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Deadset, a “place to converge” at New Acton

By 22 November 2013

New Acton are letting you know about their new “space” they’d like you to check out:
The NewActon Precinct’s latest space, Deadset, is giving a peek this weekend, starting today at noon.
Deadset is a bar; a lounge room; a library stocked with a growing collection of artisan books; and a secret garden.
While Deadset sits [...]

Faceless by Jeff Thompson. A serialisation, Part 3

By 21 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Faceless by Jeff Thompson. A serialisation, Part 3

[If you're coming in late, start at Part 1]
Paul needed to talk to Terry. He knocked on his door.
“It’s open.” Amanda’s voice. Amanda sat on the bed, reading. She was wearing a tight velour top and tracksuit pants. The room was a mess.
“I was looking for Terry.”
“Gone to the shops.”
“Can you let him know I’m [...]

Weinstein bails on Canberra

By 21 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Weinstein bails on Canberra

The SMH has the bombshell news that Harvey Weinstein is standing Canberra up and won’t be coming for the huge celebrations being planned for him.
When we hear more on the impacts of this we’ll let you know but we’re hearing the events are being shelved.

‘Zoology for Beginners’ A Doctor Stovepipe Family Show at Gorman House

By 21 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
'Zoology for Beginners' A Doctor Stovepipe Family Show at Gorman House

[ 24 November 2013; 3:00 pm; ]

Peddlers of good old fashion tunes, Doctor Stovepipe have put together a family show!

Doctor Stovepipe presents their musical family show ‘zoology for beginners’. It’s a show that features songs about chickens and many of the lesser animals known to science. There will be three part harmonies, guitar, double bass, fiddle, dancing, audience participation and medical [...]

21 Reasons at BCS Gallery

By 21 November 2013
21 Reasons at BCS Gallery

[ 3 December 2013 to 13 December 2013. ]

The ever busy folk over at Belconnen Community Centre have a new exhibit coming up.

21 Reasons
A multimedia exhibition in celebration of I-Day by Belconnen Community Service and Woden Community Service
December 3rd – 13th
Official Opening Wednesday December 4th 3pm
Open 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen

Join local artists and play-makers to celebrate the 21st anniversary of [...]

Bela Farkas Sacrifical Poems CD Launch at the Phoenix

By 21 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Bela Farkas Sacrifical Poems CD Launch at the Phoenix

[ 20 November 2013; 4:00 pm; 4 December 2013; 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. ]

Bela Farkas is BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUITS! eternal sacrificial poet, and is launching his first CD of poetry next month at the Phoenix Bar.

You should probably go.

Serial celebrity name dropper Bela Farkas is a Canberra-based poet. A lot of his work has been heavily influenced by popular culture and current events. He has featured at Canberra’s BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, Traverse [...]

What’s your favourite Harvey Weinstein movie? Part 2. [Competition]

By 20 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
What’s your favourite Harvey Weinstein movie? Part 2. [Competition]

Congrats to Wellington Sludge and BimboGeek for winning last weeks round, you both get a free double pass out of the deal.
Please send us an email at contact@the-riotact.com with your full name and home email address by lunchtime tomorrow and we’ll pass them on so you can get your tickets.
That was last weeks round, now [...]

Write it up! and Hip Hop Live! at Tuggeranong Festival!

By 19 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Write it up! and Hip Hop Live! at Tuggeranong Festival!

[ 23 November 2013; 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. ]

Tuggeranong Festival is now official more street than you.

Love them or hate them, there’s no denying that there is a bunch of great talent in Canberra’s urban art scene, and that talent is going to be on display at the Tuggeranong Festival. Suppoting the artists will be a selection of Canberra’s finest DJ’s doing that [...]

Monster Fest at CIT Woden

By 18 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Monster Fest at CIT Woden

[ 30 November 2013 3:00 pm to 1 December 2013 3:00 am. ]

12 monster movies coming for you.

OooooOOooOoOh!

I’ve got nothing.

Check out the Facebook page for more info!

12 films in 12hrs at the J Block Grindhouse, CIT Woden on Sat 30 Nov. 3pm to 3am.
It’s about the best horror and genre films, beer, food & music.

It’s about blackened cinemas with awe-struck patrons sitting on the edge [...]

Sculpture in the Street hits Downer tonight

By 15 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Sculpture in the Street hits Downer tonight

This just in from Nancy Porker:
Head on down to Rennie St, Downer from 6pm tonight for the first ever Sculpture in the Street exhibition.
Residents have made their front yards available for 32 artists to populate with installations for the weekend long event.
Organiser and Rennie St local, Stephen Harrison’s sculpture of a sea [...]

Faceless by Jeff Thompson. A serialisation, Part 2

By 12 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Faceless by Jeff Thompson. A serialisation, Part 2

[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 [...]

Art Party Canberra 2 in Lyneham

By 12 November 2013
Art Party Canberra 2 in Lyneham

[ 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 [...]

National Recycling Week inspires art

By 11 November 2013

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 [...]

The Phoenix gets a hole in the wall for its 20th birthday

By 11 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
The Phoenix gets a hole in the wall for its 20th birthday

[ 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 [...]

Recordings of us reading poetry at a book launch

By 8 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Recordings of us reading poetry at a book launch

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 [...]

My Team Is Strong – Photo Exhibition

By 8 November 2013
My Team Is Strong - Photo Exhibition

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 [...]

Blood & Mortar casting call

By 7 November 2013
Blood & Mortar casting call

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.
The Project-
BLOOD [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 7th of November 2013

By 7 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 7th of November 2013

[ 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 [...]

The Carnival at Woden Valley Festival

By 6 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
The Carnival at Woden Valley Festival

[ 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 [...]

Comedy and Beer at the Durham

By 6 November 2013

[ 14 November 2013; ] Comedy from 9. All beers at $5 a schooner
Thursday November 14

Faceless by Jeff Thompson. A serialisation, Part 1

By 5 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Faceless by Jeff Thompson. A serialisation, Part 1

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 [...]

UC Aiming for the most prestigious poetry prize in the world

By 5 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
UC Aiming for the most prestigious poetry prize in the world

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 [...]

You’ve got $7 billion. So how will you fund the arts?

By 4 November 2013
You've got $7 billion. So how will you fund the arts?

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, [...]

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! POETRY PODCAST VOLUME ONE

By 1 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! POETRY PODCAST VOLUME ONE

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 [...]

Depths of the Divine. Exhibition by Abyss .607 at Tuggeranong Hyperdome

By 1 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Depths of the Divine. Exhibition by Abyss .607 at Tuggeranong Hyperdome

[ 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.
6.pm [...]

Colours of Our Country @ BCS Gallery

By 31 October 2013
Colours of Our Country @ BCS Gallery

[ 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

My [...]

Heavy security around the staircase

By 30 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Heavy security around the staircase

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 [...]

Trouble at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre

By 29 October 2013

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 [...]

Aberrant Lodge at Corroboree Park Hall

By 28 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Aberrant Lodge at Corroboree Park Hall

[ 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 [...]

Insurgence @ Museum of Australian Democracy

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Insurgence @ Museum of Australian Democracy

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 [...]

Unbelievers showing at ANU and not many other places

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Unbelievers showing at ANU and not many other places

[ 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 [...]

RAW:natural born artists at Academy Club

By 22 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
RAW:natural born artists at Academy Club

[ 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 [...]

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