[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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. [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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.
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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. [...]
[ 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.
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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
Where: National [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]