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Hustle & Scout Twilight Markets Recap

By 14 April, 2014

New Acton has again played host to the Hustle and Scout Markets over the weekend. Event founder Tegan McAuley has outdone herself for the Autumn installment of this quarterly event, with plenty of interesting attractions to keep the crowds entertained throughout the day.
The event featured 32 Australian designers, makers and collectors offering designer and vintage [...]

Hustle & Scout Twilight Market

By 11 April, 2014

[ 12 April, 2014; 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

A new kind of heaven is on its way for Canberra’s foodies. ‘The Forage’ will pop up at tomorrow (12 April) nights Hustle & Scout Twilight Market in New Acton. ‘The Forage’ will be a feast of Canberra’s finest food, showcasing local food vendors, wineries, cafes and other foodie outlets.

Tegan McAuley, Founder of Hustle & [...]

Who’s up for a naked Hottest 100 party?

By 20 January, 2014

[ 26 January, 2014; ] The ACT Nudist Club is letting it be known they’re welcoming the public in for a Hottest 100 Party:

Break away from the ordinary, bring your mates and enjoy 2013′s best beats in the buff! Canberra’s local nudist club is throwing open the gates and cranking up the sound for a Hottest 100 Pool Party [...]

Hats, Heels and Handbags (Wanted!)

By 13 January, 2014

Verve Promotions will again present the Canberra Show Fashion Parade from the 21st to 23rd February. 
The fashion parade entitled Hats, Heels and Handbags will showcase a variety of fashion wares and promoters are searching for Canberra’s biggest, oldest, most expensive and weirdest handbags, heels and hats. 
If you own something of the sort please [...]

Dry cleaners? Recommendations in Canberra?

By 13 December, 2013

Just wondering if anyone is able to provide some up to date recommendations for a good dry cleaner for a wedding dress and some silk dresses?
With thanks!
Mrs Padoof

Cell Block 69 – Christmas with Corey !

By 5 December, 2013

[ 20 December, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

Have you finished your Xmas present shopping ? Have you even started ? It’s the year two thousand and nineteen eighty thirteen and Cell Block 69 have the perfect gift for you. The gift that just keeps gifting. And that gift is Rock n Roll (and to a lesser extent, synth pop).

Corey is returning to [...]

Hustle & Scout Twilight Fashion Market returns to New Acton

By 28 November, 2013

[ 14 December, 2013; 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

It seems the afternoon/evening clothing market turned event was a success last time because they’ve returning on the 14th of December for a Summer edition.

The new and improved Hustle & Scout Twilight Markets will be bigger, better, and more multi-storied than ever before. There will be bands, DJs, fashion shoots, and cocktails to spruce up [...]

Fashions on the field

By 6 November, 2013

Richard Conan-Davies was out at the racecourse to take in the fashionable fillies.
Here are a few shots of Fashions in the Field from Today’s races..
more here
http://claview.com/fashion/canberra-fashion/melbourne-cup-day-2013/

Have you got images of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email them in to images@the-riotact.com .

Fashfest 2013 Documentary

By 18 October, 2013

If you were involved, weren’t involved but wanted to, or just want to see what goesinto making at a big event like this, you may well appreciate this short behind the scenes documentary on the event.

Hairdresser for Canberra wedding?

By 7 October, 2013

Looking for a recommendation for someone Northside.
I am happy to go to the salon, though if there’s someone who’ll travel over the border without charging extra that’d be great.
I don’t want a formal up do or anything fancy, just to have my long hair nicely styled and a bit braided back.
I am [...]

Have you seen this stolen custom painted jacket?

By 24 September, 2013

We just got some rather unfortunate news from one of the sellers at last Saturday’s Hustle & Scout markets, after reaching out to street artist Abyss.607 to paint some jackets for her to sell, some bugger stole one.
The beauty of this however is that these jackets are unique and highly recognisable. So if you see [...]

Mens Barber and Musical Instrument Repair in Canberra?

By 23 September, 2013

I have two queries which I was hoping RiotAct could help me out with.
Firstly, thanks to Geelongs last quarter capitulation, I am now required to get a mullet. No, not the fish, the haircut (yes, stupid bet to make, I know). My hair is already shoulder length so just needs to bet cut into the [...]

Dressmaker needed in Canberra?

By 13 September, 2013

Hi,
I’m needing help on finding a local dressmaker.
I had engaged a dressmaker three months ago but I’ve just been informed that they can now no longer supply me with the fabric I am after.
I am needing 7 bridesmaid dresses to be made before my wedding in January 2014.
I have a design that [...]

Looking for a good Beauty Therapist in Canberra?

By 9 September, 2013

Hi Rioters,
Looking for a good beauty therapist for waxing, facials etc.  The last girl I had left her work and my new one (which will remain unnamed) ripped the skin off of my arm .  Would love to here all of your experiences and advice.
I live south side so anywhere there would be preferable.
Thanks
Bec

Inked Canberrans feature in portrait documentary series

By 8 September, 2013

A couple of years ago I used riotACT to recruit some Canberrans for a photography documentary/portrait project. Here is the result, finally online. See if you can spot anyone you know.

A really beautiful girl with a real sad story. Her words appear below. Tattooed Canberrans reveal the stories behind their ink: http://danielspellman.com/2013/09/tattooproject/

I got my [...]

Hustle & Scout at New Acton

By 2 September, 2013

[ 21 September, 2013; 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

This just in and sounding hiptastic!

A new event due to hit NewActon on 21 September – Hustle&Scout: Twilight Fashion Market (www.hustleandscout.com.au).

This seasonal market will run from 4-9pm in the Nishi Foyer and will showcase 25 high-end designers and collectors, three live music acts, food by A. Baker, $10 Hustle&Scout cocktails and a fashion show/after party [...]

Brumbies want your thoughts on cap design

By 22 August, 2013

The Brumbies have facebooked a desire to get the wisdom of the hivemind on their members’ caps for season 2014.
What do you think and what would you do differently?

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Brace yourselves Canberra. We’re having a Zombie Walk

By 21 August, 2013

[ 2 November, 2013; ]

Facebook brings word that you too can get your zombie on with like minded folk this November.

Welcome to the first annual Canberra Zombie Walk.

Zombie walks have been spreading across the globe for several years, raising awareness and support for various charities, and now the infection is spreading to Canberra.

As with other cities in [...]

Best place for Acrylic In-Fills?

By 21 August, 2013

Trying to find a place in Canberra, preferably on the North side, to get my in-fills done.
So far the one place I tried didn’t sterilise their equipment and did a horrid job.

Meatballs with furniture coming to Snowtown?

By 8 August, 2013

The Canberra Times has been thrown a bone about Ikea’s interest in the new Majura Parkway Estate.
Normally Canberra is too small a market for an IKEA. But we do have a transient population, lots of money, and a love of Scandinavian style.
For what it’s worth last year I wrote a poem about IKEA for Bad [...]

Even statues feel the weather in Canberra

By 22 July, 2013

We got sent some great snaps of Gale trying to keep warm by Rioter Nicole:
I thought you might get a laugh out of these photos. While passing the Queanbeyan court house yesterday, I saw someone had outfitted the statue of John Gale with a more appropriate hat.

He looks pretty great.

Simon says give me your thoughts on planning Kingston

By 28 June, 2013

Simon Corbell has announced the kickoff of Draft Variation 314 to nut out the future of the Kingston Centre:
“Draft Variation 314 (DV314) to the Territory Plan draws on findings from the Kingston Centre master plan and includes controls on development of the car park on Eyre Street and increases to some building heights in the [...]

As seen on Northbourne Avenue. Well played

By 25 June, 2013

This in from Chris:
Mudflappers are not surprising however antenna the height of trees?
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Help! Non-hipster wedding photography needed

By 14 June, 2013

We’re looking for a wedding photographer. We looked at the responses to this post from 2012, and scanned the websites of the photographers referred to and many others. It seems there is a strong prevalence of a particular kind of wedding photography. It’s either contrived, or has gone right through contrived and come out the [...]

Confuse the foreigners down Hipsley Lane?

By 6 June, 2013

An odd combination of signs: are they renaming Lonsdale St, in which case perhaps it should be “Hipster Alley”, or are they just trying to confuse tourists?
[Ed - Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com. Ironically (of course) CityNews has a story on how the [...]

The need for Tweed. Winter Ride 2013

By 28 May, 2013

[ 10 June, 2013; 11:00 am; ]

Facebook is promising that most glorious highlight of the bleak midwinter, a Tweed Ride!

At last, the 5th edition of Canberra Tweed Ride! This year’s winter ride will be held on Queen’s Birthday, as is tradition. Join us for a leisurely bicycle cruise taking in the sights of our city and a few of our [...]

The Centenary weekly rundown: 24-26 may

By 24 May, 2013

[ 24 May, 2013 to 26 May, 2013. 24 May, 2013 to 26 May, 2013. ]

24 May
Symmetries – The Australian Ballet @ Canberra Theatre Centre (until 25 May)
Prime Time @ The Q – Queanbeyan Arts Centre, Queanbeyan (until 1 June)
Luke Chiswell Launches New Collection @ Hippo Bar, Garema Place, 5pm
Digest Curated By Scott Chaseling @ Canberra Glass Words (until 20 June)
Public Education Centenary Dinner @ National Press Club, 7pm-11:30pm
Veteran Women [...]

PINup brooch exhibition

By 22 May, 2013

Featuring works by local and interstate artists, PINup, the latest exhibition at the ANCA gallery opens tonight, 22 May.

Johnboy crowned Skywhale King at In Canberra Tonight

By 17 May, 2013

Canberra’s very own talkshow In Canberra Tonight happened again last night, and again I missed it because I am a bad person.
Johnboy however, was in attendance last night and not only to tell people the hottest stories from the past month, but also it seems to be crowned the king of the Skywhales. The crown [...]

African Look responds

By 15 May, 2013

This reply in from African Look to the earlier story.
The African Look Salon has been providing niche market hair styling services including hair extensions, braiding dreadlocks, cornrolls, straightening, and perming to African and Caucasian clients in Canberra for 13 years. The vast majority of my clients are Caucasian men and women of all ages [...]

Brumbies throwing a limited edition jersey to the Lions

By 15 May, 2013

The Brumbies have announced a special jersey for the upcoming game against the British and Irish Lions:
Key Features:
· Only 500 available
· The jersey features 1004 names of players who have represented the ACT in the non-professional era and Brumbies [...]

Rainbows at the ACT Diversity Hub

By 6 May, 2013

People seems to be concerned that the Diversity ACT Hub would not be a significant source of rainbows for the residents of Kambah.
To allay your fears, here are some snaps to show those Diversity ACT people are miles ahead of us.
Hopefully, rainbow pedestrian crossings are next on the Diversity agenda.
Welcome to Kambah, LGBTI Community. [...]

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