[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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.
[ 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!
[ 25 September 2011 at 10:00 am; ] West Lawns, Old Parliament House
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 [...]
[ 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, [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 6 October 2011 at 5:00 pm; ] The Jako TUFC Summer Sixes is on again this summer at Wanniassa playing fields.
[ 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, [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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.
[ 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.
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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.