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From a Black Sky at the Street Theatre

By 10 September 2013

[ 20 September 2013 to 22 September 2013. ]

An Opera set during the 2003 bush fires is kicking off its season on the 20th of September at the Street Theatre.

In January 2003 when the fires raged and the seemingly impossible happened in Canberra, our city and the people in it changed. From a Black Sky is a gripping chamber opera set in the [...]

Inked Canberrans feature in portrait documentary series

By 8 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

A couple of years ago I used riotACT to recruit some Canberrans for a photography documentary/portrait project. Here is the result, finally online. See if you can spot anyone you know.

A really beautiful girl with a real sad story. Her words appear below. Tattooed Canberrans reveal the stories behind their ink: http://danielspellman.com/2013/09/tattooproject/

I got my [...]

The Incas coming to the National Gallery

By 6 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 6 December 2013 to 21 April 2014. ]

Andrew Barr has announced that the last Gallery blockbuster for 2013 will be: Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru.:

This new exhibition – which I launched this morning – is a one-off exclusive to Canberra. It will open in December and run over the first three months of next year.

It will provide another compelling [...]

CANBERRA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL: Sep 13 to 16

By 6 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 13 September 2013 to 16 September 2013. ]

The Canberra Short Film Festival is about to turn 18, and will celebrate the coming of age milestone with a three-day event featuring a line up of the best short films from Canberra, Australia and around the world.

The festival received over 300 entries – a new record – and the best 49 films will be screened at [...]

TJ James album launch at Belconnen Arts Centre

By 5 September 2013

[ 28 September 2013 at 1:00 pm; ]

TJ James is launching his new album “All the Pieces Fit” at Belconnen Arts Centre on the 28th this month.

SOMETIMES IT’S THE STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC … THAT MAKES THE MUSIC COME ALIVE

You may remember him as the guy who used to busk outside McDonalds in Woden, playing at the Hellenic Club or one [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 6th of September 2013

By 5 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 5 September 2013 to 9 September 2013. ]

Hey sex party, you sure have just pasted your posters over a bunch of gig posters for gigs that are still yet to come… so that’s kinda wrong.

Poor poster board etiquette. TSK TSK.

Anyways, it’s almost the weekend!

How did that happen?

TIME.

Time happened, and speaking of time and happenings, it’s time to check what is happening this [...]

The Front Gig Guide 11th to 25th of September

By 4 September 2013

[ 11 September 2013 to 25 September 2013. ] Those fine fellows at the Front have let us know what’s coming up with their gig guide.

11th September 2013: Wattleseed Pavlova (Comedy)
7.30pm
“Whether it be collecting Pez, gardening or relationship advice, we’ve got it covered with the ‘best’ of Australian radio.”
This show is an 8 episode digest of the “best” of Australian radio.
EPISODES 4 [...]

Canberra film industry panel at National Film and Sound Archive

By 4 September 2013

[ 12 September 2013 at 5:30 pm; ]

Canberra’s film-making scene is as talented and rich as any of its arts scenes, which is to say heaps talented and rich.

Heaps.

Those interested in what’s going on or wanting to get involved could do worse than to check out this panel coming up at the NFSA.

Canberra, 100 years old, has an interesting film history, and [...]

Cook Oval this morning

By 4 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Ben_Dover’s adventures continue.

Welcome, a free screening by the Refugee Action Committee

By 3 September 2013

[ 25 September 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]

The Canberra Refugee Action Committee is hosting a free screening of Welcome, the award winning film by French director Philippe Lioret. The film follows the story of Bilal, a 17 year old Kurdish boy from Iraq, as he tries to make his way across Europe to England.

Wednesday 25 September at Manning Clarke Centre Lecture Theatre [...]

Sass and Tease Collective bring the 80′s back

By 2 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 6 September 2013 at 6:30 pm; ] Ladies and Gentlemen the Sass & Tease Collective are putting on a new show this Friday night at the Abbey, and that is exactly when and where and you should be.

Also, it’s an excellent excuse to get dressed up. Always a good thing.

There will be door prizes, best-dressed prizes, katanas, merriment, dancing, dinosaurs, music, girls, [...]

Skywhale at UC

By 1 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Centenary team have sent in some pictures from Skywhale’s outing at the University of Canberra yesterday.
Hi John
We thought you might like to see these Skywhale photos from this morning at the UC Open Day. Skywhale’s number 1 fan, Adam, travelled from Sydney to see her. He also went to Dark Mofo in Hobart to [...]

Celebrate spring by looking at some flower paintings

By 30 August 2013

Canberra Botanical is an exhibition of painting of a range of botanical specimens.
So like, lots of flowers.
It’s taking place at CSIRO Discovery and is open throughout the latter half of September.
What started as an exhibition of the works of local artists has now expanded to include entries from the ACT, Victoria, NSW, Western Australia, [...]

In Canberra Tonight Election Special at Old Parliament House

By 29 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 3 September 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

Don’t worry guys, In Canberra Tonight will fix everything:

STOP THE PRESS. Because it’s all gone too far. The election is annoying and awful.

But it doesn’t have to be.

Variety show, ‘In Canberra Tonight’, is taking over
Old Parliament House from 7.30pm on Tuesday 3 September,
to try to have the election conversations we all really want to [...]

DIY wotz on guide from the weekend of the 30 August 2013

By 29 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 30 August 2013 to 2 September 2013. ]

Gosh it’s almost the weekend!

Gee willikers!

Why does nobody say gee willikers anymore?

Ponder this, as you leave your suggestions for what to do this weekend in the comments below.

Unearthed Review: Redbot Destroyer. Two and a half stars.

By 28 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

After foolishly Rick Rolling Johnboy I’ve been thrown back into the Unearthed Review pits as penance.
Time to work my way out again.
The fates made our RNG pick the forth band on our list and that just happens to be Redbot Destroyer. Redbot Destroyer have a rad name and apparently sound like “Rage against the smashing [...]

Support the Canberra Artists! RAW is coming to Canberra / Wed 4th Sept @ academy nightclub

By 27 August 2013

[ 4 September 2013 at 7:30 pm; ] RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.

The Canberra Pursuit: A Call To arms Cycles (and sneak peak into the SPIN program)

By 27 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 18 October 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]

This exciting news just in:

Centenary commissioned artist Jon Rose has recently taken up residence in Canberra, and is laying down the challenge to anyone who thinks they can build a musical bike, that they’ve got just under 2 months to do so if you’d like to take part in the Canberra Pursuit performance in this [...]

Southeast Asian Film Festival coming to Arc cinema

By 27 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 5 September 2013 to 19 September 2013. ]

Regional Intersections 2013 is Australia’s only film festival dedicated to new cinema from the Southeast Asian region, and it runs from Thursday the 5th to Thursday the 19th of September.

Cinephiles take note!

The Films:

THU 5 SEP 7PM, THU 12 SEP 2PM
HANYUT: ALMAYER’S FOLLY
Dir: U-WEI Bin Haji Saari, Malaysia/UK/Aust., 2011, 116 mins, 35mm, (unclassified [...]

Bijou a Cabaret of Secrets and Madness at the Street

By 27 August 2013

[ 29 August 2013 to 8 September 2013. ]

The Street Theatre are putting on a show, as the Street Theatre often does.

Bijou a Cabaret of Secrets and Madness will feature music, political anthems, nursery rhymes, dance, and also romance.

Sounds pretty wonderful really.

In a Parisian café bar in 1932 we meet Bijou. She is one of the night people, captured in Brassai’s revealing photographs [...]

Last chance to see StellrScope at Questacon

By 27 August 2013

Questacon has a lovely gallery full of some really interesting pictures of wheat… that sounds much less exciting than it actually is.
It’s called StellrScope and it is rather pretty.
I quite enjoyed it when I went to have a look. The exhibition also has the advantage of being at Questacon, which is a rad place to [...]

PHOTOWALK at the NGA Sculpture Gardens

By 22 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 August 2013 at 1:00 pm; ]

We just got this email from Hilary about the next PHOTOWALK event.

Quite a a few of you Rioters have skills with a camera so you should probably check this out if you’re free.

Hi guys!!

The 6th PHOTOWALK Canberra is on THIS Sunday the 25th August starting 1pm at NGA Sculpture Gardens.
Meet near the shiny cones [...]

Is the Hindenboob a poor ripoff?

By 22 August 2013

There’s a lot of similarity between the Tittycarp and the Star Whale.

Poetry Injection at The Front

By 22 August 2013

[ 30 August 2013 at 8:00 pm; 30 August 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Poetry, as always, is the real winner.

The Front Slam slams on frontwards!

Canberra Poetry Slam: WORD INJECTION

In August the Canberra Poetry Slam features the Interstate Poets Jackson (WA) and Jennifer Compton (NSW), as well as launch the latest Burley Journal.

The night will commence with the Open Mike at 8pm. Open Mike is an opportunity for experienced [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 23rd of August 2013

By 22 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 22 August 2013 to 26 August 2013. ]

The prophecy speaks of the coming of the weekend!

It will be glorious!

Got any plans?

Johnboy and I will kick this off with a list of the fun things we’ve heard of, but it’s up to you to finish it.

Make sure you leave suggestions in the comments below.

The Front Gig Guide 28th August 2013 – 11th September 2013

By 22 August 2013

[ 30 August 2013 to 11 September 2013. ] The Front Gallery have sent over a guide to their next two weeks of events:

30th August 2013 – Poetry Slam (Poetry)

Canberra Poetry Slam: WORD INJECTION

In August the Canberra Poetry Slam features the Interstate Poets Jackson (WA) and Jennifer Compton (NSW), as well as launch the latest Burley Journal.
The night will commence with the Open Mike [...]

The Cat in the Hat at the Canberra Theatre

By 21 August 2013

[ 8 October 2013 to 11 October 2013. ]

“I know it is wet
And the sun is not sunny.
But we can have
Lots of good fun that is funny.”

- Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss had a wonderful mind, and of all his creations The Cat in the Hat may be the most beloved.

Personally I’m a bit more partial to The Butter [...]

Vivaldi for kids at the Canberra Theatre

By 20 August 2013

[ 2 October 2013; ]

They really should have called it Fisher Price: My First Vivaldi.

Sydney Opera House’s Babies Prom are bringing their Vivaldi show to Canberra.

So if you’re suddenly feeling super guilty because you haven’t exposed your toddler to enough culture, you might want to pick up some tickets.

A unique introduction to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons designed especially [...]

Skywhale prepares for eight springtime shows

By 20 August 2013

Canberra’s kindest and most good looking citizen, the mighty Skywhale, is readying herself for her spring series of events.
Despite criticism from a series of culturally bankrupt and joyless haters, the Skywhale continues her noble mission to promote Canberra to, and protect Canberra from, the rest of the world.
Shine on you beautiful flying mammal.
The Executive Director [...]

Skywhale coming to the UC open day

By 20 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This just in:
Skywhale, arguably the world’s most famous hot air balloon, will be part of University of Canberra Open Day on 31 August.
Created to celebrate the Centenary of Canberra, the distinctive Skywhale will make its return to the Capital with a tethered appearance near the Haydon Drive entrance to the campus during the Open Day [...]

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! kicks off the ACT championships

By 20 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 21 August 2013 at 12:00 am; ]

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is tomorrow night!

It is also at the Phoenix!

It is double also the first heat in this year’s ACT Australian Poetry Slam championships.

The winners will be sent to the ACT finals, the winners of the ACT finals will be sent to National Finals in Sydney, the winners of the National finals in Sydney will be [...]

Anne Edgeworth Writers’ Award helps writers learn

By 19 August 2013

The Anne Edgeworth Writers Award is a new grant commemorating the late Anne Edgeworth, designed to assist young writers in improving their craft.
The Anne Edgeworth Writers’ Award will support specific writing projects proposed by successful applicants. The annual award of up to $5,000 can be used for any purpose that furthers recipients’ education [...]

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