[If you're coming in late, start at Part 1]
After one beer, he left Terry and Amanda but he didn’t go back to the house. He didn’t want to intrude. He didn’t want to talk to anyone or explain his sad fucked up life. He didn’t want to engage with hippies, no matter how cute and [...]
[ 23 November, 2013 7:00 pm to 24 November, 2013 1:00 am. ]
Time for an Art Party!
They’re holding on in Canberra 2, which is a parallel Canberra that branched off from ours shortly after the events of the Infinite Crisis.
They’re promising a bunch of art, obviously, and ENDLESS cups of chai.
If you’re a chai nut, please go and put this claim to the test.
Head to the Facebook [...]
It’s National Recycling Week!
Now while I’m sure you all recycle all the time already, if you want to know some more about recycling, or if you just want to see some pieces of art by the community, then this info may interest you.
National Recycling Week runs from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 November and to [...]
[ 18 November, 2013 to 24 November, 2013. ]
The Phoenix Bar is turning 20!
To celebrate, it’s doubled in size!
What once was downstairs Shooters is now an extension of the Phoenix Bar which is pretty much the most exciting thing to happen in my life since I became old enough to first attend the Phoenix Bar. They’ve put in a second bar, a raised [...]
Local poetic dark horse Andrew Galan launched his book That place of infested roads (life during wartime) last month and to celebrate he invited a whole pile of people (including Johnboy and myself) to come read his poems at the Phoenix into a microphone.
Well he recorded all of us and has stuck us up on [...]
Established in 2008, the Big Bang Ballers have taken the simple act of playing basketball and used it as a tool for change in 12 countries, serving over 41,000 boys and girls across social and cultural divides.
Using the game to fight social disadvantage and youth poverty, and having built schools, sponsored and supported orphanages and [...]
Actors and fans of the gothic and macabre take note!
Centenary Edge has put out a casting call for its upcoming gothic take on Canberra called Blood & Mortar.
CULTURAL AGENCY CENTENARY EDGE IS SEEKING ACTORS FOR A ‘NEW GOTHIC’ FEATURE FILM TO BE SHOT IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL IN MARCH – APRIL 2014.
[ 7 November, 2013 to 11 November, 2013. ]
The party never stops here in Canberra, and neither should you!
Stopping is for the weak, the dead, and people who must give way at intersections!
You are none of these things!
You are a go-er and you will go to everything this weekend!
I BELIEVE IN YOU!
You can tell because of how many exclamation marks there are in [...]
[ 9 November, 2013; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
Join the fight against Canberra’s postcode prejudice, and visit the Woden Valley this Saturday.
Many of us are quick to taunt Sydneysiders for their unwillingness to travel outside their own postcode; but the invisible borders between Canberra’s suburbs and regions can sometimes be just as pervasive.
However, there’s plenty to be gained if you venture outside [...]
[ 14 November, 2013; ] Comedy from 9. All beers at $5 a schooner
Thursday November 14
Paul sat at the kitchen table and sipped black tea.
The house was quiet. The fridge hummed, as if hungover from a long night keeping food cold. The morning light angled in through the greasy window pane, cutting the table, and Paul, in half. A magpie gargled its song.
The Saturday paper was spread out. The front [...]
This just in from the University of Canberra:
The world’s best poets are expected to enter a new poetry competition from the University of Canberra.
With a first prize of $15,000 and a total prize pool of $25,000, the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s Poetry Prize is one of the most generous competitions of its kind in [...]
By Jason Potts, RMIT University
Last year the Australian Bureau of Statistics did the maths – government spends about A$7 billion annually in Australia on arts and culture. The exact dollar figure varies depending on what we count, but it includes heritage, broadcasting and botanical gardens, along with all the usual suspects: performing arts, literature, film, [...]
Hey it’s Friday, it’s the afternoon.
You’re looking to wind down, get ready for the weekend. I understand.
However I need you to know you are doing the wrong thing. This weekend is so full of crazy awesome you need to hit the ground running. You need to be pumped.
Quick, listen to THIS:
That’s volume one of the [...]
[ 1 November, 2013 to 30 November, 2013. 1 November, 2013 to 30 November, 2013. ]
For the lovers of the bizarre and beautiful work of Abyss .607:
Exhibition by Abyss .607.
Depths Of The Divine will showcase a new body of work drawing major influence from mythology and ancient art.
Also many new collage and paintings.
Displaying at Tuggeranong Hyperdome, Shop front down from commonwealth bank
Opens 1st November till the end of the month.
[ 4 November, 2013 to 15 November, 2013. ]
The gallery out at Belconnen Community Centre always has something going on, and from the 4th that thing they have going on will be this:
gallery@bcs ‘Piece of Mind’ series presents
Colours of Our Country
An exhibition of landscape paintings by Keith Carfrae
November 4th – 15th
Official opening Wednesday November 6th 6pm
Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen
Open 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
On the Staircase is a pretty gorgeous piece of public art that was sadly vandalised by some people who we assume are not very nice.
Upon hearing that it has been restored and provided with extra security I ran down there today to snap a photo only to find it completely inaccessible. It appears that the [...]
The Liberals’s Brendan Smyth and Nicole Lawder are asking what’s going on the the Lower Louvre (aks the Tuggeranong Arts Centre):
Tuggeranong Community Arts is facing a crisis as the Association which runs the centre prepares for an emergency meeting requested by members, where the Board of Management could face the sack, Shadow Minister for Arts [...]
[ 9 November, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
Alrighty, so here’s a thing… C. Edge (the C stands for Cultural, Cutting, Critical, Centenary, Capital, and Canberra apparently) are a group of… well I don’t know what they’re a group of… but they’re dedicated to marking the Centenary of Canberra in a different way, and I’m fairly sure I met one of them on [...]
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is currently hosting an exhibition exploring arts as a platform for revolutionary politics.
The exhibition features the work of Vernon Ah Kee, Gordon Hookey, Jennifer Herd, Laurie Nilsen, Megan Cope, Tony Albert and Richard Bell—artists from the proppaNOW collective, along with former proppaNOW member Andrea Fisher.
proppaNOW is [...]
[ 5 November, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
ACT science lovers and fans of Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss are in for a treat, the ANU is hosting a screening of The Unbelievers, the rock and roll styled documentary on the atheist duo’s adventures.
The screening will also feature an introduction and post-show questions and answer session with co-star Lawrence Krauss, and Directors Gus [...]
[ 13 November, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Academy Club are hosting an artistic showcase that stretches it’s net across just about every medium you care to name. It’s a fun idea and not done often enough in Canberra.
If you’re interested in checking out some films/burlesque/makeup/cartooning/art then head to Academy from 7.30 on the 13th of November.
While you’re at it check out the [...]
Local photogromancers can get their work displayed in a pop-up gallery in Lonsdale Street and be possibly win $1000 prize alongside other visual artists as a part of the Master Builders Australia Centenary of Canberra Young Artist Award & Exhibition.
The Centenary of Canberra and Masters Builders Australia invite the city’s young photographers to enter a [...]
[ 23 October, 2013 to 28 October, 2013. ]
The African Diplomatic Women’s Group along with the Tuggeranong Arts centre have put together a showcase of films from across six African nations.
In an inspiring cinema journey, the festival will offer productions from Tunisia to South Africa, including films produced in Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.
The Botswanan film Four Thirty has been selected to open [...]
[ 17 October, 2013 to 21 October, 2013. ]
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you….
And what a weekend we have in store for you! Comedy, politics, bikes, music, ping pong, tweed…
AND THOMAS THE FREAKING TANK ENGINE!
Add your suggestions in the comments below, then get planning!
[ 25 October, 2013 to 26 October, 2013. 25 October, 2013 to 26 October, 2013. ]
A massive pile of family entertainment is coming your way ladies and gentlemen. A collection of the finest performers from Canberra and interstate, headed by event mastermind Elena Kirschbaum, will turn Glebe Park into a storybook wonderland next Saturday and Friday.
Just have a look at how ridiculously fun this stuff sounds.
The packed program for Kids, [...]
[ 31 October, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
So this is a little bit interesting, the Polish club are playing the the classic 1928 Sergei Eisenstein war film Ten Days That Shook the World accompanied by a live band.
That sounds awesome, check out their Facebook Page for more info.
This Sergei Eisenstein masterpiece has been given a contemporary live sound track by Canberra’s local [...]
Canberra’s Poets never stop fighting each other!
They can’t. They’re like sharks, but except instead of swimming, it’s fighting. And instead of water, it’s each other… Instead of fins they have waistcoats?
I’m losing control of that I’m saying.
Speaking of saying things, Tasnim Hossein, Aaron Kirby, Will Small, Zoe Erskine, Zohab Zee Khan, Omar Musa, and Ellie [...]
[ 18 October, 2013 to 20 October, 2013. ]
It’s Monday and to start your week off right we’d like to hook you up with some tickets to Canberra’s Latin dancing event of the year, Canberra Latin Dance Festival.
The event will be held at the ANU’s Sports and Recreational Centre, and will run from the evening of Friday the 18th though to the [...]
[ 18 October, 2013; 12:00 pm; ] The Childers Group are assembling a collection of critics, reviewers, and spokespeople to participate in a public forum.
The panellists will be: Robyn Archer AO (Creative Director, Centenary of Canberra), Kerry-Anne Cousins (visual arts critic), Anni Doyle Wawrzynczak (contemporary arts critic), Roslyn Dundas (CEO, Ausdance National), Joseph Falsone (Director, Gorman House Arts Centre Inc.), Marion Halligan [...]
[ 18 October, 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
This sounds fascinating.
Forget dinner and a show, wine and a show sounds much more my speed.
Canberra District winery, Shaw Vineyard Estate will be supporting and actively participating in the annual Good Food Month program – a month long food and wine program by Fairfax which, for the first time in 2013, expands beyond Sydney to [...]
My name is Ellen Lee and I am a fourth year student at the University of Canberra studying Film Production and International Relations.
As a part of our final unit we are to create a short 10 minute long film. Haunted Canberra is a documentary that is taking a closer look at the ghost stories [...]