[ 30 July 2011 to 31 July 2011. ] Hi everyone,
The 19th ANU Open Chess Championship 2011 and ANU Minor (U1600) Championship takes place next month on 30/31 July at the ANU.
The tournament consists of 7 rounds with a time control of 60 minutes plus 10 seconds from the start.
First prize for the open section is $1000 and $400 for the minor.
Players of all [...]
[ 24 June 2011 at 12:00 pm; ]
As seen in Civic today.
It seems some wags are holding a memorial service for Kevin Rudd this Friday noon on Federation Mall (aka the Parliamentary Protest area).
Who would do such a thing? What do you think?[poll id="273"]
[ 24 June 2011 to 26 June 2011. ]
Just when we’re getting into the swing of things along comes another weekend.
What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 24 June 2011 at 6:00 pm; ]
Come join us at Smiths on Friday the 24th of June to celebrate the spirit of Woodstock with Graeme Adler and Margaret O’Connor. Doors open at 6pm and cost is only $5!
Graeme Adler and Margaret O’Connor are two very versatile local performers who between them sing, play guitar, violin and keyboard, and have a [...]
[ 26 June 2011 at 2:00 pm; ]
Homes for the Workers – The History of the Narrabundah Prefabs’ will be launched next Sunday
Murray’s Dairy in Narrabundah was resumed in 1946 for housing for building workers’ families so that Canberra could be constructed.
75 cheap temporary housing with steel frames and plywood were originally constructed. Larger fibro houses were subsequently built.
The suburb was [...]
[ 21 June 2011 at 8:00 am; ] Numerous groups are emailing in a media release calling for protest on Tuesday (the winter solstice geddit?) to get Canberra’s retail solar industry kickstarted again after Simon Corbell took an axe to it on 1 June:
ACT households are no longer able to access ANY incentives to encourage them to install roof top solar power.
The immediate [...]
[ 24 June 2011 at 5:00 pm; ]
The National Portrait Gallery has announced an intriguing program of Friday afternoon drinks to run on the last Friday of the month.
This month sounds like quite the production.
Everyone looks hot at the snow… Just wait til you see what we’ve cooked up for you for this month’s Last Fridays Drinks: a retro ski-bunny inspired winter [...]
[ 25 June 2011 at 9:00 am; ]
As any fule no WarMachine is where it’s at right now for the cool young nerds.
Facebook informs us that the creme de la creme of desktop miniature warfare will be battling it out in Conder for the Canberra leg of the Warmachine Oz Super Series.
Specifically it’s going down at Good Games, 15 Nolan Street Conder.
[ 17 June 2011 to 19 June 2011. ]
The short week is nearly up and it’s time to consider what we do this weekend.
So come on then hivemind, suggest away in the comments!
[ 19 June 2011 at 10:00 am; ] You are invited to join Motor Neurone Disease Australia on SUNDAY JUNE 19 at 10AM at Regatta Point, Lake Burley-Griffin for the annual Walk to D’feet MND to mark the MND/ALS Global Day.
Approximately 1400 Australians are currently living with this debilitating disease, Motor Neurone Disease. Average life expectancy is 2 to 3 years from diagnosis. [...]
[ 23 July 2011; ] Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art is looking for talent. We are holding an exciting event titled Have You Got Talent? Day, offering Canberra actors the chance to be noticed by industry people (including agents, actors and directors). Participants will have three minutes to present their act through a day-time workshop – and if selected, they’ll [...]
[ 15 June 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]
One of my favourite events on the calendar, Bad Slam! No Biscuit! returns to the Phoenix in Civic tomorrow night.
Here’s a taste of the madness via Facebook.
The Fifth Instalment of the Fourth Quadrilogy of the Eighth Trilogy brings you BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is a poetry slam.
And as the Queen says,
“Have you been playing a long time?”
[ 20 June 2011 at 1:00 pm; ] Facebook brings word of a screening at the Arc Cinema (National Film and Sound Archive) of a documentary on the founding of the Tent Embassy here in Canberra.
Made in 1972, this documentary records the events surrounding the establishment of the Aboriginal tent embassy on the lawns of Parliament House. It incorporates interviews with black activists, [...]
[ 6 July 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] Federal Labor MP Andrew Leigh has just blogged that he will be launching Jemma Purdey’s biography of the late founder of the organisation now-known-as Australian Volunteers International, Herb Feith, at Parliament House.
All welcome – details here and below.
The 2011 Herb Feith Memorial Lecture & Book Launch
Herb Feith [...]
[ 16 June 2011; ] Mrs Mrshmellow sent me through this – Her Chiefyness Gloriana Gallagher will be expounding on life, love and happiness.
Women Out Front Leadership Forum.
At the 2011 Leadership Forum we are excited and honoured to welcome recently elected ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher as key note speaker.
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher will share her journey through leadership with members and friends, [...]
[ 22 June 2011; ] There are still some parts of the world that have never been visited by humans.
Last May Robin Collins was part of a small group exploring the mountains and glaciers on the east edge of the Greenland ice-cap.
This talk and photos tell the story of the experience.
WHEN: Wednesday 22 June 2011
TIME: Doors open at [...]
[ 12 June 2011; ] THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN
A cold and wintery blast will greet competitors in this weekend’s 3rd round of the 2011 Shannons Insurance ACT Regional Rally Series, the Bega Valley Rally as competitors venture into the forests south of Eden on the NSW far south coast.
The Bega Rally has a long history dating back to [...]
[ 8 July 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]
This has come across my desk and sounds too bizarre not to make mention:
Optical Eyes is a Melbourne based collaborative multi art group directed by visual artist Emily O’Brien. Optical Eyes first appeared in 2008 at Rear View Gallery and has since performed for Electro fringe and Next Wave festivals and played along side and [...]
[ 10 June 2011 to 13 June 2011. ]
OK rioters, what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this long weekend without fireworks?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 8 June 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]
Facebook brings word of a big lineup at the Phoenix tonight:
Wednesday the 8th of June sees the 4th installment of the Gigmund Freud series – curated this time by Dream Damage Records.
Playing on the night will be The Fighting League, Teddy Trouble and TV Colours (Solo show).
The Phoenix Pub
8pm – Free Entry
[ 10 June 2011; ]
Handmade Canberra brings word that its Small Business Expo will be held at the National Convention Centre this Friday 10 June from 12pm to 4pm.
The Expo is aimed for anyone running a small business or thinking of starting one, providing access to suppliers of products and services who can help with running a small business.
[ 10 June 2011; ] Public astronomical viewing nights are being held on the second Friday of each month at the Scope Café on Mount Stromlo in Weston Creek.
Starting on 10 June, Canberrans can view the universe through telescopes on “Observing Night”, thanks to the Canberra Astronomical Society.
The nights will continue until November with the café staying open late to [...]
[ 11 June 2011; ] The Australian Army has tweeted and updated its facebook to let us know that RMC Duntroon turns 100 this weekend.
They’d like as many people as possible to come along on Saturday for a trooping of the Queen’s Colour and a Freedom of Entry to the City Ceremony.
Moving away from the social media hoopla, there is [...]
[ 18 June 2011 at 11:00 am; ] You may have seen recent articles such this one on Sky News.
Talking about the protest events which are scheduled to be held in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth on Saturday, June 18.
This is to notify you about the Canberra protest!
Come along to the lawns of Parliament House on Saturday June 18 at [...]
[ 15 June 2011 at 8:00 pm; ] In Russia, they plunge new borns into icy water. So toughen up Nashcap and hold the line against all those timid souls who whine “its too cold”.
Do like the Ruskis and plunge into the funny ha ha that is the Pot Belly Bar Open Mic Comedy night.
We have got Jay Sullivan headlining the [...]
[ 3 June 2011 to 5 June 2011. ]
‘Ere we go, ‘Ere we go, ‘Ere we go!
What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 3 June 2011 at 11:00 am; ] Visit Garema Place from 11.00am to 2.00pm on Friday 3 June to celebrate World Environment Day. The interactive event will include displays from local organisations and government agencies to celebrate our environment as well as showcase environmental initiatives and programs that can help our community.
WIN a Sustainability Pack valued at $500
FREE Sustainability giveaways
Interact with real [...]
[ 8 June 2011 at 7:45 pm; ] Come along to the Canberra Cross Country Ski Club’s Open night to find out about cross-country skiing and what the Club can offer in the way of activities.
When: Wednesday 8 June, 7.45 pm (doors open 7.30pm)
Where: Griffin Centre, Level 1, Room 6, Genge Street Canberra Civic.
The event is free. Light refreshments will be offered.
[ 13 July 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] Dustin will be speaking on what he calls the ‘crypto continuum’, and the evidence, or lack of evidence for unlikely organisms. His talk will range from unusual animal behaviour on one end of the continuum, – behaviour or traits that haven’t really been observed scientifically but often claimed i.e. snakes chasing people – through to [...]
[ 4 June 2011; ]
PWA’s biggest wrestling show of the year, Clash in the Capital is set to take place at the Woden Tradies on Saturday June 4th. The show will feature some of the best wrestlers from the ACT. Also a number of wrestlers from Sydney, Adelaide, Queensland and Melbourne will be travelling to showcase there talents at [...]
[ 21 June 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] Michael Thorn, Chief Executive of the Alcohol Education & Rehabilitation Foundation, will talk about what we do and don’t know about the way we drink in Australia.
In this lecture Michael will provide an overview of what alcohol use looks like in Australia. This will include the current evidence base on Australia’s use of alcohol, the [...]
[ 1 June 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]
Comedy Club at Civic Pub will be entering it’s 3rd year of being the best regular comedy club night in the capital on June 1, with a huge line-up featuring interstate and international guests.
Headling the night will be one of the country’s freshest up-and-comers, Karl Chandler, who is touted as one of the best writers [...]