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TEDx Canberra 2012 lineup

By 6 July 2012

[ 8 September 2012; ]

Wonks rejoice! The Canberra TED analogue TEDx Canberra has announced their presenters for this year’s inspiration festival.

Speakers will include:

– Karen Barlow – ABC reporter and adventurer
– Bliss – hip-hop dance crew
– Leslie Cannold – humanist and ethicist
– Hannah Coleman – optimist against the odds
– Upulie Divisekera – podcaster, molecular biologist and dinosaur freak
– Samah Hadid [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 6 July 2012


[ 6 July 2012 to 8 July 2012. ]

OK hivemind, time to show everyone how clever you are.

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

Just leave your ideas in the comments.

Celebrate… the National Year of Reading at the NFSA!

By 4 July 2012

[ 7 July 2012 to 22 July 2012. ]

Journey back to the days when radio ruled the airwaves.   Perform our radio play, complete with mystery, felons and good guys.
SESSIONS: Monday 9 July, Tuesday 10 July and Wednesday 11 July
TIME: 10.00am to 12.30pm
AGES: 9yrs to 13yrs
COST: $10.00 per session

Join Ms Amanda in the [...]

Geoscience Australia Open Day – Sunday 19 August 2012

By 4 July 2012

[ 19 August 2012 at 10:00 am; ] Geoscience Australia will open its doors for its annual Open Day on Sunday 19 August 2012 as part of National Science Week. A range of activities and science talks will be on offer throughout the day.

Buck’d off back on show

By 2 July 2012

[ 2 July 2012 to 27 July 2012. ]

Canberra photographer Grace Costa is bringing her successful ‘Buck’d Off’ exhibition to Canberra this month. Following the success of ‘Buck’d Off’ at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre in March, Costa’s exhibition is now on show at Canberra City Framing Gallery from 2 July to 27th July.

‘Buck’d Off’ is Costa’s first solo photography exhibition and showcases [...]

Chillin’ for the Rangas

By 2 July 2012

[ 26 July 2012 at 6:30 pm; ]

Relax! It’s not a fundraiser for the pernicious soul-less blueys. Rather we’ve had word of a fundraiser for the much more likeable orangutans.

Chill out with some good wine, delicious canapés and help save the orangutan from extinction. Hear about how you can escape Canberra’s winter and have your very own jungle adventure that will support [...]

Word of Mouth. Abstract art at Canberra Museum and Gallery


[ 23 June 2012 to 19 August 2012. ]

The Canberra Museum and Gallery opened up a new gallery on the 23rd called Word of Mouth. It is pretty obvious what they are trying to do with giving it such an auspicious title; they want word of the exhibition to be spread around. Well, that’s what I’m going to do because it damn well [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 29 June 2012


[ 29 June 2012 to 1 July 2012. ]

In the hotbed of cultural activity that is the nation’s beating heart we come to ask a simple question:

What’s going on this weekend?

If you’ve got a suggestion for something to see and do around Canberra please leave it in the comments.

Foreshore 2012 announced for 24 November


[ 24 November 2012; ]

The Foreshore festival have mailed out starting details for this year’s big sales week for Parliament jeans:

Kicks Entertainment is proud to announce Foreshore 2012. On Saturday 24th of November, Foreshore will take over Canberra for the 6th consecutive year.

Foreshore 2011 was a sold out 20,000 person love affair, which saw unforgettable performances from Gotye, LMFAO, [...]

Mumford and Sons coming to Canberra!


[ 26 October 2012; ]

We don’t normally get excited about touring bands.

But this is Mumford and Sons!!!!

At the Royal Theatre to show you can’t have everything.

So nice to see Canberra included on a major tour!

High Tea at Green Herring

By 28 June 2012

[ 15 July 2012 at 3:00 pm; ] Please come and join the Friends of the Old Parliament House Rose Gardens for a fabulous cosy winter afternoon tea with plentiful delicacies, fine music, champagne plus tea and coffee!

Place: The Green Herring Restaurant (the Old School House) Federation Square, Gold Creek (just off the Barton Highway)
Date: Sunday 15th July 2012
Time: 3pm
Cost: $45.00 per person

All [...]

Dr Sketchy’s Sins Again

By 28 June 2012

[ 6 July 2012 at 6:30 pm; ]

Whilst often perceived to be a conservative City, those who live here would agree that there is an underbelly that is well and truly alive and well. An underbelly that embraces the creative, the artistic, the bold. Dr Sketchy’s Canberra will be embracing and supporting all types of artistic movements. Come along [...]

Rock v. Reggae at the Polo

By 27 June 2012

[ 30 June 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

Prince among men Nigel McRae has let it be known on Facebook that there’s going to be a rumble at the Polish Club this Saturday Night:

Kofi Annan’s six-point plan to end sectarian violence in Canberra between followers of the Rock and Reggae tribes has been declared a success, with cease fire agreements holding firm and [...]

The Voice winner Karise Eden coming to Westfield Belconnen

By 26 June 2012

[ 8 July 2012 at 12:30 pm; ]

The winner of this years The Voice is coming to Canberra.

To celebrate the release of her debut album, My Journey (which features no original tracks), Karise Eden will be performing nationwide at selected Westfield centers.

She will be performing centre stage at Westfield Belconnen, Sunday 8th of July at 12.30pm. Factorie is sponsoring the [...]

July 2012 at The Phoenix

By 26 June 2012

[ 1 July 2012 to 31 July 2012. ] For your calendars:

Sunday 1st 7:30pm
Evil Ways

Monday 2nd 8pm
Canberra Musicians Club Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Ungus Ungus Ungus
Dougie and the Pizza Boys
Trev Dunham

Tuesday 3rd 7:30pm
The Phoenix Quiz

Thursday 5th 9pm
Elliot The Bull
Beth n Ben
The Masquarades

Saturday 7th 9:30pm

Monday 9th 8pm
The Bootleg Sessions
The Fuelers
Jack Biilman
Dylan Hekimian

Tuesday 10th 7:30pm
The Phoenix Quiz

Wednesday 11th 9pm
The Fighting League
Per Purpose
Danger Beach

Thursday 12th 9pm
The King Hits
Little [...]

LocalnLive want you to show them the money

By 26 June 2012

[ 13 July 2012; ]

The LocalnLive component of 2xxfm are offering novel enticements to get you to give them money:

LocalnLive Radio on 2xxfm are running a crowd-sourced fundraiser to transform the daily music radio show into a multimedia platform for Canberra bands. Starting on 13 July 2012, LocalnLive and 15 local bands will launch a 5-week fundraising campaign where [...]


By 25 June 2012

[ 26 June 2012 at 7:00 pm; ] How could we not share this exciting news from the Master of Conflict:

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!’s Master of Conflict Joel Barcham is one of Canberra’s foremost people that lives in Canberra. He is also a bit of a nerd. He enjoys trivia, but knows nothing about sports or geography or the music of Ludwig Beethoven. He’s not [...]

The Bon Scotts and The Burley Griffin at the Polo!

By 25 June 2012

[ 20 July 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

This in from the Canberra Musicians Club:

Melbourne band The Bon Scotts will be appearing on the CMC stage at the Polish Club on July 20 as part of their national tour.

Unearthed says The Bon Scotts defy notions of plain and normal, melding traditional folk instruments with an endearing and satirical voice. Laced with irony [...]

At Arm’s Length. A creative insight into the arms trade


[ 29 June 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

This in from James Fahy:

We’ve recently seen some incredibly shocking images from Syria. And despite the constant stream of images from war zones that pervade the 24-hour news cycle, the massacre of 49 children in particular has captured us in a collective sense of sorrow. It’s clear that the free trade in weapons has played [...]

Concerts to commemorate the Montevideo Maru sinking

By 23 June 2012

[ 30 June 2012 to 1 July 2012. ] The Salvation Army have been in touch to let us know about a program of music they’re putting on in memory of their Salvation Army bandsmen who went down on the Montevideo Maru.

The unmarked Japanese prison ship was hit by a torpedo off the coast of the Phillipines by an American submarine, which is [...]

Son of Rut need your help to bring music to the Kimberleys


[ 1 July 2012 at 2:00 pm; ]

Local band Son of Rut have put out a media release on their plans to bring music to remote indigenous communities in the Kimberleys and their need for your help at their fundraiser.

Four Canberra musicians are heading to the Kimberley to teach their unique five-week music program to kids in remote Aboriginal communities, and they [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 22 June 2012


[ 22 June 2012 to 24 June 2012. ]

Normally the week is a good time to recover from my weekends, but the week has been damn hectic too.

So what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just let us know in the comments.

Coal seam gas: alternative energy source or environmental hazard

By 20 June 2012

[ 3 July 2012 at 5:30 pm; ] Join the Australian Academy of Science at the Shine Dome in Canberra for the free public lecture:

Coal seam gas: alternative energy source or environmental hazard.

RSVPs essential.

Truffle Festival 2012


[ 21 June 2012 to 31 July 2012. ]

As it happens RiotACT is the Digital Media Partner of the Canberra & Capital Region Truffle Festival.

So it’s with great pleasure we let you know it’s kicking off tomorrow night!

Truffle hunts, truffle-inspired menus and truffle cooking classes are just some of the experiences on offer as part of the 2012 Canberra and Capital Region Truffle [...]

Improvention 2012 – Festival of improvised comedy and theatre

By 19 June 2012

[ 30 June 2012 to 7 July 2012. ] Improvention is the largest festival of improvised comedy and theatre in Australia, and it happens right here in Canberra!

From Saturday 30 June through to Saturday 7 July, there will be festival shows on every night in numerous venues across Canberra. Performance program is available at:

Improvention 2012 opens with a Celebrity Gala on Saturday 30 [...]

Strange Bedfellows presents Canberra’s future canal based transport strategy at the Phoenix

By 19 June 2012

[ 13 July 2012 at 5:00 pm; ]

It’s not every day that a folk band promises to launch a canal based transport policy for Canberra at The Phoenix.

So enjoy!

The case for ghosts tonight at Smiths

By 19 June 2012

[ 19 June 2012 at 6:30 pm; ]

Facebook brings word of a spooky conjunction at Smiths tonight:

Kirsten Willcox and Tim the Yowie Man invite you to the launch of JG Montgomery’s first publication ‘A Case for Ghosts’.

Solstice party at the film and sound archive

By 19 June 2012

[ 22 June 2012 at 5:30 pm; ]

Looks like a big night.

To mark our Extreme Film and Sound Exhibition, the centennial of Australia’s engagement with the Antarctic continent, plus the traditional polar explorers’ Longest Night festivities, the NFSA will become the ultimate in Canberra chill-out zones.

From 5.30pm our theatrette will be screening a selection of filmic experiments beyond the circles of the [...]

Black Dog Ride 2012

By 19 June 2012

[ 18 August 2012 at 8:30 am; ]

If you feel like a challenge and enjoy the adventure of the open road, then you’ll love this awesome ride. Commencing on August 18, riders from all around Australia are heading to the Red Centre to raise community awareness of depression and suicide prevention. The final leg of the journey on [...]

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: The Choice Shonky Awards – six years of naming and shaming the shonkiest rip-offs and shoddiest products being sold in Australia

By 18 June 2012

[ 13 July 2012 at 6:00 pm; ] Venue: Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton, ACT 2601
Speaker: Scott O’Keefe
Members Free/Non-Members Gold Coin Donation

CHOICE’s annual Shonky Awards are an opportunity for the people’s watchdog to hand out lemons to manufacturers, service providers, marketers, advertisers, and government agencies that fail to deliver on their promises.

Since 2006, regular award winners include banks, telcos, [...]


By 18 June 2012

[ 23 June 2012 at 1:00 pm; ]

At 1pm on Saturday June 23, we’re inviting everyone who is a part of the Australian community to ‘Walk Together’ in recognition that, although we’ve all arrived here via different pathways, we share a common Australian journey.

We’re Aboriginal Australians, we’re refugees, we’re skilled migrants, we’re long-term Australians, we’re international students, we’re asylum seekers… we’re people. [...]

Black Creek hanging up their boots

By 18 June 2012

[ 22 June 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Black Creek have been one the more exciting new bands around town in recent times so it was with a great deal of sadness I learned they’re calling it a day. Facebook has the news:

On the shores of LBG, stood 3 determined men and a slightly smaller determined man. The sun glared at them through [...]

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