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Home at the End @ the Courtyard Studio

By 29 July, 2013

[ 4 September, 2013 to 14 September, 2013. ]

Home at the End, the latest work from Canberran playwrite Dunan Ley, is coming to the Courtyard Studio as a part of the Collected Works 2013 Subscription Season.

Commissioned by Everyman Theatre specifically for Canberra’s Centenary celebrations, Home at the End is a groundbreaking powerful story of love, loss and guilt, set against a backdrop of [...]

Exhibition of Kevin Gilbert’s works at Civic Library

By 29 July, 2013

[ 5 August, 2013 to 7 September, 2013. ] From Monday 5th of August to Saturday the 7th September, Civic Library will be exhibiting the works of Wiradjuri artist Kevin Gilbert.

On display will be a collection of Kevin’s works, which will include oil paintings, lino prints, poetry, manuscripts, political works and photographic murals, many of which were unseen before this year.

Kevin was one [...]

August at the Phoenix

By 29 July, 2013

From those charming devils at the Phoenix bar:
Thursday August 1st 9pm
Super Best friends
Too Soon!
Saturday 3rd 9:30pm
The Second Hand Salmon
Brother Be
Second Sun
Monday 5th 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Central West
Moochers Inc.
The Steptones
Soctor Deuss
Tuesday 6th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Thursday 8th 9pm
The Darkened Seas
New Brutalists
Saturday 10th 9:30pm
Hollow Everdaze
Callico Cat
Monday 12th 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Vintage Vulva
Dylan Hekimian
Tuesday [...]


By 29 July, 2013

[ 30 July, 2013; 7:00 pm; ]

Dear humans, space-hamsters, elves, sentient gelatinous life-forms, and hyper-intelligent fish,


It’s all for you, like Brian Adams said.

Nerd Trivia is a trivia night for people who know more about 80′s action movies, Star Trek, Discworld, and maths than they do about how many crickets were touched-down at the last hockey-bowl-brawl.

It’s for [...]

Hit the floor together at Canberra Theatre Centre

By 29 July, 2013

[ 31 July, 2013 to 3 August, 2013. ]

Hit the floor together is a dance project created by a collection of over 30 indigenous and non-indigenous young Canberrans, along with many interstate dancers that looks, quite frankly, pretty awesome.

It will be hitting the Canberra theatre Centre on the 31st of July and you should probably check it out.

This new contemporary dance work is [...]

TEDx Canberra 2013 speakers announced

By 29 July, 2013

[ 7 September, 2013; ]

TEDxCanberra 2013 – Then. Now. Next.

Interesting people talking about interesting things. I do love a good TEDx talk.

This line up looks excellent, particularly all the performance poets.

Aaron Kirby – poet without credentials.

Adele Chynoweth – museum curator researching the narratives of the Forgotten Australians.

Amelia Filmer – performance poet finding what home is.

Brass Knuckle Brass Band – [...]

Roller derby: Jam Free or Skate Hard. VDL vs WDD

By 28 July, 2013

[ 3 August, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]

The Varsity Derby League DisHonour Rollers will take to the track on Saturday 3 August for their second roller derby home bout against the Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows at Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong.

The DisHonour Rollers won their July 13 bout against the Misfit Militia – can they win again against the Murderous Crows, eager [...]

Go plant a tree of three this weekend

By 26 July, 2013

Shane Rattenbury is inviting all of you lot along to Mount Majura this Sunday for a tree planting day.
There are worse ways to spend a Sunday.
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, is calling on all nature enthusiasts to join him and members of Friends of Mount Majura, Watson Woodland ParkCare and the ACTConservation [...]

This week on 7.30 ABC

By 26 July, 2013

Our buddies from the ABC have just sent this in:
Residents of the little heritage town are alarmed and angry about the arrival of a big supermarket – and the fact that heritage buildings must make way for its carpark.
2. [...]

Cosplay in the cold this Sunday

By 26 July, 2013

Last weekend I went to PAX which was full of some amazing cosplay, but that amazing cosplay took place on concrete.
This Sunday, people in ridiculous costumes will be attempting to do so on ice, which is way harder. I look forwards to it.
As well as costumes there will be several activities based around Japanese culture [...]

Science Week at the library

By 26 July, 2013

National Science Week is the 10-18th of August, and Libraries ACT have enlisted Graham Walker to come and perform Science Shows to entertain the kids.
This sounds pretty cool and Graham Walker is a fantastic science communicator, go check it out.
“There is always something exciting to discover in the weird and wonderful world of science and, [...]

Belco Mall wants you to play for free

By 25 July, 2013

Westfield Belconnen are looking for their next live performer!
They’re also looking not to pay them!
We are looking for talented musicians to provide ambience and entertainment to our customers. We’ll give you the space to busk in centre, you just need to bring your talent!
If you’re interested please email belconnenmarketing@au.westfield.com with the following information.
-A sound [...]

Whiskey live coming to Albert Hall

By 25 July, 2013

I do like a good whiskey… maybe RiotACT needs to go review this event.
This Saturday the 27th July, you can go try some fancy whiskey.
Whisky Live Canberra 2013.
Join us for a great collection of whiskies, all under one roof at Albert Hall.
Taste some of the world’s long-time favourites and some exciting new brands.
Speak [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 26th of July 2013

By 25 July, 2013

Hey Rioters!
It’s time to start thinking about your weekend and what you want from it.
Do you want to go to some rad things?
We can help you there.
As always gang here’s a bunch of stuff we’ve had sent to us, and an opportunity for you to share any suggestions you have for the weekend.

Three Minute Thesis Competition today at UC

By 25 July, 2013

This actually sounds quite interesting, and if your in the market to learn a bunch of interesting things in a short amount of time you should check it out.
The University of Canberra final of this year’s Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) will see seven candidates have only 180 seconds to present their thesis topic and [...]

Pay for your parking at the Arboretum

By 25 July, 2013

The Arboretum is concerned that you’ve forgotten what paid parking means, and would just like to remind you to pay your $2 an hour.
Or else!
“With the recent school holidays, the Arboretum has been swarming with activity and it is important people remember to pay for their parking or risk being issued a parking infringement notice,” [...]

Our Mob: Celebrating Through Art @ BCS

By 25 July, 2013

[ 30 July, 2013 to 9 August, 2013. ]

The always busy gang over at BCS have yet another exhibition opening up.

A Multimedia exhibition by Participants in the West Belconnen Child and Family Centre ‘Koori Kids’ and Yurwang Bullarn (Strong Women’s) groups

July 30th –August 9th
Official Opening Wednesday July 31st 6pm

gallery@bcs Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen
Open 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

This exhibition [...]

Life drawing workshops at the Holy Cross Church

By 24 July, 2013

For the more artistic Rioters, there are life drawing workshops taking place in Belconnen on Thursdays.
The Life Drawing Workshop has been running continuously for nearly 27 years.
The Life Drawing Workshop offers a supportive and creative environment within which to explore yourcreative and technical drawing skills by observing the life model.
While there is no tuition, be [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League Thriller Dance Party fundraiser

By 23 July, 2013

[ 27 July, 2013 6:00 pm to 28 July, 2013 12:00 am. ] Canberra Roller Derby League are fundraising to get our VCR Squad to Queensland to face off against the Brisbane City Rollers and Sun State Roller Girls! And what better way than to dance!

Join members of CRDL and DJ Raven in the Atlas Room -Hellenic in the City from 6pm-7:30pm for a Kids Dance Party, followed [...]

Canberra Poetry Slam is a cat.

By 18 July, 2013

[ 26 July, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

This just in:

When the PURR of the blizzard bristles naked branches, they meow at NIGHT!

EVEN SO – The July Canberra Poetry Slam is ON!

On Friday the 26th of July join Host Josh Inman and minion Varisht Gosain to listen and enjoy great performance Slam Poetry.

The night will commence with the Open Mike at [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 19th of July 2013

By 18 July, 2013

[ 19 July, 2013 to 21 July, 2013. ]

Hey Rioters, are you ready for the weekend?

What’s the plan?

Well if you’re totally awesome you’ll be heading down to PAX Aus like me.

I’ll see you there.

But if you’re less awesome than that and not going, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out.

Here’s a few ideas to get your rocking weekend started.

As always leave [...]

Skyfire might have to tighten its belt

By 17 July, 2013

That’s silly. Skyfire doesn’t wear a belt.
The ACT Government has raised the cost of dangerous substances licenses which covers, amongst other things, fireworks.
This will cause Skyfire’s costs to skyrocket.
Sorry about that, I couldn’t resist.
Andrew Blyth from the ACT Chamber of Commerce says fee increases vary from 250 per cent to 5,000 per cent.
“This is [...]

Story Slam at the Front tonight!

By 17 July, 2013

[ 17 July, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

Story slams are popping up all over the place, mostly because they are an awesome idea.

Tonight at the Front Cafe go talk about when you have been in trouble, or hear about when other people have been int rouble.

It’s your call.

Theme: And that’s when I knew I was in trouble …

Facebook message Cris Clucas [...]

‘At Home At The Zoo’, Opening Thursday!

By 17 July, 2013

[ 18 July, 2013; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 19 July, 2013; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 20 July, 2013; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

Hi Rioters,

We’re launching a new Canberra theatre company with Edward Albee’s ‘At Home At The Zoo’ – the show opens on Thursday at Smith’s Alternative. It’s a smart, quirky play with some… ‘contemplative’ themes (not a family show), delivered by a stellar local cast in the smooth, cozy confines of the ‘new’ Smith’s Alternative. Not [...]

Gangbusters 2013 in photos

By 16 July, 2013

Anna Boy Dell has sent us a collection of shots from Saturday night’s Gangbusters gig.

The Conscious Club comes to the Albert Hall

By 16 July, 2013

[ 18 July, 2013; ] We just got word of this interesting event heading to Albert Hall on the Thursday 18th July.

Conscious Club is coming to Canberra!

Considering the shenanigans of the last week, we believe dropping a “conscious bomb” on Capital Hill is just what’s required.

They wouldn’t let us hold Conscious Club at Parliament House, so we’ve [...]

Home at the End @ the Courtyard Studio

By 15 July, 2013

[ 4 September, 2013 12:00 pm to 14 September, 2013 12:00 pm. 4 September, 2013 12:00 pm to 14 September, 2013 12:00 pm. ]
Duncan Ley’s new work, Home at the End is kicking off at the Courtyard Studio on the 4th of September as a part of the Collected Works 2013 Subscription Season.

The names attached to this press release read like a who’s who of Canberra theatre which can only be a good sign.

Commissioned by Everyman Theatre specifically [...]

Brumbies final this Sunday afternoon

By 15 July, 2013

[ 28 July, 2013; 4:10 pm; ] Despite disgracing themselves, their team, their families, and this city on Saturday night the Brumbies are still in the finals (could have had the saloon passage but we’re doing it the hard way now).

The team has details of the Sunday afternoon extravaganza in Bruce:

The University of Canberra Brumbies will host the Cheetahs on Sunday, [...]

Queen Hooey’s Nest by Michael William Marriott

By 13 July, 2013

[ 20 July, 2013; 3:00 pm; ]

This in from Paperchain seemed worthy of attention:

Paperchain Kids: Meet the Author and Book Launch

Please join us to celebrate the release of Queen Hooey’s Nest by Michael William Marriott.

Alex reckons that something funny is going on with the big bullant nest on the mountain behind his house. But it takes the arrival of [...]

A centenary of floral art in the Canberra centre

By 12 July, 2013

A display of floral art has been installed in the Canberra Centre overnight. It can be found upstairs near Zara and is the result of some hard work from the Floral Art Guild of the ACT.
Go check it out next time you duck up that side of the Canberra Centre for an ice cream.
From the [...]

The Collective – Another Life live at Belconnen Mall

By 11 July, 2013

[ 19 July, 2013; 5:00 pm; ]

Ladies and gentlemen hold on to your underpants, Australia’s latest and greatest boy-band that I have never heard of but have just decided I’m a huge fan of are playing at Belconnen!


Meet Australia’s favourite boy band, The Collective when they perform at a secret location in-centre on Friday 19 July 2013. The Collective will [...]

Last week in Canberra – YouTube series

By 11 July, 2013

Hey Rioters,
So we’re reviving the idea of the RiotACT Newsletter, but instead of simply putting more words online we’ve decided to take a different angle.
Johnboy and I will put our glorious faces online and discuss the news.
That is we’ll do a Google hangout with each other which you can watch live or watch later on [...]


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