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

By 27 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
The Canberra Pursuit: A Call To <strike>arms</strike> Cycles (and sneak peak into the SPIN program)

[ 18 October 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 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
Southeast Asian Film Festival coming to Arc cinema

[ 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
Bijou a Cabaret of Secrets and Madness at the Street

[ 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
PHOTOWALK at the NGA Sculpture Gardens

[ 25 August 2013; 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
Is the Hindenboob a poor ripoff?

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

Poetry Injection at The Front

By 22 August 2013
Poetry Injection at The Front

[ 30 August 2013; 8:00 pm; 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
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 23rd of August 2013

[ 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
The Cat in the Hat at the Canberra Theatre

[ 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
Vivaldi for kids at the Canberra Theatre

[ 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
Skywhale prepares for eight springtime shows

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
Skywhale coming to the UC open day

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

[ 21 August 2013; 12:00 am to 11:00 pm. ]

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 [...]

Penelope Asterisk is stronger than you

By 19 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Penelope Asterisk is stronger than you

Gemma Wheildon is pretty much a super hero. Mild mannered public servant by day, glitter covered strong woman by night.
Penelope Asterisk is Gemma’s burlesque alter-ego, a carefully crafted character designed to wow audiences while proving two things:
1. Girls can be strong too.
2. Being strong does not mean you can’t be feminine.
Penelope lifts weights that boggle [...]

Visit the ANU Classics Museum

By 18 August 2013

Take this rare opportunity to visit the ANU Classics Museum on a weekend and enjoy free parking.
The Classics Museum was established in 1962 by Professor Richard Johnson, Professor of Classics at ANU. Amongst its first acquisitions were an Attic wine bowl, a gold lion’s head earring, and some coins. From those [...]

CJ Bowerbird in Scene

By 16 August 2013

Canberra’s Champion Poet CJ Bowerbird has been featured in Scene:
Meet Canberra’s CJ Bowerbird — a poet who’s challenging the very notion of spoken word art. While yes, he could loosely be defined as a slam poet — a style in which he excels, mind you — CJ is constantly refining his craft by incorporating [...]

Ron fights for the Stubbs

By 16 August 2013
Ron fights for the Stubbs

The National Gallery is firing a public broadside in its campaign to extract from Albion the iconic George Stubbs kangaroo and dingo paintings.
This kicked off in April and the Poms appear to be digging in about letting we colonials have the oils.
The Grauniad has the pommy side of the story.
I suspect we’ve got as much [...]

Evening Art Workshops at Belconnen Community Centre

By 15 August 2013

The Belconnen Community Centre is excited to announce our upcoming Spring Sessions Art Taster program. We are offering a series of six evening Art Workshops open to anyone interested in learning something new – no artistic experience is necessary!
In our first workshop, on the 2nd of September, you will explore basic glassmaking techniques as you [...]

Science Fiction lands at the Canberra Contempory Art Space

By 15 August 2013
Science Fiction lands at the Canberra Contempory Art Space

[ 16 August 2013 to 28 September 2013. ]

Erica Seccombe is using the ANU’s 3D Microcomputed X-ray Tomography (XCT) unit to get some stunning and otherworldly images of everyone’s favorite backyard crustacean, the slater.

Erica’s work will be shown at her exhibition Science Fiction, opening this week at Canberra Contempory Arts Space.

The image data from the XCT was run through a computer program developed [...]

CAPO Opens its 30th Annual Grants Round

By 15 August 2013

The Capital Arts Patrons Organisation is calling for applications from Canberran artists who would like access to fourteen grants ranging in value from $500 to $25,000. The grants are to support artists develop their careers and to assist with innovative community cultural projects.
Since its beginnings in 1983, CAPO has awarded in excess of 1.8 million [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 16th of August 2013

By 15 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 16th of August 2013

[ 15 August 2013 to 19 August 2013. ]

Hey gang!

The weather is improving!

Probably!

Obviously because we live in Canberra we should all keep up a healthy level of paranoia. Actually trust the sunlight not to retreat rapidly the second we walk out in anything less than full winter gear would be foolish.

Still, it’s nice to look at.

Now, what can we do over the weekend?

Be [...]

Two Workshops, One Weekend, a Whole lot of Words at the ACT Writers Centre

By 14 August 2013

The charming folks over at the ACT Writers Centre have let us know about a couple of workshops that they will be running this weekend to help writers push through writers block:
This weekend, the folks at the ACT Writers Centre are hosting a two day jaunt that tackles writers block with lecturer and poet Charlotte [...]

Changing Places workshops ask you to explore your environment

By 14 August 2013

BCS have just let us know about a series of interesting sounding workshops taking place around Canberra in late August.
Changing Places is based on the idea that good and bad mental health are in part made by our environment- physical and social.
Changing Places is an opportunity to explore, comment on and interact with places in [...]

The Lodge on the Lake Design exhibition at the Gallery of Australian Design

By 14 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
The Lodge on the Lake Design exhibition at the Gallery of Australian Design

Tomorrow twenty six of the 242 entries into UC’s The Lodge on the Lake Design Ideas Competition will be on display in a new exhibition at the Gallery of Australian Design.
The Lodge on the Lake Design Ideas Competition was a Centenary of Canberra initiative by the University and the Gallery of Australian Design, which invited [...]

ANU School of Art gathers alumni for exhibition

By 14 August 2013
ANU School of Art gathers alumni for exhibition

The ANU Art School Gallery is currently hosting a collection of works curated from the school of arts own alumni.
The exhibition is called but mostly air and has been curated by Jason Smith.
“The title came to me when I was sifting through the many artists that had been shortlisted for this exhibition,” he said.
“I was [...]

Cult Classics, Vintage Electric and now… Retro Revivals!

By 14 August 2013

Seems like Canberra just isn’t getting enough of the golden oldies when it comes to movies. Dendy has their Cult Classics series, Palace has their Vintage Electric stuff and even Limelight gives it a fair go with their Limelight “Classics” (if you can count stuff like Mean Girls a classic). And now it appears the [...]

The Next Movement. Canberra hip hop at it’s finest.

By 14 August 2013

[ 22 August 2013; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] It’s time we got back to basics in Canberra. We’re about getting organised, thorough and providing as much help to upcoming hip hop artists as we can. We’re putting on a series of events in order to bring the music back to the capital, and inject some hip hop sensibilities into our town. More opportunities [...]

Canberra Author’s Debut Novel

By 13 August 2013

Canberra born and raised author Christie Thompson has released her debut novel ‘SNAKE BITE’ (Allen and Unwin).
Set in Canberra’s south it follws the story of Jez who is seventeen and lives with her alcoholic single mum in in a government rental in Canberra’s outer-suburbs, with little money or future prospects.
As well as suffering from terminal [...]

Rufino and the Coconuts at the Polish Club

By 13 August 2013
Rufino and the Coconuts at the Polish Club

[ 17 August 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

Rufino from Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen is bringing some Caribbean beats to the Polish Club with his new band Rufino and the Coconuts.

You can just tell that this is going to be a bit special.

Get ready for the sensual primitive jungle grooves of Rufino and the Coconuts. One night only – plus local [...]

Elohgulp washes you down the plughole at Courtyard Studio

By 13 August 2013
Elohgulp washes you down the plughole at Courtyard Studio

[ 28 September 2013 10:00 am to 12 October 2013 10:00 am. ]

Jigsaw Theatre are inviting families to join them on a puppet filled adventure down the plughole and into the land of Elohgulp, which is where all the gross stuff that we wash down the drain ends up living.

Jigsaw do great work and you couldn’t hope for a better cast so this will probably be pretty [...]

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