[ 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 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 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 18 May 2014; ]
It’s time again for Canberra’s canine community to come together and raise funds for RSPCA ACT.
The Million Paws Walk is Canberra’s premiere pet event where animal-lovers can mingle, chat and celebrate their furry friendships. It is a great day of family-friendly fun designed to entertain, inform and educate the community about important animal welfare issues.
[ 16 May 2014; 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. ] Lisa Richards, Folk Nouveau chanteuse writing songs that explore the inner and outer world through a melting pot mix of sounds that include folk, jazz, country and blues. She recently moved home to Australia after a very extended stint in the USA. Appearances in the USA include Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Kerrville [...]
[ 8 August 2014; 8:00 pm; ] Finally, after a long break between heats the DMC World DJ Championships are set return to Canberra in 2014!
Not since Buick made history with his third state title in 2008 have our local DJ’s had a chance to rep the A.C.T and earn their stripes on the national DMC stage.
DJ’s it’s time get your [...]
[ 16 May 2014 to 18 May 2014. 21 May 2014 to 24 May 2014. ]
From the 16th to the 24th of May, a cast of extremely talented students at the ANU will be performing the musical Spamalot at the ANU Arts Centre. Brought to life by the student society ANU Interhall Musical Productions, who have previously performed CATS (2013) and Chicago (2011), Spamalot has been an exciting opportunity for [...]
Ok, so lets talk Fashfest. I think it is important to remember that this is only the second year for this event. Fashfest is pioneering Canberra’s budding fashion industry. The difficult thing about being a pioneer is the amount of adversity you are met with. Everybody has an opinion – what could have been done [...]
[ 29 May 2014; 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. ] ABC 666′s Genevieve Jacobs will talk with three of the nation’s most compelling experts (Professor Tony McMichael, Professor Barbara Norman and Dr Peter Tait) on an issue that goes directly to the survival of the species.
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report tells us that human-driven climate change poses a unprecedented threat to health and wellbeing, not just [...]
A new exhibition, “Straight Face” by Canberra artist and designer Luke Chiswell opened last night in the Nishi Gallery in New Acton.
“Straight Face” is a design Chiswell created in 2006. At that point he made the decision to continue to use the design unchanged, resisting the urge to reinvent it or try a completely new [...]
Following on from the reprisal last week, what’s going on in Canberra this weekend?
The International Music Festival is on at the Kingston Foreshore tomorrow (10th) in the afternoon. We went along to this last year and it was well worth a visit!
The Brumbies take on the Sharks tomorrow (10th) starting at 7.40pm. Jake White [...]
[ 3 June 2014 to 5 June 2014. ] The Canberra edition of the seventh Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) will open on Tuesday 3 June with the highly anticipated film The Square, a documentary that takes audiences right to the heart of a movement, a country and a people committed to the ideals of freedom and human rights.
The Square comes direct [...]
[ 21 May 2014; 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. 24 May 2014; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Looks like there will be some movement on the derelict former school. I guess I’m disappointed to read that the oval, is no longer recognised as an oval – despite the community use. Also a bit sad to read how the oval might be used, if it can be rezoned and partially sold for housing:
[ 10 May 2014; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]
The 2014 Canberra International Music Festival Kingston Foreshore is on this weekend, featuring live music, good food and wine, a variety of market stalls, guest appearances from the Brumbies and entertainment for the kids.
Now in its third year, the festival showcases a wide range of live entertainment with an international flavour.
A huge variety of music [...]
The 2014 FASHFEST runway shows came to a spectacular end last night with a sold out show and a standing room tickets opened up to accommodate the crowds that flocked in, despite the bitter cold!
Over the past four nights we’ve seen a huge variety of designs aimed at different markets.
We have perpetually Five, providing “kids [...]
Just when we thought we couldn’t see any more coverage of FASHFEST, they drop the bomb that after their four night show they will be holding a special DAY FIVE tradeshow!
This event will give fashion retailers and the public an exclusive opportunity to shop the runway and connect with their favourite FASHFEST designers.
Twenty-two local fashion [...]
Are the new regime going to continue this weekly thread? I see bad parkers has been mothballed.
Anyway here is one event I am aware of:
Canberra Collectormania Fair Sunday May 4
Quokka Pavilion, EPIC Showgrounds, Flemington Rd Mitchell.
9am till 3pm.
(Thanks for kicking this off again Damien, sounds like a good thing to me – Canfan)
[ 22 May 2014; ]
The Annual Ray White Charity Golf Day is on again with all proceeds going to Camp Quality.
This is a great day on the green for a wonderful cause. The four person Ambrose competition will include light breakfast and lunch, with heaps of prizes given throughout the day.
When: 22 May 2014, 7.30am for a 9.00am shotgun [...]
[ 3 May 2014; 5:00 pm; ]
Varsity Derby League’s Sophomores will be going up against Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows on Saturday 3 May!
The bout will also introduce Capital Carnage, our men’s roller derby team, in a special five-on-five short game before the main game.
Doors open at 5 pm at Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong.
Tickets are $10 at the door, and children under [...]
I have heard all of the recent controversy about the 100 dancers that were asked to work for 11hours for a Video Clip filming – and then a selection would be asked to perform at The Logies – for free.
The basis of this would be that their pay would be the ‘exposure’ they would receive.
FASHFEST has once again kicked off with a bang last night. The event will be running every night until Saturday with each night having a different theme.
Last night’s theme was ‘The Artist’, and the show lived up to the name, with creative ensembles ranging from ice cream cone hats and woolly tassel dresses to gothic [...]
Auditions for the next season of Big Brother will be held in Canberra today and there’s still time to register!
The auditions will be held at Hotel Realm in Barton, with registration from 11am to 7pm. Last-minute applicants will be allowed, according to the Canberra Times.
This is the first time that the Big Brother auditions have come to the [...]
[ 11 May 2014; ] I heard once that Canberra has one of the highest participation rates for recreational running. I don’t know if that’s true but those of us who do lace on our sneakers for regular runs will already know about the Mother’s Day Classic fun run.
It’s a fund raiser for breast cancer research (you’ll see lots of [...]
[ 4 May 2014; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] The annual Collector Village Pumpkin Festival is here again to celebrate the arrival of another harvest season.
On Sunday 4th May thousands of people will flock to the tiny village of Collector for this community-run celebration of food, family, fun and of course – pumpkins!
Bask in the glory of the best pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, pumpkin [...]
[ 24 May 2014; 7:30 pm; ] The ANU Choral Society (SCUNA) presents “JUBILATE DEO”
The Gabrielis and Monteverdi, with Josquin, a Giovanni or three, and Friends.
Led by new director Andrew Koll, SCUNA will fill St Christopher’s cathedral in Manuka with a grand array of (mostly) renaissance music on Saturday 24 May at 7.30pm.
Be prepared to be lifted high into the vaulted ceilings [...]
[ 30 May 2014 7:30 pm to 1 June 2014 4:00 pm. ] Huge art exhibition and sale…
The annual Radford College Art Exhibition and Sale will run from 30 May – 1 June 2014. Now in its 30th year, this hugely successful exhibition showcases hundreds of creative works across a variety of mediums. Discover and buy quality artwork by talented local and regional artists. Choose from paintings, photographs, [...]
[ 30 April 2014 to 11 May 2014. ] Australian National Capital Artists Inc is hosting its artist-made brooch/pin exhibition. This annual exhibition has been exciting Canberrans since the 2011, and this year looks like it will be a corker.
Opening on Wednesday 30 April at 6pm the exhibition will go until 11 May at the ANCA gallery at 1 Rosevear Place, Dickson.
Participating artists this [...]
Tickets are selling fast for Fashfest, Canberra’s own fashion festival that shines the spotlight on our diverse local design talent, including designers, photographers, models and makeup artists.
Featuring a different theme and show every night, the red carpet fashion event is designed to celebrate fashion, arts and culture in the nation’s capital.
Fashfest runs from 30 April to [...]
[ 6 May 2014; 2:00 pm; 7 May 2014; 5:30 pm; 8 May 2014; 10:00 am; 5:30 pm; 9 May 2014; 10:00 am; ] 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 www.lawreform.act.gov.au
Members of the public are invited to provide feedback and comments at one of the following information [...]
[ 9 May 2014 to 18 May 2014. ]
The Canberra International Music Festival is in its 20th year in 2014, once again bringing an eclectic mix of music to our local stages.
This years concert, ‘The Fire and the Rose’ explores the centenary of the commencement of World War I and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII through the works of composers [...]
[ 7 May 2014 to 10 May 2014. ]
The 2014 ANU Medical Revue ‘Caecal Weapon 2: The Rise of Salmonella’ is hitting the stage 7-10 May at the ANU Arts Centre.
Following last year’s ‘Para-Medical Activitiy’, which achieved four Canberra Area Theatre (CAT) nominations and the 2012 show winning the CAT Award for Best Original Work, expectations are high.
The ANU Medical Revue is an [...]