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Roller derby “Halloween Carnival Funhouse”

By 15 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 31 October 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]

Help CRDL ring in this most gruesome day by getting your coven together and heading to our awesome FUNdraiser.

We have plenty on offer to keep you entertained, including loads of classic carnival games to play like Tin Can Crash, Duck Pond and Hole in One!

We’ll also be giving prizes away like they’re, well, candy! Compete for [...]

The great ALP Politics in the Pub-off

By 13 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Politics in the Pub

Canberra, prepare yourselves for a battle between two universities, two pubs, two uni Labor Clubs and the two most senior members of the Australian Labor Party.
It’s a Politics in the Pub-off and we can’t wait to find out who wins.
Tomorrow night the ANU Labor Club will host Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten at the [...]

10th Annual Possible Worlds Film Festival – Canberra

By 13 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 13 November 2015 to 14 November 2015. ] Possible Worlds is dedicated to bringing the best new independent films from the US and Canada to Australia.

This November, experience the 10th edition of the Festival with special screenings in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

The Canberra festival is co-hosted with the High Commission of Canberra and will be held at the National Library of Australia. 

All tickets [...]

Books at Breakfast with Jane Caro

By 12 October 2015

[ 23 October 2015 at 7:30 am; ] Jane Caro has been described as ‘a woman who has seen it all, and isn’t afraid to talk about it’. Join Jane as she reveals the delicate balancing act performed by women juggling career and family, explored in her memoir, Plain-Speaking Jane. Breakfast includes a selection of mini pancakes, seasonal fruit, assorted muffins, and tea and [...]

Face to Face: Carmel Bird and Marion Halligan in conversation

By 12 October 2015

[ 22 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Long-time friends Marion and Carmel catch up to discuss life, literature and delve into Carmel’s new collection of short stories, My Hearts Are Your Hearts, and her new memoir, Fair Game. Find out what they are reading and writing, gossip about the world of writing, family life, and maybe even the state of the universe. 

When: Thursday 22 October
Time: 6pm
Where: National [...]

An Artists Odyssey: William Strutt

By 10 October 2015

[ 18 October 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] English artist William Strutt  came to Australia in 1850 and remained until 1862. Colonial Australia was a country so often imagined without a history, and Strutt had the ambitions to produce history painting. In seeking to reflect the development of a historical consciousness in Australia, he failed to find much of an audience, but was [...]

The Gallipoli Letter: 100 Years On

By 9 October 2015

[ 14 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Join Nat Williams, Claire Baddeley and artist Imants Tillers to discuss the letter that changed attitudes to Australia’s most famous military campaign and Tillers’ recent artistic response to it, Avenue of Remembrance, in the Australian War Memorial’s collection.
This talk marks 100 years since the Dardanelles Committee met in London to discuss Keith Murdoch’s letter to [...]

Riddledom with David Astle

By 9 October 2015

[ 12 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Join David Astle as he plunges into the realm of riddles. In his latest book,Riddledom: 101 Riddles and Their Stories, he uncovers stories, wordplay and linguistic deceptions from Pompeiian walls to Dothraki warriors, clay tablets to icy pole sticks. He asks the questions posed of our world since antiquity, unlocking culture one conundrum at a [...]

Five garage sales to visit this weekend (10 and 11 October)

By 9 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 10 October 2015 to 11 October 2015. ]

The early bird gets the worm, as they say, and this weekend you’ll want to be that early bird. Rise and shine on Saturday to grab a bargain with a broad selection of garage sales to choose from. We’ve listed five sales going on around the capital below, but there are a bunch more across [...]

Keller Sessions presents Jonno Zilber and Friends

By 8 October 2015

[ 17 October 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] It’s been a year and a half since Jonno Silber has played in Canberra – now he’s home and playing at the Keller!

Jonno has brought together a band of his favourite musicians to play some loud and electrified swing and jump blues. Joining Jonno on stage will be Mitch Preston (drums), Dave Blanken (guitar), Leo [...]

Groove Kings hosts October Blues Jam

By 8 October 2015

[ 18 October 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] The gold standard for tough Texas shuffles, Chess-era Chicago blues, and greasy Louisiana-style swamp pop – the Groove Kings grew out of the legendary Blind Freddie and feature some of the fattest-toned, dirtiest-blues harp and guitar on the Australian blues scene.

Put on your high heeled sneakers, wear your wig hat on your head, and get [...]

Parties at the Shops comes to Erindale

By 8 October 2015

[ 11 October 2015 at 11:00 am; ] You may visit your local shops regularly, but how well do you know your local community?

This Sunday, PCYC Erindale, Christine’s Place, Erindale Neighbourhood Garden, Tuggeranong Action Group and Parties at the Shops are teaming up to present a fantastic event at the Erindale shops, Discover Erindale, to showcase Tuggeranong’s community spirit and encourage residents to [...]

Keller Sessions presents Duos Night – Saturday 10 October at 7 pm

By 8 October 2015

[ 10 October 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] This Saturday night it’s Duos night at the Keller. Catch the Chris Harlands Duo with both Chris and Christopher Harland, followed by guitar and blues harmonica duos Matt Fitzgerald and Steve Hartnett and then the Reverend Dave Blanken with Moondog – it’s blues up the wahzoo, that well known tributary of the Mississippi so Steve [...]

Beer Week returns to Canberra this November

By 8 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Beer Day Out 2014

[ 5 November 2015 to 11 November 2015. ]

Canberra Beer Week was launched last night at Bentspoke Brewery in Braddon. The week-long celebration of beer will take place form 5 – 11 November.

Representing the ACT Government, Minister Mike Gentleman officially launched Canberra Beer Week.

“Canberra is well renowned for our outstanding wines, and there are a number of events on the calendar each year [...]

How one Canberra Mum spent Floriade

By 8 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
My Cubby House Rocks

Floriade is one of my favourite things about Canberra. It is clearly one of our best tourist attractions and it gets bigger and better every year. We have been blessed with high temps this school holidays and my four kids and I have tackled the place on more than one occasion. Which also means “Cha-Ching”, [...]

Civic sports garage sale for mini-roos today

By 8 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Looking for second hand sports gear? Or a cheap way to entertain the kids on the second last weekday of the school holidays? Like to help save a cute rabbit-sized mini-roo called a bettong in the process? The launch event for this year’s Garage Sale Trail in Civic Square is the place to be between [...]

Imaginarium FAMILY DAY – National Library of Australia

By 5 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 11 October 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]

Imagine the possibilities of libraries through stories, games and play. Explore 3D printing, 3D pens and fantastic Makey Makey interactive demonstrations. Watch as vocabulary skills are put to the test in the grand final of the ACT Scrabble competition. Plunge into the realm of riddles with David Astle, or sketch portraits using your own device. [...]

MozartMANIA

By 5 October 2015

[ 30 October 2015 at 6:30 pm; 31 October 2015 at 5:30 pm; 1 November 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] Carl Rafferty presents a fun night of fine music and hilarity…

MozartMANIA!

Enjoy a glittering musical and theatrical entertainment! Enter Mozart’s world where you’ll be captivated by his charm and energy. You’ll be thrilled by fantastic performances of his greatest operatic and instrumental music.

MozartMANIA! features a cast of fine international and Australian singers and musicians giving you a [...]

Public talk: Robotics

By 5 October 2015
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[ 1 December 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Join us at the Academy as we explore our new public lecture series ‘Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact’

Our monthly talks will discuss the ways in which popular culture has often fuelled real life scientific discoveries.

In December, Professor Mary-Anne Williams will discuss Robotics, as she works with her research team in the Magic Lab to bring science fiction [...]

Wanniassa High School Year of 1990 School reunion

By 2 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 10 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] A reunion for all year 10 students and teachers of Wanniassa High School in 1990. The reunion is being held on Saturday 10 October, 6pm at the Tuggeranong Vikings Club in Erindale. If you are interested in attending please phone Naomi on 0423 987 955.

Friday Night Live with John McNamara

By 2 October 2015

[ 2 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] “The b@stard made me feel insecure, he’s so good!” – Russell Morris (Australian music icon).

Taking cues from soul greats such as Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Bobby Bland, John McNamara delivers an emotionally charged performance, with fiery blues and slick guitar. John has found acoustic soul & blues to be the perfect showcase for his [...]

Uni Pub Comedy Featuring Michael Connell

By 1 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 2 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Michael Connell began getting laughs at the age of three in his back yard with the Hills Hoist acting as stage and curtain, and he hasn’t stopped performing since.

Michael has won several comedy competitions such as the TREV Campus Comedy Competition, (an annual event which searches for the funniest university student), and the Melbourne Comedy [...]

What’s on this weekend in Canberra? (3 – 5 October)

By 1 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Embassy of the Republic of Croatia: What's on in Canberra 3-5 October

[ 3 October 2015 to 5 October 2015. ] This weekend Canberrans can choose between a mixed bag of goodies that includes meeting Patissez owner Anna Petridis (mastermind of Manuka’s freakshake phenomenon), celebrating the fifth annual Living Green Festival and escaping the heat for a while at Canberra Botanical’s art exhibition.

Reminder! Daylight Savings starts this Sunday. Don’t forget to change your clocks!

Open Day at the Embassy [...]

Public Talk: Quantum computing

By 30 September 2015
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[ 10 November 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Join us at the Academy as we explore our new public lecture series ‘Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact’

Our monthly talks will discuss the ways in which popular culture has often fuelled real life scientific discoveries.

This month Professor Andrew White will discuss quantum computing and his current research which aims to explore and exploit the full [...]

Stand up for refugees rally

By 29 September 2015
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[ 11 October 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]

On 11 October people around the country will be rallying to oppose the horrors of detention on Manus Island and Nauru, the physical and sexual abuse of men, women and children that has occurred there, the silencing of doctors and other workers from speaking out about this abuse, and the shameful bipartisan support for cruelty [...]

Friday Night Live with Claude Hay

By 29 September 2015
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[ 9 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Hailing from the Blue Mountains, award winning Australian solo artist Claude Hay blends slide guitar, sitar, bass and drums to create music that invokes the best of stomping traditional blues, hard rock and booty-shaking funk, all delivered with chops to burn and a vocal range to match.

Claude is perhaps the world’s ultimate do-it-yourself musician – [...]

Canberra Chess Challenge 9 is on Next Week

By 25 September 2015
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[ 2 October 2015 at 8:45 am; ]

The Canberra Academy of Chess is running the Canberra Chess Challenge 9 on Friday, 2nd October at Melba Copland Secondary School. The Swiss tournament is an individual event for players under 18 years of age, with 8-rounds and a time control of 15 minutes per player per game.

The Canberra Chess Challenge 8 in July this year, attracted 53 [...]

Author talk with 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty

By 24 September 2015
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[ 25 September 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Australian of the Year 2015 Rosie Batty reveals the grief, passion and purpose uncovered in her heartfelt memoir, A Mother’s Story.

In February 2014, her eleven-year-old son, Luke, was brutally murdered by his father, who was then shot dead by police. Since that event, Rosie has become an outspoken crusader against domestic violence.

In association with HarperCollins
A [...]

Celebrate Earth Science Week this October

By 24 September 2015
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[ 11 October 2015 to 17 October 2015. ]

Earth Science Week is taking place from 11 to 17 October 2015. This annual celebration promotes the importance and relevance of the geosciences to society.

There are many ways you can take part!

Join a behind the scenes tour of Geoscience Australia – 12-16 October
Take the Online Earth Science Quiz – coming soon
Host your own Earth Science [...]

Bright Pink Lipstick Day + charity workout

By 24 September 2015
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[ 25 September 2015 at 9:30 am; ]

Ladies, tomorrow is Bright Pink Lipstick Day. It’s a day to have a little fun with our lippy to show support for the Pink Hope organisation.

Pink Hope was established in response to a lack of information, guidance and emotional support for women and their families at risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

Pink Hope Founder Krystal [...]

11 things to do in Canberra this long weekend (26, 27, 28 September)

By 24 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 26 September 2015 to 27 September 2015. ] This long weekend’s highlights include Floriade Nightfest, a Harry Potter trivia night and an open day at Government House. As always, let us know your plans in the comments below.

1. Floriade Nightfest
Let’s hope for warmer nights this weekend, as NightFest at Floriade runs until Sunday evening. Go on a journey of discovery with spectacular lighting [...]

En Plein Air presented by the ANU Music Students Association

By 23 September 2015
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[ 9 October 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]

Nestled in the heart of Canberra’s central musical institution, En Plein Air is a celebration of art and the outdoors set to a soundtrack of our most talented young performers. For one night, the School of Music courtyard will be transformed into a hive of entertainment with live projections, food vendors and wall-to-wall live music.

Featuring:

SLOW [...]

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