[ 20 November 2015 at 9:30 am; ] Little attention is being paid to the works of Xavier Herbert, one of Australia’s outstanding novelists. So why are they so rarely recommended in school text lists? His best-known novels, Capricornia (1938) and Poor Fellow My Country (1975) were judged as highly significant, winning major awards. So, are his novels forgotten or repressed?
In this Keynote lecture and panel, it [...]
[ 17 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] The Lives of John and Sunday Reed
Hear Heide Museum of Modern Art curators Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan discuss Modern Love, an intimate biography of the unconventional marriage of Heide founders John and Sunday Reed. The book also explores the Reeds’ relationships with some of Australia’s most celebrated artists and writers, including Sidney Nolan and Arthur [...]
[ 16 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Hear Pulitzer Prize-winning author, former journalist and foreign correspondent Geraldine Brooks talk about her latest novel, The Secret Chord, in which she traces King David’s journey from obscurity to fame.
In association with Hachette Australia
When: Monday 16 NovemberTime: 6pmWhere: Theatre, National Library of AustraliaTickets: $20 (includes refreshments and book signing)More info: https://www.nla.gov.au/node/8377
[ 14 November 2015 to 15 November 2015. ]
Welcome to our weekly round-up of (selected) garage sales on across the Capital Region this weekend. The ones listed here are all on Saturday; however, over at allclassifieds, there is a complete list that just might have a couple on Sunday.
7 Burrai Place, Ngunnawal
This sale has something for everyone, and everything must go. Items include: [...]
[ 13 November 2015 to 16 November 2015. ] The silly season starts this weekend with 15 things to do in Canberra. Firstly, it’s a weekend of finales: many of the cultural institutions are showcasing exhibitions for the last time this weekend. The most unusual event this weekend is Canberra’s first Cat Film Festival, which the RSPCA is running to help raise funds for [...]
[ 12 December 2015 at 10:00 am; 12 December 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
Canberra’s historic Albert Hall plays host to an exciting day of vintage charm with a Christmas-themed vintage market followed by an evening ball celebrating the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra.
Grab some great last-minute Christmas gifts at the huge variety of vintage market stalls and then join Canberra’s own Tony Haley and Leisa Keen, Connexion Big [...]
[ 14 November 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]
The massive Canberra Roller Derby League grand final double header is on Saturday, 14 November!
It’s Block to the Future and you can bet there’ll be plenty of thunder and lightning!
In game 1, the Brindabelters take on the Black’n’Blue Belles. The Belters have a winning record against the Belles this season. But the Belles have been [...]
[ 13 November 2015 at 3:30 pm; ] This week the community of the suburb of Curtin is launching its ‘Curtin Living Memories’ oral history project. The event is being held on 13 November from 3.30pm – 5.00pm outside the Canberra & District Historical Society premises in the lower courtyard at Curtin shops. All are welcome to join in the project launch, [...]
[ 11 November 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
Join the Canberra Wind Symphony for this performance in the evocative setting of the Warrior’s Chapel, in the Church of St Andrew Forrest.
Be transported to the battlefield in The Lonely Beach, and reflect on the beauty and solemnity of Schubert’s Ave Maria and other stunning hymn-tune settings.
This performance is the final of our 2015 beyondblue concert series, supporting [...]
[ 13 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Come along to the Old Bus Depot building in Kingston for a night of spooktacular fun.
Love cats? Why not visit the cattoo parlour, bring a picture of your cat and have artist perform a quick sketch, get your face painted, and watch funny felines on the big screen.
Get your paws into the fun and book [...]
[ 8 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Sunday 08 November 2015 is the Weetangera Primary School Fete! Please come and support our local community from 10 am to 2 pm. We have plenty of fresh local garden produce and plants, white elephant stalls, rides for the kids and much more. We have lots of stalls:
Cakes, Jam and Confectionary
And many more!
We would love [...]
[ 21 November 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] Studio Showing – Katherine Clark, Jeweller
Date: Saturday 21 November
Join Canberra Glassworks and explore what the historic Kingston Power House means to jeweller Katherine Clark, who has been a That’s not glass! resident artist.
Born and raised in Italy, Katherine currently calls Canberra home. This event will display her beautiful jewellery selection, inspired by the architectural [...]
[ 6 November 2015 at 4:00 pm; 7 November 2015 at 12:00 pm; ]
Beer Day Out is coming up this Friday and Saturday and as part of the celebration, we’ve pulled together five things you must do if you’re heading to the event.
1. Drink some of the world’s best beers
With over 30 Australian and International craft breweries you will have a lot of choice! The few listed below are [...]
[ 5 December 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] Canberra’s premiere male barbershop chorus, the Canberra Chordsmen, are presenting “A Very Merry Concert” on the 5th of December at the Wesley Uniting Church in Forrest. Off the back of a very successful performance at the national Barbershop Harmony Australia Convention, receiving the highest score in our club history and the most improved chorus award, the [...]
[ 11 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Wednesday 11 November, 10am
Join Dr Michael McKernan for a special 2015 Remembrance Day presentation. His research charting the effects of war on Australian society is particularly poignant as we commemorate Anzacs at Gallipoli 100 years ago.
Hear Peter Alliot, winner of the 2014 Chief Ministers Anzac Prize, recite his award winning poem The Forgotten. Peter is [...]
[ 13 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Discovered by Malcolm Young and trained by Harry Vanda, Mitch Grainger is one of Australia’s most talented and experienced blues and roots musicians and producer.
Mitch played guitar and harmonica with The Beefs and Bondi Cigars, before forming his own band Papa Lips and, later, going solo. Since his solo album “Love & Demons” in 2006, [...]
[ 7 November 2015 to 8 November 2015. ]
It’s a little bit of a slow weekend of garage sales, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a bargain to be had. We’ve randomly selected five that are on this weekend, but don’t forget to check out the full list of sales at the allclassifieds website.
8 Oleander Court, Higgins
This sale includes: an antique dresser, two [...]
[ 6 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
This time last year more than six hundred lucky locals went nuts at the packed out Boot and Flogger Revival as Beats Workin’ blew the roof off.
The band rarely plays away from Sydney so make sure you don’t miss Geoff Cartwright (vocals, guitars), Neil Marr (drums) Geoff Marr (bass, backing vocals), David Peach (lead guitar), [...]
[ 7 November 2015 to 8 November 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include the multitude of beer available at the venues and events for Beer Week, the French twist that comes with Telopea Park School’s Le Grande Fete, and the Jewel of Old Bus Depot which transforms the markets on Sunday into a jewellery-lover’s heaven.
Beer Week continues across the weekend, with a [...]
[ 4 November 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Schnitz & Giggles is Canberra’s regular improvisation comedy show – Wednesday nights at Digress Lounge and Bar (11 Akuna Street).
You can now pre-book your Schnitz tickets, with/without Canberra’s best and cheapest Curry & Rice deal, here http://www.schnitzandgiggles.com.au/tickets
This show we have a special treat for you!
Come and see Hannah Gissane, Ewan Lawrie, Scott Bowcher, [...]
[ 4 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
November Comedy Club at The Civic Pub features a huge line-up of acts including Jay Sullivan and interstate guests Dane Simpson, Ray Badran, Sam Campbell and John Cruickshank.
When: Wednesday 4th November 2015
Time: Kicks off at 8pm with doors opening at 7:30pm
Where: The Civic Pub, 8 Lonsdale Street Braddon
Tickets are $15 booked here or $20 on [...]
[ 12 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] A Shot & A Beer is back on 12 November with the international sensation Alice Fraser. Alice is just back from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival performing her critically acclaimed solo show Savage. As if you need more convincing, Alice has performed sold out solo shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Canberra [...]
[ 4 November 2015 at 7:30 pm; 5 November 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
Get ready for a magic carpet ride! Claire Edwardes, the “Sorceress of Percussion”, joins the flamboyant conductor Nicholas Milton and his Canberra Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday and Thursday for the final concert of 2015, RACHMANINOV.
Chief conductor and artistic director Milton has put together a vibrant and varied program for the orchestra’s last outing this year.
Edwardes is an internationally [...]
[ 14 November 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] Can I consider myself local if I have only lived in a place for 6 1/2 years? Some say maybe not.! BUT, I do love this place, Queanbeyan, that is my home town!
As with any town much of its goodness and uniqueness is hidden to outsiders. Canberra has always struggled with the very incorrect ‘boring [...]
[ 15 November 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
Guitarist Bryan Williams formed The Levee in Sydney in the 2000s. Now, joined by lead singer Justin Hoffman – a gifted singer with a broad vocal range – and a solid rhythm section, with Keith Joliffe on bass and Jon Nourse on drums. The Levee is at its best, punching out hot and compelling blues, [...]
[ 30 October 2015 at 1:00 pm; ] In Australia, there are 3.7 million people who have never used the internet. On top of this, many Australians who do have internet access, are not confident enough to do the basics. To become a truly leading, inclusive and global digital nation we need everyone to become confident internet users by 2020.
Helen Milner will talk [...]
[ 8 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] It’s no surprise that the prestigious Black Rose Acoustic Society in Colorado USA describes Australian guitarist, Nick Charles, as “a world class stylist and composer”. His dazzling, melodic fingerpicking on 6 and 12 string guitars, stinging slide and a lifetime’s stories and songs from the musical highway has him labelled by the Melbourne Age as [...]
[ 31 October 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]
IT’S HALLOWEEN TIME!
Canberra’s Haunted House where zombies, ghosts, clowns, and many more creepy characters. Please join us for a spooky fun filled Halloween with all proceeds going to local Canberra charity Stella Bella Little Stars Foundation.
There will be sausage sizzle and drinks available for purchase on the night.
Please note it is a gold coin donation [...]
[ 31 October 2015; ] With your costumes sorted for this year, all you need is a spooky Halloween event to show it off. We’ve scoured the internet to bring you this special Halloween edition of ‘What’s on this weekend in Canberra’.
BOO gong: Halloween at Googong
Googong’s BOOgong Halloween event is sure to satisfy the whole family. Enjoy the atmosphere at Googong [...]
[ 31 October 2015 at 8:30 am; ] 80s Flash Aerobics will celebrate Halloween this weekend!
Come along to St Monicas Primary School Hall, on Moynihan Street in Evatt at 8.30 am on Saturday morning and if you bring a friend you pay just $5 to join in!
We will be working out to killer tunes like ‘Thriller, the ‘Time Warp’, and ‘Werewolves of London’
A Prize will [...]
[ 31 October 2015 to 1 November 2015. ]
This week’s garage sales are a treat. With treasures to be found at each, make sure you check out the complete list at the allclassifieds website. With only one exception, all sales occur on Saturday.
27 Osmand St, Wanniassa
This downsizing sale will be on both Saturday and Sunday, with different items being sold each day. On [...]
[ 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 [...]