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What’s on in Canberra this Australia Day “long” weekend (22-26 January 2016)

By 21 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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In this special edition, we cover this weekend and the Australia Day celebrations early next week. Our picks include: the National Museum’s Continuing Culture Australia Day Festival, the Australian of the Year Awards and Concert, the Great Aussie Day Breakfast and the CBR Hottest 100 Beach Party.
ALL WEEKEND

Encounters Tour
Where: National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, New [...]

A sculpture walk though Civic

By 20 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When reading the latest thought bubbles from the property lobby, it was difficult to avoid laughing out loud. In their quest to improve Civic business activity, the Civic property lobby has recommended that the ACT Government should hand over money to assist in the refurbishment of the Melbourne and Sydney buildings.
Let’s be clear — these [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (16 and 17 January 2016)

By 15 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list head to the allclassifieds website.
15 Marril Street, Queanbeyan
Saturday 8am-2pm
A classic garage sale, with items including: toys, games, occasional furniture, freestanding stoves, DVD/CD’s, electronic equipment, Christmas lights, formal dresses (varied sizes) and general household [...]

Prolific Canberra composer’s quiet encore

By 15 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 16 January 2016 at 7:00 pm; ]

Canberra trained composer/pianist Joshua McHugh will play at Smith’s Alternative this Saturday in his last performance before he leaves the nation’s capital for New York.

Tales of Woe and Happiness will be a novel and interactive performance where McHugh will play his original compositions as well as much-loved classics. If you can guess the tune, the [...]

What’s on in Canberra this weekend (15, 16 and 17 January 2016)

By 14 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Summer in the capital is all about outdoor concerts, open-air cinema, night tours of blockbuster exhibitions and sport: cricket and tennis. If none of those appeal, the Thredbo Blues Festival runs from Friday till the early hours of Monday too.
ALL WEEKEND

Celestial Empire: Life in China, 1644-1911
Where: Exhibition Gallery, Ground Floor, National Library of Australia, Parkes [...]

Singing and Songwriting workshop for Teens

By 14 January 2016

[ 18 January 2016 to 20 January 2016. ] HI All,

If you are looking for a musical experience for next week for your teens or preteens what about a…
Singing and Songwriting Workshop with a pro songwriter, singer and teacher??
For ages 12 - 15
3 Half Days of Singing and Songwriting

No Previous Musical Experience Necessary
Monday January 18th – Wednesday January 20th 2015
small workshop –  5 places ONLY  (and I have [...]

2XX Local N Live presents the Bootleg Sessions @ the Phoenix.

By 14 January 2016
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[ 18 January 2016; ] 2XX Local N Live, great supporters of local music, are hosting the famous (or infamous?) Bootleg Sessions at the Phoenix on Monday the 18th of January.

And this night promises to be a big one with original music coming from the Feldons, My Sister’s Gramophone, the Blade Winner and Happy Axe.

Playing times:
8.00- 8.30 Happy Axe
8.45- 9.15 [...]

Chinese-Australian Communities in the Qing Era with Kate Bagnall

By 14 January 2016

[ 24 January 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] From the gold rush decades of the 1860s and 1870s, small numbers of Chinese women started arriving in Australia. Kate Bagnall shares stories of some of the women who left China for Australia in the late Qing dynasty, as well as the families and communities they formed here.

When: Sunday 24 JanuaryTime: 2pmWhere: Conference Room, National Library of AustraliaTickets: $15 [...]

A Celestial Evening, Exclusive Exhibition Viewing and Dinner

By 14 January 2016

[ 23 January 2016 at 6:00 pm; ]
Enjoy a delicious Chinese-inspired meal, a glass of champagne and a tour of the exhibition by curator Nathan Woolley. You will also receive a signed copy of the exhibition’s companion publication.

Celestial Empire: Life in China, 1644-1911
Experience 300 years of Chinese culture and tradition from two of the world’s great libraries. From life at court to [...]

Growing up Chinese in Australia with Ben and Michelle Law

By 14 January 2016

[ 23 January 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Join brother and sister duo Benjamin and Michelle Law as they divulge real-life experiences and expectations of growing up Chinese in Australia.
Benjamin Law is the author of two books—The Family Law (2010) andGaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012)—and the co-author of the comedy book Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014) with his sister Michelle and illustrator Oslo Davis. The Family [...]

Exploring the Qing Dynasty with Dr Nathan Woolley

By 14 January 2016

[ 21 January 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Nathan Woolley, curator of Celestial Empire, explores life under the Qing dynasty through the collections of the National Library of Australia and the National Library of China.

Nathan Woolley is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World, within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. His research focusses on the [...]

Film Screening at the NLA: Drunken Master

By 14 January 2016

[ 19 January 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Contemporary chop-socky fans will know the historical hero Wong Fei Hung (1847-1924) through Jet Li’s sober, prouder performances in Once Upon A Time in China series.
By contrast, in the 1978 classic and first of two Drunken Master movies, Jackie Chan gives the master a zany spin – playing him as a lazy buffoon who is trained in the Drunken [...]

Film Screening at the NLA: Once Upon a Time in China

By 14 January 2016

[ 15 January 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] A must-see from the canon of Hong Kong films, this is a brilliant and gorgeous deconstruction of the life of Qing dynasty folk hero Wong Fei Hung, and the first of three Once Upon A Time films featuring Jet Li as an acrobatic,proud, but romantically innocent incarnation of the great master.
Set in late 19th century Canton, this [...]

The Public Menace of Blight (Episode 10)

By 13 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Continuing from episode nine, this is the final episode of The Public Menace of Blight by Kaaron Warren.
All the places you think are real, are real. Events and people are pure invention.
People love coincidences. They jumped on this one. They didn’t know I had a ghost on my tail now, hanging on like shit to sheep. You’re [...]

The Public Menace of Blight (Episode 09)

By 12 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Continuing from episode eight, this is The Public Menace of Blight by Kaaron Warren.
All the places you think are real, are real. Events and people are pure invention.
I couldn’t tell Margaret what I knew about where Riley had been, about his dead father, or about the ghosts, she’d think I was crazy and they’d take my [...]

The Public Menace of Blight (Episode 08)

By 11 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Continuing from episode seven, this is The Public Menace of Blight by Kaaron Warren.
All the places you think are real, are real. Events and people are pure invention.
“Pardon?” I said.
“That wasn’t me,” Dylan said. I stepped closer to him, thinking the warmth of us together would create some kind of barrier. A shield.
I couldn’t see the [...]

The Public Menace of Blight (Episode 07)

By 9 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Continuing from episode six, this is The Public Menace of Blight by Kaaron Warren.
All the places you think are real, are real. Events and people are pure invention.
They were clearer, with two of us focussed on them. Five I thought, but he said six. I heard that creaking noise and it was them, shifting from foot [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (9 and 10 January 2016)

By 8 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 15 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
6 Skertchly Place, Florey
Saturday 7am-2pm
This garage sale is doing a holiday clean-out, witch items including: clothing in all sizes, men’s and women’s, some new with [...]

The Public Menace of Blight (Episode 06)

By 8 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Continuing from episode five, this is The Public Menace of Blight by Kaaron Warren.
All the places you think are real, are real. Events and people are pure invention.
I got us another round to give him a couple of minutes privacy. When I got back, he started up again. “So I was the only one who’d go [...]

7 things to do in Canberra this weekend (08, 09 and 10 January 2016)

By 7 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As Canberra transitions into 2016, this weekend is easing you back into the activities on offer. We’ve curated seven activities for a variety of ages to be enjoyed, but our top picks include: the film screening of Bill, which looks at what happened during Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’ through a family friendly narrative; the Behind the Lines [...]

Shane Pacey Trio

By 7 January 2016
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[ 8 January 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

While continuing with The Bondi Cigars, Shane Pacey plays to his urge to revisit the music that turned him on when he first started playing, like the guitar playing/singing of Peter Green and the short sharp style coming out of Chess Records in the 50s and 60s.

Shane (guitar and vocals) is joined by Paul Blasi [...]

Bucky’s Birthday Bash!!!

By 7 January 2016
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[ 9 January 2016 at 6:00 pm; ]

An evening of fabulous entertainment, featuring four hot acts:

Rodeo Clowns (6.30 pm)
Cletis Carr (Sydney 7.30 pm)
Groove Kings (8.30 pm)
Chris Harland Blues Band (9.30 pm)

Free Entry

Harmonie German Club
49 Jerrabomberra Ave
Narrabundah

The Public Menace of Blight (Episode 05)

By 7 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Continuing from episode four, this is The Public Menace of Blight by Kaaron Warren.
All the places you think are real, are real. Events and people are pure invention.
We got more beers and a Guinness pie each. “A couple of the blokes wouldn’t go in. It did feel weird down that end. Really cold. It was about [...]

The Public Menace of Blight (Episode 04)

By 6 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Continuing from episode three, this is The Public Menace of Blight by Kaaron Warren.
All the places you think are real, are real. Events and people are pure invention.
I had kept the market guy’s card (those blue eyes! Those arms!) and called him to ask where the crate of things came from. I spent a minute describing [...]

The Public Menace of Blight (Episode 03)

By 5 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Continuing from episode two, this is The Public Menace of Blight by Kaaron Warren.
All the places you think are real, are real. Events and people are pure invention.
“What is it?” Gloria asked Margaret.
She showed us the base of the car. Carved underneath, it said, Riley Donohoe.
“This was my son’s,” she said. Gloria and I exchanged glances. [...]

The Public Menace of Blight (Episode 02)

By 4 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Continuing from episode one, this is The Public Menace of Blight by Kaaron Warren.
All the places you think are real, are real. Events and people are pure invention.
Monday morning I was sure I’d dreamt them. I got the kids off to school and myself to work, even though I felt like I’d been up all [...]

The Public Menace of Blight (Episode 01)

By 3 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE

Today, we introduce a new story to you from local award-winning author Kaaron Warren. The story is very different from Craig’s Dateline. You have been warned.
All the places you think are real, are real. Events and people are pure invention.
People love coincidences. “I was just thinking about my uncle and he called,” or “I found [...]

Dateline: Canberra, Christmas 2035 (Part 10)

By 2 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Continuing on from part nine, this is Dateline by Craig Cormick…
“Where are you taking us?” asked Angie.
“We’re going into the Acton Tunnel,” he said. “There’s an underground entrance we built.”
“What about the asbestos?” asked Angie.
“That’s just a story we spread to keep people away,” Harold Holt said.
“Away from what exactly?” Ned Kelly asked.
“Better to show you [...]

Dateline: Canberra, Christmas 2035 (Part 09)

By 1 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Continuing on from part eight, this is Dateline by Craig Cormick…
“What did you do to save the Endeavour?” Angie asked.
“We stuffed dead endangered species into the hole in the ship,” said Cook sulkily.
“I don’t think this is a good time for that attitude,” said Santa.
“We unwound rope and stuck it to a sail and lowered it [...]

Dateline: Canberra, Christmas 2035 (Part 08)

By 31 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Continuing on from part seven, this is Dateline by Craig Cormick…
They made their way stealthily over London Circuit and crept down towards the remains of the shipping container village there. It was now the home of homeless town-planners who had been made redundant by Canberra’s new approach to collaborative planning.
“Not too close,” Angie warned them. “You [...]

Dateline: Canberra, Christmas 2035 (Part 07)

By 30 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Continuing on from part six, this is Dateline by Craig Cormick…
Ned Kelly watched his comrades being rounded up by men with electric cattle prods as he manoeuvred himself into position. The first guard to see him was taken quite by surprise and spun around to see a tall helmeted figure advancing into the fringes of the [...]

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Masquerade at the Albert Hall!

By 29 December 2015
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[ 31 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Ring in the New Year with Canberra Salon Orchestra. This event is sure to be a bit!

Performing classical favourites and Viennese Waltzes.

Prizes for the best dressed couple and the best Venetian Mask.

Doors open at 8pm. Music and dancing from 8.30pm.

When: 31st of December. Doors open at 8pm.
Where: Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue Yarralumla
Tickets: From [...]

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