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The weirdest video in history? The Seekers in Canberra

By 14 May 2009

[First filed: May 13, 2009 @ 10:29]

The mayhem of YouTube has thrown up this unforgettable gem posted by “vbvbvb088″.
It’s 1966 and Australia’s 50 million record selling Seekers are touring Canberra perched on the back seat of a big convertible car while “A world of our own” plays in the background.
I’m still bug-eyed.

Canberra designer first to go

By 13 May 2009

Canberra designer Tonie Sauers was the first contestant to be eliminated from Channel Nine’s new renovation show HomeMADE. She was in charge of renovating a living room but the furniture she chose was just too big for the small space and the colour scheme was frankly uninspired.
However just to show that judging design is hugely [...]

Million Paws Walk

By 12 May 2009

Does any one know what time the Million Paws Walk begins on Sunday?
ED – From the RSPCA’s ACT website:
Register in person on Sunday 17 May at Stage ’88, Commonwealth Park, from 9.00am. Entertainment from 9.30, walk starts at 11.00.
Help make Canberra’s 2009 Million Paws Walk the biggest and best yet!

Online booking arrives for events on National Land

By 12 May 2009

The National Capital Authority owns most of the prettiest parts of Canberra.
To their information on how to book events in those locales they’ve now added the crucial capacity to apply online
That should make life a little bit easier for brides to be.
Locations covered by the online booking sheet include (but are not limited to):
– Aspen [...]

“Akin to” – A Tableaux Vivant at The Front – 15 May

By 12 May 2009

[ 15 May 2009; 7:00 pm; ]

Art! Nudity! Drinks! What more could you really ask for on a Friday evening? This in from producer Min Mae:

Are we but animals beneath our clothes?

Canberran artist Min Mae begs the question in Akin to, a series of tableaux vivants that visit the merger point of human and animal at The Front Gallery and Cafe, [...]

All Shook Up Comes to Canberra

By 12 May 2009
All Shook Up Comes to Canberra

[ 15 May 2009 to 30 May 2009. ] [First filed: May 11, 2009 @ 08:53]

From the producers:

ALL SHOOK UP mixes a new musical comedy with a whole lot of The King, and guarantees that your entire family will be jumpin’ out of their blue suede shoes!

The action is set in Smalltown, USA circa 1955. When “a rolling roustabout with a song in [...]

Stateline on the local music scene

By 11 May 2009

[First filed: May 08, 2009 @ 20:51]

This one went to air tonight. Yours truly can be seen lurking in the background in a few shots.
It was a shame they didn’t mention a lot of other venues in Canberra supporting local music, particularly The Front, but also The Basement and Pot Belly. Also Stateline’s aversion to [...]

A brilliant magician and entertainer

By 11 May 2009

I’d like to give a big thanks to Ausom Powers (Chris Vevers) for his show on Saturday evening.
He mingles with the audience performing some amazing tricks.
If you’re having a party he is well worth booking!!

Let’s Talk Trash

By 11 May 2009

[ 25 May 2009; 6:30 pm; ] Inner North SEE-Change and the O’Connor Cooperative School’s Green Team present a public talk on waste reduction and recycling in the home.

Learn about why organic waste should not go to landfill-what are the alternatives?

What exactly can be recycled in the ACT?

How should we dispose of old batteries, light bulbs etc?

All [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 May

By 8 May 2009
DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 May

[ 8 May 2009 to 10 May 2009. ] [First filed: May 07, 2009 @ 09:05]

The weekend’s coming down on us like a runaway train.

What do you recommend people get out to see and do?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

ACOUSTIC FOLK HAPPY MUSIC NIGHT!!

By 8 May 2009
ACOUSTIC FOLK HAPPY MUSIC NIGHT!!

[ 11 May 2009; 7:00 pm; ] ACOUSTIC FOLK HAPPY MUSIC NIGHT!! This Monday! 7 – 10PM donation entry

Your 2XX riot-act host will be performing with her brother Jonathan at the Front this monday for a spontaneous performance with promises of new songs, since being in hiatus for 6 months. Marianne & Jonathan will be sharing the stage with fellow [...]

Bureaucratic accounting methods shaft live music.

By 8 May 2009

An interesting rant in this week’s Culturazi email:
Corroboree Park Kerflunkt as Live Venue
Time for more ‘typical sour grapes‘ from the ‘Johnny comes lately’ Culturazi, this time on the issue of noise. Some of you may be aware the ACT Assembly is currently inquiring into live community events. The inquiry will consider, but not be [...]

Questions answered… Who are Escape The Muff?

By 8 May 2009
Questions answered... Who are Escape The Muff?

So there I was buying a kebab at the Lyneham Pide House (the best kebab in the Inner North) when my attention was grabbed (as no doubt was their intent) by this poster.
You’d think visiting the website would have solved the conundrum.
But no… it was astonishingly free of any content to explain. But it did [...]

Belconnen Community Council – May 2009 Community Forum

By 8 May 2009

[ 19 May 2009; 7:30 pm; ] The May 2009 Belconnen Community Council – Community Forum will be held at:

7.30pm, Tuesday 19 May 2009
Community Room above the Chandler Street Belconnen Library

The Belconnen Community Council invites Belconnen residents and interested citizens to a public meeting with the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services and Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS). The presentations are [...]

Phenomenon 2009 – Phenobition

By 7 May 2009

[ 5 June 2009 to 8 June 2009. ] Queen’s Birthday long weekend
5 – 8 June 2009
Daramalan College,
Dickson Canberra ACT

Phenomenon 2009 (Phenobition) is a gaming convention held in Canberra over the June 2009 long weekend (June 5-8 for those of you who want exact dates.)

Pheno provides role-playing, RPGA, boardgames and miniatures games as well as special events such as the Tryptich, banquet and the [...]

Dragon Dreaming Festival 2009 – Call for Contributors!

By 7 May 2009

Hi everyone!!
Planning for Dragon Dreaming Festival 2009 is well underway!!! This is the second year for this 3-day alternative arts, music and lifestyle festival, to be held in Canberra over the October long weekend (3-5 October).
Right now, we’re seeking contributors to the festival:
Musicians
With a strong commitment to showcasing artists from Australia and Aotearoa [...]

World Squash Day 23rd May

By 6 May 2009

[ 23 May 2009; ] I am writing on behalf of the Canberra Squash community. We are celebrating Squash for 2016 Day (World Squash Day) on Saturday the 23rd of May.  

Squash is pushing to be accepted into the Olympic Games for 2016.

With our efforts we are hoping to raise money and the profile of our wonderful sport thus [...]

The Ellis Collective w Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music) and Tom Gabel (Against Me!) – At the Tuggeranong Youth Centre

By 6 May 2009
The Ellis Collective w Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music) and Tom Gabel (Against Me!) - At the Tuggeranong Youth Centre

[ 10 May 2009; 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] It makes sense that the next logical step for a front man, after having your band named ‘Best Punk Band’ by Rolling Stone Magazine and shortly after finishing your tour of North America with the Foo Fighters that you would head over to Australia and play a sweet solo all ages acoustic folk gig with [...]

ACT Light Rail Meeting – Thursday 7 May

By 5 May 2009

[ 7 May 2009; 6:30 pm; ] ACT Light Rail will be holding a public meeting this Thursday at 6.30 PM at the Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen.

ACT Light Rail are awaiting the iminent announcement from Infrastructure Australia on the submission from the ACT Government for a Light Rail network in Canberra.

Members of the public are invited to attend our meeting [...]

VROOM: a new direction for live music touring. Except in Canberra

By 4 May 2009

Hi All – this is my first post ever. I don’t get pissed off very often, but here goes.
As a musician living in Canberra, I find it very frustrating how this state always manages to be overlooked in terms of the music “industry” (please note use of inverted commas). APRA have posted on their website [...]

Soft Sculpture at the National Gallery – It’s seriously good!

By 3 May 2009
Soft Sculpture at the National Gallery - It's seriously good!

[ 24 April 2009 to 12 July 2009. ] [First filed: May 01, 2009 @ 10:08]

RiotACT was pleasantly surprised to be invited to the launch of the Soft Sculpture exhibition at the National Gallery on Wednesday night.

The free booze just about took the edge off the speeches and then the small percentage of launch attendees actually interested in the exhibition went for a [...]

Open Day At The Former Belconnen Remand Centre

By 1 May 2009

[ 9 May 2009; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] A special Open Day will be held at the former Belconnen Remand Centre from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday 9 May 2009. The facility has been decommissioned following the recent movement of prisoners to the ACT’s new prison, the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Corrections officers will be on hand to answer questions and to guide [...]

Canberra Sustainable Careers Expo

By 1 May 2009
Canberra Sustainable Careers Expo

[ 4 June 2009; 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

Here’s something for younger readers trying to figure out what to do with their lives. This from the email that came in:

We are a small group of youth working to organize Canberra’s first Sustainable Careers Expo, seeking skills and energy from passionate people.

We are looking to promote environmental courses, jobs/careers, volunteering opportunities, and support for [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of May Day

By 1 May 2009
DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of May Day

[ 1 May 2009 to 3 May 2009. ] [First filed: April 30, 2009 @ 08:29]

May is shaping up to be a very big month indeed.

But what does this first weekend have on offer to see and do around town?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Assembly Inquiry into Live Community Events

By 1 May 2009

Hello everyone,
I just wanted to make sure that you all knew about an inquiry currently being conducted by the Legislative Assembly into Live Community Events. The inquiry is being conducted by the Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services, whose membership includes Mary Porter AM MLA (Chair), Caroline Le Couteur MLA (Deputy [...]

BE IN A FEATURE FILM WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY SIMON WEAVING!!!

By 30 April 2009

[ 2 May 2009; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] 100 extras are needed this Saturday the 2nd of May at the National Museum of Australia from 1pm until 3pm.

The scene is the opening to the 90 minute film ‘The Competition’. We are creating a live studio audience for a fictional television show called ‘Band in Australia’ and you could help this Canberra made independent [...]

Double Pass to Domus Adultus

By 30 April 2009
Double Pass to Domus Adultus

Premium membership swag varies in value. Today we’ve got a double pass to Domus Adultus, the CMC’s original independent music night at the Hippo bar in Civic.
What you’ll save on the door will make the bar prices reasonable for a moderate binge!
Playing tonight are:
Brannan, Beth Monzo, Second Sun, and The Sun Pilots
So, if you’re a [...]

Vote 1 The Cock

By 29 April 2009

Canberra’s Hancock Basement are trying to scam their way onto another festival stage. This time it’s Splendour In The Grass up at Byron Bay from 25-27 July.
The bonus is you can also win tickets for yourself along the way, if you vote with sufficient tenacity.
The band have started a Facebook group with all the detail [...]

Music Video – The Ellis Collective Live at Woodford with “What it means”

By 29 April 2009

Live @ Woodford 2009 – The Ellis Collective – Means What it Means from The Ellis Collective on Vimeo.
Canberra super-group The Ellis Collective are releasing a series of their live performances at the Woodford Folk Festival. The video is now up and apparently an mp3 version will follow soon.
To stay up to date with all [...]

Every Base Covered – An Anthology of Short Plays

By 28 April 2009
Every Base Covered - An Anthology of Short Plays

[ 20 May 2009 to 30 May 2009. ]

Sam Floyd is best known to many of us for his penchant for juggling in public places wearing fishnets, a tutu, and a smile.

But he’s actually winning a lot of awards for his play writing.

From 20 May to 30 May Freshly Ground Theatre is putting on an anthology of his short plays at Gorman [...]

Little Girl Lost In The Devil’s Black Beard – Now showing – A review

By 28 April 2009
Little Girl Lost In The Devil's Black Beard - Now showing - A review

[First filed: April 25, 2009 @ 10:36]

It’s always a good business when you can sell something twice.
With a big crowd flocking to Gorman House’s C-Block Theatre last night Mr. Fibby had the luxury of selling tickets to the night, and then, once the crowd was seated, selling those of the no-shows to the eager punters [...]

No electricity in Charnwood! iPhone can’t post any body text!

By 25 April 2009

[ 24 April 2009; 9:00 pm; ] [ED - Not sure what this is about but figured we'd share the desperation of the headline]

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