Paul sat at the kitchen table and sipped black tea.
The house was quiet. The fridge hummed, as if hungover from a long night keeping food cold. The morning light angled in through the greasy window pane, cutting the table, and Paul, in half. A magpie gargled its song.
The Saturday paper was spread out. The front [...]
Canberra Pride presents SpringOUT 2013
A celebration of Queer culture in the Canberra Region. Topped and tailed by signature events Fairday 9 November and Bushdance 23 November, the two week festival is crammed with events for people of all ages to meet, watch, learn, flirt, cook, dance, swim, listen, discuss, network, sing, inquire, eat, drink and [...]
This just in from the University of Canberra:
The world’s best poets are expected to enter a new poetry competition from the University of Canberra.
With a first prize of $15,000 and a total prize pool of $25,000, the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s Poetry Prize is one of the most generous competitions of its kind in [...]
[ 10 November, 2013; 4:30 pm to 6:28 pm. ]
The Commonwealth Avenue underpass near the Albert Hall is a relic of a bygone age.
So it will be intriguing to see what “The Tunnel Project” does with the space:
You are invited to witness…
THE OPENING OF THE PORTAL…
Within the pedestrian underpass underneath Commonwealth Ave, near Albert Hall.
On Sunday November 10.
Between 4.30 and 6.00pm.
Experimental/fringe performers will [...]
[ 23 November, 2013; 2:30 pm; ]
Yes, THAT Linda Blair.
She’s coming to town as a guest of Monster Fest, a 12 hour horror movie festival at CIT’s Woden Campus that runs from from 3pm on Saturday the 30th of November right through to 3am the next day.
It also includes a special anniversary screening of the Exorcist at Greater Union, [...]
Cracked Actor’s new film clip, Lemon On Your Lover is out.
In fact it’s on this page right above this text, so either you’ve seen it already or you skipped over it which is stupid so go back up and watch it.
Have you watched it yet? Go do that, I’ll wait.
Rad isn’t it?
Canberra’s most handsome film [...]
[ 21 February, 2014 to 22 June, 2014. ] Curator Gael Newton of the NGA has put together an exhibition of photography from Indonesia from the 1850s to the 1940s.
Prominanty featuring the Woodbury brothers and their successors, Garden of the East opens in February next year.
In 1852, at the age of eighteen, Walter B Woodbury left behind his engineering apprenticeship in Manchester to [...]
By Jason Potts, RMIT University
Last year the Australian Bureau of Statistics did the maths – government spends about A$7 billion annually in Australia on arts and culture. The exact dollar figure varies depending on what we count, but it includes heritage, broadcasting and botanical gardens, along with all the usual suspects: performing arts, literature, film, [...]
[ 4 November, 2013 to 30 November, 2013. 4 November, 2013 to 30 November, 2013. ] From our good friends at the Phoenix:
Monday 4th November 8pm
CMC presents The Bootleg Sessions
Positive Feedback Loop
Bubbles and Yeti
Tuesday 5th 7:30pm
Advanced Remedial Massage Presents
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Thursday 7th 9pm
Little mac and the monster men
Saturday 9th 9:30pm
Super Best Friends
Bacon Cakes and the Z-50 Jays
Monday 11th September 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Some of Canberra’s biggest names in business have a chat about how great Canberra is, and where they see our super awesome city going in the future.
Its been 100 years of Canberra, so now is time to imagine the future for Canberra in the next 100 years. Join some of Canberra’s most successful entrepreneurs over [...]
Exciting news in from the world of Hip Hop with Canberra’s top acts getting together.
Five of Canberra’s premier hip hop acts have come together to form Capslock Collective; a project that they hope will help to transform the capital’s hip hop scene.
The collective consists of local acts Coda Conduct, Context, Nix, Semantix and Stateovmind, who [...]
TAMS are getting word out on a pretty special way to find out about Canberra’s deep history:
Canberrans and visitors alike have the unique opportunity to experience local Aboriginalhistory and culture in the Murumbung Yurung Murra cultural tours which are led by Aboriginal rangers in the parks and reserves that surround the ACT.
“Canberra’s cultural heritage [...]
[ED - Video above and Martyo has also sent in a beautiful set of pictures]
[ 23 November, 2013 to 24 November, 2013. ]
Star of Australian Story and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Fred Smith is putting on two nights of shows at All Saints Anglican Church in Ainslie:
Fred Smith will be returning (inshallah) from a final stint in Afghanistan and playing a series of concerts around Australia in November. These two concerts in the All [...]
I scored an invite the Parlour’s reopening tonight and well, it’s pretty good.
There were lots of glamorous women in lovely frocks.
And blokes in blazers with sharp haircuts and big watches.
Being there is a lot like being in an episode of Sex In The City.
If that’s idea excites you get on down. If not then there’s [...]
As the Barton set look to drown their sorrows or celebrate that they still have their health it’s good to hear that Friday drinks are coming back to Old Parliament House.
Raise a flute of sparkling, a glass of great wine or a well mixed cocktail to the re-opening of the long standing Friday night drinks [...]
[ 3 November, 2013; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Hey nature lovers, this may be of interest:
The Friends of Mount Majura Wildflower Walk on 3 November will give flower fanciers across the region a chance to enjoy all that spring has to offer in the national capital.
“For those who did not get their fill of flowers at Floriade, local botanist Michael Doherty will [...]
Hey it’s Friday, it’s the afternoon.
You’re looking to wind down, get ready for the weekend. I understand.
However I need you to know you are doing the wrong thing. This weekend is so full of crazy awesome you need to hit the ground running. You need to be pumped.
Quick, listen to THIS:
That’s volume one of the [...]
[ 1 November, 2013; ]
On my personal ’100 things to like about Canberra’ list Impact Comics would be found fairly high on it, many of the other top spots would be filled in with a list of the staff’s names.
What I’m saying is they’re good people, and as good people they like to do good things.
Otakufest is one such [...]
[ 1 November, 2013 to 30 November, 2013. 1 November, 2013 to 30 November, 2013. ]
For the lovers of the bizarre and beautiful work of Abyss .607:
Exhibition by Abyss .607.
Depths Of The Divine will showcase a new body of work drawing major influence from mythology and ancient art.
Also many new collage and paintings.
Displaying at Tuggeranong Hyperdome, Shop front down from commonwealth bank
Opens 1st November till the end of the month.
Canberra kelpie fancier and author JT Clay has a new book out!
It’s the old story. Girl meets boy. Girl loses boy. Zombies attack.
Q, a trainee kindergarten teacher and martial arts expert, wants to woo beautiful vegan, Rabbit, but doesn’t know how. Her luck turns during the zombie outbreak. She teaches Rabbit and his hippie friends [...]
[ 2 November, 2013 to 3 November, 2013. ]
“The Canberra Lapidary Club’s Spring Gemcraft and Mineral Show will be held at EPIC from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 November. Entrance is $5 adults, $9 family, $2 children/concession.
Dealers will be selling minerals, fossils, jewellery, rough and cut gemstones, lapidary equipment, opals, beads and other supplies.
Lapidary Club members’ collections [...]
Party Rock People Canberra
This YouTube video offers no explanations, and needs none.
Before you finish work for the day, dance along with these guys.
Come and learn some Christmas carols in four-part harmony with Canberra Harmony Chorus women’s choir!
[ 4 November, 2013 to 15 November, 2013. ]
The gallery out at Belconnen Community Centre always has something going on, and from the 4th that thing they have going on will be this:
gallery@bcs ‘Piece of Mind’ series presents
Colours of Our Country
An exhibition of landscape paintings by Keith Carfrae
November 4th – 15th
Official opening Wednesday November 6th 6pm
Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen
Open 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Last night the Canberra International Film Festival kicked off for 2013 with some rather nice speeches (including by the US Ambassador who’s under some heat back home over the content of the festival he’s promoting).
There was champagne for the important people (I know Goosepig and I were because the girl who handed me my tickets [...]
[ 31 October, 2013 to 4 November, 2013. ]
Happy Halloween Rioters!
Quick poll, how many of you are upset I said that?
“Why you cant say that! We’re Autsralian, Halloween isn’t Australian! Rabble rabble!”
You are correct, and I assume you don’t celebrate Christmas either.
Or watch television.
Or wear jeans.
Or eat sushi.
Or use the English language.
Which means you’re can’t be reading this so I can stop addressing [...]
[ 15 November, 2013; 5:45 pm; ]
Those of you with a perchant for politics may well be interested in this little event, or maybe this little book that the event is about.
One of Rudd’s mates, Bruce Hawker has written a book about that period of time when Rudd was not our prime minister. To promote it, he’s having an interview with [...]
[ 16 November, 2013; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
Fusion Canberra will host a Local Food Security Mini-Expo on the 16th of November at their premises at the Carleton Street Shops, Kambah, to demonstrate different ways to get fresher, healthier and cheaper food closer to home. From 11 am to 3 pm, a variety of fun and engaging activities will be available for everyone [...]
Who misses the Gypsy bar?
Sound Check sounds wonderfully nostalgic, and I can imagine there will be a fair amount of older people hanging around trying to explain to younger people exactly what they missed out on.
It’ll be fun.
Remember the Canberra live music scene over the past 20 years?
Sound Check, the new foyer exhibition [...]
On the Staircase is a pretty gorgeous piece of public art that was sadly vandalised by some people who we assume are not very nice.
Upon hearing that it has been restored and provided with extra security I ran down there today to snap a photo only to find it completely inaccessible. It appears that the [...]
[ 15 November, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Those pucking rogues the Ellis Collective are launching their new single at the Polo on the 15th of November.
It’ll be a whole big thing, and you should make yourself a part of it.
With really, really special guests, Burrows, and The Burley Griffin. What a night it will be.
What a night it will be indeed rather [...]