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Canberra Comedy Festival Returns in 2015

By 2 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Cemented as a permanent fixture on the annual events calendar, the Canberra Comedy Festival will return in 2015 for the biggest festival yet.
Now in its third year, the 2014 festival attracted a whopping 7,600 comedy loving canberrans and reunited the Doug Anthony All Stars! The 2015 festival will run from 17 to 22 March, kicking [...]

Canberra Youth Theatre: 2015 Drama Workshops for 7-12 years

By 2 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra Youth Theatre offer a wide range of drama workshops for 7 – 12 years, including a summer holiday workshop, and drama in primary schools!

Christmas lights in Civic – doing it for the kids

By 2 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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December has just begun and that means the silly season is among us, and the Christmas lights have been switched on.
I took myself along to the Canberra Christmas lights extravaganza, previously hosted by the Richards family at their home in Forrest, now in Civic in Petrie Plaza – just near the Carousel which is also [...]

ALOHA! 12th Annual Pro Blues & Roots Charity Fundraiser

By 1 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 6 December 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Canberra Blues Society, Lone Wolf Promotions & ACT/Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group present:

The Blues Preachers (Sydney)
Shane Pacey (from Bondi Cigars)
Crossbones (local Rockabilly Band)
Judi Pearce & The Arrangement
Tuggeranong Ukulele Gang

Along with some of the finest musicians from the region all lending their support for a worthy cause.

Great raffle prizes.

Entry $5; all proceeds to The Cancer Support [...]

Canberra’s Indie Game Developers Celebrated this Saturday at iFEST

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 29 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ] iFEST indie games festival is happening in Canberra this Saturday, November 29th . The free festival is now in its fourth year and is set to showcase the work of Canberra’s most promising independent game developers. iFEST provides the opportunity to game developers working without major studio support to show their work to the wider development community and the general [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday November 28th
The penultimate program.

ThroughCare – a program for prisoners both during incarceration and after – cutting recidivism rates. Chris Low, former prisoner, explains the positive effects of the program on his new life.
Monty for a Mate – Geza McClinton was horrendously injured and left for dead when a taxi driver [...]

Justice Crew headlines 2015 National Multicultural Festival

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chart-smashing Australian group Justice Crew and exciting new British funk and soul sensation Z-Star are among the headline acts for the 2015 National Multicultural Festival, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch announced today.
“One of the great things about our National Multicultural Festival is that it brings together high-profile acts with some of the best of [...]

Family Christmas Fair

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 29 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ]

Costco’s Family Christmas Fair at Majura Park is being held this Saturday to support the NICU at Canberra Hospital.

Fun for the whole family, the Christmas Fair will feature face painting, a jumping castle, petting zoo, a visit from the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter (subject to operational requirements), visits from the Canberra Raiders and Canberra Cavalry [...]

COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Annual Summer Concert

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 7 December 2014 at 4:00 pm; ] Come and enjoy a program of beautiful music played by COZMO and our Learning Group COZYMO! COZMO will present delightful music from Australian composers Stephen Lalor and Rob Kay, and traditional Italian  and light classical tunes. COZYMO will also delight you with a short program that includes the much-loved Londonderry Air and will join COZMO in a [...]

Community celebrations this weekend for official opening of The RUC at Turner

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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This weekend the Canberra community is invited to celebrate the official ‘birth day’ of The RUC at Turner after the merger of The ACT Rugby Union Club, known as The RUC Barton, with the Canberra North Bowling Club.
The birthday celebrations will take place at the new The RUC at Turner this coming Sunday 30 November.
The [...]

Canberra Custom Knife Show

By 26 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 7 December 2014 at 10:00 am; ] It’s on again, bigger than ever, at the Tharwa Village Hall.

Come and see what the local knifemakers have been up to. See fine handmade knives for sale as well as talk to the makers about their craft. A big focus this year is kitchen knives.

There are more than twenty makers coming from all over. We [...]

Robin Hobb at Harry Hartog Woden

By 24 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 25 November 2014 at 11:30 am; ] Harry Hartog Booksellers Woden will be hosting the incredible Robin Hobb for an appearance in store tomorrow, the 25th of November between 11.30am and 12.30pm. We will have several copies of her back list, and her latest novel Fool’s Assassin available for purchase.

Can’t wait!

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Write for Rights at the Pub – Sunday 30th November

By 24 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 30 November 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Write for Rights is an annual campaign for Amnesty International. More than 2 million letters were written last year, and over 140 countries were involved.

This year, we will be focusing on six important cases. One case is Daniel, a 21 year old student in Venezuela who was arrested on the way home from an anti-government [...]

Macgregor Primary School Fete on today! 3-7 pm

By 22 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 22 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Come over to Macgregor Primary School in West Belconnen and help us celebrate the school’s 40th birthday.

We are holding a massive school fete from 3-7 pm with rides, reptiles, live entertainment, a monster raffle (over 45 prizes!), market stalls, a food court, and heaps more including an art show put on by Macgregor Primary School [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 21 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday November 21st

The Calverts and Mr Fluffy. The Calverts’ story parallels that of Canberra. They came here in the early 60s and built a home and garden that they thought would last a lifetime – then they discovered Mr Fluffy asbestos in the roof. Despite having it cleared years ago, they [...]

This Saturday – Australian MMA Championship Grand Final

By 21 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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BRACE Australia’s Mixed Martial Arts Event Series is excited to announce details of the upcoming event BRACE 31. This Saturday the 22nd of November BRACE hits Canberra for the 2014 Australian MMA Championship Grand Final live from the AIS Arena.
After a year long elimination tournament of Australia’s best MMA Athletes, the Grand Finale has finally [...]

First Round of Major Artists Announced: National Folk Festival!

By 21 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Following a tasty little Six-­Pack Teaser the National Folk Festival is pleased to announce its first major round of artists for the 2015 Festival. They are:
From Canada comes an artist who’s built a name for himself as one of the country’s most revered folk poets and singers -­ David Francey. The Scottish-­born Canadian carpenter-­turned-­songwriter [...]

Calling all Hipsters, Hackers and Hustlers

By 20 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Turn your ideas in to reality! Gather a team of three — a hipster, a hacker and a hustler — and meet us at the ‘Hub in the city’ at 10am Saturday. Put together a stellar pitch and stunning prototype in style.
Come as a team or we can match you up with others. Instructions will [...]

Centenary Flag Project exhibition opened

By 20 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Minister Burch and Reuben Bokaba with his winning entry in the Centenary Flag Project

Flags from last year’s Centenary of Canberra have been repurposed into new works of art for the Centenary Flag Project exhibition, which was opened yesterday by Minister for the Arts Joy Burch on behalf of the Chief Minister.
The Centenary Flag Project, one of the key events of the inaugural DESIGN Canberra festival program, is an [...]

Canberra: where wood works

By 19 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Mentioned in the same sentence as sawmills, pulp mills or logging, timber is a lightning rod for controversy. Environmental concerns are inseparable from the way timber is harvested and used, for all the right reasons.
Woodworking designers and craftspeople, by contrast, who have no less dependent a relationship with timber, tend to be regarded generously.
Part of [...]

#ethicalChristmas

By 19 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 5 December 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]

Everybody loves to give, but at Christmas we can end up giving too much of the Earth away. By buying local, eco-friendly, handmade and fair trade goods we can reduce our impact, support positive initiatives, and find good quality, unique gifts that won’t end up in landfill come Boxing Day.

The Canberra Environment Centre will be [...]

When the Dragon Came (2003) – Extract from Meditations in Orange

By 18 November 2014

The next morning, Sunday, is hot and still, almost as an epitaph to the events of the day before. At the depot I wait in the hazy early morning air and smoke a number of cigarettes before the team arrives. Everyone is tired and dirty from the terrifying events of the previous night and all [...]

Blues Piano Night

By 18 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 28 November 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] New Orleans radio station WWOZ has a long-running annual event called Blues Piano Night where many of the finest blues piano players from New Orleans and elsewhere gather for a feast of piano blues. Why should New Orleans have all the fun when we have some pretty fine piano players right here in Canberra?

So it [...]

Reload – Canberra’s First Gaming Bar

By 18 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’m in a bar on Northbourne Avenue drinking an Asahi and trying to operate a plastic guitar.  I’ve watched other people play Guitar Hero but this is my first-time hands on.  I get the hang of strumming while hitting the coloured buttons and it looks like I might be able to save some of my dignity, but [...]

Community Council to consider Light rail, Mr Fluffy

By 17 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 19 November 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Wednesday’s North Canberra Community Council meeting will feature a Capital Metro presentation on light rail, a COTA presentation on elderly persons accommodation and a discussion of the Mr Fluffy buyback scheme. It will also consider ACT electoral boundaries, the proposal to re-zone the area to the east of the Dickson swimming pool, and the proposed [...]

World AIDS Day Free Community BBQ Breakfast

By 17 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 1 December 2014 at 7:00 am; ] Please join us at the World AIDS Day Market on Monday 1 December in Garema Place in the City.  This event will include a free community BBQ breakfast provided by the AIDS Action Council, information and education stalls and entertainment.  The event is designed to raise awareness in the community about issues surrounding HIV and [...]

Movember Market This Saturday

By 17 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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[ 22 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Local food and fashion collaboration, Hustle&Scout and The Forage, will present a Movember charity drive at their final market event for the year this Saturday, 22 November.

To raise awareness and money for men’s health, the twilight market will take gold coin donations upon entry and present a pop-up barber shop for men, with all proceeds [...]

Secure your tickets to Flip Out in the City!

By 14 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Grab your children, grandchildren, parents, and grandparents for a flipping good time this Christmas Season as the Flip Out craze makes its way into the City centre.
Tickets for the event are on sale today, Friday 14 November, at the wallet friendly price of $10 for 20 minutes of springy fun.
Flip Out in the City will [...]

Australasian scientific glassblowers collaborate with Canberra community to support local charity, Toora Women Inc.

By 14 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 14 November 2014 at 9:00 am; ] On Friday 14 November, the Scientific Glassblowing Society of Australia New Zealand (SGSANZ) will host a public benefit auction for Toora Women Inc., a charitable organisation that provides a critical range of services for women in the Canberra region. This free event is open to the public, and includes live and silent auctions as well [...]

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 [...]

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