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

By 19 November 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 [...]

Photographers now eligible for $1000 centenary art prize

By 22 October 2013

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 [...]

2013 African Film Festival @ Tuggeranong Art Centre

By 17 October 2013
2013 African Film Festival @ Tuggeranong Art Centre

[ 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 [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 17th of October 2013

By 17 October 2013
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 17th of October 2013

[ 17 October 2013 to 21 October 2013. ]

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you….

YOUR WEEKEND!

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!

Kids, Creatures, & 100 Harlequins at Glebe Park

By 16 October 2013
Kids, Creatures, & 100 Harlequins at Glebe Park

[ 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, [...]

Lenin’s Love Child – Ten Days That Shook the World at the Polish Club

By 16 October 2013
Lenin's Love Child - Ten Days That Shook the World at the Polish Club

[ 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 Poetry Slam at the Front

By 14 October 2013
Canberra Poetry Slam at the Front

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
Win a double pass to the Canberra Latin Dance Festival

[ 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 [...]

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