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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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, [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 24 October 2014 at 6:30 pm; ]
Pat Farmer is an extreme ultra marathon runner, achieving historic and world record breaking runs through some of the most inhospitable conditions known. His physical and mental achievements have put him in the company of the world’s greatest adventurers, such as Sir Edmund Hilary, Robert Falcon Scott, and Thor Heyerdahl, and is possibly the [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday October 17th
The Lake 2014 – 50 years of Lake Burley Griffin. The Lake in 2014 and the people who love it.
ANZAC Treasures – the Gallipoli collection tells a different story from those of the legends.
Backyard Birds – newly appointed Commissioner for endangered wildlife takes his job seriously. In his own [...]
One day, I’ll need to admit to my two year old daughter that I’ve made some huge mistakes in life. Some of these hurt others.
Growing up in Canberra as a teenager back in the 80s, amongst other mistakes, I remember laughing at a girl because she talked funny. I look back now through adult eyes [...]
[ 5 November 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] Autism spectrum disorder affects as many as 1% of all children but at the moment, there are no specific biomedical treatments available.
The next speaker in our Science Stars of Tomorrow series Dr Peter Enticott will discuss his work on brain stimulation techniques and how they could potentially treat the disorder.
When: Wednesday November 5, refreshments from [...]
[ 9 November 2014 at 9:45 am; 9 November 2014 at 1:45 pm; ] The National Archives of Australia in Canberra is hosting mixed media drawing and wash watercolour painting workshops on the final day of The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition on Sunday 9 November.
Students can take the opportunity to be an artist for a day, with a short tour of the Waterhouse exhibition followed by a live demonstration [...]
[ 14 November 2014 to 20 December 2014. ] Back for their third season, the IMB Sunset Cinema is the perfect summer urban escape, located at the foot of Black Mountain in the heart of the National Botanic Gardens, one of Canberra’s most popular tourist attractions. Screening from the 14th November through to the 20th December, 4 nights per week, the IMB Sunset Cinema [...]
[ 9 November 2014 at 2:00 pm; ]
Less than four weeks until kick off…
Thomas, aged 10, of Canberra Grammar School was awarded the inaugural 2014 Rookie Stella Fella in August for his raising of funds and awareness for the work done by Project Futures Limited who assists women and children who have been trafficked and exploited, in Australia and South East Asia. [...]
[ 14 October 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Ray Badran is headlining this jam packed night featuring spots from Sam Campbell, Jay Sullivan, Chris Endrey and Andrew Bensley. Get on down to Smith’s this Tuesday and have a cheeky giggle.
Tickets available at the door or here: www.eventbrite.com/e/smiths-comedy-presents-ray-badran-tickets-13453709407
Sunset Boulevard is a waste-heap of broken dreams and the wreckage is visible everywhere. The bric-a-brac backstage at Paramount Studios blends into the shabby luxury of faded star Norma Desmond’s mansion-mausoleum. Director Steven Pike’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beautiful and gaudy musical is appropriately lavish and gritty, relishing every desperate moment in a story [...]
Two long weekends in a row have meant two short weeks, so here we are at another Friday.
This weekend, our team has a few tips around town:
Heather Lansdowne is going to see AllDay play at the University of Canberra on Saturday night
Angela Hutton is trying a Boot Camp at Floriade on Saturday morning at [...]
Founding CBS member, Dean Edgecombe and the Seventh Sons will be hosting this month’s blues jam on Sunday 19th October 2014 at The Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah. Show starts at 2pm & wraps up around 5.30pm.
Dean Edgecombe and the Seventh Sons features some of Canberra’s leading Blues musicians who first got together in 2000 [...]
[ 30 October 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] The Sass and Tease Collective are putting on a special show on Halloween night. October 31st The Collective will be taking over Teatro Vivaldi at the ANU Arts Centre for the sexiest spooktacular in town!
Tickets through eventbrite: $30+bf (or $25+bf for concession card holders) http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sass-tease-halloween-tickets-13278334857
[ 11 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]
Glenn Cardier & The Sideshow will be bringing their ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ tour to The Harmonie German Club on Saturday 11 October 2014.
Joining Glenn is Rex Goh who is arguably Australia’s ‘most heard’ guitarist & on drums, Dave Fester who tours year round with some of Australia’s finest musicians.
Glenn A Baker (Author & Rock [...]
It opens with a grotesque crime: a teenage boy has gouged out the eyes of six horses. Child psychologist Martin Dysart (Jerry Hearn) is tasked with healing the boy… but also with finding the answer to a simple question. Why did he do it? Peter Shaffer’s award-winning play about love and worship thrills in a [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday October 3rd
Multi Cultural voice of Canberra – expressing disquiet and even fear about the tone of the current Team Australia conversation. Some Muslim women too scared to go out – others giving up the Hijab for fear of attack.
Log Jam – ecologists acting like beavers to save the Murrumbidgee.
Garage Baker [...]
Three cheers for another long weekend!!
As always, a few tips from our team:
John Lombard is off to The Courtyard Studio to check out the (sure to be raunchy) ‘In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play‘ – performed by the National University Theatre Society and running 3rd and 4th October
Angela Hutton likes the look [...]
I like Little Brooklyn. It’s a quaint little venue but it’s always had quite a big crowd. It keeps gigs intimate, but there’s still that popularity factor that entices the less musically inclined to venture in for a drink, or dinner, thus involving them with the local music scene – intentionally or not.
Kate Watts is [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday September 26th
BINKSIN – Chris Kimball sits down with the new chief of the Australian Defence Forces, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin to talk about fighting terrorism in ME and at home, sex scandals, future proofing Australian defence.
Where’s My Park – disabled parking – some advocates say that too many people [...]
Jump up and down, it’s a long weekend! Not only do we have three days off but it’s Spring and forecast for some pretty gorgeous weather – hoorah!
We’ve got a few activities that might be of interest.
Firstly, from some of our team:
Samara Gentle is heading to Nightfest and with all the romantic lighting, it’s [...]
‘Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home’ is an award-winning documentary on the personal journeys of several people brought up in traditional farming culture. Their stories reveal the complex web of social and economic forces at play in modern society. Rare footage and honest interviews provide insight into the lives of farmers and farmed animals, and causes [...]