[ 24 August 2014 at 10:00 am; ] Geoscience Australia will be hosting its 2014 annual Open Day on Sunday 24 August, offering a range of science talks, tours and activities for all ages throughout the day. This National Science Week feature event highlights Geoscience Australia’s broad range of work.
See the robot which helps make your GPS more accurate, find out [...]
[ 11 July 2014 at 6:00 pm; ]
Paperchain is launching Elizabeth Manning Murphy’s new book ‘Effective Writing: Plain English at Work’ Friday 11 July at 5.45pm for 6.00pm.
Effective Writing: Plain English at Work, second edition, is about writing that works: it is based on sound English grammar and plain English style. If you want to write in a way that is clear [...]
[ 15 July 2014 at 1:30 pm; ]
In the spirit of upcoming school holidays, we thought we’d give you some information on a concert for the kids (although from the write up, adults are likely to enjoy themselves too).
Mr Tim and the Fuzzy Elbows will be at the Nishi Gallery in NewActon on Tuesday 15th of July.
This interactive event will get kids [...]
[ 7 July 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] The ACT Government is planning to build a new housing development for 4,000 people on both sides of Adelaide Avenue, where it meets the Cotter Road near the Canberra brickworks. This will have a massive impact on all Canberra residents living or working nearby and using local transport links.
You will be affected if you:
live or [...]
[ 5 July 2014 at 3:00 pm; ]
Harsh winds and chilling temperatures won’t deter Canberra’s fashion pack from getting their retail fix this Saturday at the Hustle&Scout Twilight Markets.
In fact, the plummeting temperatures have inspired Hustle&Scout to create a unique partnership with Vinnies to help support their 2014 Winter Appeal.
Vinnies’ Night Patrol Volunteers will be onsite accepting cash donations as well as [...]
[ 1 July 2014 at 11:30 am; ] Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, will today discuss the development of human rights in the ACT as part of a celebration of 10 years of the Human Rights Act 2004.
The “Ten Years of the ACT Human Rights Act: Continuing the Dialogue” conference will be held in the Hedley Bull Building at the ANU. Mr Corbell will [...]
[ 1 July 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] Since ancient times, humans have looked for medicines in some of the most unlikely places. Our next public lecture speaker Associate Professor Bryan Grieg Fry will explain how the toxic secretions of venomous animals can be studied to create lifesaving pharmaceutical drugs. After all, these toxins have evolved to attack specific biological targets and better [...]
[ 10 July 2014 at 1:00 pm; ] Hi,
The Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) has been advised by the ACT Government that it will be holding consultations in Tuggeranong in the lead up to the second ACT Older Persons Assembly to be held on 1 October 2014. Members of the public are invited to attend the community consultation forum to provide input into the [...]
[ 26 June 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]
Tonight one of Canberra’s favourite live music venues, King O’Malley’s, plays host to the legendary wild child Angry Anderson of 80′s rock’n’roll band Rose Tattoo. Angry Anderson joins James Southwell (and his KILLER band) on a tour around Australia in the hopes of raising much needed funds for volunteer phone service Lifeline.
Tickets are $35 [...]
[ 5 July 2014 at 3:00 pm; ]
Paoperchain is launching Frances O’Brien’s new book ‘Dark Side of the Mind’ Saturday 5 July at 2.45pm for 3.00pm.
This true story of John, a young schizophrenic man, the eldest of four boys, who grew up in Canberra at the time Walter Burley Griffin was designing the lake, in a happy home where he had fun, [...]
[ 16 July 2014 at 7:00 pm; ]
The Canberra Environment Centre is holding a pedal powered screening of Canberra director Simon Cunich’s ‘Growing Change’, which documents his investigation into the food crisis of 2012 and subsequent travels to Venezuela to study the country’s rising food revolution.
We’re going to get cosy at the co-op with chai and muffins, and then talk about the [...]
[ 22 June 2014 at 3:00 pm; ]
Have decided to try the National Arboretum again (3rd time lucky!). As you may remember the first time there were fee issues (all resolved) and the second time it poured rain!
So this time I hope we are lucky. The grounds are open until 5.30pm so I am suggesting 3-5pm to get the last [...]
[ 28 June 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Come one, come all, as Canberra Roller Derby heralds the beginning of the 2014 home season.
In a big new play, the CRDL is kicking off their epic 2014 season with a massive double header. Starting at 3pm, the Brindabelters take on the Surly Griffins then at 6:15, the Black ‘n’ Bluebelles and the Red Bellied [...]
[ 15 June 2014 at 4:00 pm; ]
The COZMO Ensemble and COZYMO Learning Group warmly invite family, friends and members of the public to come along to our hugely enjoyable Annual Winter Concert.
Come and enjoy a beautiful program of music played by COZMO and our Learning Group COZYMO!
COZMO will present a range of delightful music from the Baroque period to [...]
[ 13 June 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]
Fresh Off Da Blane is the latest from the Laughing Samoans comedy duo Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai. If you enjoyed the Flight of the Concords, this New Zealand duo are sure to push your buttons.
Favourite characters such as Aunty Tala and Uncle Sam will appear once again in this show for the whole [...]
[ 22 July 2014 at 7:00 am; ] The Gungahlin Community Council will be hosting a business breakfast on July 22nd from 7am -8.45am at the Kamberra Winery on Northborne Avenue.
The theme for this breakfast is ‘Enhancing Business Opportunities in Gungahlin’ with guest speakers Mr. Jeremy Hanson M.L.A and Chris Faulks from Canberra Business Council. This is the second breakfast to be hosted [...]
[ 30 May 2014 to 30 September 2014. ]
The National Archives are currently displaying a series of photos capturing the life of migrants to Australia post WWII. Whether for a long or short stay, many people spent their early days on Australian shores in hostels across a number of locations in the Country.
The exhibition contains vivid photographs of Australia’s migrant hostels with [...]
[ 13 June 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Amnesty International continues to ask the tough questions and – for the 24th year running – it will be seeking answers from Canberrans at its quiz night on Friday, 13 June at the Hellenic Club.
One of Canberra’s oldest quiz nights, the Amnesty International quiz night has raised more than $250,000 over the past 24 years [...]
[ 31 May 2014 at 10:00 am; 1 June 2014 at 10:00 am; ]
If you love sparkly gems and jewellery, collect rocks and minerals, facet or fossick, you’ll be sure to find something at this weekend’s Canberra Lapidary Club’s Winter Gemcraft and Mineral Show.
Buy jewellery, crystals, minerals, opals, fossils, rough & cut gemstones
Stock up on lapidary and beading supplies
See displays of members’ collections
Participate in free fossicking and gold [...]
[ 30 May 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]
This Friday, celebrate winter with Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride. The newest chapter in the legendary film series, Ticket to Ride will take you on an action packed journey with the world’s best skiers and snowboarders. Witness athletes at their career best, and discover the paths that put them at the top of the steepest [...]
[ 3 June 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Join us for a special screening of the eye-opening documentary ‘Once My Mother’.
When Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz was seven years old, her Polish mother, Helen, abandoned her in an Adelaide orphanage. Sophia never forgot this maternal act of betrayal. Now in middle age, as Sophia examines her troubled relationship with Helen, she discovers the story [...]
[ 6 July 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] The next concert of local a cappella group Capital Voices will take place on Sunday 6 July at 3pm, at the Holy Cross Anglican Church, Hackett
In “Songs of Love and Nature”, Capital Voices nimbly leaps over five centuries of music, starting with medieval madrigals and moving to Saint-Saëns, Brahms and even Canberra’s own Wilfrid Holland.
[ 30 May 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] With the Canberra Music Club now running regular Thursday nights the Pot is beginning to take off. So this Friday get along to the Feldons and support act Mark Tonks for a night of live, original modrock.
“something very Ferry on the Mersey, or Beatlesque. Mention of Paul Weller does not quite nail the sound but [...]
[ 28 May 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]
This week, the second RAW:natural born artists event of the year will be taking place at the Uni Pub.
Showcase director Sarina Del Fuego has lined up an amazing group of 30 creative people and you can check them out on Wednesday night.
She sources new talent by seeing shows, exhibitions and also online – she looks [...]
[ 29 May 2014 at 6:00 pm; ] The ACT Law Reform Advisory Council (LRAC) has been asked by the ACT Attorney-General to inquire into the scope and operation of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT).
As part of its inquiry, LRAC has prepared a Consultation Paper, which is available at http://bit.ly/LRACDiscrim.
Community members are invited to attend a Community Consultation Forum this Thursday 29 May [...]
[ 31 May 2014 at 10:00 am; ]
Pegasus open day is next Saturday 31 May.
Pegasus is a not-for-profit community organisation that provides equestrian activities for people with disabilities. Pegasus relies on approximately 140 volunteers per week to operate their programs. The government currently provides less than half of the funds necessary to operate Pegasus.
Get along and support this fantastic organisation.
Program of Events
[ 24 June 2014 to 25 June 2014. ]
The contagious spirit of Polynesia is taking over Canberra this winter and nowhere is it more joyful than Canberra Theatre Centre where New Zealand’s First Pacific Musical, The Factory, is travelling across the ditch to warm the hearts of locals.
With some of New Zealand’s very best established and emerging musical theatre talent, this fresh [...]
[ 5 June 2014 at 6:00 pm; ] Hear Jono Lineen speak about his book ‘Into the Heart of the Himalayas’ on 5 June at Paperchain Manuka.
When Jono Lineen’s brother died in tragic circumstances, he gave up a comfortable life, moved to the Himalayas and over eight years immersed himself in the cultures of the world’s highest mountains. The experience culminates in his [...]
[ 28 May 2014 to 1 June 2014. ]
The Street Theatre will be featuring the out of the ordinary production ‘White Rabbit, Red Rabbit’ between the 28th of May and 1st of June.
‘An unnerving comedy of human freedom that defies national boundaries, censorship… and description.
Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour’s audacious theatrical experiment will come as a shock — not least to the performer [...]
[ 27 June 2014 to 28 June 2014. ]
Patch Theatre Company, South Australia’s longest running theatre company for children, weaves together six of Pamela Allen’s beloved stories in Mr McGee and the Biting Flea, performed from 27-28 June at Canberra Theatre Centre as part of a national tour.
This wonderful production, perfect for 4-8 year olds and families, has been enchanting children around Australia [...]
[ 20 June 2014 to 5 July 2014. ]
The second production for REP’s 2014-15 season is Showtune, celebrating the words and music of Jerry Herman. Opening on 20 June, the production continues until 5 July 2014 at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton. Directed by Jordan Kelly and with Musical Direction by Leisa Keen, no lyric is left unsung in this outstanding retrospective [...]
[ 5 July 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]
Comedy savant Dayne Rathbone and his international rugby star brother Clyde perform their brand new, absurdly funny comedy play “It’s Me Mandela” at The Playhouse Theatre in July.
Since starting his comedy career in Canberra in 2010, hilariously-awkward South African emigrant Dayne has gone on to national and international success.
In 2012 he supported Anthony Jeselnik (USA) [...]