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Public Talk: Building the world’s biggest telescope

By 13 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 2 December 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) is one of the biggest and most ambitious global scientific projects ever conceived. Once completed, it will enable us to delve further into the Universe than we ever have before.

In this talk, CSIRO astronomer Dr. Lisa Harvey-Smith will kick off our Frontiers of Science Conference on astronomy by describing what [...]

Around the world in a couple of hours

By 13 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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How does one get around the world in just a couple of hours on a lazy Sunday afternoon? I got to see Croatia, Turkey, England, and even Israel! Alas, no I didn’t find a really cheap deal on webjet. I hopped in my car, drove about 10km up the road and visited the world famous [...]

Melba/Spence Neighbourhood Watch AGM

By 12 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 18 November 2014 at 6:30 pm; ] All residents of the Melba/Spence Neighbourhood Watch area are invited to attend the AGM on Tuesday 18th November at 6.30pm at the Belconnen Soccer Club, Cnr Springvale Street and Belconnen Way, Hawker.

When: Tuesday 19th November
Time: 6.30 p.m.
Where: Belconnen Soccer Club, Cnr Springvale Street and Belconnen Way, Hawker.

You are also welcome to join [...]

The human body – the final frontier?

By 12 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 26 November 2014 at 1:00 pm; ] Want to hear about a rainbow band-aid that can diagnose skin cancer and how ecstasy causes brain hypothermia? Come along!

Despite hundreds of years of advances, the highly complex workings of the human body are still largely a mystery. A group of researchers at a new ARC Centre of Excellence are aiming to change all that.

They [...]

Human Graffiti – CD Launch – The Feldons – 22 November @ Smiths

By 11 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 22 November 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] Saturday 22 November at Smiths Alternative, the Feldons will be releasing their third full length album Human Graffiti, 13 songs of original mod, powerpop with a touch of blues and punk. They will be supported by local favourites Raucous Fracas from 8.00pm. $10 door of which a percentage will be donated to Movember.

The Feldons have [...]

Trivia event for romance readers

By 10 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 28 November 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] A trivia night especially for romance readers. Come along and test your knowledge against that of other local romance readers, for an evening full of fun and prizes.

Do you know your rakes from your lairds, your steampunk gadget men from your inter-galactic aliens? Do you have a preference for vampires and shape-shifters, or angels and [...]

2014 ACT and Region Motorcyclist’s ANNUAL TOY RUN

By 10 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Annual Toy Run organised by the Motorcycle Riders Association ACT for over 34 years and this year hosted by Old Parliament House, in support of the Salvation Army.
The Annual Toy Run marks 34 years of fundraising by motorcyclists to raise funds and bring gifts for the charities of Canberra to aid those less fortunate [...]

Macbeth – Bell Shakespeare Schools Festival (Review)

By 10 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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“The best way to understand and appreciate a Shakespeare play is to perform it.”  With this philosophy in mind, Bell Shakespeare invited schools across Canberra to participate in its inaugural Schools Festival.  Rather than just studying Macbeth in the classroom, the selected schools were challenged to perform it at The Playhouse at the Canberra Theatre [...]

Dylan Hekimian – BATTLE (Official Music Video)

By 9 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

At just 20 years of age Dylan Hekimian is a multi-award winning artist. Voted as Best Youth Artist and Best Live Performer for 2013 at the ACT music awards MAMAs. Dylan’s innovative style of guitar playing and percussion has to be seen to be believed. Overlay this with soulful lyricism and beautiful melodies and you [...]

Mondayitis Cabaret is on Monday 10th November 2014!

By 9 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 10 November 2014 at 6:30 pm; ] Mondayitis Cabaret is a night filled with Burlesque, circus, comedy and so much more!

Monday 10th November 2014 is the next show and the theme is: NERDLESQUE!

So get your geek on and join us for a night of fun and frivolity!

Showcasing some of the best local artists at the beautiful Abbey, located in Nichols with all [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 7 November 2014
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday November 7th

Stoush in Gundaroo – the tale of one village and two plans for the future. The dilemma of development and how debates about planning can very quickly get personal (Adrienne Francis)
Jeremy Hanson – the ACT Liberals leader confirms Canberra light rail will stop in its tracks if he’s [...]

Belconnen Police Station open day tomorrow

By 7 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 8 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ] Belconnen Police Station will open its doors to the community on Saturday, November 8, between 10am and 2pm for its Open Day and Security Expo.

The Open Day and Security Expo will feature a guided tour of Belconnen Police Station, free security product giveaways and advice to help you secure your home or business, and fun [...]

What’s on this weekend? 8th and 9th November 2014

By 7 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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David O’Brian is taking his family along to the Holy Trinity Primary School Fete on Saturday at 10am.
James McMahon is attending Beer Day Out on Saturday at the Transport Depot in Kingston.
Jon Hope is participating in the call of the beast on Saturday. If he is still able to walk after this, he plans to [...]

Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire 2014 End Of Year Concert

By 6 November 2014
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[ 29 November 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]

The Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire presents: From The Sublime To The Ridiculous (and everything inbetween)

Come along on Saturday the 29th November at 7:30pm for an exciting evening of fun and music. Tickets are only $25 each ($20 concession) and there are also group discounts available.

The Qwire are wrapping up their 21st year entertaining the [...]

Holy Trinity Primary School Fete this Saturday

By 6 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 8 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ]

A fantastic family event. Food, entertainment, market stalls, rides, dunking toilet, and much more!

There will be great raffles to win and fun rides to go on.

Check out the animals in a petting paddock and reptile enclosure.

There will also be a pre-loved clothing stall, cake stall, 2nd hand book & dvd stall, white elephant and plant [...]

Roller derby double header – Sat 8 Nov

By 6 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 8 November 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]

This Saturday Varsity Derby League’s Sophomores will be taking on Canberra Roller Derby League’s Capital Brawlers, and the VDL DisHonour Rollers will be playing against Wollongong-Illawarra’s Steel City Derby Dolls.

Last chance to see roller derby for 2014 in Canberra! Also there will be cake.

$15 at the door, kids under 12 free with a paying adult.

When: [...]

Santa arrives at Westfield this weekend!

By 6 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It’s about to feel a lot like Christmas at Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden this weekend, as both centres welcome Santa’s arrival with a special parade and lots of fun family activities on Saturday 8 November.
Led by husky dogs and a marching band, join Santa, Mrs Claus and other festive characters as they celebrate the [...]

Win a double pass!

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Canberra International Film Festival has been kind enough to offer some RiotACT readers a double pass to see one of the movies at this years festival. Mention the film you most want to see in the comments section and go in the draw, excludes closing night. We have 5 to giveaway, drawn cob today.

Looking for a new sport? Try dragon boating!

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 8 November 2014 at 9:15 am; ] Females from teenagers to over forties are invited to join Diamond Phoenix for a fun paddle on Lake Burley Griffin. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried a water sport before, we’ll help you get started.

Dragon boat racing is fast growing fun sport, with thousands of participants in over 60 countries. It’s a great way to [...]

Over $10,000 in prizes on offer as we countdown to run for your lifeline

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Lifeline Canberra CEO Ms Carrie-Ann Leeson has announced that overwhelming corporate support for the inaugural ‘Run for your Lifeline Canberra’ Fun Run and Half-Marathon will see over ten thousand dollars ($10,000 AUD) worth of prizes and give-aways on offer at the scenic new Majura Parkway event, Sunday 23 November 2014.
The business community in the Nation’s [...]

Poke Something That Bites

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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‘Poke Something That Bites’ is an exhibition that explores the mentally exhausting symptoms of an anxiety disorder. When the mind is like an angry wasps nest thrown into the middle of an elephant’s carcass being torn to pieces by a pack of hyenas it can be difficult to process ‘normal’ or ‘rational’ thoughts.
Your daily routine [...]

Carlson-Reynolds Band hosts November Blues Jam

By 4 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 16 November 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Chris Carlsen’s (guitar, vocals) early bands included Rockhouse Heavy, Gosford-based Bad Companions, The Illustrated Band and The Rushin’ Roulettes, regulars at the legendary Boot & Flogger. Since the early 1990s, Chris has collaborated on various band projects with partner Shedea (keys) as well as touring and recording with singer, harp-player and songwriter Dorothy-Jane ‘DJ’ Gosper [...]

Canberra welcomes international sensation Angelique Kidjo

By 4 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 8 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

Only days after her performance at Bluesfest 2015, the angelic voice of International sensation, Angelique Kidjo is coming to Canberra for the first time in April 2015. Angélique is one of the greatest forces in African music; her passion for her homeland and expressions of female empowerment comes through in her music through rich and [...]

Celebrating miracles – family fun day

By 4 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 November 2014 at 11:00 am; ]

The Miracle Babies Foundation is celebrating premature and sick babies by holding a Family Fun Day. All Canberra families are invited to attend and help raise funds to continue the important work of the Miracle Babies Foundation.

Spending time with a baby in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN) is [...]

Dress as your favourite Superhero for Canberra Cavalry & Lifeline Canberra

By 3 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Sarge wants you…
to dress as your favourite superhero for Lifeline Canberra!
Friday, 7 November is Lifeline Night at the Fort. Come along and watch our very own Canberra Cavalry take on the Sydney Blue Socks in the 2014 season opener!
Dress as your favourite superhero and show your support to the team that supports Lifeline Canberra. [...]

Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? – Canberra Youth Theatre (Review)

By 3 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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What if Harry Potter went AWOL?  “Where in the World is Frank Sparrow” takes all of the elements of chosen one stories and remixes them as satire.  Frank Sparrow is running, hard, from a destiny he can’t understand – the world will just have to save itself.  Canberra Youth Theatre’s interpretation of Angela Betzien’s theatrical [...]

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 1 November 2014 at 8:30 am; 2 November 2014 at 8:30 am; ]

Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants.

This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit the green waste recycling centres at either Canberra Sand and Gravel in West Belconnen or Corkhill Bros near the Mugga Lane landfill. Bring invasive weeds [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 31 October 2014
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday October 31st

Mr Fluffy – the latest and what it means for asbestos affected home-owners as well as ACT rate payers
Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher – on asbestos and light rail business plan
Abby Bishop, Canberra Capitals captain – talks to Tim Gavel about balancing life, basketball and an adopted baby
The ANU supercomputer [...]

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 1 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; 2 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died.
As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle [...]

What’s on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum – Fear. DJ’s, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia.
Heather Lansdowne is attending The little shop of Horrors at the Chop Shop in Braddon tonight. Starts at 8pm.
David O’Brian is going to watch the UC Caps V Dandenong [...]

Drinks on the Terrace & Melbourne Cup Champagne lunch at Parlour Wine Room

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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We want to make Parlour’s terrace the place to drink for Friday after-work drinks! We will be launching ‘Drinks on the Terrace’ today Friday 31st October which will also be our 1st Birthday. To celebrate we are joining up with Eden Road winery to create a pop-up bar which will stay with us throughout the [...]

Beer Day Out – Saturday 8 November

By 30 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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With more than 28 Australian Craft Breweries along with many International Breweries from New Zealand, South Africa, United States, Belgium and Germany… it’s going to be a mighty ‘BEER DAY OUT’.
Canberra’s top restaurants will be providing street food stalls. There will be loads of entertainment from comedians and musicians.
‘BEER DAY OUT’… IT’S AN 18 [...]

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