[ 24 August 2014; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] 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 [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday July 4th
STANHOPE REDUX – the former ACT Chief Minister and now Administrator of Christmas Island returned briefly to Canberra this week. In an interview with Chris Kimball, Stanhope speaks of rights and refugees and his beloved arboretum.
INDIGENOUS SERVICE – the most senior Indigenous RAF reserve officer ( Group [...]
As American’s celebrate Independence Day, we get to celebrate – another weekend. That’s good enough for me!
We’ve listed a few things going on around town that we think sound interesting.
Let us know of anything you would like to add in the comments below.
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July
Introduce the kids to a [...]
[ 11 July 2014; 6:00 pm; ]
Paperchain is launching Elizabeth Manning Murphy’s new book ‘Effective Writing: Plain English at Work’ Friday 11 July at 5.45pm for 6.00pm.
Effective Writing: Plain English at Work, second edition, is about writing that works: it is based on sound English grammar and plain English style. If you want to write in a way that is clear [...]
[ 15 July 2014; 1:30 pm; ]
In the spirit of upcoming school holidays, we thought we’d give you some information on a concert for the kids (although from the write up, adults are likely to enjoy themselves too).
Mr Tim and the Fuzzy Elbows will be at the Nishi Gallery in NewActon on Tuesday 15th of July.
This interactive event will get kids [...]
[ 7 July 2014; 7:00 pm; ] The ACT Government is planning to build a new housing development for 4,000 people on both sides of Adelaide Avenue, where it meets the Cotter Road near the Canberra brickworks. This will have a massive impact on all Canberra residents living or working nearby and using local transport links.
You will be affected if you:
live or [...]
[ 5 July 2014; 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Harsh winds and chilling temperatures won’t deter Canberra’s fashion pack from getting their retail fix this Saturday at the Hustle&Scout Twilight Markets.
In fact, the plummeting temperatures have inspired Hustle&Scout to create a unique partnership with Vinnies to help support their 2014 Winter Appeal.
Vinnies’ Night Patrol Volunteers will be onsite accepting cash donations as well as [...]
[ 1 July 2014; 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. ] Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, will today discuss the development of human rights in the ACT as part of a celebration of 10 years of the Human Rights Act 2004.
The “Ten Years of the ACT Human Rights Act: Continuing the Dialogue” conference will be held in the Hedley Bull Building at the ANU. Mr Corbell will [...]
[ 1 July 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Since ancient times, humans have looked for medicines in some of the most unlikely places. Our next public lecture speaker Associate Professor Bryan Grieg Fry will explain how the toxic secretions of venomous animals can be studied to create lifesaving pharmaceutical drugs. After all, these toxins have evolved to attack specific biological targets and better [...]
I will begin with a warning: Do not go to see this movie on an empty stomach!
Part visual love ode to food, part father/son redemption tale, Jon Favreau’s ‘Chef’ is a film that is very hard not to like.
Think ‘Rocky’ with a cooking knife.
Jon Favreau, director of studio blockbusters ‘Iron Man 1 & 2′, has [...]
Friday I’ve got Friday on my mind! Here are a few things around town that might tickle your fancy this weekend. Add anything else you’ve got in the comments below.
Saturday 28th June 10am-11.30am
Mount Stromlo Observatory Site Tour
Scope Mount Stromlo
Friday 27th June 7.30pm
ANU Poetry Jam
Street Theatre 1
Entry is free but bookings essential www.thestreet.org.au
[ 26 June 2014; 8:00 pm; ]
Tonight one of Canberra’s favourite live music venues, King O’Malley’s, plays host to the legendary wild child Angry Anderson of 80′s rock’n’roll band Rose Tattoo. Angry Anderson joins James Southwell (and his KILLER band) on a tour around Australia in the hopes of raising much needed funds for volunteer phone service Lifeline.
Tickets are $35 [...]
[ 5 July 2014; 3:00 pm; ]
Paoperchain is launching Frances O’Brien’s new book ‘Dark Side of the Mind’ Saturday 5 July at 2.45pm for 3.00pm.
This true story of John, a young schizophrenic man, the eldest of four boys, who grew up in Canberra at the time Walter Burley Griffin was designing the lake, in a happy home where he had fun, [...]
If you’re after a night of fairytales with a twist, The Magic Hour is for you. Ursula Yovich (Australia, Jindabyne, The Secret River, Redfern, The Gods of Wheat Street) plays a whole cast of characters, updated and dropped into bleak Australian life in this performance described as Little Red Riding Hood meets Trainspotting.
Prepare for [...]
In 2010, How to Train Your Dragon successfully established a relationship with hyperactive introverts around the world, connecting through its protagonist, Hiccup.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 arrives four years later eager to reconnect with their previous audience – who in their early/mid teens now respond to their more physical form rather than the inevitable [...]
[ 16 July 2014; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
The Canberra Environment Centre is holding a pedal powered screening of Canberra director Simon Cunich’s ‘Growing Change’, which documents his investigation into the food crisis of 2012 and subsequent travels to Venezuela to study the country’s rising food revolution.
We’re going to get cosy at the co-op with chai and muffins, and then talk about the [...]
Get ready for a feast of truffles, entertainment and celebrity chefs. This year’s Truffle Festival kicks off tomorrow, 21 June.
Over 60 participating venues will be celebrating the local Black Truffle harvest with events ranging from gourmet degustation dinners, casual dishes at cafes and patisseries, wine and beer tastings, cooking classes and truffle hunts.
Suddenly another weekend is upon us – rejoice! Here are a few things we’re aware of going on around town this weekend. Anything you’d like to add?
Baby & Kids Market
Saturday 21st June 9am-12noon
Exhibition Park, Mitchell
Why buy kids stuff new when you can get pre loved goods at bargain prices?
Skate in the City
Until 20th [...]
[ 28 June 2014; 3:00 pm; ] Come one, come all, as Canberra Roller Derby heralds the beginning of the 2014 home season.
In a big new play, the CRDL is kicking off their epic 2014 season with a massive double header. Starting at 3pm, the Brindabelters take on the Surly Griffins then at 6:15, the Black ‘n’ Bluebelles and the Red Bellied [...]
Rejoice – the weekend is nearly upon us once again (the short week has helped to speed this along). Here are a couple of our picks for the weekend. Add your thoughts below.
Sunday 15th June
Kids in the Shed
Old Bus Depot Markets
“Find your inner child or just enjoy this family day out for children, [...]
[ 15 June 2014; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ]
The COZMO Ensemble and COZYMO Learning Group warmly invite family, friends and members of the public to come along to our hugely enjoyable Annual Winter Concert.
Come and enjoy a beautiful program of music played by COZMO and our Learning Group COZYMO!
COZMO will present a range of delightful music from the Baroque period to [...]
Katy Gallagher will join the other ACT Government ministers at 7pm tonight for the seventh annual ACT Virtual Community Cabinet.
Otherwise known as ‘Twitter Cabinet’, the ministers will gather in the cabinet room to answer real time questions from members of the community about what issues are important to them.
Use #actvcc to join or follow [...]
[ 13 June 2014; 8:00 pm; ]
Fresh Off Da Blane is the latest from the Laughing Samoans comedy duo Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai. If you enjoyed the Flight of the Concords, this New Zealand duo are sure to push your buttons.
Favourite characters such as Aunty Tala and Uncle Sam will appear once again in this show for the whole [...]