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Feel-good Food and Fashion

By 1 July 2014
Feel-good Food and Fashion

[ 5 July 2014; 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Harsh winds and chilling temperatures won’t deter Canberra’s fashion pack from getting their retail fix this Saturday at the Hustle&Scout Twilight Markets.

In fact, the plummeting temperatures have inspired Hustle&Scout to create a unique partnership with Vinnies to help support their 2014 Winter Appeal.

Vinnies’ Night Patrol Volunteers will be onsite accepting cash donations as well as [...]

Celebration of 10 years of The Human Rights Act 2004

By 1 July 2014

[ 1 July 2014; 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. ] Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, will today discuss the development of human rights in the ACT as part of a celebration of 10 years of the Human Rights Act 2004.

The “Ten Years of the ACT Human Rights Act: Continuing the Dialogue” conference will be held in the Hedley Bull Building at the ANU. Mr Corbell will [...]

Understanding venom evolution as a guide for biodiscovery – Public Talk, Associate Professor Bryan Grieg Fry

By 30 June 2014

[ 1 July 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Since ancient times, humans have looked for medicines in some of the most unlikely places. Our next public lecture speaker Associate Professor Bryan Grieg Fry will explain how the toxic secretions of venomous animals can be studied to create lifesaving pharmaceutical drugs. After all, these toxins have evolved to attack specific biological targets and better [...]

A Three Course Comedy Bursting With Flavour

By 30 June 2014
A Three Course Comedy Bursting With Flavour

I will begin with a warning: Do not go to see this movie on an empty stomach!

Part visual love ode to food, part father/son redemption tale, Jon Favreau’s ‘Chef’ is a film that is very hard not to like.
Think ‘Rocky’ with a cooking knife.
Jon Favreau, director of studio blockbusters ‘Iron Man 1 & 2′, has [...]

“Mr McGee and the Biting Flea” – Patch Theatre (Review)

By 30 June 2014

Patch Theatre’s production of Mr McGee enraptured a theatre packed to the rafters with eight-year-olds and brought at least one grown-up (your reviewer) back to childhood.  Although from the grins I saw after the show I suspect the parents and guardians in the audience enjoyed the show just as much as I did.
“Mr McGee and [...]

ACT Older Persons Assembly – Tuggeranong Consultations

By 28 June 2014

[ 10 July 2014; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Hi,

The Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) has been advised by the ACT Government that it will be holding consultations in Tuggeranong in the lead up to the second ACT Older Persons Assembly to be held on 1 October 2014. Members of the public are invited to attend the community consultation forum to provide input into the [...]

Local delights in Galore

By 27 June 2014
Local delights in Galore

There was a strange excitement at settling in to watch Galore.  Written and directed by Rhys Graham, Galore is set and filmed in Canberra.  There are many things that go on in Canberra, be we don’t tend to see a great deal of films shot in and around our fair city.
For this Canberra girl who [...]

What’s on this weekend? 28th and 29th June 2014

By 27 June 2014
What's on this weekend? 28th and 29th June 2014

Friday I’ve got Friday on my mind! Here are a few things around town that might tickle your fancy this weekend. Add anything else you’ve got in the comments below.
Happy Weekend!
Saturday 28th June 10am-11.30am
Mount Stromlo Observatory Site Tour
Scope Mount Stromlo
Friday 27th June 7.30pm
ANU Poetry Jam
Street Theatre 1
Entry is free but bookings essential
Saturday [...]

King O’Malley’s playing host to the legendary wild child Angry Anderson

By 26 June 2014
King O'Malley's playing host to the legendary wild child Angry Anderson

[ 26 June 2014; 8:00 pm; ]

Tonight one of Canberra’s favourite live music venues, King O’Malley’s, plays host to the legendary wild child Angry Anderson of 80′s rock’n'roll band Rose Tattoo. Angry Anderson joins James Southwell (and his KILLER band) on a tour around Australia in the hopes of raising much needed funds for volunteer phone service Lifeline.

Tickets are $35 [...]

Frances O’Brien’s Dark Side of the Mind launching at Paperchain

By 26 June 2014
Frances O'Brien's Dark Side of the Mind launching at Paperchain

[ 5 July 2014; 3:00 pm; ]

Paoperchain is launching Frances O’Brien’s new book ‘Dark Side of the Mind’ Saturday 5 July at 2.45pm for 3.00pm.

This true story of John, a young schizophrenic man, the eldest of four boys, who grew up in Canberra at the time Walter Burley Griffin was designing the lake, in a happy home where he had fun, [...]

Fairytales by the campfire in ‘The Magic Hour’

By 25 June 2014
Fairytales by the campfire in 'The Magic Hour'

If you’re after a night of fairytales with a twist, The Magic Hour is for you. Ursula Yovich (Australia, Jindabyne, The Secret River, Redfern, The Gods of Wheat Street) plays a whole cast of characters, updated and dropped into bleak Australian life in this performance described as Little Red Riding Hood meets Trainspotting.
Prepare for [...]

How to Train Your Dragon 2

By 24 June 2014
How to Train Your Dragon 2

In 2010, How to Train Your Dragon successfully established a relationship with hyperactive introverts around the world, connecting through its protagonist, Hiccup.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 arrives four years later eager to reconnect with their previous audience – who in their early/mid teens now respond to their more physical form rather than the inevitable [...]

Pedal powered cinema!!

By 24 June 2014
Pedal powered cinema!!

[ 16 July 2014; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

The Canberra Environment Centre is holding a pedal powered screening of Canberra director Simon Cunich’s ‘Growing Change’, which documents his investigation into the food crisis of 2012 and subsequent travels to Venezuela to study the country’s rising food revolution.

We’re going to get cosy at the co-op with chai and muffins, and then talk about the [...]

Jimmy Pike and The Second Hand Salmon

By 23 June 2014
Jimmy Pike and The Second Hand Salmon

I got to Transit just in time to see Jimmy Pike, Aussie hip-hop artist, pacing between the bar and the stage, occasionally stopping to put his hood up, then back down, then up again.
The anticipation was starting to rise as it got closer to Jimmy’s set time, and I was keenly interested to see where [...]

“The Home Front” – The Street Theatre (Review)

By 23 June 2014

For a while, he seemed to be getting better.  He went through a lot in the war, he needed time to heal…  She knew it would be hard.  But now there are too many bruises – so many that she can’t hide them or laugh them off as clumsy accidents.  Her mother-in-law is brutally cold: [...]

Kids on the Screen

By 22 June 2014
Kids on the Screen

There’s a TV show premiering this Sunday night that I’m not looking forward to. In fact, I will do everything in my power to avoid it. It’s The Voice Kids.
Yes, I get that some of these pipsqueaks are probably somewhat talented, but I’m still not interested. Who among us are? I can’t imagine. Hopefully my [...]

The Truffle Festival

By 20 June 2014
The Truffle Festival

Get ready for a feast of truffles, entertainment and celebrity chefs. This year’s Truffle Festival kicks off tomorrow, 21 June.
Over 60 participating venues will be celebrating the local Black Truffle harvest with events ranging from gourmet degustation dinners, casual dishes at cafes and patisseries, wine and beer tastings, cooking classes and truffle hunts.
Festival [...]

What’s on this weekend? 21st and 22nd June 2014

By 20 June 2014
What's on this weekend?  21st and 22nd June 2014

Suddenly another weekend is upon us – rejoice! Here are a few things we’re aware of going on around town this weekend. Anything you’d like to add?
Baby & Kids Market
Saturday 21st June 9am-12noon
Exhibition Park, Mitchell
Why buy kids stuff new when you can get pre loved goods at bargain prices?
Skate in the City
Until 20th [...]

Light hearted Friday – Unicorns in Canberra

By 20 June 2014
Light hearted Friday - Unicorns in Canberra

Our friend ‘Sheep Groper’ sent in this photo with the attached comment:
So unicorns do exist… and may be rampaging through Civic. They seemed to have cleared the front of 64 Northbourne of smokers when I wandered past.
Looking forward to some unicorn sightings around town!

Beer and Beethoven

By 19 June 2014
Beer and Beethoven

During 1972 and 1978, I worked at the School of Music, and for the most part directly to the founding Director, Ernest Llewellyn CBE. He told me that the School was founded on the Julliard model, that is, to turn out degree qualified musicians of high quality who were also world quality platform musicians and [...]

Where’s the Ladies? Uninspiring Yum Cha at the Dumpling Inn

By 18 June 2014
Where's the Ladies? Uninspiring Yum Cha at the Dumpling Inn

We usually have our reviews written within 24 hours of our dining experience. It’s now day 4 since our Dumpling Inn experience and none of us are fighting to get to the laptop.
On Saturday we checked out Yum Cha at the Dumpling Inn, Jamison. We thought we would wade into the debate on where to [...]

The Rover – Australian road movie that runs out of gas

By 17 June 2014
The Rover - Australian road movie that runs out of gas

Fresh off its midnight screening in Cannes, The Rover, is a psychological crime drama that leads us into a world of random encounters while engulfing us in the minds of the star actors.
This futuristic western is set ten years after the global economy has collapsed. The rich mineral resources of Australia now attract outsiders, and [...]

Nominations for ACT Book of the Year Award

By 17 June 2014

Canberra writers are encouraged to nominate their works for the 2014 ACT Book of the Year Award, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch said today.
The $10,000 prize is open to ACT writers who have had a contemporary work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry published in the 2013 calendar year.
“The ACT is home to many excellent [...]

PHOTOWALK Canberra is on Sunday 22nd

By 17 June 2014
PHOTOWALK Canberra is on Sunday 22nd

[ 22 June 2014; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]

Hi guys,

Have decided to try the National Arboretum again (3rd time lucky!). As you may remember the first time there were fee issues (all resolved) and the second time it poured rain!

So this time I hope we are lucky. The grounds are open until 5.30pm so I am suggesting 3-5pm to get the last [...]

Dessert Fit For A King

By 16 June 2014
Dessert Fit For A King

Canberra’s newest casual eatery, Dessert Castle, opens its doors to the public today.
The owners have spent the better part of a year creating a themed venue that lives up to its regal namesake, with stone walls, chandeliers, creeping ivy and an archway leading into the seating area.
The menu is extensive; with co-founder Chuan Wong explaining [...]

“Henry V” – Bell Shakespeare (Review)

By 16 June 2014

“In little room confining mighty men” – Bell Shakespeare’s new production of Henry V (helmed by Damien Ryan as director) presents us with a classroom of energetic students performing the play to each other and challenges us to engage our imaginations to make the play come to life.  As the Chorus (presented here as the [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League Home Season

By 13 June 2014
Canberra Roller Derby League Home Season

[ 28 June 2014; 3:00 pm; ] Come one, come all, as Canberra Roller Derby heralds the beginning of the 2014 home season.

In a big new play, the CRDL is kicking off their epic 2014 season with a massive double header. Starting at 3pm, the Brindabelters take on the Surly Griffins then at 6:15, the Black ‘n’ Bluebelles and the Red Bellied [...]

What’s on this weekend? 14th and 15th June 2014

By 13 June 2014
What's on this weekend? 14th and 15th June 2014

Rejoice – the weekend is nearly upon us once again (the short week has helped to speed this along). Here are a couple of our picks for the weekend. Add your thoughts below.
Sunday 15th June
Kids in the Shed
Old Bus Depot Markets
“Find your inner child or just enjoy this family day out for children, [...]

National Portrait Gallery Dance Off – Round 3!

By 12 June 2014
National Portrait Gallery Dance Off - Round 3!

News is in! The National Portrait Gallery were triumphant over New Zealand’s Otago Museum and are now into the third round of the international Museum Dance-off. The NPG, who are the only Australian entrant, took Trans-Tasman glory last week thanks to your support, and finished the day with 65% of total votes. Today, the NPG [...]

Cheap eats series 1 – The Coffee Grounds ANU

By 11 June 2014
Cheap eats series 1 - The Coffee Grounds ANU

A mate asked me to meet him at the ANU as he wanted me to try out the campus café, The Coffee Grounds. I must admit that I did not have high expectations of a café on a university campus as I had envisioned being surrounded by students and eating boring food in a daggy [...]

COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Annual Winter Concert 2014

By 11 June 2014
COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Annual Winter Concert 2014

[ 15 June 2014; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ]

The COZMO Ensemble and COZYMO Learning Group warmly invite family, friends and members of the public to come along to our hugely enjoyable Annual Winter Concert.

Come and enjoy a beautiful program of music played by COZMO and our Learning Group COZYMO!

COZMO will present a range of delightful music from the Baroque period to [...]

Twitter Cabinet – Fingers at the ready 7pm tonight

By 10 June 2014

Katy Gallagher will join the other ACT Government ministers at 7pm tonight for the seventh annual ACT Virtual Community Cabinet.
Otherwise known as ‘Twitter Cabinet’, the ministers will gather in the cabinet room to answer real time questions from members of the community about what issues are important to them.
Use #actvcc to join or follow [...]

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