[ 3 June 2014 to 5 June 2014. ] The Canberra edition of the seventh Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) will open on Tuesday 3 June with the highly anticipated film The Square, a documentary that takes audiences right to the heart of a movement, a country and a people committed to the ideals of freedom and human rights.
The Square comes direct [...]
[ 21 May 2014 at 4:30 pm; 24 May 2014 at 11:00 am; ] Looks like there will be some movement on the derelict former school. I guess I’m disappointed to read that the oval, is no longer recognised as an oval – despite the community use. Also a bit sad to read how the oval might be used, if it can be rezoned and partially sold for housing:
[ 10 May 2014 at 1:00 pm; ]
The 2014 Canberra International Music Festival Kingston Foreshore is on this weekend, featuring live music, good food and wine, a variety of market stalls, guest appearances from the Brumbies and entertainment for the kids.
Now in its third year, the festival showcases a wide range of live entertainment with an international flavour.
A huge variety of music [...]
[ 22 May 2014; ]
The Annual Ray White Charity Golf Day is on again with all proceeds going to Camp Quality.
This is a great day on the green for a wonderful cause. The four person Ambrose competition will include light breakfast and lunch, with heaps of prizes given throughout the day.
When: 22 May 2014, 7.30am for a 9.00am shotgun [...]
[ 3 May 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]
Varsity Derby League’s Sophomores will be going up against Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows on Saturday 3 May!
The bout will also introduce Capital Carnage, our men’s roller derby team, in a special five-on-five short game before the main game.
Doors open at 5 pm at Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong.
Tickets are $10 at the door, and children under [...]
[ 11 May 2014; ] I heard once that Canberra has one of the highest participation rates for recreational running. I don’t know if that’s true but those of us who do lace on our sneakers for regular runs will already know about the Mother’s Day Classic fun run.
It’s a fund raiser for breast cancer research (you’ll see lots of [...]
[ 4 May 2014 at 10:00 am; ] The annual Collector Village Pumpkin Festival is here again to celebrate the arrival of another harvest season.
On Sunday 4th May thousands of people will flock to the tiny village of Collector for this community-run celebration of food, family, fun and of course – pumpkins!
Bask in the glory of the best pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, pumpkin [...]
[ 24 May 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The ANU Choral Society (SCUNA) presents “JUBILATE DEO”
The Gabrielis and Monteverdi, with Josquin, a Giovanni or three, and Friends.
Led by new director Andrew Koll, SCUNA will fill St Christopher’s cathedral in Manuka with a grand array of (mostly) renaissance music on Saturday 24 May at 7.30pm.
Be prepared to be lifted high into the vaulted ceilings [...]
[ 30 May 2014 7:30 pm to 1 June 2014 4:00 pm. ] Huge art exhibition and sale…
The annual Radford College Art Exhibition and Sale will run from 30 May – 1 June 2014. Now in its 30th year, this hugely successful exhibition showcases hundreds of creative works across a variety of mediums. Discover and buy quality artwork by talented local and regional artists. Choose from paintings, photographs, [...]
[ 30 April 2014 to 11 May 2014. ] Australian National Capital Artists Inc is hosting its artist-made brooch/pin exhibition. This annual exhibition has been exciting Canberrans since the 2011, and this year looks like it will be a corker.
Opening on Wednesday 30 April at 6pm the exhibition will go until 11 May at the ANCA gallery at 1 Rosevear Place, Dickson.
Participating artists this [...]
[ 9 May 2014 to 18 May 2014. ]
The Canberra International Music Festival is in its 20th year in 2014, once again bringing an eclectic mix of music to our local stages.
This years concert, ‘The Fire and the Rose’ explores the centenary of the commencement of World War I and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII through the works of composers [...]
[ 7 May 2014 to 10 May 2014. ]
The 2014 ANU Medical Revue ‘Caecal Weapon 2: The Rise of Salmonella’ is hitting the stage 7-10 May at the ANU Arts Centre.
Following last year’s ‘Para-Medical Activitiy’, which achieved four Canberra Area Theatre (CAT) nominations and the 2012 show winning the CAT Award for Best Original Work, expectations are high.
The ANU Medical Revue is an [...]
[ 3 May 2014; ]
The Australian Capital Territory qualifying stop of the 2014 Nike x SbA Am Titles will be rolling into Belconnen Skatepark on the 3rd May 2014. ACT skateboarders should not miss this opportunity to claim the State championship title, prize money and an invitation to the Australian Championships.
With over $100,000 in cash, prizes and giveaways on [...]
[ 13 June 2014 at 12:00 pm; ] The Sydney Swans are hosting a lunch in Canberra to honour recently retired Swans legend Jude Bolton.
Other guests include ex-Collingwood captain, Team of Century member and AFL Football Hall of Fame inductee, Des Tuddenham, and Sydney Swans CEO, Andrew Ireland.
Date: Friday 13th June
Venue: National Press Club, Canberra
Ticket Price: Members $115, Non-members $120
All Tickets [...]
[ 27 April 2014; ]
One of Australia’s most popular regional music festivals Groovin the Moo will return to The Meadows at University of Canberra this Sunday 27th April.
Now in its 10th year, the all-ages festival is boasting a big name line-up including Dizzee Rascal, The Jezabels, Karnivool, Architecture in Helsinki, The Presets, Disclosure and many more.
Canberra’s own electronic music [...]
[ 25 April 2014 to 26 April 2014. ]
Canberra Roller Derby League presents Skate of the ANZAC: a two-day, three-tier skate extravaganza. Whether you want to catch a few heats on Friday 25 April for the mere cost of a gold coin donation, or show up for the thrilling finals on Saturday evening, 26 April, this tournament will have your Anzac entertainment covered.
[ 4 May 2014 at 10:00 am; ]
ACT Landcare will hold the Landcare for Singles Tree Planting day at Jerrabomberra Wetlands on 4th May 2014.
If you’re on the lookout for that special someone, this event is a great opportunity to try a new and unique form of speed dating – Speed planting!
Join in and plant a new tree with a new partner [...]
[ 15 April 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The April 2014 Community Forum for the Belconnen Community Council will be held at:
7.30pm, Tuesday 15 April 2014
Community Room above the Belconnen Library
Chandler Street, Belconnen
A pre-DA consultation will be presented by Warwick Dunstone from the dezignteam on the revised plans for the old Jamison Inn site. Now known as Macquarie Park, the earlier plans [...]
[ 12 April 2014 at 3:00 pm; ]
A new kind of heaven is on its way for Canberra’s foodies. ‘The Forage’ will pop up at tomorrow (12 April) nights Hustle & Scout Twilight Market in New Acton. ‘The Forage’ will be a feast of Canberra’s finest food, showcasing local food vendors, wineries, cafes and other foodie outlets.
Tegan McAuley, Founder of Hustle & [...]
[ 30 May 2014 at 12:00 pm; ]
The Brumbies have announced a date and venue for the 2014 State of the Union Lunch. This annual fundraising event has been held for over a decade with the Brumbies raising money to assist with the development of rugby in the ACT and Southern NSW.
The State of the Union Lunch has become a well-known fixture [...]
[ 19 April 2014 at 10:00 am; ]
Canberra’s Landspeed Records will be celebrating Record Store Day on Saturday 19 April at 10am.
Record Store Day is an international celebration of independently owned music stores with physical locations where customers can browse the racks and talk to expert staff about new music and artists.
Record Store Day kicked off in 2008 and has grown bigger [...]
[ 17 April 2014 to 21 April 2014. ]
The National Folk Festival hits Canberra again 17-21st April (the Easter weekend). The festival has now been running in Canberra for 22 years. For 5 days Exhibition Park becomes another world – one filled with music, colour and general artistic and creative celebrations.
Along with the music, the festival includes multicultural food stands to keep your [...]
[ 30 April 2014 to 3 May 2014. ]
With the buzz around Melbourne Fashion Week and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, one could be forgiven for thinking that Sydney and Melbourne are the places to be if you want to see the future of fashion in Australia.
But those in the know will beg to differ. Here in the nation’s capital we have a burgeoning [...]
[ 2 May 2014 at 12:30 pm; ] In Partnership with Aristocrat & The Vikings Group; Vikings Rugby presents:
The Sportsmans Lunch
Friday 2 May 12:30pm
MC: Rupert McCall (Modern Day Poet)
GUESTS: Buck Shelford (Former All Blacks Captain) & Billy Birmingham (The 12th Man)
VENUE: The Auditorium, Erindale Vikings Club
DRESS: Business Attire (No Denim)
TICKETS: $110 per person or $1000 for a table of 10 (includes a 3 [...]
[ 6 May 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] Forty five per cent of all young Australian injury deaths are due to road traffic crashes. It’s a persistent and global road safety problem which was first recognised more than 50 years ago.
But rather than asking the same questions and getting the same answers, in this lecture Dr Scott-Parker will explain her innovative approach to [...]
[ 6 April 2014; ]
VW enthusiasts from far and wide took part in the VW Drive for the Community this morning.
Hundred’s of old and new VW’s took part in the convoy that started at Thoroughbred Park, and then proceeded along Anzac Parade.
The after party is still in progress (Sunday 6 April) at Thoroughbred park. It is a perfect [...]
[ 12 April 2014; ] Canberra Punk Fest, started at Magpies City Club as a venue in 2013, by Scott Main and Dave Spasm of Canberra Punk Legends Bladder Spasms.
After putting on regular large all day punk events with great turn outs, the lads were moved on. After a 7 month lay off, the boys are back and bigger than ever, Newly upgraded [...]
[ 5 April 2014 to 6 April 2014. ]
The Canberra Lapidary Club’s Rock Swap will be held at EPIC from 8.30am to 5pm from Saturday 5 April until Sunday 6 April. Entrance is free. A fun day out for all the family!
Wagtail Way, Exhibition Park (EPIC)
Flemington Road Mitchell
Buy jewellery, crystals, minerals, fossils, opals, and gemstones
Stock up on lapidary equipment and beading supplies
[ 6 April 2014; ]
The Canberra Airport Open Day is happening again on Sunday 6 April from 9.30am to 1.30pm, and will feature loads of aircraft displays and children’s activities. Let’s hope the weather is kinder on the weekend!
[ 29 March 2014; ] What do ancient arts, bush dancing, film buffs, ukulele, scrabble and cartooning have in common? They’re all alive and well in Canberra, they’re inclusive of all ages and all abilities, and they’re all represented at the inaugural Connect and Participate Expo which will be held at the Kingston Markets this Saturday the 29th of March.
[ 25 March 2014 1:00 pm to 2 April 2014 1:00 pm. ] If you are passionate about human rights and have limited time or if you are simply looking to get involved, come and join us for some tea, coffee and letter writing.
This group will draft and sign letters to support Amnesty international’s campaigns and give you a chance to make a real difference in the lives [...]
[ 19 March 2014 at 5:30 pm; 19 March 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] The next meeting of the North Canberra Community Council will be held from 7.30pm to 9pm on 19 March 2014, at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett.
The meeting will include:
National Broadband Network update – Michael Tyler, Community Account Manager, NBN Co.
Braddon Club update: Report on our appeal against the deconcessionalisation of the Braddon Club [...]