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Looking for a unique function venue…. think outside the square…

By 4 August 2009

Hey rioters….  I am looking for a “more than your bog standard” Canberra event venue.  We need a “venue” for 300-350+ people (sit down dinner). 
Have been in touch with all the usual suspects, but just wondering if anyone’s been to anything (or has any ideas) for unique venues, or places where you could get [...]

Local girl wins Miss Tattoo NSW title

By 3 August 2009

News.com has a mostly pictoral article on the Miss Tattoo NSW competition which Canberra local May Cheung took out.
Congratulations to May, looks like she has had a lot of quality art work done.

Canberra’s Global Poverty Project launch

By 3 August 2009

[ 11 August 2009; ] Former Young Australian of the Year, Hugh Evans, will be in Canberra on 11 August to launch the Global Poverty Project’s ‘1.4 Billion Reasons’.
 
Hugh and his team are visiting 40 cities as part of an Australia wide tour and their presentation is winning minds and hearts across the country.
 
Please RSVP at  www.globalpovertyproject.com if you are interested in [...]

Albert Hall behind the wire for renovations

By 3 August 2009

Have you seen the fence around Albert hall?
I have, I was invited to come and check it out as I had the hall booked for the next Handmade [markets] in 5 weeks. This is what I found……
A very big fence, surrounding the entire outdoor area. I was told this would house all the building and [...]

The Dirty Love (Tas), 19th September, w/Penguin, The Chuffs, Paulie The Water Tiger

By 3 August 2009

[ 19 September 2009 8:00 pm to 20 September 2009 2:00 am. ]

The Dirty Love are returning to Canberra

They’re playing The Basement, supported by Penguin, The Chuffs, and Paulie The Water Tiger.

It’s a hard life doing public art

By 31 July 2009

pug286gti has sent in this one with the following note:
As photographed on the ground beside London Cct last night
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Local Zine Scene?

By 31 July 2009

I was speaking to a friend recently who produces a zine in Sydney and got to wondering if there was much of a scene here?
I haven’t seen any but then I hardly ever get into the city so I might be missing something.
Anyone here produces one and where should I look out for [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 31 July

By 31 July 2009

[ 31 July 2009 to 2 August 2009. ] [First filed: July 30, 2009 @ 09:28]

In the blink of an eye it’s the weekend again. Sunshine, puppies and joy!

What’s worth doing and seeing around town this weekend?

Contemporary dance at the Playhouse: QL2′s “Select Option” till Saturday

By 30 July 2009

[ 29 July 2009 to 1 August 2009. 30 July 2009 at 7:00 pm; 31 July 2009 at 7:00 pm; 1 August 2009 at 2:00 pm; 1 August 2009 at 7:00 pm; ] QL2 Centre for Youth Dance presents Quantum Leap in a new full-length dance workselect option sometimes we choose, sometimes it just happens…

Associate Directors Brian Lucas (QLD), Liz Lea (London), Marko Panzic (So You Think You Can Dance) and Reed Luplau (Sydney Dance Company) will bring their highly individual styles to work with Quantum Leap and [...]

Triple J Digs Local Lads – Hoodlum Shouts

By 29 July 2009

Lovers of local music will be proud as punch to know that Canberra’s own Hoodlum Shouts are Triple J’s Unearthed Feature Artist all this week!
For those who need to catch up a little, the four piece has been generating quite a buzz surrounding their live shows in the eighteen months since they formed, and has just released [...]

Careers careers careers – Canberra Careers Market at the AIS

By 29 July 2009

[ 5 August 2009; 6 August 2009; ] For some of us it might be a little late in the day.

But for younger readers considering their education options, and the parents of younger readers, it’s worth noting that the Canberra Careers Market is on again in early August.

From their blurb:

The Canberra Careers Market is an annual event usually conducted on the first Wednesday [...]

Fibbiness, WooHoo, and Polish beer

By 29 July 2009

[ 31 July 2009 at 8:00 pm; ]

Facebook has alerted me to the following madness:

SWEET CLOWNS A-FIRE!

CAN IT BE SO, PAPA, CAN IT BE SO?

Can it be that Melbourne gypsy jazz juggernauts WOOHOO REVUE will be fly-by-nighting through the Canberra on Friday July 31st, seeki ng to cause further damages to the floor boards of The Merry Muse!

FORGET SWINE FLU — YOU’LL [...]

More Parkour!

By 28 July 2009

Young people jumping all over landmarks? Check!
Pirate metal? Check!
Ninjas? Check!
If only there was a skateboard this one would be made of solid gold win!
It’s been posted by “jumpninja001″ with the following note:
I’m going to Finland, these guys aren’t. We jammed to celebrate. Shame I’m not a good camera man, we’re better than we look. Honest. [...]

Digital TV Freq????

By 28 July 2009

Firstly, I apologise if this has been done to death on here, obviously I have missed it.
I picked up a STB [Set Top Box] on the weekend and after wrestling with it for a while, got it sorted.
However, when it scanned for the digital channels I didn’t get the Channel 10/Southern [...]

Waterford – Police Police Police!!! – A download for your listening pleasure.

By 28 July 2009

[First filed: July 27, 2009 @ 11:52]

Waterford were in the pod for Insatiable Banalities 109, and we featured their video shot in the Phoenix, “Long Decay”.
They’ve now very kindly let us post their new single “Police Police Police!!!” as an mp3.
So just click the link to listen or right click and save to disk if [...]

Last chance to get your folk festival applications in

By 28 July 2009

For those of you thinking you’d like to perform at next year’s National Folk Festival it’s time to get the applications finished off and on their way.
The following has been sent out:
Hi,
Just a short reminder that performer applications for the 2010 National Folk Festival close on July 31. So if you or any of your [...]

Milk crates, Civic, and the Cat Empire

By 27 July 2009

The whys and wherefores of this one are a little vague. But it definitely looks like fun was being had in the heart of the city.
DayTimeStar has posted it with this note:
i know it’s crap but i was bored so i edited the video from my phone together.

Nightfest tickets on sale

By 27 July 2009

Tickets have gone on sale for NightFest.
If you’ve come in late you might be surprised that NightFest is not a new goth night at The Basement.
It is in fact the ticketed and bonus value added component of the flower display on steroids that is Floriade.
After its popular debut last year (where it lost money despite [...]

Lyneham trolley sculpture

By 25 July 2009

As seen in Lyneham on Wattle St around lunchtime today.
It’s amazing what seems like a good idea around 4am isn’t it?
On the other hand, cheaper than the public art program!

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 24 July

By 24 July 2009

[ 24 July 2009 to 26 July 2009. ] [First filed: July 23, 2009 @ 09:12]

It’s promising to be a wet and wild weekend!

What’s worth braving the weather for out and about during these days of rest?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Summernats to keep on rocking at EPIC

By 24 July 2009

To the joy of some, and the disappointment of others, the ABC informs us that Summernats is going nowhere.
The new owners of the Summernats Car Festival say the event will be staged in Canberra for at least the next three years.
A company led by Andy Lopez who produces the Australia Day Concert has bought the [...]

Ashleigh Mannix – Big in Japan?

By 24 July 2009

[ 16 August 2009; ]

The Auspop blogspot brings word that Canberra’s Ashleigh Mannix has had some sort of hit in Japan with her song “Pieces of You”. Before she heads to Japan to strutt her stuff she’s doing an east coast tour.

If you haven’t heard her lately (she started playing music around town while still in her teens) she’s [...]

The first look at Mia Wasikowska as Alice in Wonderland

By 23 July 2009

Here it is! The first trailer’s out for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp and, more importantly for us, Canberra’s Mia Wasikowska as Alice.
It looks… freaky! Damn cats…

NASA’s Return To The Moon – Free Public Lecture Tonight @ Questacon

By 23 July 2009

[ 23 July 2009 at 6:00 pm; ] As part of the International Year of Astronomy, the local section of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) in partnership with Questacon proudly presents

AS WE SHALL RETURN: NASA’S NEW INITIATIVE TO LAND ASTRONAUTS ON THE MOON

by Wayne Lee, Altair Vehicle Systems Manager, NASA JPL

Tonight at 6pm at the Japan Theatre at Questacon, King [...]

Liquor laws hit the too hard basket?

By 23 July 2009

Vicki Dunne is wondering aloud whatever happened to the review of the ACT’s liquor laws:
“The government issued a discussion paper in March last year, calling for submissions by 30 June 2008,” said Mrs Dunne.
“In the Estimates Committee hearings in May this year, the Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, admitted that he had taken advice on the progress [...]

Pirate Flashmob

By 23 July 2009

[ 1 August 2009 at 2:00 pm; ] Canberra author Louise Curtis is creating a twitter “novel”, and launching it with a pirate flashmob at Lyneham shops on Saturday 1 August from 2:00pm. This is a free family event.

Normal-looking crowds will gather outside Tilleys and the second-hand bookshop, then at 2:00pm pirate hats, beards, eyepatches, fake rum and scars will spontaneously appear – [...]

Guitar lessons

By 23 July 2009

Has anyone got suggestions of where I can go for good, reasonably priced guitar lessons? 
Not too concerned where they are but would prefer they not be too far North!
Thank you.

Canberra short film festival makes the California Chronicle

By 22 July 2009

The All Seeing Eye has turned up a curious plug for the Canberra Short Film Festival.
Running from 15 to 17 October the festival is still looking for entries until 30 September, so you’ve still got time to get cracking and get an entry in.
More details at the SilverSun website.

Canberra has a video blogger – Meet Peter C Hayward

By 22 July 2009

Recent Canberra arrival Peter C. Hayward would appear to have way too much time on his hands and has started video blogging on YouTube.
With tales of his workplace crimes there’s even a slightly Dr. Horrible feel to it.

If you’ve lost the pictured duck, or know someone who has, then the video’s definitely worth [...]

School of music to stream its sounds

By 22 July 2009

ANU has informed the world that the School of Music is going to start streaming the audio of its concerts.
The School of Music’s new online initiative, Streaming Sounds, will be launched at a live performance in Llewellyn Hall on Sunday 16 August at 3pm.
Titled Clarinet.Ballistix, this free concert will be streamed live on the internet [...]

Two plays for the price of one!

By 21 July 2009

[ 23 July 2009 at 8:00 pm; 24 July 2009 at 8:00 pm; 25 July 2009 at 2:00 pm; 25 July 2009 at 8:00 pm; ]

Here’s an interesting one that’s come across my desk for later in the week:

Girl Talk Productions presents two short plays, Classic Claustrophobia & sequel The Copy Room, at Belconnen Theatre – Thursday July 23 to Saturday July 24 – our shows only. Both plays are written by local Playwright, Jenny Rixon, and performed by [...]

Chaser jumping the shark in Canberra?

By 21 July 2009

[First filed: July 20, 2009 @ 09:10]

The Australian brings word that The Chaser team have caused umbrage again, this time here in Canberra.
Chaser comedian Julian Morrow, who is also the program’s executive producer, was stopped by Australian Federal Police officers when he arrived at St John’s Anglican Church in full mountaineering gear and attempted to [...]

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