[ 28 March 2013 to 1 April 2013. ]
The National Folk Festival program for 2013 is out! As usual it is full of all sorts of really awesome fun things and some folk music. I kid because I love.
Check it out, get excited, and I’ll see you in the line for drink tickets!
Or outside the Majestic wearing a tri-corner hat…
[ 15 March 2013 to 16 March 2013. ]
It’s only 10 sleeps until Cell Block 69 return to sunny Canberry to show Canberrians just how awesome Cell Block are in Rock (and to a lesser extent – synth pop) concert.
The Canberrian mayor has also announced a display of fireworks to be held on Lake Burley Griffin, in honor of Cell Block 69′s triumphant [...]
The Canberra Times is very excited the local girl Fuchsia Bullot will be getting her clothes off for tourists in Paris:
Canberra’s Fuchsia Bullot has become a member of an exclusive – and long-legged – club.
She’s the third student of Tuggeranong’s Legs Dance Studio to join the high-kicking cancan line of the Moulin Rouge in Paris.
[ 10 March 2013; 7:30 pm; ] Word reaches us of a collaboration between the Spiegel Garden and the National Film and Sound Archive:
Imagining The Capital: Canberra on Film is a free programme of Canberra-related memories, which will be presented by The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia on March 10 from 7.30pm.
The magical evening – set in the beautiful [...]
Steven Bailey (KAP Senate candidate for the ACT), and Bruce (dog), are fleeing Canberra for a while in order to finish scoring an opera.
“it’ll be great to get back to the bush for some inspiration. I’ll go on a few motor bike rides and walks through the bush with my dog Bruce”
“I’ll shoot a few [...]
Applications extended until March 1st!
Visit www.cytc.net for more info and to enroll
[ 23 February 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Local wordsmiths Varisht Gosain and Josh Inman are once again amassing a clan of poets to do battle at the Front in Lyneham.
What: 1st Canberra Poetry Slam of 2013
Where: The Front Gallery and Cafe, Lyneham
The Canberra Poetry Slam is Canberra’s longest running poetry slam. The CPS kicks off at 730 with an open mic. [...]
The Centenary Team are letting it be known that the intriguing “The VIllage” has unveiled what they’re going to be doing in Glebe Park for free at the end of March:
Travelling arts community The Village has unveiled the program for itsCanberra debut, which will celebrate the Centenary year with four days of theatre, art [...]
Designed for actors who have completed secondary school, Senior Actors Ensemble develops core skills in acting technique, movement, voice, improvisation, script analysis and audition technique. The program provides opportunities to put those skills to practical use, in a myriad of performance settings.
For more info, visit http://cytc.net/workshops/senior-actors-ensemble
[ 17 February 2013; 2:00 pm; 24 February 2013; 2:00 pm; ] The War Memorial has the intriguing news that they’re getting into the movie business:
To complement Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt and its unique images of Australians on the Western Front, the Australian War Memorial presents a series of classic films that all present distinct visions of the First World War. This is a [...]
Palace Electric Cinema is giving RiotACT readers the exclusive chance to win one of three VIP Electric Night Out experiences!
Be one of the first to experience the Electric difference at Palace Electric with two x VIP passes to any session of your choice, followed by dinner for two at Mezzalira to the value of $200 [...]
Having last year strenuously denied any difficulties Gorman House is now recruiting for senior roles and tweeting about their revival.
Be part of the @gormanhouseartsrevival. Now recruiting 2 FT roles: Administrator, and Program & Marketing Manager. gormanhouse.com.au
— Gorman House (@gormanhousearts) February 11, 2013
Good luck to them, it’s a special part of this town.
Creative Producers PJ Williams and Nick Byrne are delighted with the response to their take on a multicultural fringe festival.
[ 1 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ] So it’s not the Spiegel Tent we’re getting, which explains some disquiet. It’s a Spiegel Garden. It might be in a tent too.
The Centenary team are letting it be known that the delayed program is now out.
Gosh! Robyn Archer in concert!
The programme – which runs from March 1st to 24th – includes such famous [...]
[ 19 June 2013 to 29 June 2013. ] The economy is in trouble and The Business Council is very worried about its members. So they take drastic action – they blackmail a wealthy young tax avoider to start spending in their members’ shops. But there’s a problem – he’s a Scrooge who hates shopping!
[ 20 February 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
The best reason in the world to start drinking early in the Phoenix on a Wednesday night is to get a decent seat at the Phoenix from one of Canberra’s two poetry slams.
Facebook has details:
Have you been to BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!?
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is the poetry slam that wants your words on stage for two minutes for 1st prizes.
[ 11 March 2013; ]
The Centenary Team have announced what’s going down around Lake Burley Griffin on Canberra Day:
“Starting from midday on the south side of the lake there will be Canberra… in So Many Words – you can help build and come and play in the words all around the lake. There’s stuff for kids at Regatta Point, [...]
[ 11 February 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
We’ve had a shout from the fabled ANU Film Group that they’re getting into the groove of the new year with a free screening of Skyfall:
Kick off O-Week and the ANU Film Group screening year with Bond… James Bond by joining us for our free screening of SKYFALL on Monday 11 February at 8 [...]
[ 15 February 2013 to 2 March 2013. ]
This in from Canberra Rep:
The first production for Rep’s 2013 season is Tim Firth’s Calendar Girls. Opening on 15 February, the production continues until 2 March at Theatre 3,
3 Repertory Lane Acton. Directed by Catherine Hill the play is based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth.
Based on [...]
[ 1 March 2013 to 9 March 2013. ]
Andrew Barr has announced the launch of this year’s Enlighten festival:
Now in its third year, Enlighten captures the cultural and innovative essence of our city with free and ticketed events from 1 to 9 March. During Canberra’s centenary year the event promises to be more exciting than ever, with the final weekend of Enlighten leading [...]