Events (3020 Stories)

10 Centuries of manuscripts at the National Library. Handwritten

By 26 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 26 November 2011 to 18 March 2012. ]

There’s very little on the National Library’s website about this yet but Andrew Barr has announced that he’s spending $200,000 promoting a pretty amazing sounding exhibition of handwritten manuscripts at the National Library:

The Handwritten: Ten Centuries of Manuscript – Treasures from Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin exhibition will feature manuscripts, letters, sketches and musical scores handwritten [...]

Traverse poetry slam at The Front

By 25 September 2011

[ 30 September 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook brings word of the Traverse Poetry Slam taking place this Friday:

Warm up for the ACT heats of the Australian Poetry Slam with… another poetry slam!

Sign up at 7.30pm – open mic at 8.00pm

3 minutes, no props or musical accompaniment…. fun for the whole family*!

Now with extra fantastical prizes found in my house!

—>May feature music [...]

Animals Asia Foundation-Moon Bear Rescue: Trivia Night

By 23 September 2011

[ 12 November 2011 at 6:00 pm; ]

On Saturday, 12 November from 6-9.30pm, we are hosting our 2nd biennial Trivia Night at the beautiful bookplate cafe at the equally beautiful National Library of Australia.

Canberra’s very own gardening guru and ABC weatherman, Mark Carmody, will once again MC the event and delight us with his witty repartee!  We have terrific raffle prizes too.

You [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 23 September 2011

By 22 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 23 September 2011 to 25 September 2011. ]

It’s spring, it’s the weekend coming up!

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments!

2011 Canberra International Electric Vehicle Festival

By 21 September 2011

[ 25 September 2011 at 10:00 am; ] West Lawns, Old Parliament House
Free Entry

The 2011 Canberra International Electric Vehicle Festival will be a fantastic opportunity to experience the latest electric vehicles and witness exciting developments in electric vehicle technology here in Canberra.

Come along to check out electric vehicles in all shapes and sizes, as well as a host of exhibitions showcasing new infrastructure [...]

2011 ACT Amateur Brewing Championships

By 21 September 2011

[ 24 September 2011 to 25 September 2011. ]

This should get many of your hearts aflutter:

The Brumbies and the Raiders may not have given the ACT much to cheer for this year, but Canberra’s beer brewers have been showing good form in the lead-up to this year’s amateur brewing championships.

Canberra Brewers Inc has received a record 210 entries for this year’s ACT championships, [...]

2011 Thomas Rome Lecture with Chris Winter

By 21 September 2011

[ 27 September 2011 at 12:30 pm; ]

The National Film and Sound Archive has sent this in and it looks interesting:

Chris Winter presents
2011 Thomas Rome Lecture
at Arc cinema, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Chris Winter is Manager of New Services at ABC Innovation, and has a
long background in new media, digital TV, technology marketing and
radio. Amongst [...]

Canberra ‘Punk Commute’

By 20 September 2011

[ 21 September 2011 at 12:30 pm; ] Bells, bicycles & sustainable transport!

Q. Why has the latter flopped in Australia?

…in a nutshell…

A. Bicycle helmet law & promotion!

Ignore shrill protestations trotted out by bicycle helmet promoters, politicians,  car & bicycle clubs!!! – bicycle helmet law & bicycle helmet promotion are the reasons…

…& Australians are not happy!

This Wednesday 21st September 2011, a small group [...]

The Big Draw 2011 at the National Gallery

By 19 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 September 2011 at 11:00 am; ]

The National Gallery has announced their Big Draw 2011:

Big Draw is about the sensory experience of engaging with art and the world around you. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in an atmosphere of creativity, with 22 workshops located throughout the Gallery and musicians performing pieces inspired by the Gallery’s collection. Big Draw encourages [...]

Summer Sixes ‘Six-a-Side’ is on again

By 19 September 2011

[ 6 October 2011 at 5:00 pm; ] The Jako TUFC Summer Sixes is on again this summer at Wanniassa playing fields.

The bad slam to be refused biscuit this Wednesday

By 19 September 2011

[ 21 September 2011 at 7:30 pm; ] Facebook brings word that the madness of Bad!Slam!No!Biscuit! is going to be chewing up the furniture in the Phoenix this Wednesday (a grim task if ever there were).

Welcome to the invitation to the next instalment of BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is where we bring you a stage, a microphone, two minutes, a ding stating Score Adder, an audience, [...]

Comedy Trivia Night hosted by Jay Sullivan

By 16 September 2011

[ 22 September 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]

This should be a really fun night. 6 rounds of trivia hosted by Jay Sullivan, interspersed with short comedy performances from Emo Parsonson and Hamish Hudson. Trivia topics include Music, Science and Technology, Sports, Film and Television, Trivial Trivia, History and Geography.

The night is being run by CIT 1st year Music Technical Production students as [...]

Avenue Q at the ANU Reviewed

By 16 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 16 September 2011 to 1 October 2011. ]

Sesame Street meets the Muppets meets South Park meets Broadway.

Avenue Q is quite possibly the funniest musical ever produced. It’s a big call, but it’s a big show.

If you’d like a rundown on the story, read here, but the story is second to the hilarious songs, fantastic puppetry, brilliant acting and singing, and overall [...]

Global Poetics at Urban Food

By 15 September 2011

[ 17 September 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]

Urban Food in New Acton is playing host to Urban Poetics featuring a great cast of international, national and one local poet (Omar Musa of course).

Aspring poets should also note there’s a slam poetry workshop taking place from 1.

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 16 September 2011

By 15 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 16 September 2011 to 18 September 2011. ]

Come on hivemind, share the benefit of your wisdom, influence, knowledge and connectedness.

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

Just share your magnificence in the comments.

Namatjira at the Playhouse, a review

By 15 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 14 September 2011 to 17 September 2011. ]

Running late as usual, my co-writer and I raced to the theatre to find ourselves in unfortunate seating, which will probably leave us with aching necks for weeks. However, despite the rocky start the set caught our attention and drew our focus back to the impending production.

In the centre, the main prop a [...]

Da Dun Fine Arts – The Sight of Formosa

By 14 September 2011

[ 6 September 2011 to 24 September 2011. ] The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Australia, in cooperation with the School of Art, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and School of Culture, History, Language, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, is proud to present the Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition at the ANU School of Art Gallery from 6 [...]

Gungahlin Community Council September Meeting and AGM

By 14 September 2011

[ 14 September 2011 at 7:30 pm; ] It’s our Annual General Meeting. All executive positions are open to anyone interested. We have incumbents willing to continue in most positions. But we do need to fill the president vacancy (we have some candidates for that role) and a person experienced with InDesign to be Editor of our newsletter Gungahlin Smokesignals (a.k.a. GunSmoke). Anyone from [...]

Transport in Belconnen – Belconnen Community Council Public Meeting 20 Sep

By 13 September 2011

[ 20 September 2011 at 7:30 pm; ] The next Belconnen Community Council Public Meeting is at 7.30pm, Tuesday 20 September, Upstairs Belconnen Library Chandler Street, Belconnen.

The BCC will be holding a Transport Forum in 2 parts. Part 1 on Transport in Belconnen will be this month. Part 2 on Parking and Access in Belconnen Town Centre will be in Nov.

This month, Mr [...]

The Oz on “MP” at the Street Theatre

By 13 September 2011

[ 1 October 2011 to 15 October 2011. ]

No less a body then The Australian is taking a look that the new play by Alana Valentine opening at the Street Theatre on 1 October:

Canberra’s Street Theatre commissioned the award-winning playwright to create a work for local audiences. MP premieres on October 1, and its season coincides with parliament, so members can attend.

The fictional [...]

La Antena (Antenna)

By 13 September 2011

[ 6 October 2011 at 6:30 pm; ] The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies and the Embassy of the Argentine Republic presents the first of 3 Argentine films:

“La Antena” (Antenna)
Directed by: Esteban Sapir

Thursday 6th October, 6.30pm
Manning Clark Centre, Theatre 1
The Australian National University

  The evil owner of the only one TV channel  and also of a range of retail  businesses in this [...]

Majestic – A Fine Art Landscape Photography Exhibition by Chris Morrison

By 12 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 16 September 2011 to 1 October 2011. ]

Belconnen photographer Chris Morrison has sent in this info on his upcoming exhibition:

In 2009, I planned a 92 day trip with my wife through 2 continents and 17 countries we had never been to before, to explore numerous unfamiliar landscapes, cities, languages and cultures. We spent 10 months on and off planning the big [...]

The Forgotten Peace: Mediation at Niagara Falls, 1914

By 12 September 2011

[ 11 October 2011 at 6:30 pm; ] Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) Public Lecture

The Forgotten Peace: Mediation at Niagara Falls, 1914

US – Mexico peace talks during the Mexican Revolution

6:30pm Tuesday 11 October

Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre (the Tank), ANU

Speaker and author of The Forgotten Peace
His Excellency Mr Michael Small,
Canadian High Commissioner to Australia.

In the early hours of April 22, 1914, American [...]

Latin America and the Shifting Sands of Global Power

By 11 September 2011

[ 22 September 2011; ] Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) first conference:
Latin America and the Shifting Sands of Global Power

 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 financial markets of New York. This pattern held throughout the [...]

Sustainable House Open Day

By 11 September 2011

[ 11 September 2011; ] A record 272 homes opened their doors to over 40,000 people on Sunday 12 September 2010 for Sustainable House Day as millions of Australians continue to embrace renewable energy, recycling and other practices designed to lessen our impact on the environment.

Homes opened for free, providing a fantastic opportunity for people seeking to make their own [...]

Fight Dementia Campaign

By 9 September 2011

[ 13 October 2011; ] The 2011/12 Federal Budget was a severe disappointment to people with dementia, their families and their carers, with no new funding to combat the dementia epidemic and terminating the Dementia Initiative. This means a loss of guaranteed funding for essential programs and support services for people living with dementia.

Alzheimer’s Australia wants the 2012/13 Federal Budget [...]

Socceroos v. Malaysia at Canberra Stadium

By 9 September 2011

[ 7 October 2011 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra Stadium are letting the world know that “the Qantas Socceroos will host Malaysia in an international friendly match in Canberra on Friday 7 October 2011 (8pm kick-off)”.

This will be the first time that the Qantas Socceroos have played Malaysia in Australia and the match will be used as a crucial build-up to the Qantas [...]

The Rig. Local theatre.

By 8 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 12 October 2011 to 22 October 2011. ]

‘Rig’ is the first stage play from Nick Delatovic, who has been active as a songwriter in Canberra with bands like The Missing Lincolns, Big Score and The Last Prom. It’s directed by uber-theatre bod Cameron Thomas, and produced through NUTS, the ANU performance society, who have produced several quality productions this year despite the [...]

Pecha Kucha Canberra Volume 10

By 8 September 2011

[ 29 September 2011 at 7:00 pm; ]

The Canberra incarnation of Pecha Kucha has announced the plan for their 10th installment.

We’re very happy to announce our 10th volume of Pecha Kucha Canberra, which will take place on Thursday September 29 at Craft ACT Craft & Design Centre in Civic (opposite the Legislative Assembly).

As always, Volume 10 will feature a bunch of creative [...]

Pura Vida In The City!

By 8 September 2011

[ 17 September 2011 to 6 October 2011. ]

Canberra CBD has released a program of events for Civic over the coming weeks put on by Frank Madrid.

[First Published on: Sep 8, 2011 @ 11:32]

9/11 Remembrance Service

By 8 September 2011

[ 11 September 2011 at 4:15 pm; ] The US Embassy has posted details for “A Day of Service and Remembrance” on Sunday.

We wish to remember the victims, volunteers, and first responders of September 2001 and all those who have served since.

Please join us for this twilight ceremony at Commonwealth Place on the southern foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin.

Please bring your family and [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 9 September 2011

By 8 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 9 September 2011 to 11 September 2011. ]

The weekend is once more upon us; so what should we be seeing and doing with the spare time?

If you know about something cool let us know in the comments.

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