[ 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: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/writing-masterclass-beyond 1915-remembrance-tickets-22671723736
[ 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]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 19 March 2016; ] Narrabundah Festival 2016 Sat 19 March at the Narrabundah Shops, Iluka St, Narrabundah 10 am to 2pm
Old Narrabundah Community Council (ONCC Inc) invites you to attend our festival. This popular event will be the seventh one we have organised at the shops. Video from Serge of 2015 is here.
Live Music & Dancing
Cassidy’s Ceili – 1000am [...]
[ 19 March 2016; ]
Ever been on a pub crawl? A bar hop? An inn skip? A nightspot … stagger? Whatever your answer, it’s irrelevant, because Noted Writers’ Festival is running a ‘Lit Hop’ on Saturday 19 March, and no matter where you fall on pubs, bars or literature, you’re going to love it.
You’ll start the night at King [...]
[ 16 March 2016 to 20 March 2016. ]
Ever looked at a book and thought, ‘You’re not living up to your potential. Lying around all day, taking up space. Go outside. Be an active member of society’?
We have. And what’s more, we’ve taken action.
We, by the way, are Noted Writers’ Festival. We’re taking place 16–20 March 2016, all our events are free, and [...]
[ 1 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Melbourne duo Andy Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates are a couple of old souls, steeped in bluegrass tradition and draped in gothic Americana imagery. They are part of a long music tradition – the old songs they sing are plucked from the canon, the new ones they write are simply added to the book. Each track is [...]
[ 13 March 2016 at 1:00 pm; ] A call to arms! The Canberra chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism is inviting Canberrans to pick up a sword, fight like a knight and learn the arts of medieval warfare over an 9 week “Foundations of Armoured Combat” course commencing on 13th of March.
The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international organisation [...]
[ 12 March 2016 at 6:30 pm; ]
Get ready for smashing speed when Varsity Derby League’s Capital Carnage take on Victorian Vanguard on Saturday 12 March at Southern Cross Stadium. With Vanguard ranked #1 and Carnage #4 after the 2015 Men’s National Roller Derby Championships, and both teams with skaters on the Australian squad, you’ll be guaranteed a super fast, hard-hitting action packed [...]
[ 11 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra based vocalist Bridget Croft and New Zealand punk/metal guitarist Phil Gemmell, with Bill Bostle on bass and Mark Woods on drums, have been honing their shared passion for strong blues and rockabilly riffs, powerful lyrics and quirky musical style.
With influences such as Florence Welch, Blondie and Bobbie Gentry, this is not your average blues [...]
[ 9 April 2016 at 9:00 am; ] BarCamp Canberra is a free annual event that brings together hundreds of Canberrans for a day of ad-hoc presentations and workshops on topics from technology and government to education and art.
Returning to Canberra for the eighth time in nine years, the event will be held this year between 9am and 5pm on Saturday 9 April at [...]
[ 18 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Multi-instrumentalist Gwyn Ashton is an eclectic live performer blending roots, blues, alternative and ethnic music, fusing them together with alternate-tuned electro-acoustic instruments such as Weissenborn lap slide, National resonators, 12-string and electric guitars with a kick drum, blues harp along with loopers and fuzz boxes to complete his sonic palette. He is a master of [...]
[ 11 March 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] With more grooves than a record store, The Escalators tip their fedoras to the sophistication of Swing, the funk of New Orleans, & the rhythmic pulse of Jamaica.
The South Coast collective are celebrating their sophomore release “From The Hip” and bring their show to Smith’s Alternative on Friday, March 11.
Venue: Smith’s Alternative
Date: Friday March 11.
Time: Doors [...]
[ 2 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Comedy Club at the Civic Pub featuring Andrew Barnett
Since bursting onto the Sydney Comedy scene in 2010, Andrew Barnett has established himself as a crowd favourite in Comedy rooms throughout Sydney and across the country. He has supported some of the finest international and local acts including Dom Irrera (USA), Ian Bagg (Can) and Akmal [...]
[ 24 April 2016; ] Groovin the Moo, Australia’s one and only touring regional festival, is set to return to the University of Canberra in 2016 as part of its six date national tour.
The festival has cemented itself for over more than a decade as a crowd favourite, bringing patrons a diverse range of both national and international acts.
This year’s [...]
[ 10 March 2016 at 5:30 pm; ] Join UNSW Canberra for the opening of an exhibition bringing together the prints and prose of Australian artist and novelist Barbara Hanrahan. Assembling pieces held by UNSW and local private collectors, this exhibition presents Barbara Hanrahan’s prints alongside her unique imaginative fiction, displaying the fertile relationship between her visual and textual languages.
Register here!! www.barbara-hanrahan.eventbrite.com.au
[ 28 February 2016; ] Thousands of people are in for a shimmery surprise when the Happiest 5k on the Planet, The Color Run brings its unforgettable colour drenched fun to Canberra on Sunday, 28 February on the last stop of its Shine World Tour.
With a festival atmosphere like no other, The Color Run is now the biggest running series [...]
[ 17 March 2016 at 7:30 pm; ]
Stripped down to just voices, guitar and vintage drums, Hat Fitz & Cara embellish impeccable rootsy originals with powerful and soulful vocals reminiscent of a time once forgotten. They have been referred to as festival favourites globally, as they share a personal invitation into the parody of their lives on the road together that often [...]
[ 13 March 2016; ] The Schools Chess Challenge at Westfield Woden is coming up on Sunday 13th March, 2016 and will attract a great number of chess players. The tournament last year brought in 15 secondary players and 55 primary players, with Canberra Grammar School claiming the title for both divisions.
The individual Swiss tournament comprises of 7-rounds, with a time [...]
[ 6 March 2016; ] If you are interested in taking up Kuchipudi (South Indian dance) classes in Canberra, please come along to Sadhanalaya School of Arts interactive workshop and information session on 6 March!
No prior experience required!
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/events/436993856491232/
[ 27 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Dancing Goddesses is pleased to invite you to our Bellydancing and Dinner Extravaganza at Harem Restaurant Kingston on 27 February 2016.
When: Saturday, 27 February 2016 at 6.30pm
Where: Harem Restaurant, 48 Jardine Street, Kingston ACT 2604
Tickets include a Turkish banquet, tea and coffee plus an exclusive bellydance show.
Cost: Tickets are $55 per person (plus a booking fee) [...]
[ 24 February 2016; ] CABBAGES & KINGS will be launching their debut album, DO PIG, in Canberra at The Phoenix with local legends, LOCAL HORROR and Sydney gurus THE BUTTON COLLECTIVE. The last leg of the interstate tour so it’s going to get real filthy. Treat yourself to an evening of chaotic and eclectic music on one of the week’s many hump [...]
[ 4 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; 4 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
With her strong soulful and versatile voice and her witty, passionate and down to earth presence, Liza Ohlback has been a constant performer at major venues and festivals. Liza has toured with Richard Clapton, John Paul Young, Jade McRae, Tony Neville, Regina Velasquez and many others.
Together with Jeremy Edwards, an incredible singer and guitarist who [...]
[ 24 February 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] “Economics is like a tyre lever: it can be used to solve a problem, or to beat someone over the head” — Richard Denniss
Join us 6pm Wednesday 24th February, for a great evening at Politics in the Pub where The Australia Institute’s Chief Economist, Richard Denniss will be launching his new book Econobabble: How to Decode [...]
[ 19 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra musicians Phil Coleman, Pete Glanville, Callum Howarth, Trevor Neil and Russell Vincent pay tribute to a venue called Kimbo’s, where they and many other locals started playing music.
Kimbo’s was a small venue in Philip in the ’90s where you could hear anything from original songs to covers ranging from Jim Croce and The Eagles [...]
[ 13 March 2016 at 4:00 pm; ]
German-based US blues artist Big Daddy Wilson has announced his debut Australian tour in support of his latest album ‘Time’.
Big Daddy Wilson uses his wonderfully warm baritone voice to draw on a wide stylistic spectrum of blues, folk, soul and gospel – his music is all heart and natural soul.
‘Time’ was co-produced by blues legend [...]
[ 17 February 2016 to 24 April 2016. ] Official opening: 6pm, February 17
Dates: 18 February to 24 April 2016
Collecting Nostalgia explores ideas about collecting and art making, through the humble glass marble. Marbles can showcase great technical artistry, but they are also treasured objects imbued with memory. If you collected marbles as a child, you are not alone. Marbles embody a special sense of [...]
[ 4 March 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Date: Friday 4 March
Cost: $22 adult, $20 concession, $70 family of four
Did you ever collect and play marbles? Whatever happened to your cat-eyes, aggies and alleys? Take a trip down memory lane with the whole family at this Enlighten 2016 event.
Included in the ticket price:
entry to the exhibition, Collecting Nostalgia, and explore the art of marbles
[ 11 March 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Date: Friday 11 March
Cost: $88 adult, $80 concession
Join the Canberra Glassworks for a curated tour of some of Canberra’s famous – and some of our more infamous (wink, wink) – neon.
Program Director Aimee Frodsham will provide an insightful commentary on the bus tour. as part of Enlighten 2016.
glass of wine and canapes on arrival
[ 27 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Few modern musicians live roots music like Minnesota’s Charlie Parr. Parr’s heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don’t strive for authenticity – -they are authentic.
A favourite of Australian audiences since his national tour supporting Paul Kelly, dates with You Am I and spots on festivals such as Falls, Sunset Sounds, Southbound and [...]
[ 19 February 2016; ] The Canberra Music Scene and the CMC present
DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE NIGHT
Polish White Eagle Club
Friday 19 February
$10 door (proceeds donated to the Cancer Council)
or online: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=179891
Featuring: The Gaps, the Feldons, Loud So Clear, In Built Relief, Chris Endrey, the Blade Winner, Cherie Kotek, Alison Procter, Laura Ingram, Alice Cottee, Nigel McRae and others.
Prize for the best [...]