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Call for entries – CIT School Stars Band Competition

By 23 September 2014

The 9th annual ‘School Stars Band Competition’ is now calling for entries from high school and college students in the ACT and surrounding NSW region. This year’s even...

National Museum of Australia (2/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 10)

By 23 September 2014 1

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Johnny Rieger Band with John McNamara

By 23 September 2014

GERMAN BLUES CHALLENGE WINNERS the Johnny Rieger Band will be appearing with Melbourne Blues Challenge Winner - John McNamara at The Harmonie German Club on Thursday 2nd October 2014 at 8pm. FREE ENTRY! Described as "The New Generation of Blues" The Johnny Rieger Band have played over 300 concert...

Fundraising dinner to save orangutans

By 23 September 2014

There are revolutionary changes in food coming our way, which have the potential to halve the footprint of global agriculture, while doubling the supply of food and providing e...

Pocket Fox Spring Single Launch – It’s gonna be festive!!

By 23 September 2014

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...

Elderly man attacked in Pearce

By 23 September 2014

ACT Policing is investigating an attack on an elderly man in Pearce last night (22 September). About 10.30pm, an 82-year-old man heard noises outside his home on Pethebridge Str...

National Film and Sound Archives – Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 8)

By 23 September 2014

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Powering greater energy choice in the ACT

By 23 September 2014 1

Canberrans have greater energy choices from today with Origin - Australia’s largest integrated energy company - now selling gas and electricity to ACT homes and small busines...

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Floriade Nightfest - a perspective

By 26 September 2008 39

Floriade Nightfest: Floriade without the nice sunny day and beautiful tulips to admire! My wife had somehow managed to convince me to attend the opening night of Floriade Nightfest. Skipping over the complaining and bribing involved over the last few days, I found myself lining up at the mai...

Candidate list for 2008 election

By 25 September 2008 28

Elections ACT has published the full list of candidates for the upcoming election. Highlights for mine include: -- No independents in Brindabella? Is tuggers really so devoid of personality. -- Harold Hird is taking another swing, part of a crowded Ginninderra ticket including Democrats, Mark...

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens video - Looking in from the outside

By 25 September 2008 13

With thanks to Culturazi for the heads-up I'm rather excited to present the latest Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens' video Looking in from the Outside. Without watching it I honestly never would have guessed that Nicholas Peddle, drummer extraordinaire, was the "little man in the boat" The al...


By 25 September 2008 2

A celebration of Canberra's skateboard and youth culture. It culminates with two events.  Thursday 16th October 8pm, The Front Gallery and Cafe` Unit 3/1 Wattle Place, Lyneham - open 7 days a week. The Vagabondage Art Exhibition features collaborated works of various award winning artists ...

RiotACT Candidate Questionaire for the 2008 ACT Election.

By 25 September 2008 18

With candidates now finalised for the 2008 election we in turn have finalised our list of questions for them as suggested by you the readers. We'll endeavour to send them to all candidates but if you're running and haven't got one don't be shy. Here are this election's questions: 1) What wi...

German Autofest 2008 - Sunday 28 September

By 25 September 2008 11

This Sunday from 10am-3pm the German Autofest will be held at Rond Terraces by the Lake, just off Anzac Parade. It's pretty much a show'n'shine of all things German. There'll be the usual array of classic old Mercedes-Benz and Porsche models, as well as current day cars from all the major some ...

Police Wrap - 25 September

By 25 September 2008 16

1. There's a stabby kid loose at the back of the Soul Bar: ACT Policing is investigating an assault of a 21-year-old male in the Phillip business district area on Tuesday (September 23). The assault took place near the Phillip Scarborough Building at the rear of the Soul Bar about 3pm. An u...

The end for The Green Room (Again)

By 25 September 2008 33

Just Bands is reporting the very sad news that The Green Room will close its doors for the last time at the end of October. Issues with their landlords/owners of O'Sheas are listed as the reason for the closure. [ED - AGAIN?]...

Election Wrap - 25 September

By 25 September 2008 12

Zed Bartlett-gate: Walter really kicked something off when he wrote in about listening to Zed Seselja cribbing West Wing scripts. First Crikey picked it up, then JJJ breakfast gave it a run, neglecting to mention us (perhaps as part of our on-going blood feud with Marieke Hardy, but as the CT ...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round Nine - James Higgins, Greens for Ginninderra

By 25 September 2008 11

[First filed: September 22, 2008 @ 11:14 Second filing: September 23, 2008 @ 11:04] After a much needed week off the RiotACT Sim Challenge is rumbling back into gear with the Greens' young gun James Higgins taking up cudgels at All Bar Nun this Thursday night to show the world just how he'd ...

Overheard in the Refugee Camp in Glebe Park

By 25 September 2008 44

I’m not going to editorialise too much on this as other readers will be able to offer more experienced and insightful views of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and their operations. As with a regular column I write elsewhere in a world of music I perceive only dimly through inexpert eyes, I’ll...

Lanyon pleas of forgiveness...

By 25 September 2008 87

[First filed: September 24, 2008 @ 08:03] "Please forgive me Mel" Says the signs on the way to work. Has anyone else noticed the signs on the drive from Lanyon to the City? They start off saying "Please forgive me Mel" near the roundabout just past Lanyon shops, then another two a bit f...

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