Cassidy Richens has the kind of voice that’ll bring you delicate ballads, rowdy pub songs and all those Irish favourites you didn’t know you knew, delivered by a band with the ease and power that comes from playing together for ten years to audiences across Australia:
Sandy Gibbney plays the fiddle
Peter Richens plays guitar, banjo and [...]
Award winning blues divas Marisa Quigley and Ali Penney are set to take the stage as Ali accompanies Marisa for another fabulous Keller Sessions night. The pair have played together numerous times, including Bruthen Blues, Broadbeach and both of Quigley’s solo album launches in Melbourne.
Marisa has been described as “possibly the blackest white woman since [...]
[ 6 October 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]
In the world of science fiction, nanotechnology is often shown as swarms of micro-machines that act without the need for human supervision. Much like their biological counterparts, these imagined devices even sometimes possess their own intelligence.
In this talk, Dr Amanda Barnard will take us through the latest advances in nanotechnology and answer the fantastic question: [...]
[ 29 August 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]
Fiona Boyes plays deep Blues, influenced by a myriad of traditional regional styles, her mostly original repertoire is like a Blues travelogue. She has carved an international reputation as a blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter.
Winner of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis & nominated for 4 successive USA Blues Music Awards, she was the first [...]
[ 29 August 2015 to 30 August 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include a LEGO exhibition, the ADFA open day and free ice cream in Garema Place. What are your plans?
1. Journey of a Curator with Dr Deborah Hart
Join Deborah Hart, a senior curator at the National Gallery of Australia, as she takes you behind the scenes and reveals her passion for curating and [...]
[ 4 October 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
The Living Green Festival is turning five!
Come along to the Albert Hall on Sunday 4 October from 10-4pm and experience a kinder shade of green.
There will be over 80 food and market stalls selling plant-based foods as well as sustainable, fair trade and cruelty-free products and services. Plus live entertainment, workshops, talks on environmental, animal [...]
[ 20 September 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
Long John plays its originals and blues catalogue favourites, throwing in some Bob Dylan, JJ Cale, and Tim Buckley for good measure!
Long John’s groove loving John Stockdill (drums), John Coates (bass) and John Van Buuren (guitar/vocals) got together, wrote tunes and played the blues in their own way.
Enjoy an afternoon of funk, shuffle, ferocious boogies, [...]
[ 10 September 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
A modern Blues act, Dreamboogie’s repertoire is imbued with the classic tunes of Bessie Smith 1930s through to the Chess recordings of the 1950s.
Dreamboogie – Rebecca Davey (vocals), Sam Buckley (guitar), Connor O’Neill (bass) and Robert B Dillon (drums) – won the 2011 MBAS Blues Performer of the year, and rated #1 on the National [...]
[ 19 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
Did you know that every night nearly 2,000 Canberrans are homeless?!We have formed a team, the Communities@Work Sleeping Beauties to participate in the Canberra Community Sleepout on October 16th. To help us reach our fundraising target, we’re holding a Trivia Night. All funds raised for the Community Sleepout are shared between Communities@Work and St Vincent de [...]
[ 28 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Josh Earl is an award winning comedian, cake enthusiast and host of TV show Spicks and Specks. As a solo artist he now sports nine sold out festival seasons and is a favourite with festival audiences all over the country.
As well as hosting Spicks and Specks he also wrote for it and has appeared all [...]
[ 18 September 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
Canberra Cat Fix is holding a trivia night as its first major fundraiser on 18 September.
The organisation raises funds to offer low-income families a way to desex their cat in an affordable way. This will provide financial assistance to struggling households, reduce the number of unwanted kittens, alleviate pressure from our local animal shelters and potentially prevent the number of [...]
[ 22 August 2015; ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Spence, Kaleen, Gowrie, Wanniassa and Queanbeyan. Happy Friday!
Saturday 22 August
UC High School, Baldwin Drive Kaleen
8am to 1pm
Toys, books, jewellery, sunglasses, clothes, shoes, kitchen and household items.
117 Maribyrnong Avenue Kaleen
8am to 2pm
Ladies clothing (sizes 10-14), shoes, handbags, accessories, knitwear, dresses, jeans, workwear. Brands include Sussans, Wombat, TS 14+, Lucy in [...]
[ 22 August 2015 at 10:00 am; 23 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Are YOU Canberra’s best pinball player?
The inaugural ACT Pinball Championship is coming up this weekend at Exhibition Park In Canberra (EPIC).
Qualifying commences Saturday week (22nd of August) from 10:00am and continues until 4:00pm. The top 2 highest scoring players on each of the 12 qualifying pinball machines will go through to the finals the next [...]
[ 22 August 2015 to 23 August 2015. ] This weekend is a great one for Canberra’s space nerds, comedy buffs and fans of Latin American film. What are your plans? Let us know in the comments below.
1. An evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson at Llewellyn Hall
Cashed up cosmic nerds, this is really happening. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is in Canberra this Sunday evening at [...]
[ 1 September 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Ever felt the sting of public shaming on social media? Jon Ronson has.
Head to the National Library on Tuesday 1 September as Ronson talks about his latest book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. Inspired by the theft of his identity through a fake Twitter account, Ronson interviewed individuals involved in high-profile cases of online public shaming.
[ 22 August 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Born in Canberra but toured internationally, Owen Campbell returns with a diverse range of artists to give shelter to orphans in Indonesia.
Art for Charity is an arts and music event hosted at Canberra’s Polish Club this weekend. It covers a broad spectrum of art ranging from poetry to blues, and techno to short documentary films, [...]
[ 1 September 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] This two-hour workshop will provide the participant with the tools and knowledge to take their blues guitar playing to the next level.
The workshop will be a relaxed, informal discussion of blues music and guitar playing and will cover the following topics:
Chords, scales, chord progressions and arpeggios used in blues music
Techniques for squeezing the most amount [...]
The Canberra Academy of Chess runs junior chess clubs in Woden and Belconnen, as an opportunity for students to further their knowledge in chess and participate in tournaments during the school term.
The Canberra Academy of Chess is still taking enrolments for both clubs. 2015 term dates and details are below.
Belconnen Junior Chess Club
Term 3: 21st July – 22nd September
[ 27 August 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Professor Mick Dodson AM delivers the 2015 Kenneth Myer lecture on a topic close to his heart. Drawing on his years of community and government engagement, Mick Dodson will offer his thoughts on creating social change and solidarity for our country. Includes refreshments.
When: Thursday 27 August 2015
Where: National Library of Australia, Theatre
Tickets and more information: http://www.nla.gov.au/node/8022 or 02 6262 1271
[ 21 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
The Blues Preachers – Brother John on guitar, banjo and vocals, and Captain Bluetongue on harmonica, mountain dulcimer and vocals – will take you to another place and time, somewhere between 1920 and 1940.
Their music paints a landscape of pre-war struggle and determination with sounds reminiscent of the Deep South. They will make you want [...]
[ 5 November 2015 to 15 November 2015. ]
The Canberra International Film Festival returns to Canberra in November with grassroots focus on films hand-picked by local experts. It also has a new home at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
From the media release:
The festival will be curated by volunteer film enthusiasts who specialise in local, Indigenous, Asian, education and documentary genres, [...]
[ 14 August 2015 to 6 September 2015. ]
A renowned pastelist, Amanda McLean has worked extensively in the Canberra region. Her recent focus has been landscapes and seascapes of southern NSW, and studies of Lake Burley Griffin. Her work very successfully captures the moods of the country and climate, while her capacity to portray the transition from water to sky creates a beautiful [...]
The exhibition Internecine — The Vanished Musicians is a multi media exhibition that deals with immigration issues related to Australia’s recent history.
The first point of focus is the story of 96 jazz musicians who escaped from Nazi Germany and arrived in Australia to be faced with the prospect of no longer being musicians.
The exhibition is made up of an assortment of [...]
[ 15 August 2015 to 16 August 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Weetangera, O’Connor, Latham, Wanniassa, Ainslie, Harrison, Jerrabomberra and Queanbeyan. Happy Friday!
Saturday 15 August
6 Hakea Crescent O’Connor
8am to 1pm
Jackets, household items, swimming flippers, trampoline, basketball hoop, lamps and linen. View items.
5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
8am to 1pm
Charity garage sale to fund projects like the Piggery Project in Uganda and the Community [...]
[ 15 August 2015 to 16 August 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include the launch of National Science Week, a Raiders home game and Dylan Moran (of Black Books fame) at the Canberra Theatre Centre.
1. Prehistoric garden trail at the Australian National Botanic Gardens
Experience a pre-historic discovery trail exploring the world of dinosaurs. Discover life-sized dinosaurs amongst the flora and landscapes they once inhabited – [...]
[ 19 August 2015 at 7:30 pm; 20 August 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
One of England’s most distinguished violinists, Andrew Haveron, will be making his Australian concerto debut with a performance of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto as the Canberra Symphony Orchestra continues its tribute to Finnish composer Sibelius in his 150th anniversary year.
Recently appointed concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony, Andrew’s illustrious career has seen him lead celebrated orchestras including [...]
[ 13 August 2015 at 7:00 pm; 14 August 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
A dramatic performance of T.S. Eliot’s seminal poem, The Waste Land, with self-devised musical accompaniment, is back by popular demand for two nights only.
Performances of T.S. Eliot’s landmark poem, The Waste Land, are rare. A performance of The Waste Land with live musical accompaniment is almost unprecedented. Cellist David Pereira and actor Julian Lamb bring [...]
[ 15 August 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
Canberra is set to get hooked on snags as local butcher David Peddle launches his book Sausages: History, Mystery, Mastery.
The book will be launched on Saturday August 15 from 11am-2pm at Cooking Coordinates at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets. You can see David cook his legendary kangaroo and beer sausages – and then try them!
The ANU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition final
An 80,000 word research project would take nine hours to present. Their time limit . . . three minutes!
Join us for an evening of education and entertainment. Come along to the Australian National University (ANU) and see a snapshot of the amazing research projects that are being conducted on [...]
[ 23 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Geoscience Australia’s annual open day offers a diverse program of free hands-on activities, science displays and talks for all ages. Come along and learn about the exciting range of work carried out by Australia’s national geoscience agency.
See the robot which helps make your GPS more accurate, find out how earthquakes are detected, pan for gold, [...]
[ 8 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Spence, Jerrabomberra, Phillip, Gordon, Kambah, Latham, Cook, Queanbeyan and Lyons . Happy Friday!
Saturday 8 August
35B Rosewood Glen Jerrabomberra
8am to 2pm
Furniture including table and four chairs, directors chairs, glass lamp tables, glass hall table, cardio tech treadmill, filing cabinets, kitchen items including food processor, bread maker, juicer etc, professional garden [...]