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NICA auditions for 2016 circus courses

By 5 August 2015

[ 10 October 2015; ]

For its 2016 student intake, the National Institute of Circus Arts is casting the net wider than ever before to attract applicants from across Australia and from a wide diversity of backgrounds.

NICA is inviting aspiring circus artists to submit their applications for entry into the 2016 suite of courses, including the Bachelor of Circus Arts [...]

Upcoming chess tournaments and holiday coaching clinics 2015

By 5 August 2015
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The Canberra Academy of Chess is running a number of chess activities over the next few months, including individual chess tournaments, a masterclass workshop and Christmas chess challenge.

Canberra Chess Challenge 9
Masterclass Holiday Workshop (Spring)


Schools Chess Challenge at Westfield Belconnen
Canberra Xmas Swiss Chess Challenge 2015

If you are interested in joining the upcoming chess events and would [...]

Calling Canberra’s dodgy fiddle players!

Ask Riot

I’m new to Canberra and play fiddle (but not very well). I’m keen to meet up with other not-very-good fiddle players so we can enjoy playing together, without worrying about being a bit rubbish. Anyone interested?!
I figure we can meet in someone’s home, or cheaply rent a church space or something, once a month to share [...]

Griffith Review Lecture: New Asia Now

By 4 August 2015
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[ 10 August 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Join Professor Julianne Schultz AM, founding editor of Griffith Review, and three outstanding young writers as they provide fresh perspectives on life in the world’s most populous region.
Miguel Syjuco (the Philippines), Annie Zaidi (India) and Sheng Keyi (China) delve into the many facets of their countries, from the powerful and the powerless to the complexities [...]

Review – East Asian arts at CMAG


The Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) is presently staging an exhibition not to be missed.
Titled INK REMIX: Contemporary art from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, this exhibition represents a fabulous opportunity to see a great range of contemporary work by artists across several East Asian countries.

The CMAG curator, Sophie McIntyre, has delivered a beautiful [...]

Trivia night fundraiser for Sumatran tigers

By 3 August 2015
tiger trivia night

[ 7 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Sumatran tigers are critically endangered and need your help! There are less than 400 left in the wild.

You can help save the Sumatran tigers by having a fun night out at the International Tiger Project’s trivia night! There will be seven rounds of questions on various topics.

The fun-filled evening includes games with prizes, silent auction, [...]

Why the “coolest little capital” needs greater participation in the arts


Canberra has some of the best seasonal vistas and panoramic landscapes of any city in Australia, as well as a highly educated community, a progressive culture and an enjoyable, accessible lifestyle.
We are fortunate to have some of the best cultural institutions in the country with places like the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery, with [...]

Public talk: Can we alter our genetic destiny?

By 1 August 2015

[ 1 September 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Science fiction giant Phillip K. Dick’s 1956 classic The Minority Report raised disturbing questions about how society might behave if we knew that the environment could alter our genetic destiny.

The field of epigenetics is now very much science fact: the finding that we may carry in our DNA the legacy of our ancestors’ environmental conditions [...]

Food forests, olive oil and ginger beer workshops this August

By 31 July 2015
canberra environment centre

The Canberra Environment Centre has launched a new set of workshops as part of the Sustainability Workshop Series.
Workshops are refreshingly relevant to the evolving Canberra ‘scene’; markets, fresh food and a good drop.
Topics include growing a food forest (4th August), making olive oil (a talk, 18 August), and making ginger beer with Garry Sully from [...]

Friday fun night tonight at Pizza Hut

By 31 July 2015
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[ 31 July 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Pizza Hut stores across Canberra and Queanbeyan will tonight donate five per cent of sales between 6pm and 8pm to Communities@Work’s social programs. 

Make it a fun night for you and friends or family by grabbing a pizza for dinner.
Pizza Hut is proudly partnering with Communities@Work’s Social Programs, who provide food and essential items to those most vulnerable [...]

Sydney’s Indian Dance Centre presents The Ramayana and Indian dance workshops

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[ 5 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; 6 September 2015; ]

After a series of sold-out shows in Australia, New Zealand and in the United States, Sydney’s Indian Dance Centre will be presenting its Ramayana dance drama production at the Canberra College of Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 5 September 2015 at 6:30pm.

The Ramayana is a story of love, loyalty, betrayal and victory of good over [...]

Ray White Canberra SIDS and Kids ACT Trivia Night

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[ 13 August 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]

Ray White Canberra has its annual charity trivia night coming up in August to raise money for SIDS and Kids ACT. 

SIDS and Kids ACT is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and supporting bereaved families. It works toward finding answers for parents by funding and supporting vital research [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 31 July 2015
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[ 1 August 2015 to 2 August 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Dunlop, Casey, Kambah, Karabar, Waramanga, Cook, Macquarie, Page and Isabella Plains. Happy Friday!

Saturday 1 August

Eales Place Kambah
7.30am to 1pm
Car ramps, self help books, BMX bike, tennis rackets, long board, rip stick, electric heater, roof rack (ocean and earth), Kempco juicer, ninja blender, high pressure cleaner, glass shelves, southern [...]

Panel forum and book launch: Die in battle, Do not despair: the Indians on Gallipoli, 1915

By 30 July 2015
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[ 5 August 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Join us at UNSW Canberra at ADFA on the 5th of August for a panel forum and launch of Professor Peter Stanley’s book: Die in battle, Do not Despair: the Indians on Gallipoli, 1915.

Panel forum?
Indians in the Gallipoli Campaign
Hosted by Mrs Manpreet Singh, Executive Producer, SBS

Reception and book launch?
Die in Battle, Do Not Despair: the Indians on Gallipoli, [...]

Latin American Film Festival in Australia

By 30 July 2015
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[ 20 August 2015 to 1 September 2015. ]

The Latin American Embassies in Canberra are proud to present the Latin American Film Festival in Australia.

This event will be held at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra from 20 August until 1 September.

This year there will be 13 films screened, some of which are award winning pieces and feature some of the [...]

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 30 July 2015
meerkats making art

[ 1 August 2015 to 2 August 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include a documentary film festival, a winter festival at the National Portrait Gallery and free ice cream at the Canberra Centre.

1. Wildlife art exhibition at the National Zoo and Aquarium
Yes, that’s a photo of meerkats making art (I hope that paint is non-toxic, buddy!). Head to the National Zoo and Aquarium this [...]

LAST CHANCE! Twilight exhibition viewing – Revealing the Rothschild Prayerbook

By 29 July 2015
rothschild prayer book

[ 7 August 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]
This is your last chance to see a truly unique exhibition featuring ‘the most expensive book in the world’ which closes on Sunday 9 August 2015.
After a busy week, relax with a glass of sparking wine and canapes  before joining Exhibition curator, Dr Susannah Helman as she introduces an exclusive viewing of the Revealing  the Rothschild [...]

Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam coming to Canberra

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[ 11 December 2015 to 20 December 2015. ]

Cirque du Soleil is coming to Canberra with a spectacular entertainment event this summer.

Since premiering under the big top in Montreal in 1996, Quidam has captivated millions of people across five continents. Now Quidam has embarked on a new journey, with the same spell-binding production being performed in arenas around the world.

Young Zoé is bored. Her parents ignore [...]

National Library of Australia lecture: Buk bilong Pikinini

By 28 July 2015

[ 31 July 2015 at 12:30 pm; ]

Buk bilong Pikinini, meaning ‘books for children’, is an independent not-for-profit organisation based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, which aims to establish children’s libraries and foster a love of reading and learning.

Since 2007, Buk bilong Pikinini has set up 17 children’s libraries across Papua New Guinea with many more to come. Join Anne-Sophie Hermann, [...]

Salvos’ style army comes to Canberra

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[ 3 September 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
As part of National Op Shop Week, Salvos Stores is bringing its style army to Canberra this September.
From the media release:

The Style Army encourages consumers to shop in their local Salvos Store and ‘Reinvent Fashion’ that is unique and affordable, to feel better by helping The Salvos continue their great work in the community, and [...]

Lone Wolf Promotions presents The Crossbones

By 27 July 2015

[ 31 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Lone Wolf Promotions presents Friday Night Live with The Crossbones

The Crossbones’ power trio (George Jakovceski – Guitars and Vocals, Frank Piccolo – Drums and Backing Vocals, James Newhouse – Upright Bass and Backing Vocals) combines scorching Gretsch Guitars, pounding upright bass and pedal to the metal drums, to unleash their own brand of rockabilly, psychobilly, [...]

The Dollop Podcast – Live in Canberra

By 26 July 2015

[ 25 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
That’s right Canberra. From the gentlemen who brought you up to speed on Oofty Goofty, The Dollop is coming for a live podcast. One of the must-listen podcasts is touring Australia and they have managed to squeeze in a visit to Canberra.
In case you don’t know, The Dollop is a weekly podcast hosted by Dave [...]

Canberra Brick Expo

By 25 July 2015
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[ 29 August 2015 to 30 August 2015. ]

Brick Expo is an annual event held in Canberra that exhibits LEGO creations. Amazing builds have been exhibited over the previous four Brick Expos and this year will be the biggest yet.

Exhibitors travel from all over Australia to display cool and unique creations made from our favourite Danish plastic bricks.

This event will sell out in [...]

Woden Seniors’ second BIG book fair

By 24 July 2015
woden big book fair 2015

[ 7 August 2015 at 11:00 am; 8 August 2015 at 10:00 am; 9 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Come along to Woden Seniors’ Second BIG Book Fair, which will be held over three days at the club premises, 12 Corinna Street Woden.
Book fair dates

Friday 7 August from 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday 8 August from 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday 9 August from 10 am to 4 pm.

A huge range of quality [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (25th and 26th July 2015)

By 24 July 2015
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[ 25 July 2015 to 26 July 2015. ]

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Hackett, Torrens and Florey. Happy Friday!

Saturday 25 July

60 Maitland Street Hackett
8am to 11am
Antique furniture, household and office furniture, heat press, books, comics, clothing and more.

Unit 6, 5-7 Warroo Street Queanbeyan
8am to 11.30am
Lots of books, ladies clothing and general items.

24 Kavel Street Torrens
10am to 5.30pm
General homewares, books, brand new [...]

Internecine: The Vanished Musicians

internecine nishi gallery canberra

[ 7 August 2015 to 23 August 2015. ]

Internecine: The Vanished Musicians celebrates the silent contribution of the modern refugee through an investigation of hidden Australian Swing-era history.

WWII: Ninety-six musicians flee Germany to settle in Australia, many forced to leave their homeland for playing blacklisted jazz. After internment in the desert as enemy aliens, many are forced to abandon their art when immigration [...]

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (25 and 26 July 2015)

By 23 July 2015
gws giants

[ 25 July 2015 to 26 July 2015. ] This weekend: The GWS Giants return to Canberra for their third match at Manuka Oval this season, Mount Stromlo hosts a public observatory night and the Embassy of Brazil invites you to celebrate an evening of Brazilian food and dancing. 

What are your plans? Let us know in the comments below.

1. GWS Giants vs Geelong Cats [...]

Lone Wolf Promotions presents Blazing Boots

By 22 July 2015

[ 24 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] This is the band to get you up and dancing. Mal Osborne (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Damien Spencer (lead guitar, vocals), Tim Spellmen (drums) and Paul Kinderman (bass, vocals) will have you moving to country rock classics – from Elvis through to Neil Diamond, and a whole lot more.

When: Friday 24 July 2015
Time: 8pm
Where: Harmonie [...]

Camp Quality ACT Dine at Mine launch

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[ 26 July 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]
Camp Quality’s ‘Dine at Mine’ campaign is back for a third year, encouraging all foodies to pop on their chef’s hat and host their own bespoke dining experience to support children and families living with cancer.
The idea is simple: for the months of August and September hosts can invite their family, friends, neighbours or work [...]

Canberra zombie film premiere

By 22 July 2015
canberra zombie comedy

[ 25 July 2015 at 9:00 pm; ]

Three Australian tradies get trapped in a telephone exchange during the onset of the zombie apocalypse, and they’re running out of beer!
What a premise.
Me and My Mates vs The Zombie Apocalypse is a Canberra-made feature film. Your first chance to see it in Canberra is at Dendy Cinemas on Saturday 25 July 2015.
Here’s a bit [...]

Fundraising dinner for Everest region guides at The Hungry Buddha

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[ 31 July 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

At the end of this month, Nepalese restaurant The Hungry Buddha will celebrate its fourth birthday. 

To mark the occasion, owners Lachhu Thapa and Ben Richardson are hosting a fundraising dinner on Friday 31 July 2015. All revenue collected from the restaurant on this night will go towards supporting porters and guides doing it tough as a [...]

Comedy Club @ the Civic Pub featuring Laura Davis

By 20 July 2015

[ 5 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Laura Davis presents her award winning show, Ghost Machine.

Winner of the prestigious Golden Gibbo award for best independent show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015, Laura Davis’ Ghost Machine is a truly unique experience for comedy lovers.

Described by critics as being ‘phenomenal’, ‘bold and extraordinary’, as well as ‘fiercely funny’, and ‘totally hilarious’, GHOST MACHINE [...]

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