In the meantime the clear skies have darkened and the wind is getting up. After extricating myself from the angry house owner I find myself tasked to roof repairs on a two storey pseudo gothic house. After putting on a harness and checking the belay lines, I climb up a ladder and onto the roof. [...]
[ 27 October 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]
Hello lovely Canberrans!
I’m an ex-Canberra gal who’s now a professional blogger living in Melbourne. I’m returning to Canberra next week to teach a workshop on how to grow and monetise a blog and turn it into a profitable career.
The course will be held at the Maker’s Hub on Monday night 27th October and we’ve already [...]
[ 1 November 2014 at 1:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s very own public service parody troupe, The Shiny Bum Singers, have momentarily escaped their desks to present a return season of Rampant Bureaucracy.
First seen at the National Folk Festival in 2013, this hilarious musical melodrama is back by popular demand for one show only:
When: Saturday, 1 November at 1.30 pm
Where: Weston Creek Community Centre, [...]
Deep space private detective Whatshisname (Raoul Craemer) is on a case: he has to find a missing woman. Unfortunately, he’s also lost his client, so before he can even get started on his case he needs to find the person who hired him. Meanwhile far more practical private detective Polly (Kate Hosking) is on a case [...]
[ 1 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ]
This year’s Pet Expo has a mountain of things to do and see! Join us on Saturday 1 November for the second RSPCA ACT Pet Expo!
10:00am – 3:00pm – 12 Kirkpatrick Street Weston ACT.
Pets are welcome to attend – however, must be on a leash at all times.
Animal rescue groups, pet merchandise, dog treats of [...]
[ 24 October 2014 at 6:30 pm; ]
Pat Farmer is an extreme ultra marathon runner, achieving historic and world record breaking runs through some of the most inhospitable conditions known. His physical and mental achievements have put him in the company of the world’s greatest adventurers, such as Sir Edmund Hilary, Robert Falcon Scott, and Thor Heyerdahl, and is possibly the [...]
ScreenACT will receive $80,500 from the 2015 ACT Arts Fund Program category to support local emerging filmmakers and screen practitioners, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch announced today.
“The ACT Government is committed to supporting artistic development for our local film and screen artists. The goal of ScreenACT’s 2015 program is to inspire, develop and assist [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday October 17th
The Lake 2014 – 50 years of Lake Burley Griffin. The Lake in 2014 and the people who love it.
ANZAC Treasures – the Gallipoli collection tells a different story from those of the legends.
Backyard Birds – newly appointed Commissioner for endangered wildlife takes his job seriously. In his own [...]
The first artists have been revealed for next year’s National Folk Festival.
First artists to be announced for 2015 are:
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas – one of the most exciting developments in Scottish trad music and representative of the cultural renaissance currently transforming Scotland. Alasdair is recognized as one of the finest fiddler players [...]
The CIT School Stars Band Competition is shaping up to be a great night with many young bands from across the A.C.T ready to battle it out to be named this year’s champions.
By developing their live performance skills and receiving feedback from music industry judges, the night serves as a fantastic opportunity for school-aged musicians [...]
One day, I’ll need to admit to my two year old daughter that I’ve made some huge mistakes in life. Some of these hurt others.
Growing up in Canberra as a teenager back in the 80s, amongst other mistakes, I remember laughing at a girl because she talked funny. I look back now through adult eyes [...]
[ 5 November 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] Autism spectrum disorder affects as many as 1% of all children but at the moment, there are no specific biomedical treatments available.
The next speaker in our Science Stars of Tomorrow series Dr Peter Enticott will discuss his work on brain stimulation techniques and how they could potentially treat the disorder.
When: Wednesday November 5, refreshments from [...]
Gypsy Fire !
Three performances at Albert Hall
International artists: Rusanda Panfili, violinist from Romania; and Kate Rafferty, soprano from Vienna; join the singers and musicians of “Opera by Candlelight”. They’ll give you a splendid entertainment of wonderful tunes and astonishing virtuosity.
This is much more than a concert…it’s a complete entertainment with great performers and best loved [...]
As always moving to a new city there are plenty of changes to get used to with East coast vs West coast living. And whilst most of the changes haven’t been too major- a couple of which I’ll address in the coming weeks, the first one that springs to mind, especially given last weekends spectacular weather [...]
[ 9 November 2014 at 9:45 am; 9 November 2014 at 1:45 pm; ] The National Archives of Australia in Canberra is hosting mixed media drawing and wash watercolour painting workshops on the final day of The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition on Sunday 9 November.
Students can take the opportunity to be an artist for a day, with a short tour of the Waterhouse exhibition followed by a live demonstration [...]
[ 14 November 2014 to 20 December 2014. ] Back for their third season, the IMB Sunset Cinema is the perfect summer urban escape, located at the foot of Black Mountain in the heart of the National Botanic Gardens, one of Canberra’s most popular tourist attractions. Screening from the 14th November through to the 20th December, 4 nights per week, the IMB Sunset Cinema [...]
“Where I End And You Begin” opens next week at the Street Theatre. The work of local playwright, actor and musician Cathy Petocz, it’s been in development for three years and is finally ready for audiences. But audiences will have to make some hard choices to enjoy this play: “Where I End” is actually two [...]
After an eight-year hiatus, Canberra’s most-loved party bus is back.
Many Canberrans will have fond memories of Craig Petroni and the Moonlight Bus, which ran for 23 years and retired in 2009. Since returning to the nation’s capital earlier this year with a new name and a new vehicle, Moonlight Stretch Limo promises to make your [...]
[ 9 November 2014 at 2:00 pm; ]
Less than four weeks until kick off…
Thomas, aged 10, of Canberra Grammar School was awarded the inaugural 2014 Rookie Stella Fella in August for his raising of funds and awareness for the work done by Project Futures Limited who assists women and children who have been trafficked and exploited, in Australia and South East Asia. [...]
Before long we have teams out searching for evidence of the missing men. All the crews are well equipped with tents, food, warm clothes and whatever else they need if they are caught out in the open. I remain at Seaman’s Hut manning the radio and controlling the movement of the teams. At this stage [...]
[ 14 October 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Ray Badran is headlining this jam packed night featuring spots from Sam Campbell, Jay Sullivan, Chris Endrey and Andrew Bensley. Get on down to Smith’s this Tuesday and have a cheeky giggle.
Tickets available at the door or here: www.eventbrite.com/e/smiths-comedy-presents-ray-badran-tickets-13453709407
Sunset Boulevard is a waste-heap of broken dreams and the wreckage is visible everywhere. The bric-a-brac backstage at Paramount Studios blends into the shabby luxury of faded star Norma Desmond’s mansion-mausoleum. Director Steven Pike’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beautiful and gaudy musical is appropriately lavish and gritty, relishing every desperate moment in a story [...]
Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation (CAPO) announced the winners of the 14 awards for 2015. It’s the philanthropic organisation’s 31st Annual Grant Round where the winners of the awards are announced at CAPO’s Annual Art Auction fundraiser and celebration, which is the culmination of CAPO’s work to support and celebrate local artists and arts patronage. Held [...]
It’s that time again; the Canberra Environment Centre is holding its annual fundraising event but this year with a twist, and a cocktail.
Chris Endrey, beloved host of In Canberra Tonight, will sit down with David Pope (cartoonist for the Canberra Times); Shane Rattenbury (ACT Greens member for Molonglo); and Simon Sheikh (Former Director of GetUp), [...]
Two long weekends in a row have meant two short weeks, so here we are at another Friday.
This weekend, our team has a few tips around town:
Heather Lansdowne is going to see AllDay play at the University of Canberra on Saturday night
Angela Hutton is trying a Boot Camp at Floriade on Saturday morning at [...]
Founding CBS member, Dean Edgecombe and the Seventh Sons will be hosting this month’s blues jam on Sunday 19th October 2014 at The Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah. Show starts at 2pm & wraps up around 5.30pm.
Dean Edgecombe and the Seventh Sons features some of Canberra’s leading Blues musicians who first got together in 2000 [...]
[ 30 October 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] The Sass and Tease Collective are putting on a special show on Halloween night. October 31st The Collective will be taking over Teatro Vivaldi at the ANU Arts Centre for the sexiest spooktacular in town!
Tickets through eventbrite: $30+bf (or $25+bf for concession card holders) http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sass-tease-halloween-tickets-13278334857
Opposition Arts Spokesman Brendan Smyth has again attacked Arts Minister Joy Burch for providing funding for a controversial artistic production. Funding of $19,000 will be awarded to the Aspen Island Theatre Company for the development of a production titled Kill Climate Deniers. The controversy exists in the context of the Opposition’s attack, earlier this year, [...]
I’ve posted before about my website Capital Yarns, where I invite social media users to nominate three items, and I write them a short fictional story featuring those items. The yarns are always set in Canberra. More information, and my 35 stories, are at: www.capitalyarns.com.au
I recently launched a crowdfunding project to publish a selection [...]
The Handmade Markets were on this long weekend at the National Convention Centre, with everything on offer from clocks fashioned out of bicycle wheels and gears, to a stall full of delicious marinades for meat, to hand-sewed foxes wearing trousers.
I went along on Saturday morning, at around 11.00am. The markets had only been open for [...]