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Canberra Poetry Slam at the Front

By 14 October, 2013

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 [...]

Win a double pass to the Canberra Latin Dance Festival

By 14 October, 2013

[ 18 October, 2013 to 20 October, 2013. ]

Hey Rioters!

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 [...]

Critics take the stage in public forum at the Bogon Theatre

By 10 October, 2013

[ 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 [...]

Shaw Vineyard Estate Blind Tasting Show at the Street Theatre

By 10 October, 2013

[ 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 [...]

Haunted Canberra. 10min Documentary being filmed in Canberra

By 9 October, 2013

Hello Everyone,
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 [...]

Halloween at the Basement

By 8 October, 2013

[ 2 November, 2013; 8:00 pm; 8:00 pm; ]

The Basement are not lacking in Halloween events it seems.

This particular Halloween event is kicking off on the 2nd of November, so if you’re not Halloween’d out by then check out some local talent.

Little Mac and The Monster Men, Reign of Terror, Bladder Spasms, Black Mountain, and Before Ciada

OK… Get ready for a huge lineup [...]

Frank Madrid disappointed Canberra doesn’t give him more money. Leaving.

By 5 October, 2013

The Canberra Times has a lengthy story on local “arts personality” Frank Madrid spitting the dummy and moving out of town because we have insufficiently showered him in money to do his own thing.
Personally I would dearly love to see more of the arts sector in Canberra being based on putting on events that customers [...]

Ninety 9 book launch at Smith’s

By 4 October, 2013

[ 22 October, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ]

Smith’s Alternative is hosting a launch for Vanessa Berry’s new book/zine “Ninety Nine”.

It seems like a wonderful piece of nostalgia.

CanberraZine Emporium is super excited to present the Canberra launch of Ninety 9, the latest book from prolific and much loved Sydney zinester Vanessa Berry (I Am A Camera + countless others). Ninety 9 is “a [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 3rd of Oct 2013

By 3 October, 2013

[ 3 October, 2013 to 7 October, 2013. ]

Rioters!

Start your weekend warmup stretches now!

Remember not to push it too hard, it’s just a warm up. Also no bouncing during a stretch, that’s a bad time to bounce.

Wait until the weekend to bounce.

Here’s a pile of entertainment we’ve found for you, but there’s always more to do that what we can find!

Please add your [...]

Night Falling. New Paul Summerfield exhibition at the Front

By 2 October, 2013

[ 31 October, 2013 to 19 November, 2013. ]

Paul Summerfield is approximately 82 times more talented than any single person has any right to be, and everyone should hate him for it.*

That being said, his work will be on display at the Front Gallery and Cafe from the 30th of October so you should probably go see it because it’s always spectacular.

NIGHT FALLING

New [...]

Katy kicks off Spin!

By 2 October, 2013

So you thought the Centenary was over? It’s revving up again to take us out of the year!
The Spin festival has a huge lineup of rotationally based events to keep you happy and excited.
Chief Minister Gallagher launched it today:
Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, today launched SPIN: Canberra’s Weekends on Wheels, the Centenary of Canberra program showcasing [...]

Gallery claims a whole Canberra worth of visitors

By 2 October, 2013

The National Gallery have announced the results of this year’s blockbusters:
The National Gallery of Australia today announced that the Turner from the Tate: The Making of Master exhibition attracted 153, 627 visitors from all over Australia to Canberra, bringing the total number of visitors to the Gallery’s two major exhibitions this year to 323,828.
The exhibition [...]

Head Full of Flames burns brightly

By 30 September, 2013

The richness of the early 80s Canberra punk scene is vividly evoked by the Head Full of Flames book, but tokenistically dealt with in CMAG’s exhibition.

That Place of Infested Roads, Andrew Galan’s new book launching at The Phoenix

By 30 September, 2013

[ 23 October, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

Andrew Galan has shared with us the very exciting news about his upcoming book launch:

On Wednesday 23 October, 7:30pm, Australian Capital Territory writer Andrew Galan launches his first poetry book, That place of infested roads, at Canberra’s Phoenix Pub. Published by leading UK alternative poetry publisher Knives Forks and Spoons Press, the book combines works [...]

Skywhale by night!

By 27 September, 2013

Skywhale was put through her paces at Regatta Point this evening for the entertainment of Nightfest goers.
Up close and personal though we were there just for the whale.

UPDATE: Now with video from the Centenary Team:

What holds you back? Art on Bunda Street

By 27 September, 2013

Local music producer Dax Liniere has made an addition to the mystery cage of Bunda Street.
He sent in the below images with these words:
“I wanted to do something positive for the community. Hopefully it will help someone.”

[Some photography by Adam Thomas]

The Queanbeyan Art Show in Civic

By 27 September, 2013

What could possible cause a mess of temporary fencing to surround a large army disposal tent on City Walk?
Why of course it’s the Queanbeyan Art Society Show!
Of course… it makes perfect sense…

100 Harlequins needed for record breaking parade

By 27 September, 2013

[ 13 October, 2013; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. 20 October, 2013; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. 26 October, 2013; 10:00 am to 10:45 am. ]

Learn skills, break records, and show your love of diamond shapes!

So many good reasons to get on board with Elena Kirschbaum’s mad-capped harequin parade idea.

Sign up for a workshop and get involved!

Learn performance skills, make a costume piece and help set a world record!

As part of the Centenary Children’s Week Celebrations, we’re nodding our cap [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 27th of September

By 26 September, 2013

[ 26 September, 2013 to 30 September, 2013. ]

The ends are the best parts of many things, like weeks for example!

However it’s up to you to really make sure you get those most out of these weekend thingies, so here’s a quick guide to help.

As always leave your own helpful suggestions in the comments below!

Canberra International Film Festival launches

By 25 September, 2013

[ 30 October, 2013 2:00 pm to 10 November, 2013 2:00 pm. ]

The 17th Annual Canberra International Film Festival launched today with a bit of a shindig at Dendy Cinema in Civic. The expected impassioned speeches about film, and a selection of excellent movie trailers kicked off the festival in style.

The festival proper will run from the 30th of October until the 10th of November and contains [...]

Anger Management and the importance of personal hygiene at Nishi

By 24 September, 2013

[ 11 October, 2013 to 23 October, 2013. ]

ArtsACT has the delightful news that the amazing George Rose is putting on her first exhibition at Nishi:

Anger Management and The Importance of Personal Hygiene is George Rose’s first solo exhibition. The works presented deal with idea’s surrounding expression vs interpretation and the notion of the creation of art aiding in the mental digestion [...]

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! with Amelia Filmer-Sankey and El Lukio

By 24 September, 2013

[ 16 October, 2013; ]

Canberra’s finest and only poetry event is returning to the Phoenix next month on the 16th with special guest stars Amelia Filmer-Sankey and El Lukio.

That’s right! I said Amelia Filmer-Sankey and El Lukio!

Can you even comprehend?

Lord of co-op related events and black-belted word ninja, Amelia Filmer-Sankey will be getting all up in your word grill [...]

Doctor Who at Dr Sketchy’s @ Scope Mount Stromlo

By 23 September, 2013

[ 13 October, 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

I do love me some Doctor Who.

Dr Sketchy’s is kind of like having an life drawing class at a Cabaret.

Life drawing and entertainment, all out at Scope which is a pretty great space.

Featuring a Tardis Bar, the 11 Doctors, Melina Fahrenheit, Schatzi Sunshine, Anne Duffy, Abel Fox, and more.

Check out the Facebook event page for [...]

Little Shop of Horrors at Erindale Theatre

By 23 September, 2013

[ 17 October, 2013 to 2 November, 2013. ]

Canberra Philharmonic are doing Little Shop of Horrors!

Feed me Seymore!

The show will be running from the 17th of October to the 2nd November at Erindale Theatre in Wanniassa.

One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version [...]

Waterhouse Natural Science art prize winners at National Archives

By 19 September, 2013

[ 20 September, 2013 to 10 October, 2013. ]

The National Archives will be hosting the top 33 entries from the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize from the 20th of September. The competition explores science through art, and the National Archives is fortunate to be the only space outside of Adelaide to get the chance to host the works.

‘We’re delighted to partner with the [...]

Word Co-op is a new poetry night

By 19 September, 2013

[ 21 September, 2013; 7:00 pm; ]

Local poetry wizards Andrew Galan and Amelia Filmer-Sankey (who you may remember we had on the RiotWRAP a few weeks back) are starting up a new bimonthly poetry event at the ANU Food Co-op.

Entry is by donation, and to kick this thing off with a bang they’ve collected a stellar bunch of poets to do [...]

Finding S___ T____ @ QL2 Theatre

By 19 September, 2013

[ 3 October, 2013 7:00 pm to 5 October, 2013 7:00 pm. ]

Dean Cross is returning to Canberra with his first solo show, Finding S___ T____.

I’m assuming we have to actually go to the show to learn what S and T stand for, and as a marketing device goes it’s working because I really, really, want to know.

The premise sounds rather interesting also.

Finding S___ T____ is [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 20th of September

By 19 September, 2013

[ 19 September, 2013 to 23 September, 2013. ]

WEEKEND WEEKEND WEEKEND!

I am excited for the weekend, as should you be.

There is a bunch of radness happening this weekend, and I demand that you take full advantage of it.

DEMAND!

As always leave your own suggestions in the comments below, because that’s the whole “DIY” side of things.

Artist on display at Gudgenby

By 19 September, 2013

TAMS are celebrating their successful luring of an international artist (Michael Brennand Wood) to take up residence in the Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage:
“We started the search for a unique and enthusiastic artist for the spring 2013 artist in residence program in January this year and are happy to announce that, for the first time, an international [...]

Pulp Fiction producer featuring at the Canberra International Film Festival

By 18 September, 2013

Multi-Academy Award winning producer Harvey Weinstein is the subject of the Canberra International Film Festival’s inaugural Body of Work retrospective, so he’s coming to town.
Details are sketchy ahead of the official announcement of the program this week but the multi-Academy Award-winning producer of Shakespeare in Love and Pulp Fiction will be in the nation’s capital [...]

The Front Gig Guide 25th of September to the 9th of October

By 18 September, 2013

From your friendly neighborhood Front Cafe:
The Front Gig Guide
25th September – 9th October 2013
25th September 2013 – Osloh (Music)
8.30pm // Free Entry
Osloh are a new group from Adelaide, South Australia. Blending an array of influences, from down-tempo electronica to film music, the jazz trained instrumentalists will be performing their intimate audio-visual show around the East [...]

Happy Birthday Hackett

By 17 September, 2013

[ 21 September, 2013 to 22 September, 2013. ]

Hackett is turning 50, and it’s inviting you to its birthday party.

It’s not called the “Hackett Half Centenary” for reasons unknown.

About
Hackett’s 50th birthday bash will be held over the weekend 21 – 22 September 2013 to commemorate 50 years since the suburb was officially established.
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The celebrations will be officially launched at 12 noon on the [...]

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