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Kick Ass Social Media and Marketing Workshop Coming To Canberra!

By 26 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Chrissy and Carly - Little Blog Big Blog Workshop Classes

[ 14 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

We are Christina and Carly and we have a confession to make. We met online. It sounds a bit creepy but trust us, it isn’t. We’ve both been blogging for over 15 years (combined) and the best thing we’ve ever done was take our blogging and business journeys off line.

Question. How are you feeling about your blog or [...]

CELL BLOCK 69 – From the 80′s to the ANU. A multi-storey of Corey !

By 24 October 2015

[ 19 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] The nine Corey’s of power return to the ANU Bar and Stadium on Saturday Dec 19th Dec and will excite you with infinitely enhanced Rock action moves, and daring Corey-ography.

Not since the sold out performance of Two Thousand and Nineteen 80 Fourteen have the Canberrian Rock (and to a smaller extent but not to be [...]

Kids’ Glass Design Competition

By 23 October 2015

[ 31 October 2015; ] In celebration of 100 years of Kingston Power House, the Canberra Glassworks is asking kids aged three to 17 years to design an original glass work inspired by the historic Canberra building, now a thriving glass-making facility.

A landmark on its lakeside setting at Kingston Foreshore, the Kingston Powerhouse is a building of industrial and architectural significance. [...]

Speaker’s Corner: Shining the light on personal war experiences.

By 23 October 2015

[ 1 November 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] How do World War 1 personal diaries come together with official records of individual service to illuminate aspects of the experience of war?

Join in a conversation with two curators, Anne-Marie Conde, National Archives of Australia and Elise Edmonds from the State Library of NSW for an illustrated discussion of their practice with their institutions’ very [...]

Belconnen Free Tennis Day this Saturday

By 23 October 2015

[ 24 October 2015 at 11:00 am; 24 October 2015 at 11:00 am; ] There’s a big weekend of tennis ahead for the Belconnen Tennis Club with a Free Tennis Day taking place on Saturday from 11am-2pm. There will be free court hire, free clinics for adults and juniors as well as a Hit the Target Competition, BBQ, free vouchers for social tennis & tennis coaching and a variety of prizes.

Saturday [...]

Friday Night Live with Blue Eyes Cry

By 23 October 2015
Blue Eyes Cry

[ 30 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Slick, modern and funky are words often used to describe multi-award winning blues band Blue Eyes Cry. Hardworking would be another. From the un-air conditioned comfort of its touring van, the band regularly journeys from its home base of Melbourne to perform at festivals and gigs across Australia.

Since the May 2013 release of its debut [...]

The Voice’s Amber Nichols performs live at The Arboretum

By 23 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear singer-songwriter Amber Nichols live in concert, as seen on The Voice. With special guests Grace Pitts, fellow contestant on The Voice and local rising star, 14 year old Lucy Sugerman.

With stunning twilight views, great food and exceptional entertainment it’s sure to be a night to remember.

When: Friday 30 [...]

Garage Sales to visit this weekend (24 and 25 October)

By 23 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 24 October 2015 to 25 October 2015. ]

Today we’re back to showcasing just Saturday garage sales, because there doesn’t seem to be a single one schedule for Sunday. Never mind, a bargain is a bargain whether on Sunday or Saturday.

11 Bunburung Cl, Ngunnawal
This sale is being held to raise money for the family’s son who is going to Borneo to do charity [...]

14 things to do this weekend in Canberra (24 and 25 October)


If you’re up for yet more excitement after the big day at the Prime Minister’s XI cricket match at Manuka Oval on Friday, our weekend picks include the Lifecycle lakeside cycling event and Canberra Nara Candle Festival on Saturday and the ACT Rural Fire Service Open and Field Day on Sunday.

David Voigt – Return [...]

1200 crowd in for Canberra Theatre launch

By 20 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Canberra Theatre

There’s something wrong with the picture below (taken at the 2016 season launch at the Canberra Theatre tonight).

Can you spot the problem?
I’ll give you a clue. I pushed my way through hundreds of people to grab a glass of champagne and a polystyrene cup filled with penne alla Norma, circling the room twice, yet I never [...]

A tale of two videos about Canberra

By 19 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Canberra: The Musical

A few years back the ABC TV program The Beast poked fun at the capital with a cringe-inspiring video, ‘Canberra: The Musical’, mocking our roundabouts, fake lake and bureaucratic heritage.
One redeeming feature was a cameo appearance by the late great Peter Harvey at the end. Sorry to those of you who involved producing it, yes, it’s [...]

Schools Chess Challenge at Westfield Belconnen

By 16 October 2015

[ 1 November 2015 at 9:00 am; ] The Schools Chess Challenge at Westfield Belconnen is coming up on Sunday 1st November, 2015 and will attract a great number of chess players. Last year at this event, Canberra Grammar School won the tournament with an impressive score of 27.5 points, and Garran Primary School placed second with 21.5 points.

The individual Swiss tournament comprises of 7-rounds, with a [...]

Garage Sales in suburbs that begin with C (17 and 18 October 2015)

By 16 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 17 October 2015 to 18 October 2015. ]

There were over 40 different advertisements in the Garage Sales & Events category on the allclassifieds website when I started searching for this weekend’s garage sales for this round-up.

And for the first time in three weeks, I found a garage sale happening on Sunday.

Of all the garage sales I looked at there was an overwhelming [...]

What’s on this weekend in Canberra (17 and 18 October 2015)


[ 17 October 2015 to 18 October 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights for us are the slice of rural life at the Murrumbateman Field Days; the Botanic Gardens birthday open day; not one, not two but three international film festivals; and not one but two dance festivals.


Murrumbateman Field Days
Head to Murrumbateman to experience a taste of country life at this year’s Field Days. [...]

Party at the Kaleen Shops

By 15 October 2015
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[ 17 October 2015 at 10:00 am; ] On Saturday 17 October from 10am-2pm, Kaleen Shops will be celebrating the things that make the suburb a much-loved place to live, and few people are more excited than renowned science communicator, Dr Graham Walker, who will be performing at the event.

Friday Night Live with Harper and Midwest Kind

By 15 October 2015

[ 23 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Detroit Music “Outstanding Vocalist” Award winner (2014) singer/songwriter Peter D Harper creates a heady mix of original world, blues & roots music, featuring soulful vocals, wailing harmonica and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo! Harper is backed by his incredible Michigan based band “Midwest Kind”.

Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narabundah. Free entry.

New Year’s Eve Ball at the Albert Hall with Canberra Pops Orchestra

By 15 October 2015

[ 31 December 2015 at 5:00 pm; ] New Years Eve 2015 may well spoil you for future New Years Eves! Albert Hall is a stunning high-end ballroom with original features. The doors will open at 8pm to give you plenty of time to find your seats and enjoy your free glass of bubbly on arrival.

A mood of excitement and anticipation will be [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League – Bout 6

By 15 October 2015

[ 17 October 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

Haven’t seen any roller derby this year?  Better hurry!  The last game before Canberra Roller Derby League’s grand final is on 17 October!

Those salty sirens of the track, the Red Bellied Black Hearts will take on the belles of the brawl, the Black ’n’ Blue Belles.

The Black Hearts have been a dominant force on the [...]

Roller derby “Halloween Carnival Funhouse”

By 15 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 31 October 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]

Help CRDL ring in this most gruesome day by getting your coven together and heading to our awesome FUNdraiser.

We have plenty on offer to keep you entertained, including loads of classic carnival games to play like Tin Can Crash, Duck Pond and Hole in One!

We’ll also be giving prizes away like they’re, well, candy! Compete for [...]

School of Music student speaks out

ANU School of Music

When I was a first year at the ANU School of Music in 2012 there were 30 classical voice students. Now there are one-tenth of that number.
I enrolled in a degree of music performance so that I could gain knowledge and expertise in the field of opera. There’s no way I can be given the [...]

The great ALP Politics in the Pub-off

Politics in the Pub

Canberra, prepare yourselves for a battle between two universities, two pubs, two uni Labor Clubs and the two most senior members of the Australian Labor Party.
It’s a Politics in the Pub-off and we can’t wait to find out who wins.
Tomorrow night the ANU Labor Club will host Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten at the [...]

Gallery’s cheery email just wrong today

By 13 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Portrait Gallery email

I’m a bit disappointed in the National Portrait Gallery this morning, having received an email from them with the subject “Gardens and other reasons to celebrate” with second story being about an event there in ten days time called “Oh happy day”.
It arrived less than 24 hours after we learnt of the death of their [...]

10th Annual Possible Worlds Film Festival – Canberra

By 13 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 13 November 2015 to 14 November 2015. ] Possible Worlds is dedicated to bringing the best new independent films from the US and Canada to Australia.

This November, experience the 10th edition of the Festival with special screenings in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

The Canberra festival is co-hosted with the High Commission of Canberra and will be held at the National Library of Australia. 

All tickets [...]

It’s time to reclaim our School of Music

Peter Tregear

Earlier this year, my business partner and I attempted to produce a small opera in Canberra. Having been buoyed by a successful seasons in Hong Kong, we thought we’d bring it to the place we love and call home.
It was impossible. The lack of suitable venues, coupled with an inflexible attitude from government-funded arts bureaucrats, [...]

Henshaw our tip for ACT Book of the Year

By 12 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Mark Henshaw

Mark Henshaw is one of four Canberra region writers shortlisted for this year’s ACT Book of the Year award. Photo: Andrew Sikorski/Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres
ArtsACT has published the shortlist for the 2015 ACT Book of the Year and though it’s a strong field of four, I’m tipping Mark Henshaw’s The Snow Kimono will take out the [...]

Portrait Gallery visionary Sayers dies

Andrew Sayers

Andrew Sayers, 2012 by Mark Mohell. Gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned (53.0 x 36.8 cm). Purchased by the National Portrait Gallery with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2013. Accession number: 2013.9.
The visionary founding director of the National Portrait Gallery, Andrew Sayers AM, has died in Melbourne.
The 58-year-old former Canberran, who had in recent [...]

Books at Breakfast with Jane Caro

By 12 October 2015

[ 23 October 2015 at 7:30 am; ] Jane Caro has been described as ‘a woman who has seen it all, and isn’t afraid to talk about it’. Join Jane as she reveals the delicate balancing act performed by women juggling career and family, explored in her memoir, Plain-Speaking Jane. Breakfast includes a selection of mini pancakes, seasonal fruit, assorted muffins, and tea and [...]

Face to Face: Carmel Bird and Marion Halligan in conversation

By 12 October 2015

[ 22 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Long-time friends Marion and Carmel catch up to discuss life, literature and delve into Carmel’s new collection of short stories, My Hearts Are Your Hearts, and her new memoir, Fair Game. Find out what they are reading and writing, gossip about the world of writing, family life, and maybe even the state of the universe. 

When: Thursday 22 October
Time: 6pm
Where: National [...]

An Artists Odyssey: William Strutt

By 10 October 2015

[ 18 October 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] English artist William Strutt  came to Australia in 1850 and remained until 1862. Colonial Australia was a country so often imagined without a history, and Strutt had the ambitions to produce history painting. In seeking to reflect the development of a historical consciousness in Australia, he failed to find much of an audience, but was [...]

The Gallipoli Letter: 100 Years On

By 9 October 2015

[ 14 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Join Nat Williams, Claire Baddeley and artist Imants Tillers to discuss the letter that changed attitudes to Australia’s most famous military campaign and Tillers’ recent artistic response to it, Avenue of Remembrance, in the Australian War Memorial’s collection.
This talk marks 100 years since the Dardanelles Committee met in London to discuss Keith Murdoch’s letter to [...]

Riddledom with David Astle

By 9 October 2015

[ 12 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Join David Astle as he plunges into the realm of riddles. In his latest book,Riddledom: 101 Riddles and Their Stories, he uncovers stories, wordplay and linguistic deceptions from Pompeiian walls to Dothraki warriors, clay tablets to icy pole sticks. He asks the questions posed of our world since antiquity, unlocking culture one conundrum at a [...]

Five garage sales to visit this weekend (10 and 11 October)

By 9 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 10 October 2015 to 11 October 2015. ]

The early bird gets the worm, as they say, and this weekend you’ll want to be that early bird. Rise and shine on Saturday to grab a bargain with a broad selection of garage sales to choose from. We’ve listed five sales going on around the capital below, but there are a bunch more across [...]

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