With summer rapidly disappearing, it’s best to take the opportunity to be outdoors in the warm sun while you have the chance. This weekend, we recommend the Summerside Festival, presented by The Poachers Way, with its Wine and Literary Dinner at Muse in East Hotel; enjoy a movie with family and friends on the lawns [...]
[ 21 October 2016 to 13 November 2016. ] Advance notice for a Canberra Public Art Festival for later in 2016.
Contour 556 is to be a three-week public art festival in Canberra 21 October – 13 November 2016 on the foreshores of Lake Burley Griffin (and other locations).
The festival is to features fifty local, national and international artists, encompassing artworks, performances, sound installations, music, [...]
Deciphering a dress code for a formal event, party or gathering can get tricky. Especially when words such as “Sophisticated elegance” and “Dress to Impress” are written on your invitation. Dress codes, and de-coding these codes is enough to cause anyone stress!
When receiving an invitation for such event, like the Diabetes ACT Gala Ball, it’s [...]
This week, we’ve selected six events that are definitely worth checking out. Head to Ainslie Arts Centre and listen to some organic and experimental music with SoundOut Festival; check out Forrest Tennis Club where they are having an open day and you can get yourself a free membership; or consider seeing Josh Pyke perform at [...]
Exhibition notice: Photographs of 1930s China taken by Stanley O. Gregory
Another well curated photography exhibition at the Australian Centre on China in the World (ANU).
From the website – To coincide with the exhibition ‘Celestial Empire‘ at the National Library of Australia, the Australian Centre on China in the World (ANU) presents a selection of rarely [...]
Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with 15 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
2/4 Cassidy Close, Holt
Everything must go in this sale – new and used products and plenty of freebies. The list of items for sale starts [...]
In this special edition, we cover this weekend and the Australia Day celebrations early next week. Our picks include: the National Museum’s Continuing Culture Australia Day Festival, the Australian of the Year Awards and Concert, the Great Aussie Day Breakfast and the CBR Hottest 100 Beach Party.
Where: National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, New [...]
Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list head to the allclassifieds website.
15 Marril Street, Queanbeyan
A classic garage sale, with items including: toys, games, occasional furniture, freestanding stoves, DVD/CD’s, electronic equipment, Christmas lights, formal dresses (varied sizes) and general household [...]
[ 24 January 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] From the gold rush decades of the 1860s and 1870s, small numbers of Chinese women started arriving in Australia. Kate Bagnall shares stories of some of the women who left China for Australia in the late Qing dynasty, as well as the families and communities they formed here.
When: Sunday 24 JanuaryTime: 2pmWhere: Conference Room, National Library of AustraliaTickets: $15 [...]
[ 23 January 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Join brother and sister duo Benjamin and Michelle Law as they divulge real-life experiences and expectations of growing up Chinese in Australia.
Benjamin Law is the author of two books—The Family Law (2010) andGaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012)—and the co-author of the comedy book Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014) with his sister Michelle and illustrator Oslo Davis. The Family [...]
[ 21 January 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Nathan Woolley, curator of Celestial Empire, explores life under the Qing dynasty through the collections of the National Library of Australia and the National Library of China.
Nathan Woolley is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World, within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. His research focusses on the [...]
[ 19 January 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Contemporary chop-socky fans will know the historical hero Wong Fei Hung (1847-1924) through Jet Li’s sober, prouder performances in Once Upon A Time in China series.
By contrast, in the 1978 classic and first of two Drunken Master movies, Jackie Chan gives the master a zany spin – playing him as a lazy buffoon who is trained in the Drunken [...]
Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 15 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
6 Skertchly Place, Florey
This garage sale is doing a holiday clean-out, witch items including: clothing in all sizes, men’s and women’s, some new with [...]
As Canberra transitions into 2016, this weekend is easing you back into the activities on offer. We’ve curated seven activities for a variety of ages to be enjoyed, but our top picks include: the film screening of Bill, which looks at what happened during Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’ through a family friendly narrative; the Behind the Lines [...]
[ 31 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Ring in the New Year with Canberra Salon Orchestra. This event is sure to be a bit!
Performing classical favourites and Viennese Waltzes.
Prizes for the best dressed couple and the best Venetian Mask.
Doors open at 8pm. Music and dancing from 8.30pm.
When: 31st of December. Doors open at 8pm.
Where: Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue Yarralumla
Tickets: From [...]
[ 19 December 2015 to 20 December 2015. ] It’s the final weekend before Christmas, but there is still plenty to do aside from wrapping presents. Our picks this week are Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam, which wraps up on Sunday, the final sessions of the Sunset Cinema at the Botanic Gardens, Taste Canberra at Christmas in the City and the 2015 Canberra Santa Pub [...]
In amongst the many changes across the National Gallery of Australia has been the opening up of a new exhibition of photographs from their own collection.
The exhibition is titled: The world is beautiful.
The curator, Shaune Lakin, has chosen some of the gems from the NGA’s vast photography collection.
For the lovers of photography as a way [...]
The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) has launched a major exhibition of paintings by Tom Roberts. This is a very special exhibition that anyone with even a remote interest in this era of painting must see.
You may be aware that the bulk of the paintings have been borrowed from collections all over Australia. There’s a [...]
[ 18 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
With the tragic loss of BB King earlier this year, a group of the best blues musicians in the country band together to bring you A Night At The Regal as a tribute to the Ambassador of the Blues, the world’s greatest blues singer, Mr BB King.
Featuring Pat Powell on vocals and Dave Blanken on [...]
Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 20 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
Curlew Place, Conder
The whole street has come together for this garage sale. Some of the top items on offer include: pool table, boxing bag, prams, baby [...]
It’s the first weekend of summer and the opening weekend of this year’s holiday blockbuster exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia. Tom Roberts is the pick of this weekend in our book, but you have till March to see it so don’t panic if tickets have sold out. A major exhibition opened at the [...]
[ 21 November 2015 to 22 November 2015. ]
Allclassifieds has a spiffy new website and it’s definitely worth a look. We’ve collected five sales on this Saturday, but for all of the sales, check out the website.
Alda Place, Melba
This family is moving after 43 years of living in the same home. There are so many items, you’ll find something for everyone you know. Items [...]
[ 20 November 2015 to 22 November 2015. ] The top picks from me for this weekend are the DESIGN Canberra Festival, which asks us what design is and how it influences our life; Free Coffee from Coffee Lab on Friday, because everyone likes coffee – or at least some form of hot drink; and the BirdieBall Shootout at Lake Burley Griffin, where I [...]
[ 24 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Enjoy bluegrass and old time tunes performed by 2015 National Folk Fellow Miriam Jones and her band, selected from Miriam’s research into the Library’s Oral History and Folklore Collection and recorded as part of the Folk Fellowship.
Miriam Jones is an early childhood music teacher and fiddle player from Sydney. She plays in old time trio [...]
[ 22 November 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] Join much-loved Australian artist Michael Leunig as he discusses his new collection, The Wayward Leunig: Cartoons That Wandered Off. The companion volume to his best-selling The Essential Leunig, The Wayward Leunig showcases 400 cartoons selected from five decades of work. This new collection is as wide-ranging, potent, hilarious, insightful, relevant, original and beautiful as the first.
In association with Penguin Random [...]
[ 29 November 2015; ] The Canberra Academy of Chess is running the Canberra Xmas Swiss Chess Challenge 2015 on Sunday, 29th November 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.
When: Sunday, 29th November 2015
8:45 am [...]
[ 20 November 2015 at 9:30 am; ] Little attention is being paid to the works of Xavier Herbert, one of Australia’s outstanding novelists. So why are they so rarely recommended in school text lists? His best-known novels, Capricornia (1938) and Poor Fellow My Country (1975) were judged as highly significant, winning major awards. So, are his novels forgotten or repressed?
In this Keynote lecture and panel, it [...]
[ 17 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] The Lives of John and Sunday Reed
Hear Heide Museum of Modern Art curators Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan discuss Modern Love, an intimate biography of the unconventional marriage of Heide founders John and Sunday Reed. The book also explores the Reeds’ relationships with some of Australia’s most celebrated artists and writers, including Sidney Nolan and Arthur [...]
[ 16 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Hear Pulitzer Prize-winning author, former journalist and foreign correspondent Geraldine Brooks talk about her latest novel, The Secret Chord, in which she traces King David’s journey from obscurity to fame.
In association with Hachette Australia
When: Monday 16 NovemberTime: 6pmWhere: Theatre, National Library of AustraliaTickets: $20 (includes refreshments and book signing)More info: https://www.nla.gov.au/node/8377
[ 14 November 2015 to 15 November 2015. ]
Welcome to our weekly round-up of (selected) garage sales on across the Capital Region this weekend. The ones listed here are all on Saturday; however, over at allclassifieds, there is a complete list that just might have a couple on Sunday.
7 Burrai Place, Ngunnawal
This sale has something for everyone, and everything must go. Items include: [...]
[ 13 November 2015 to 16 November 2015. ] The silly season starts this weekend with 15 things to do in Canberra. Firstly, it’s a weekend of finales: many of the cultural institutions are showcasing exhibitions for the last time this weekend. The most unusual event this weekend is Canberra’s first Cat Film Festival, which the RSPCA is running to help raise funds for [...]
[ 12 December 2015 at 10:00 am; 12 December 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
Canberra’s historic Albert Hall plays host to an exciting day of vintage charm with a Christmas-themed vintage market followed by an evening ball celebrating the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra.
Grab some great last-minute Christmas gifts at the huge variety of vintage market stalls and then join Canberra’s own Tony Haley and Leisa Keen, Connexion Big [...]