[ 21 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
The Blues Preachers – Brother John on guitar, banjo and vocals, and Captain Bluetongue on harmonica, mountain dulcimer and vocals – will take you to another place and time, somewhere between 1920 and 1940.
Their music paints a landscape of pre-war struggle and determination with sounds reminiscent of the Deep South. They will make you want [...]
[ 5 November 2015 to 15 November 2015. ]
The Canberra International Film Festival returns to Canberra in November with grassroots focus on films hand-picked by local experts. It also has a new home at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
From the media release:
The festival will be curated by volunteer film enthusiasts who specialise in local, Indigenous, Asian, education and documentary genres, [...]
[ 16 August 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
The 2015 Year 11 and 12 music students from Narrabundah College delivers its music with much skill and enthusiasm. This band of 11 seasoned musicians, who all picked up their instruments not long after they started walking, will be shaking it up as it hosts the August Jam!
When: Sunday 16 August 2015
Where: Harmonie German Club
[ 14 August 2015 to 6 September 2015. ]
A renowned pastelist, Amanda McLean has worked extensively in the Canberra region. Her recent focus has been landscapes and seascapes of southern NSW, and studies of Lake Burley Griffin. Her work very successfully captures the moods of the country and climate, while her capacity to portray the transition from water to sky creates a beautiful [...]
[ 15 August 2015 to 16 August 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Weetangera, O’Connor, Latham, Wanniassa, Ainslie, Harrison, Jerrabomberra and Queanbeyan. Happy Friday!
Saturday 15 August
6 Hakea Crescent O’Connor
8am to 1pm
Jackets, household items, swimming flippers, trampoline, basketball hoop, lamps and linen. View items.
5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
8am to 1pm
Charity garage sale to fund projects like the Piggery Project in Uganda and the Community [...]
[ 15 August 2015 to 16 August 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include the launch of National Science Week, a Raiders home game and Dylan Moran (of Black Books fame) at the Canberra Theatre Centre.
1. Prehistoric garden trail at the Australian National Botanic Gardens
Experience a pre-historic discovery trail exploring the world of dinosaurs. Discover life-sized dinosaurs amongst the flora and landscapes they once inhabited – [...]
[ 19 August 2015 at 7:30 pm; 20 August 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
One of England’s most distinguished violinists, Andrew Haveron, will be making his Australian concerto debut with a performance of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto as the Canberra Symphony Orchestra continues its tribute to Finnish composer Sibelius in his 150th anniversary year.
Recently appointed concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony, Andrew’s illustrious career has seen him lead celebrated orchestras including [...]
[ 13 August 2015 at 7:00 pm; 14 August 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
A dramatic performance of T.S. Eliot’s seminal poem, The Waste Land, with self-devised musical accompaniment, is back by popular demand for two nights only.
Performances of T.S. Eliot’s landmark poem, The Waste Land, are rare. A performance of The Waste Land with live musical accompaniment is almost unprecedented. Cellist David Pereira and actor Julian Lamb bring [...]
[ 14 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] The Mighty Bluzicians was formed when some of the best rock & blues musicians in Canberra came together 12 years ago with a dedication to musicianship & love of blues. Feel the passion of Rick Bamford – guitar, slide and vocals, Dean Edgecombe – bass guitar and vocals, Gavin “Larry Spoons” Kelly – drums, percussion [...]
[ 15 August 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
Canberra is set to get hooked on snags as local butcher David Peddle launches his book Sausages: History, Mystery, Mastery.
The book will be launched on Saturday August 15 from 11am-2pm at Cooking Coordinates at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets. You can see David cook his legendary kangaroo and beer sausages – and then try them!
[ 15 August 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]
The derby girls are back on the track, this Saturday 15th August.
It’s CRDL’s two original teams facing off in the fourth round of the 2015 season, with the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles taking on the Surly Griffins at Tuggeranong Southern Cross Stadium. Both teams are eager to change the direction of this season so far, neither [...]
[ 8 August 2015 to 25 August 2015. ]
Encounters is the first solo exhibition by Tim Hardy, and consists of a diverse collection of paintings, prints and drawings.
Tim’s subjects are varied, ranging from the terrible beauty of a bushfire to a slowly meandering Ginninderra Creek, from a deserted medieval Italian street to hurrying figures at Central Railway station, from a pair of well loved boots to a [...]
[ 23 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Geoscience Australia’s annual open day offers a diverse program of free hands-on activities, science displays and talks for all ages. Come along and learn about the exciting range of work carried out by Australia’s national geoscience agency.
See the robot which helps make your GPS more accurate, find out how earthquakes are detected, pan for gold, [...]
[ 8 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Spence, Jerrabomberra, Phillip, Gordon, Kambah, Latham, Cook, Queanbeyan and Lyons . Happy Friday!
Saturday 8 August
35B Rosewood Glen Jerrabomberra
8am to 2pm
Furniture including table and four chairs, directors chairs, glass lamp tables, glass hall table, cardio tech treadmill, filing cabinets, kitchen items including food processor, bread maker, juicer etc, professional garden [...]
[ 13 August 2015 at 7:00 am; ]
I’ve organised an event for people to bring their spare blankets to the charity bins at regional shopping centres next Thursday, 13 August 2015 between 7am and 9pm.
I’ve created a Facebook page for the event.
I have approached one logistics company here in town about picking up the blankets and then dropping them at local Vinnies [...]
[ 8 August 2015 to 9 August 2015. ] This weekend is your last chance to view the Rothschild Prayer Book exhibition at the National Library. There’s also an innovation showcase, a CBR Brave double header and an opportunity to fit your number plates with tamper-proof screws.
1. Picnic at Hanging Rock screening at the National Film and Sound Archive
The National Film and Sound Archive [...]
[ 8 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
If you didn’t get your number plates fitted with tamper proof screws back in June, now is your chance.
ACT Policing has today announced that officers will be on hand to fit number plates with tamper-proof screws on the corner of Matilda and Callam Streets in Phillip this Saturday 8 August between 10am and 4pm.
Constable Kenny [...]
[ 10 October 2015; ]
For its 2016 student intake, the National Institute of Circus Arts is casting the net wider than ever before to attract applicants from across Australia and from a wide diversity of backgrounds.
NICA is inviting aspiring circus artists to submit their applications for entry into the 2016 suite of courses, including the Bachelor of Circus Arts [...]
[ 10 August 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Join Professor Julianne Schultz AM, founding editor of Griffith Review, and three outstanding young writers as they provide fresh perspectives on life in the world’s most populous region.
Miguel Syjuco (the Philippines), Annie Zaidi (India) and Sheng Keyi (China) delve into the many facets of their countries, from the powerful and the powerless to the complexities [...]
[ 14 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Sumatran tigers are critically endangered and need your help! There are less than 400 left in the wild.
You can help save the Sumatran tigers by having a fun night out at the International Tiger Project’s trivia night! There will be seven rounds of questions on various topics.
The fun-filled evening includes games with prizes, silent auction, [...]
[ 1 September 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]
Science fiction giant Phillip K. Dick’s 1956 classic The Minority Report raised disturbing questions about how society might behave if we knew that the environment could alter our genetic destiny.
The field of epigenetics is now very much science fact: the finding that we may carry in our DNA the legacy of our ancestors’ environmental conditions [...]
[ 31 July 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Pizza Hut stores across Canberra and Queanbeyan will tonight donate five per cent of sales between 6pm and 8pm to Communities@Work’s social programs.
Make it a fun night for you and friends or family by grabbing a pizza for dinner.
Pizza Hut is proudly partnering with Communities@Work’s Social Programs, who provide food and essential items to those most vulnerable [...]
[ 5 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; 6 September 2015; ]
After a series of sold-out shows in Australia, New Zealand and in the United States, Sydney’s Indian Dance Centre will be presenting its Ramayana dance drama production at the Canberra College of Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 5 September 2015 at 6:30pm.
The Ramayana is a story of love, loyalty, betrayal and victory of good over [...]
[ 13 August 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
Ray White Canberra has its annual charity trivia night coming up in August to raise money for SIDS and Kids ACT.
SIDS and Kids ACT is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and supporting bereaved families. It works toward finding answers for parents by funding and supporting vital research [...]
[ 1 August 2015 to 2 August 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Dunlop, Casey, Kambah, Karabar, Waramanga, Cook, Macquarie, Page and Isabella Plains. Happy Friday!
Saturday 1 August
Eales Place Kambah
7.30am to 1pm
Car ramps, self help books, BMX bike, tennis rackets, long board, rip stick, electric heater, roof rack (ocean and earth), Kempco juicer, ninja blender, high pressure cleaner, glass shelves, southern [...]
[ 5 August 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Join us at UNSW Canberra at ADFA on the 5th of August for a panel forum and launch of Professor Peter Stanley’s book: Die in battle, Do not Despair: the Indians on Gallipoli, 1915.
Indians in the Gallipoli Campaign
Hosted by Mrs Manpreet Singh, Executive Producer, SBS
Reception and book launch?
Die in Battle, Do Not Despair: the Indians on Gallipoli, [...]
[ 20 August 2015 to 1 September 2015. ]
The Latin American Embassies in Canberra are proud to present the Latin American Film Festival in Australia.
This event will be held at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra from 20 August until 1 September.
This year there will be 13 films screened, some of which are award winning pieces and feature some of the [...]
[ 1 August 2015 to 2 August 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include a documentary film festival, a winter festival at the National Portrait Gallery and free ice cream at the Canberra Centre.
1. Wildlife art exhibition at the National Zoo and Aquarium
Yes, that’s a photo of meerkats making art (I hope that paint is non-toxic, buddy!). Head to the National Zoo and Aquarium this [...]
[ 7 August 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]
This is your last chance to see a truly unique exhibition featuring ‘the most expensive book in the world’ which closes on Sunday 9 August 2015.
After a busy week, relax with a glass of sparking wine and canapes before joining Exhibition curator, Dr Susannah Helman as she introduces an exclusive viewing of the Revealing the Rothschild [...]
[ 11 December 2015 to 20 December 2015. ]
Cirque du Soleil is coming to Canberra with a spectacular entertainment event this summer.
Since premiering under the big top in Montreal in 1996, Quidam has captivated millions of people across five continents. Now Quidam has embarked on a new journey, with the same spell-binding production being performed in arenas around the world.
Young Zoé is bored. Her parents ignore [...]
[ 31 July 2015 at 12:30 pm; ]
Buk bilong Pikinini, meaning ‘books for children’, is an independent not-for-profit organisation based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, which aims to establish children’s libraries and foster a love of reading and learning.
Since 2007, Buk bilong Pikinini has set up 17 children’s libraries across Papua New Guinea with many more to come. Join Anne-Sophie Hermann, [...]
[ 3 September 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
As part of National Op Shop Week, Salvos Stores is bringing its style army to Canberra this September.
From the media release:
The Style Army encourages consumers to shop in their local Salvos Store and ‘Reinvent Fashion’ that is unique and affordable, to feel better by helping The Salvos continue their great work in the community, and [...]