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Event: Ammonia – The clean renewable fuel for the future?

By 4 May 2015

[ 7 May 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] This presentation by Bryan Furnass is hosted by the Frank Fenner Foundation – all are welcome.

Almost all climate scientists are convinced that the main cause of global heating and climate disruption is the prodigious combustion of hydrocarbons over the past century, with anthropogenic pollution with greenhouse gases causing grave threats to biodiversity, food security and [...]

A Passion for Peace festival

By 30 April 2015
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[ 27 April 2015 6:00 pm to 2 May 2015 6:00 pm. ] Chorus of Women is presenting a five-day Festival for Peace featuring music, public forums, conversations, a one-day workshop hosted by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom on the theme ‘Women’s Power to Stop War, storytelling for children, schools events, displays and more.

The festival is inspired by over 1200 women from 12 warring [...]

Tuggeranong Community Council Meeting, 5 May 2015

By 30 April 2015

[ 5 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] The next Tuggeranong Community Council general meeting will be held on Tuesday 5 May 2015. Guest speakers will include:

Lynette Marsh from the Asbestos Task Force who will speak on the impact of asbestos in homes in Canberra
Tristan Yeats from GHD will talk on the latest plans for Ashley Drive.

The meeting will commence at 7.30pm and will [...]

Road trip from Canberra: Corin Forest region

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This week’s road trip suggestion is only an hour from Civic (and of course closer for southside residents), which means you’ll have more time to relax and enjoy the surroundings or suggested activities.
Driving through the southern suburbs of Canberra, and out into the national parks, you’ll find the Corin Forest Mountain Retreat, located at 1268 Corin Road [...]

What’s on this weekend? 2nd and 3rd May 2015

By 30 April 2015

Early morning raves, Gregorian chants and speed dating are just a few of this weekend’s highlights. Let us know what we’ve missed in the comments.
Sports/outdoor activities

See the Brumbies take on the Waratahs at GIO Stadium on Friday. Kick off is at 7.40pm.
Join Kayakcameraman Paul Jurak and Hilary Wardhaugh for #PhotowalkCanberra Afloat! Meeting at 5.30am on Saturday, the [...]

Start playing blues harmonica

By 29 April 2015

[ 7 June 2015; ]

Do you nurse a burning desire to pick up a harmonica and play some wailing blues riffs?

Here’s your chance. Tony ‘Mouth from the South’ Maguire is holding a half-day beginners’ workshop at the Statesman Hotel in Curtin on Sunday June 7.

Tony (pictured) promises he’ll get you playing tasty-sounding riffs within the first 15 minutes on his song Spearfishin’ [...]

Local leaders – Benjamin Shine

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Artist and designer Benjamin Shine hasn’t had much sleep in the past week. He’s spent up to 14 hours per day creating large-scale tulle portraits (pictured above) and three-dimensional sculptures for his first ever Australian exhibition, on display now at the Canberra Centre.
“I’ve worked with a lot of fashion brands overseas, and what they’re doing [...]

Keller Sessions presents Leo Joseph – Sat 9 May at 7 pm

By 28 April 2015
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[ 9 May 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

The versatile Leo Joseph, whose bands Nightless Lovers and Key Grip are amongst the best blues bands Canberra has to offer, will play solo blues piano and guitar (not at the same time!) that even seasoned Canberra blues’ aficionados will not have heard him play before.

Joined by guests during the course of the evening – [...]

Superhero-themed dance party

By 28 April 2015
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[ 2 May 2015 at 9:30 pm; ]

Bring the child in you back to life. Dress up in your favourite superhero costume for a theme dance event. From Captain America to Spider-Man to X-Men to Cat Woman, this not to be missed dance event will knock your socks off and will be jam-packed with superhero characters from all genres. So what are you [...]

Griffith Street Party this Saturday!

By 27 April 2015
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[ 2 May 2015 at 12:00 pm; ]

The annual Griffith Street Party hosted by M16 Artspace and the Griffith-Narrabundah Community Association will be held again at M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, this Saturday 2 May from 12pm to 4pm. Don’t miss this significant and popular family friendly community event that combines wonderful art with food and jazz.

On the day M16’s three [...]

Tommy Balogh’s Stretch Marks of the Universe at Nishi Gallery

By 27 April 2015
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[ 27 April 2015 to 3 May 2015. ]

Nishi Gallery Tommy Balogh’s universal expression invites us into the sublime.

Stretch Marks of the Universe is an ambitious exhibition of contemporary abstract paintings by Canberra based artist Tommy Balogh.

The show includes his 6x3m triptych painting The Three Disciples, which was both created and featured at Art, Not Apart 2015. Nishi Gallery will also house [...]

Review: Urban Suburban at CMAG


The Canberra Museum and Gallery has a major exhibition of local visual arts with the focus on artists’ views of life in this city.
This is an exhibition of art created in the Canberra region about where people live as opposed to the usual image of the city as the national capital. Hence the title Urban Suburban. [...]

Australia’s Young Performer of the Year comes to Canberra


[ 6 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; 7 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to Llewellyn Hall on May 6 & 7, to join forces with acclaimed young Australian pianist Hoang Pham, to perform Tchaikovsky’s first and most famous piano concerto.

Hoang Pham was named Australia’s Young Performer of the Year in 2013 by Symphony Australia, and has performed as a soloist with the Melbourne, [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (25th and 26th April 2015)

By 24 April 2015

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Chifley, Kaleen, Franklin, Amaroo and Page. Happy Friday!
Saturday 25 April
12 Mornington Street Amaroo
7.30am to 1pm
Stools, lights, books, kitchen appliances dog kennel and lots more. All must go!!!
26 Salmond Street Chifley
9am to 2pm
Kitchen items, wok, electric frypan, George Forman steamer, dust buster, vacuum cleaner, cushions, garden pots, mature yuccas, heating, [...]

Anzac Day bus services

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ACTION is offering free special services to the dawn service and the national ceremony plus free bus travel for anyone wearing a service medal on regular route services on Anzac Day (Saturday 25 April 2015).

Passengers are reminded a Sunday bus timetable will operate on Anzac Day.
Buses to the dawn service will depart from Gungahlin, Woden, City [...]

The Crucible at Theatre 3

By 23 April 2015
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[ 1 May 2015 8:00 pm to 16 May 2015 8:00 pm. ]

The first production for REP’s 2015-16 Season—and the second for 2015—is Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

Opening on 1 May, the production continues until 16 May 2015 at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton.

This Classic drama directed by Jordan Best presents a powerful and timeless depiction of how intolerance and hysteria can intersect and tear a community [...]

Canberra launch of Home Truths by Mandy Nolan

By 23 April 2015

[ 6 May 2015 at 5:45 pm; ]
For anyone who has ever dreamt of owning, building, renovating or perhaps bulldozing their home, or for those who have actually done it and survived, this collection of witty insights and reflections on how and where we live makes compulsory reading.
In Home Truths, Mandy explores poet Anne Sexton’s assertion that ‘women marry houses’. With great [...]

What’s on this weekend? 25th and 26th April 2015

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[ 25 April 2015 to 26 April 2015. ] Another week almost over! Here’s your guide to what’s on this weekend, including Canberra’s Anzac Day Centenary commemorations.

Anzac Day 2015

The Australian War Memorial is hosting two ceremonies to commemorate the service and sacrifice of those who have served Australia during times of war and peace. The dawn service starts at 4.30am and the Anzac Day [...]

Have your say on the ACT Arts Policy Framework

By 22 April 2015

[ 23 April 2015 at 12:00 pm; ] Minister for the Arts Joy Burch has called on Canberra’s arts community to register for tomorrow’s public forum on the review of the ACT Arts Policy Framework.  
Minister Burch’s office has released the following information:

“artsACT is looking for feedback from the community on the current ACT Arts Policy Framework, and the forum on Thursday provides those with [...]

A review of Canberra’s public memorial artwork


Public sculpture commissioned in the memory of our dignitaries has been known to cause a stir amongst art lovers as well as those who take a position on public art.
In recent days there’s been chatter internationally about a statue erected back in 2009 to honour Lucille Ball, which sparked a Facebook group titled We love Lucy! [...]

RSPCA Million Paws Walk – Help break a Guinness World Record!

By 20 April 2015
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[ 17 May 2015 at 9:00 am; ]

The biggest doggy event of the year is back again for 2015! This year’s Million Paws Walk will be bigger and better than ever with live music, doggy agility and stacks of entertainment throughout the day!

At this year’s Million Paws Walk RSPCA ACT will also be attempting the Guinness World Record for most dogs wearing [...]

Pain in the brain: the overlap between physical, social and empathy for pain

By 20 April 2015

[ 9 June 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Come and join us at the Academy of Science for our public lecture series, Science stars of tomorrow.

This month: Pain in the brain: the overlap between physical, social and empathy for pain.
“Only time can heal your broken heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” – Miss Piggy
When we think about [...]

Small is Beautiful documentary screening

By 20 April 2015

[ 29 April 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
Small is Beautiful is a movie documentary about tiny houses, and is directed by Jeremy Beasley from Melbourne.
Just a few more tickets need to be reserved and it’ll be showing! There will only be one session.
I’ve been interested in minimal housing for years, especially for its financial and environmental aspects. It’d be great to get some [...]

National Portrait Gallery exhibition highlights


The National Portrait Gallery is currently running a special exhibition as its contribution to the Anzac centenary. The exhibition is titled All that fall — Sacrifice, life and loss in the First World War.

The first thing to report is that this exhibition isn’t about portraiture. Most of the exhibition is made up of rooms of posters. [...]

Upcoming events at Ginninderra Falls

By 19 April 2015

[ 17 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; 21 April 2015 at 9:00 am; 23 April 2015 at 12:00 pm; ] The following Ginninderra Falls events are coming up this month:

21 April 2015
From 9:00am
The Ginninderra Falls Biodiversity Working Group will meet with Riverview to discuss the issues connected with a 300 metre conservation corridor, plans for a visitor hub, and the need for further work on endangered species.

21 April 2015
From 7:30pm
The Ginninderra Falls Association will give a [...]

Calling budding performers for holiday theatre program!

By 18 April 2015

[ 20 April 2015 to 24 April 2015. ]
Budding Theatre is pleased to launch its much-anticipated school holiday program for children and teenagers aged eight to sixteen. Over five days, participants will learn about the fundamentals of:
•    Performance (audition skills; interpreting text; taking direction; inhabiting character)
•    Playwriting (structure; style; creative inspiration & process)
•    Directing (blocking; working with actors; artistic imagination)
•    Stage Management (organisation [...]

Canberra filmmaker Hollywood bound


Canberra filmmaker Christian Doran is on his way to Hollywood this week after receiving the Judges’ Choice Award in the Nova Employment – Focus on Ability Short Film Competition.
The prize is worth $10,000 and includes six weeks of accommodation in the Hollywood Hills, introductions to key industry players and learning from other Australians who have had success [...]

Twilight piano music at the Drill Hall Gallery this weekend

By 17 April 2015

[ 18 April 2015 at 5:00 pm; 19 April 2015 at 5:00 pm; ] This Saturday and Sunday.

Twilight piano music at the Drill Hall Gallery, ANU

This Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, 5pm.

Please join Carl Rafferty at ANU’s very pleasant Drill Hall Gallery, this weekend at 5pm. He is presenting a preview of some of the piano music he’ll be playing in Vienna this summer.

Concerts in the Drill [...]

Yellow Food Van fundraiser at Cheeky Chicken Childcare

By 17 April 2015

[ 17 April 2015; ] Cheeky Chicken Early Learning Centre is today holding its weekly fundraiser for the Yellow Food Van.

You can follow our link for info, pop along to our centre to give a donation or go to the Yellow food Van web site to donate.

Please help us support this very worthwhile charity as they make a massive difference [...] teaching ACT high schoolers to code


[ 17 April 2015 to 19 April 2015. ]

Howdy Rioters.

My name is Matt and I’m the General Manager of the Entry 29 coworking space in Civic. Tomorrow through Sunday we are putting on an event where volunteers from Canberra’s tech community are helping high school students prototype their first website, mobile app, videogame, 3D Artwork, or 3D Printed object.

We have 40 volunteers helping [...]

Highlights from Colour My World at NGA


The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) has launched an exhibition that should appeal to many – in particular those with an interest in Australian hand-coloured photography from the last couple of decades. Besides hand coloured black and white photographs with themes from personal, landscape to political subjects, Colour My World has some works by photographers [...]

What’s on this weekend? 18th and 19th April 2015

By 16 April 2015

[ 18 April 2015 to 19 April 2015. ]

This weekend’s highlights include a Madonna memorabilia display, a Carnivale-themed first birthday party at Lucky’s Speakeasy and Record Store Day at Landspeed Records. What are your plans for this weekend?

Sports/outdoor activities

The Canberra Devils ice hockey team will play its second game of the season against the Chiefs at 7pm on Friday. Head down to the [...]

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