[ 22 August 2015 to 23 August 2015. ] This weekend is a great one for Canberra’s space nerds, comedy buffs and fans of Latin American film. What are your plans? Let us know in the comments below.
1. An evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson at Llewellyn Hall
Cashed up cosmic nerds, this is really happening. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is in Canberra this Sunday evening at [...]
[ 1 September 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Ever felt the sting of public shaming on social media? Jon Ronson has.
Head to the National Library on Tuesday 1 September as Ronson talks about his latest book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. Inspired by the theft of his identity through a fake Twitter account, Ronson interviewed individuals involved in high-profile cases of online public shaming.
[ 22 August 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Born in Canberra but toured internationally, Owen Campbell returns with a diverse range of artists to give shelter to orphans in Indonesia.
Art for Charity is an arts and music event hosted at Canberra’s Polish Club this weekend. It covers a broad spectrum of art ranging from poetry to blues, and techno to short documentary films, [...]
[ 1 September 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] This two-hour workshop will provide the participant with the tools and knowledge to take their blues guitar playing to the next level.
The workshop will be a relaxed, informal discussion of blues music and guitar playing and will cover the following topics:
Chords, scales, chord progressions and arpeggios used in blues music
Techniques for squeezing the most amount [...]
The Canberra Academy of Chess runs junior chess clubs in Woden and Belconnen, as an opportunity for students to further their knowledge in chess and participate in tournaments during the school term.
The Canberra Academy of Chess is still taking enrolments for both clubs. 2015 term dates and details are below.
Belconnen Junior Chess Club
Term 3: 21st July – 22nd September
[ 27 August 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Professor Mick Dodson AM delivers the 2015 Kenneth Myer lecture on a topic close to his heart. Drawing on his years of community and government engagement, Mick Dodson will offer his thoughts on creating social change and solidarity for our country. Includes refreshments.
When: Thursday 27 August 2015
Where: National Library of Australia, Theatre
Tickets and more information: http://www.nla.gov.au/node/8022 or 02 6262 1271
[ 21 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
The Blues Preachers – Brother John on guitar, banjo and vocals, and Captain Bluetongue on harmonica, mountain dulcimer and vocals – will take you to another place and time, somewhere between 1920 and 1940.
Their music paints a landscape of pre-war struggle and determination with sounds reminiscent of the Deep South. They will make you want [...]
[ 5 November 2015 to 15 November 2015. ]
The Canberra International Film Festival returns to Canberra in November with grassroots focus on films hand-picked by local experts. It also has a new home at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
From the media release:
The festival will be curated by volunteer film enthusiasts who specialise in local, Indigenous, Asian, education and documentary genres, [...]
[ 16 August 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
The 2015 Year 11 and 12 music students from Narrabundah College delivers its music with much skill and enthusiasm. This band of 11 seasoned musicians, who all picked up their instruments not long after they started walking, will be shaking it up as it hosts the August Jam!
When: Sunday 16 August 2015
Where: Harmonie German Club
[ 14 August 2015 to 6 September 2015. ]
A renowned pastelist, Amanda McLean has worked extensively in the Canberra region. Her recent focus has been landscapes and seascapes of southern NSW, and studies of Lake Burley Griffin. Her work very successfully captures the moods of the country and climate, while her capacity to portray the transition from water to sky creates a beautiful [...]
The exhibition Internecine — The Vanished Musicians is a multi media exhibition that deals with immigration issues related to Australia’s recent history.
The first point of focus is the story of 96 jazz musicians who escaped from Nazi Germany and arrived in Australia to be faced with the prospect of no longer being musicians.
The exhibition is made up of an assortment of [...]
[ 15 August 2015 to 16 August 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Weetangera, O’Connor, Latham, Wanniassa, Ainslie, Harrison, Jerrabomberra and Queanbeyan. Happy Friday!
Saturday 15 August
6 Hakea Crescent O’Connor
8am to 1pm
Jackets, household items, swimming flippers, trampoline, basketball hoop, lamps and linen. View items.
5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
8am to 1pm
Charity garage sale to fund projects like the Piggery Project in Uganda and the Community [...]
[ 15 August 2015 to 16 August 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include the launch of National Science Week, a Raiders home game and Dylan Moran (of Black Books fame) at the Canberra Theatre Centre.
1. Prehistoric garden trail at the Australian National Botanic Gardens
Experience a pre-historic discovery trail exploring the world of dinosaurs. Discover life-sized dinosaurs amongst the flora and landscapes they once inhabited – [...]
[ 19 August 2015 at 7:30 pm; 20 August 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
One of England’s most distinguished violinists, Andrew Haveron, will be making his Australian concerto debut with a performance of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto as the Canberra Symphony Orchestra continues its tribute to Finnish composer Sibelius in his 150th anniversary year.
Recently appointed concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony, Andrew’s illustrious career has seen him lead celebrated orchestras including [...]
[ 13 August 2015 at 7:00 pm; 14 August 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
A dramatic performance of T.S. Eliot’s seminal poem, The Waste Land, with self-devised musical accompaniment, is back by popular demand for two nights only.
Performances of T.S. Eliot’s landmark poem, The Waste Land, are rare. A performance of The Waste Land with live musical accompaniment is almost unprecedented. Cellist David Pereira and actor Julian Lamb bring [...]
[ 14 August 2015 at 8:00 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 [...]
[ 15 August 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
Canberra is set to get hooked on snags as local butcher David Peddle launches his book Sausages: History, Mystery, Mastery.
The book will be launched on Saturday August 15 from 11am-2pm at Cooking Coordinates at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets. You can see David cook his legendary kangaroo and beer sausages – and then try them!
The ANU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition final
An 80,000 word research project would take nine hours to present. Their time limit . . . three minutes!
Join us for an evening of education and entertainment. Come along to the Australian National University (ANU) and see a snapshot of the amazing research projects that are being conducted on [...]
[ 15 August 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]
The derby girls are back on the track, this Saturday 15th August.
It’s CRDL’s two original teams facing off in the fourth round of the 2015 season, with the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles taking on the Surly Griffins at Tuggeranong Southern Cross Stadium. Both teams are eager to change the direction of this season so far, neither [...]
[ 8 August 2015 to 25 August 2015. ]
Encounters is the first solo exhibition by Tim Hardy, and consists of a diverse collection of paintings, prints and drawings.
Tim’s subjects are varied, ranging from the terrible beauty of a bushfire to a slowly meandering Ginninderra Creek, from a deserted medieval Italian street to hurrying figures at Central Railway station, from a pair of well loved boots to a [...]
Singer/songwriter Gelonese became an overnight star in the US in 2013 when his love ballad, titled “Every Dream” jumped to the top of Billboard Magazine’s list of hot singles.
When: Friday 7 August
Where: Harmonie German Club
[ 23 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Geoscience Australia’s annual open day offers a diverse program of free hands-on activities, science displays and talks for all ages. Come along and learn about the exciting range of work carried out by Australia’s national geoscience agency.
See the robot which helps make your GPS more accurate, find out how earthquakes are detected, pan for gold, [...]
[ 8 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Spence, Jerrabomberra, Phillip, Gordon, Kambah, Latham, Cook, Queanbeyan and Lyons . Happy Friday!
Saturday 8 August
35B Rosewood Glen Jerrabomberra
8am to 2pm
Furniture including table and four chairs, directors chairs, glass lamp tables, glass hall table, cardio tech treadmill, filing cabinets, kitchen items including food processor, bread maker, juicer etc, professional garden [...]
Welcome to a new series where I get to introduce you some of Canberra’s most fascinating women, starting with Sarah Kelly.
I invited Sarah to sip tea with me, although you will see that this particular cold day, we both opted for extra strong coffee. Thank you to On Flinders Manuka for hosting us.
Here is what I [...]
[ 13 August 2015 at 7:00 am; ]
I’ve organised an event for people to bring their spare blankets to the charity bins at regional shopping centres next Thursday, 13 August 2015 between 7am and 9pm.
I’ve created a Facebook page for the event.
I have approached one logistics company here in town about picking up the blankets and then dropping them at local Vinnies [...]
[ 8 August 2015 to 9 August 2015. ] This weekend is your last chance to view the Rothschild Prayer Book exhibition at the National Library. There’s also an innovation showcase, a CBR Brave double header and an opportunity to fit your number plates with tamper-proof screws.
1. Picnic at Hanging Rock screening at the National Film and Sound Archive
The National Film and Sound Archive [...]
[ 8 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
If you didn’t get your number plates fitted with tamper proof screws back in June, now is your chance.
ACT Policing has today announced that officers will be on hand to fit number plates with tamper-proof screws on the corner of Matilda and Callam Streets in Phillip this Saturday 8 August between 10am and 4pm.
Constable Kenny [...]
[ 10 October 2015; ]
For its 2016 student intake, the National Institute of Circus Arts is casting the net wider than ever before to attract applicants from across Australia and from a wide diversity of backgrounds.
NICA is inviting aspiring circus artists to submit their applications for entry into the 2016 suite of courses, including the Bachelor of Circus Arts [...]
The Canberra Academy of Chess is running a number of chess activities over the next few months, including individual chess tournaments, a masterclass workshop and Christmas chess challenge.
Canberra Chess Challenge 9
Masterclass Holiday Workshop (Spring)
Schools Chess Challenge at Westfield Belconnen
Canberra Xmas Swiss Chess Challenge 2015
If you are interested in joining the upcoming chess events and would [...]
I’m new to Canberra and play fiddle (but not very well). I’m keen to meet up with other not-very-good fiddle players so we can enjoy playing together, without worrying about being a bit rubbish. Anyone interested?!
I figure we can meet in someone’s home, or cheaply rent a church space or something, once a month to share [...]
[ 10 August 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Join Professor Julianne Schultz AM, founding editor of Griffith Review, and three outstanding young writers as they provide fresh perspectives on life in the world’s most populous region.
Miguel Syjuco (the Philippines), Annie Zaidi (India) and Sheng Keyi (China) delve into the many facets of their countries, from the powerful and the powerless to the complexities [...]