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A Passion for Peace festival

By 30 April 2015
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[ 27 April 2015 6:00 pm to 2 May 2015 6:00 pm. ] Chorus of Women is presenting a five-day Festival for Peace featuring music, public forums, conversations, a one-day workshop hosted by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom on the theme ‘Women’s Power to Stop War, storytelling for children, schools events, displays and more.

The festival is inspired by over 1200 women from 12 warring [...]

What’s on this weekend? 2nd and 3rd May 2015

By 30 April 2015
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Early morning raves, Gregorian chants and speed dating are just a few of this weekend’s highlights. Let us know what we’ve missed in the comments.
Sports/outdoor activities

See the Brumbies take on the Waratahs at GIO Stadium on Friday. Kick off is at 7.40pm.
Join Kayakcameraman Paul Jurak and Hilary Wardhaugh for #PhotowalkCanberra Afloat! Meeting at 5.30am on Saturday, the [...]

Start playing blues harmonica

By 29 April 2015
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[ 7 June 2015; ]

Do you nurse a burning desire to pick up a harmonica and play some wailing blues riffs?

Here’s your chance. Tony ‘Mouth from the South’ Maguire is holding a half-day beginners’ workshop at the Statesman Hotel in Curtin on Sunday June 7.

Tony (pictured) promises he’ll get you playing tasty-sounding riffs within the first 15 minutes on his song Spearfishin’ [...]

Griffith Street Party this Saturday!

By 27 April 2015
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[ 2 May 2015 at 12:00 pm; ]

The annual Griffith Street Party hosted by M16 Artspace and the Griffith-Narrabundah Community Association will be held again at M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, this Saturday 2 May from 12pm to 4pm. Don’t miss this significant and popular family friendly community event that combines wonderful art with food and jazz.

On the day M16’s three [...]

Tommy Balogh’s Stretch Marks of the Universe at Nishi Gallery

By 27 April 2015
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[ 27 April 2015 to 3 May 2015. ]

Nishi Gallery Tommy Balogh’s universal expression invites us into the sublime.

Stretch Marks of the Universe is an ambitious exhibition of contemporary abstract paintings by Canberra based artist Tommy Balogh.

The show includes his 6x3m triptych painting The Three Disciples, which was both created and featured at Art, Not Apart 2015. Nishi Gallery will also house [...]

Australia’s Young Performer of the Year comes to Canberra

By 24 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 6 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; 7 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to Llewellyn Hall on May 6 & 7, to join forces with acclaimed young Australian pianist Hoang Pham, to perform Tchaikovsky’s first and most famous piano concerto.

Hoang Pham was named Australia’s Young Performer of the Year in 2013 by Symphony Australia, and has performed as a soloist with the Melbourne, [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (25th and 26th April 2015)

By 24 April 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Chifley, Kaleen, Franklin, Amaroo and Page. Happy Friday!
Saturday 25 April
12 Mornington Street Amaroo
7.30am to 1pm
Stools, lights, books, kitchen appliances dog kennel and lots more. All must go!!!
26 Salmond Street Chifley
9am to 2pm
Kitchen items, wok, electric frypan, George Forman steamer, dust buster, vacuum cleaner, cushions, garden pots, mature yuccas, heating, [...]

Anzac Day bus services

By 23 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACTION is offering free special services to the dawn service and the national ceremony plus free bus travel for anyone wearing a service medal on regular route services on Anzac Day (Saturday 25 April 2015).

Passengers are reminded a Sunday bus timetable will operate on Anzac Day.
Buses to the dawn service will depart from Gungahlin, Woden, City [...]

Canberra launch of Home Truths by Mandy Nolan

By 23 April 2015
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[ 6 May 2015 at 5:45 pm; ]
For anyone who has ever dreamt of owning, building, renovating or perhaps bulldozing their home, or for those who have actually done it and survived, this collection of witty insights and reflections on how and where we live makes compulsory reading.
In Home Truths, Mandy explores poet Anne Sexton’s assertion that ‘women marry houses’. With great [...]

What’s on this weekend? 25th and 26th April 2015

By 23 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 25 April 2015 to 26 April 2015. ] Another week almost over! Here’s your guide to what’s on this weekend, including Canberra’s Anzac Day Centenary commemorations.

Anzac Day 2015

The Australian War Memorial is hosting two ceremonies to commemorate the service and sacrifice of those who have served Australia during times of war and peace. The dawn service starts at 4.30am and the Anzac Day [...]

Pain in the brain: the overlap between physical, social and empathy for pain

By 20 April 2015
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[ 9 June 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Come and join us at the Academy of Science for our public lecture series, Science stars of tomorrow.

This month: Pain in the brain: the overlap between physical, social and empathy for pain.
“Only time can heal your broken heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” – Miss Piggy
When we think about [...]

Small is Beautiful documentary screening

By 20 April 2015

[ 29 April 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
Small is Beautiful is a movie documentary about tiny houses, and is directed by Jeremy Beasley from Melbourne.
Just a few more tickets need to be reserved and it’ll be showing! There will only be one session.
I’ve been interested in minimal housing for years, especially for its financial and environmental aspects. It’d be great to get some [...]

National Portrait Gallery exhibition highlights

By 20 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The National Portrait Gallery is currently running a special exhibition as its contribution to the Anzac centenary. The exhibition is titled All that fall — Sacrifice, life and loss in the First World War.

The first thing to report is that this exhibition isn’t about portraiture. Most of the exhibition is made up of rooms of posters. [...]

Calling budding performers for holiday theatre program!

By 18 April 2015

[ 20 April 2015 to 24 April 2015. ]
Budding Theatre is pleased to launch its much-anticipated school holiday program for children and teenagers aged eight to sixteen. Over five days, participants will learn about the fundamentals of:
•    Performance (audition skills; interpreting text; taking direction; inhabiting character)
•    Playwriting (structure; style; creative inspiration & process)
•    Directing (blocking; working with actors; artistic imagination)
•    Stage Management (organisation [...]

What’s on this weekend? 18th and 19th April 2015

By 16 April 2015
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[ 18 April 2015 to 19 April 2015. ]

This weekend’s highlights include a Madonna memorabilia display, a Carnivale-themed first birthday party at Lucky’s Speakeasy and Record Store Day at Landspeed Records. What are your plans for this weekend?

Sports/outdoor activities

The Canberra Devils ice hockey team will play its second game of the season against the Chiefs at 7pm on Friday. Head down to the [...]

NUTS presents Wolf Lullaby by Hilary Bell

By 15 April 2015
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[ 29 April 2015 7:30 pm to 2 May 2015 7:30 pm. ]

“If you touch someone, do your fingerprints stay on their skin?
If you drag someone really hard, do your nails stay in them?
Does their skin come off on you? Does it? Mum? Does it?”

In a bleak, remote town, a small child is murdered. Suspicion falls on 9-year-old Lizzie. Convinced her daughter is guilty, Lizzie’s young mother, [...]

SciNight – X-rated science for adults

By 14 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 15 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Be seduced by science at Questacon’s next SciNight as it delves into some cheeky, adults-only topics for one night only.

Is the Y chromosome disappearing? What’s the science behind who you’re attracted to? Why is latex so useful… and when is it not?

Take an intimate look into the science and technology behind genes, gender and reproduction. [...]

Guided tour of Geoscience Australia’s laboratories

By 13 April 2015

[ 22 April 2015 at 11:00 am; ] Ever wanted to find out how rocks, oil, gas and water are analysed? Now’s your chance! Following a brief introductory overview, take a tour through some of Geoscience Australia’s laboratories.

Numbers are limited to 60, with bookings required via Eventbrite. The tour will take 40-50 minutes, departing from the Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre.

Safety considerations: All visitors [...]

Winter workshops: Cheese making, bread baking, growing bushfoods and more

By 10 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Canberra Environment Centre has released its new batch of workshops scheduled to run over the next few months. Workshops are held almost every Tuesday and Saturday with making blue vein cheese next up this Saturday 11 April.
Other topics cover a wide range of skills including cooking from scratch and sustainable home design. Old favourites [...]

Roller derby – Saturday 11 April

By 9 April 2015

[ 11 April 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]

See a great big helping of roller derby action in Canberra on Saturday 11 April with not one but two awesome bouts in the one event: “Maulin’ Rogues”. Varsity Derby League’s second women’s team, the Rogue Scholars, will be making their debut against the Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows, and to warm you up for [...]

What’s on this weekend? 11th and 12th April 2015

By 9 April 2015
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[ 11 April 2015 to 12 April 2015. ]

From reptile and amphibian fiestas to the Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival, there’s something to satisfy everyone this weekend in Canberra. Let us know your plans in the comments below – and enjoy the rest of the four-day working week!

Sports/outdoor activities 

Work off those Easter chocolates with a free outdoor workout lead by local fitness trainer [...]

The Old Canberra Inn Rockabilly Relaunch, 11 April

By 6 April 2015
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[ 11 April 2015 at 11:00 am; ]

What do you do when a pub that has been open since 1857 comes up for sale? You grab it by the horns and throw one hell of a party. Well, that’s what The Meem Collective partners Nick Diver and Ben Johnston have done anyway.

Excited by the opportunity to turn a heritage venue older than [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (Easter long weekend)

By 3 April 2015
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Get in early to grab a bargain at these Canberra garage sales over the Easter long weekend. With only a few garage sales scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, don’t miss your chance to find a secondhand special.
Saturday 4 April
3 Burnside Street Watson
8am to 1pm
Kitchen appliances, books, CDs, clothing, technology equipment, some furniture and miscellaneous goods.
Sunday [...]

The Awesome Adventure Holiday Drama Workshop 7-12yrs

By 31 March 2015
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[ 20 April 2015 to 24 April 2015. ]

The air is crisp, the leaves are a rainbow of colours and we can see winter poking her head around the corner… it must be AUTUMN!!

Canberra Youth Theatre has decided to celebrate this fantastic season with an AWESOME AUTUMN ADVENTURE themed holiday workshop!! What will this adventure be? Where will it take us? We don’t [...]

Free outdoor community fitness sessions in April

By 30 March 2015

[ 1 April 2015 at 1:00 pm; 11 April 2015 at 10:00 am; 15 April 2015 at 5:00 pm; 18 April 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Take your workout outdoors this Wednesday, 1 April 2015, and come along to a free outdoor lunchtime fitness session at the Deakin fitness station from 1 pm (adjacent to the intersection of Denison Street and Thesiger Court).

Local fitness trainer Lee Campbell will show you how to get a full body workout using the equipment at [...]

Canberra Symphony Orchestra celebrates Sibelius’ 150th

By 30 March 2015
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[ 1 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; 2 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to the concert hall for the first Llewellyn Series in 2015 to pay tribute to Finnish composer Sibelius on the occasion of his 150th anniversary.

Conducted by the CSO’s Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Dr Nicholas Milton, the evening will feature a program of celebrated works including Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5, [...]

Find a club at the CAP Expo

By 27 March 2015
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[ 28 March 2015 at 11:00 am; ]

Thinking about joining a social club or group? Come to the Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo!

The CAP Expo is a free community event on Saturday 28 March featuring over 140 social, recreational, cultural, artistic, and sporting groups.

It’s an opportunity for Canberrans of all abilities and ages to join groups and build social connections around common [...]

Jerrabomberra Wetlands: Some surprising history!

By 26 March 2015

[ 19 April 2015 at 10:00 am; ] ACT Heritage Festival Event at Jerrabomberra Wetlands
Sunday 19 April: 10am-12.30pm

Join Mark Butz for a presentation on the many layered history of the Jerrabomberra Wetlands for an hour then, weather permitting, a guided walk for about an hour.

The floodplain and the people have shaped each other across 20,000 years, from Aboriginal settlement through colonial times, establishment [...]

What’s on this weekend? 28th and 29th March 2015

By 26 March 2015
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How is it almost the end of March? This month seems to have raced by, probably in part because the past few weekends have been jam-packed with festivals (Art Not Apart, You Are Here, the Canberra Balloon Spectacular, Enlighten and more).
Highlights this weekend include Darren Hanlon at the Street Theatre, The Harvest Festival and CBR [...]

Registrations open for Run for Teal, Batemans Bay

By 25 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 25 October 2015; ]

Come and support Ovarian Cancer Australia by running, walking or crawling your way around the stunning coastal town of Batemans Bay this October.

With four course options ranging from 6km to a full marathon, it’s a fun run for all ages and fitness levels. Funds raised will be donated to the research arm of Ovarian Cancer [...]

Brass Knuckle Brass Band album launch

By 25 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 27 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

On 27 March 2015, Brass Knuckle Brass Band (BKBB) will launch their debut album Split Lip at Transit Bar. The show will feature a slew of guest appearances as part of BKBB’s set, including local emcees Citizen Kay, Hayds and Roshambo, as well as Bec Taylor, front-woman of Fun Machine and Glitoris.

“This album’s been a long [...]

Lucky’s Speakeasy presents Sax on Legz

By 25 March 2015
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[ 27 March 2015 at 10:30 pm; ]

Sax on Legz is one of Australia’s most talented DJ’s and instrumentalists. She will showcase her unique, electric trademark sound at Lucky’s Speakeasy on Friday, 27 March from 10.30pm.

Sax on Legz is a solo artist improvising on the saxophone to electro, house and dance music. She has supported artists including The Aston Shuffle, Goodwill, Basement Jazz, [...]

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