[ 3 February 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] Speaking, natural-sounding machines which can interact with humans using normal conversational patterns are still in the realm of science fiction – or are they?
Associate Professor James Curran is developing artificial intelligence which will revolutionise the way we interact with technology – using spoken language, the same way we interact with each other.
When: Tuesday 3 February [...]
[ 26 January 2015; ]
What’s not to love about Australia Day? It’s the perfect excuse to crack open a beer or two, wear your nicest pair of thongs and put a few lamb chops on the barbeque (to eat any other meat on 26 January would be considered un-Australian, as Sam Kekovich would have us believe).
If you don’t have plans [...]
[ 20 February 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
The 2015 Annual Molonglo AFL Football Club Golf Day is on Friday 20 February 2015 at the Murrumbidgee Country Club.
Tickets cost $50 per person, which includes golf and lunch. Drinks will also be on sale around the course, and prizes will be awarded for the following:
Best team gross Score
Best team net score
Nearest the pin on [...]
[ 17 January 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Readable Graffiti will launch their new EP, Out to the Races, this Saturday 17 January at Transit Bar.
It’s their first Canberra show in over a year, and they’re supported by local band Mondecreen.
When: Saturday 17 January
Time: From 8pm
Where: Transit Bar, 7 Akuna Street, Canberra City
Tickets are $10 and available at the door. For more info, [...]
[ 14 January 2015 at 12:30 pm; ]
The battle with England continues under lights on the refurbished pitch at Manuka Oval on Wednesday 14 January.
The Prime Minister’s XI again face England’s international team in what is billed as the number one summer sporting event for the ACT community.
Enjoy the atmosphere, the crowd and the banter of the one dayer – all the [...]
[ 22 February 2015 at 8:00 am; ]
Billed as “the happiest 5k on the planet”, the Color Run (their American spelling, not ours) returns to Canberra on 22 February 2015. It’s a 5km course that focuses on having fun with friends and family rather than athletic prowess.
Individual tickets cost $60 and include an official event shirt, sweat band, wristband, shoulder bag, coloured powder at [...]
[ 11 February 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
Australian electronica musician Chet Faker will perform an all ages show at the Royal Theatre on Wednesday 11 February 2015.
This show was originally scheduled as an 18+ gig at ANU Bar on the same date, but has since changed venues to accommodate a larger crowd.
The homecoming national tour is Chet Faker’s biggest Australian tour to date and [...]
[ 22 January 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
This resin bowl workshop, hosted by Canberra craft extraordinaire Mikaela Danvers, teaches participants how to create layered effects with colours, using a two-part quick-setting polyurethane resin.
I did this workshop with my mum a while ago and even though neither of us are particularly crafty, we really enjoyed it.
Participants create two small dishes to take home with [...]
[ 31 January 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Regional Australia’s only film, comedy, music and arts festival, Flix in the Stix, is heading to Canberra at the end of this month.
The festival features a brand new collection of award-winning international short films curated by actress Deborah Mailman, live music from My Friend The Chocolate Cake and entertainment by comedy act Tripod. There will [...]
[ 20 February 2015 at 12:00 pm; 21 February 2015 at 10:00 am; 22 February 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
The Canberra Food and Wine Expo is an annual three-day event dedicated to celebrity chefs, food and wine, cheese, cocktails and everything gourmet. The show houses over 100 local and national exhibitors, including wine makers, distributors, gourmet restaurants, coffee, chocolate and tea.
Sample food and wine in the appreciation area, watch celebrity chefs create recipes from [...]
[ 10 January 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] It’s on again! – Bucky’s Budweiser Birthday Bash.
Special guest for the night will be the sensational Pugsley Buzzard, who has dazzled and delighted audiences all over the world, from the smoky jazz cellars of Berlin to downtown New Orleans – the womb of the blues. His unique blend of dark hoodoo blues, good time rollicking [...]
[ 10 January 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]
Asia’s biggest football tournament, the AFC Asian Cup, is coming to Australia in January. Canberra will host seven games, including a quarter final, with the rest of the 25 matches divided between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle.
The first Asian Cup game to be played in Canberra will be Korea Republic versus Oman at Canberra Stadium this [...]
[ 10 January 2015 at 10:00 am; 10 January 2015 at 12:30 pm; 11 January 2015 at 10:00 am; 11 January 2015 at 12:30 pm; ] Charlie & Lola’s Extremely New Play is the sequel to Charlie & Lola’s Best Bestest Play, which sold out throughout Australia in 2012.
Enter a wonderful journey through the seasons as the stars of the hit ABC & BBC TV series and books by Lauren Child are brought to life by a magical mix of puppetry, [...]
[ 16 January 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra born and Merimbula raised singer/songwriter Kim Churchill returns to the nation’s capital to promote his new single, Single Spark, which is also the opening track from his Silence/Win album, released last year.
Kim is a multi-instrumentalist renowned for his deft guitar work. At only 24 years old, he has opened for both Billy Bragg and [...]
[ 9 January 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
The University of Canberra Capitals take on the West Coast Waves this Friday evening (9 January 2015) at the AIS Arena.
As seven-time Women’s National Basketball League Champions (and the most successful sporting team in ACT sporting history), the UC Capitals are fierce competitors whose speed, strength and athletic finesse will keep everyone on the edge [...]
[ 12 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 13 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 14 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 15 January 2015 at 9:30 am; ] Hi All,
I am running a Summer workshop for children ages 10 – 15. From Monday January 12th – Thursday January 15th 2015.
It will be a small workshop. 5 Spots ONLY. It will be 4 half days of singing, guitar playing and song writing.
We’ll do lots of group work, writing lyrics, learning to improvise with our voices, [...]
[ 18 December 2014 at 8:00 pm; 19 December 2014 at 7:30 pm; 20 December 2014 at 2:00 pm; 20 December 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]
It’s well said that the true measure of a humane society is how well it treats its most vulnerable. For me, just as true is the idea that humanity’s narrative and values are central to the arts. After meeting with Canberra’s Kirsty Budding, it is clear that she not only combines these ideals in her [...]
[ 23 December 2014 at 2:00 pm; ]
Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be signing copies of her book My Story on Tuesday December 23 between 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Paperchain.
‘I was prime minister for three years and three days. Three years and three days of resilience. Three years and three days of changing the nation. Three years and three days for [...]
[ 21 December 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Host band for the annual Christmas Party Blues Jam is Room 15 featuring Bailey Judd on Lead Guitar & Vocals, Lachlan Phelps on Bass & John Vassallo on Drums. This young hotshot band from Goulburn will have you on your feet in no time.
There’ll also be a guest appearance of the re-formed Groove Kings [...]
[ 14 March 2015 at 7:30 pm; 15 March 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Judith is back on stage with her first new solo show since 2012 and the good news is that her last year really sucked.
A truly awful year for Judith always leads to a great show for her fans and 2014 was magnificently terrible. Think death and early menopause and you’ll be in the ballpark. [...]
[ 13 December 2014 at 5:00 pm; 14 December 2014 at 7:30 pm; 16 December 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]
A genius of the twentieth century, two virtuosos, a young talent, and a heart-breaking memory. Where do I begin?
Cellist David Pereira and scholarly theatre maker Julian Lamb have joined forces to bring one of the most extraordinarily difficult literary works to life on the stage: T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land – to be performed at [...]
[ 20 December 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]
Following the totally awesome reinvention of Corey last year, Cell Block 69 are back to prove yet again, why they are number one – or at least why they should have been number one anyway.
Cell Block 69 are survivors. Sticks and tricks man Corey RoKK SiXXXxxXXX has only one original limb after a series of [...]
[ 6 December 2014 at 2:00 pm; 6 December 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]
Hear the world’s most loved songs performed live by a full-scale orchestra in a celebration of Christmas and community.
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas concert, A CSO Christmas, will transform Llewellyn Hall into a winter wonderland in a program that features a mix of modern and traditional Christmas songs.
A CSO Christmas will feature acclaimed conductor Timothy Sexton, [...]
[ 6 December 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Canberra Blues Society, Lone Wolf Promotions & ACT/Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group present:
The Blues Preachers (Sydney)
Shane Pacey (from Bondi Cigars)
Crossbones (local Rockabilly Band)
Judi Pearce & The Arrangement
Tuggeranong Ukulele Gang
Along with some of the finest musicians from the region all lending their support for a worthy cause.
Great raffle prizes.
Entry $5; all proceeds to The Cancer Support [...]
[ 29 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ] iFEST indie games festival is happening in Canberra this Saturday, November 29th . The free festival is now in its fourth year and is set to showcase the work of Canberra’s most promising independent game developers. iFEST provides the opportunity to game developers working without major studio support to show their work to the wider development community and the general [...]
[ 29 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ]
Costco’s Family Christmas Fair at Majura Park is being held this Saturday to support the NICU at Canberra Hospital.
Fun for the whole family, the Christmas Fair will feature face painting, a jumping castle, petting zoo, a visit from the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter (subject to operational requirements), visits from the Canberra Raiders and Canberra Cavalry [...]
[ 7 December 2014 at 4:00 pm; ] Come and enjoy a program of beautiful music played by COZMO and our Learning Group COZYMO! COZMO will present delightful music from Australian composers Stephen Lalor and Rob Kay, and traditional Italian and light classical tunes. COZYMO will also delight you with a short program that includes the much-loved Londonderry Air and will join COZMO in a [...]
[ 7 December 2014 at 10:00 am; ] It’s on again, bigger than ever, at the Tharwa Village Hall.
Come and see what the local knifemakers have been up to. See fine handmade knives for sale as well as talk to the makers about their craft. A big focus this year is kitchen knives.
There are more than twenty makers coming from all over. We [...]
[ 25 November 2014 at 11:30 am; ] Harry Hartog Booksellers Woden will be hosting the incredible Robin Hobb for an appearance in store tomorrow, the 25th of November between 11.30am and 12.30pm. We will have several copies of her back list, and her latest novel Fool’s Assassin available for purchase.
[ 30 November 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Write for Rights is an annual campaign for Amnesty International. More than 2 million letters were written last year, and over 140 countries were involved.
This year, we will be focusing on six important cases. One case is Daniel, a 21 year old student in Venezuela who was arrested on the way home from an anti-government [...]
[ 22 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Come over to Macgregor Primary School in West Belconnen and help us celebrate the school’s 40th birthday.
We are holding a massive school fete from 3-7 pm with rides, reptiles, live entertainment, a monster raffle (over 45 prizes!), market stalls, a food court, and heaps more including an art show put on by Macgregor Primary School [...]
[ 5 December 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]
Everybody loves to give, but at Christmas we can end up giving too much of the Earth away. By buying local, eco-friendly, handmade and fair trade goods we can reduce our impact, support positive initiatives, and find good quality, unique gifts that won’t end up in landfill come Boxing Day.
The Canberra Environment Centre will be [...]