[ 23 March, 2013; 5:00 pm; ]
Canberra Comedy Festival has just announced it’s line up of storytellers for their show “Tell Me a Story.”
Based on New York’s phenomenally successful “The Moth” and “This Runaway Life”, Tell Me A Story is a unique show where six Canberrans each share a true story from their lives on the theme of “The Show Must [...]
Yesterday a collection of Canberrans assembled in the National Film and Sound Archive to do what Canberrans do best – talk about Canberra.
The event was called CANberra of WORMS. It’s a good thing they used so many strategically placed capital letters or I may have missed what they were trying to do there.
Taking the format [...]
It rained today. Not heavily, but enough that I was a rather damp and frazzled looking man when I stepped into the Canberra Museum and Gallery. I felt a little out of place inside the rather neat and trendy looking foyer, but that’s how I feel every time I go someplace nice.
I realised that while [...]
In its third year, the You Are Here festival has finally achieved its dreams and got hold of the keys to two of our favourite vacant shopfronts in the whole of Canberra: Fletcher Jones menswear and the Garema Place Police Station.
Joy Burch’s office says it’s just coincidence, but ArtsACT is looking for CEOS for the Tuggeranong Arts Centre and the Belconnen Arts Centre.
Who wants to be a CEO?
[ 22 February, 2013 to 24 February, 2013. ]
Some of you will be heading off to Soundwave this weekend, you lucky sods. So what’s left for those of us left behind?
The Centenary Team are letting it be known that the intriguing “The VIllage” has unveiled what they’re going to be doing in Glebe Park for free at the end of March:
Travelling arts community The Village has unveiled the program for itsCanberra debut, which will celebrate the Centenary year with four days of theatre, art [...]
[ 20 February, 2013 to 31 October, 2013. ]
This looks like a good use of a Sunday Morning:
As the saying goes, a year is a long time in politics!
Behind the Lines 2012 looks back on the highs and lows of the political year through the eyes of Australia’s best cartoonists. Their observations of the personalities, parties and political power-plays are insightful, amusing [...]
[ 3 March, 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Photowalk is a chance for any person no matter what age or ability to get together and have a lovely walk, get some fresh air and meet other photographically minded people. It is meant to be all inclusive whether you own a DSLR, a compact or just a phone-cam.
These walks happen once a quarter and [...]
[ 2 March, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
This in from MartyO:
Drink and Click™ is simple: We meet at a bar to have a drink, talk about Photography/Social Media, laugh and have fun together. Then we move to another bar, take pictures in between… and repeat until the night is over!
more info – for http://drinkandclick.com/blog/
Designed for actors who have completed secondary school, Senior Actors Ensemble develops core skills in acting technique, movement, voice, improvisation, script analysis and audition technique. The program provides opportunities to put those skills to practical use, in a myriad of performance settings.
For more info, visit http://cytc.net/workshops/senior-actors-ensemble
ArtsACT is calling for applications:
Applications are now open for funding to support artist residency programs located in the ACT or immediate surrounds. Applications are open to incorporated arts organisations, tertiary institutions, and ACT and Australian Government agencies including statutory authorities.
You have to have them in by 29 March 2013.
[ 14 February, 2013 to 17 February, 2013. ]
A happy Valentines to you all. May your partners be affectionate and if single your prospects at least hopeful.
Now let us turn our attention to what there is to see and do around Canberra this weekend.
Just leave your thoughts in the comments hmmm?
I took this photo on my way past the School of Art this morning. I really like the down strokes and the obvious spray control. Very artistic.
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Having last year strenuously denied any difficulties Gorman House is now recruiting for senior roles and tweeting about their revival.
Be part of the @gormanhouseartsrevival. Now recruiting 2 FT roles: Administrator, and Program & Marketing Manager. gormanhouse.com.au
— Gorman House (@gormanhousearts) February 11, 2013
Good luck to them, it’s a special part of this town.
The Canberra Museum and Gallery is celebrating 15 years:
Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) opened its doors 15 years ago this coming Saturday 16 February and we are inviting everyone to come and celebrate our birthday with us.
Join us from 2pm this Saturday for cake, art activities for children, a new exhibition and a book launch.
Creative Producers PJ Williams and Nick Byrne are delighted with the response to their take on a multicultural fringe festival.
[ 1 March, 2013 to 24 March, 2013. ] So it’s not the Spiegel Tent we’re getting, which explains some disquiet. It’s a Spiegel Garden. It might be in a tent too.
The Centenary team are letting it be known that the delayed program is now out.
Gosh! Robyn Archer in concert!
The programme – which runs from March 1st to 24th – includes such famous [...]
[ 11 February, 2013 to 17 February, 2013. ]
The ANU Students Association have tweeted at us to let us know about their rather slick music video promoting their O-Week activities.
For more detail they’ve got a page.
Canberra Youth Theatre is excited to announce our new Independent Artists program, Design Studio! Weekly workshops aimed at developing talent in theatrical design, including costumes, set, make up.
Visit http://cytc.net/emerging-artists-pathways/300-designstudio2013 for more info.
The You Are Here festival is paying homage to the ABC’s iconic TV show with our gRage series, featuring a lineup of artists guest-programming their favourite music videos accompanied by live performance. For free, at Smiths.
[ 20 February, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
The best reason in the world to start drinking early in the Phoenix on a Wednesday night is to get a decent seat at the Phoenix from one of Canberra’s two poetry slams.
Facebook has details:
Have you been to BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!?
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is the poetry slam that wants your words on stage for two minutes for 1st prizes.
[ 8 February, 2013 to 10 February, 2013. ]
2013 tears up to full speed this weekend with the new year well and truly under way now.
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 8 February, 2013 to 16 June, 2013. ]
The National Gallery have announced a new exhibition:
Vanuatu is very different from other Pacific nations. Traditional practices better known as Kastom remain strong even after a century of dual colonial religious influences. Kastom: Art of Vanuatu presents for the first time the unique collection of arts from this area held by the National Gallery [...]
A number of young women from the ACT have pulled together a photo exhibition as part of the Shout! Program which was organised by the Australian Women’s Coalition and DIAC –http://www.awcaus.org.au/ProjectsShout.aspx
The project has culminated in a photo exhibition about culturally and linguistically diverse women and their experiences of living in Canberra – and it will be displayed at a stall at the [...]
On Flemington Road in Franklin, a public artwork has experienced a slight touch up.
In my haste to grab a photo, I didn’t actually bother reading the plaque, so I have no idea of its original purpose or meaning (if anyone does, I would love to know). I mean, was it there to instill nightmares into [...]
One of the big attractions in the Centenary 100 celebrations, for me anyway, was the Famous Spiegeltent having a season in the Parliamentary Rose Gardens. I was kinda hoping there’d be a range of good quality music, cabaret and performances to watch, the same as Spiegeltent seasons have had in Melbourne and Sydney in the [...]
[ 1 March, 2013; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Book Launch: The Jungle School by Butet Manurung
Bogong Theatre, Gorman House, Ainslie Avenue, Braddon
The Jungle School, adapted from the personal diaries kept during her first year in the jungles of Sumatra, tells of Butet Manurung’s journey from outsider, to trusted teacher, friend and advocate of the hunter gatherer Orang Rimba (People of the Forest) and [...]
[ 1 March, 2013 to 9 March, 2013. ]
Andrew Barr has announced the launch of this year’s Enlighten festival:
Now in its third year, Enlighten captures the cultural and innovative essence of our city with free and ticketed events from 1 to 9 March. During Canberra’s centenary year the event promises to be more exciting than ever, with the final weekend of Enlighten leading [...]
[ 1 February, 2013 to 28 February, 2013. ] This just in:
Saturday 2nd 9:30pm
The King Hits
Monday 4th 8pm
Canberra Musicians Club Presents the Bootleg Sessions
Beth n Ben
Tuesday 5th 7:30pm
Andrew & Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Thursday 7th 9pm
The In The Out
The Dead Heads
Box Of F***
Saturday 9th 9:30pm
Monday 11th 8pm
2XX Local n Live Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Tuesday 12th 7:30pm
Jaimee’s all rolled into [...]
[ 12 February, 2013; 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] ArtsFest, as the name suggests, is an arts festival. But not just that. It is a celebration of student art, music and intellect at the ANU. Tuesday 12th of February at ANU’s Union Court from 12pm – 6pm. There will be a student art exhibition and live music stage with acts [...]
CYT’s acting workshops and ensemble groups are now enrolling for 2013! For more information, or to enrol, visit www.cytc.net