Mentioned in the same sentence as sawmills, pulp mills or logging, timber is a lightning rod for controversy. Environmental concerns are inseparable from the way timber is harvested and used, for all the right reasons.
Woodworking designers and craftspeople, by contrast, who have no less dependent a relationship with timber, tend to be regarded generously.
Part of [...]
[ 5 December 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]
Everybody loves to give, but at Christmas we can end up giving too much of the Earth away. By buying local, eco-friendly, handmade and fair trade goods we can reduce our impact, support positive initiatives, and find good quality, unique gifts that won’t end up in landfill come Boxing Day.
The Canberra Environment Centre will be [...]
[ 28 November 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] New Orleans radio station WWOZ has a long-running annual event called Blues Piano Night where many of the finest blues piano players from New Orleans and elsewhere gather for a feast of piano blues. Why should New Orleans have all the fun when we have some pretty fine piano players right here in Canberra?
So it [...]
[ 19 November 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Wednesday’s North Canberra Community Council meeting will feature a Capital Metro presentation on light rail, a COTA presentation on elderly persons accommodation and a discussion of the Mr Fluffy buyback scheme. It will also consider ACT electoral boundaries, the proposal to re-zone the area to the east of the Dickson swimming pool, and the proposed [...]
[ 1 December 2014 at 7:00 am; ] Please join us at the World AIDS Day Market on Monday 1 December in Garema Place in the City. This event will include a free community BBQ breakfast provided by the AIDS Action Council, information and education stalls and entertainment. The event is designed to raise awareness in the community about issues surrounding HIV and [...]
[ 22 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Local food and fashion collaboration, Hustle&Scout and The Forage, will present a Movember charity drive at their final market event for the year this Saturday, 22 November.
To raise awareness and money for men’s health, the twilight market will take gold coin donations upon entry and present a pop-up barber shop for men, with all proceeds [...]
Grab your children, grandchildren, parents, and grandparents for a flipping good time this Christmas Season as the Flip Out craze makes its way into the City centre.
Tickets for the event are on sale today, Friday 14 November, at the wallet friendly price of $10 for 20 minutes of springy fun.
Flip Out in the City will [...]
[ 14 November 2014 at 9:00 am; ] On Friday 14 November, the Scientific Glassblowing Society of Australia New Zealand (SGSANZ) will host a public benefit auction for Toora Women Inc., a charitable organisation that provides a critical range of services for women in the Canberra region. This free event is open to the public, and includes live and silent auctions as well [...]
[ 2 December 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) is one of the biggest and most ambitious global scientific projects ever conceived. Once completed, it will enable us to delve further into the Universe than we ever have before.
In this talk, CSIRO astronomer Dr. Lisa Harvey-Smith will kick off our Frontiers of Science Conference on astronomy by describing what [...]
[ 18 November 2014 at 6:30 pm; ] All residents of the Melba/Spence Neighbourhood Watch area are invited to attend the AGM on Tuesday 18th November at 6.30pm at the Belconnen Soccer Club, Cnr Springvale Street and Belconnen Way, Hawker.
When: Tuesday 19th November
Time: 6.30 p.m.
Where: Belconnen Soccer Club, Cnr Springvale Street and Belconnen Way, Hawker.
You are also welcome to join [...]
[ 26 November 2014 at 1:00 pm; ] Want to hear about a rainbow band-aid that can diagnose skin cancer and how ecstasy causes brain hypothermia? Come along!
Despite hundreds of years of advances, the highly complex workings of the human body are still largely a mystery. A group of researchers at a new ARC Centre of Excellence are aiming to change all that.
[ 22 November 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] Saturday 22 November at Smiths Alternative, the Feldons will be releasing their third full length album Human Graffiti, 13 songs of original mod, powerpop with a touch of blues and punk. They will be supported by local favourites Raucous Fracas from 8.00pm. $10 door of which a percentage will be donated to Movember.
The Feldons have [...]
[ 28 November 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] A trivia night especially for romance readers. Come along and test your knowledge against that of other local romance readers, for an evening full of fun and prizes.
Do you know your rakes from your lairds, your steampunk gadget men from your inter-galactic aliens? Do you have a preference for vampires and shape-shifters, or angels and [...]
The Annual Toy Run organised by the Motorcycle Riders Association ACT for over 34 years and this year hosted by Old Parliament House, in support of the Salvation Army.
The Annual Toy Run marks 34 years of fundraising by motorcyclists to raise funds and bring gifts for the charities of Canberra to aid those less fortunate [...]
“The best way to understand and appreciate a Shakespeare play is to perform it.” With this philosophy in mind, Bell Shakespeare invited schools across Canberra to participate in its inaugural Schools Festival. Rather than just studying Macbeth in the classroom, the selected schools were challenged to perform it at The Playhouse at the Canberra Theatre [...]
[ 10 November 2014 at 6:30 pm; ] Mondayitis Cabaret is a night filled with Burlesque, circus, comedy and so much more!
Monday 10th November 2014 is the next show and the theme is: NERDLESQUE!
So get your geek on and join us for a night of fun and frivolity!
Showcasing some of the best local artists at the beautiful Abbey, located in Nichols with all [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday November 7th
Stoush in Gundaroo – the tale of one village and two plans for the future. The dilemma of development and how debates about planning can very quickly get personal (Adrienne Francis)
Jeremy Hanson – the ACT Liberals leader confirms Canberra light rail will stop in its tracks if he’s [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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.
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]