[ 31 October 2015 to 1 November 2015. ] Take time out from trick or treating this Halloween weekend to catch an Australian premiere at the British Film Festival, world top 200 tennis players at the Canberra International qualifiers, Fair Day at Westside; the season opening party at Civic Pool and domestic violence crusader Rosie Batty in conversation with journalist Sarah Ferguson.
Canberra International [...]
[ 30 October 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]
The Hall Rural Fire Brigade has thrown down the gauntlet to neighbouring fire brigades in the lead up to the village’s largest community event for the year, Hall Parties at the Shops Friday 30 October from 4pm.
The event features a wide range of activities and entertainment and will see local fire brigades go head to [...]
[ 14 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
We are Christina and Carly and we have a confession to make. We met online. It sounds a bit creepy but trust us, it isn’t. We’ve both been blogging for over 15 years (combined) and the best thing we’ve ever done was take our blogging and business journeys off line.
Question. How are you feeling about your blog or [...]
[ 19 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] The nine Corey’s of power return to the ANU Bar and Stadium on Saturday Dec 19th Dec and will excite you with infinitely enhanced Rock action moves, and daring Corey-ography.
Not since the sold out performance of Two Thousand and Nineteen 80 Fourteen have the Canberrian Rock (and to a smaller extent but not to be [...]
[ 31 October 2015; ] In celebration of 100 years of Kingston Power House, the Canberra Glassworks is asking kids aged three to 17 years to design an original glass work inspired by the historic Canberra building, now a thriving glass-making facility.
A landmark on its lakeside setting at Kingston Foreshore, the Kingston Powerhouse is a building of industrial and architectural significance. [...]
[ 1 November 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] How do World War 1 personal diaries come together with official records of individual service to illuminate aspects of the experience of war?
Join in a conversation with two curators, Anne-Marie Conde, National Archives of Australia and Elise Edmonds from the State Library of NSW for an illustrated discussion of their practice with their institutions’ very [...]
[ 24 October 2015 at 11:00 am; 24 October 2015 at 11:00 am; ] There’s a big weekend of tennis ahead for the Belconnen Tennis Club with a Free Tennis Day taking place on Saturday from 11am-2pm. There will be free court hire, free clinics for adults and juniors as well as a Hit the Target Competition, BBQ, free vouchers for social tennis & tennis coaching and a variety of prizes.
[ 30 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Slick, modern and funky are words often used to describe multi-award winning blues band Blue Eyes Cry. Hardworking would be another. From the un-air conditioned comfort of its touring van, the band regularly journeys from its home base of Melbourne to perform at festivals and gigs across Australia.
Since the May 2013 release of its debut [...]
[ 30 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear singer-songwriter Amber Nichols live in concert, as seen on The Voice. With special guests Grace Pitts, fellow contestant on The Voice and local rising star, 14 year old Lucy Sugerman.
With stunning twilight views, great food and exceptional entertainment it’s sure to be a night to remember.
When: Friday 30 [...]
[ 24 October 2015 to 25 October 2015. ]
Today we’re back to showcasing just Saturday garage sales, because there doesn’t seem to be a single one schedule for Sunday. Never mind, a bargain is a bargain whether on Sunday or Saturday.
11 Bunburung Cl, Ngunnawal
This sale is being held to raise money for the family’s son who is going to Borneo to do charity [...]
[ 1 November 2015 at 9:00 am; ] The Schools Chess Challenge at Westfield Belconnen is coming up on Sunday 1st November, 2015 and will attract a great number of chess players. Last year at this event, Canberra Grammar School won the tournament with an impressive score of 27.5 points, and Garran Primary School placed second with 21.5 points.
The individual Swiss tournament comprises of 7-rounds, with a [...]
[ 17 October 2015 to 18 October 2015. ]
There were over 40 different advertisements in the Garage Sales & Events category on the allclassifieds website when I started searching for this weekend’s garage sales for this round-up.
And for the first time in three weeks, I found a garage sale happening on Sunday.
Of all the garage sales I looked at there was an overwhelming [...]
[ 17 October 2015 to 18 October 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights for us are the slice of rural life at the Murrumbateman Field Days; the Botanic Gardens birthday open day; not one, not two but three international film festivals; and not one but two dance festivals.
Murrumbateman Field Days
Head to Murrumbateman to experience a taste of country life at this year’s Field Days. [...]
[ 23 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Detroit Music “Outstanding Vocalist” Award winner (2014) singer/songwriter Peter D Harper creates a heady mix of original world, blues & roots music, featuring soulful vocals, wailing harmonica and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo! Harper is backed by his incredible Michigan based band “Midwest Kind”.
Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narabundah. Free entry.
[ 31 December 2015 at 5:00 pm; ] New Years Eve 2015 may well spoil you for future New Years Eves! Albert Hall is a stunning high-end ballroom with original features. The doors will open at 8pm to give you plenty of time to find your seats and enjoy your free glass of bubbly on arrival.
A mood of excitement and anticipation will be [...]
[ 17 October 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]
Haven’t seen any roller derby this year? Better hurry! The last game before Canberra Roller Derby League’s grand final is on 17 October!
Those salty sirens of the track, the Red Bellied Black Hearts will take on the belles of the brawl, the Black ’n’ Blue Belles.
The Black Hearts have been a dominant force on the [...]
[ 31 October 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]
Help CRDL ring in this most gruesome day by getting your coven together and heading to our awesome FUNdraiser.
We have plenty on offer to keep you entertained, including loads of classic carnival games to play like Tin Can Crash, Duck Pond and Hole in One!
We’ll also be giving prizes away like they’re, well, candy! Compete for [...]
[ 13 November 2015 to 14 November 2015. ] Possible Worlds is dedicated to bringing the best new independent films from the US and Canada to Australia.
This November, experience the 10th edition of the Festival with special screenings in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.
The Canberra festival is co-hosted with the High Commission of Canberra and will be held at the National Library of Australia.
All tickets [...]
[ 23 October 2015 at 7:30 am; ] Jane Caro has been described as ‘a woman who has seen it all, and isn’t afraid to talk about it’. Join Jane as she reveals the delicate balancing act performed by women juggling career and family, explored in her memoir, Plain-Speaking Jane. Breakfast includes a selection of mini pancakes, seasonal fruit, assorted muffins, and tea and [...]
[ 22 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Long-time friends Marion and Carmel catch up to discuss life, literature and delve into Carmel’s new collection of short stories, My Hearts Are Your Hearts, and her new memoir, Fair Game. Find out what they are reading and writing, gossip about the world of writing, family life, and maybe even the state of the universe.
When: Thursday 22 October
Where: National [...]
[ 18 October 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] English artist William Strutt came to Australia in 1850 and remained until 1862. Colonial Australia was a country so often imagined without a history, and Strutt had the ambitions to produce history painting. In seeking to reflect the development of a historical consciousness in Australia, he failed to find much of an audience, but was [...]
[ 14 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Join Nat Williams, Claire Baddeley and artist Imants Tillers to discuss the letter that changed attitudes to Australia’s most famous military campaign and Tillers’ recent artistic response to it, Avenue of Remembrance, in the Australian War Memorial’s collection.
This talk marks 100 years since the Dardanelles Committee met in London to discuss Keith Murdoch’s letter to [...]
[ 12 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Join David Astle as he plunges into the realm of riddles. In his latest book,Riddledom: 101 Riddles and Their Stories, he uncovers stories, wordplay and linguistic deceptions from Pompeiian walls to Dothraki warriors, clay tablets to icy pole sticks. He asks the questions posed of our world since antiquity, unlocking culture one conundrum at a [...]
[ 10 October 2015 to 11 October 2015. ]
The early bird gets the worm, as they say, and this weekend you’ll want to be that early bird. Rise and shine on Saturday to grab a bargain with a broad selection of garage sales to choose from. We’ve listed five sales going on around the capital below, but there are a bunch more across [...]
[ 17 October 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] It’s been a year and a half since Jonno Silber has played in Canberra – now he’s home and playing at the Keller!
Jonno has brought together a band of his favourite musicians to play some loud and electrified swing and jump blues. Joining Jonno on stage will be Mitch Preston (drums), Dave Blanken (guitar), Leo [...]
[ 7 November 2015; ] Do you have an interest in learning about or developing your performance skills in South Indian Classical Dance in 2016?
Come along to the Belconnen Arts Centre on 7 November 2015 for an introduction to one of South India’s most beautiful and oldest forms of classical dance (Kuchipudi) and find out how you can participate in [...]
[ 16 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] A hard working unit that would be equally at home in the back blocks of the Mississippi Delta as is in the suburbs of Melbourne. Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk will take you on the ultimate blues journey without even breaking into a sweat. Constant touring and appearances at many festivals – and now on the [...]
[ 18 October 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] The gold standard for tough Texas shuffles, Chess-era Chicago blues, and greasy Louisiana-style swamp pop – the Groove Kings grew out of the legendary Blind Freddie and feature some of the fattest-toned, dirtiest-blues harp and guitar on the Australian blues scene.
Put on your high heeled sneakers, wear your wig hat on your head, and get [...]
[ 11 October 2015 at 11:00 am; ] You may visit your local shops regularly, but how well do you know your local community?
This Sunday, PCYC Erindale, Christine’s Place, Erindale Neighbourhood Garden, Tuggeranong Action Group and Parties at the Shops are teaming up to present a fantastic event at the Erindale shops, Discover Erindale, to showcase Tuggeranong’s community spirit and encourage residents to [...]
[ 11 October 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] What would the world be without memories? Why protect them in a UNESCO register?
Join us for an engaging discussion on the UNESCO Memory of the World Australian Register, with guest speaker Dr Roslyn Russell.
Dr Russell is a historian, writer and museum specialist, and the current Chair of the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Committee.
[ 10 October 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] This Saturday night it’s Duos night at the Keller. Catch the Chris Harlands Duo with both Chris and Christopher Harland, followed by guitar and blues harmonica duos Matt Fitzgerald and Steve Hartnett and then the Reverend Dave Blanken with Moondog – it’s blues up the wahzoo, that well known tributary of the Mississippi so Steve [...]