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Wee Jasper Markets – great day out – stalls available – 2 October

By 1 September 2011

[ 2 October 2011 at 9:00 am; ] Wee Jasper is a tiny village just an hour from Canberra via Weston Creek, or 45 minutes from Yass.

On Sunday 2 Oct from 9am to 3pm we turn one of our famous camping reserves into the WEE JASPER MARKETS!

It’s a great way to spend a spring day!

There’ll be trash & treasure, fresh produce, books, toys, gifts, stationery, woodwork, [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 2 September 2011

By 1 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 2 September 2011 to 4 September 2011. ]

A huge weekend of spring awesomeness is upon us.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town in your opinion?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

International Gynaecological Awareness Day, Saturday 10th September

By 1 September 2011

[ 10 September 2011 at 7:30 pm; ] Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT), a leading provider of integrated reproductive and sexual health services, is proud to be supporting the inaugural celebration of International Gynaecological Awareness Day (IGAD) in Canberra, by hosting a cocktail party and art exhibition.

“We understand the purpose of the day is to create greater public awareness of the [...]

Heart Foundation spring charity lunch

By 31 August 2011

[ 9 September 2011 at 11:30 am; ]

This has come over my desk and is worthy of your attention.

Ladies (and guys) – here is a great reason to dress up with a splash of red and adorn your favourite hat or head piece in support of the Heart Foundation’s Go Red for Women campaign.

In its 15th year, the annual Spring Racing Charity [...]

“Prometeo Deportado (Deporting Prometeo)”

By 31 August 2011

[ 29 September 2011 at 6:30 pm; ] The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies and the Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador presents the screening of:

“Prometeo Deportado (Deporting Prometeo)”
Thursday 29th September, 6.30pm
Manning Clark Theatre 3
The Australian National University

In a European airport, members of the EU pass through immigration freely, while the “others” wait in line. A group of Ecuadorians are specifically targeted, [...]

Art School Ball 2011. Futures Past

By 31 August 2011

[ 3 September 2011 at 4:00 pm; ]

The Annual Art School Ball this year is being held on Saturday September the 3rd.

This year the Ball is themed ” Futures Past ” and will inspire the work of featured visual artists : Video and performance artist Riley Post, video artist Travis H Heinrich, Performance and video artist Danny Wild and sound and [...]

It’s the Renaisance for the summer blockbuster at the NGA

By 30 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 9 December 2011 to 9 April 2012. ]

The National Gallery has unveiled its big summer series and it’s the works of the Accademia Carrara.

This unique exhibition offers audiences an unparalleled chance to see Early and High Renaissance paintings by some of the greatest European artists. Raphael, Botticelli, Bellini and Titian are represented among an amazing gamut of talent and creative splendour. More [...]

Tweed Ride!

By 30 August 2011

[ 3 September 2011 at 11:30 am; ]

Facebook brings word that tweed will again ride forth on Saturday to strike fear into the hearts of bicycle hating publicans across the city. (And bring joy and riches to bicycle loving publicans).

Greetings fine folk! Canberra Tweed is very proud to present to you the Fourth Canberra Tweed Ride.

We shall be departing from Gorman [...]

Latin America and the Shifting Sands of Global Power

By 30 August 2011

[ 22 September 2011; ] Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) Conference
Latin America and the Shifting Sands of Global Power
 
Thursday 22 September 2011
All Day Event
H.W. Arndt Lecture Theatre 1
 Australian National University 

Since the introduction of the Monroe Doctrine Latin America has been seen as the preserve of the United States, a region subject to whims of Washington, beholden to the [...]

What happened when the puppets on Sesame Street grew up??? Avenue Q comes to Canberra!

By 30 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 16 September 2011 to 1 October 2011. ]

They ended up in a show called RENT!

Well, not quite…actually they ended up in a show called Avenue Q, an adult (VERY adult) version of Sesame Street. You remember Sesame Street right? The children’s show that tells everyone that they are special and the world is a wonderful place…?

Well, on Avenue Q, our “hero” Princeton, [...]

Lucie Thorne & The Ellis Collective – 4 September

By 30 August 2011

[ 4 September 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]

This Sunday 4 September will see the wonderful Lucie Thorne joined by The Ellis Collective for the launch of her new album ‘Bonfires in Silver City’ at Corroboree Park Hall in Ainslie.

Fresh off another stretch of touring with performances dotting the globe, Lucie’s new offerings will find a happy home in the cosy [...]

Living Green Festival

By 30 August 2011

[ 16 October 2011 at 10:00 am; ]

Canberra’s inaugural ‘Living Green Festival’ will focus on the relationship between climate change, the environment, and animals.  The Festival will raise awareness about how the choices we make in our everyday lives can affect not only the environment, but also humans and other animals.  The theme of the Festival is ‘a kinder shade of green’, [...]

Corinbank Garden Party at the Botanic Gardens.

By 30 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 15 October 2011 at 6:00 pm; ]

The Corinbank team have sent through this exciting news for the Corin faithful.

The 2012 Corinbank line up will be announced at a free event held at the Australian National Botanic Gardens on the Eucalypt lawn on Saturday 15 October 2011. The event will showcase the natural beauty of the Botanic Gardens which are in full [...]

Jonathan Franzen at the National Library

By 29 August 2011

[ 14 September 2011 at 11:00 am; ] The National Library has the news that literary boat floater Jonathan Franzen will be speaking there.

Hear author of The Corrections Jonathan Franzen talk about his work in his exclusive Canberra appearance at the National Library on Wednesday 14 September.

Franzen’s most recent novel Freedom has been acclaimed as a modern masterpiece and has confirmed his [...]

Carbon price forum at the ANU

By 29 August 2011

[ 31 August 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] Is a carbon price in Australia’s interest? 

Join us for an interactive community forum on the Government’s Clean Energy Future package.
 
With our expert panel:
  – Dr. Richard Denniss – Executive Director – The Australia Institute
  – Janette Lindesay – Associate Professor – ANU Climate Change Institute
  – Heather Bruer – International Co-director – The Australian Youth [...]

Buy a badge on Wattle Day

By 26 August 2011

[ 1 September 2011; ]

The Rural Fire Service are letting the world know they’re selling badges on 1 September to raise funds.

The Wattle Day Association are joining forces with the ACT Volunteer Brigades Association and there really aren’t many better causes.

The horsemen come riding in!

By 26 August 2011

[ 27 August 2011 at 2:00 pm; ] This Saturday at 2pm Arc cinema (National Film and Sound Archive) will screen a 1941 classic preceded by historic footage of the Light Horse Brigade of 1918, accompanied by live music. *

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 26 August 2011

By 25 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 26 August 2011 to 28 August 2011. ]

Here we are again Rioters.

The weekend is coming and without your suggestions for awesome things to see and do around Canberra all shall be bereft.

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Jimmy James Eaton at Comedy Club

By 25 August 2011

[ 7 September 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

On Wednesday 7 September, Comedy Club at the Civic will be featuring Jimmy James Eaton, a rising star in Australian standup comedy and improvisation. He’s performed extensively across Australia’s live comedy and theatre industry, the corporate and mining industries, as well as touring overseas to London and Edinburgh. He has also presented for and appeared [...]

Short + Sweet play festival

By 25 August 2011

[ 31 August 2011 to 10 September 2011. ]

Short + Sweet (the biggest little play festival in the world) is on again in 2011 at the Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre!

The festival comprises of 10 minute plays- directed by and starring Canberrans, and featuring both local, national and international writers.

The plays run over two weeks from Wednesday 31 August- Saturday 10 September, with week’s [...]

“Food for Thought”… the missing link between excess food and those who need it

By 25 August 2011

[ 10 September 2011 at 6:30 pm; ] “Food for Thought” is a fundraising dinner for a great cause – OzHarvest.   It’s a “must attend” event on the social calendar with great entertainment and will auction some really great prizes, with the proceeds going to OzHarvest.

OzHarvest collects excess food and delivers it, free of charge, to organisations that feed disadvantaged men, women and [...]

Trevor Marmalade to guest at the ACTTAB Tony Campbell Memorial Cup

By 25 August 2011

[ 2 September 2011 at 9:00 am; ] Comedian and AFL guru Trevor Marmalade will be the headlining act at the ACTTAB Tony Campbell Memorial Cup alongside Sky Racing bigwigs Andrew Bensley and Alan Thomas at the Canberra Racing Club’s business lunch of the year on Friday 2 September, celebrating the life of local Canberran Tony Campbell who passed away in 2006 from [...]

22 Short Plays by David Finnigan. At the Street.

By 24 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 15 September 2011 to 18 September 2011. ]

Now this post on Facebook is seriously exciting:

David Finnigan has written 22 Short Plays. Rythmic. Provocative. Hilarious. Short. Witness as he effortlessly subverts the banal and everyday; combining philosophy, poetry and pop-culture into a devastating, hysterical night of entertainment.

Junkies turn into superheroes; an adult man goes undercover in a children’s playground, we stop at [...]

‘Night and Day’ – Jocelyn Rosen exhibition at PhotoAccess

By 24 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 August 2011 to 11 September 2011. ]

PhotoAccess is delighted to present Jocelyn Rosen’s ‘Night and Day’ in the HUW DAVIES GALLERY at the Manuka Arts Centre.

“Unlike the more formalist work seen in most HUW DAVIES GALLERY exhibitions, Jocelyn Rosen’s images have the immediacy and strong sense of immersion in place and time that candid photography can achieve.

Are these images the [...]

Imminient Change at the Discovery Centre

By 24 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 26 August 2011 to 11 September 2011. ]

This has come over my desk and looks interesting:

Susan Hey’s exhibition is an emotional response to the environs of the Coppins Crossing area of Canberra, which celebrates its forever changing states, its beauty and its spirituality. The exhibition, which is on at the CSIRO Discovery Centre, opens at 6 pm on Friday 26 August.

“Imminent Change [...]

Ride to Work Day 2011.

By 22 August 2011

[ 12 October 2011 at 7:00 am; ]

Well today we saw how many Canberrans can turn out on their bikes to support (or oppose) a cause at short notice. It would be great to see how many bikes and riders we can get out on Wednesday 12 October to support national Ride to Work Day.

Pedal Power will be hosting a free breakfast [...]

National Campus Band Comp

By 22 August 2011

[ 25 August 2011 at 6:00 pm; ]

Facebook brings word of the National Campus Band Competition finale.

National Campus Band Comp (NCBC) ACT Finale
CIT Music Industry Center, Phillip.
Thursday 25th August from 6pm
Entry: $5

The 2011 ACT NCBC winning band will receive $1,000 courtesy of Directions ACT, also $500 Courtesy of Australian Association of Campus Activities (AACA) www.aaca.net.au, as well as a slot at [...]

Second Twitter community cabinet

By 19 August 2011

[ 30 August 2011 at 7:00 pm; ]

As someone with a who’s been involved in the practical application of information technology since the mid 90s the use of Twitter for community cabinets appals my sense of “the right tool for the right job”.

But Twitter is what every glib suit in the political-media nexus is gibbering about (mostly to justify their use of [...]

Convoy of unreal Australians. Express disagreement with “real Australians”.

By 19 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 22 August 2011 at 8:00 am; ]

As most of you should know on Monday “real Australians” are coming to Canberra in big trucks with the stated aim of tearing up the Constitution of Australia so that there might be no carbon tax, gay marriage, animal welfare, or red-headed women in the Lodge.

A thoughtful person even in favour of some of their [...]

Check out my awesome Southern Cross Tattoo!!! (Counter Protest)

By 18 August 2011

[ 22 August 2011 at 12:30 pm; ] Word coming from Australian Youth Climate Coalition about a counter-protest against the ”True Australians™ democratic blockade of the  latte-sipping, chardonay-swilling, chattering class, shiny-bum, mung-bean munching, green extremists who will destroy this great nation and everything it stands for AND MAKE US STARVE IN THE DARK”

Yes, apparently there’s a counter protest:

VERY IMPORTANT CLIMATE MOVEMENT ACTION for [...]

Rugby World Cup Luncheon

By 18 August 2011

[ 7 October 2011 at 12:00 am; ] Join Snowy Hydro SouthCare at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra for a luncheon that will mark the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

This fundraiser will include guest speeches from prominent Rugby figures that have represented their country at an elite level (including newly appointed Snowy Hydro SouthCare CEO Owen Finegan, Jeremy Paul and Stephen Larkham).

The event [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 19 August 2011

By 18 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 19 August 2011 to 21 August 2011. ]

So Rioters, here’s your chance to impress your peers with how well hooked in to the grid you are.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

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