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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 [...]

Dateline: Canberra, Christmas 2035 (Part 06)

By 29 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Continuing on from part five, this is Dateline by Craig Cormick…
“Run,” said Santa when he recognised the two young men in front of them, but as he turned around he saw another young man and young woman were cutting off their escape.
“It’s alright,” said one of the young men in front of them, holding up his [...]

Dateline: Canberra, Christmas 2035 (Part 05)

By 28 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Continuing on from part four, this is Dateline by Craig Cormick…
Ned Kelly stepped out onto the path of the light rail and held up his hands like he had guns in them. The driver stared at him in amazement, almost forgetting to apply the brakes until the last moment.
“Bail up,” Ned called, the words echoing around [...]

Dateline: Canberra, Christmas 2035 (Part 04)

By 27 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Continuing on from part three, this is Dateline by Craig Cormick…
Angie led them into the streets of Free O’Connor, past a large sign that said GMO free, Fluoride Free and Pesticide Free.
“That’s very nice of them to make them all free,” said Santa, as they troopedpast houses with flags of Free Tibet, Free East Timor, [...]

A Christmassy Ask RiotACT: favourite Christmas / seasonal songs

By 23 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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A Christmassy ‘Ask RiotACT!’
I love this time of year, though by this time a lot of us are fed up with Christmas music – usually because we only hear the same few songs over and over again while we shop.
Retail staff must go bonkers!
It’s such a pity we don’t hear a much wider range of [...]

School Holiday Workshops @ The National Archives of Australia

By 22 December 2015

[ 11 January 2016 to 15 January 2016. ] School Holiday Workshops
Learn some new tricks or a secret skill from the experts! Join us just for a day or a whole week of school holiday fun.
11 – 15 January 2016 | 10am – 12pm
Suitable for ages 8 to 12 years
Cost: $20 per workshop, or all five workshops for $80
Bookings: http://bit.ly/1hPq3HP
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Monday [...]

Uni Pub Comedy Featuring Tony Martin

By 20 December 2015

[ 15 January 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Comedian Tony Martin from The Late Show, Martin/Molloy and Get This in his first proper stand-up show in ages.   Fresh from a sold-out season at The Melbourne Fringe don’t miss this special event – One night only!
“Fantastically funny” – Crikey.com
“Utterly hilarious” – Squirrel Comedy
“Lanky and personable” – The Age
Tony will be supported by local [...]

Henshaw, Musa take Book of the Year honours

By 18 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Mark Henshaw has won the ACT Book of the Year award for The Snow Kimono with Omar Musa taking out the People’s Choice award and receiving a Highly Commended for Here Come the Dogs.
Henshaw won $10,000, while Musa collected $2000 for Here Come the Dogs. The other two shortlisted authors, Jono Lineen for Into the [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (19 and 20 December 2015)

By 18 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 19 December 2015 to 20 December 2015. ]

Today, we have the entire selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. It’s the final weekend of the year for this series, so please enjoy the sales – find a bargain and finish your Christmas shopping!

156 Langtree Crescent, Crace
Sunday 9am-1pm
This sale is for the person who needs to top up [...]

What’s on in Canberra this weekend (19 and 20 December 2015)

By 17 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 19 December 2015 to 20 December 2015. ] It’s the final weekend before Christmas, but there is still plenty to do aside from wrapping presents. Our picks this week are Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam, which wraps up on Sunday, the final sessions of the Sunset Cinema at the Botanic Gardens, Taste Canberra at Christmas in the City and the 2015 Canberra Santa Pub [...]

Dorothy-Jane Band hosts Blues Jam – Sunday 20 December at 2 pm

By 17 December 2015
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[ 20 December 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

With “V8 capacity” vocals and a reputation as Australia’s Queen of the blues-harp, Dorothy-Jane will host our Christmas Party Jam with her smokin’ hot band. Richard Steele – guitar, Paul Leeder – Bass, Mikey Stratford – drums with special guest, the wonderful & extremely talented Ali Penney – keys & vocals.

The host band will be [...]

Kevin Bennett & The Flood – Saturday 19 December at 7 PM

By 17 December 2015
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[ 19 December 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

Kevin Bennett – well respected singer/songwriter with Sydney roots band The Flood, CMAA Gold Guitar winner in 2006 (with The Flood for Best Group) and 2011 (with Kasey Chambers for Vocal Collaboration) also Aria Nominee for 2006 – writes relevant, contemporary Australian music containing elements of Blues, Rock and Country, telling stories of where he’s [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (12 and 13 December 2015)

By 11 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 12 December 2015 to 13 December 2015. 12 December 2015 to 13 December 2015. ]

Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 20 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.

Wragge Place, Florey
Saturday, 9am-3pm
Items for sale at in this garage include: books, DVDs, baby items (toys, baby gates, shoes), cherries, plants, a Honda trike, some linen, [...]

NGA Photography – The world is beautiful

By 11 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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In amongst the many changes across the National Gallery of Australia has been the opening up of a new exhibition of photographs from their own collection.
The exhibition is titled: The world is beautiful.
The curator, Shaune Lakin, has chosen some of the gems from the NGA’s vast photography collection.
For the lovers of photography as a way [...]

14 Things to do in Canberra this weekend (11, 12 and 13 December)

By 10 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 11 December 2015 to 13 December 2015. ] This weekend will be all about Christmas for many of us, whether it’s attending parties with friends, colleagues or neighbours or shopping for gifts online, in our malls or at one of the many Christmas markets or festive art events going on around town. Some of us might rather be lounging by the pool, but [...]

Ask RiotACT: Do you know a drummer?

By 10 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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DRUMMER WANTED – Canberra Based Metal Band
So, here’s an interesting one. Canberra based band BEAST IMPALOR are looking for a new drummer.
After recently parting ways with our last member, we’re now ready to start the search for a new member, and get back into rehearsal, recording and performing.
We draw inspiration mainly from progressive metal and [...]

The Feldons (plus Noti, Tessa Devine and Happy Axe) at the Bootleg Sessions

By 10 December 2015

[ 14 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] This Monday the 14th of December get along to the Phoenix in the bus interchange in Civic to catch the Feldons, Noti, Tessa Devine and Happy Axe.

8.00pm – Happy Axe

Emma Kelly’s new solo project Happy Axe uses violin, musical saw, vocals, digital manipulation, looping and effecting to create layers of sound.

8.45pm – Tessa Devine

She’s immediately [...]

Clowning around with The Illusionists 1903

By 9 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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We have become accustomed to seeing “magic” in the movies, from flying elves to fantastical car chases and explosions so is there any room left for real magic in our lives?
Having seen the The Illusionists 1903 last night, I can say there most definitely is. I was transported back to my eight-year old self when [...]

CMAG lands John Olsen’s ‘Brindabellas’

By 9 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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One of Australia’s greatest living artists, landscape painter John Olsen, has gifted his new work, Brindabellas, to the Canberra Museum and Gallery for its permanent collection.
Mr Olsen (AO OBE) gifted the painting last night at an event for donors to the Museum’s Canberra Region Treasures Fund.
The work is already on display at the gallery and [...]

Highly recommended – Tom Roberts at the NGA

By 8 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) has launched a major exhibition of paintings by Tom Roberts. This is a very special exhibition that anyone with even a remote interest in this era of painting must see.
You may be aware that the bulk of the paintings have been borrowed from collections all over Australia. There’s a [...]

Friday Night Live – Pat Powell Band: BB King Tribute – 18 December at 8 pm

By 7 December 2015
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[ 18 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

With the tragic loss of BB King earlier this year, a group of the best blues musicians in the country band together to bring you A Night At The Regal as a tribute to the Ambassador of the Blues, the world’s greatest blues singer, Mr BB King.

Featuring Pat Powell on vocals and Dave Blanken on [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (5 and 6 December 2015)

By 4 December 2015 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 20 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.

Curlew Place, Conder
Saturday 8am-1pm
The whole street has come together for this garage sale. Some of the top items on offer include: pool table, boxing bag, prams, baby [...]

Maruki plays Beethoven 3 Eroica & more

By 3 December 2015

[ 6 December 2015 at 3:00 pm; ] Maruki Community Orchestra / Conductor John Gould

3pm, Sunday 6 Dec 2015, Albert Hall

JS Bach – Orchestral Suite no.3 Dmaj BWV1068
Brahms – Academic Festival overture Op.80
Glinka – Ruslan and Ludmila overture
Beethoven – Symphony no.3 Ebmaj “Eroica”

Tix – includes afternoon tea after the concert
At the door: $25/$20 conc
Or buy online ($5 discount): $20/$15 conc
http://marukicommunityorchestra.org.au/index.php

Friday Night Live with Pugsley Buzzard – 8pm 11 December

By 3 December 2015
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[ 11 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Like a cantankerous mule towing a speakeasy full of drunken gorillas through a glass factory. Like a grizzly bear in a porkpie hat rummaging through a piano. Warm fuzzy and charming Dr Buzzard can cure all your ills with his genuine bona fide 100% pure elixir tonic and balm. His musical vibrations will warm your [...]

Roger Bone Band hosts Bucky & Jeffro’s Pro Blues & Roots Jam – Sunday 6 December at 2 pm

By 3 December 2015
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[ 6 December 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

The local rock band legend is back! While many local musical acts seem happy to create a “vibe”, any Roger Bone outing has always been the epitome of tight. Few guitarists can match Bone’s economy and sense of melody, not to mention his impeccable tone, invention and brevity. Nary a note extraneous or out of [...]

What’s on in Canberra this weekend (4, 5 and 6 December 2015)

By 3 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It’s the first weekend of summer and the opening weekend of this year’s holiday blockbuster exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia. Tom Roberts is the pick of this weekend in our book, but you have till March to see it so don’t panic if tickets have sold out. A major exhibition opened at the [...]

Lloyd Spiegel – Sunday 13 December at 5 pm

By 3 December 2015
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[ 13 December 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

Finally!! Australian Blues Man Lloyd Spiegel returns to Canberra for the Canberra Blues Society.

December 13 – Harmonie German Club 5pm.
General $20 CBS Members $15.
Enquiries 0419 607 710 or 0418 633 239

Support from US singer/songwriter Tim Moyer.

Simon Baker stars at NGA’s Tom Roberts launch

By 2 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Star of The Mentalist Simon Baker is the new ambassador for National Gallery of Australia, and his presence has already attracted some big national media coverage for the gallery’s summer blockbuster exhibition Tom Roberts, which opens on Friday.
As RiotACT left the media preview at the gallery this morning, Today Show entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins was [...]

Forde Christmas Parties at the Shops

By 2 December 2015

[ 5 December 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] Parties at the Shops ends the year on a festive note with Christmas parties at the Forde shops.

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