canberra has the potential to become one of Australia’s most sought-after filming destinations.
The pair are currently filming their debut full-length feature film, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi flick titled Blue World Order, on location in Canberra. They hope to use the film to help [...]

Bell Shakespeare’s As You Like It

By 14 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 7 April 2015 to 18 April 2015. ]
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for love?
As You Like It is an adventure of the heart, a journey through a forest of poetry (and lions), and a tale of a love so grand all the rules are broken to win the heart of a boy. Passionate and disarming, As You Like It – one of Shakespeare’s [...]

Wanted: Young artists to perform live on radio

By 29 January 2015

Youth Matters on Valley FM is offering one spot each week (starting on 6 February 2015) to young musicians, singers or bands who would like the opportunity to perform live on air.
Students in high school, college or young adults in the post-school years from across the ACT are welcome to participate. Participants will be required to [...]

A sci-fi filmed in Canberra? This local filmmaker says it’s possible

By 29 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Cloning is a bad idea and Australian animals will kill you.
…At least, this is what Canberra filmmaker Christian Doran would have you believe. And he’s just been awarded an arts grant of $10,000 from the ACT government to help convince you.
Inspired by the works of Isaac Asimov, movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey and television [...]

RAW Canberra presents Visionary, 30 January

By 26 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 January 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

RAW is an indie arts organisation for artists, by artists. Every second month it showcases around 30 artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, performing art, hair and make up for what the organisers describe as a “one night creative explosion”.

When: Friday 30 January 2015
Time: From 7.30pm
Where: Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen

Tickets [...]

Canberra mourns 2XX presenter Sylvie Stern

By 23 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Canberra arts community grieved on Wednesday morning with the passing of Sylvie Stern, long-term arts promoter and host of 2XX’s popular Art ‘N’ Soul and Artbeat programs. Sylvie had been diagnosed with cancer and passed away in hospital.
The many tributes that came in spoke of her passion and enthusiasm, especially for young artists. Movement [...]

New Summer Music Camp for Kids

By 18 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 12 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 13 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 14 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 15 January 2015 at 9:30 am; ] Hi All,

I am running a Summer workshop for children ages 10 – 15. From Monday January 12th – Thursday January 15th 2015.

It will be a small workshop. 5 Spots ONLY. It will be 4 half days of singing, guitar playing and song writing. 

We’ll do lots of group work, writing lyrics, learning to improvise with our voices, [...]

M16 Artspace 2014 Drawing Prize

By 8 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The M16 Artspace Drawing Prize once again pushes the bounds of ‘what is drawing’. This annual prize has been running since 2006 and continues to grow in quality, volume and boldness. An enthusiastic crowd of artists and art lovers came to the opening on Friday 5 December to find out who won the M16 Artspace [...]

Centenary Flag Project exhibition opened

By 20 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Canberra: where wood works

By 19 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Poke Something That Bites

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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‘Poke Something That Bites’ is an exhibition that explores the mentally exhausting symptoms of an anxiety disorder. When the mind is like an angry wasps nest thrown into the middle of an elephant’s carcass being torn to pieces by a pack of hyenas it can be difficult to process ‘normal’ or ‘rational’ thoughts.
Your daily routine [...]

Looking for our first Irish sean nos dance army

By 26 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

We’re looking for enthusiastic people who’d like to learn some simple and energetic dance steps for performance at the 2015 Canberra Multicultural Festival.
Perhaps you like great rhythm, perhaps you have some Irish family connections somewhere or maybe you just like trying new things?
It’s also a fun way to keep fit & healthy and something you [...]

DESIGN Canberra festival to launch in November!

By 23 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Save the date! DESIGN Canberra is a four-day festival held November 20- 23 celebrating and promoting Canberra’s vibrant and diverse design community. Explore a CBD reACTivated by pop-up installations, talks, exhibitions, and shops; visit MODERN Market to find works by leading local and interstate designers; see your city in a whole new light with the [...]

Book Launch: ‘Fire in the Afternoon’ by John Stokes

By 22 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ]

Celebrated poet John Stokes does not shy from the contentious and the harrowing, his verse evokes the plain truth about love, sex and chaos. In a clear, resonant voice Fire in the Afternoon catches the truth in the midst of the storm, his poems resonating from a life that has known joy, loss and solitude [...]

ScreenACT funding to support filmmakers

By 17 October 2014

ScreenACT will receive $80,500 from the 2015 ACT Arts Fund Program category to support local emerging filmmakers and screen practitioners, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch announced today.
“The ACT Government is committed to supporting artistic development for our local film and screen artists. The goal of ScreenACT’s 2015 program is to inspire, develop and assist [...]

Sunset Boulevard (The Q) – Review

By 13 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Sunset Boulevard is a waste-heap of broken dreams and the wreckage is visible everywhere.  The bric-a-brac backstage at Paramount Studios blends into the shabby luxury of faded star Norma Desmond’s mansion-mausoleum.  Director Steven Pike’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beautiful and gaudy musical is appropriately lavish and gritty, relishing every desperate moment in a story [...]

CAPO Grant Recipient Winners for 2015

By 10 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation (CAPO) announced the winners of the 14 awards for 2015. It’s the philanthropic organisation’s 31st Annual Grant Round where the winners of the awards are announced at CAPO’s Annual Art Auction fundraiser and celebration, which is the culmination of CAPO’s work to support and celebrate local artists and arts patronage. Held [...]

Funding for the Arts – a Satire

By 8 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Opposition Arts Spokesman Brendan Smyth has again attacked Arts Minister Joy Burch for providing funding for a controversial artistic production. Funding of $19,000 will be awarded to the Aspen Island Theatre Company for the development of a production titled Kill Climate Deniers. The controversy exists in the context of the Opposition’s attack, earlier this year, [...]

The Handmade Markets

By 7 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Handmade Markets were on this long weekend at the National Convention Centre, with everything on offer from clocks fashioned out of bicycle wheels and gears, to a stall full of delicious marinades for meat, to hand-sewed foxes wearing trousers.
I went along on Saturday morning, at around 11.00am. The markets had only been open for [...]

The Loop Pedal Singer and the Upside Down Guitarist: Kate Watts and Tessa Devine

By 3 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I like Little Brooklyn.  It’s a quaint little venue but it’s always had quite a big crowd. It keeps gigs intimate, but there’s still that popularity factor that entices the less musically inclined to venture in for a drink, or dinner, thus involving them with the local music scene – intentionally or not.
Kate Watts is [...]

Opening tomorrow at the National Archives in Canberra: The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2014

By 25 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 26 September 2014 9:00 am to 9 November 2014 5:00 pm. ] From tomorrow, Canberrans can see nature through the eyes of the artist with the winning and highly commended artworks from The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2014 at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra.

This prestigious exhibition, on show for a limited time, is an annual favourite at the Archives, the only venue outside Adelaide to [...]

$720,000 funding for arts projects

By 23 September 2014

Minister for the Arts Joy Burch today announced that a visual artist mentorship program, a contemporary pop band, and a dance theatre group are among the 49 successful applicants who will share in arts funding worth $720,000.
“The ACT Government is extremely pleased to have been able to increase the number of projects being funded for [...]

James Southwell doing it for the love

By 19 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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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. [...]

What’s on this weekend? 20th and 21st September 2014

By 19 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Angus and Julia Stone Stealing Hearts (And lights) at Canberra’s Llewellyn Hall

By 17 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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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. [...]

Interview: Chenoeh Miller, new director of the 2015 Fringe Festival

By 10 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Chenoeh Miller is well-known in Canberra for the work of Little Dove Theatre Art with shows like Six Women Standing In Front Of A White Wall and Cordelia.  She was recently chosen by an independent panel as director of next year’s Canberra Fringe Festival.  Chenoeh sat down with us for a chat about her creative [...]

Spring Superheroes – School Holiday Drama Program

By 5 September 2014

CYT’s School Holiday Program for 7 – 12 year olds

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