Tag Archives: Canberra


By 20 February 2012

[ 1 March 2012 to 10 March 2012. ] “In A Band, It’s Always A Drama”

DATES: Thurs 1st, Fri 2nd, Sat 3rd, Thurs 8th, Fri 9th, Sat 10th March 2012
TIME: 7:30 pm
Show length: 2 hours with 20mins interval
Tickets: $28 ($22 concession or groups of 5+or Impro ACT members)
Street Two – The Street Theatre (15 Childers St, Canberra City West)
Book on 6247 1223 or

This [...]

The Creatives Part 3: The Comedians

By 27 January 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

This week’s shout out goes to the funny men and women of Canberra.
Stand-up comedy must be one of the hardest gigs in the world – it’s just so easy to fail!  A comedian asks more from their audience than any other performer.  They ask the audience to laugh every few seconds, and if the audience [...]

Canberra featuring on MamaMia

By 19 January 2012

Hi there – I came across a great article on Canberra on the popular national website  and after reading the comments I have to say – pretty uplifting. 
Fifteen years ago you couldn’t get many people to stand up and declare they loved this place, now it seems everyone is finally appreciating what we [...]

Buzzpost Interview Series

By 4 January 2012

We want to interview, either through audio or video, the hardworking local artists that populate the ACT. We want to ask you the quirky questions that no other interviewer asks. We want to bring you to more and more new audiences in the most interesting way we can. None of this “Who influences you?” rubbish…we want to ask other, more amusing, more interesting questions. We want to know what your songs are about. We want to know your touring stories. We want know what you get a kick out of on stage. We want to know what you’d do on stage if you were drunk enough. We want you and your personality. We want to know what makes you tick, what makes you smile and what really pisses you off.

Does Canberra need the ACT? [With Poll]

By 22 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

Canberra and the ACT, they’re often treated as if the two are synonymous. Certainly on this site we’re guilty of using the words interchangeably.
Having been established under Section 125 of the Constitution to resolve the Melbourne / Sydney impasse we were unceremoniously dumped into a state of Self Government in 1988 when the Hawke Government [...]

HeatWave Hot Ticket hunt/Crazy Town join HeatWave Fest line up!

By 30 November 2011

Keep your eye out around Canberra for the Hot Ticket!
Burn up HeatWave VIP style this summer with the HeatWave Hot Ticket.
The ultimate hip hop experience at the ultimate hip hop event.
Get backstage, get VIP, get to the after party, rub shoulders with the acts, get a limo, sip some Grey Goose, bump some Tech N9ne [...]

Eyes to the Sky, Knights of the Spatchcock, Point of View, Delinquent @ The Basement

By 18 November 2011

[ 10 December 2011 at 8:00 pm; ] Location: The Basement Belconnen, 2 Cohen Street, Belconnen, Australia

More info

18+ ID required

8pm doors open for 9pm start

Pool, drinks and great music! There also is a kitchen there for those needing solids


9pm Delinquent (Nowra)

10pm Eyes to the Sky

11pm Knights of the Spatchcock

12am Point of View


The Basement

The Basement Kitchen

Mudd Nicole O’brien

Canberra to Wagga – 7 minutes

By 11 November 2011

A post from me that’s not a rant.
Dash cam of a trip from a few weeks back, Canberra to Wagga via Gundagai. Sped up to 1 frame every 1.5 seconds. Clouds are trippy particularly after Yass. Enjoy!

‘Salsa: We are the Colombian Pacific’ swings into town

By 9 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 23 November 2011 at 10:30 am; ] From the street corners of Colombia come the award winning dancers of Swing Latino to pass on the secrets of salsa to Canberra…

Tech N9ne, D12, Obie Trice – HeatWave fest Canberra.

By 7 November 2011

[ 21 January 2012 at 12:00 am; 21 January 2012 at 3:00 pm; 21 January 2012 at 3:00 pm; 21 January 2012 at 3:00 pm; ]

Canberra Hip Hop fans brace yourself for a Heatwave this summer.

HeatWave summer festival Canberra.

Presented by KP Records

Be part of the biggest hip hop event the Nations Capital has ever seen.

Music, culture and atmosphere as the city unites for a blend of top shelf local and international hip hop.

– Tech N9ne (US)
– D12 (US)
– Obie Trice [...]

Women Who Rock! Gig in Canberra to support Movember

By 1 November 2011

[ 19 November 2011 at 3:00 pm; ]

The Maram
Gartside Street Erindale
Canberra, Australia
BMA, Mudd Promotions and Ruff N Ready Present…..

‘Women Who Rock’ is a celebration of the contribution women make to our music scene.

When people think of the numerous forms of rock, metal and punk, they usually think of sweaty men with long hair. We are hoping this, and events like this, will [...]

Ice Dragons named ACTsport Team of the Year

By 28 October 2011

The Australian champion dragon boat team and ACTsport Team of the Year, the Ice Dragons, are now recruiting for the coming season. Open Day is from 10.30am to 1.00pm at Lotus Bay in Lake Burley Griffin. More details at

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 [...]

Review of the National Capital Open Space System

By 14 October 2011

The NCA is doing yet another review, this time into Canberra’s open space system. If you like walking/riding/etc around the Canberra nature parks, or going further afield to Namadgi, you may want to provide a submission.
Details are online:
“The National Capital Authority has begun a discussion about the National Capital Open Space System.
What do you like [...]

GDE 80 km/h speed limit – not compliant with AS 1742.4

By 11 October 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

I’ve written up an article on the GDE, and why the 80 km/h speed limit along much of the road from Mitchell to the Glenloch Interchange arguably does not comply with AS 1742.4 2.1.2(b). Read on below if interested.
“The extension to Gungahlin Drive (The Gungahlin Drive Extension, or GDE) has recently been completed. [...]

A New Horizon: Contemporary Chinese Art – a review of sorts

By 7 October 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 30 September 2011 to 29 January 2012. ]

Once again, the good burghers of Canberra are being treated to a spectacle of fine art from China. My first memory of Chinese art was when the Terracotta Warriors visited the National Gallery of Australia in about 1984. The NGA once again got the scoop with Inside Out: New Chinese Art in 2000 (the most [...]

Looking for an architect/designer who listens around Canberra

By 2 October 2011

We would like an architect or designer who has experience with solar passive, is interested in recycling and who can listen to our needs and ideas and present options that meet these needs

Canberra the “craic” centre. Australia’s biggest annual Irish set dancing event

By 28 September 2011

[ 7 October 2011 to 9 October 2011. ] We’re letting you in on Canberra’s best kept secret: Canberra is the location for Australia’s biggest annual Irish set dancing event on 7-9th October at the Cook Neighbourhood Hall.

SET dancing is Irish social dancing with reel rhythm – it’s not Riverdance! Set dancing is couples dancing in a group of eight to great Irish [...]

Fizzling Convoy wrap-up. Music video.

By 22 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

We’ve taken some of the photos from today and mixed them in with Rafe Morris’ song “Cummon Austraya”.
(Note: people on bicycles were not in favour of the Convoy of No Confidence)
Good times.
Also if you’d like a giggle check out Alan Jones increasing detachment from reality over why no-one turned up.

[Photo by Lachlan]

Canberra Camping Advice?

By 18 August 2011

I was looking for any tips regarding camping in and around the ACT. I’m a novice camper and really was just interested in 2 nights relaxing by a campfire. However, things don’t appear this simple. I understand a lot of sites don’t allow open fires (even in winter) and some require a 4WD (which I [...]

What drugs are the best business in Canberra?

By 16 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

I’m putting together a business plan for my crime gang and still have some unanswered questions. A brief read of “The Illicit Drug Data Report (IDDR) 2009–10” has forced me to change my plans.
Originally I thought Pot was a good choice as it didn’t require a gun and the minion’s might be pleasantly useful. [...]

I Need A Hero. What do we deserve?

By 15 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

Every night in America over 200 men and women, dressed in capes, masks, and bullet-proof body armour, walk the streets looking to fight crime and enforce vigilante justice. They confront drug dealers, break up brawls, and occasionally pose for photos with grateful citizens.
Their super powers? Excessive bravery (verging on stupidity) and [...]

AFFIRM Business Lunch brings you Good Mental Health in the Workplace

By 10 August 2011

[ 6 September 2011 at 12:00 pm; ]

AFFIRM’s Executive Business Luncheon is delighted to have Craig Hamilton as our guest speaker.

Craig Hamilton is a broadcaster with ABC Radio who has worked on National Rugby League games for the last eight seasons.

On the eve of the biggest undertaking of his career – the Sydney Olympics – Craig suffered a mental breakdown which almost [...]

The six best cities to get lost in…. according to the BBC…..

By 29 July 2011

Up there with Venice apparently…
With its systems of circular roads, Australia’s capital city regularly traps its visitors in a hamster-wheel spiral of confusion. But there are better ways to get lost here. Head out of the city centre – yes, into the bush. Keep going. There! See those suburbs? That is where the life of [...]

Business shirts for a fat necked man in Canberra?

By 26 July 2011

I’m calling out to other athletic fat necked men to suggest some brands or stores I can buy some more shirts from without bleeding dry.

The Place to Be – A National Homeless Persons Week Event

By 26 July 2011

This came across my desk and I thought some RiotACT readers might be affected, or know people affected, by homelessness. Homelessness can happy to any of us – all it takes is a run of bad luck like losing your job or getting ill, and suddenly it becomes very hard to pay the rent or [...]

Canberra home to a better class of nerd?


Threepaws has sent in a number plate that will give a chuckle to every true nerd.
Warp speed Mr Sulu!
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to .

What do you want in a museum?

By 19 July 2011

Having read numerous comments on here about how much people dislike the National Museum, I am curious as to what people want the museum to be like?
NB: I DO NOT work at the museum.  I just have an interest in museums in general.
Please post your thoughts on what you would like your National Museum to be [...]

Canberra women talking tax

By 18 July 2011

[ 22 July 2011 at 12:00 pm; ] You’ve all heard the statistics about women’s workforce participation being lower than men’s, lower average weekly pay, and less superannuation on retirement. Some economists have said that tax and transfer systems are contributing to these problems. Canberra women will have an opportunity to tell their story and contribute to discussion of solutions at a consultation [...]

Jake White on the future of the Brumbies


The Brumbies have sent through nine minutes of audio featuring incoming coach Jake White fronting the media on his first day last Friday.
Here at RiotACT we’ve spliced it all together and thrown in the pictures from the last season of woe.
One for the true believers.

{Fashion} Crimes against humanity!

By 8 July 2011

I would like to point out some of the fashion crimes that are being committed every day in Canberra.   I am aware to all Rioters are well dressed, fashion forward (or at least age appropritae) but what is going on with the rest of the population?
Crimes include:

– Leggings/jeggings/tights worn as an item of clothing, without [...]

Transit Bar Website Launch

By 6 July 2011

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