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Canberra Custom Knife Show

By 26 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 7 December 2014 at 10:00 am; ] It’s on again, bigger than ever, at the Tharwa Village Hall.

Come and see what the local knifemakers have been up to. See fine handmade knives for sale as well as talk to the makers about their craft. A big focus this year is kitchen knives.

There are more than twenty makers coming from all over. We [...]

Hans J. Wegner Master Modernist Icon furniture exhibition presented by Designcraft

By 3 September 2014

[ 6 September 2014 to 21 September 2014. ] To mark a very significant occasion, Designcraft is proud to present “Master Modernist Icon”, a retrospective exhibition celebrating Hans J. Wegner’s 100th birthday.

In the world of design, it would be difficult to find a furniture designer, craftsperson, architect, artist or design student who has not heard of, or been inspired by the work of legendary [...]

Magnets in the sky – Public lecture, Prof Bryan Gaensler

By 31 January 2014

[ 4 February 2014 at 5:30 pm; 4 February 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] Stars, planets and galaxies are all magnetic.  “Cosmic magnetism” plays a vital role in controlling how stars and galaxies form, age and evolve. Closer to home, these naturally occurring magnetic fields drive the evolution of species, protect the Earth from harmful particles, and are vital for the navigation of birds and other animals.

Professor Bryan Gaensler [...]

Book launch: Canberra by Paul Daley

By 21 October 2012

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 [...]

Reclaim the Night: Relic or Relevant?

By 24 October 2011

[ 28 October 2011 at 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 [...]

THE DISPLACED – Theatre – 10-19 March 2011

By 24 February 2011

[ 10 March 2011 to 19 March 2011. 10 March 2011 to 19 March 2011. ]


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.
A [...]

Top Gear’s Hilux Arctic Challenger On Display @ CCMF10

By 11 November 2010

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.  [...]

Can we do more to save the orangutans???

By 4 October 2010

[ 22 October 2010 at 7:00 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 [...]

Get free stuff on Tuesday!

By 29 May 2010

[ 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 [...]

“National Parks – Can They Take The Heat?”

By 4 May 2010

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 [...]

Family & Community Day – What’s On

By 3 November 2009

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 [...]

Planetary Geology for Beginners Course

By 28 October 2009

[ 11 November 2009 at 5:30 pm; ]

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

More details…..

Following it’s success last year, Mars Society Australia and the AIAA Sydney Section are proud to once again present:


Fascinated by the latest [...]

DIY Wotz On guide for the weekend of 26 December 2008

By 26 December 2008

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 [...]

Any great (and true) flying saucer stories?

By 20 May 2008

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 [...]

European wasps on the increase

By 8 May 2008

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 [...]

And who didn’t see this coming – closed schools to be bulldozed

By 5 May 2008

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 [...]

Malaysian Hardcore Band Detained And Interrogated In Melbourne.

By 5 May 2008

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 [...]

Dinner/Disaster At the Alto Restaurant

By 5 May 2008

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 [...]

Ross Noble @ the Canberra Theatre TONIGHT!

By 2 May 2008

[ 2 May 2008 at 8:00 pm; 3 May 2008 at 8:00 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 [...]

Canberra food prices ahead of inflation.

By 1 May 2008

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 [...]

Jury to consider murder verdict

By 1 May 2008

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

Glacier Girls – Thurs 1st May @ Soul Bar, Woden

By 30 April 2008

[ 1 May 2008 at 6:30 pm; ] Glacier Girls last gig with their current line-up. Thursday 1st May – 6:30pm – Soul Bar – Woden

Albanese on Snowtown

By 24 April 2008

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 [...]

Hurc Flyover

By 24 April 2008

[ 24 April 2008 at 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 [...]

To all bleeding hearts, you may serve a purpose afterall

By 24 April 2008

(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 [...]

Southside alternative hangouts

By 24 April 2008

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?

Hawaiian Getaway for the Cancer Council ACT

By 14 April 2008

[ 18 April 2008 at 6:30 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 [...]

UC on No Waste

By 14 April 2008

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 [...]

Lights! Canberra! Action! on 666 website

By 14 April 2008

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.

Greenscreen @ Garema Place

By 13 April 2008

[ 2 May 2008 at 5:00 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 [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for 11 April 2008

By 10 April 2008

[ 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.

Fund raising show at the Basement in Belconnen Friday night

By 9 April 2008

[ 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 [...]

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