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What’s on this weekend? 8th and 9th November 2014

By 7 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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David O’Brian is taking his family along to the Holy Trinity Primary School Fete on Saturday at 10am.
James McMahon is attending Beer Day Out on Saturday at the Transport Depot in Kingston.
Jon Hope is participating in the call of the beast on Saturday. If he is still able to walk after this, he plans to [...]

Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire 2014 End Of Year Concert

By 6 November 2014
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[ 29 November 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]

The Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire presents: From The Sublime To The Ridiculous (and everything inbetween)

Come along on Saturday the 29th November at 7:30pm for an exciting evening of fun and music. Tickets are only $25 each ($20 concession) and there are also group discounts available.

The Qwire are wrapping up their 21st year entertaining the [...]

Holy Trinity Primary School Fete this Saturday

By 6 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 8 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ]

A fantastic family event. Food, entertainment, market stalls, rides, dunking toilet, and much more!

There will be great raffles to win and fun rides to go on.

Check out the animals in a petting paddock and reptile enclosure.

There will also be a pre-loved clothing stall, cake stall, 2nd hand book & dvd stall, white elephant and plant [...]

Roller derby double header – Sat 8 Nov

By 6 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 8 November 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]

This Saturday Varsity Derby League’s Sophomores will be taking on Canberra Roller Derby League’s Capital Brawlers, and the VDL DisHonour Rollers will be playing against Wollongong-Illawarra’s Steel City Derby Dolls.

Last chance to see roller derby for 2014 in Canberra! Also there will be cake.

$15 at the door, kids under 12 free with a paying adult.

When: [...]

Santa arrives at Westfield this weekend!

By 6 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It’s about to feel a lot like Christmas at Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden this weekend, as both centres welcome Santa’s arrival with a special parade and lots of fun family activities on Saturday 8 November.
Led by husky dogs and a marching band, join Santa, Mrs Claus and other festive characters as they celebrate the [...]

Looking for a new sport? Try dragon boating!

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 8 November 2014 at 9:15 am; ] Females from teenagers to over forties are invited to join Diamond Phoenix for a fun paddle on Lake Burley Griffin. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried a water sport before, we’ll help you get started.

Dragon boat racing is fast growing fun sport, with thousands of participants in over 60 countries. It’s a great way to [...]

Over $10,000 in prizes on offer as we countdown to run for your lifeline

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Lifeline Canberra CEO Ms Carrie-Ann Leeson has announced that overwhelming corporate support for the inaugural ‘Run for your Lifeline Canberra’ Fun Run and Half-Marathon will see over ten thousand dollars ($10,000 AUD) worth of prizes and give-aways on offer at the scenic new Majura Parkway event, Sunday 23 November 2014.
The business community in the Nation’s [...]

Canberra welcomes international sensation Angelique Kidjo

By 4 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 8 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

Only days after her performance at Bluesfest 2015, the angelic voice of International sensation, Angelique Kidjo is coming to Canberra for the first time in April 2015. Angélique is one of the greatest forces in African music; her passion for her homeland and expressions of female empowerment comes through in her music through rich and [...]

Celebrating miracles – family fun day

By 4 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 November 2014 at 11:00 am; ]

The Miracle Babies Foundation is celebrating premature and sick babies by holding a Family Fun Day. All Canberra families are invited to attend and help raise funds to continue the important work of the Miracle Babies Foundation.

Spending time with a baby in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN) is [...]

Dress as your favourite Superhero for Canberra Cavalry & Lifeline Canberra

By 3 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Sarge wants you…
to dress as your favourite superhero for Lifeline Canberra!
Friday, 7 November is Lifeline Night at the Fort. Come along and watch our very own Canberra Cavalry take on the Sydney Blue Socks in the 2014 season opener!
Dress as your favourite superhero and show your support to the team that supports Lifeline Canberra. [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 31 October 2014
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday October 31st

Mr Fluffy – the latest and what it means for asbestos affected home-owners as well as ACT rate payers
Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher – on asbestos and light rail business plan
Abby Bishop, Canberra Capitals captain – talks to Tim Gavel about balancing life, basketball and an adopted baby
The ANU supercomputer [...]

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 1 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; 2 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died.
As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle [...]

What’s on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum – Fear. DJ’s, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia.
Heather Lansdowne is attending The little shop of Horrors at the Chop Shop in Braddon tonight. Starts at 8pm.
David O’Brian is going to watch the UC Caps V Dandenong [...]

Drinks on the Terrace & Melbourne Cup Champagne lunch at Parlour Wine Room

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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We want to make Parlour’s terrace the place to drink for Friday after-work drinks! We will be launching ‘Drinks on the Terrace’ today Friday 31st October which will also be our 1st Birthday. To celebrate we are joining up with Eden Road winery to create a pop-up bar which will stay with us throughout the [...]

Beer Day Out – Saturday 8 November

By 30 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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With more than 28 Australian Craft Breweries along with many International Breweries from New Zealand, South Africa, United States, Belgium and Germany… it’s going to be a mighty ‘BEER DAY OUT’.
Canberra’s top restaurants will be providing street food stalls. There will be loads of entertainment from comedians and musicians.
‘BEER DAY OUT’… IT’S AN 18 [...]

‘French connection’ between Fashfest and Telopea Park School set to wow at La Grande Fete this Saturday!

By 29 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 1 November 2014 at 2:30 pm; ]

An exquisite ‘Rockstars and Royalty’ gown inspired by La Mothe-Chandeniers, the splendid 13th-century castle in the town of Les Trois-Moutiers, will be the striking centrepiece of a fashion parade at Telopea Park’s La Grande Fête on Saturday 1 November.

In a true ‘French connection’ fete-goers will be able to get up close and personal to the [...]

Independent’s Charity Market Day

By 29 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 2 November 2014 at 9:00 am; ]

If you enjoy searching for forgotten treasures, shopping for handmade crafts or listening to live music while snacking on delicious treats, get along to the Independent Property Group Charity Market Day this Sunday (2 November).

Fresh Autolyse juices, coffee, bacon and egg rolls, a sausage sizzle, cupcakes, children’s prints, hand made craft items, paleo products, [...]

A career kick-starter for Canberra’s young actors

By 28 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Aspiring actors will be better equipped for breaking into the industry thanks to The Actor’s Professional Kickstart Conference, hosted by the Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art (CADA) in Fyshwick on 14-15 November 2014.
A first-ever for Canberra, the two-day conference will feature workshops, master classes, lectures and special guest appearances to provide actors aged 17 [...]

Canberra Poetry Scare!

By 27 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 31 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] This Halloween, be scared by the words of Canberra Poets, at the Spooky Front Cafe!

Featuring scares by Samuel Townsend, Chris Endrey, plus some of Canberra’s best Slam Poets.

We will start the night at 8pm with an Open Mike, followed by the Poetry Slam and our feature acts. Check out the details through the facebook event [...]

August Osage County – Free Rain (Review)

By 27 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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August Osage County finishes with a whispered quotation from T.S. Eliot’s poem The Hollow Men: “This is the way the world ends.”  We are invited to complete the quotation ourselves: “Not with a bang with a whimper.”  But this isn’t a play of graceful endings, it’s a play of fighting desperately (and perhaps hopelessly) against [...]

Surly Griffins take out CRDL Championship

By 27 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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This Saturday saw the grand final double header of the Canberra Roller Derby League play out at the AIS arena. Excited family members, friends and supporters filled the stands, and as always the community atmosphere was in full swing with music, dancing and face-painting on offer.

The first bout of the night decided third and fourth [...]

What’s on this weekend? 25th and 26th October 2014

By 24 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Krystal Sanders is attending the launch of Harry Hartog (the bespoke old school book store) at 6.30pm tonight at Westfield Woden – with special guest Dr Andrew Leigh (Federal MP for Fraser).
Heather Lansdowne is attending Stone Day at the UC from 3pm tomorrow. Headliner is KLP from Triple J House Party.
John Lombard will be at [...]

Fitz’s Challenge Heroes – Riding for a Reason

By 24 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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With Fitz’s Challenge just a few short days away the excitement of the riders testing their capabilities and pushing themselves to their limits is building.
But it is worth remembering also, that many of the riders are participating in the challenge for very personal reasons and a very worthwhile cause…
As in previous years the [...]

Canberra International Film Festival Opening Night – David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars”

By 24 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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“What better celebration of independent world cinema than to tear Hollywood to shreds?”  Canberra International Film Festival director Lex Lindsay is introducing the opening night movie, David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars.”  It’s a bold choice: Cronenberg is known for the haunting and grotesque images of movies such as Scanners and Videodrome and Maps to [...]

DESIGN Canberra festival to launch in November!

By 23 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Save the date! DESIGN Canberra is a four-day festival held November 20- 23 celebrating and promoting Canberra’s vibrant and diverse design community. Explore a CBD reACTivated by pop-up installations, talks, exhibitions, and shops; visit MODERN Market to find works by leading local and interstate designers; see your city in a whole new light with the [...]

Owen Campbell at the Harmonie German Club this Friday – free entry

By 23 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 24 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]

The Harmonie German Club comes alive this Friday night with the awesomely talented Owen Campbell and we’re excited!!

Owen Campbell, who started strumming a guitar when he was 9 years old, is one of Australia’s most talented slide guitar players and songwriters. With his gravelly blend of blues, roots, soul & country – and a striking [...]

Book Launch: ‘Fire in the Afternoon’ by John Stokes

By 22 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ]

Celebrated poet John Stokes does not shy from the contentious and the harrowing, his verse evokes the plain truth about love, sex and chaos. In a clear, resonant voice Fire in the Afternoon catches the truth in the midst of the storm, his poems resonating from a life that has known joy, loss and solitude [...]

Free organic gardening workshop and Community Garden Open Day at Crace

By 22 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 26 October 2014 at 11:00 am; ]

The Crace Community Garden is throwing open the gates. Gardening enthusiasts can take part in a free organic gardening workshop, or just come along to check out this fantastic community facility and meet the growers.

According to a 2013 Canberra Times article, this “2000-square-metre facility has been described as the Rolls-Royce of community gardens with raised [...]

Blogonomics Workshop in October with Carly Jacobs from Smaggle

By 20 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 27 October 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]

Hello lovely Canberrans!

I’m an ex-Canberra gal who’s now a professional blogger living in Melbourne. I’m returning to Canberra next week to teach a workshop on how to grow and monetise a blog and turn it into a profitable career.

The course will be held at the Maker’s Hub on Monday night 27th October and we’ve already [...]

The Shiny Bum Singers reveal all – but only once!

By 20 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 1 November 2014 at 1:30 pm; ]

Canberra’s very own public service parody troupe, The Shiny Bum Singers, have momentarily escaped their desks to present a return season of Rampant Bureaucracy.

First seen at the National Folk Festival in 2013, this hilarious musical melodrama is back by popular demand for one show only:

When: Saturday, 1 November at 1.30 pm
Where: Weston Creek Community Centre, [...]

Where I End & You Begin – The Street Theatre (Review)

By 20 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Deep space private detective Whatshisname (Raoul Craemer) is on a case: he has to find a missing woman.  Unfortunately, he’s also lost his client, so before he can even get started on his case he needs to find the person who hired him.  Meanwhile far more practical private detective Polly (Kate Hosking) is on a case [...]

RSPCA ACT Pet Expo

By 19 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 1 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ]

This year’s Pet Expo has a mountain of things to do and see! Join us on Saturday 1 November for the second RSPCA ACT Pet Expo!

10:00am – 3:00pm – 12 Kirkpatrick Street Weston ACT.

Pets are welcome to attend – however, must be on a leash at all times.

Animal rescue groups, pet merchandise, dog treats of [...]

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