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Book launch: George Huitker – Big Life

George bok launch

[ 3 May 2016 at 6:00 pm; 3 May 2016 at 6:00 pm; ]

When | 6pm Tuesday 3 May Where | Radford College Senior School.

Big Life, published by Ginninderra Press, will be launched by Frank Fogliati, the principal 0f Black Mountain School, with some additional words by Radford Collegian, James Wanjura. Junk Sculpture will then perform a short set of Midnight Oil songs to conclude proceedings.

George Huitker was born [...]

Johnny Goode’s Leukaemia Foundation Fundraiser


[ 22 May 2016 at 10:00 am; ] Fundraiser for the Leukaemia Foundation NSW
Entertainment includes:
- Music
- Guest speaker from the Leukaemia Foundation
- Jumping castle and face painting
- Sausage sizzle and pancakes
Gold coin donations will be collected on the day.

This event also celebrates the 80th birthday of John Goode, who will be shaving his head in honour of his late wife, Laura, who [...]

Curator Talk: Faith, Fashion, Fusion


[ 28 May 2016 at 12:30 pm; ] Join Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences fashion and dress curator Glynis Jones on a walk and talk through our new exhibition as she highlights the work of Muslim designers and entrepreneurs making a mark on the fashion industry.

Saturday 28 May, 12.30pm
Gallery 2
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace

Manuka Oval Proposal : ISCCC Forum Thurs 28 April


[ 28 April 2016 at 7:00 pm; ]  


 PUBLIC FORUM Thursday 28 April 2016

7.00 pm Wesley Uniting Church Hall

20-22 National Circuit, Forrest



The ACT Government has received an unsolicited bid from Greater Western Sydney Giants to re-develop the Manuka Oval and surrounds.

You will be affected if you:

live or work in Manuka, Kingston, [...]

Themed Trivia Night – Digress – 26th April

By 15 April 2016

[ 26 April 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] We wanna mix things up in here and leave it to the peoples choice!Do you want to feel a sense of nnostalgiawith Buffy the Vampire Slayer Do you want to expose your knowledge of the bad in you with some Breaking Bad?Is would you prefer do you have a fever and the only cure is more [...]

May 7 2016 Club VAMP 9th Birthday at TRANSIT

By 15 April 2016

[ 7 May 2016; ] VAMP’s 9th Anniversary Event
Saturday May 7 2016 at The TRANSIT Bar, Akuna St Civic

Alternative Music Club eg. [Post] Punk, Dark Indie, Goth, Industrial, New Wave, Electronica, Heavy Glam Rock, EBM, Grunge, Darkwave, Bowie etc

Featuring dark electro-industrial band [SNUFF] of Sydney
+ DJs: Robot Citizen (VAMP co-ordinator) + Special Guests: Mircalla + Black Temple

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Uni Pub Comedy Club with Rod Quantock

By 14 April 2016

[ 22 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
As a pioneer of stand-up comedy, Rod Quantock has more than thirty years’ experience working in cabaret, theatre, television and radio.
In 2013, Rod celebrated his 45th year in stand up with a one off show at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre which received rave reviews in the media.
He has won awards, he has performed countless shows at the [...]

You Are Here: arriving this week


[ 13 April 2016 to 17 April 2016. ] An inner suburban house transforms into a theatre hotspot. An old night club becomes a hub for political debate. Mysteries linger in the Civic Interchange. Where are you?

Playful, irreverent and lo-fi, You Are Here is a curated festival which showcases the best of Canberra’s diverse independent and experimental arts and culture.

From April 13-17, [...]

Bunker Comedy returns for 2016 with Sydney double-header

By 7 April 2016

[ 14 May 2016; ] Righto folks, Bunker Comedy 2016 is back on May 14 with a double header featuring David Smeidt and special guest MC Sean Woodland. Smiedt has been delighting audiences around the country and overseas with his brand of warm inclusive comedy for over six years and is now one of Australia’s finest comedian MCs and corporate performers. [...]

ACT Broomball – Winter Competition Commences

By 7 April 2016

[ 10 April 2016 at 7:30 am; ] ACT Broomball Association is proud to announce the Winter 2016 Competition…

Broomball you say? Broomball is a sport played on ice, where you wear special shoes… no, the one you’re thinking of is curling. It’s not curling. Think of it as “Ice hockey meets field hockey – but more fun”.

The sport has been played in the [...]

King Parrot Live on Thursday 21 April from 8.00PM @ The Basement

By 7 April 2016

[ 21 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] If you are interested in seeing a more adventurous act outside of the usual fare, strap yourself in for a thrash/grind/metal gig that sets the bench for pure fun and mayhem.

King Parrot live has to be one of the most fun gigs you can attend, and the lads are coming back to Canberra to bring [...]

DisHonour Rollers vs Vice City Betamax – Saturday 9 April

By 7 April 2016

[ 9 April 2016; ]
Photo by David Mackie/Soul Hunter Photography

Canberra is chilling down but the roller derby action is only getting hotter: Varsity Derby League’s DisHonour Rollers are heading for a fierce match against Canberra Roller Derby League’s Vice City Betamax on Saturday 9 April at Southern Cross Basketball Stadium.

Get yourself trackside for this game and enjoy some awesome [...]

Whisky Straits hosts April Blues Jam

Whisky Straits

[ 17 April 2016 at 2:00 pm; 17 April 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]

Whisky Straits is yet another band which grew out of the Canberra Blues Society.

Back when the monthly jam sessions were held at the Statesman Hotel in Curtin, Owen Cooper (bass, trombone & vocals) & Jake Cussens (guitar, harmonica & vocals), visiting CBS for the first time, were directed by someone to ask Ken Nosworthy to [...]

Friday Night Live – Phil Emmanuel

Phil Emmanuel

[ 22 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; 22 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Phil Emmanuel is known as Australia’s Greatest Electric Guitar Player and has a resume of amazing performances with musical legends from Jazz – James Morrison, Don Burrows to big-band – Ed Wilson, the Royal Military College Band, to Country – Slim Dusty, Lee Kernaghan, Dolly Parton, to rock and blues – Jimmy Barnes, Roy Buchanan, Don [...]

Australia VS Canada at the AIS

By 1 April 2016

[ 16 April 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Australia’s Theo Christakos (4-1) is up against formidable opponent when he faces former Canadian Wrestling Champion Kevin “The Mongoose” Manderson as the Main event at BRACE 39.

The Canadian Manderson, a 35 fight veteran will be looking to showcase all his skills and silence the local crowed when he faces Christakos at the AIS Saturday 16th [...]

Photography: Wei Leng Tay—The Other Shore


[ 31 March 2016 to 15 July 2016. ]

An exhibition now at the ANU’s China In The World gallery.

Using the words from the pamphlet – the exhibition is about young Mainland Chinese who are moving to Hong Kong from all over China, leaving their homes because of family interests or in search of better education and career prospects. Such migrants fi­nd themselves in majority [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League – Season 2016!

By 31 March 2016

[ 2 April 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] The low rumble of wheels on wood…The silence broken by a shrill whistle…

Canberra Roller Derby League — Canberra’s premier roller derby league — is back for  2016!

This Saturday 2 April CRDL storms back to the track at the Southern Cross Basketball Stadium for the first game of the 2016 season.

In a rematch of the 2015 [...]

Looking for a new sport? Try dragon boating!

By 31 March 2016

[ 1 April 2016 to 3 April 2016. ] Females from teenagers to over forties are invited to join Diamond Phoenix for a fun paddle on Lake Burley Griffin. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried a water sport before, we’ll help you get started.

Dragon boat racing is among the fastest growing of team water sports, with thousands of participants in over 60 countries. It’s [...]

Secrets, stories, spaces: Behind The Scenes tour of the National Archives


[ 4 April 2016 4:30 pm to 13 April 2016 5:30 pm. ] Take a peek at the secret spaces of the historical East Block building that now houses the National Archives. Home to many government departments throughout its 82-year history, including the Postmaster General and ASIO. Hear stories of haunted rooms, missing mail bags, pneumatic tubes to Parliament House and the ASIO ‘green door’. Suitable for families

April [...]

Canberra Brickworks Precinct – Important Community Update

By 24 March 2016

[ 31 March 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] Thursday March 31, 7:00pm at Yarralumla Primary School Hall Loftus Street Yarralumla

The ACT government will shortly invite developers to submit proposals to develop the Canberra Brickworks Precinct.

The Canberra Brickworks Precinct Community Panel has been meeting since November 2015 to formulate a set of objectives, parameters and perspectives that will shape the future development.

The forum will [...]

Free screening of ‘Forgotten Plague’, film on chronic fatigue syndrome

By 24 March 2016

[ 1 April 2016 at 6:00 pm; 4 April 2016 at 1:00 pm; ] See Forgotten Plague in Canberra on Friday 1 April at 6pm and on Monday 4 April at 1pm.
Ryan Prior’s life imploded on October 22, 2006 when he was struck down by a disease that dozens of doctors were powerless to diagnose, let alone treat. Against great odds, he becomes a reporter and ventures to tell the story [...]

Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo at the Old Bus Depot Markets

By 17 March 2016

[ 19 March 2016 at 11:00 am; ] Looking to broaden your interests? Then get along to the Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo at the Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston, this Saturday to sample the offerings from more than 160 groups and clubs from across Canberra.

The event is free and there’s something for all ages and abilities to get involved with – from choirs, [...]

Visualising modern Australia – Presentation

By 17 March 2016

[ 13 May 2016 at 5:30 pm; ] What can the audio-visual materials of the National Archives of Australia tell us about social and political change in modern Australia? Frank Bongiorno, author of The Sex Lives of Australians: A History (2012) and The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia (2015), will talk about how major changes public and private life during the 1960s and 1970s can be [...]

The Dismissal: fresh documents and revelations

By 17 March 2016

[ 7 May 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Speakers Corner

Join authors Troy Bramston and Paul Kelly in conversation about one of the most dramatic moments in our political history – the Dismissal. Fresh documents, revelations and new interviews will change your understanding of this event.

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace

Saturday 7 May, 2pm

Free, bookings essential:

Artist Nikki Main’s inspirations

By 17 March 2016
NM portrait

[ 19 March 2016 at 11:00 am; ] Artist Floor Talk
Join glass artist Nikki Main in discussion about her inspirations and how they shape her unique work. View her Waterhouse Prize winning entry Flood Stones.
Saturday 19 March: 11am and 2pm
Free, bookings essential:


By 17 March 2016

[ 13 April 2016 at 11:00 am; 13 April 2016 at 1:00 pm; 16 April 2016 at 11:00 am; 16 April 2016 at 1:00 pm; ] Have you ever seen a puppet create an artwork? Renowned puppeteer Marianne Mettes will be operating a cast of quirky puppets who create art with you!

A family show filled with fun and silly puppetry sketches – celebrating the art of puppetry that connects us with kids’ ABC TV shows of the 1960s and 1970s. Marianne’s [...]

Memorable characters from Canberra’s past – Speakers corner

By 17 March 2016

[ 10 April 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Join local author Jenny Horsfield in discussion about some of the remarkable and dedicated men and women who helped build Canberra in the early years. These pioneers feature in her new publication Building a City: CS Daley and the story of Canberra.
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Sunday 10 April, 2pm
Free, bookings essential:

Connect with your nature – art display

By 17 March 2016
Jodie Hatcher

[ 8 April 2016 to 14 May 2016. ] View works produced by artists Ruth Hingston and Jodie Hatcher during the Archives’Connect with your nature artist-in-residence program. A National Archives, Craft ACT and ACT Parks and Conservation Service project.
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Friday 8 April – Saturday 14 May 9am-5pm

Writing Masterclass – Beyond 1915 remembrance

By 17 March 2016

[ 2 April 2016 at 9:00 am; ] Peace Works, a community writing project, is calling for contributions to a publication about the battlefront and homefront during World War I. This master class will assist you to prepare submissions for the November deadline. Funded by an Anzac Centenary Local Grant.
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Saturday 2 April, 9am–1pm
Free, bookings essential: 1915-remembrance-tickets-22671723736

Tuning In: ABC TV 1964-76

By 17 March 2016
Tuning In-coming soon

[ 8 April 2016 to 15 May 2016. ] Gather round the telly and bask in the glow of vintage ABC. From Play School to raunchy romps, Australian life reflected on screen

From the National Archives of Australia audiovisual collection.

[caption id="attachment_166680" align="alignnone" width="635"] Tuning In-coming soon[/caption]

Friday Night Live – Ali Penney & The Moneymakers

By 17 March 2016
Ali Penney

[ 15 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

With Ali Penney (keys, vocals), Dave Blanken (guitar), George Rigatos (guitar), Mike Rix (bass), Rosscoe Clarke (drums), it’s a dream team of musos that makes for an evening of sweet, but saucy sounds, informed by Penney’s husky vocal warmth and swag of sassy songs. They groove, grind and swing, with a bit of blues, a spattering of funk [...]

Friday Night Live – Just Us

By 17 March 2016
Just Us1

[ 8 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Winning an inner west Battle of The Bands competition, Just Us soon lit up the stage with a sensational performance at The Basement Blues Society – where it has now performed twice – supporting the Australian Blues legend Ray Beadle. At a recent performance at the Sydney Blues and Roots festival Just Us was described [...]

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