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Canberra in the key of Australiana

By 2 June 2009

[First filed: May 31, 2009 @ 23:40]

More coverage soon on the launch of the Wedded Bliss’s “Swingin’ Arms Hotel” album but this performance by comedian Jay Sullivan really was something else for all lovers of Canberra. Don’t be deterred by the slow start, it really goes off towards the end.
Apologies for the auto focus periodically [...]

International Outdoor Knitting Day

By 1 June 2009

[ 13 June 2009; ]

Outdoor Knitting or Guerilla Knittings’ big day is on 13th of June. 

You can knit anywhere as long it is outdoors and passersby are encouraged add a few rows…

Guerrilla knitters are a form of urban taggers who leave their knitting tags on lamp posts, traffic lights or any public post.

Canberra Tweed Ride

By 1 June 2009

[ 6 June 2009 at 11:30 am; ]

Canberra Tweed Ride is a short bicycle cruise of about 15km through the Civic and Inner North areas, with stops at numerous cafes and pubs along the way. Expect a leisurely pace.

Tweed Ride has no agenda except the rejection of modern cycling “style”, to wit: carbon fibre, lycra, goretex and the like. Cyclists are [...]

One for the pack rats – What’s it worth? At the Albert Hall

By 1 June 2009

[ 7 June 2009 at 10:00 am; ] For everyone who’s ever wondered about just how valuable the family hoard really is, this Sunday’s the chance to find out.

Rotary is running a “What’s it worth?” day at the Albert Hall.

$5 to get in, you can bring three items each. Valuers are promised for:

– Jewellry
– Toys / Collectibles
– Aboriginal art
– Gems
– Antiques / [...]

The afternoon after great big squiddy fun

By 30 May 2009

Heading south of the lake for music struck many cloistered Inner Northicans as a strange idea.
But for the tribute concert to the late great Baterz (who’s ghost can still be heard doing 2XX promos) we were willing to take a chance.
No-one was willing to drive so a cunning plan was hatched to meet at [...]

season finale and $1000 to win demolition derby at NATIONAL CAPITAL SPEEDWAY sunday june 14th 2009

By 30 May 2009

[ 14 June 2009; ] NATIONAL CAPITAL MOTORSPORTS CLUB are holding the last speedway meeting of the 2008/2009 season on sunday 14th june at the NATIONAL CAPITAL SPEEDWAY located on pialligo ave fairbairn. Divs competing on the day are:

– Super production
– Series production
– Junior sedans (14-17yo)
– Dwarf cars

The meeting will conclude with the annual demolition derby.

For further details visit the club’s [...]

Timor intervention goes on display at the War Memorial – Night Visions

By 29 May 2009

[ 29 May 2009 to 31 May 2009. ] [First filed: May 27, 2009 @ 14:58]

The War Memorial has announced that they’re going to display the artwork of Jon Cattapan from his time in East Timor:

“Jon Cattapan’s works have only just arrived at the Memorial this week, so it’s a great opportunity to display the Memorial’s latest official war art,” said Nola Anderson, Assistant [...]

Wedded Bliss Official CD Launch

By 29 May 2009

[ 30 May 2009 at 7:00 pm; ] [First filed: May 19, 2009 @ 09:13]

The following in from stalwarts of the local music scene, The Wedded Bliss:

“The Wedded Bliss Official CD Launch Sat. May 30 supported by the Merry Muse Folk Club

Yes , we’ve been badgered into having an ‘official’ CD launch to celebrate the release of our 2nd Album, ‘Swingin’ Arms Hotel’. [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 29 May

By 29 May 2009

[ 29 May 2009 to 31 May 2009. ] [First filed: May 28, 2009 @ 09:12]

There’s so much going on this weekend it’s sending me weak at the knees.

But what are you interested in seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Phenomenon 2009 – Canberra’s friendliest gaming convention

By 29 May 2009

Hi guys,
Just a quick reminder that online registration for Phenomenon 2009 closes at midnight tonight (Fri 29th May).
Don’t worry if you can’t make the online deadline, you can still register at the con itself on the Friday (5 June) night or Saturday (6 June) morning.
Hoping to see you all there!

Australian Judo Open- See the nation’s best compete for $2000

By 29 May 2009

[ 7 June 2009 at 6:00 pm; ] Sunday June 7 2009 will see Australia’s first ever prize fight Open weight judo competition. It will be held in Canberra at the Southern Cross Stadium, Athllon Drive, Tuggeranong.

Details are as follows:
Rules: International Judo Federation competition rules apply
Competitors: Open weight
Prize money: 1st $2000 – 2nd $1000 – equal 3rd $500 each – equal 5th $250 [...]

Join us for the RSI Association Website Launch (friday, June 5th)

By 28 May 2009

[ 5 June 2009 at 12:00 pm; ] The RSI & Overuse Injury Association of the ACT
invites you to join us as we launch our newly redesigned website
on Friday June 5th at 12pm in Room 6 at the Griffin Centre (20 Genge St, Civic)

The RSI Association website has recently had a big makeover, thanks to a grant from ACT Health. It is now [...]

We have master plans for a revolution in Canberra’s Stadiums Stadia

By 28 May 2009

[First filed: May 26, 2009 @ 21:09]

Online at the moment there’s just a light page from Canberra Stadium and a similar one from Manuka Oval.
But what I can gather is that today the Stanhope Government jumped the shark, as all Government’s do, and turned its thoughts to colosseums.
As far as I can tell the plan [...]

Movie Discussion group verdict – SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (Dendy): ***1/2

By 27 May 2009

Theatre director Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is mounting a new play. His life catering to suburban blue-hairs at the local regional theatre in Schenectady, New York is looking bleak. His wife Adele (Catherine Keener) has left him to pursue her painting in Berlin, taking their young daughter Olive with her.His therapist, Madeleine Gravis [...]

Don’t miss the Baterz tribute and CD launch – Great Big Squiddy Fun

By 27 May 2009

[ 29 May 2009; ] [First filed: April 11, 2009 @ 11:54]

In my mind Baterz remains one of the most brilliant original musicians ever to grace the Canberra scene. I’ve long regretted never getting to meet him before his tragic death in 2002.

I’ve also long wished that there was a definitive compilation of his material so that I might listen [...]

Matt Dent and The Real Men to rock the Hippo

By 27 May 2009

[ 4 June 2009 at 8:00 pm; ]

Matt Dent’s been playing his excellent blokey folk rock around town for a few years. But now he’s got a band!

They’re playing their first gig at Hippo on Thursday week and Matt sent in the following words to explain:

Hey guys I’d like to sprout a living thing of words to describe myself and my style [...]

Music video – EscapeTheMuff

By 26 May 2009

Another great local band (which I know you’ve all heard of/seen) has recently released their brand new video clip. Here it is in all it’s glory:    

Good kebab too JB.
[ED - Some racy language considerations if you're in an especially sensitive place. And I think it might be nearing Kebab O'Clock]

More clear views on the Nolan collection

By 26 May 2009

In January we wondered if the ACT Government was the biggest art thief in human history due to the relocation of the Nolan collection from Lanyon to Civic.
The Liberals’ Vicki Dunne has completed some FOI digging on the subject and has come back with the clarity of stakeholders as to where the works are meant [...]

Music Video – Karisma Kats

By 26 May 2009

[First filed: May 24, 2009 @ 11:57]

richardgs271 has posted this one up on YouTube, apparently from ArtSound FM (92.7) Friday Night Live sessions.
An easy way to check out the Karisma Kats if you haven’t had the pleasure.

Canberra – Hometown of the Stig ?

By 23 May 2009

After watching the first few episodes of Top Gear – Australia I have been curious about the identity of the Stig.
After poking around the internet it appears that Neil Bates is a popular guess.  Some people have also suggested that both Neil and Rick Bates are having turns at wearing the white suit and helmet.
I [...]

RIP Kid Zone

By 23 May 2009

Mrs G and a couple of friends wth kids in tow headed down to Kid Zone at Belconnen Mall today only to find it boarded up and emptied out. Word is since Westfield Belconnen revamped the playground inside the mall business for Kid zone dropped off eventually putting it out of business.
I [...]

Canberra Movie Discussion Group verdict – X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE (all cinemas): ***1/2

By 23 May 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the first chapter in the X-Men saga, unites Wolverine with several other legends of the X-Men universe, in an epic revolution that pits the mutants against powerful forces determined to eliminate them.
Less Iron Man, more The Incredible Hulk in terms of a quality comparison to recent superhero blockbusters. If all you want [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 22 May

By 22 May 2009

[ 22 May 2009 to 24 May 2009. ] [First filed: May 21, 2009 @ 09:40]

Another week whizzes by and thoughts turn to having fun.

What’s worth seeing and doing in this entertaining capital of the nation this weekend?

Just leave it in the comments.

CIT FAT Awards – You are invited to the 10th Anniversary of CIT’s Film and Television Awards

By 22 May 2009

[ 26 June 2009 at 7:00 pm; ]

The Canberra Institute of Technology and the National Museum of Australia are rolling out the red carpet for the anniversary event of CIT’s annual Film and Television Awards (FAT Awards) on Friday June 26th from 7pm.

This year the awards will be a tribute to the success of the past 10 years and the event’s evolution [...]

Business Manager, Canberra Youth Theatre

By 21 May 2009

Business Manager, Canberra Youth Theatre
Salary: $55,000 – $60,000 plus superannuation
Canberra Youth Theatre (CYT) is seeking an outstanding candidate for the position of Business Manager.
Canberra Youth Theatre (CYT) was established in 1972 and is a nationally recognised youth arts company which creates and promotes theatre with young people ages 7-25 that is inspirational, enriching, empowering [...]


By 21 May 2009

[ 13 June 2009 at 12:15 pm; ] IMPORTANT CLIMATE CHANGE EVENT

CLIMATE ACTION CANBERRA in conjunction with Uniting Care, Unions ACT, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, The Wilderness Society and a host of Climate Action Groups around the country is making Saturday, 13 June, a major day of action on the issue of Climate Change. 


Holiday Drama Workshops for ages 7-12 at Canberra Youth Theatre!

By 21 May 2009

The school holidays are fast approaching and Canberra Youth Theatre is getting ready to run two fantastic drama workshops for young people aged 7-12. The workshops are daily from 10am-3pm in our theatre at Gorman House Arts Centre, they will be packed full of fun drama games and [...]

Hancock Basement launching vinyl next Thursday at Transit

By 20 May 2009

[ 28 May 2009; ]

Canberra’s Hancock Basement are taking the unusual (for a local band) step of releasing a 7″ vinyl record. (The things your parents used for music before CDs). To that end they’re having a launch party with a huge lineup next Thursday night at the Transit Bar (Akuna St, Civic). Entry is free.

This from the Facebook [...]

Young and Restless – Live at Transit – Police Police

By 20 May 2009

Canberra’s most successful musical export of recent years have been Young and Restless.
Youtube’s just produced this gem posted by “wesfahey” with the following note:
Police Police Young & Restless Live at the Transit Bar, Canberra. Filmed by CSU TV 19/9/2008.
The crowd looks like they were having a pretty good time.

Johannes Kuhnen: A Survey Of Innovation – At the School of Art

By 20 May 2009

The ANU is publicising an intriguing exhibition running at the School of Art until 30 May.
Johannes Kuhnen is a pioneer of the anodising and colouring processes of aluminium and its application in a studio based practice. He combines traditional working methods with industrial materials and processes. Kuhnen has also had significant influence on the [...]

Adelaide Crows Supporters Group ACT Region wants you!

By 19 May 2009

[ 31 May 2009 at 1:10 pm; ]

CrowACTive – Adelaide Crows Supporters Group ACT Region

2009 AFL R10, Sunday 31 May, Adelaide v Hawthorn, Football Park, 1:10 pm EST

Supporter Group Function: Ainslie Football Club

All welcome

Dreadnaught, Spoil, Forgery & Johnny Roadkill – Gig Review Saturday 9th of May 2009

By 19 May 2009

It’s been quite some time since Aussie metal legeds Dreadnaught have graced the stages of Canberra, so it was with great anticipation that I grabbed my ticket and headed off to the Basement in Belconnen in Canberra for what I hoped was to be a night of great bands, great music, and a great night.
I [...]

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