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Cub Calloway, The Feldons & the Crossbones @ Smiths

By 28 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 12 September 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]

A night of rock and roll for you at Smiths Alternative.

Cub Calloway (ex Saints), modrockers the Feldons and rockabilly kings the Crossbones are teaming up to give you a night of solid, joyous, old school rock and roll.

See you there…

When: Friday 12 September
Time: 8.00pm
Where: Smiths Alternative, 76 Alinga street

Tickets $10 at the door.

Zombies, Cryptographers, Skywhale…what’s your favourite?

By 27 August 2014

Hi All
As per my previous posts on RiotAct, I run a little website called Capital Yarns. I invite social media users to nominate three items, and I then write a bespoke short story featuring all three, set in Canberra. The idea began when I created bedtime stories for my two daughters based on three items [...]

Ladies, come and try dragon boating

By 27 August 2014

[ 6 September 2014 at 11:00 am; 11 October 2014 at 11:00 am; ] Come and try the fast-growing sport of dragon boating! Females from teenagers to over fifties are invited to join Diamond Phoenix for a fun paddle on Lake Burley Griffin. Try something new, improve your health and fitness, and make new friends in a supportive environment that caters for the social to the competitive paddler.

Bring: water [...]

The Wharf Revue is back and OPEN FOR BUSINESS

By 27 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 September 2014 at 8:00 pm; 1 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; 2 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; 3 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; 4 October 2014 at 2:00 pm; 4 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]

Everyone’s favourite lampoonists return for another annual instalment of The Wharf Revue packed full of their trademark irreverent, anarchic political satire. Amanda Bishop and newcomer Douglas Hansell join revue veterans Jonathan Biggins and Phillip Scott for more razor-sharp satire in Open for Business at Canberra Theatre Centre from 30 October to 4 September.

Fresh [...]

Organic semi-conductors – Public Talk, Associate Professor Vipul Bansal

By 26 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 2 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] In the world of nanotechnology, organic semiconductors are potentially revolutionary.

These eco-friendly carbon-based materials have unique properties which can be used in a huge range of futuristic devices, from flexible electronics to high-tech bandages to help us heal.

In the next talk in our public speaker series, Associate Professor Vipul Bansal will discuss this emerging applications now [...]

Duntroon– Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Part 4)

By 26 August 2014

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 [...]

How do we feed the world as the population soars?

By 26 August 2014

[ 28 August 2014 at 12:00 pm; ] ABC 666′s Genevieve Jacobs will talk with three eminent experts on one of the great challenges of our time: As the global population explodes, how do we feed ourselves and the world?

The global population is set to hit 10 billion in 2050, that’s one thousand extra mouths to feed each and every day in Australia [...]

The Little Stevies back in Canberra

By 25 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 August 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]

Combine unpredictable on-stage banter with un-teachable exquisite sibling harmonies, irresistible pop melodies and songs that are akin to your favourite stories put to music, and you have one of Melbourne’s finest acts; The Little Stevies.

Since their humble beginnings nearly a decade ago, sisters Sibylla and Bethany have built up a reputation as a must see [...]

The Dream – Bell Shakespeare (win a double pass!)

By 25 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays and a frequent presence on the stage.  Only last year local group Centrepiece Theatre ran a well-received production at The Q.  Now Bell Shakespeare is about the venture out into the thick forest of Midsummer Night’s Dream interpretations with their own take on the [...]

360 to bring Utopia to Canberra

By 25 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 3 September 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] Hip Hop sensation 360 is gearing up to take his new album on tour, stopping off to play the University of Canberra on Wednesday 3 September.

I caught up with him to talk new music, Iggy Azalea and Canberra’s club scene.

What song are you most proud of from the new album Utopia?

To be honest I’m proud of [...]

Robin Williams Tribute Screening

By 25 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 31 August 2014 at 6:00 pm; ]

The ANU Film Group, Australia’s largest film society, will be celebrating the life and legacy of the late Robin Williams with a special tribute screening of two of his most beloved films – Dead Poets Society and Good Morning, Vietnam – on Sunday 31 August at 6 PM.

Membership of the ANU Film Group is open [...]

What’s on the menu for Floriade 2014?

By 22 August 2014
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Food and Wine week is set to spice up Floriade 2014, inviting visitors to spoil their tastebuds with a delicious menu of demonstrations and events – all for free!
From 22-28 September, visitors to Australia’s biggest celebration of spring can sip on some of the capital region’s most prestigious wines, explore the science behind our tastebuds [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 22 August 2014
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday August 22nd

DAVID EASTMAN – The Supreme Court decision is handed down mid afternoon – Chris Kimball is at the court.
NORTHBOURNE FLATS – Iconic entry to Canberra with housing commission flats along the central route to the city – flats set for demolition. Heritage architects say no – but does anyone [...]

Sunday Siren Series – Women Songwriters in the Round

By 22 August 2014

There is a new music series beginning at Smiths Alternative. It’s called Sunday Siren Series. It’s on the 3rd Sunday of each month. The series is the brain child of songwriter Lisa Richards and Smith’s co-owner Meryl Hinge. At every show, Lisa will be joined on stage by 2 local women singer songwriters. “We will sit on stage together [...]

What’s on this weekend? 23rd and 24th August 2014

By 22 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As we approach our penultimate Winter weekend, there is plenty going on in the Capital.
Suggestions from some of our team:
Amy Birchall is indulging her not-so-inner nerd to see astronaut Chris Hadfield speak at Llewellyn Hall for National Science week on Sunday 24th of August
Josh Mulrine is taking his daughter along to the Geoscience [...]

The Importance of Being Earnest – Canberra Theatre Centre (Review)

By 22 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Importance of Being Earnest can feel like fairy floss: sweet, yes, but when you start to pull it apart it becomes insubstantial. The play is an outright farce and this production by the State Theatre Company of South Australia emphasises the intrinsic silliness of the story. But if this is a farce, it is [...]

Studio Underground – A season of secret theatre at the Canberra Youth Theatre

By 21 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 28 August 2014 at 7:30 pm; 29 August 2014 at 7:30 pm; 30 August 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]

Come and join us in the Underground…

The Canberra Youth Theatre Teen and Senior Ensembles have been bringing their considerable talents to bear for STUDIO UNDERGROUND – a secret theatre experience where you only find out what you are seeing when you arrive at the theatre! How many times do we dismiss an interesting looking show [...]

Little Red at Belconnen Community Centre

By 21 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 12 September 2014 at 7:00 pm; 13 September 2014 at 2:00 pm; 13 September 2014 at 7:00 pm; 14 September 2014 at 1:00 pm; ]

A new locally produced show is coming to the Belconnen Community Centre in September. Little Red is a cautionary tale based on the familiar ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. A funny and dark tale involving a lying wolf, a deceived girl and an unexpected path.

The show incorporates circus skills such as acrobatics, aerial skills [...]

ACT Debating Union New Competitions for students

By 20 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The ACT Debating Union (ACTDU) is the largest organiser of schools debating in the ACT. A volunteer run organisation that aims to promote debating, public speaking and analytical skills to students in the ACT.
This year ACTDU is running two new exciting competitions! They will both involve two full days of debating over concurrent weekends, held [...]

Blundell’s Cottage – Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Part 3)

By 19 August 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 [...]

ANU Public Lecture – The Reinvention Revolution: The makeover industries in the twenty-first century

By 19 August 2014

[ 16 September 2014 at 6:00 pm; ] A public lecture by Professor Anthony Elliott, Director of the Hawke Research Institute and Research Professor of Sociology, University of South Australia.

From cosmetic surgery to self-help manuals, psychotherapy to life coaching, career design to corporate re-brandings: ours is the era of ‘reinvention’. In this provocative public lecture, acclaimed sociologist Professor Anthony Elliott assesses the spread [...]

Kandinsky Paintings: Latest High Tech Security Measure

By 18 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi All.

Could a Kandinsky painting protect that expensive bottle of red wine you have stashed downstairs? That’s the question posed by a yarn I wrote in Feburary. The request was for a short story set in Canberra featuring:
Painting by Kandinsky + Bottle of Grange Hermitage + A Chainsaw
My yarns stay up for around six months, [...]

Courtney Love comes to Canberra on Saturday night (your chance to win a double pass!)

By 18 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Courtney Love brings a whole new level of cool to the Capital on Saturday night when her first solo tour of Australia hits the UC Refectory.
Once described as the most controversial woman in the history of rock, Love’s artistic career has weathered human tragedy, varying public opinion and battles with her own personal demons. Through [...]

August 2014 Belconnen Community Council Public Forum: Omnibus Territory Plan / Belconnen Town Centre Survey results

By 18 August 2014
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[ 19 August 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]

The August 2014 Public Forum for the Belconnen Community Council will be held at:

7.30pm, Tuesday 19 August 2014 in the
Community Room above the Belconnen Library
Chandler Street, Belconnen

Representatives from the Community Services Directorate and the Economic Development Directorate will discuss the Omnibus Territory Plan Variation sites, especially those in Belconnen at Kaleen (former bocce club) and [...]

SciNight – Questacon

By 18 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Freudian Slit, Shazaram, Penelope Asterisk, Bubble O’Kill, Behemoth Rhapsody and Berry Bad take a moment away from teaching science to pose for the camera.  Photo supplied by Canberra Roller Derby League.
If you’ve been dragged to Questacon as the involuntary guardian of a screaming child you’ve also probably wished that children weren’t allowed in.  A little [...]

Grumpy Little Manny – New Single from Sparrow-Folk

By 15 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Sparrow-Folk have a follow up song to their viral hit Ruin Your Day: a hilarious song on sexual politics called Grumpy Little Manny.
If there first song got you talking, this will leave you speechless and WARNING it does contain mature content so you might want to play it away from the kids. Check out their brand new [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 15 August 2014
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday August 15th

Asbestos House – A family suit up to go back into their Mr Fluffy house to rescue objects prior to demolition. They think the Government should have acted sooner.
Away with the Firies – 7.30 and Chris Kimball travel with ACT’s fire service for a round the clock experience.
Ranamok ran [...]

Israeli Film Festival – your chance to win a double pass

By 15 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Australia Israel Cultural Exchange (AICE) is teaming with Palace Cinemas to present the AICE Israeli Film Festival. The Festival comes to Canberra 19th-31st August, showing at Palace Electric Cinema in New Acton.
The festival includes a range of films from rollicking comedies to sensitive dramas, from riveting, political documentaries to hot-blooded romance. Now [...]

North Canberra Community Council August meeting

By 15 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 20 August 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The August meeting of the North Canberra Community Council will consider Dickson intersection improvements, an ‘omnibus’ Territory Plan Variation that will affect several sites including the former Downer School and the Cape Street Centre, and a proposal to build a car park on the wooded area adjacent to the Dickson swimming pool.

All interested north Canberra [...]

What’s on this weekend? 16th and 17th August 2014

By 15 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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After all the sun we’ve had, a bit of a rainy weekend won’t be so bad (I’ll keep telling myself that). In preparation, we’ve got a few things around town where you should keep dry-ish.
From our team:
Heather Lansdowne is heading for Portabello Road @ Old Bus Depot Markets, Sunday 17th August. She also suggests St [...]

Best of Canberra – Vegetarian

By 14 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Note – this week I outsourced our review to one of our team. As a Vegan, I figured Jess was far better place to make judgement on good vegie food than me. Thanks Jess! Canfan
Dickson is basically vegetarian heaven. The restaurant choices are Kingsland, Au Lac and My Rainbow Dreams, and neighbouring Braddon [...]

CRDL’s 2014 Home Season Two games in one awesome night

By 14 August 2014

Hot on the heels of its seventh season’s opening double-header, Canberra Roller Derby League’s second event on the 16th of August promises to be a continuation of the league’s exciting and unpredictable home team play. The first double-header saw upsets in both bouts, with last season’s second place Brindabelters going down to wooden spooners the Surly Griffins, and two-time champions the [...]

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