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 [...]
[ 26 September 2014 at 7:00 pm; ]
Pocket Fox have a new spring in their step! Join the local folk-pop darlings in an evening that celebrates their new single, Heartsong. The launch will take place in the foyer of The Street Theatre. Pocket Fox will headline the evening, featuring performances from The Canberra Swing Katz (local dance troupe), music from The Burley Griffin, and poetry [...]
[ 25 September 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] From ‘Idea of North’ fame, let this Canberra local serenade and soothe you with her jazzy renditions.
Featuring full band: Trevor Coleman, Greg Scott, James Luke and Mark Sutton.
When: Thursday 25 September 2014
Where: CIT Music Industry Centre, CIT Woden – Cnr of Ainsworth st & Hindmarsh Dr Phillip
All Tickets: $15 available at the door.
[ 8 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ] To celebrate World Space Week 2014, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents:
2014 AIAA Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night
The United Nations declared World Space Week to celebrate space and commemorate the 1957 launch of Sputnik 1 and the 1967 signing of the Outer Space Treaty. 2014 also marks 50 years since the [...]
I caught up with Melbourne based musician James Southwell, we talk fame, influences and preparing to record.
What was the first song you learnt how to sing and play as a kid?
Dammit Blink 182. I remember standing in my bedroom in front of my mirror with my stereo blaring the song, as I was playing along. [...]
With Floriade in full swing and predictions for some pretty cracking weather for the Capital, we’ve got a few suggestions for weekend activities.
Add your own tips in the comments.
From our team:
Amy Birchall is off to Floriade on Saturday for one of Emma McMahon’s cake decorating demonstrations
Heather Lansdowne is going to check out the Roller [...]
[ 20 September 2014 at 2:30 pm; ] It’s probably the biggest match in the history of the Cooma Tigers. This weekend the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football League Champions lock horns with their New South Wales counterparts in a huge National Premier Leagues Finals match. The first National Premier Leagues Finals match to be played in Canberra is shaping up to be [...]
[ 27 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ]
It sounds like the stuff of science fiction but changing one kind of cell to act like another is nothing new. In fact, in some of the first experiments of their kind, our next public speaker Sir John Gurdon was able to do just that more than fifty years ago.
This work with frogs was later [...]
[ 11 October 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] When: Saturday 11 October 2014. 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
Where: The LAKE VIEW Room Tuggeranong Community Centre 245 Cowlishaw St, GREENWAY ACT
Why: To raise much needed funds for the Communities @ Work social programs.
How: $20 per person – includes hot and cold snacks, drink, tea and coffee.
You can even purchase a variety of delicious mocktails.
Plenty of [...]
[ 14 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ] This talk sketches how Aboriginal people managed land at the time Europeans arrived (“1788”).
I’ve always been so charmed by Angus and Julia Stone – the balance between those two polar opposite voices meeting in the middle to create the music that they do has always incited a chill down my spine. The haunting richness in Julia’s unique soprano is so raw and unrestricted – there’s nothing like it. [...]
[ 16 September 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]
Tickets are selling fast for the big Westfield FFA Cup clash tomorrow night. Tickets are available at Ticketek. We recommend to pre-purchase and to arrive early (Gates open at 6pm) for your convenience. Tickets sales topped 1000 within a day of going on sale!
Local Canberra football club Tuggeranong United FC will be playing [...]
[ 21 September 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Our host band this month is Judi Pearce & The Arrangement (JPA); a 6 piece ensemble featuring strong rhythmic interpretations of jazz, blues & contemporary songs laced with powerful vocal & sax melodies.
Lead vocalist, Judi Pearce has won multiple awards including the 2006 Chain Awards, Australian Blues Vocalist of the Year & the Canberra Blues [...]
[ 19 September 2014 at 6:30 pm; ]
Tammi Horton, Canberra City & Suburban Cricket Association & Last Man Stands Canberra T20 Cricket have come together over the last two years to raise awareness of suicide prevention in the ACT region. The running the Michael Buhagiar Cup T20 Winter Cricket competition and annual trivia night and auction has raised just over $10,000 for [...]
[ 20 September 2014 at 4:00 pm; ] CRDL’s Third double header - Saturday, 20th September
The CRDL home season is rolling on with unstoppable force, with the third double-header of the season and the last before the final, set to take place on the 20th of September. This home season is continuing to prove that in derby, anything can happen, with last season’s standings completely reversed. At the most [...]
As we approach another weekend and Spring takes a firm hold in the form of Floriade, we have a few tips for what’s on around town.
A few ideas from our team:
Amy Birchall will be watching the Molonglo Juggernauts Women’s AFL team play in their first ever grand final this Sunday against Queanbeyan, 12pm Sunday at [...]
This is a rare chance to see a collection of Lartigue’s iconic images, one of the founders of modern photography.
The Keller Sessions present Veronica’s Boyfriend – Laid back New Orleans style blues and their own alternative groove.
Jeff Prime – blues harp, lead guitar; Sandra Chambers – percussion; Shaun Andrews – vocals, guitar and Sarah Bloustein – violin.
Veronica’s Boyfriend were formed out of the fabulous Bear Busker Sunday afternoon sessions in Filthy McFadden’s (like so [...]
[ 9 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] Do you know anyone who may have difficulties in reading and writing? Wouldn’t it be great to help them dramatically improve their reading and writing to boost their retention of information and to build confidence in themselves for achieving this with very little effort?
To celebrate the National Literacy and Numeracy Week and the International Literacy [...]
[ 30 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] ANU Prisoners Advocacy (ANUPA) presents its annual free public forum. This year we are tackling the issue of intergenerational crime. Have you ever wanted to know:
How is criminal behaviour perpetuated within family lines?
How are children shaped by the criminal decisions of their family?
Does being a victim of crime as a child mean you are more [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday September 5th
A Place for Cars? A proposal that Garema Place be reopened to traffic.
Howard’s Way – John Howard’s view of the Menzies era. Too partisan to be impartial?
Mason Swansong – Bruce Mason retires from the Australian Institute of Sport – its glory days being over.
Germination– a cooperative venture between Greening [...]
[ 10 September 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The Gunghalin Community Council will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 10th September at the Gungahlin Library from 7.30pm.
All Gunghalin residents are encouraged to attend this meeting where all Executive and Committee positions will be declared vacant.
7.30 Opening and Welcome.
Minutes of previous AGM held on 11 September 2013.
Presentation of President’s Report for 2013-2014.
Presentation of [...]
CYT’s School Holiday Program for 7 – 12 year olds