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Santa arrives at Westfield this weekend!

By 6 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It’s about to feel a lot like Christmas at Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden this weekend, as both centres welcome Santa’s arrival with a special parade and lots of fun family activities on Saturday 8 November.
Led by husky dogs and a marching band, join Santa, Mrs Claus and other festive characters as they celebrate the [...]

Win a double pass!

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Canberra International Film Festival has been kind enough to offer some RiotACT readers a double pass to see one of the movies at this years festival. Mention the film you most want to see in the comments section and go in the draw, excludes closing night. We have 5 to giveaway, drawn cob today.

Looking for a new sport? Try dragon boating!

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 8 November 2014 at 9:15 am; ] Females from teenagers to over forties are invited to join Diamond Phoenix for a fun paddle on Lake Burley Griffin. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried a water sport before, we’ll help you get started.

Dragon boat racing is fast growing fun sport, with thousands of participants in over 60 countries. It’s a great way to [...]

Over $10,000 in prizes on offer as we countdown to run for your lifeline

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Lifeline Canberra CEO Ms Carrie-Ann Leeson has announced that overwhelming corporate support for the inaugural ‘Run for your Lifeline Canberra’ Fun Run and Half-Marathon will see over ten thousand dollars ($10,000 AUD) worth of prizes and give-aways on offer at the scenic new Majura Parkway event, Sunday 23 November 2014.
The business community in the Nation’s [...]

Poke Something That Bites

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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‘Poke Something That Bites’ is an exhibition that explores the mentally exhausting symptoms of an anxiety disorder. When the mind is like an angry wasps nest thrown into the middle of an elephant’s carcass being torn to pieces by a pack of hyenas it can be difficult to process ‘normal’ or ‘rational’ thoughts.
Your daily routine [...]

Carlson-Reynolds Band hosts November Blues Jam

By 4 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 16 November 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Chris Carlsen’s (guitar, vocals) early bands included Rockhouse Heavy, Gosford-based Bad Companions, The Illustrated Band and The Rushin’ Roulettes, regulars at the legendary Boot & Flogger. Since the early 1990s, Chris has collaborated on various band projects with partner Shedea (keys) as well as touring and recording with singer, harp-player and songwriter Dorothy-Jane ‘DJ’ Gosper [...]

Canberra welcomes international sensation Angelique Kidjo

By 4 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 8 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

Only days after her performance at Bluesfest 2015, the angelic voice of International sensation, Angelique Kidjo is coming to Canberra for the first time in April 2015. Angélique is one of the greatest forces in African music; her passion for her homeland and expressions of female empowerment comes through in her music through rich and [...]

Celebrating miracles – family fun day

By 4 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 November 2014 at 11:00 am; ]

The Miracle Babies Foundation is celebrating premature and sick babies by holding a Family Fun Day. All Canberra families are invited to attend and help raise funds to continue the important work of the Miracle Babies Foundation.

Spending time with a baby in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN) is [...]

Dress as your favourite Superhero for Canberra Cavalry & Lifeline Canberra

By 3 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Sarge wants you…
to dress as your favourite superhero for Lifeline Canberra!
Friday, 7 November is Lifeline Night at the Fort. Come along and watch our very own Canberra Cavalry take on the Sydney Blue Socks in the 2014 season opener!
Dress as your favourite superhero and show your support to the team that supports Lifeline Canberra. [...]

Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? – Canberra Youth Theatre (Review)

By 3 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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What if Harry Potter went AWOL?  “Where in the World is Frank Sparrow” takes all of the elements of chosen one stories and remixes them as satire.  Frank Sparrow is running, hard, from a destiny he can’t understand – the world will just have to save itself.  Canberra Youth Theatre’s interpretation of Angela Betzien’s theatrical [...]

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 1 November 2014 at 8:30 am; 2 November 2014 at 8:30 am; ]

Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants.

This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit the green waste recycling centres at either Canberra Sand and Gravel in West Belconnen or Corkhill Bros near the Mugga Lane landfill. Bring invasive weeds [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 31 October 2014
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday October 31st

Mr Fluffy – the latest and what it means for asbestos affected home-owners as well as ACT rate payers
Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher – on asbestos and light rail business plan
Abby Bishop, Canberra Capitals captain – talks to Tim Gavel about balancing life, basketball and an adopted baby
The ANU supercomputer [...]

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 1 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; 2 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died.
As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle [...]

What’s on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum – Fear. DJ’s, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia.
Heather Lansdowne is attending The little shop of Horrors at the Chop Shop in Braddon tonight. Starts at 8pm.
David O’Brian is going to watch the UC Caps V Dandenong [...]

Drinks on the Terrace & Melbourne Cup Champagne lunch at Parlour Wine Room

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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We want to make Parlour’s terrace the place to drink for Friday after-work drinks! We will be launching ‘Drinks on the Terrace’ today Friday 31st October which will also be our 1st Birthday. To celebrate we are joining up with Eden Road winery to create a pop-up bar which will stay with us throughout the [...]

Beer Day Out – Saturday 8 November

By 30 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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With more than 28 Australian Craft Breweries along with many International Breweries from New Zealand, South Africa, United States, Belgium and Germany… it’s going to be a mighty ‘BEER DAY OUT’.
Canberra’s top restaurants will be providing street food stalls. There will be loads of entertainment from comedians and musicians.
‘BEER DAY OUT’… IT’S AN 18 [...]

‘French connection’ between Fashfest and Telopea Park School set to wow at La Grande Fete this Saturday!

By 29 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 1 November 2014 at 2:30 pm; ]

An exquisite ‘Rockstars and Royalty’ gown inspired by La Mothe-Chandeniers, the splendid 13th-century castle in the town of Les Trois-Moutiers, will be the striking centrepiece of a fashion parade at Telopea Park’s La Grande Fête on Saturday 1 November.

In a true ‘French connection’ fete-goers will be able to get up close and personal to the [...]

Independent’s Charity Market Day

By 29 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 2 November 2014 at 9:00 am; ]

If you enjoy searching for forgotten treasures, shopping for handmade crafts or listening to live music while snacking on delicious treats, get along to the Independent Property Group Charity Market Day this Sunday (2 November).

Fresh Autolyse juices, coffee, bacon and egg rolls, a sausage sizzle, cupcakes, children’s prints, hand made craft items, paleo products, [...]

Aircraft Down (2001) – Extract from Meditations in Orange

By 28 October 2014

On the grass near the terminal sit numerous helicopters but at this stage no-one is going anywhere as the fog seems to get thicker and thicker. By 6.00 am we should be seeing sunlight but instead are greeted by an ugly grey sky that refuses to break. We drink more coffee and sit around, bored [...]

A career kick-starter for Canberra’s young actors

By 28 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Aspiring actors will be better equipped for breaking into the industry thanks to The Actor’s Professional Kickstart Conference, hosted by the Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art (CADA) in Fyshwick on 14-15 November 2014.
A first-ever for Canberra, the two-day conference will feature workshops, master classes, lectures and special guest appearances to provide actors aged 17 [...]

Canberra Poetry Scare!

By 27 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 31 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] This Halloween, be scared by the words of Canberra Poets, at the Spooky Front Cafe!

Featuring scares by Samuel Townsend, Chris Endrey, plus some of Canberra’s best Slam Poets.

We will start the night at 8pm with an Open Mike, followed by the Poetry Slam and our feature acts. Check out the details through the facebook event [...]

August Osage County – Free Rain (Review)

By 27 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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August Osage County finishes with a whispered quotation from T.S. Eliot’s poem The Hollow Men: “This is the way the world ends.”  We are invited to complete the quotation ourselves: “Not with a bang with a whimper.”  But this isn’t a play of graceful endings, it’s a play of fighting desperately (and perhaps hopelessly) against [...]

Surly Griffins take out CRDL Championship

By 27 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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This Saturday saw the grand final double header of the Canberra Roller Derby League play out at the AIS arena. Excited family members, friends and supporters filled the stands, and as always the community atmosphere was in full swing with music, dancing and face-painting on offer.

The first bout of the night decided third and fourth [...]

Looking for our first Irish sean nos dance army

By 26 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

We’re looking for enthusiastic people who’d like to learn some simple and energetic dance steps for performance at the 2015 Canberra Multicultural Festival.
Perhaps you like great rhythm, perhaps you have some Irish family connections somewhere or maybe you just like trying new things?
It’s also a fun way to keep fit & healthy and something you [...]

What’s on this weekend? 25th and 26th October 2014

By 24 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Krystal Sanders is attending the launch of Harry Hartog (the bespoke old school book store) at 6.30pm tonight at Westfield Woden – with special guest Dr Andrew Leigh (Federal MP for Fraser).
Heather Lansdowne is attending Stone Day at the UC from 3pm tomorrow. Headliner is KLP from Triple J House Party.
John Lombard will be at [...]

Fitz’s Challenge Heroes – Riding for a Reason

By 24 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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With Fitz’s Challenge just a few short days away the excitement of the riders testing their capabilities and pushing themselves to their limits is building.
But it is worth remembering also, that many of the riders are participating in the challenge for very personal reasons and a very worthwhile cause…
As in previous years the [...]

Canberra International Film Festival Opening Night – David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars”

By 24 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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“What better celebration of independent world cinema than to tear Hollywood to shreds?”  Canberra International Film Festival director Lex Lindsay is introducing the opening night movie, David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars.”  It’s a bold choice: Cronenberg is known for the haunting and grotesque images of movies such as Scanners and Videodrome and Maps to [...]

DESIGN Canberra festival to launch in November!

By 23 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Save the date! DESIGN Canberra is a four-day festival held November 20- 23 celebrating and promoting Canberra’s vibrant and diverse design community. Explore a CBD reACTivated by pop-up installations, talks, exhibitions, and shops; visit MODERN Market to find works by leading local and interstate designers; see your city in a whole new light with the [...]

Owen Campbell at the Harmonie German Club this Friday – free entry

By 23 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 24 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]

The Harmonie German Club comes alive this Friday night with the awesomely talented Owen Campbell and we’re excited!!

Owen Campbell, who started strumming a guitar when he was 9 years old, is one of Australia’s most talented slide guitar players and songwriters. With his gravelly blend of blues, roots, soul & country – and a striking [...]

Book Launch: ‘Fire in the Afternoon’ by John Stokes

By 22 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ]

Celebrated poet John Stokes does not shy from the contentious and the harrowing, his verse evokes the plain truth about love, sex and chaos. In a clear, resonant voice Fire in the Afternoon catches the truth in the midst of the storm, his poems resonating from a life that has known joy, loss and solitude [...]

Free organic gardening workshop and Community Garden Open Day at Crace

By 22 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 26 October 2014 at 11:00 am; ]

The Crace Community Garden is throwing open the gates. Gardening enthusiasts can take part in a free organic gardening workshop, or just come along to check out this fantastic community facility and meet the growers.

According to a 2013 Canberra Times article, this “2000-square-metre facility has been described as the Rolls-Royce of community gardens with raised [...]

In The Next Room – NUTS (Review)

By 21 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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NUTS (the ANU’s student theatre society) makes its best theatre when the material they have to work with is a little wild.  Last year’s Catherine The Great was a perfect fit with the group’s energetic, irreverent style.  A play about the invention of the vibrator (complete with lavish on-stage masturbation scenes) would seem to be [...]

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