Fancy knowing a bit more about the Arctic? Well Matthew Higgins is a “historian, writer and outdoors person” and would like to take you on a trip there, but not a real one. The kind where you go listen to a talk at the CSIRO Discovery Centre.
It’s happening on the 11th May at it sounds [...]
Pop the Pop 2013 has just put out a poster with an updated lineup, get amongst it.
POP the POT!
A Celebration of Local Music!
Rock on up to the Pot this Saturday for an incredible line up of (almost exclusively) local talent including Holly Rose, Daz jamieson, Marc Robertson, Pete Akhurst, Fires in July, Little Mac and [...]
The theme for this the 30th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is “30 Years in Solidarity”.
The 30th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial at the National Gallery of Australia 6.00pm – 7.00pm on Sunday 19th May.
The event is to honour, support and advocate for those affected by HIV – Friends, Family, Colleagues and the community. Please [...]
[ 23 May, 2013; 7:00 pm; ]
Carpe Diem’s exciting first event is titled Seize the Day Movement, developed in proud support of the Because I Am a Girl Campaign. Carpe Diem will be uniting Canberra’s finest performers & sports talents with the support of select interstate acts, for a one night special event. Seize the Day Movement will showcase talent, entertain and inspire, [...]
[ 11 May, 2013; 1:00 pm; ]
Shifty’s Skatestore and Skateboarding Australias ACT Hub are running a Game of SKATE at Tuggeranong this Saturday at 1pm.
Shifty’s vouchers and gear up for grabs!
Come along and check it out!
Canberra electronic maestros The Aston Shuffle are spreading their wings according to The Music:
Canberra house music duo The Aston Shuffle are in with a chance of being the next big Aussie electro acts to crack the international EDM scene as they announce they have signed two major deals for international territories recently.
In the UK [...]
[ 29 May, 2013 to 1 June, 2013. ] The Major Minor Party is a new theatre show that examines the minor parties that make up our political landscape.
Commissioned for Canberra’s Centenary, the highly entertaining and thought provoking world premiere of version 1.0’s The Major Minor Party, opens at The Playhouse from 29 May to 1 June.
The Major Minor Party explores the realm of [...]
Unearthed Review? I hardly know her!
Some days intros do not come easily.
Today my magic RNG gave me the number 1, so today we listen to Thunder Bus.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
We made a bus out of cardboard and we named it “Thunder Bus”
Here’s what I have to say about them:
They’re not very [...]
[ 10 May, 2013; 7:00 pm; ]
This just in:
This Friday at the Pot, the incredible voice of Jenny Sawer (Freya’s Rain, Ultraviolet), Tim Martin Sinclair and the Gaps (driving raunchy blues based rock), and some other plodders called the Feldons who seemingly just drink and abuse the audience, oh, and play some pretty catchy original mod pop tunes.
A fiver [...]
The Canberra International Film Festival have announced their new supremo will be Lex Lindsay.
The Canberra International Film Festival (CIFF) has announced the appointment of its new Artistic Director, Lex Lindsay.
Lex has established festivals and curated cinema programs across Australia: from Byron Bay to Hobart, Katoomba to Alice Springs, and from Dubbo to a Sydney Harbour [...]
Time for another Unearthed Review.
Booting up the old RNG, I get a 15. 15 means KNIGHT~HAMMER.
I went to their page, their band image was broken, they listed themselves as Metal/Rock, their intro was almost non-existent. I readied myself for a whole lot of messy guitar noise with some talent-less roaring over the top.
I got [...]
[ 8 May, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Daryl Braithwaite fans, hold onto your seats, the man will be riding on into Canberra (possibly on a horse) to perform as a part of the Apia Time of My Life Tour.
Does anyone know who any of the other guys on this list are?
Bah! Doesn’t matter right? BRAITHWAITE! WOO!!
The Apia Time of My Life Tour [...]
Fashfest has finished, but fear not fans of the fabulous for we have photos!
Rioter MartyO has sent us an amazing stack of absolutely brilliant photos of the event, check them out:
Special bonus media!
Here’s a video of the final night. It does go for an hour a half, so make sure you’re comfy before hitting play:
[ 9 May, 2013 to 11 May, 2013. ] .
[ 17 May, 2013; 6:30 pm; ]
The Abbey and the Sass and Tease Collective present Jay Gatsby Requests, a night of dancing girls, drunken writers, and of course music.
Jay Gatsby Requests is a new show created by a collection of Canberra’s finest burlesque performers, and features those loveable lads Moochers Inc.
I want to give a really BAD party. I mean it. [...]
[ 27 July, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
Lifeline Canberra are throwing on a bit of a shindig this July containing some great ACTs performing for a good cause.
LIFELINE CANBERRA INVITES YOU TO A NIGHT OF VINTAGE GLAMOUR
- FEDERATION BALLROOM, HYATT HOTEL -
YOUR TICKET INCLUDES
Pre-dinner drinks and canapés, a sumptuous three course dinner
designed by the Hyatt Executive Chef
with beverages and a number [...]
[ 5 May, 2013; 9:30 am; 9:30 am; ] This Sunday (5th May) at the Cotter Catchment Restoration Celebration you can go plant some trees.
That seems like a lovely enough way to spend a Sunday, but to make the deal even sweeter, The Cashews will be playing, followed by the Burley Griffin and the Lavers!
Tree planting (yes, this could be you!) starts at 9.30am.
In “not exactly local news but cool anyway news” The Royal Academy of Arts in the UK has announced that it will be presenting an exhibition called Australia. Australia is a collection of Australian works, spanning over 200 years and feature over 200 works.
These works are being supplied by our National Gallery here in Canberra.
The Centenary weekend rundown:
Friday 3 May:
- Fashfest @ Canberra Airport, 7pm
- Curator Talk – Christopher Vernon @ National Library of Australia, 12:30pm-1:30pm
- 100+100 Shining the Light Exhibition 2: Canberra Architecture in the Making, Walt & Mazz: a Centenary Pop-Up, various locations
- Coming Home Soon by Alana Valentine @ Lieder Theatre, Goulburn (until 11 May)
Saturday 4 May:
- Fashfest @ Canberra Airport, [...]
[ 5 May, 2013; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
The George Harcourt Inn is inviting the punters down to help choose their wine list.
We think this is an excellent approach!
Canberra’s multi-award winning pub, The George Harcourt Inn, is taking customer participation to a whole new level, inviting patrons to “Unvined” and choose their own wine list during a “grape” day of wine and song [...]
Unearthed Reviews 2.0 delivers it’s next update.
Today the random number generator told me 18, which means I’m reviewing DRAGONSHEAD.
It’s probably supposed to be Dragon’s Head, but I can’t help but read it Dragon Shead. I’m aware a ‘shead’ isn’t actually a thing, but I can’t help but see it.
In my head it’s pronounced ‘Dragon [...]
[ 8 May, 2013; 6:00 pm; ] The BCS Gallery are holding a silent auction to help raise funds so they can continue their fantastic community driven exhibitions.
You should probably check it out.
Over the years gallery@bcs has developed a number of community driven exhibition series designed to provide opportunities for disadvantaged or emerging artists to exhibit their work where they may have [...]
[ 3 May, 2013 to 5 May, 2013. ]
That’s not a thing, but weekends are!
Let’s see what going on during this particular weekend.
As always leave your suggestions in the comments.
Having finished my epic task of reviewing each and every ACT band with a drum on the Unearthed site, we needed to find a new direction for Unearthed Reviews to go.
This is what we have came up with.
I went through the listing of ACT artists and selected a short list of bands to review. Whenever [...]
[ 3 June, 2013 to 5 June, 2013. ] Word reaches us that the Human Rights and Arts Film Festival is coming back:
The sixth Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will open in Canberra on Monday 3 June with the highly anticipated documentary In the Shadow of the Sun – the debut feature by British filmmaker Harry Freeland which looks at the harrowing [...]
Dan from Strangehours was our man inside Groovin’ The Moo on Sunday and he’s sent in a slew of great photos for your enjoyment.
Looks like a hell of a party.
Enjoy the slideshow:
[ 3 May, 2013 to 5 May, 2013. ]
This weekend Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute will be appearing at The Albert hall for three shows only.
Pack a picnic supper – anything from a plate of simple canapés to an elaborate eight-course banquet – to share at candlelit tables before the show. All shows are BYO beverages – just make sure you pack your [...]
Johnboy asked you to send is photos of the price boards at various petrol stations so we can keep track of ‘what costs what where’ and we’ve started getting out first batch sent in.
If you’re at a petrol station in the morning Rioters send us a photo of the price board to email@example.com.
Also if you’re [...]
DISH@Oatley is inviting everyone to a Free Friday Funday event.
* What’s happening?: using found and gathered materials including: sticks, plant fibre, fabric, yarn etc, make a bush doll, wrapped, tied, stitched and decorated as you wish…
* Finished dolls [...]
[ 26 May, 2013; 9:00 am; 9:00 am; ]
Tired of staying home on a Friday night with only your green thumb to keep you company? Fancy spreading some seeds? Well Speed Planting may be just the event for you.
Are you single in Canberra looking to meet new people, make new friends or even looking for romance? ACT Landcare, in partnership with [...]
Hannah has sent in this touching effort on the part of the local wildlife to heal the drunken damage to public art.
It’s good to see On The Staircase make it to three!
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to firstname.lastname@example.org .
[ 1 May, 2013 to 31 May, 2013. ] This just in:
Thursday 2nd 9pm
Saturday 4th 9:30pm
Gilded Palace of Sin
Monday 6th 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Nyte Mare (The Murder Magician)
Tuesday 7th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Thursday 9th 9pm
Saturday 11th 9:30pm
Monday 13th 8pm
2XX Local n Live Present The Bootleg Sessions
Tuesday 14th 7:30pm
Trivia and [...]