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Canberra Winter Gemcraft and Mineral Show

By 30 May 2014
Canberra Winter Gemcraft and Mineral Show

[ 31 May 2014; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 1 June 2014; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]

If you love sparkly gems and jewellery, collect rocks and minerals, facet or fossick, you’ll be sure to find something at this weekend’s Canberra Lapidary Club’s Winter Gemcraft and Mineral Show.

Buy jewellery, crystals, minerals, opals, fossils, rough & cut gemstones
Stock up on lapidary and beading supplies
See displays of members’ collections
Participate in free fossicking and gold [...]

What’s on this weekend? 31st May and 1st June 2014

By 30 May 2014
What's on this weekend?  31st May and 1st June 2014

Friday again! As we enter into Winter, what’s around to keep everyone warm, or at least busy enough not to notice the cold?
A few from us:
Friday & Saturday – Whisky Live
Friday – The Feldons @ Pot Belly
Friday – Warren Millers ‘Ticket to Ride’ – The Dendy
Saturday & Sunday – White Rabbit, Red Rabbit – [...]

RAW Revolution Recap

By 30 May 2014
RAW Revolution Recap

Art and alcohol make for a great combination right? Patrons at the Uni Pub explored this theory as Canberra was again treated to a feast for the senses this Wednesday at the RAW Revolution event.
RAW: natural born artists, is an international organisation of artists devoted to throwing the spotlight on upcoming creatives, giving them a [...]

Warren Miller’s Ski & Snowboard Film – One night only!

By 29 May 2014
Warren Miller's Ski & Snowboard Film - One night only!

[ 30 May 2014; 7:30 pm; ]

This Friday, celebrate winter with Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride. The newest chapter in the legendary film series, Ticket to Ride will take you on an action packed journey with the world’s best skiers and snowboarders. Witness athletes at their career best, and discover the paths that put them at the top of the steepest [...]

Rick Astley coming to Canberra

By 29 May 2014
Rick Astley coming to Canberra

Lennard Promotions presents the return of the incomparable Rick Astley on his Together Forever Australian 2014 Tour.
After thrilling Australian crowds in 2012 Rick Astley is back with his amazing band to deliver another run of shows across the country featuring all the massive global hits that have made him a household name and a few [...]

Whisky Live Canberra

By 29 May 2014
Whisky Live Canberra

I wish I was a whisky drinker. It seems like such a sophisticated thing, to hold a heavy glass in your hand with golden liquid slinking its way around the bottom. It feels like it would insert an element of NY gangster into my work at home life.
So to all you whisky drinkers [...]

Secret art studio in central Canberra to open

By 29 May 2014
Secret art studio in central Canberra to open

The Lost and Found Office is opening a new pop up studio / gallery in Braddon, ACT.
In collaboration with other artists at the Queanbeyan Artists Shed, they will be presenting The Q Collection, a diverse array of collected works that provide an insight into the unique cultural identity of this underground community.
They will be working [...]

Amnesty – Meaningful Movies

By 29 May 2014

[ 3 June 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Join us for a special screening of the eye-opening documentary ‘Once My Mother’.

When Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz was seven years old, her Polish mother, Helen, abandoned her in an Adelaide orphanage. Sophia never forgot this maternal act of betrayal. Now in middle age, as Sophia examines her troubled relationship with Helen, she discovers the story [...]

Songs of Love and Nature

By 29 May 2014

[ 6 July 2014; 3:00 pm; ] The next concert of local a cappella group Capital Voices will take place on Sunday 6 July at 3pm, at the Holy Cross Anglican Church, Hackett

In “Songs of Love and Nature”, Capital Voices nimbly leaps over five centuries of music, starting with medieval madrigals and moving to Saint-Saëns, Brahms and even Canberra’s own Wilfrid Holland.

“Songs [...]

The Feldons at the Pot Belly Friday 30 May

By 27 May 2014
The Feldons at the Pot Belly Friday 30 May

[ 30 May 2014; 8:00 pm; ] With the Canberra Music Club now running regular Thursday nights the Pot is beginning to take off. So this Friday get along to the Feldons and support act Mark Tonks for a night of live, original modrock.

“something very Ferry on the Mersey, or Beatlesque. Mention of Paul Weller does not quite nail the sound but [...]

Soulfood Kitchen – a review

By 27 May 2014

Friday nights can sometimes leave one wondering what to cook for dinner. It’s the end of the week, you’re tired, don’t want to make a big fuss in the kitchen, but need to feed a hungry family who might not be happy with my choice of an lowly omelette. That was just the case in [...]

RAW:Canberra Revolution

By 27 May 2014
RAW:Canberra Revolution

[ 28 May 2014; 7:30 pm; ]

This week, the second RAW:natural born artists event of the year will be taking place at the Uni Pub.

Showcase director Sarina Del Fuego has lined up an amazing group of 30 creative people and you can check them out on Wednesday night.

She sources new talent by seeing shows, exhibitions and also online – she looks [...]

Cheap eats series 1 – Treehouse

By 27 May 2014
Cheap eats series 1 - Treehouse

For our second cheap eats, I tried Treehouse on Northbourne Avenue. Already a rising star in the nigh club space, Treehouse is trying its hand at lunches.
I had expectations of pub type meals – tapas put together by a kid chef. However, owner Mike Kadinski has hired two chefs with solid restaurant backgrounds and the [...]

Obsessed with Loriana Cicchini

By 27 May 2014
Obsessed with Loriana Cicchini

Photographer Loriana Cicchini is our current creative crush at Toni. With work that literally takes our breath away and inspires us beyond, Loriana is destined for big things with a future so bright she better wear shades.
Loriana took out a CIT medal and ANU prize for the most outstanding student last week, with a speech [...]

Corin Forest is back and so is the snow

By 26 May 2014
Corin Forest is back and so is the snow

This winter snow will be falling in the ACT, with an iconic attraction restarting snowmaking after a 10 year
hiatus. Corin Forest will be opening a snow play area less than an hour from the heart of Canberra, bringing a
real winter experience closer than any other city in Australia.
Following its reopening on Boxing Day with new [...]

Hidden treasure at Kusina

By 26 May 2014
Hidden treasure at Kusina

There was a fair amount of excitement between myself and my husband and our dining companions (we all find it pretty hard to get out) over dinner plans last week. We got ourselves into a flap over which of the hip and trendy (I suspect I give away something of my age by using [...]

Community Consultation about the ACT Discrimination Act

By 26 May 2014

[ 29 May 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] The ACT Law Reform Advisory Council (LRAC) has been asked by the ACT Attorney-General to inquire into the scope and operation of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT).

As part of its inquiry, LRAC has prepared a Consultation Paper, which is available at http://bit.ly/LRACDiscrim.

Community members are invited to attend a Community Consultation Forum this Thursday 29 May [...]

Pegasus Riding for the Disabled Open Day 2014

By 25 May 2014
Pegasus Riding for the Disabled Open Day 2014

[ 31 May 2014; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]

Pegasus open day is next Saturday 31 May.

Pegasus is a not-for-profit community organisation that provides equestrian activities for people with disabilities. Pegasus relies on approximately 140 volunteers per week to operate their programs. The government currently provides less than half of the funds necessary to operate Pegasus.

Get along and support this fantastic organisation.

Program of Events

10.00am: [...]

The Factory coming to Canberra

By 24 May 2014
The Factory coming to Canberra

[ 24 June 2014 to 25 June 2014. ]

The contagious spirit of Polynesia is taking over Canberra this winter and nowhere is it more joyful than Canberra Theatre Centre where New Zealand’s First Pacific Musical, The Factory, is travelling across the ditch to warm the hearts of locals.

With some of New Zealand’s very best established and emerging musical theatre talent, this fresh [...]

Jono Lineen goes ‘Into the Heart of the Himalayas’

By 23 May 2014
Jono Lineen goes 'Into the Heart of the Himalayas'

[ 5 June 2014; 6:00 pm; ] Hear Jono Lineen speak about his book ‘Into the Heart of the Himalayas’ on 5 June at Paperchain Manuka.

When Jono Lineen’s brother died in tragic circumstances, he gave up a comfortable life, moved to the Himalayas and over eight years immersed himself in the cultures of the world’s highest mountains. The experience culminates in his [...]

Folk-acoustic artist Guyy Lillyman

By 23 May 2014
Folk-acoustic artist Guyy Lillyman

Smooth blues, complex guitar melodies and some fabulous vocals are just three of a plethora of reasons why Guyy Lilleyman’s self-titled EP is so promising. 
Harvesting sounds from around Canberra and utilising a talent that’s so often under-appreciated, Guyy’s EP exemplifies the aptitude nestled among Canberra’s local artists.  In it, he’s put together a collection [...]

What’s on this weekend? 24th and 25th May 2014

By 23 May 2014
What's on this weekend? 24th and 25th May 2014

As we enter another glorious Friday, what can we look forward to around Canberra over the weekend?
Add any suggestions in the comments.
A few things we know of:
Friday 23rd May – The Gender Blender Ball @ Turner Bowls
Saturday 24th May – Music for Maules Creek @ Croatian Club
Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th – Blokes [...]

An unusual theatre experience with White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

By 22 May 2014
An unusual theatre experience with White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

[ 28 May 2014 to 1 June 2014. ]
The Street Theatre will be featuring the out of the ordinary production ‘White Rabbit, Red Rabbit’ between the 28th of May and 1st of June.

‘An unnerving comedy of human freedom that defies national boundaries, censorship… and description.

Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour’s audacious theatrical experiment will come as a shock — not least to the performer [...]

Mr McGee and the Biting Flea comes to Canberra this June

By 21 May 2014
Mr McGee and the Biting Flea comes to Canberra this June

[ 27 June 2014 to 28 June 2014. ]

Patch Theatre Company, South Australia’s longest running theatre company for children, weaves together six of Pamela Allen’s beloved stories in Mr McGee and the Biting Flea, performed from 27-28 June at Canberra Theatre Centre as part of a national tour.

This wonderful production, perfect for 4-8 year olds and families, has been enchanting children around Australia [...]

Canberra Repertory ‘Showtune’

By 21 May 2014
Canberra Repertory 'Showtune'

[ 20 June 2014 to 5 July 2014. ]

The second production for REP’s 2014-15 season is Showtune, celebrating the words and music of Jerry Herman. Opening on 20 June, the production continues until 5 July 2014 at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton. Directed by Jordan Kelly and with Musical Direction by Leisa Keen, no lyric is left unsung in this outstanding retrospective [...]

Kanagroos in Flight

By 20 May 2014
Kanagroos in Flight

Snapped these new art sculptures out at the Canberra International Airport right next to the runway. Through some investigation the airport informed me that ”Roos” is the latest sculpture from sculptor Jeff Thomson. It is the 14th installation overall through the airports commitment to public art.

It’s Me Mandela – Charity Event

By 19 May 2014
It's Me Mandela - Charity Event

[ 5 July 2014; 8:00 pm; ]

Comedy savant Dayne Rathbone and his international rugby star brother Clyde perform their brand new, absurdly funny comedy play “It’s Me Mandela” at The Playhouse Theatre in July.

Since starting his comedy career in Canberra in 2010, hilariously-awkward South African emigrant Dayne has gone on to national and international success.

In 2012 he supported Anthony Jeselnik (USA) [...]

Canberra Short Film Festival

By 19 May 2014
Canberra Short Film Festival

[ 29 May 2014; 7:00 pm; ]

short::seasons Spring 2014 viewing is coming.

The short film festival focuses on showcasing the work of filmmakers from the Canberra Region. It is non-competitive and showcases local filmmakers.

Entry is free (Under 15s must be with an adult)

When: 29th May
Time: 7pm
Where: National Film and Sound Archive, ACTON

The Social Media Revolution Conference

By 16 May 2014
The Social Media Revolution Conference

[ 29 May 2014; 5:30 pm; ]

There is no denying the fact that social media is here to stay. With Facebook boasting in excess of 1.9 billion monthly active users, Twitter with over 255 million monthly active users and Instagram with over 150 million active users, it is impossible to ignore. The problem is, businesses are often left scratching their heads [...]

What’s on this weekend? 17th and 18th May 2014

By 16 May 2014
What's on this weekend? 17th and 18th May 2014

What’s going on in our fair city this weekend? The weather is even meant to hang in there with some sun and ‘not freezing’ temperatures.
The ANU Interhall Musical Spamalot is on from tonight until Sunday.
Cage Fighting hits the AIS Arena tomorrow (Saturday).
Stage 88 will be taken over by the canines on Sunday for the [...]

Canberra’s 25th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

By 15 May 2014
Canberra's 25th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

Canberra’s International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2014
The AIDS Action Council of the ACT is proud to bring you Canberra’s 25th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial.
A space to remember those who have gone too soon and recommit to continuing more than 30 years of international HIV activism, so the grief and stigma faced in the past is not [...]

World Environment Day Dinner 2014

By 15 May 2014

[ 31 May 2014; 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] Conservation Council World Environment Day Dinner 2014

Imagine a spectacular setting, sipping a glass of champagne overlooking a sunset panoramic view of Canberra, Lake Burley Griffin and beyond, enjoying a delicious gourmet meal while calming strings play in the background.

The Conservation Council ACT Region annual fundraising World Environment Day Dinner will be held at the beautifully scenic Arboretum [...]

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