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ANZ continues to support Canberra Small Businesses with five free workshops

By 18 November 2009

[ 18 November 2009 9:00 am to 26 November 2009 12:30 pm. 18 November 2009 9:00 am to 26 November 2009 12:30 pm. ] Small business operators in Canberra are invited to learn from industry experts and plan for success by attending a number of free ANZ workshops this month from Wednesday 18 – Thursday 26 November 2009.

ANZ is offering the free workshops to Canberra small business operators to help them start, manage and grow their businesses and plan [...]

The Monster that Ate Constitution Avenue

By 15 November 2009

Down at the bottom of Campbell, a monster is being created. Perhaps we created the monster when we elected representatives to draw up legislation and approve regulations that could see a five storey security precinct placed unstoppably in parkland, but nevertheless, it’s a blot on the landscape.
And speaking of plots, it’s also the focus of [...]

Earth (Vic) @ The Basement, Fri Nov 20 w/Code Of Lies, Machete and Reign Of Terror

By 14 November 2009

[ 20 November 2009 9:00 pm to 21 November 2009 2:00 am. ]

Miss Saigon raises standard of local theatre to ‘helicoptic’ proportions

By 13 November 2009

I had the pleasure of attending the Canberra Premiere of Miss Saigon last night at the ANU Arts Centre.
 Miss Saigon has for a long time been on my wish list of musical productions to see and I must say it was worth the wait. 
 The cast and orchestra were outstanding.  Jacinta Le, who plays Kim, steals [...]

speedway in canberra sunday 22nd nov from 10 am

By 13 November 2009

[ 22 November 2009 at 10:00 am; ] Divisions running this meeting will be; Series, Super production, Juniors,

Speedway Karts, Formula 500′s & Compact Speedcars
for further info visit the club’s website

National Arab Film Festival comes to Canberra!

By 12 November 2009

[ 13 November 2009 at 7:00 pm; 14 November 2009 at 4:30 pm; ] Arab Films Touring Australia 1-29 November

This November, the Arab Film Festival is travelling across Australia for the first time. The national tour kicks off in Sydney before heading to Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Experience the diversity, complexity and beauty of the Arab world through its film.

This special touring program features the most entertaining, moving and [...]

Rally for Refugees

By 12 November 2009

[ 13 November 2009 at 5:30 pm; ] I know that many people have different opinions on this issue but I thought I’d pass this on anyway:

Instead of bringing refugees picked up by an Australian Customs ship to Australia, the Government has tried for four weeks to force them to get off in Indonesia.  Indonesia is not a signatory to the UN Convention [...]

Rafe Returns @ MacGregor Hall

By 12 November 2009

The Canberra Musicians Club proudly presents: Rafe Returns. Hit the link for a location map.

DIY Wotz-On guide – weekend 13-15 Nov

By 12 November 2009

[ 13 November 2009 to 15 November 2009. ] [First filed: Nov 12, 2009 @ 8:43]

As the heat has ramped up (turned the fan on for the first time last night!) I’m sure so has the summer-ry (late spring?) activities.

So let us know – What are your top picks for events and activities this weekend!

Fantasy Masquerade Ball

By 12 November 2009


• Fir Croi (Men of Heart)
• Phantom Drums
• Bellyup bellydancers
• Burns Club Pipe Band
• Best Mask & Costume Prize
• Crowning of the Belle of the Ball

Venue: Burns Club

Kett St, Kambah


Tickets are available from reception at the Burns Club, [...]

The Sexy Men of the Public Service

By 11 November 2009

For all those that thought Canberra men had been emasculated by working for the public service, there is the the Cam and Lisa Men of the Public Service Calendar competition.
How can you say no?

Its the Ninja Turtle that won us over to Brian.

Big Brother Awards 2009 @ Pot Belly

By 9 November 2009

[ 11 November 2009 at 7:30 pm; ] The Australian Privacy Founation invites everyone to the Australian ‘Big Bother Awards’ 2009 (BBA2009), 11 November, at the Pot Belly.

The call for nominations for the BBA2009 was very successful. The Orwells are the Big Brother Awards that recognise organizations, technologies and people that have invaded or threaten to invade privacy. The Smiths acknowledge [...]

What to do for a work XMAS activity?

By 9 November 2009

Hi All,
I have a bit of a pickle to sort out, My work is having an XMAS party and we will be in Belconnen for the meal and we are looking for an team activity to do when we finish eating.  Ideas like bowling and laser tag have been thrown forward and we are still [...]

COZMO plays OZ – Australian Composed and Arranged Music

By 9 November 2009

[ 28 November 2009 at 3:00 pm; ] COZMO presents a concert featuring Australian compositions and arrangements and other well known mandolin ensemble pieces.

This will include Canberra premieres of a number of Australian compositions by Robert Schulz and Rob Kay, performances of works and arrangements by Richard Charlton and Russell Reinhardt and the Australian premiere of well known composer Betty Beath’s “Though [...]

Why Not Red Bull Air Race for Canberra ?

By 9 November 2009

Some of you may have read that Victorian Opposition Leader, Ted Baillieu, is talking about bidding for the Red Bull Air race to be held in Geelong once the contract for Perth runs out.
Why Geelong when Canberra would be a far better venue???
Just picture it – the planes take off from the airport and head [...]

The March of the Backanaliasts

By 8 November 2009 FEATURED ARTICLE

If one is fortunate enough not to live in the windswept wastelands which girt the city then Canberra is an eminently pleasant place to live. But lacking in the real highlights of Australian coastal cities.
Except that is until summer rolls around and the Canberra Musician’s Club Backyard Backanalia’s get going.
The $50 to join the club [...]

DIY Wotz-On Guide weekend 6-8 Nov

By 8 November 2009

[ 6 November 2009 to 8 November 2009. ] [First filed: Nov 5, 2009 @ 6:48]

Once again it’s time for RiotACT’s laziest weekly post – the one where you are expected to do all the work!

Jump into the comments and let the masses know what events, activities, gigs, etc are on in our fair city this weekend.

If you don’t tell us how are we [...]

Nostalgia in the Valley

By 8 November 2009

Friday night saw a large dose of nostalgia hit the Tuggeranong Valley, with the long awaited “Living in the 70’s” show at the Auditorium in Erindale. The Vikings club had brought together 3 cover bands, to reproduce the hits of the Carpenters, Abba and The Bee Gees.
Having seen my share of really good cover bands [...]

Expat Canberra Filmmaker Short-listed for Australia Post 200 Seconds Film Comp

By 5 November 2009

‘The Package’, is a short film directed by born and bread (yet now ex-Canberan) Oliver Waghorn and has made the final 4 in the open category for the Australia Post 200 seconds film competition. The winning film is screened at the AFI ceremony and announced on the 9th of November.
Entrants had to make a film [...]

“Winds of Light” – new Emu Bank art piece

By 5 November 2009

Nothing like a new art piece to stimulate some RA discussion.
ACTPLA’s DA notices include one for a new art piece to be installed next to the footbridge at Emu Bank on Lake Ginninderra.
(To my eye) part sundial, part gyroscope, “Winds of Light” is summed up in the DA as:
…an eight metre high monumental scupture in [...]

Take Their Life opens!

By 5 November 2009

Canberra Dramatics’ newest play, Take Their Life, opens tonight at Tuggeranong Arts Centre!
The play has been developed by a team of creative Canberrans, and is based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
With her new husband Romeo banished from the city for murdering her cousin, and her parents baying for his blood, Juliet is desperate to escape [...]

Rep’s 2010 Season Launch

By 5 November 2009

[ 6 November 2009 at 5:30 pm; ]
Canberra Repertory Society launches its 2010 Season, on 6 November, at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton.

Walter Learning, currently directing the final production for Rep’s 2009 season, will launch Rep’s journeys through theatre 2010.

Join guests, subscribers, members and friends of Canberra Repertory for this special event at Theatre 3.

With surprises at every turn, join us [...]

“COLOURS BY NATURE & SEE-CHANGE” are pleased to be hosting two exciting GREEN Painting events in Canberra during November!

By 5 November 2009

[ 18 November 2009 at 5:00 pm; 19 November 2009 at 3:00 pm; ] Daniel Wurm from the GreenPainters Ltd, (a non-for-profit organisation), will be presenting an 1 hour information session for Builders, Architects, and Consultants on Wednesday 18th November at 5-6pm. Free.

And on Thursday 19th November, Daniel will also be conducting a 6 hour specialist training course for both professional painters and keen DYI’s from 3-9pm.Cost $80 (free [...]


By 5 November 2009

[ 7 November 2009 9:00 pm to 8 November 2009 1:00 am. ] We are gathering donations to send clothing and learning supplies to Ghana, free entry, tasty tunes, should be fun

Has anyone heard of the band the Screemin Meemz?

By 4 November 2009

I am trying to find out information on a single record (45 rpm) that I have.
The record label has nothing on it and it comes in a plain yellow sleeve with the hand written song titles: “750 ml” & “Lost For Words”.
According to the Film & Sound Archives the bands name is the Screemin Meemz [...]

The Three Peaks Run

By 4 November 2009

[ 7 November 2009 at 6:30 am; ] For those who are into their running and looking for something to do this weekend there is the Mt Majura Vineyard Three Peaks run this Saturday morning and provides a uniquely challenging event over three of Canberra’s best known mountains, Mt Majura, Mt Ainslie and Mt Pleasant. Competitors have the choice of entering the 26 [...]

The Think Tank Music Festival – 14 November 2009 – UC Refectory

By 3 November 2009

December 6, 2004 is a day that we will never forget. A day that changed our lives forever.
In the early hours of the morning we lost two of our dearest friends to a horrific car accident. They were drink driving.
Two years later we decided to honour their memory the best way we knew how, [...]

Family & Community Day – What’s On

By 3 November 2009

ACT Government, the unions, and Mix 106.3 have put on a Family & Community Fun Day in Glebe Park from 12pm til 4pm today.
Jumping castle, face painting, family fashions on the field, make your own fascinator, BYO picnic or buy from the food and drink stalls (there will be a Lions charity sausage sizzle), plus [...]

Help a Canberra band play Big Day Out!!

By 2 November 2009

[ 2 November 2009 11:00 pm to 12 November 2009 11:00 pm. ] Local indie band Hancock Basement has been selected by The Music Network magazine as a media pick in Tooheys Extra Dry’s national Uncharted competition, which puts them in the top 10 out of thousands of bands. The ‘Cock now has a 1 in 10 chance of playing the whole Big Day Out tour! But they [...]

Woden Community Festival

By 31 October 2009

Just got back from the second annual Woden Community Festival and thought I’d post a review for those who might want to go along next year.
I went to last year’s festival, and it looks like the organisers – Woden Community Services – have learned a lot from their first experience. This year, they had the [...]

Canberra International Film Festival – GIVE AWAY!

By 31 October 2009

[ 28 October 2009 to 8 November 2009. ] [First filed: Oct 28, 2009 @ 7:25]

The next two weeks sees screening some of the best films from around the world as part of the Canberra International Film Festival.

As part of this our good friends and fans over at Canberra CBD Limited have kindly provided some free double passes which we are offering to Premium [...]

DIY Wotz-On Guide Fri 30/10- Sun 1/11

By 29 October 2009

[ 30 October 2009 to 1 November 2009. ] If you don’t know the drill by now you haven’t been paying attention!

Jump into the comments and leave us a run down of all the great events and activities that are on in our fair city this coming weekend. You know things are more fun when shared with others.

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