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CAPO Grant Recipient Winners for 2015

By 10 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Dan Kelly live performance & Chris Endrey in Conversation

By 10 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

 
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), [...]

What’s on this weekend? 11th and 12th October 2014

By 10 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Canberra Blues Society Monthly Blues Jam

By 9 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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 [...]

A Sexy Halloween Spooktacular

By 9 October 2014

[ 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

Funding for the Arts – a Satire

By 8 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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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, [...]

Chief Minister to Launch Crowdfunded Book

By 7 October 2014
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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 [...]

Canberra Youth Theatre Presents: Where in the World is Frank Sparrow?

By 7 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? is the final show of Canberra Youth Theatre’s hugely successful 2014 season! It also sees us continuing relationship with award winning playwright, Angela Betzien.

The Handmade Markets

By 7 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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 [...]

Glenn Cardier and The Sideshow

By 6 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 11 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]

Glenn Cardier & The Sideshow will be bringing their ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ tour to The Harmonie German Club on Saturday 11 October 2014.

Joining Glenn is Rex Goh who is arguably Australia’s ‘most heard’ guitarist & on drums, Dave Fester who tours year round with some of Australia’s finest musicians.

Glenn A Baker (Author & Rock [...]

Equus – Canberra Repertory (Review)

By 6 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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It opens with a grotesque crime: a teenage boy has gouged out the eyes of six horses.  Child psychologist Martin Dysart (Jerry Hearn) is tasked with healing the boy… but also with finding the answer to a simple question.  Why did he do it?  Peter Shaffer’s award-winning play about love and worship thrills in a [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 3 October 2014
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday October 3rd

Multi Cultural voice of Canberra – expressing disquiet and even fear about the tone of the current Team Australia conversation. Some Muslim women too scared to go out – others giving up the Hijab for fear of attack.
Log Jam – ecologists acting like beavers to save the Murrumbidgee.
Garage Baker [...]

What’s on this (long) weekend? 4-6th October 2014

By 3 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Three cheers for another long weekend!!
As always, a few tips from our team:
John Lombard is off to The Courtyard Studio to check out the (sure to be raunchy) ‘In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play‘ – performed by the National University Theatre Society and running 3rd and 4th October
Angela Hutton likes the look [...]

The Loop Pedal Singer and the Upside Down Guitarist: Kate Watts and Tessa Devine

By 3 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I like Little Brooklyn.  It’s a quaint little venue but it’s always had quite a big crowd. It keeps gigs intimate, but there’s still that popularity factor that entices the less musically inclined to venture in for a drink, or dinner, thus involving them with the local music scene – intentionally or not.
Kate Watts is [...]

The Wharf Revue “Open For Business” (Review)

By 2 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Two weary travelers stop at an inn.  This is the “Canberra-berry Tales”, and these pilgrims to the nation’s capital are passing the time until daybreak by sharing their stories.  Here the Miner and the Banker share the less-than-spiritual aims that have inspired their trek.  Canberra, as the theme of this year’s Wharf Revue tells us, [...]

Local band SAFIA up for a Channel V Award

By 1 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra has, like any other city, a fierce pride among its citizens. I often find myself at parties or in clubs with people from other cities desperately defending it, clinging onto credibility as only someone who truly appreciates Canberra for the art-wealthy city that it is. Explaining that no, it’s not boring, yes we can [...]

National Museum of Australia (1/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Part 9)

By 30 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 [...]

Flip Out these school holidays

By 30 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As school holidays kick off this week, there’s plenty for parents and children to love about Hume indoor trampoline arena Flip Out.
With giant trampolines, foam pits and no age restrictions, Flip Out Hume’s Meredith Hetherington says the bright green, 1800 square metre facility is the perfect way to keep kids entertained, healthy and active over [...]

Drop Bears Sighted on Mt Ainslie

By 29 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi All

Just letting you know my short story set in Canberra about tourists discovering drop bears on Mt Ainslie is about to be taken off my site due to space constraints:
http://www.capitalyarns.com.au/mtainslie-dropbears-cards/
The premise of my site is that social media users request three items and I write them a story set in Canberra. This particular story [...]

School Holiday Guide Spring 2014

By 27 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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And so it is time once again for school holidays. Love it or loathe it, there’s no escaping it!
Here are a few ideas from us on how to keep the kids entertained during the break. What are your favourite activities the keep the kids occupied? Any hidden treasures we should know about? [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 26 September 2014
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday September 26th

BINKSIN – Chris Kimball sits down with the new chief of the Australian Defence Forces, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin to talk about fighting terrorism in ME and at home, sex scandals, future proofing Australian defence.
Where’s My Park – disabled parking – some advocates say that too many people [...]

Open Mic @ the Front

By 26 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It’s Tuesday night in Lyneham and I’m at The Front trying to concentrate on a novelisation of Doctor Who adventure Inferno (it’s part of the permanent library at The Front and I’ve been reading it in installments).  But my mind keeps wandering back to the notes I’ve written for myself: “sky whale, lance armstrong, justin [...]

What’s on this (long) weekend? 27th and 29th September 2014

By 26 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Jump up and down, it’s a long weekend! Not only do we have three days off but it’s Spring and forecast for some pretty gorgeous weather – hoorah!
We’ve got a few activities that might be of interest.
Firstly, from some of our team:
Samara Gentle is heading to Nightfest and with all the romantic lighting, it’s [...]

Most romantic restaurants in Canberra for your anniversary date

By 26 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Got an anniversary coming up with your beloved? Want to go somewhere romantic with good food? It’s easy to go with the tried and true Canberra restaurants like Aubergine or Sage, although I suggest skipping the traditional choices and go for something a tad different, yet still romantic.
The key is to keep it understated while [...]

Opening tomorrow at the National Archives in Canberra: The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2014

By 25 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 26 September 2014 9:00 am to 9 November 2014 5:00 pm. ] From tomorrow, Canberrans can see nature through the eyes of the artist with the winning and highly commended artworks from The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2014 at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra.

This prestigious exhibition, on show for a limited time, is an annual favourite at the Archives, the only venue outside Adelaide to [...]

Taking the kids to Floriade

By 24 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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My eldest daughter loves Floriade. I think it’s the rainbow of colour than wins her heart. This year, I am already being asked when we can go, so I thought I would look at what’s on for kids before heading out so that I can make an informed decision about when to go.
As school holidays [...]

Community film screening for ‘Be Kind to Animals Week’

By 24 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

‘Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home’ is an award-winning documentary on the personal journeys of several people brought up in traditional farming culture. Their stories reveal the complex web of social and economic forces at play in modern society. Rare footage and honest interviews provide insight into the lives of farmers and farmed animals, and causes [...]

Love your local Environment Centre

By 24 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Love your local Environment Centre
- Dan Kelly does! -
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 [...]

$720,000 funding for arts projects

By 23 September 2014

Minister for the Arts Joy Burch today announced that a visual artist mentorship program, a contemporary pop band, and a dance theatre group are among the 49 successful applicants who will share in arts funding worth $720,000.
“The ACT Government is extremely pleased to have been able to increase the number of projects being funded for [...]

Call for entries – CIT School Stars Band Competition

By 23 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ]

The 9th annual ‘School Stars Band Competition’ is now calling for entries from high school and college students in the ACT and surrounding NSW region.

This year’s event will be held 30 October 6-10pm at CIT Music Industry Centre, Woden Campus.

Hosted by the CIT Music Industry Centre, the competition offers young Canberra musicians a fantastic opportunity [...]

National Museum of Australia (2/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Part 10)

By 23 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 [...]

Johnny Rieger Band with John McNamara

By 23 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

GERMAN BLUES CHALLENGE WINNERS the Johnny Rieger Band will be appearing with Melbourne Blues Challenge Winner – John McNamara at The Harmonie German Club on Thursday 2nd October 2014 at 8pm. FREE ENTRY!
Described as “The New Generation of Blues” The Johnny Rieger Band have played over 300 concerts in the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Austria [...]

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