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Amber Nichols lends her voice to support Carers ACT

By 23 September 2015

[ 10 October 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Carers ACT will be celebrating the contribution unpaid carers make with local The Voice contestant Amber Nichols heading its Canberra Cares event.

The free event, to be held 10am-3pm Sunday October 10, launches this year’s ACT Carers Week.

Canberra Cares will feature live music, local performers, great food, family fun, handmade markets, a community information expo, and [...]

En Plein Air presented by the ANU Music Students Association

By 23 September 2015
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[ 9 October 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]

Nestled in the heart of Canberra’s central musical institution, En Plein Air is a celebration of art and the outdoors set to a soundtrack of our most talented young performers. For one night, the School of Music courtyard will be transformed into a hive of entertainment with live projections, food vendors and wall-to-wall live music.


SLOW [...]

Swing by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra

By 23 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 26 September 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

Be transported back to the roaring swing era with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra!

The CSO’s upcoming concert on 26 September, Canberra Weekly Matinee Magic: In the Mood, promises the familiar music we love, including Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, and of course Glenn Miller’s, In the Mood.

With the largest [...]

Science meets art at Westside Acton Park

By 22 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Science is often seen as a mystifying and complex subject. But one ANU science communications student is changing all that with a new event: Co-Lab: Science Meets Street Art.
Small’s electrifying piece exploring Jason Whitfield’s research on chemical signals in the brain.
By pairing five PHD science students with five local street artists, Lee Constable took over Westside [...]

Japanese Film Festival 2015 program announced

By 21 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 14 October 2015 to 18 October 2015. ]

The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) has announced its 2015 program for the Canberra leg of the national festival, opening 14 October at Capitol Cinemas Manuka, and bringing the finest of Japanese culture to the silver screens of Australia.

Carefully curated by The Japan Foundation in Sydney, the Festival’s Canberra program will feature an eclectic line up of [...]

Family fun-draiser at Flip Out in Hume

By 20 September 2015

[ 26 September 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

Flip Out in Hume is hosting a fundraising event to support a local family affected by autism this Saturday 26 September.

Tickets cost $14 and include 90mins of trampolining. Parents can have a bounce or take a break while the kids burn some energy. There are smaller trampolines for younger children, and a giant foam pit [...]

A rare and brief display of orchids at the Botanic Gardens

By 19 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 19 September 2015 9:00 am to 28 September 2015 4:30 pm. ]

For a brief few days, the public can experience the charm of native Dendrobium orchids as the Australian National Botanic Gardens is opening its Research Glasshouse to visitors.

Usually open only to researchers, the Gardens’ Research Glasshouse is currently consumed with the fragrance and colour of hundreds of cool temperate orchids.

The prolifically flowering Dendrobium speciosum plants [...]

School holiday fun at Libraries ACT

By 18 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Libraries ACT is now taking bookings for school holiday activities including robot workshops and a slime making lab.
From the media release:
“School holiday programs are some of the most popular programs we offer and often book up fast,” Vanessa Little, Director of Libraries ACT said today.
“Some of the robot themed activities that children of various ages can [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (19th and 20th September 2015)

By 18 September 2015
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[ 19 September 2015 at 7:00 am; 20 September 2015 at 8:00 am; ]

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Conder, Holt, Dunlop, Florey, Queanbeyan, Karabar, Garran, Bruce, Kambah, Weston, Hackett, Palmerston, Dickson, Wanniassa, Watson, Torrens and Lyneham. Happy Friday!

Saturday 19 September

5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
7am to 12pm
Browse through a huge range of baby, kids, adult and household items, all at affordable prices. New items are added every month with [...]

Melanoma March on this weekend

By 18 September 2015
melanoma march

[ 20 September 2015 at 9:00 am; ]

Raise funds and awareness to help improve outcomes of people living with melanoma at the Melanoma March Canberra this Sunday 20 September.

Melanoma March Canberra will commence from the end of Pescott Lane in Weston Park near the mini train car park. The walk will be a lovely 4km (approx) walk following the path around Weston [...]

Uni Pub Comedy featuring Bob Franklin

By 17 September 2015

[ 18 September 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Comedy legend Bob Franklin comes to Canberra to headline Uni Pub Comedy.Star of Jimeoin and Bob’s Cooking show and appearing in loads of TV shows and movies, Bob will bring his laconic comedy and poetry to Canberra in September.

When: 8pm Friday 18 September 2015  (doors open at 7:30pm)
Where: Uni Pub – London Circuit – Level [...]

Canberra’s weirdest Airbnb listings

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Canberra is a weird and wonderful place. Its Airbnb offerings are no exception.
There are over 200 Airbnbs available for rent in Canberra, with private rooms starting at $29, and entire apartments or houses available from $71 per night.
Here are two of the strangest Airbnb listings in the nation’s capital:
1. The Harry Potter cupboard
One of the cheapest rooms available [...]

Canberra Wind Symphony: In Full Flight!

By 17 September 2015
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[ 9 October 2015 at 6:30 pm; 9 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

After the huge success of their inaugural concert in August, the Canberra Wind Symphony returns to the stage in October for their second installment for 2015.

Join this stunning wind orchestra – the freshest contributor to the international wind music conversation – for an evening of musical magic with compositions by James Barnes, Eric Whitacre, Philip [...]

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (19 and 20 September 2015)

By 17 September 2015
co-lab science meets street art

[ 19 September 2015 to 20 September 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include Floriade, 50 years of the ANU School of Music, the Lifeline Canberra bookfair and a Scrabble competition. What are your plans?

1. Co-lab: Science meets street art at Westside
Come to Westside Acton Park this Saturday from 10am to 6pm to see what happens when science meets street art. Co-lab is a creative collaboration between [...]

Observe artists in their natural habitat this weekend

By 16 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 19 September 2015 at 9:00 am; ]

Lovers of art and the great outdoors are getting the chance to experience both at the same time with the artist-in-residence open day at Namadgi National Park this Saturday 19 September 2015.

“The open day event will give members of the public a chance to meet Craft ACT’s 2015 artists-in-residence for an insight into their art [...]

Victor Valdes and his Mariachi band at the Canberra Fitters Workshop

By 16 September 2015
mariachi concert

[ 17 September 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
Victor Valdes’ powerful, compelling voice, magical harp and passion for storytelling will take you on a sonorous journey through Mexico and Latin America rarely heard in Australia.
As a soloist and collaborative artist Victor Valdes has performed with Tlen Huicani, Placido Domingo, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Maya Jupiter, The Wiggles and Jimmy Barnes. 
Now based in Sydney, [...]

Co-lab: Science meets street art

By 15 September 2015
co-lab science meets street art

[ 19 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Come to Westside Acton Park this Saturday to see what happens when science meets street art.
Co-Lab is a creative collaboration between Canberran street artists and early career scientists.
Five local street artists have paired up with five PhD Science students from ANU to take inspiration from their research, discoveries and concepts integral to their field.
From this collaboration street [...]

Green Savvy Sunday returns to the Old Bus Depot Markets

By 15 September 2015
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[ 20 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Recycling, repurposing and going green will be top of mind at the Old Bus Depot Markets’ Green Savvy Sunday on 20 September 2015. 
From the media release:

Any time is a good time to look at how you can bring a little more green into your life. And September is the time of year that Canberra’s favourite [...]

Personal Histories International Artist Book Exhibition at UNSW Canberra

By 15 September 2015
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[ 1 October 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

The Personal Histories International Artist Book Exhibition highlights the dynamic world of contemporary artists’ book practice, with contributing artists from over 16 countries who attempt to reconfigure and reignite our relationship with the book.
This exhibition intimately catalogues a perspective of individual life experience exploring various structures and content, with curator Robyn Foster inviting us to contemplate our evanescent relationship with books at [...]

Lifeline’s biggest ever Canberra bookfair this weekend

By 14 September 2015
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[ 18 September 2015 at 9:00 am; 19 September 2015 at 9:00 am; 20 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Join us at Exhibition Park this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the BIGGEST ever Lifeline Canberra Bookfair! With over 120 tonnes of books, CDs, DVDs, comics, puzzles, games and more –  there’s something for everyone.
Our full range of fiction and non-fiction books, including rare books and collectables, children’s books, textbooks and foreign language books. You’ll also [...]

Canberra Comedy Festival launches 2016 line-up with blockbuster Christmas show

By 14 September 2015

[ 5 December 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

After Canberra Comedy Festival made over 9000 Canberrans laugh in 2015, it will return for its fourth year in March 2016 – but the organisers couldn’t quite wait that long, so they are revealing their massive 2016 line-up with an enormous Christmas show this December.

A Very Canberra Comedy Festival Christmas will see some of the [...]

Family and Community Day at the National Archives of Australia

By 11 September 2015

[ 28 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Bring the kids for family fun activities including origami boat making, old fashioned games, a discovery trail and an Archives selfie!

Take a tour of our new exhibition Life Interrupted: Gallipoli moments, and see our beautiful 1920s building.

Visit ‘Ask a Reference Officer’ to ask anything and everything about searching the Archives’ collection!

If you’ve never seen the [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (12th and 13th September 2015)

By 11 September 2015
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[ 12 September 2015 at 7:00 am; 13 September 2015 at 8:00 am; ]

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Red Hill, Chifley, Braddon, Fisher, Deakin, Giralang, Weston Creek, Curtin, Evatt, O’Connor, Monash, Hughes and Torrens. Happy Friday!

Saturday 12 September

13 Bavin Street Curtin
7am to 11.30am
Books, magazines, cookware, crockery, cushions, desk lamp, a full set of golf clubs and bag, baskets, costume jewellery, plus furniture including vintage cane chairs, butlers [...]

Author talk with Kate Llewellyn

By 10 September 2015

[ 22 September 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Beloved Australian author and poet Kate Llewellyn discusses her latest book, a collection of letters from her private correspondence with artists and writers. The selection, edited by Ruth Bacchus and Barbara Hill, brims with energy, humour and insights into Kate’s life.
In association with Wakefield Press
When: Tuesday 22 September 2015
Time: 6pm
Where: National Library of Australia, Conference Room
Tickets: $10 (includes refreshments and book [...]

Mind Body Business: Innovation and Wellness Night

By 10 September 2015

[ 16 September 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Struggling to get the most out of your business? Want to activate your inner potential but feel stressed and overwhelmed?

What if you could learn simple techniques that could immediately help transform your work life and help you achieve greater balance and health?

Introducing Canberra’s first ‘Innovation and Wellness’ night! This event aims to provide business professionals [...]

12 things to do in Canberra this weekend

By 10 September 2015
Floriade: Canberra's flower festival.

[ 12 September 2015 to 13 September 2015. ] This weekend marks the beginning of Floriade. There are also two twilight markets, a fireworks festival and SAFIA performing at ANU Bar. What are your plans?

1. Floriade opening weekend
Australia’s biggest celebration of spring returns to Canberra this weekend. The first week of the month-long flower festival explores food, art, culture, music and fashion. Floriade is open [...]

Are you ready to block n roll? Live full contact roller derby!

By 9 September 2015
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[ 12 September 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]

We ain’t fakin’, whole lotta skatin’ goin’ on! Join in the excitement of live, full contact roller derby action when Varsity Derby League’s Capital Carnage rips it up on the track with Sydney City Smash on Saturday 12 September at Southern Cross Basketball Stadium.

If you want to see fast, hard-hitting derby this is one not to [...]

Pop-up street food coming to the Old Bus Depot Markets

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[ 13 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Canberra’s pop-up food craze shows no signs of slowing down, with pop-up street food area The Slab opening at the Old Bus Depot Markets this weekend.
From the Old Bus Depot Markets media team:

Canberra’s favourite Sunday markets, the Old Bus Depot markets, will this weekend launch their brand new pop up street food area, The Slab.
“We’re expanding [...]

Environmental Film Festival Australia comes to Canberra

By 8 September 2015
environmental film festival

[ 11 September 2015 6:00 pm to 13 September 2015 9:00 pm. ]

The Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) is a not-for-profit annual film festival dedicated to informing, engaging and inspiring Australians on environment issues through the wonderful medium of film.

The festival has been running for five years but this year it’s coming to Canberra for the first time!

There are three days of films covering a diverse range of topics [...]

The Dinner Party – new theatre at The Front in October

By 8 September 2015
the dinner party

[ 7 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; 14 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; 21 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

Canberra audiences are cordially invited this October to enjoy a soiree of extreme silliness. Guests are implored to come in, enjoy a drink and be a fly on the wall as the hosts prepare to drop a bombshell on their guests. Will desires, singledom and petty grudges overshadow their big news?

The Front Café & Gallery [...]

Friday night live with Isaiah B Brunt

By 7 September 2015
Isaiah B Brunt

[ 25 September 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

For decades Isaiah B Brunt has been a top Aussie production guy and studio owner who’s worked with Julio Iglesias orchestra, hosted the Goo Goo Dolls and rehearsed American Idol’s Randy Jackson and his band for their Australian touring.

Not only has Isaiah been behind the board for globally upper echelon bands, he’s been a go-to [...]

Duffy Primary School and community fete

By 4 September 2015

[ 20 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Join us as we travel ‘Around the World’ in one day! Fun, games and refreshments – a great family day out.

Activities include Reptiles Inc, second hand books, SES and fire brigade displays, cultural dance performances, face painting and tattoos, plant stall, putt putt golf, jumping castle, lucky dip and badge making.

Special appearance by the Brumbies, [...]

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