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Interview: Chenoeh Miller, new director of the 2015 Fringe Festival

By 10 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Chenoeh Miller is well-known in Canberra for the work of Little Dove Theatre Art with shows like Six Women Standing In Front Of A White Wall and Cordelia.  She was recently chosen by an independent panel as director of next year’s Canberra Fringe Festival.  Chenoeh sat down with us for a chat about her creative [...]

Kambah Woolshed- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Part 6)

By 9 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many people have reported the same [...]

North, ICBM and Meche closes its doors

By 9 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I was out for dinner Saturday night and walked past the famous night club strip on Northboure Ave to notice that iconic bar Meche (The old Private Bin), ICBM and North Bar are all up for lease.
After some investigation I was loosely informed that the owner of the bar had a dispute with the Sydney [...]

Game of Zombies – Canberra Roller Derby League Trivia Night

By 8 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Canberra Roller Derby League has been having a lot of success with its popular (and very nerdy) trivia night fundraisers.  Earlier this year our team “William Shatnerface” tied first at their Star Wars trivia night only to lose the physical challenge tie-breaker.  It seemed a bit unfair to subject people who are distinguished for their [...]

Budding Playwrights Sought for Christmas Show

By 7 September 2014

Script submissions are invited for a season of short plays to be performed 13-17 December at the Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman House Arts Centre. 
The Christmas-themed event is the fourth offering this year from Budding Theatre, a company founded by Kirsty Budding, 24, to stage new works with a focus on artistic collaboration, philanthropy, and accessibility for a range of [...]

Treat yo’self to help prevent youth suicide in the ACT

By 7 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 9 September 2014 at 6:00 pm; ]

Youth in ACTion for Suicide Prevention will launch Treat yo’self, a local initiative to help prevent youth suicide by increasing self-care behaviour, on September 9, in time for World Suicide Prevention Day. Coinciding with the launch, Youth in ACTion for Suicide Prevention will light up Telstra Tower yellow from September 8-14, to help bring attention [...]

We cannot be proud of our literacy levels

By 6 September 2014

[ 9 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] Do you know anyone who may have difficulties in reading and writing? Wouldn’t it be great to help them dramatically improve their reading and writing to boost their retention of information and to build confidence in themselves for achieving this with very little effort?

To celebrate the National Literacy and Numeracy Week and the International Literacy [...]

Intergenerational Crime: Can we break the cycle? (A free community forum)

By 6 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 30 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] ANU Prisoners Advocacy (ANUPA) presents its annual free public forum. This year we are tackling the issue of intergenerational crime. Have you ever wanted to know:

How is criminal behaviour perpetuated within family lines?
How are children shaped by the criminal decisions of their family?
Does being a victim of crime as a child mean you are more [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 5 September 2014
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday September 5th

A Place for Cars? A proposal that Garema Place be reopened to traffic.
Howard’s Way – John Howard’s view of the Menzies era. Too partisan to be impartial?
Mason Swansong – Bruce Mason retires from the Australian Institute of Sport – its glory days being over.
Germination– a cooperative venture between Greening [...]

Gungahlin Community Council AGM

By 5 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 10 September 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The Gunghalin Community Council will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 10th September at the Gungahlin Library from 7.30pm.

All Gunghalin residents are encouraged to attend this meeting where all Executive and Committee positions will be declared vacant.

AGENDA

7.30 Opening and Welcome.
Apologies.
Minutes of previous AGM held on 11 September 2013.
Presentation of President’s Report for 2013-2014.
Presentation of [...]

Spring Superheroes – School Holiday Drama Program

By 5 September 2014

CYT’s School Holiday Program for 7 – 12 year olds

Topical Childrens Songs by Local Artist

By 5 September 2014

I bet you have heard the song “Big Red Car” and “Hot Potato”, but have you heard “Boys Like Pink Too!” or “Completely Naked Beans”? These are just two of the fun, clever and original Childrens’ songs written by local singer/songwriter Derryth Nash. Recently described as having the voice of an angel and gigging locally [...]

What’s on this weekend? 6th and 7th September 2014

By 5 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Our first weekend of Spring and as I write this the sun is shining and birds are singing. This may be short-lived given the forecast of showers, but for now I can talk myself into a beautiful weekend. So, what are some of the best ways to make the most of it?
A few [...]

High Fidelity: rock musical auditions

By 4 September 2014

Phoenix Players have announced auditions for their next show, the rock musical High Fidelity.
Based on the novel by Nick Hornby and the Touchstone Pictures Film, featuring original music by the composer of Next to Normal.
Rob, a slacker thirty-something record store owner, has just been dumped by his girlfriend Laura. In an attempt to figure out [...]

Bach Mass in B Minor by The Song Company

By 4 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 19 October 2014 at 3:00 pm; 23 October 2014 at 7:00 pm; 25 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ] In a rare soloistic performance, the singers of The Song Company and Ironwood Chamber Ensemble will combine to present Johann Sebastian Bach’s magnificent Mass in B Minor featuring one voice per part vocal scoring. Widely regarded as the Mount Everest of vocal music, this work is usually performed with a mass choir – The Song [...]

Hans J. Wegner Master Modernist Icon furniture exhibition presented by Designcraft

By 3 September 2014

[ 6 September 2014 to 21 September 2014. ] To mark a very significant occasion, Designcraft is proud to present “Master Modernist Icon”, a retrospective exhibition celebrating Hans J. Wegner’s 100th birthday.

In the world of design, it would be difficult to find a furniture designer, craftsperson, architect, artist or design student who has not heard of, or been inspired by the work of legendary [...]

Finding Home – A Refugee’s Journey

By 3 September 2014

[ 20 September 2014 at 9:00 am; 21 September 2014 at 9:00 am; ] School Students for Refugees presents:

An inspiring weekend of art – see the winning artwork produced by students in primary and secondary school as they express their unique perspective on the experiences of refugees. Students in years K-12 are invited to illustrate their view on what seeking asylum in Australia is like.

Artwork may take the form [...]

The Project Space – Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres

By 3 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Earlier this year the Gorman Arts Centre was presented with an opportunity to run a short program ‘The Project Space‘ in a temporarily vacated Currong Theatre wing. They decided to explore using the space as a co-working area for creatives.
They put a call out for applicants in July and by mid August they made a [...]

Green Drinks Canberra changes venue, format

By 2 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 9 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; 9 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ]

Long-running networking event Green Drinks Canberra is changing its venue, and revamping its format.

The monthly networking event, which is held on the second Tuesday of each month, will move to King O’Malley’s Irish Pub in Civic. The first event at this new location will be held on Tuesday 9 September, from 5:30pm.

The event organisers are [...]

The Ellis Collective to Launch New Album

By 2 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Following the success of their first album, Triple J Unearthed winners The Ellis Collective will return to The Street Theatre to launch their latest album, Carry. A patchwork of emotion that recounts the sadness, sickness, love and indecision that weaves its way through the fabric of everyday Australian life, The Ellis Collective are on stage [...]

Lake George- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Part 5)

By 2 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many people have reported the same [...]

Power Kart Raceway – Grand opening day 6th September 2014

By 2 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The first of its kind in the Canberra region, Power Kart Raceway is a fully Indoor Electric Go Kart Centre. Offering Canberrans of all skill levels a chance to experience motorsports at an entry level.
Many V8 drivers including both Robert Dahlgren and Scott McLaughlin begun their foray into racing at an early age through competitive [...]

Fringe Festival producer announced

By 1 September 2014

Local artist Chenoeh Miller will be the producer of the 2015 fringe festival, to be held in conjunction with the National Multicultural Festival, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch said today.
Ms Miller was chosen by an independent panel of peers after Ms Burch called for expressions of interest in the role in July.
“I congratulate Chenoeh [...]

Studio Underground – Canberra Youth Theatre (Review)

By 1 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Appropriately enough for a night of secret theatre when I got my ticket I was also given a password that would grant me entrance to the performance: “poke, email, tweet.”  So of course when I showed up and the clipboard-touting woman guarding the entrance asked me for my password, I replied: “Dangermouse.”
While Dangermouse is an [...]

Double pass to see 360 on Wednesday night

By 1 September 2014

We’ve got a double pass to see 360 at the University of Canberra on Wednesday 3rd of September.
To enter, tell us the name of his latest album in the comments section below.
We’ll let the winner know tomorrow morning.

The ANU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition final

By 1 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 17 September 2014 at 6:30 pm; ] 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 ANU for an hour and see a snapshot of the amazing research projects that are being conducted on the campus by PhD students.

When: Wednesday 17 September 6.30-7.30pm
Where: Manning Clark [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 29 August 2014
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday August 29th

HEART ATTACK TERRITORY – Canberra fares badly in a recent report putting us ahead of the national average when it comes to heart disease. Certain southern regions of the ACT did especially poorly – although the reasons are perhaps a little more complicated and a little less alarming than [...]

What’s on this weekend? 30th and 31st August 2014

By 29 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As Winter draws to a close and we look to the blossoms with the hope of warmer weather and longer days, two days remain to get through that final push to Spring. The fact that they both form a weekend makes it all the sweeter.
A few recommendations from the RiotACT team to start with:
John [...]

CRDL’s Third double header – 20 September

By 28 August 2014

The CRDL home season is rolling on with unstoppable force, with the third double header of the season, and the last before the final, set to take place on the 20th of September. This home season is continuing to prove that in derby, anything can happen, with a complete reversal of last season’s standings. Last [...]

Cub Calloway, The Feldons & the Crossbones @ Smiths

By 28 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 12 September 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]

A night of rock and roll for you at Smiths Alternative.

Cub Calloway (ex Saints), modrockers the Feldons and rockabilly kings the Crossbones are teaming up to give you a night of solid, joyous, old school rock and roll.

See you there…

When: Friday 12 September
Time: 8.00pm
Where: Smiths Alternative, 76 Alinga street

Tickets $10 at the door.

Zombies, Cryptographers, Skywhale…what’s your favourite?

By 27 August 2014

Hi All
As per my previous posts on RiotAct, I run a little website called Capital Yarns. I invite social media users to nominate three items, and I then write a bespoke short story featuring all three, set in Canberra. The idea began when I created bedtime stories for my two daughters based on three items [...]

Ladies, come and try dragon boating

By 27 August 2014

[ 6 September 2014 at 11:00 am; 11 October 2014 at 11:00 am; ] Come and try the fast-growing sport of dragon boating! Females from teenagers to over fifties are invited to join Diamond Phoenix for a fun paddle on Lake Burley Griffin. Try something new, improve your health and fitness, and make new friends in a supportive environment that caters for the social to the competitive paddler.

Bring: water [...]

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