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What’s on this weekend? 9th and 10th August 2014

By 8 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It’s warming up this weekend to overnight lows that (possibly) wont dip below 0, which is surely a good sign to get out and about to see what the Capital has to offer. (Note: we are not weather experts and do not guarantee temperatures in any way shape or form)
First, a few weekend [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 8 August 2014
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday August 8th

Canberra Cannabis Legislation – The ACT is looking at legislation to allow for the use of medical marijuana. The Greens’ Shane Rattenbury advocates for it whilst the AMA cautions against, at least for now.
Cosmo Cooma – Cooma could be the cosmopolitan capital of rural NSW. Its stories of migration [...]

Calling all ROCKY HORROR FANS for a MIDNIGHT Screening at Limelight Cinemas!

By 7 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 15 August 2014 at 7:00 pm; 15 August 2014 at 11:59 pm; ]

Limelight Cinemas is hosting a MIDNIGHT screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW on the 15th August. The functions team at Limelight are very excited to bring this cult classic back on the big screen to experience it as it should be, with all the traditions included!

The Limelight Classics Series is all about bringing those [...]

Canberra Blues Society Youth Jam

By 7 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Bundah Blues Band will be hosting our special Youth Jam on Sunday 17 August at the Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah.
The band consists of Year 11 and 12 music students from Narrabundah College.This particular version of the band came together for the first time at the beginning of 2014. They have had a couple [...]

Arcadia – Canberra Repertory (Review)

By 7 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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“Even in Arcadia, there is death.”  But that’s fine, there’s plenty of sex to balance things out.  Stoppard’s sex comedy/romantic ode to science still delights in a decent but flawed production by Canberra Repertory and veteran director Aarne Neeme.
This is a play of two halves.  In the early 1800s live-in tutor Septimus (Matthew Barton) tries [...]

Warehouse Circus Inc. premieres Refract in Canberra tonight

By 7 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 7 August 2014 at 7:00 pm; 8 August 2014 at 7:00 pm; 9 August 2014 at 2:30 pm; 9 August 2014 at 7:00 pm; ]

Warehouse Circus Inc. are bringing their high flying cast of young artists to shatter your idea of extraordinary with their new show Refract.

An ignorant sailor attracts the attention of a cheeky siren who is determined to rock the boat. Travel with the pair down the river and see what lies just beyond each bend.

Refract [...]

Mt Rogers Primary School Fun Family Festival

By 6 August 2014
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[ 6 September 2014 at 10:00 am; ]

Mt Rogers Primary School is holding a Fun Family Festival on Saturday 6 September 2014.

The event also celebrates the school’s 41st Birthday.

On the sunny foothills of Mt Rogers – come along and enjoy a day packed full of fun events for the whole family.

Multicultural food and entertainment for the whole family
Carnival Rides and [...]

Want to play or referee roller derby? Now’s your chance

By 6 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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On Friday 8 August, Varsity Derby League will be holding an information night for its August “fresh meat” intake. VDL is a gender-inclusive league and we have a men’s team and mixed team as well as our women’s teams. We also welcome people of any gender who want to become a referee or non-skating official. [...]

Festival sells out

By 4 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Thursday night saw the gala opening night for the greatly anticipated Stronger than Fiction documentary film festival at Palace Electric cinemas.
Upon arrival I was greeted with a glass of wine and the light chatter of the sophisticated film festival crowd.
Stronger than Fiction opened with the festival creators Simon Weaving and Deborah Kingsland sharing their [...]

Dancing in the Dark

By 4 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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It’s Friday night, and I’m dancing alone in a dark room full of strangers. Oh, and everyone is sober. Welcome to No Lights No Lycra.
No Lights No Lyrca (NLNL) is a movement that was created by Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett in Melbourne in 2009. It has become a global dance community where a bunch [...]

What’s on this weekend? 2nd and 3rd August

By 1 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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With the temperature dropping around Canberra this weekend, you may be tempted to sit in front of a fire with a good book. But if you fancy venturing out there is a fair bit going on.
A few suggestions from some of the RiotACT team –
Heather Lansdowne is heading to ‘No Lights, No Lycra’ [...]

Cooking with truffles

By 1 August 2014
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[ 16 August 2014 at 10:00 am; ]

Dig this

Have the winter snuffles got you down? Come along to our Cooking with truffles workshop and truffle your blues away.

The Canberra Environment Centre is collaborating with Owen Saddler of Dream Cuisine fame to bring you something warm and delicious on Saturday 16th of August from 10-2pm.

We’ll teach you how to make a potato and [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 1 August 2014
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday August 1st

SLIDING SCALES OF JUSTICE – In a climate of government cutbacks, more people are representing themselves – contributing to even further court delays. Lawyers are being asked to do more pro bono work to make up some of the shortfall. The already vulnerable are the most at risk.
ANZAC [...]

Think Global Act Rural

By 29 July 2014
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[ 5 August 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]

Local ACT/SNSW Amnesty International group will be hosting its monthly meaningful movie on Tuesday 5 August.

This month ‘Think Global Act Rural’ will be presented on the peddle powered screen. The documentary presents an insightful look into the fascinating state of the global agriculture industry.

Think Global Act Rural

When: Tuesday 5 August 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Where: Food Co-op, [...]

BRACE 2014 Grand Final – AIS Arena – 6 x Australian Title Fights

By 28 July 2014
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[ 22 November 2014 at 6:30 pm; ]

6 X Australian Mixed Martial Arts Titles are on the line in this massive end of season event.

Live from the AIS Arena in Canberra the Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight and Light Heavyweight BRACE Australian MMA Titles will be contested. The best fighters from across Australia have competed throughout the year in knock out elimination [...]

Poli-Gobble – Civic Pub (Review)

By 28 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this show.  I caught Toby Halligan and Matthew Kenneally’s performance at the Canberra Comedy Festival back in 2013 and I was looking forward to another hour of their manic, intelligent approach to political comedy.  This was also a bit of a farewell concert: Kenneally is running off to [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 25 July 2014
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7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday July 25th

“Kill the Pig” – feral pigs in Namadgi National Park are being rounded up and killed humanely by the park rangers. Meanwhile illegal hunters are sneaking into the park with dogs to hunt and kill the pigs in a brutal and barbaric manner. ( This story has several short [...]

The documentary is mightier than the film

By 25 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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With a strong international line up of award-winning documentaries from France to Bangladesh, the Stronger than Fiction festival will provoke thought, inspire discussion, and embrace the richness and diversity of different cultures within our city.
Co-directors of the festival Simon Weaving and Deborah Kingsland, envisage a bold future for the festival with a vision to transform [...]

Canberra breaks the silence around violence

By 25 July 2014

[ 23 November 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Alanna Davis of Celebrity Sport for Charity – Canberra has organised a Walk A Mile In Her Shoes to help raise awareness and much needed funds to support White Ribbon Australia’s work to end men’s violence against women. All funds raised will support primary prevention initiatives in schools, workplaces and the broader community.

We are [...]

What’s on this weekend? 26th and 27th July 2014

By 25 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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To get things started, we have a few picks from the RiotACT team…
Hannah is going to
Guyy and the fox
The front gallery
Saturday 27th July
Josh is heading to
Stomp Mythology Latin Fundraiser 2014
The Albert Hall
Saturday 26th July
John L is checking out
Bartleby
The Street
26th July to 3rd August
Heather likes the look of
Winter Canto
National Portrait Gallery
Sunday 27th July
Susan is going [...]

A cooking demonstration with Antonio Carluccio and Andrew Barr (yes, you read that right)

By 23 July 2014
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[ 26 July 2014 at 8:30 am; ]

The Capital Region Farmers Market will this weekend welcome a very special visitor, international celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio, at the market this coming Saturday 26 July.

Antonio will tour the Market, do a book signing and take part in a cooking demonstration with Andrew Barr MLA from 8.30-10.30am.

Mr Carluccio is in town in July as the [...]

Canberra Tree Week activities – Wednesday and Thursday

By 23 July 2014

The inaugural Canberra Tree Week has already seen many activities that celebrate living in a city surrounded by trees.
Throughout Wednesday 23 July 2014 and Thursday 24 July 2014, residents and visitors alike are invited to take part in more free events, including:
Eucalypts of the Southern Tablelands
What: Join a guided tour of Forest 20 at the [...]

Nuclear energy: the debate Australia has to have

By 23 July 2014

[ 28 July 2014 at 1:00 pm; ] ABC 666′s Genevieve Jacobs will talk with three of the nation’s most compelling experts on an issue we cannot continue to ignore.

The world is hungry for low cost, low emissions energy, but in Australia nuclear energy is still off the agenda. Will other low emissions technology be enough? Why do we keep avoiding the nuclear [...]

Kids Storytime – picture books, yummy afternoon tea, and lots of fun

By 22 July 2014
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[ 2 August 2014 at 2:00 pm; ]

Join children’s authors Irma Gold (Megumi and the Bear), Emma Allen (The Terrible Suitcase) and Tracey Hawkins (Max Meets a Monster) for a special afternoon of readings from their latest picture books.

Where: Paperchain Manuka
When: Saturday 2 August
Time: 2.00pm
RSVP: Telephone 6295 6723 or email info@paperchainbookstore.com.au

Megumi has only one wish. For the bear to come back. Megumi [...]

What’s on this weekend? 19th and 20th July 2014

By 18 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Some may wonder if there is anything other than a big game of rugby union on this weekend (go Brumbies!).
Here are the picks from a few of the RiotACT team:
Hannah Haggarty is getting along to the Joelistics new album Blue Volume launch @ transit on Saturday 8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/265664126959286/
John Lombard suggests The Fairytale Channel showing at Smiths [...]

Jack Biilmann and Benjalu keeping it intimate at The Front Gallery and Cafe

By 16 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Let me first start by saying that if there is a place in or near Canberra that looks more like my Grandmother’s lounge room than the Front Gallery in Lyneham, I’m yet to discover it. One step short of tacky, it is a charming little hole-in-the wall that smells like a bakery, the coffee is [...]

Canberra Poetry Slam: 2 Tens & A Tomato

By 16 July 2014
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[ 25 July 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]

The Canberra Poetry Slam returns to the Front Gallery and Cafe on Friday, the 25th of July!
Artists Geoffrey Dunn and Marina Talevski are exhibiting their collaborative project Two Tens and a Tomato in the gallery section, and they will feature their Poetry and Pictures collaborative pieces over the course of the night.

Come along at 8pm [...]

Canberra Blues Society Monthly Blues Jam

By 15 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 20 July 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Marji Curran band will be hosting Canberra Blues Society Monthly Jam on 20 July 2014. Marji has a voice that gets down and dirty one minute then has you soaring like an angel the next. An eclectic sound that takes you on an emotive journey from roots rock to blues & folk. Marji is backed [...]

New exhibitions

By 14 July 2014
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Munyunga

It’s most appropriate to kick off my reviews for RiotACT with this show presented by gallery@bcs as part of its RESPECT series celebrating NAIDOC week. Munyunga, meaning Eagle Hawk in the Ngarigu language, is a mixed media exhibition exploring the theme of “Kootopan” (Oneness) featuring local and South Coast artists Colleen Dixon, David Dixon, Dianne [...]

Geoscience Australia Open Day – Sunday 24 August 2014

By 14 July 2014

[ 24 August 2014 at 10:00 am; ] 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 [...]

Justin Heazlewood’s Funemployed Launch

By 11 July 2014
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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 – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 11 July 2014

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 [...]

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