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Local leaders – Sean Davey

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For Canberra freelance photographer Sean Davey, the secret to taking a good photograph doesn’t lie in nailing technical aspects such as exposure or composition, but rather in developing good relationships.
“Photography means constantly dealing with people. If you’re good with people, you’ll be a good photographer. So much of photography is personal interaction and making people [...]

Book launch – Turning Point by Don Aitkin

By 19 May 2015

[ 27 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Please join us for the launch of Turning Point by Don Aitkin. The book will be launched by Professor Satendra Nandan.
In 1977, Angus & Robertson, then the grandfather of Australian publishers, brought out a novel by a young professor at Macquarie University, Don Aitkin, well known as a political scientist, an election-night and political commentator [...]

Community film event -The Mask You Live In

By 18 May 2015

[ 3 June 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Canberra business will present a screening of the documentary The Mask You Live In at Dendy Cinemas on Wednesday 3 June at 6pm.

This community event is a proactive catalyst for awareness and action tackling issues such as male violence, addictions, depression and suicide.

The film is a documentary examining masculinity in our modern world, questioning how our [...]

Belconnen Arts Centre launches Pozible funding campaign


Want to transform Belconnen Arts Centre into the creative hub of North West Canberra?
The Belconnen Arts Centre has received funding of $8000 from Creative Partnerships Australia, which is dependent on Belconnen Arts Centre separately raising $8000. Essentially every donation you make as part of this Pozible campaign will be doubled.
If you donate ten dollars – that [...]

In pictures: FASHFEST 2015


The FASHFEST runway shows are over for another year, and what a year it has been!
Starting with the model castings, the announcement of the two faces of FASHFEST and the change of venue, this has been a time of growth and experimentation for the annual event.
The convention centre welcomed us through the doors from Wednesday [...]

Photography competition: Australian rock star (photos) wanted

By 15 May 2015

[ 15 April 2015 10:00 am to 1 September 2015 5:00 pm. ]

Geoscience Australia is on the look-out for photos with rock-star qualities, with entries now open for the 2015 Top GeoShot photographic competition.

The theme for this year’s competition is “Rock Stars”. Entry to the Top GeoShot competition is open to all members of the Australian public and we encourage everyone to start taking photos that capture [...]

Simon Corbell to address North Canberra Community Council


[ 19 May 2015 at 8:15 pm; ] Deputy Chief Minister Simon Corbell will address the North Canberra Community Council on Tuesday 19 May 2015. 

Minister Corbell will discuss Canberra’s progress toward sustainability, including renewable energy policies, energy efficiency policies and the Capital Metro project.

The Community Council has asked the Deputy Chief Minister to respond to the following questions:

How does the Government plan to meet [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (16th and 17th May 2015)


[ 16 May 2015 to 17 May 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Kambah, Kaleen, Banks, Belconnen, Isaacs, Franklin, Theodore, Jerrabomberra, Gordon, Hughes, Monash, Forde, Chisholm, Queanbeyan and Watson. Happy Friday!
Saturday 16 May
20 Mackay Crescent Kambah
7.30am to 11am
Kitchen ware, white goods, furniture, children’s furniture, exercise equipment, cook books, sports gear and more. View items.
14 Deacon Close Chisholm
7.30am to 12.30pm
Shelves, furniture, Lego, toys, [...]

Free workshops at Tuggeranong Arts Centre

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[ 16 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 23 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 30 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 6 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 13 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 20 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 27 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]

For the first time in its 15-year history, Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s Messengers program is offering free Saturday workshops for young people (aged 13 to 18).

From Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s media release:

Artists Houl, Smalls, Polly and Sayan & Libby team up to present Bringing the Streets to Tuggeranong Arts Centre on Saturday afternoons in May and June.

The [...]

Comedy – LOLPol with Danny Bensley

By 14 May 2015

[ 21 May 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Danny Bensley was a RAW Comedy crowd member and winner of the participation award in Year Three mathematics. He has since bumbled through his life with little to no idea of what the hell he is doing. What whacky adventure he gets himself into next?

Supported by Wunderkinder; Simon Bower, Bill Benson, Andrew Bensley and James [...]

FASHFEST 2015 hits the Convention Centre


FASHFEST is back and bigger than ever, kicking off for its third year last night.
Unlike previous years where the four-night event was held at the Canberra International Airport, this year guests are being treated to an extravagant experience at the National Convention Centre. The foyer and catwalk space are decked out with gossamer curtains, multiple [...]

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (16 and 17 May 2015)

By 14 May 2015

[ 16 May 2015 to 17 May 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include Fashfest, Transit Bar’s ninth birthday celebrations and an x-rated science night for adults at Questacon. What are your plans?

1. Fashfest, Wednesday 13 May to Saturday 16 May
Canberra’s largest annual red carpet fashion event, Fashfest, kicked off earlier this week and continues until Saturday evening. This year, over 30 fashion designers will launch [...]

Five Fabulous Tenors, Albert Hall

By 12 May 2015
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[ 22 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; 23 May 2015 at 5:30 pm; 24 May 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Carl Rafferty has assembled a cast of fabulous tenors, and they’re going to take you on a thrilling journey through all of the great songs that make tenors the most popular and exciting of all singers. You’ll hear these fantastic singers in wonderful acoustic and beautiful setting of Canberra’s historic Albert Hall. You’ll be thrilled [...]

Massive MMA fight night featuring 2 x women’s fights

By 11 May 2015

[ 23 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

The BRACE 2015 Australian MMA Championship continues in the nation’s capital on Saturday 23 May.

Live from the AIS Arena, BRACE will bring a night of explosive mixed martial arts action. Secure your tickets now for a night of dynamic sports entertainment and you will witness Australia’s best fighters battle it out in the cage.

BRACE 34 [...]

Behind the scenes of Fashfest 2015


In February I shared my experience attending the 2015 Fashfest model casting. At the time, I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to be selected. To my surprise, I received an email two weeks later, congratulating me on being selected from over 300 hopefuls as a 2015 Fashfest model.
With Fashfest kicking off this week, here’s a [...]

Free Mother’s Day festival in the City this Sunday!

By 9 May 2015

If a day of free beauty pampering, gourmet food tasting, live music, dance and cycling events plus entertainment for the kids sounds good, then we have a great event for you!
This Mother’s Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community!
Event: Mother’s Day on the shareway
Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street  to Akuna [...]

Free legal advice on wills

By 8 May 2015

[ 13 May 2015 at 11:00 am; 14 May 2015 at 11:45 am; ] The President of the Law Society of the ACT, Martin Hockridge, has today announced free advice sessions on wills and powers of attorney that will be run as part of ACT Law Week.

“Many people either don’t realise how important it is to have a will, or they think they can leave it until later,” said [...]

What’s on this weekend? 9th and 10th May 2015

By 7 May 2015

[ 9 May 2015 to 10 May 2015. ]

This weekend’s highlights include Mother’s Day festivities (if you’re still looking for somewhere to treat Mum, our Mother’s Day guide has you covered), a Raiders home game and the final performances of Le Noir – The Dark Side of Cirque at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

As always, let us know what else is happening in Canberra over [...]

The Mighty Bluzicians host May Blues Jam

By 6 May 2015
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[ 17 May 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

The Mighty Bluzicians was formed when some of the best rock & blues musicians in Canberra came together 12 years ago with a dedication to musicianship & love of blues. Feel the passion of Rick Bamford – guitar, slide and vocals, Dean Edgecombe – bass guitar and vocals, Gavin “Larry Spoons” Kelly – drums, percussion [...]

Share your ideas on improving Tuggeranong


[ 9 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]

Community Brainstorming session, Saturday 9 May

Tuggeranong Action Group (TAG) is a new grassroots organisation established to advocate and represent the interests of the Tuggeranong Valley. We are proud to live in Tuggeranong, and aim to get locals more actively involved in the decisions affecting our community.

Last fortnight, TAG held two public information sessions to tell [...]

Warren Miller’s 65th ski and snowboard film

By 5 May 2015

[ 31 May 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

Introducing Warren Miller’s highly anticipated 65th ski and snowboard film. Take a journey with Warren Miller to the deepest of destinations, from beneath the blankets of powder in Niseko, Japan to the top of Greece’s Mount Olympus, and the edge of Alaska’s Chugach.

Showing one night only on Sunday 31 May at 5.00pm, Warren Miller’s ‘No Turning [...]

Tempo Theatre Spider Web fundraiser

By 5 May 2015
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[ 14 March 2015 7:30 pm to 8 May 2015 9:30 pm. ]

Come and preview Agatha Christie’s Spider Web put on by the talented Tempo Theatre to raise funds for Communities@Work Social Programs. There will be refreshments and raffles with fabulous prizes. Tickets are $35 each.  We look forward to seeing you there.

If you can’t join us on the 14th, you can still catch the show from [...]

Mother’s Day on the shareway

By 4 May 2015

[ 10 May 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
This Mother’s Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community.
Event: Mother’s Day on the shareway
Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street  to Akuna Street
When:  Sunday 10 May 2015
Time: 11 am until 3 pm
Make this Mother’s Day one to remember at a fun-filled street festival for all mothers, and those who love them, with entertainment and activities [...]

Event: Ammonia – The clean renewable fuel for the future?

By 4 May 2015

[ 7 May 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] This presentation by Bryan Furnass is hosted by the Frank Fenner Foundation – all are welcome.

Almost all climate scientists are convinced that the main cause of global heating and climate disruption is the prodigious combustion of hydrocarbons over the past century, with anthropogenic pollution with greenhouse gases causing grave threats to biodiversity, food security and [...]

A Passion for Peace festival

By 30 April 2015
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[ 27 April 2015 6:00 pm to 2 May 2015 6:00 pm. ] Chorus of Women is presenting a five-day Festival for Peace featuring music, public forums, conversations, a one-day workshop hosted by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom on the theme ‘Women’s Power to Stop War, storytelling for children, schools events, displays and more.

The festival is inspired by over 1200 women from 12 warring [...]

Tuggeranong Community Council Meeting, 5 May 2015

By 30 April 2015

[ 5 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] The next Tuggeranong Community Council general meeting will be held on Tuesday 5 May 2015. Guest speakers will include:

Lynette Marsh from the Asbestos Task Force who will speak on the impact of asbestos in homes in Canberra
Tristan Yeats from GHD will talk on the latest plans for Ashley Drive.

The meeting will commence at 7.30pm and will [...]

Road trip from Canberra: Corin Forest region

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This week’s road trip suggestion is only an hour from Civic (and of course closer for southside residents), which means you’ll have more time to relax and enjoy the surroundings or suggested activities.
Driving through the southern suburbs of Canberra, and out into the national parks, you’ll find the Corin Forest Mountain Retreat, located at 1268 Corin Road [...]

What’s on this weekend? 2nd and 3rd May 2015

By 30 April 2015

Early morning raves, Gregorian chants and speed dating are just a few of this weekend’s highlights. Let us know what we’ve missed in the comments.
Sports/outdoor activities

See the Brumbies take on the Waratahs at GIO Stadium on Friday. Kick off is at 7.40pm.
Join Kayakcameraman Paul Jurak and Hilary Wardhaugh for #PhotowalkCanberra Afloat! Meeting at 5.30am on Saturday, the [...]

Start playing blues harmonica

By 29 April 2015

[ 7 June 2015; ]

Do you nurse a burning desire to pick up a harmonica and play some wailing blues riffs?

Here’s your chance. Tony ‘Mouth from the South’ Maguire is holding a half-day beginners’ workshop at the Statesman Hotel in Curtin on Sunday June 7.

Tony (pictured) promises he’ll get you playing tasty-sounding riffs within the first 15 minutes on his song Spearfishin’ [...]

Local leaders – Benjamin Shine

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Artist and designer Benjamin Shine hasn’t had much sleep in the past week. He’s spent up to 14 hours per day creating large-scale tulle portraits (pictured above) and three-dimensional sculptures for his first ever Australian exhibition, on display now at the Canberra Centre.
“I’ve worked with a lot of fashion brands overseas, and what they’re doing [...]

Keller Sessions presents Leo Joseph – Sat 9 May at 7 pm

By 28 April 2015
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[ 9 May 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

The versatile Leo Joseph, whose bands Nightless Lovers and Key Grip are amongst the best blues bands Canberra has to offer, will play solo blues piano and guitar (not at the same time!) that even seasoned Canberra blues’ aficionados will not have heard him play before.

Joined by guests during the course of the evening – [...]

Superhero-themed dance party

By 28 April 2015
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[ 2 May 2015 at 9:30 pm; ]

Bring the child in you back to life. Dress up in your favourite superhero costume for a theme dance event. From Captain America to Spider-Man to X-Men to Cat Woman, this not to be missed dance event will knock your socks off and will be jam-packed with superhero characters from all genres. So what are you [...]

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