On Friday 8 August, Varsity Derby League will be holding an information night for its August “fresh meat” intake. VDL is a gender-inclusive league and we have a men’s team and mixed team as well as our women’s teams. We also welcome people of any gender who want to become a referee or non-skating official. [...]
Thursday night saw the gala opening night for the greatly anticipated Stronger than Fiction documentary film festival at Palace Electric cinemas.
Upon arrival I was greeted with a glass of wine and the light chatter of the sophisticated film festival crowd.
Stronger than Fiction opened with the festival creators Simon Weaving and Deborah Kingsland sharing their [...]
It’s Friday night, and I’m dancing alone in a dark room full of strangers. Oh, and everyone is sober. Welcome to No Lights No Lycra.
No Lights No Lyrca (NLNL) is a movement that was created by Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett in Melbourne in 2009. It has become a global dance community where a bunch [...]
[ 16 August 2014 at 10:00 am; ]
Have the winter snuffles got you down? Come along to our Cooking with truffles workshop and truffle your blues away.
The Canberra Environment Centre is collaborating with Owen Saddler of Dream Cuisine fame to bring you something warm and delicious on Saturday 16th of August from 10-2pm.
We’ll teach you how to make a potato and [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday August 1st
SLIDING SCALES OF JUSTICE – In a climate of government cutbacks, more people are representing themselves – contributing to even further court delays. Lawyers are being asked to do more pro bono work to make up some of the shortfall. The already vulnerable are the most at risk.
[ 28 January 2015 at 1:30 pm; ]
The final of the 2014-15 T20 Big Bash League will be coming to Canberra on 28 January 2015. The match will be played at Manuka Oval.
Cricket Australia’s Executive General Manager of Operations Mike McKenna said: “We have looked at a number of options for hosting the final of the Big Bash League, given the unique [...]
[ 5 August 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]
Local ACT/SNSW Amnesty International group will be hosting its monthly meaningful movie on Tuesday 5 August.
This month ‘Think Global Act Rural’ will be presented on the peddle powered screen. The documentary presents an insightful look into the fascinating state of the global agriculture industry.
Think Global Act Rural
When: Tuesday 5 August 2014
Where: Food Co-op, [...]
[ 22 November 2014 at 6:30 pm; ]
6 X Australian Mixed Martial Arts Titles are on the line in this massive end of season event.
Live from the AIS Arena in Canberra the Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight and Light Heavyweight BRACE Australian MMA Titles will be contested. The best fighters from across Australia have competed throughout the year in knock out elimination [...]
This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this show. I caught Toby Halligan and Matthew Kenneally’s performance at the Canberra Comedy Festival back in 2013 and I was looking forward to another hour of their manic, intelligent approach to political comedy. This was also a bit of a farewell concert: Kenneally is running off to [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday July 25th
“Kill the Pig” – feral pigs in Namadgi National Park are being rounded up and killed humanely by the park rangers. Meanwhile illegal hunters are sneaking into the park with dogs to hunt and kill the pigs in a brutal and barbaric manner. ( This story has several short [...]
With a strong international line up of award-winning documentaries from France to Bangladesh, the Stronger than Fiction festival will provoke thought, inspire discussion, and embrace the richness and diversity of different cultures within our city.
Co-directors of the festival Simon Weaving and Deborah Kingsland, envisage a bold future for the festival with a vision to transform [...]
[ 23 November 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Alanna Davis of Celebrity Sport for Charity – Canberra has organised a Walk A Mile In Her Shoes to help raise awareness and much needed funds to support White Ribbon Australia’s work to end men’s violence against women. All funds raised will support primary prevention initiatives in schools, workplaces and the broader community.
We are [...]
To get things started, we have a few picks from the RiotACT team…
Hannah is going to
Guyy and the fox
The front gallery
Saturday 27th July
Josh is heading to
Stomp Mythology Latin Fundraiser 2014
The Albert Hall
Saturday 26th July
John L is checking out
26th July to 3rd August
Heather likes the look of
National Portrait Gallery
Sunday 27th July
Susan is going [...]
[ 26 July 2014 at 8:30 am; ]
The Capital Region Farmers Market will this weekend welcome a very special visitor, international celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio, at the market this coming Saturday 26 July.
Antonio will tour the Market, do a book signing and take part in a cooking demonstration with Andrew Barr MLA from 8.30-10.30am.
Mr Carluccio is in town in July as the [...]
The inaugural Canberra Tree Week has already seen many activities that celebrate living in a city surrounded by trees.
Throughout Wednesday 23 July 2014 and Thursday 24 July 2014, residents and visitors alike are invited to take part in more free events, including:
Eucalypts of the Southern Tablelands
What: Join a guided tour of Forest 20 at the [...]
[ 28 July 2014 at 1:00 pm; ] ABC 666′s Genevieve Jacobs will talk with three of the nation’s most compelling experts on an issue we cannot continue to ignore.
The world is hungry for low cost, low emissions energy, but in Australia nuclear energy is still off the agenda. Will other low emissions technology be enough? Why do we keep avoiding the nuclear [...]
[ 2 August 2014 at 2:00 pm; ]
Join children’s authors Irma Gold (Megumi and the Bear), Emma Allen (The Terrible Suitcase) and Tracey Hawkins (Max Meets a Monster) for a special afternoon of readings from their latest picture books.
Where: Paperchain Manuka
When: Saturday 2 August
RSVP: Telephone 6295 6723 or email email@example.com
Megumi has only one wish. For the bear to come back. Megumi [...]
Some may wonder if there is anything other than a big game of rugby union on this weekend (go Brumbies!).
Here are the picks from a few of the RiotACT team:
Hannah Haggarty is getting along to the Joelistics new album Blue Volume launch @ transit on Saturday 8pm
John Lombard suggests The Fairytale Channel showing at Smiths [...]
[ 25 July 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]
The Canberra Poetry Slam returns to the Front Gallery and Cafe on Friday, the 25th of July!
Artists Geoffrey Dunn and Marina Talevski are exhibiting their collaborative project Two Tens and a Tomato in the gallery section, and they will feature their Poetry and Pictures collaborative pieces over the course of the night.
Come along at 8pm [...]
[ 20 July 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Marji Curran band will be hosting Canberra Blues Society Monthly Jam on 20 July 2014. Marji has a voice that gets down and dirty one minute then has you soaring like an angel the next. An eclectic sound that takes you on an emotive journey from roots rock to blues & folk. Marji is backed [...]
It’s most appropriate to kick off my reviews for RiotACT with this show presented by gallery@bcs as part of its RESPECT series celebrating NAIDOC week. Munyunga, meaning Eagle Hawk in the Ngarigu language, is a mixed media exhibition exploring the theme of “Kootopan” (Oneness) featuring local and South Coast artists Colleen Dixon, David Dixon, Dianne [...]
[ 24 August 2014 at 10:00 am; ] Geoscience Australia will be hosting its 2014 annual Open Day on Sunday 24 August, offering a range of science talks, tours and activities for all ages throughout the day. This National Science Week feature event highlights Geoscience Australia’s broad range of work.
See the robot which helps make your GPS more accurate, find out [...]
Readers of Canberra street press magazine BMA got to know him as an affable, witty, incredibility talented columnist. His column was called Struth Be Told, and it was Justin Heazlewood’s first fortnightly column in a widely read publication.
Releasing three albums, including Songs from the 86 Tram, which spawned his hit Northcote (So Hungover), and publishing [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday July 11th
Asbestos and the Property Sector – Adrienne Francis reports on the concerns in the ACT property sector about the ongoing ‘Mr Fluffy’ loose fill asbestos crisis. The dilemma of who should know and how to disclose information about houses that are affected.
Kefford on Asbestos Taskforce – The head of [...]
As we face a cold weekend of sub -zero nights, what’s on in the Capital to keep you warm?
This week, we asked our entertainment editors their hot tips for the weekend (they’re a picky bunch so hopefully they will provide some good leads).
Theatre Reviewer John Lombard is attending Cabaret on Saturday night – a performance [...]
There’s an old saying ‘Too many cooks spoil the broth’ – the same can be said for too many Aussie hip-hop artists spoiling an EP launch. While each artist put on a wicked performance, Keech with hard lyricism and some awesome beats, Jimmy Pike who is a personal favourite local artist of mine, Nix touching [...]
What do we get when we combine all the key people of influence from the Canberra creative scene together and grant them access to an abandoned warehouse in Braddon for 4 months?
Well, we get The Chop Shop!
Pat Rose from Coy and Sancho Murphey from Sancho’s Dirty Laundry have joined forces to bring us the ultimate [...]
Do you go to one of Canberra’s farmers’ markets? As far as I’m concerned, Saturday morning at the Capital Region Farmers Market in EPIC is the best thing about Canberra. We are very blessed to have such high quality produce available each week, bringing a wide array of locally produced fruit and vegetables, meat and seafood, eggs, [...]
The inaugural Scandinavian Film Festival kicks off tonight at Palace Electric Cinema in New Acton. The festival will showcase films from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland including the best drama, crime and comedy.
The festival boasts 21 outstanding films ranging from critically acclaimed debuts from new talent, through to crowd pleasing blockbusters.
Films include ‘The [...]
Love it or loathe it, school holidays are here again. We’ve listed a few activities that we think sound cool. These are of course on top of the usual play grounds and parks around town which offer loads of entertainment free of charge.
Add your favourite holiday activities (out or at home) in the [...]