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Ginger Catering Ad – What is the Song?

By 9 July 2009

Anyone know what the song in the ginger catering ad is? I did a quick google on the lyrics and nothing came up.
Its a very annoying stuck in head song, but was interested to know if it was a ‘classic’ or an unknown aussie song or something they had created for the ad…

Local designer adds new dimension to Canberra’s fashion scene

By 8 July 2009

Local Canberra designer Polly Stokes will soon be launching her exclusive fashion label Polbymade.  Polly’s label brings together over ten years experience in design with distinctive fabrics to create one-of-a-kind garments for wedding, formal and everyday wear.
Polly’s signature is the innovative use of traditional Japanese fabrics in contemporary designs.  After graduating with a Bachelor of [...]

Free movie at ANU during NAIDOC Week

By 8 July 2009

NAIDOC Week is a subject I’ve been trying to avoid for fear of coming across as an arsehole.
But given that I probably am one anyway, and it’s a certainty someone is going to call me one today (more likely several people) no matter what I do, I may as well embrace it.
Firstly what the hell [...]

Pecha Kucha Volume 6 Tonight!

By 8 July 2009

Tonight at the brand new Gallery of Australian Design (near Reconciliation Place, right on the lake), Volume 6 of the global gabfest Pecha Kucha takes place, in conjunction with the Re:Hab Student Architectural Congress.
From 7:30 we’ll have creative folk from the art, performance and design worlds sharing their ideas, plus freebies, cheap booze and [...]

Local boys launch NGO – come and celebrate!

By 7 July 2009

[ 17 July 2009 12:00 am to 18 July 2009 12:00 am. ]

The BIG (STAR) BANGS invite you to a fantastic evening of great company, extraordinary cocktails, funky and smooth music spun by our in-house, live DJs, in order to celebrate the official launch of the BIG BANG BALLERS.

The BIG BANGS is an international NGO, using the game of basketball to tackle youth poverty and social disadvantage.  [...]

Supercross coming to Canberra

By 6 July 2009

[ 7 November 2009; ] Andrew Barr is throwing a bone to Canberra’s motorsport enthusiasts with the announcement that a leg of the first ever Australasian Supercross Championships will be held at Canberra Stadium on Saturday 7 November.

The Australasian Supercross Championships will not only provide great entertainment for locals but will help boost our local tourism industry by providing [...]


By 6 July 2009

[ 24 July 2009 to 15 August 2009. ]

by Ira Levin
Directed by Corille Fraser

Deathtrap is a good old-fashioned comedy / murder mystery / thriller – take your pick. Lovers of all three genres will be entertained in this production – it’s filled with startling revelations.

A complicated game of murderous, musical chairs packed with insidious hairpin twists and delightful dread. A story where everyone [...]

Stonefest 2009 lineup!

By 6 July 2009

[ 31 October 2009; ]

Stonefest is back for 2009!

The festival that celebrated it’s 40th anniversary last year is back again on October 31st 2009.

The lineup has been revealed, but can’t actually see it on the official website yet.

Triple J News has the lineup here.

All local [National] acts so far:

The Living End, Birds of Tokyo, Josh Pyke, Frenzal Rhomb, British [...]

Big Hairy Men bring obscure covers to the Phoenix on Wednesday

By 6 July 2009

[ 8 July 2009 at 8:30 pm; ]

There’s a very strange event coming to the Phoenix on Wednesday night. This from the Facebook blurb:

Original Artists Offering a Range of Obscure Covers



Featuring the music of:

Olivia Newton-John, Robert Johnson, Martha Wainwright, Kimya Dawson, Hilary Duff, The Cure, Louvin Bros, Baterz, Johnny Cash, The Offspring, Townes Van Zandt, Cathy Petocz, Holly [...]

Storytime for the school holidays

By 4 July 2009

If you’ve got kids under school age, school holidays can be frustrating as all the usual playgroups and activities are on hold for two weeks.
Thursday 9 July at 10am is storytime at Brindabella Baby. Bring your toddler or pre-schooler along to listen to Charlie & Lola Look After Your Planet. A great way for kids [...]

Netball ACT – State League Grand Finals

By 3 July 2009

[ 5 July 2009; ] The 2009 ACT CCC `Canterbury` State League Grand Finals will be played on Sunday 5th July 2009 at the ACT Netball Centre, Lyneham.

Six Districts/teams will be represented in the Grand Finals in 2009. Queanbeyan will be playing in their first grand final for some years, whilst SERAS are in their second consecutive Grand Final. Tuggeranong [...]

CD Review – Simone Penkethman – “Fall”

By 3 July 2009

Simone Penkethman has been a local musician for more years than she will thank us to remind her of.
Her album “fall” consists of  thirteen eclectic songs, which focus on the quirky aspects of human nature.
Her album is laid back with bluesy guitar and soft drumming by Ken Vatcher.
I noticed myself giggling quietly to [...]

Knitting mafia to stitch up Soft Sculpture

By 3 July 2009

With the wonderful Soft Sculpture exhibition due to end in a week’s time the National Gallery have announced that they’re bringing it to a conclusion with a festival dedicated to the widely feared knitting community.
The National Gallery of Australia will be holding Knitta Please, a festival of events starting from Sunday 5 July. The week [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 3 July

By 3 July 2009

[ 3 July 2009 to 5 July 2009. ] [First filed: July 02, 2009 @ 08:10]

For our American friends it’s a red, white and blue Fourth of July weekend coming up.

But here in Canberra what’s worth seeing and doing around town?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Tools, Weapons and Artefacts at Tidbinbilla

By 3 July 2009

[ 10 July 2009 at 10:00 am; ] Here’s an interesting listing on Canberra Calendar:

Hear stories about how indigenous people survived in this area in the past. Learn about the tools, weapons and artefacts that were crucial to their survival. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Bookings essential on 6205 1233.

Sounds like a good one for those trying to entertain inquisitive kids.

Make-A-Wish Foundation Charity Ball – August

By 3 July 2009

[ 29 August 2009 at 6:30 pm; ] The Canberra Branch of Make-A-Wish® Australia invites you to their annual Wish Ball to be held on Saturday 29 August at the Hellenic Club of Canberra.

Commencing at 6.30 pm this wonderful evening includes a 3 course meal, beer, wine and soft drinks as well as live music by Heuristic. There will also be live and [...]

National Film and Sound Archive – Thursday afternoon screenings at Arc, begin today!

By 2 July 2009

Arc Cinema, located at the National Film and Sound Archive today commences it’s first Thursday afternoon screening of the new calender. Also lookout for the upcoming re-release of the film Wake in Fright.
“After a decades-long search for the original negatives it’s been restored by the NFSA in partnership with The Wake in Fright Trust [...]

Belconnen Arts Centre wants you

By 2 July 2009

The recently incorporated Belconnen Arts Centre is on a membership drive, looking for businesses and organisations with an interest in the Belconnen area.
From the media release:
“A considerable amount of work has been going on behind the scenes in consultation with the previous Advisory Group, the arts community and key stakeholders” “We are now keen for [...]

Fashion for Charity: MUSE ’09

By 1 July 2009

[ 31 July 2009 at 7:30 pm; ] Clothing for a good cause…

Mikaela Hiew, a 17-year-old year 12 student, is holding a fashion show in memory of her grandmother Marie Matthews, who died of cancer a year ago.

All garments have been designed and made by Hiew, and all proceeds will go to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Friday 31st July 2009
Canberra Southern Cross Club, [...]

Tagger with a sense of whimsy?

By 1 July 2009

Normally I’d be the first to condemn taggers as the lowest of the low. The human equivalent of dogs weeing on lamp posts, only without the house training, uglier, and harder to clean up after.
But this one on City Walk took my fancy. For a start the bloon is rather well done. Also I’m a [...]

The SAD Sessions – A Review

By 1 July 2009

[First filed: June 29, 2009 @ 12:37]

Sam King (of Mr Fibby and Ellis Collective fame) is running an unusual series of concerts on Saturday nights at the Corroboree Park hall in Ainslie.
As much a recording session as a concert the SAD Sessions (SAD standing for Seasonally Affected Disorder, a reference to the effect of short [...]

Lanyon redevelopment leaves Nolan Gallery to rot

By 1 July 2009

Vicki Dunne is taking a swing at plans to do up the Lanyon homestead which neglect to do anything about the Nolan Gallery.
“While I support the enhancing of Lanyon’s value as a heritage tourism destination, this Stanhope-Gallagher government is creating the classic donut effect,” said Ms Dunne.
“The access road will be improved, there will be [...]

Impro hits The Street all weekend long.

By 30 June 2009

[ 3 July 2009 to 5 July 2009. ] If you like your theatre competitive it looks like this weekend at the Street Theatre is a good one for you:

Heats on Friday and Saturday, the grand final is on Sunday.

Substantial group discounts available for groups of 10 or more on the Friday and Saturday.

2009 Woden Blues Trivia Night – where you won’t need to be really smart to win….

By 30 June 2009

[ 25 July 2009 at 7:00 pm; ]

This one came across my desk thanks to Facebook and sounded like fun.

From the blurb:

The Woden Blues Annual 2009 Trivia Night is being held on Saturday 25th July.

Trivia, games and random competitions including the world famous coin toss for grog.

Hosted by MC Razz, this years event has the theme ‘Release Your Inner Bogan, [...]

Where Can I Find a Garret?

By 30 June 2009

No, not the bald one with the extra “T”
I mean just a space where one can splash some paint around without stinking out Chez Nous… I gather M16 is really geared towards those with hopes (or at least pretensions) of becoming commercially viable.  
Anyone know where else one can find a space to indulge whenever [...]

Lowbrow art wanted

By 30 June 2009

I am currently drumming up artists interested in showing pieces in a lowbrow collaborative art exhibition.
What is lowbrow? It’s a pretty broad term that covers art which is underground, not ‘highbrow’…so this includes street, cartoon, graf, subculture art, punk, rockabilly, hot-rods…It can pretty much be in any medium too- from scultpure to spray paint, photography, [...]

Canberra Gaming Arcades?

By 28 June 2009

Since intencity was cut in half at belconnen mall the arcade scene in canberra has been pretty lame.
Anyone know of any other good arcades around canberra?

Centrebet vs. ACTTAB for online gambling

By 28 June 2009

Last week an American friend texted me asking if I could put $40 on the USA to beat Spain in the Confederation Cup (soccer).
The American betting agencies were offering 10/1, he had a good feeling about them, and was in transit so not able to get much money on himself.
I duly pointed my browser at [...]

Calling all Woden Valley Youth Choir Alumni

By 27 June 2009

On the weekend of the 18th to the 20th of September the Woden Valley Youth Choir will be celebrating their 40th Anniversary with a Bush dance, a Picnic and most of all a Concert in Llewellyn Hall on the 19th.
To commemorate 40 years in the community they are desperately seeking Alumni to join in the festivities [...]

New clubs on the way?

By 27 June 2009

The Canberra Times informs us that the merged Tradies/Labor Clubs are going to hand back a portion of their enormous allocation of poker machines:
CFMEU ACT branch secretary Sarah Schoonwater said the Tradies was committed to handing in some of its pokies licences provided they went to a new club in a new area to [...]

The Blues – A Musical Comedy show featuring Michael Connell

By 26 June 2009

[ 17 September 2009 8:00 pm to 19 September 2009 9:00 pm. ]

Blues music and comedy; at first sight it would seem to be a strange mix. One makes you cry, the other makes you laugh. However mixing them together is just what Comedian and Harmonica player Michael Connell is planning to do in a new comedy show. “I’ve been doing comedy for over eight years, and [...]

Want to learn how to bang the drum?

By 26 June 2009

This one’s drifted across my desk and I though it sounded like fun. From the blurb:

Music For Everyone announces a new program of classical PERCUSSION tuition for youth and adults, beginner to advanced levels. This new program will focus on the percussion instruments played in bands and orchestra: snare drum, timpani, marimba, xylophone and [...]

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