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That’s not glass!

By 6 November 2015

[ 21 November 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] Studio Showing – Katherine Clark, Jeweller
Date: Saturday 21 November
Time: 2pm

Join Canberra Glassworks and explore what the historic Kingston Power House means to jeweller Katherine Clark, who has been a That’s not glass! resident artist.

Born and raised in Italy, Katherine currently calls Canberra home. This event will display her beautiful jewellery selection, inspired by the architectural [...]

Beer Week: What’s your favourite brewery?

By 6 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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We loved all the entries that you submitted to us naming your favourite brewery and, moreover, why it was your favourite.
But, we could only pick five winners. The winners are: Tegan, Ashleigh, Tim, Paul and Sibella. Congratulations on your hampers, tickets and brewery beers. RiotACT will be in contact with you shortly.
If you’re not already sipping [...]

Five things you must do at Beer Day Out

By 6 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 6 November 2015 at 4:00 pm; 7 November 2015 at 12:00 pm; ]

Beer Day Out is coming up this Friday and Saturday and as part of the celebration, we’ve pulled together five things you must do if you’re heading to the event.

1. Drink some of the world’s best beers
With over 30 Australian and International craft breweries you will have a lot of choice! The few listed below are [...]

Barbershop is more than a Shave and a Haircut!

By 6 November 2015

[ 5 December 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] Canberra’s premiere male barbershop chorus, the Canberra Chordsmen, are presenting “A Very Merry Concert” on the 5th of December at the Wesley Uniting Church in Forrest. Off the back of a very successful performance at the national Barbershop Harmony Australia Convention, receiving the highest score in our club history and the most improved chorus award, the [...]

Remembrance Day at the National Archives

By 6 November 2015

[ 11 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Wednesday 11 November, 10am

Join Dr Michael McKernan for a special 2015 Remembrance Day presentation. His research charting the effects of war on Australian society is particularly poignant as we commemorate Anzacs at Gallipoli 100 years ago.

Hear Peter Alliot, winner of the 2014 Chief Ministers Anzac Prize, recite his award winning poem The Forgotten. Peter is [...]

Friday Night Live with Mitch Grainger

By 6 November 2015
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[ 13 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Discovered by Malcolm Young and trained by Harry Vanda, Mitch Grainger is one of Australia’s most talented and experienced blues and roots musicians and producer.

Mitch played guitar and harmonica with The Beefs and Bondi Cigars, before forming his own band Papa Lips and, later, going solo. Since his solo album “Love & Demons” in 2006, [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (7 and 8 November 2015)

By 6 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 7 November 2015 to 8 November 2015. ]

It’s a little bit of a slow weekend of garage sales, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a bargain to be had. We’ve randomly selected five that are on this weekend, but don’t forget to check out the full list of sales at the allclassifieds website.

SATURDAY

8 Oleander Court, Higgins
9am-2pm
This sale includes: an antique dresser, two [...]

Friday Night Live with Beats Workin’

By 6 November 2015
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[ 6 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

This time last year more than six hundred lucky locals went nuts at the packed out Boot and Flogger Revival as Beats Workin’ blew the roof off.

The band rarely plays away from Sydney so make sure you don’t miss Geoff Cartwright (vocals, guitars), Neil Marr (drums) Geoff Marr (bass, backing vocals), David Peach (lead guitar), [...]

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (7 and 8 November 2015)

By 5 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 7 November 2015 to 8 November 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include the multitude of beer available at the venues and events for Beer Week, the French twist that comes with Telopea Park School’s Le Grande Fete, and the Jewel of Old Bus Depot which transforms the markets on Sunday into a jewellery-lover’s heaven.

ALL WEEKEND

Beer Week
Beer Week continues across the weekend, with a [...]

9 reasons to go to the symphony tonight

By 5 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Henry Laska, Clare Edwardes and Sarah Kimball.

Look, I know you have ironing to do, dishes to stack, washing to sort, people to see, places to be. But I’d strongly advise you to drop them all and book yourself a ticket for the Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the year tonight instead. I went to their second last performance for the [...]

Win Beer Day Out tickets + hamper

By 4 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Beer Day Out Beer Pack with 2 entry passes

Canberra’s premium beer event – Beer Day Out – will take place again soon on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 November in Kingston at the Former Transport Depot. This year’s event will showcase 30 local, interstate and international breweries, pouring more than 150 different beers and ciders, amidst master classes, roving entertainment and international culinary [...]

Cup fashions at the Realm

By 3 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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RiotACT met some Melbourne Cup lunch-goers at the Hotel Realm this afternoon. You can see all our photos on Instagram, or view a selection here.

Justine Redwin, Karen Mathias, Lana Davidson-Parker, Alicia Murphy, Ashleigh Hogwood and Alicia Welsh.

Laura Neill, Kate Chaloner, James Neill and Georgia Clear. James won best dressed bloke later.

At right, our pick for [...]

Schnitz & Giggles – Weekly comedy improvisation shows starting this Wednesday

By 3 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 4 November 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Schnitz & Giggles is Canberra’s regular improvisation comedy show – Wednesday nights at Digress Lounge and Bar (11 Akuna Street).

You can now pre-book your Schnitz tickets, with/without Canberra’s best and cheapest Curry & Rice deal, here http://www.schnitzandgiggles.com.au/tickets

This show we have a special treat for you!

Come and see Hannah Gissane, Ewan Lawrie, Scott Bowcher, [...]

Get spooked on a capital ghost tour with Tim the Yowie Man

By 3 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Who you gonna’ call?! Not quite Ghostbusters for me, but rather Tim the Yowie Man.
I’d heard about Tim’s famous local ghost tours and had wanted to do one since I moved to Canberra. I finally booked in for his special Halloween ghost tour and I couldn’t wait. I have this weird interest in the paranormal [...]

Comedy Club @ The Civic Pub 4 November

By 3 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 4 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

November Comedy Club at The Civic Pub features a huge line-up of acts including Jay Sullivan and interstate guests Dane Simpson, Ray Badran, Sam Campbell and John Cruickshank.

When: Wednesday 4th November 2015
Time: Kicks off at 8pm with doors opening at 7:30pm
Where: The Civic Pub, 8 Lonsdale Street Braddon

Tickets are $15 booked here or $20 on [...]

A Shot & A Beer with Alice Fraser

By 2 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 12 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] A Shot & A Beer is back on 12 November with the international sensation Alice Fraser. Alice is just back from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival performing her critically acclaimed solo show Savage. As if you need more convincing, Alice has performed sold out solo shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Canberra [...]

A new Canberra Podcast (& other Capital Yarns developments)

By 1 November 2015
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Just an update on a few developments in the Capital Yarns world.
I’ve just launched a new audio version of my stories. Already I have two yarns available in this format: the whimsical ‘Voice in the Mist’ and the much naughtier ‘The Sexpert’. Check out http://www.capitalyarns.com.au/podcast-2/ for more information.
New yarns continue to be posted regularly, and [...]

Percussion queen set to dazzle at Llewellyn

By 30 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Claire Edwardes

[ 4 November 2015 at 7:30 pm; 5 November 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

Get ready for a magic carpet ride! Claire Edwardes, the “Sorceress of Percussion”, joins the flamboyant conductor Nicholas Milton and his Canberra Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday and Thursday for the final concert of 2015, RACHMANINOV.

Chief conductor and artistic director Milton has put together a vibrant and varied program for the orchestra’s last outing this year.

Edwardes is an internationally [...]

The #VisitQueanbeyan Progressive Dinner Party

By 30 October 2015

[ 14 November 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] Can I consider myself local if I have only lived in a place for 6 1/2 years? Some say maybe not.! BUT, I do love this place, Queanbeyan, that is my home town!

As with any town much of its goodness and uniqueness is hidden to outsiders. Canberra has always struggled with the very incorrect ‘boring [...]

The Levee hosts November Blues Jam

By 30 October 2015
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[ 15 November 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

Guitarist Bryan Williams formed The Levee in Sydney in the 2000s. Now, joined by lead singer Justin Hoffman – a gifted singer with a broad vocal range – and a solid rhythm section, with Keith Joliffe on bass and Jon Nourse on drums. The Levee is at its best, punching out hot and compelling blues, [...]

Leaving No-one Behind – Can Australia be a Truly Digital Nation?

By 30 October 2015

[ 30 October 2015 at 1:00 pm; ] In Australia, there are 3.7 million people who have never used the internet. On top of this, many Australians who do have internet access, are not confident enough to do the basics. To become a truly leading, inclusive and global digital nation we need everyone to become confident internet users by 2020.

Helen Milner will talk [...]

Nick Charles launches “The River Flows”

By 30 October 2015

[ 8 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] It’s no surprise that the prestigious Black Rose Acoustic Society in Colorado USA describes Australian guitarist, Nick Charles, as “a world class stylist and composer”. His dazzling, melodic fingerpicking on 6 and 12 string guitars, stinging slide and a lifetime’s stories and songs from the musical highway has him labelled by the Melbourne Age as [...]

Haunted House Raising Money for Charity

By 30 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 31 October 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

IT’S HALLOWEEN TIME!

Canberra’s Haunted House where zombies, ghosts, clowns, and many more creepy characters. Please join us for a spooky fun filled Halloween with all proceeds going to local Canberra charity Stella Bella Little Stars Foundation.

There will be sausage sizzle and drinks available for purchase on the night.

Please note it is a gold coin donation [...]

What’s on this weekend in Canberra: Halloween Edition (31 October 2015)

By 30 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 31 October 2015; ] With your costumes sorted for this year, all you need is a spooky Halloween event to show it off. We’ve scoured the internet to bring you this special Halloween edition of ‘What’s on this weekend in Canberra’.

BOO gong: Halloween at Googong
Googong’s BOOgong Halloween event is sure to satisfy the whole family. Enjoy the atmosphere at Googong [...]

80s Flash Aerobics – Halloween Special!!

By 30 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 31 October 2015 at 8:30 am; ] 80s Flash Aerobics will celebrate Halloween this weekend!

Come along to St Monicas Primary School Hall, on Moynihan Street in Evatt at 8.30 am on Saturday morning and if you bring a friend you pay just $5 to join in!

We will be working out to killer tunes like ‘Thriller, the ‘Time Warp’, and ‘Werewolves of London’

A Prize will [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (31 October and 1 November)

By 30 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 31 October 2015 to 1 November 2015. ]

This week’s garage sales are a treat. With treasures to be found at each, make sure you check out the complete list at the allclassifieds website. With only one exception, all sales occur on Saturday.

27 Osmand St, Wanniassa
8.30am-1.30pm
This downsizing sale will be on both Saturday and Sunday, with different items being sold each day. On [...]

What’s on in Canberra this weekend (31 October and 1 November)

By 29 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 31 October 2015 to 1 November 2015. ] Take time out from trick or treating this Halloween weekend to catch an Australian premiere at the British Film Festival, world top 200 tennis players at the Canberra International qualifiers, Fair Day at Westside; the season opening party at Civic Pool and domestic violence crusader Rosie Batty in conversation with journalist Sarah Ferguson.

ALL WEEKEND

Canberra International [...]

Rural Firies Fan Flames – EVENT

By 29 October 2015
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[ 30 October 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]

The Hall Rural Fire Brigade has thrown down the gauntlet to neighbouring fire brigades in the lead up to the village’s largest community event for the year, Hall Parties at the Shops Friday 30 October from 4pm.

The event features a wide range of activities and entertainment and will see local fire brigades go head to [...]

Tea with JT – Tania McCartney

By 29 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Tania McCartney

Hello and welcome to another episode of Tea with JT. This week I got to catch up with an old friend. This woman is so warm and creative and I could sip tea with her ALL day {and we almost did!}. Tania McCartney is an amazing writer who fills my mind with inspiration every time [...]

Kick Ass Social Media and Marketing Workshop Coming To Canberra!

By 26 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Chrissy and Carly - Little Blog Big Blog Workshop Classes

[ 14 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

We are Christina and Carly and we have a confession to make. We met online. It sounds a bit creepy but trust us, it isn’t. We’ve both been blogging for over 15 years (combined) and the best thing we’ve ever done was take our blogging and business journeys off line.

Question. How are you feeling about your blog or [...]

CELL BLOCK 69 – From the 80′s to the ANU. A multi-storey of Corey !

By 24 October 2015

[ 19 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] The nine Corey’s of power return to the ANU Bar and Stadium on Saturday Dec 19th Dec and will excite you with infinitely enhanced Rock action moves, and daring Corey-ography.

Not since the sold out performance of Two Thousand and Nineteen 80 Fourteen have the Canberrian Rock (and to a smaller extent but not to be [...]

Kids’ Glass Design Competition

By 23 October 2015

[ 31 October 2015; ] In celebration of 100 years of Kingston Power House, the Canberra Glassworks is asking kids aged three to 17 years to design an original glass work inspired by the historic Canberra building, now a thriving glass-making facility.

A landmark on its lakeside setting at Kingston Foreshore, the Kingston Powerhouse is a building of industrial and architectural significance. [...]

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