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What’s on this weekend? 10th and 11th January 2015

By 9 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I’ll bet there are more than a few Canberrans (i.e. anyone who returned to work this week after the Christmas break) looking forward to this weekend with particular enthusiasm.
We’re in for a slightly damp weekend, with rain predicted for both days. That said, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep both you and the [...]

Canberra Food & Wine Expo 2015

By 9 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 20 February 2015 at 12:00 pm; 21 February 2015 at 10:00 am; 22 February 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

The Canberra Food and Wine Expo is an annual three-day event dedicated to celebrity chefs, food and wine, cheese, cocktails and everything gourmet. The show houses over 100 local and national exhibitors, including wine makers, distributors, gourmet restaurants, coffee, chocolate and tea.

Sample food and wine in the appreciation area, watch celebrity chefs create recipes from [...]

Bucky’s Budweiser Birthday Bash

By 8 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 10 January 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] It’s on again! – Bucky’s Budweiser Birthday Bash.

Special guest for the night will be the sensational Pugsley Buzzard, who has dazzled and delighted audiences all over the world, from the smoky jazz cellars of Berlin to downtown New Orleans – the womb of the blues. His unique blend of dark hoodoo blues, good time rollicking [...]

AFC Asian Cup Australia: Korea vs. Oman

By 8 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 10 January 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]

Asia’s biggest football tournament, the AFC Asian Cup, is coming to Australia in January. Canberra will host seven games, including a quarter final, with the rest of the 25 matches divided between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle.

The first Asian Cup game to be played in Canberra will be Korea Republic versus Oman at Canberra Stadium this [...]

Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play

By 8 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 10 January 2015 at 10:00 am; 10 January 2015 at 12:30 pm; 11 January 2015 at 10:00 am; 11 January 2015 at 12:30 pm; ] Charlie & Lola’s Extremely New Play is the sequel to Charlie & Lola’s Best Bestest Play, which sold out throughout Australia in 2012.

Enter a wonderful journey through the seasons as the stars of the hit ABC & BBC TV series and books by Lauren Child are brought to life by a magical mix of puppetry, [...]

Challenge yourself in one of Canberra’s obstacle course events

By 8 January 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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As 2015 clicked over, my email inbox started filling up with messages on obstacle course events I should make it my new year’s resolution to sign up to.
There are so many of them out there these days – and they can be on the expensive side, but most of them also support a charity through [...]

Kim Churchill at The Abbey, 16 Jan

By 7 January 2015
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[ 16 January 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra born and Merimbula raised singer/songwriter Kim Churchill returns to the nation’s capital to promote his new single, Single Spark, which is also the opening track from his Silence/Win album, released last year.

Kim is a multi-instrumentalist renowned for his deft guitar work. At only 24 years old, he has opened for both Billy Bragg and [...]

UC Capitals take on West Coast this Friday

By 7 January 2015
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[ 9 January 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

The University of Canberra Capitals take on the West Coast Waves this Friday evening (9 January 2015) at the AIS Arena.

As seven-time Women’s National Basketball League Champions (and the most successful sporting team in ACT sporting history), the UC Capitals are fierce competitors whose speed, strength and athletic finesse will keep everyone on the edge [...]

New Years Eve in Canberra

By 30 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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They say how you spend your New Years Eve is how you will spend the new year, so here’s a few Canberra venues that are throwing New Years parties to help you dance your way into the best new year yet.
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Party like it’s 1923 at Molly’s first Gatsby themed New Years event. Tickets are on [...]

In the Spirit of Banjo – New book by Tim the Yowie Man

By 25 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Waxing lyrical about everything from the windswept rocky crags of the high country to ghost hunting at the Bredbo Inn, Tim the Yowie Man is certainly not your average travel writer.
Tim is also a well-known Canberra identity, mystery investigator, sometime radio host, history and ghost tour guide and the National Museum of Australia’s resident cryptonaturalist.
In [...]

Boxing Day Movie Releases

By 25 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Boxing Day, the day after Christmas where you have stuffed your face the entire day before and are in a food coma for the next week. I personally hate hitting the shops and fighting the crowds on Boxing Day, and I am still way to full and lazy from the day before. My favourite Boxing [...]

No family, no friends? What to do in Canberra if you’re a Christmas orphan

By 23 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Thinking at the time that it wouldn’t be so bad, I volunteered to be on call for work from Christmas Eve until December 29 – meaning I have to stay within half an hour of the office just in case something happens. As my colleagues count down the days until they finish work for the [...]

Review: when poetry becomes music

By 22 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Ex-Canberra theatre teacher’s Ernie Glass’ Tales of Ordinary Madness and T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land presented by Mad As Productions.
A young and vibrant Cassie Brizzi from country Victoria leapt lightly upon the stage of Canberra’s Smith’s Alternative for what was a great night of theatre. A monologue devised by well-known theatre teacher Ernie Glass, Brizzi [...]

New Summer Music Camp for Kids

By 18 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 12 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 13 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 14 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 15 January 2015 at 9:30 am; ] Hi All,

I am running a Summer workshop for children ages 10 – 15. From Monday January 12th – Thursday January 15th 2015.

It will be a small workshop. 5 Spots ONLY. It will be 4 half days of singing, guitar playing and song writing. 

We’ll do lots of group work, writing lyrics, learning to improvise with our voices, [...]

City Walk comes alive with Christmas Markets both day and night

By 18 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

With 10 market stalls starting at 9am today (Thursday 18 December), this festive hustle and bustle of activity on City Walk near Garema Place is another reason to be in Canberra’s CBD this December.
Everybody loves a good market, especially at Christmas. During the day come and support five of our local charities at the Christmas [...]

Venture out after dark for Enlighten 2015

By 16 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Enlighten will breathe light, colour and movement into Canberra after dark from 27 February to 7 March with a world-class program of events including two Australian premieres.
Now in its fifth year, Enlighten will transform the Parliamentary Triangle into a dazzling arts precinct featuring free entertainment and the event’s trademark architectural projections, which will illuminate six [...]

Canberra’s best Christmas lights

By 16 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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When I was growing up, most houses in my waterside suburb on the Central Coast got into Christmas lights – whether it be one or two strings across their guttering, or a full blown lights show where there was so much going on you didn’t know where to look. I’ve noticed that Canberrans don’t really [...]

UNWRAP ME; Kirsty Budding – the art of charity

By 16 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 18 December 2014 at 8:00 pm; 19 December 2014 at 7:30 pm; 20 December 2014 at 2:00 pm; 20 December 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]

It’s well said that the true measure of a humane society is how well it treats its most vulnerable. For me, just as true is the idea that humanity’s narrative and values are central to the arts. After meeting with Canberra’s Kirsty Budding, it is clear that she not only combines these ideals in her [...]

Meet Julia Gillard at Paperchain

By 15 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 23 December 2014 at 2:00 pm; ]

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be signing copies of her book My Story on Tuesday December 23 between 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Paperchain.

‘I was prime minister for three years and three days. Three years and three days of resilience. Three years and three days of changing the nation. Three years and three days for [...]

OUT NOW: Burner Collective Volume Ten (Various Artists)

By 14 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A recent collaboration between 29 of Canberra’s best up-and-coming electronic artists has resulted in the free CD “Burner Collective X”,  released at the beginning of December 2014.
There are 29 songs varying in genre from future hip-hop, deep techno and trap all the way through to dark dubstep and psychedelic trance.
The album is a free download [...]

Room 15 hosts December Blues Jam

By 12 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 21 December 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Host band for the annual Christmas Party Blues Jam is Room 15 featuring Bailey Judd on Lead Guitar & Vocals, Lachlan Phelps on Bass & John Vassallo on Drums. This young hotshot band from Goulburn will have you on your feet in no time.

There’ll also be a guest appearance of the re-formed Groove Kings [...]

Canberra elevated to another level

By 12 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The first Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Canberra will open its doors on Friday, 12th of December allowing residents of the ACT to defy gravity. The $2.5 million trampoline park, which occupies 1800m2 of Westfield Belconnen, is taking trampoline parks to another level.
Sky Zone Belconnen will be the first trampoline park in Australia to [...]

The camels are back in town… from Friday!

By 11 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Christmas in the City has been a huge success so far with the Sids & Kids ACT Christmas lights in the City showcasing an incredible 1,194,380 lights to break the Guinness World Record™ for the Largest LED Light Image Display in the World.
Flip Out in the City has also been busy with lots of bouncing [...]

Desert town?

By 11 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Well Canberra we are winding down to the end of the year and from what I hear, Canberra is about to become a ghost town. The tribes of workers itching for the end of year break to get home to their families and loved ones. I’ve heard many a story that basically half of Canberra [...]

Here’s your chance to discover Canberra’s long lost native animals

By 10 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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There are just a couple of spots left on the Twilight Tour at Mulligans Flat this Friday night, now is your chance to see the illusive bettongs, curlews and sugar gliders in their natural habitat.
Tours run for about 2.5 hours over twilight and into the evening, giving participants a unique opportunity to see the beautiful woodland and [...]

Judith Lucy returns to Canberra

By 10 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 14 March 2015 at 7:30 pm; 15 March 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Judith is back on stage with her first new solo show since 2012 and the good news is that her last year really sucked.

A truly awful year for Judith always leads to a great show for her fans and 2014 was magnificently terrible. Think death and early menopause and you’ll be in the ballpark. [...]

M16 Artspace 2014 Drawing Prize

By 8 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The M16 Artspace Drawing Prize once again pushes the bounds of ‘what is drawing’. This annual prize has been running since 2006 and continues to grow in quality, volume and boldness. An enthusiastic crowd of artists and art lovers came to the opening on Friday 5 December to find out who won the M16 Artspace [...]

Canberra – extraordinary talent

By 8 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 13 December 2014 at 5:00 pm; 14 December 2014 at 7:30 pm; 16 December 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]

A genius of the twentieth century, two virtuosos, a young talent, and a heart-breaking memory. Where do I begin?

Cellist David Pereira and scholarly theatre maker Julian Lamb have joined forces to bring one of the most extraordinarily difficult literary works to life on the stage: T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land – to be performed at [...]

Snap up a free ticket in time for Christmas

By 6 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ActewAGL is offering its customers one complimentary ticket per household to the National Gallery of Australia summer blockbuster exhibition James Turrell: A Retrospective for use across the weekend of 20 and 21 December.
ActewAGL is the Principal Exhibition Partner and Director Marketing and Corporate Affairs Paul Walshe said “James Turrell: A Retrospective is a spectacular exhibition [...]

CELL BLOCK 69 – ANU Bar Sat 20th Dec – Xmas with Corey

By 4 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 20 December 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]

Following the totally awesome reinvention of Corey last year, Cell Block 69 are back to prove yet again, why they are number one – or at least why they should have been number one anyway.

Cell Block 69 are survivors. Sticks and tricks man Corey RoKK SiXXXxxXXX has only one original limb after a series of [...]

The Symphonic Sound of Christmas

By 4 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 6 December 2014 at 2:00 pm; 6 December 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]

Hear the world’s most loved songs performed live by a full-scale orchestra in a celebration of Christmas and community.

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas concert, A CSO Christmas, will transform Llewellyn Hall into a winter wonderland in a program that features a mix of modern and traditional Christmas songs.

A CSO Christmas will feature acclaimed conductor Timothy Sexton, [...]

Shop local this Christmas

By 3 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Do you want to help a local Canberran this Christmas? You have the power to support Canberran designers, craftsmen and producers by buying from small local business this festive season. If you don’t quite know how you might do that, here are three examples of places you can do some great gift shopping.

The Capital Region [...]

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