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Belconnen Community Council – Neighbourhood Watch Forum – Sep 15 7.30 PM

By 9 September 2009

[ 15 September 2009 at 7:30 pm; ] The Belconnen Community Council invites Belconnen residents and interested citizens to a public meeting with Tanya Swift, Officer in Charge, Belconnen Station ACT Policing, and Mathew Watts, Belconnen District Coordinator for Neighbourhood Watch (NHW).

The Topics to be discussed relate to:

Rejuvenating Neighbourhood Watch in Belconnen

·               NHW working with local police;
·               Structure and History of NHW;
-      Campaigns, [...]

Nick Cave at the Library

By 8 September 2009

[ 15 August 2009 9:00 am to 29 November 2009 5:00 pm. ] “A winter day suddenly came your way
And you ran into your mind”

Take a walk through the mind of Nick Cave. The journey is a bit weird, a bit voyeuristic, and still leaves a fair chunk of mystery. On show at the National Library is an enormous collection of ephemera from a creative life.

From photos of [...]

Nightspots for grown-ups?

By 7 September 2009

Hi – we’re new to Canberra and would like to know the best nightclubs/bars etc for grown-ups – ie: we’re over 30. 
Looking for a good atmosphere, live music, but where you can still have a conversation – if such a place exists.
Thanks in advance for any practical advice.

Gungahlin Community Council Meeting – roads, schools, public transport

By 7 September 2009

[ 9 September 2009 at 7:30 am; ] A very full agenda for this month’s Gungahlin Community Council meeting:

Update on the EIS and design of the Clarrie Hermes Drive Extension to Barton Hwy by consultants SMEC (much wanted by nearby residents who are already copping a lot of traffic from the developing Casey).
ACT Education will provide updates on the Gungahlin College and Harrison [...]

Fixing arts funding?

By 7 September 2009

Late last week Mr Stanhope announced that he’s getting the former Head of ABC Radio, Peter Loxton, to review arts funding in the ACT.
The reviewwill include research into best-practice arts policy from around Australia and overseas, as well as working with the local ACT arts community to review the current policy and its implementation [...]

The Future of Fringe

By 6 September 2009

[First filed: September 04, 2009 @ 19:04]

John Hargreaves efforts to kill all fun in Canberra appear to have hit a hurdle. The Fringe Festival is rising like a phoenix (or a zombie if you prefer) and will be making our Februaries bright, fun, and slightly inebriated.
In amongst all the confusion and mess the Multicultural Affairs [...]

Inner North Community Fair

By 5 September 2009

[ 20 September 2009 at 11:00 am; ] Ginninderra Catchment Group and Inner North SEE-Change invite you to come celebrate Spring and the planned wetland development in Banksia St, O’Connor.

There will be a display of the wetland, vibrant entertainers, music, children’s activities including art work to be used on the wetland site, local and organic food, craft stalls, and eco and [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 5 September

By 4 September 2009

Spring has sprung, Hayfever season is imminently upon us and despite a bit of rain overnight the skies are clear for a great weekend of fun, frivolity and in my case anyway, spring cleaning!
Let us know what’s going on around town in the comments

Fringey news coming at lunch

By 4 September 2009

Facebook is abuzz that there will be some sort of announcement about the future of the recently axed Fringe Festival at 12.15 in Civic Square (in front of the Canberra Theatre) this lunchtime.
So, if you’re one of our many readers who quite liked the old format, it would be a good time to shift your [...]

Opals coming to Canberra!

By 2 September 2009

[ 11 August 2009; 2 September 2009; ] [First Filed - July 15, 2009 @ 12:39]

[ED] Just a reminder that the Opals play the second of their Canberra games tonight at the AIS Arena against the New Zealand Tall Ferns.

Andrew Barr has let us know that Canberra’s love affair with women’s basketball is set to continue with the Australian Opals set to light [...]

Warehouse Circus Open Day

By 2 September 2009

[ 5 September 2009 at 10:00 am; ]

The Warehouse Circus is Canberras longest running youth circus. Established in 1990, Warehouse has taught hundreds of kids how to ride unicycles, tumble, juggle and much more.

On Saturday 5th of September we are holding an Open Day to celebrate our 19th birthday. If you have ever wanted to have a go on a [...]

Blues Musical Interlude

By 2 September 2009

Stumbled across this blues gem on YouTube. Enjoy.
Live Performance at The Folkus Room, Canberra. 19 June 2009. Looking for Somebody (c) Christo Carlsen DJ Gosper – vox and harmonica Christo Carlsen – lead guitar Bob Rodgers – guitar Michael Lynch …

Year 9, 10, 11’s: Grow an exciting career in Horticulture, including turf, landscape, nursery, parks and gardens, and arboriculture!

By 1 September 2009

[ 18 September 2009 at 8:00 am; ] Year 9, 10, 11’s: Grow an exciting career in Horticulture, including turf, landscape, nursery, parks and gardens, and arboriculture! Have you ever wanted to work on a golf course at a five star hotel in Dubai, in the Prime Minister’s backyard, or get special access to the play grounds of Australia’s best sports people?
The Horticulture [...]

Red Party!

By 1 September 2009

[ 5 September 2009 at 5:00 pm; ] This Saturday, September 5th, starting at 7pm and finishing late, will be the first Red Party in the ACT. 

This is a furdraising event held at universities across Australia and internationally.  This is a BIG party with first class entertainment and a RED theme.  Red Party will feature 2 stages with Canberra’s most talented DJs and Bands. The Artists will be [...]

Boo! Hiss! Galaxy nightclub doubles its admission price

By 1 September 2009

Five dollars isn’t a bad price to pay for some cheesy 80′s memories, but ten dollars is too much to charge for entry in to what is a mediocre place.
For those of us who grew up in the 80′s and haven’t stopped partying, it’s one of the few places which isn’t full of people young [...]

The largest 10-minute theatre festival in the world! Coming to Canberra!

By 31 August 2009

[ 2 September 2009 to 5 September 2009. ] Australian Stage

Gimme Shelter – Sleepout at the Albert Hall

By 31 August 2009

[ 11 September 2009; ] [First filed: August 29, 2009 @ 10:19]

Homelessness in Canberra is a bit of a hidden problem thanks to the cold. But it’s still out there, and one day it could be you.

This media release came across my desk and I offer it for your consideration, either to participate, or to sponsor:

Cold, uncomfortable and unfamiliar. [...]

MTB World Champs launch tomorrow

By 30 August 2009

[ 31 August 2009 at 11:30 am; ] It’s the eve of the World’s biggest mountain bike party, and if you’ve been under a rock for the last couple of years it’s happening in Canberra. Yes, it’s the Mountain Bike World Championships, hosted at Stromlo Forest Park.

The action kicks off tomorrow (Monday 31 August) with the prologue urban mountain bike race in Garema [...]

Hard ACT To Follow CD Launch Gigs

By 29 August 2009

[ 25 September 2009 6:00 pm to 26 September 2009 2:00 am. ]

HARD ACT TO FOLLOW is a compilation CD of of live tracks from some of the best rock, punk and metal bands from the ACT region featuring:

Bent Hen, Boonhorse, The Chuffs, Corgi Crisis, Earwig Mantra, Escape Syndrome, Friend Or Enemy, Futility, Lamexcuse, Loud So Clear, Moots, Na Maza, Penguin, Reign of Terror, Stigmata, System Addict, [...]

UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championship

By 29 August 2009

[ 1 September 2009 to 6 September 2009. ] [First filed: August 28, 2009 @ 10:33]

If you’ve been living with your head in the sand you’re probably unaware that the UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championship will be held at Stromlo Forest Park from 1 – 6 September. Featuring some of the the world’s best mountain bikers there will be breath taking speed, [...]

Crescendo art exhibition at Dickson

By 28 August 2009

ANCA Gallery in Dickson is packed with vibrant artworks this week. Four artists have made work exploring the relationship between humanity and nature. ANCA (Australian National Capital Artists) provides studio space for local artists.
The Crescendo exhibition is made up of deep blue photographs, grey-green ceramics, bright grid-locked canvasses and even a saxophone soundscape.
Many of [...]

Handmade is only days away!

By 28 August 2009

[ 11 September 2009 at 6:00 pm; 12 September 2009 at 10:00 am; ] Handmade at the Woolshed

The construction around Albert Hall had us in a spin but we clicked our magic shears and found Handmade a new home. On the evening of Friday September 11 and Saturday September 12 Handmade will be open for trading at the historic Yarralumla Woolshed.

This hive of agricultural industry is so perfect for [...]

Film Trivia Night – Fundraiser for Canberra’s biggest film society!

By 28 August 2009

[ 19 September 2009 at 7:00 pm; ] Canberra’s largest and longest running film society, The ANU Film Group, is hosting it’s annual film trivia night on Saturday 19th September at the Canberra Club (45 West Row, Civic).  Trivia kicks off at 7pm.  This is the groups main fundraising activity and one of the initiatives that helps it to keep showing a huge [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 29 August

By 28 August 2009

[ 29 August 2009 to 30 August 2009. ]

The last weekend of Winter is upon us, and looking out my window it looks to be a great day to start it early despite the doom and gloom predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology who tell me we’re in for some rainy periods from late tonight.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this [...]

“Frame Works”: dance installation at National Portrait Gallery. 3 days only. Free entry.

By 27 August 2009

[ 27 August 2009 at 3:00 pm; 29 August 2009 at 11:00 am; 29 August 2009 at 1:30 pm; 29 August 2009 at 3:00 pm; 30 August 2009 at 11:00 am; 30 August 2009 at 1:30 pm; 30 August 2009 at 3:00 pm; ]  
Frame Works is a unique series of new dance works by young artists “exploring portraiture, identity and framing across the Visual Arts and Dance worlds.

“Under the combined title of Frame Works, these pieces will be presented in a range of evocative sites within the Gallery. Some of the works will last only a few minutes and will [...]

Philo’s West Side Story Playing at the Erindale Theatre

By 27 August 2009

[ 27 August 2009 to 12 September 2009. ]

The brain dead oxygen thieves who constantly bemoan the decline of manners and the failings of today’s youth should take note of the following years from our current contemporary culture.

The first is 1597, when Romeo and Juliet was first published. Fatal gang warfare punctuated by a double suicide.

Inspired by that work was the 1957 musical [...]

The Edition

By 26 August 2009

‘The Edition’ on display at Megalo Gallery
White books in a white room. Lots of them. This art exhibition at Megalo in Watson is at first quite mystifying.
For his solo exhibition artist Nick Stranks has gone to a lot of trouble to cast a matched set of books in aluminium, bronze and plaster. But then he [...]

Digital radio unpossible in Canberra

By 25 August 2009

I’m not sure how many Canberrans care about radio, but I quite enjoy listening to the wireless. This is especially the case during the footy and cricket seasons where a bloke can go about his business in the shed with just the dulcit tones of his favourite sportscaster for company.
So, the advent of digital radio [...]

Reptiles of Canberra

By 24 August 2009

[First filed: August 22, 2009 @ 10:52]

It seems that herpetology is the new black.
The above video was posted by Lamington321 with the following note:
Here is a humble collection of pieces collected on wildlife-seeking outings around Canberra with my good friend, Pamela.
For some reason, the credit for one of the bands I used did not show [...]

I’m anthologised and not ashamed to admit it!

By 24 August 2009

Last year, I won an ACT Writers Centre award – which was an unexpected and bl**dy marvellous experience, thank you very much!
It recently got better because my story was picked up for publication in an anthology. I know some of you are readers, and so if you are interested in an eclectic mix of [...]


By 23 August 2009

[ 2 October 2009 to 5 October 2009. ] 2-5 October 2009
St Johns Church Hall, Constitution Ave, Reid, Canberra ACT

Nothing says Victorian Dance like the charm and spectacle of a Victorian Era Dance Festival – dozens of dancers in elaborate costumes swirling gracefully to the music of another era. You can be part of it! Learn the dances, join a costuming workshop, enter [...]

Corinbank coming back in 2010

By 22 August 2009

[First filed: August 21, 2009 @ 13:47]

Corinbank Press Release, 21 August 2009
Corinbank Arts and Music Festival Blasts Back in 2010 to Support Canberra Artists and Musicians
Corinbank, now Canberra’s leading alternative arts and music festival, is on again from Feb 26-28, 2010. Set in the pristine Corin Forest Mountain Resort and just a 45 minute trip [...]

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