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Support Freedom in Iran

By 17 June 2009

[ 18 June 2009 at 5:00 pm; ] Since Friday’s election millions of Iranians have risked their lives to fight for democracy and freedom. Let’s show them that they are not alone. Come and show your support for human rights and freedom of expression in Iran.

Gather on the lawns of Parliament house this Thursday June 18 at 5pm for a candlelight vigil in [...]

One HD finally set to launch in the ACT on 2 July!

By 16 June 2009

A surprising number of you have been gagging to finally get the Ten network’s One HD digital TV service.
In the ACT it’s been held up by the local aggregators, Macquarie Southern Cross Media, dragging the chain as they figure out how to make a quid from it.
Today they’ve announced that it’s kicking off on 2 [...]

Keep the booze flowing for better tourism reviews

By 16 June 2009

Visit Canberra’s had a little coup bringing an AAP journo here for a junket tour of the cocktail bars after which the journo appears to have gone away very impressed, albeit dropping around 300,000 people off the population of the city.
It’s had a run in the major league travel section under the headline: “Sexy [...]

ACT Film Makers Network re-jigs, re-launchers

By 16 June 2009

If you’re making movies in Canberra, or thinking you’d like to make movies, you’ll be interested to know that the ACT Film Maker’s Network has had a major revamp and now has a new office, a new website and new lower membership fees.
They’re offering:
– Good quality filmmaking equipment for loan at reasonable rates. This is [...]

Special occasions in Canberra – how to celebrate?

By 14 June 2009

I’m talking about ways to celebrate special occasions with friends and loved ones, popping the question, scoring brownie points with the Missus, or other ways to justify spending significant amounts of money in order to ensure a good time for all.
I know balloon rides, lake cruises and drinks at a Canberra landmark are popular but [...]

Photography in Canberra – what else is out there?

By 13 June 2009

Apart from the obvious landmarks and tourist destinations, where are Canberra’s best, and less photographed, locations to shoot? Where are our ‘hidden gems’?
Landscape, architecture, abstract, people, flora, fauna, day, night - I’m interested in anything and everything as a subject.

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 12 June

By 12 June 2009

[ 12 June 2009 to 14 June 2009. ] [First filed: June 11, 2009 @ 10:12]

We’ve had technical difficulties with our normal DIY photo, hopefully we can get that fixed later today.

But that shouldn’t stop you blazing away with helpful suggestions for things to see and do around town this weekend.

So come on Canberra, entertain!

Pecha Kucha Volume 6

By 12 June 2009

[ 8 July 2009; ]

It’s the event where Canberra’s young luvvies do their luvvying thing. It’s returning for the sixth iteration on 8 July and it’s also calling for people who have something they want to show off.

Here’s what they had to say:

That’s right- numerically correct, thoroughly excitable and prone to flush turns of phrase, Volume 6 is [...]

Pregnancy Seminar – preparing for birth, regaining your figure, and what to do with a baby…

By 11 June 2009

[ 16 June 2009 at 12:00 pm; ] Saw this on email yesterday… the website is here.

Free Pregnancy Seminar

Tuesday 16th June 2009
12 noon for 1 hour
Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest ACT

Guest speakers on topics including: Keeping fit during pregnancy, Preparing for birth, Regaining your figure, How to use baby slings, the latest and greatest products on the market and more!

Fabulous Prizes, Free Showbags full [...]

Inner North SEE-Change presents: Winter-wising your Windows

By 11 June 2009

[ 22 June 2009 at 6:30 pm; ] Windows can be a major source of heat loss on cold Canberra nights.

Single glazed windows can be up to 10 times worse at insulating, when compared to the same area of standard wall material. 

So what are the options when it comes to Window Insulation?

Whether you are a renter or a homeowner, come learn [...]

Kubla Khan storms the Belconnen Gallery

By 11 June 2009

[ 9 June 2009 to 19 June 2009. ] [First filed: June 10, 2009 @ 09:51]

Knowing as I do how very many of you are fans of the work of Coleridge, and in particular Kubla Khan I thought it was worth drawing your attentions to an exhibition just opened in Belconnen. Here’s the blurb:

The Belconnen Artists Network presents a new exhibition of works created [...]

Chiefly support for crackers

By 11 June 2009

The Canberra Times reports that Jon Stanhope has come out as the first ACT politician to publicly state in principle support for a continued legal fireworks regime.
Mr Stanhope said he had traditionally been more for the regulated use of fireworks, rather than for an outright ban, but the Government would look at all the [...]

National Climate Emergency Rally & World Environment Festival

By 11 June 2009

[ 13 June 2009 at 1:00 pm; ] Be part of the Climate Solution!

We are facing a climate emergency. Climate change is already affecting people in Australia and across the world. We urgently need the Australian Government to invest in renewable energy, renew out economy, and help ensure a safe climate future for all. Instead, Prime Minister Rudd has announced a climate plan [...]

The Nokia E71′s view of Warehouse 2009

By 10 June 2009

A short look at the view of this weekend’s Warehouse Winter Music Festival from the floor of the AIS Arena. It was posted to YouTube by “interspire1″ with the following note:
A few snippets from Warehouse Music Festival 2009, taken on a Nokia E71
I think it captures a vibe quite well.

Want to know more about Roller Derby? Here’s your chance

By 9 June 2009

[ 25 June 2009 at 8:00 pm; 30 June 2009 at 8:00 pm; ]

I find that a surprising number of the interesting and beautiful women of my acquaintance have signed up with the Canberra Roller Derby League.

So if you haven’t already had a look and want to be at least vicariously interesting and beautiful it might be worth getting along to one of their upcoming information nights.

This from [...]

UnPaultry poultry at EPIC

By 9 June 2009

[First filed: June 08, 2009 @ 14:06]

While a more intimate and boutique event than last year, the Royal Canberra Poultry Show continues to be a source of delight to my family. The range of chook shapes and sizes is remarkable. Well worth the $3 admission.
With some of the birds, their raptor ancestors are [...]

Just 175 firework complaints over the weekend?

By 9 June 2009

The Canberra Times reports that, despite the chardonnay sipping classes uniting against the proletarian pleasure of lighting off fireworks in a concerted media campaign, they only managed to lodge 175 complaints over the weekend.
I’m pretty sure that from my backyard I saw more houses joining in the fun side of it on Sunday night.
And while [...]

Mobile discos in Canberra. Anyone used one lately?

By 9 June 2009

I’m planning an event and need a mobile disco to provide entertainment.
Have any of you got any recommendations or warnings about local mobile discos and their DJs?

Sealed Section – Too hot even for Riotact

By 8 June 2009

I tried to post this this morning but no dice.  Must have been too hot, lurid or suggestive for the moderators. Well here the the sexy sealed section behind the pretentious pixilated preview. Click the image if yer got the powzer not to be a wowzer.

Premium seating at the Dendy review

By 7 June 2009

The other day, I shoved my egalitarian beliefs in a deep dark corner of my psyche and went in search of premium seating for Terminator Salvation. To accomplish this feat, I first went into the Dendy and asked to purchase tickets then and there.
“Er, no, the new timetable doesn’t come out until tomorrow…4pm,” said [...]

Information on Purchasing Fireworks

By 6 June 2009

[First filed: June 05, 2009 @ 10:00}

Now I understand that the legal fireworks trading period is coming in a few days... [ED - This morning in fact]
I’ve been looking at the websites for the suppliers of the two major brands of fireworks (Black Widow and Brothers Pyrotechnics). To those who have bought stuff before, [...]


By 6 June 2009

[ 20 June 2009 5:00 pm to 21 June 2009 2:00 am. ]

For the best part of a decade Pop The Pot has represented all that is good in original Canberra music.

If you have the chance don’t miss it.

Vanity Fair: Exhibition good, cafe bad

By 6 June 2009

I went along to the new Vanity Fair exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery this morning. On show are numerous “celebrity” photographic portraits as featured in the magazine, as well as samples of the magazine from all eras.
A quick history lesson on the mag to help add some context. The magazine first launched in 1913 [...]

But wait! More Wedded Bliss pics!

By 5 June 2009

Just thought I’d add to the plethora of press surrounding last Saturday night’s launch of the Wedded Bliss’ latest CD offering. A selection of the images captured on the night have been uploaded to Lushpup Images for your viewing pleasure.
Shown left is Phil Daniels from the Wedded Bliss in the style of the old masters.

CANBERRA MUSIC WORKSHOP – a great time for amateur musos

By 5 June 2009

Hey all you closet muso’s out there!  are you looking for an outlet for your talents? 
Would you like to jam with others? find someone to form a band with?  Practice your solo act?  Just want to sing along or watch?
Check out Canberra Music Workshop on

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 5 June

By 5 June 2009

[ 5 June 2009 to 8 June 2009. ] [First filed: June 04, 2009 @ 09:16]

Here comes a long wet weekend in Canberra.

What’s worth seeing and doing around the place?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Burnouts, Boobs and Bankruptcy

By 4 June 2009

Chic Henry is stepping up the cat and mouse game, having sent the company that runs Summernats into voluntary liquidation.
The ABC have the full details here – apparently EPIC are owed in excess of $200,000. Surprisingly, tickets for Summernats 2010 are still on sale – but who’s buying them?

The SUN comes down – Brisbane band Autumn Sun visit Canberra

By 4 June 2009

[ 22 June 2009 at 8:30 pm; ] Fresh out of the studio and ready to hit the road, Brisbane pop sweethearts Autumn Sun will be bringing their contemporary coastal sounds down south when they tour their highly anticipated E.P ‘Gritty Love’. After celebrating the release with a launch party in Brisbane, the band is heading to Canberra to showcase their wares [...]

Firework menace completely un-policed

By 4 June 2009

The Canberra Times has been digging for records on the numbers of firework miscreants getting punished for misusing black powder fun.
And it turns out there aren’t any.
“The Office of Regulatory Services says its records, which aren’t exhaustive, show no fines were issued last year or over the past few years.”
That’s one hell of a menace [...]

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 111 – The Wedded Bliss

By 4 June 2009

[First filed: June 03, 2009 @ 14:44]

Canberra’s longest running and least reliable podcast has re-imagined itself as a monthly affair and is therefore roughly on schedule thanks to diminished expectations.
Which means that in podcast number 111 you can enjoy the original contemporary country blues of the Wedded Bliss.
Track list:
Close Enough for Rock and Roll. 12:03
Saturday [...]

Wintermusic coming up this weekend

By 3 June 2009

Ticketek have still got some tickets going for this year’s Warehouse Winter Music Festival at the AIS arena.
It kicks off at noon on Sunday.
If being indoors with a huge crowd listening to electronic music is your thing then it’s not to be missed. Here’s the lineup:
– Armand Van Helden (USA)
– N.A.S.A. (USA)
– James Zabiela (UK)
– [...]

Movie Discussion Group verdict – KATYN (Dendy): ****

By 3 June 2009

A story of Polish officers murdered by the NKVD in Katyn during WWII. A picture of women unaware of the crime, who were waiting for their husbands, fathers,sons and brothers. An uncompromising reckoning with the lie of the communist powers, that was to order Poland to forget those who were killed. A film about [...]

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