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The future of the former Higgins Primary School and Decommissioned Oval

By 7 May 2014

[ 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:

The [...]

International Music Festival at Kingston Foreshore

By 7 May 2014
International Music Festival at Kingston Foreshore

[ 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 FASHFEST Finale

By 4 May 2014
The FASHFEST Finale

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 [...]

FASHFEST DAY FIVE Announced

By 3 May 2014
FASHFEST DAY FIVE Announced

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 [...]

Whats on this weekend in Canberra 3 & 4 May 2014

By 2 May 2014

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)

Ray White Charity Golf Day – Registrations are open

By 2 May 2014
Ray White Charity Golf Day - Registrations are open

[ 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 [...]

Roller derby – Saturday 3 May

By 2 May 2014
Roller derby - Saturday 3 May

[ 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 [...]

Is ‘exposure’ appropriate as a ‘pay’?

By 1 May 2014

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.
This [...]

Fashfest strikes again!

By 1 May 2014
Fashfest strikes again!

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 [...]

Big Brother is watching Canberra

By 1 May 2014

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 [...]

Mother’s Day Classic

By 30 April 2014

[ 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 [...]

Collector Village Pumpkin Festival

By 30 April 2014

[ 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 [...]

Jubilate Deo – ANU Choral Society Concert 24 May

By 30 April 2014

[ 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 [...]

Radford College Art Exhibition and Sale

By 29 April 2014

[ 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, [...]

ANCA Gallery exhibition “Pin-a-4″ opening 30 April 6pm

By 29 April 2014

[ 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 [...]

Fashfest tickets are selling out

By 28 April 2014

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 [...]

Public Consultation about the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT)

By 28 April 2014

[ 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 [...]

Canberra International Music Festival 9-18 May

By 28 April 2014
Canberra International Music Festival 9-18 May

[ 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 [...]

ANU Medical Revue ‘Caecal Weapon 2: The Rise of Salmonella’

By 26 April 2014
ANU Medical Revue 'Caecal Weapon 2: The Rise of Salmonella'

[ 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 [...]

ACT qualifying stop for State championship skate title

By 23 April 2014
ACT qualifying stop for State championship skate title

[ 3 May 2014; ]

The Australian Capital Territory qualifying stop of the 2014 Nike x SbA Am Titles will be rolling into Belconnen Skatepark on the 3rd May 2014.  ACT skateboarders should not miss this opportunity to claim the State championship title, prize money and an invitation to the Australian Championships.

With over $100,000 in cash, prizes and giveaways on [...]

Spanish Film Festival Canberra

By 23 April 2014

The Spanish Film Festival hits Canberra 1-14 May 2014.
This year, the festival will have the added highlight of (the fairly easy on the eye) Alex González joining the early afternoon sessions on the 4th of May.
The Festival will take place at the Palace Electric Cinema.  Schedule and ticket information can be seen here.

AFL Legends Lunch

By 23 April 2014

[ 13 June 2014; 12:00 pm; ] The Sydney Swans are hosting a lunch in Canberra to honour recently retired Swans legend Jude Bolton.

Other guests include ex-Collingwood captain, Team of Century member and AFL Football Hall of Fame inductee, Des Tuddenham, and Sydney Swans CEO, Andrew Ireland.

Date: Friday 13th June
Time: 12:00pm
Venue: National Press Club, Canberra
Ticket Price: Members $115, Non-members $120

Bookings: http://www.sydneyswans.com.au/events/canberra-legends-lunch

All Tickets [...]

Groovin the Moo returns to Canberra

By 22 April 2014
Groovin the Moo returns to Canberra

[ 27 April 2014; ]

One of Australia’s most popular regional music festivals Groovin the Moo will return to The Meadows at University of Canberra this Sunday 27th April.

Now in its 10th year, the all-ages festival is boasting a big name line-up including Dizzee Rascal, The Jezabels, Karnivool, Architecture in Helsinki, The Presets, Disclosure and many more.

Canberra’s own electronic music [...]

Blog Post: Big Festival Dreams

By 22 April 2014
Blog Post: Big Festival Dreams

I had a dream, not a high in community morals, lofty politically idealistic dream, but one of my husband and I – and our little people, enjoying a music festival. There were grassy fields, mugs of cider for us, wonderful music and our little people dancing merrily in front of us – cue loads of [...]

The Imposter Syndrome – why successful people often feel like frauds

By 21 April 2014

How can it be that so many clever, competent and capable people can feel that they are just one step away from being exposed as a complete fraud? Despite evidence that they are performing well they can still have that lurking fear that at any moment someone is going to tap them on the shoulder and say “We need [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League presents Skate of the ANZAC

By 19 April 2014
Canberra Roller Derby League presents Skate of the ANZAC

[ 25 April 2014 to 26 April 2014. ]

Canberra Roller Derby League presents Skate of the ANZAC: a two-day, three-tier skate extravaganza. Whether you want to catch a few heats on Friday 25 April for the mere cost of a gold coin donation, or show up for the thrilling finals on Saturday evening, 26 April, this tournament will have your Anzac entertainment covered.

A [...]

Where to see the Royals (assuming you’re that way inclined)

By 18 April 2014
Where to see the Royals (assuming you're that way inclined)

Next week we will be sharing our fair city with real life Royalty.  As ‘Wils and Kate’ or ‘the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’ (depending on how familiar you feel, or how formal you may or may not be) prepare to visit, and my house goes into some form of light excitement over this, it [...]

Speed dating the sustainable way

By 15 April 2014
Speed dating the sustainable way

[ 4 May 2014; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]

ACT Landcare will hold the Landcare for Singles Tree Planting day at Jerrabomberra Wetlands on 4th May 2014.

If you’re on the lookout for that special someone, this event is a great opportunity to try a new and unique form of speed dating – Speed planting!

Join in and plant a new tree with a new partner [...]

Don’t miss the total eclipse

By 15 April 2014
Don't miss the total eclipse

Look up as you’re leaving work this evening and you’ll be treated to a rare spectacle.
The eastern coast of Australia will be lucky enough to witness a twilight total lunar eclipse tonight, with the moon expected to glow a striking shade of blood red.
The moon will already be eclipsed when it rises over Canberra at [...]

Hustle & Scout Twilight Markets Recap

By 14 April 2014
Hustle & Scout Twilight Markets Recap

New Acton has again played host to the Hustle and Scout Markets over the weekend. Event founder Tegan McAuley has outdone herself for the Autumn installment of this quarterly event, with plenty of interesting attractions to keep the crowds entertained throughout the day.
The event featured 32 Australian designers, makers and collectors offering designer and vintage [...]

Belconnen Community Council – April Forum: Old Belco photos, Jamison Inn redevelopment & Belco Town Centre ‘desired character’

By 14 April 2014

[ 15 April 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] The April 2014 Community Forum for the Belconnen Community Council will be held at:

7.30pm, Tuesday 15 April 2014
Community Room above the Belconnen Library
Chandler Street, Belconnen

A pre-DA consultation will be presented by Warwick Dunstone from the dezignteam on the revised plans for the old Jamison Inn site. Now known as Macquarie Park, the earlier plans [...]

Hustle & Scout Twilight Market

By 11 April 2014
Hustle & Scout Twilight Market

[ 12 April 2014; 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

A new kind of heaven is on its way for Canberra’s foodies. ‘The Forage’ will pop up at tomorrow (12 April) nights Hustle & Scout Twilight Market in New Acton. ‘The Forage’ will be a feast of Canberra’s finest food, showcasing local food vendors, wineries, cafes and other foodie outlets.

Tegan McAuley, Founder of Hustle & [...]

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