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City Groovin

By 13 October 2009 2

The ACT Govt has kicked off their spring campaign with the launch of Groovin in the City yesterday. So if you’re wandering around various Civic locales at lunchtime you’ll get to see some of Canberra’s live entertainment. For the first 2 weeks we’ve got: 14-Oct-09 – Kar ...

unicycling Belconnen

By 13 October 2009 5

He’s not riding to work but young Malcolm Sharp does a pretty good job of unicycling around Belconnen during school holidays in this clip from last week. ...

Canberras Coffee Culture

By 13 October 2009 67

I am the worst kind of coffee wanker. I’ve just returned from 9 years in West End, Brisbane, where my coffee whims were met by one of the exceptional cafes within walking distance of my house. Perfect coffees every time, witty baristas with entertaining observations on the state of play and a ...

The legends are true... The Brodburger is real...

By 13 October 2009 25

The legends are true... The Brodburger is real... [First Filed Oct 10, 2009] Since April RiotACT has had increasing amounts of chatter surrounding the Brodburger. According to legend a master of Kitchen Stadium and his restaurant ...

Veterans Park to be trimmed and overshadowed

By 13 October 2009 21

Do you work in the City?  Do you enjoy the small slice of green space on Bunda Street known as Veteran’s Park?  Well it’s soon set to be trashed by yet another overdevelopment in this increasingly overdeveloped city.  Stockland plan to demolish the AFP headquarters building (plus thre ...

The Battle of Mt Ainslie cast into sharper definition.

By 13 October 2009 47

In the great conflict between legislature and executive that we know as the English Civil War the Battle of Marston Moor is widely considered to be definitive. Particularly insofar as it begs the question; on which side would you stand? With unthinking tradition and the safety of letting others det ...

The Band Broke Up II

By 12 October 2009 4

[ 14 October 2009; 7:00 am to 8:30 am. 15 October 2009; 7:00 am to 8:30 am. 16 October 2009; 7:00 am to 8:30 am. 17 October 2009; 7:00 am to 8:30 am. ] Exactly one year to the day of the very first Band Broke Up nights the Canberra Musicians Club presents a sequel of Hollywood proportions. This time ...

Floriade blames it on the rain

By 12 October 2009 23

The ABC informs us that bad weather is being blamed for a 25% slump in Floriade attendance. Overall it is estimated 300,000 people visited Commonwealth Park over the four weeks, but that is well down on last year’s record of 400,000 visitors. Helen Curzon from Australian Capital Tourism says ...

DANCING WITH DARCY

By 12 October 2009 1

[ 17 October 2009; ] 'DANCING WITH DARCY' PRIDE & PREJUDICE BALL WITH SUPPER Saturday 17 October 2009 St Johns Church Hall, Constitution Ave, Reid A chance to step back in time two hundred years to the era of Jane Austen…. Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy are giving a Ball at St Joh ...

Tharwa Drive - worth the wait?

By 12 October 2009 17

So first day of morning peak hour traffic after the school holidays on the duplicated Tharwa / Drakeford Drive. How was it for you? Worth the wait? ...

Parliament House Security Charity Fun Run

By 12 October 2009 1

[ 13 October 2009; 5:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Tuesday 13th October For the 13th  straight year, Parliament House Security Officers will run laps of Parliament House to raise money for Make A Wish Foundation. This is a 12 hour run starting at 5am. There will be an all day BBQ and drinks. Last ye ...

On rogues and Walter Burley Griffin

By 12 October 2009 3

Whenever anyone’s trying to put one over the people of Canberra as sure as the sun rises the corpse of Walter Burley Griffin will be metaphorically exhumed and paraded to make the case. Today I came across the man himself talking to the New York Times (thanks to Cornell University) about what ...

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