Paul Daley will be in conversation with Chris Hammer on Daley’s new book, Canberra, part of the critically acclaimed City Series.
“Canberra is a city of orphans. People arrive temporarily for work, but stay on because they discover unanticipated promise and opportunity in a city that the rest of the country loathes but can’t really do without,” says [...]
[ 28 October, 2011; 6:30 pm; ]
Next week women and men in cities and towns around Australia will be taking to the streets for the annual Reclaim the Night march and rally. At this event women—and men who support them— will come together to protest against sexual violence, demand their right to feel safe in public spaces, and demand an end [...]
[ 10 March, 2011 to 19 March, 2011. 10 March, 2011 to 19 March, 2011. ]
WATCH THE TRAILER VIDEO FOR THE DISPLACED
Impro ACT presents a season of theatre performance that will explore what it’s like for ordinary Australians to be asked to leave what they know.
Taking improvised theatre into new terrain, actors explore the characters’ emotional and physical journeys; through heartbreak and hope, through simple and serious instances of displacement.
The Canberra Country Music Festival announced that Top Gear’s “Artic Challenge Race To The North Pole” Toyota Hilux will to be on display at the Toyota Country Pavillion- Oh what a feeling!
Numerous motoring journalists will be present and will add a new dimension to the Festival being held at Exhibition Park during 12-14 November. [...]
[ 22 October, 2010; 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] The ECO Event – Save the Orangutans
The Uni Pub Lounge Bar
Wear Green OR Jungle Theme
Prizes for Best Dressed, 80′s Dance Hour, Raffles, Games and more.
Food and Drink Vouchers included!
Free Eco sample bag + ‘Green’ gift
Tickets $15 or $20 on door – Tickets on Sale at Landspeed Records – Garema Place, City
*Eco Friendly Products [...]
[ 1 June, 2010; ] Free coffee, free biscuits and snacks, free showbags, free pens, free notebooks, free plants, free keyring torches… You get the idea. There will be heaps of free samples and giveaways at the Australian Disability Enterprises Purchasing with Purpose Expo at the National Convention Centre from 10am to 4pm on Tuesday 1 June.
In addition to getting [...]
For anyone interested in the science behind the protection of our wonderful National Parks and in particular Namadgi NP, there is a terrific Symposium being run this Friday/Saturday by the National Parks Association of the ACT Inc in the CSIRO Discovery Centre.
Nineteen speakers/presenters from all over Australia will be giving short, sharp and entertaining [...]
ACT Government, the unions, and Mix 106.3 have put on a Family & Community Fun Day in Glebe Park from 12pm til 4pm today.
Jumping castle, face painting, family fashions on the field, make your own fascinator, BYO picnic or buy from the food and drink stalls (there will be a Lions charity sausage sizzle), plus [...]
[ 11 November, 2009; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ]
PLANETARY GEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS
Date: Wednesday 11th November
Time: 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start
Location: Geoscience Australia’s Education Centre, Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave & Hindmarsh Dr, Symonston, Canberra
RSVPs Essential: By 6th November to firstname.lastname@example.org
Following it’s success last year, Mars Society Australia and the AIAA Sydney Section are proud to once again present:
PLANETARY GEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS
Fascinated by the latest [...]
While most people in Canberra are busily packing up the car and heading down to Batemans Bay today, I’m sure there will be a few of us left around town this weekend who need something to do. So let us know in the comments what there is to do this weekend.
You can even let [...]
I am researching a 42-year-old flying saucer story (as you do) from Melbourne’s (then) south-eastern fringe.
On 6 April, 1966, at a place called Westall, a large number of people at two schools (and surrounding areas) in Westall, witnessed a classic flying saucer-shaped object fly over and then descend in a nearby paddock near a [...]
The ABC online is reporting that a European wasp expert is warning Canberra residents of a dramatic rise in the number of wasp nests this season.
Philip Spradberry, who is in charge of the ACT Government’s European wasp awareness program, says 450 nests have been reported this year compared to just over 380 for the same [...]
Today’s Canberra Times carries a story by Megan Doherty about the planned bulldozering of several closed school sites and the redevelopment, sorry, “conversion” of several others into “community hubs” and the like.
“The ACT Government will announce today it plans to demolish the former Rivett and Mount Neighbour primary schools, with its consultants recommending [...]
On the 5th of May, Malaysian band Daighila were booked to play a house show in Ainslie with Melbourne act Former Republics and local acts McClane and Condorcet.
However, thanks to our friends in the Immigration department, the band was detained in Melbourne and interrogated for 6 hours about their work intentions in Australia. The following [...]
Dining in Canberra had been a pleasure, with few if any problems ever encountered, that was until I thought I would try the ALTO Restaurant, situated at Telecom Tower atop Black Mountain.
It is one thing to experience long delays, busy night, we don’t have gas only electric service and it takes longer to cook food [...]
[ 2 May, 2008; 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm. 3 May, 2008; 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ] It’s probably sold out by now – although it may be an empty Canberra Theatre if the Facebook events page is anything to go by but… (cut and pasted from facebook)
He’s back! Following a massive sold out tour of the UK, Ross returns to the nation’s capital with more first class nonsense. Voted one of [...]
That’s got to hurt working familes…
The Canberra Times is reporting that Canberra grocery prices are increasing far faster than the official inflation rate. Officially, Australia’s inflation rate is 4.2 per cent, but a detailed breakdown of Canberra grocery prices released yesterday by the Bureau of Statistics points to far faster price increases.
Some but not all [...]
The ABC is reporting that the jury in the trial of Ian Edward Hirst, who is alleged to have murdered his neighbour, has retired to consider its verdict.
Hirst is accused of stabbing David Bagnall at the Fraser Court Flats in Kingston on December 4, 2006 and has been on bail since the incident
[ 1 May, 2008; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Glacier Girls last gig with their current line-up. Thursday 1st May – 6:30pm – Soul Bar – Woden http://www.myspace.com/theglaciergirls
The Right Honourable Anthony Albanese MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, yada, yada, yada, has released this press statement stating the conditions for Terry Snow’s continued ‘CANBERRA AIRPORT OFFICE DEVELOPMENT’ which the rest of us call Snowtown.
Besides listing which roads are to be paid for by whom and when the [...]
[ 24 April, 2008; 10:20 am; ] The ADF has announced here that a RAAF “C-130J Hercules will conduct a flyover of the nation’s capital as the Olympic Torch conducts its journey through Canberra.”
“The aircraft will fly above Anzac Parade from south to north no lower than 75 metres.”
“The flyover will occur at approximately 10.20am on Thursday, 24 April 2008.”
The media release [...]
(this arrived to me in an email, but Rio
This Anzac Day Long Weekend the ARCBS in Canberra is asking for the support of the community to meet an increased demand.
Can you help meet the need for blood over this 3 day break?
We will be open on Sunday the 27th of April from 8am – 12pm [...]
New to the berra. What are some good places?
I am used to the recreational drug taking, punk music listening generally ‘alternative’ crowd. Not interested in the usual go to the footy club and down schooners, or hit the clubs in civic. Looking for somewhere different. Ideas?
[ 18 April, 2008; 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm. ] Hawaiian Getaway for the Cancer Council ACT
- Entertainment Includes -
* Live and Local bands playing from 7pm ** Wave Machine – see how long you can stay on the mechanical surfboard without being thrown off for prizes ** Free drink voucher on entry ** DJ from 11.30pm ** Free BBQ *
Purchase tickets for [...]
NowUC, the University of Canberra’s online newspaper for their school of journalism, has put up an interesting story student Casey Murphy on recycling. The story includes an interview with The Brassey Hotel’s General Manager Mark Sproat complaining about the cost to business of recycling and from No Waste 2010′s Kevin Green who basically states that [...]
For all those interested in having a look at some of the short films, 666 ABC Canberra has all of the Lights! Canberra! Action! finalists on their site.
[ 2 May, 2008; 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Upcoming Event – Friday May 2 – Garema Place – GreenScreen
Do you like chilling out, listening to great music and watching some fantastic
films? If so, Greenscreen is for you! Hosted by the Conservation Council and ACT
otherWISE and organised by youth for youth, Greenscreen will provide fun
entertainment with an environmental focus.
To be held on Friday 2 [...]
[ 12 April, 2008 to 13 April, 2008. ] Its been a long busy and tiring week and I’m really looking forward to taking the dogs down the coast, but what is everyone else upto this weekend? Let us know in the comments.
[ 11 April, 2008 7:30 pm to 12 April, 2008 1:00 am. ] Friday 11 April will see local rockers Tonk share the stage with Charlie Greaser, Sister Scarlette and System Addict as part of the ‘Shave to be Brave’ cancer fundraiser.
It will be at the Basement in Belconnen. Doors open at 7.30.
Unsure of cost at this stage but the venue should have those details.
Further info on [...]
[ 11 April, 2008; 7:30 pm; 12 April, 2008; 2:00 pm; ] Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular at the Canberra Theatre
Fri. 11 April 2008, 7:30pm
Sat. 12 April 2008, 2:00 pm & 7:30pm
The classical Chinese dance company, Divine Performing Arts, continues its international Chinese Spectacular tour with sell out shows from Broadway to London. It returns to Canberra with a dazzling new program on 11 [...]
[ 19 April, 2008; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Canberra is throwing its first BarCamp, locally at the Australian National University this month on Saturday the 19th. BarCamp is an international network of user generated conferences — open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants — often focusing on early-stage web applications and related open source technologies, social protocols, and open data formats.
Interested to hear people’s reaction to the Chaser’s “you’re a terrible audience” skit in their [Canberra] shows last weekend. I thought this was fairly typical Chaser fare, but someone at the show I was at was clearly offended and started yelling abuse back at them! Why do people go to comedy shows but then take the [...]