[ 21 March, 2013 to 24 March, 2013. ]
Canberra’s festival season shows no sign of slowing down. The next big thing to step out into the city in the name of showing you a good time is the Village Festival.
From their website:
The Village is a beautiful, beguiling festival that exists to provide an intimate environment in which professional and non professional artists and [...]
“Yippee ki-yay motherf***er!”
Have more potent words ever been spoken? This reviewer and avid fans of the Die Hard film franchise would argue no, no they haven’t. On Sunday afternoon as a part of the You Are Here festival, a bevy of John McClane enthusiasts were treated to a screening of the greatest Christmas film [...]
All I wanted for Christmas (in March), was a less tacky Christmas event.
The track record for You Are Here (YAH) this year was a good one, the events I’d been to all turning out to be great fun. Christmas Lane unfortunately wasn’t one of them.
This is not to say that the dance crews [...]
Hi there. I’m Hadley, one of the co-producers of the You Are Here festival, and I’m just dropping by to debrief an event we put on yesterday called ‘Christmas Lane’.
In 2012 You Are Here staged a Beach Party in Tocumwal Lane, behind Landspeed Records and Impact Comics. It was conceived by festival producer Yolande Norris [...]
Order of the Golden Cardigan in conjunction with Grand Wazoo Production present Enlighten.
Chilled modular synthesziser music with psychadelic video taken from the 2013 Canberra Enlighten festival.
It’s lunchtime and a man calling himself Fossil Rabbit is making the most wonderful and chilled sounds with a guitar. I swear this music is helping me digest. I don’t have the science to back that up, so I’ll just have to ask you to trust me.
A collection of people are sitting around the room [...]
I just wanted to thank you for the mixtape. I know we haven’t spent that much time together, but after listening to it on Friday night I feel as though I know you a little better now. We like a lot of the same music, you know? And as for the bands I hadn’t [...]
Raphael Kabo is leaving us soon for distant shores. This is a shame and here is a reminder why.
Also that is a very pretty stage, well done Art Not Apart.
The blurb for this event had me salivating at the thought of delicious Pancake Parlour fare. When the tutelage of Chris Wood, poker professional and competitive eating enthusiast, was added to that already delicious temptation, how could I resist?
To begin the event, Chris ran through some basics of playing poker, showed a video of some [...]
Friday 15th of March was a day of firsts: my first late night gig for You Are Here, my first time at Kremlin Bar, and my first ever burlesque show. Is there a better way to pop that cherry than with some of Canberra’s best burlesque beauties filling the stage and baring all for the [...]
You Are Here writer in residence, Andrew Galan has submitted this article about the You Are Here festival breakfasts, which you should all probably go to, because why not spend breakfast with lovely people.
Nic Delatovic’s Festival Breakfast with Matty Ellis and Luke McGrath
YouAreHere’s series of festival breakfasts are informal chats occurring most days between one [...]
The best birthday wishes for Burley.
Many city-goers have probably walked past, sipped coffee near, or eaten delicious food next to Smiths Alternative Bookshop. Located on Alinga Street in the city centre, it is nestled neatly away, much like most prized reading nooks.
As I entered Smiths, the little book nerd in me stood up and took [...]
Remember staying up late in the late 90’s on a Friday night turning the tv over to ABC and hastily hitting the mute button on your remote as scattered images blurred in front of you and the words RAGE RAGE RAGE were unpleasantly screamed at you? Hopefully you hit that mute button, you lowered the [...]
The video above is the playlist, it will update once a day as new episodes are released. Check below for individual episodes.
Fight Scenes, music, and beautiful women. Heartbroken Assassin is a new Canberra based web series being created over the course of the You Are Here festival. A new episode will be filmed and released [...]
[ 24 March, 2013; 2:30 pm; ]
If you weren’t already exhausted by the March of Madness the Centenary Folk have put out word on the Four Elements Festival by Lake George:
The Four Elements Festival started today, bringing the banks of Lake George to life in a regional multi-arts event at the Mirramu Creative Arts Centre.
The festival is proudly supported by the [...]
You Are Here has descended upon our fair City for the third time. In a time where random d-list personalities are making fun of Canberra for attention and profit, and birthday celebrations maybe don’t have enough food vans, it can be easy to fall into despair. Fear not though, there is a cure. No it’s [...]
[ 15 March, 2013 to 17 March, 2013. ]
It feels like last weekend is barely over and yet thoughts turn to the vast throbbing multiplicity of things to see and do around Canberra this coming end of week.
What are your hot tips?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 19 March, 2013; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
Continuing their fine tradition of creating events that defy simple entry into the RiotACT’s categories database, You Are Here is hosting an exciting mix of old films, live performance, music and who knows what else at the National Film and Sound Archives on Tuesday the 19th.
The You Are Here festival and the National Film and [...]
There is so much amazing free stuff to go look at in Canberra. Here’s some more courtesy of the NFSA!
The fascinating links between Canberra and film, from 1913 … and, the development of the Federal Government’s role in film-making and photography, from 1913.
These are the subjects of two new FREE exhibitions, CineCity Canberra [...]
I arrived way too early to Canberra’s birthday. I got there at 10 in the morning. I was that guest who arrives early to a party and sits around awkwardly while you keep setting up.
It was a beautiful morning and I had fun watching the many volunteers running around assembling things at high speeds. [...]
It’s the day we have all been waiting for – the public holiday Monday that sees all of Canberra get together around Lake Burley Griffin for the party of a century.
Big numbers are expected to the event, which starts at noon and continues until 11pm.
Event organisers heaved a sigh of relief late last week as [...]
I’m going to admit straight up that I spend an unhealthy portion of my days clicking through Facebook photos of friends from school or uni. I haven’t spoken to many of these people in years, but I think I could still hold a conversation with them on the strength of my observations on their extensive [...]
[ 13 May, 2013; ] Press your uniform and polish your aviators! It is time for a morale-boosting concert Pin-Up style!
Furthering my belief that this March is Canberra’s retort to the ridiculous claim that nothing interesting ever happens here, the ANU have just sent me some info on a little thing they like to call Thinking Spaces.
Running nightly from 15-27 March, Thinking Spaces features large-scale light projections of archival photographs and films on many of [...]
[ 21 March, 2013; 5:45 pm; 5:45 pm; ]
Megalo Studio started in a tin shed in 1980 and has been producing posters ever since. To celebrate their 33rd year of making stuff they’re holding an exhibition and producing a book of some of their favourite works. Humphrey McQueen will be on site to launch the collection.
EDIT: The book launch is at Paperchain bookstore, [...]
[ 20 March, 2013 to 21 March, 2013. ]
Not actually delayed. That’s the name of her show. Celia Pacquola is performing at the Canberra Comedy Festival on the 20th and 21st of March according to her media release.
One of the best comedians on the Australian circuit, and now making waves
internationally, Celia won the Age Critics Award at the 2011 Melbourne
International Comedy [...]
The Canberra Etsy Team are pooling their resources to raise money for Pegasus, a charity that provides equestrian activities for people with disabilities. Pegasus has hit some troubled times recently, but the community is rallying to help out and if you’d like to contribute this might be what you are looking for.
The Canberra Etsy Team [...]
Anyone else think this month is a getting a little ridiculous in terms of festivals? It’s ludicrous how much stuff is crammed into these 31 days. Anyone who complains Canberra is dull has never been here in March.
Let’s go over it shall we?
Canberra Comedy Festival. March 19-23.
The Village Festival. March 21-24.
The National Folk Festival.March 28-April [...]
“We built this city” is giving kids the chance to prove they could do a better job than Walt by providing them with 5000 boxes and telling them to build the city of their dreams.
The ongoing project will be running until Saturday, so if you get the chance head down to Civic Square and explore [...]
[ 14 March, 2013 to 22 March, 2013. ]
In our borderline-obsessive quest to cram as many free arts events down our fellow ACTians throats as possible, You Are Here is filling the coveted lunchtime real estate by showcasing a wonderful local band (and the odd award-winning poet) almost every day of the festival.
Lunchbox concerts will be at 1pm (the best lunch is [...]
What should I spy this morning but new art just off Marcus Clarke Street?
With an empty plaque it’s a bit tricky but I think I’ve got this.
Rising up from the bedrock of Australia a gleaming modern edifice holds up a mass of humanity.
Standing atop this mass is a privileged elite making offerings to the empty [...]
[ 8 March, 2013 to 11 March, 2013. ]
It’s here! Can you feel the excitement? It’s the Canberra Day long weekend!
What’s worth seeing and doing around this extraordinary city this weekend?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.