As the ACT begins its second century, and the Republic is becoming the talk of the town, the ACT Government has a golden opportunity to provide a fitting symbol for Canberra’s next century as a city.
I am referring to the Canberra Coat of Arms (pictured below), whose symbols no longer reflect the values and ideals [...]
It seems nuts that bus service is worth running only when the city age goose eggs are rolled over, but TAMS are giving notice that the Centenary Loop bus service is singing with the choir invisible:
The successful Centenary Loop service, also known as Route 100, will come to an end on Sunday afternoon following 335 [...]
[ 27 December 2013 at 5:30 pm; ] Need something to do in this strange post-Christmas hiatus?
The Cashews are putting on a guerilla gig at O’Connor’s Brigalow St Wetlands at 5.30pm.
If you’re in town, we’re doing one last centenary-local-gold-guerrilla-style gig this Friday, 27 December 2013
To keep it simple, we’re telling you the time AND the location right now.
What? Outdoor guerrilla gig
When? 5:30 [...]
Canberra CBD have announced they’re not done with the Centenary:
Winding down from a vibrant Centenary Year, Canberra CBD Limited is gifting a sculpture and time capsule to the people of Canberra.
Preparations have begun for the unveiling of the Canberra Centenary Column sculpture and time capsule on 11 March 2014 atop City Hill.
Jane Easthope, CEO of [...]
I was there
World+Dog is chiming in to give their thoughts on Canberra’s Centenary Year.
But aside from it being my job to share opinions on such things I’m also unusually positioned to comment for two reasons.
1) I’ve been writing about it for the best part of a decade.
2) I am actually a signed up Centenary Volunteer [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher is calling it quits on the Centenary, perhaps unable to muster any enthusiasm for the last weeks of the year:
Following more than 1000 community events ranging from a major fireworks display on the ‘very big day’ in March to the parties at the shops across Canberra, Canberra’s Centenary celebrations are coming to [...]
MartyO has produced a veritable magnum opus of portrait photography from this year’s Centenary of Canberra.
It’s quite the journey so enjoy the slideshow:
The Canberra Liberals’ Brendan Smyth is working himself to high dudgeon that people’s time costs money, even when it comes to the magical mystical Skywhale:
“Having paid for the Skywhale through their hard earned tax dollars, Canberrans and their community groups are now being slugged again to have the Skywhale appear at their functions during the [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher is telling us everything is awesome:
The Centenary celebrations have inspired increased local pride in Canberra with nine out of ten respondents to a new survey saying they had promoted positive feelings about the national capital and had an increased knowledge of its history, Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher revealed today.
The centenary has [...]
[ 15 November 2013 at 12:00 am; ]
The finals of Canberra’s Smells Like Centenary Spirit competition are happening this Friday in the form of Play It Loud, a free all ages concert that looks pretty rad.
Check out the poster below for more info.
Click for a bigger version.
The Centenary Team have the strange news that a Stromlo-Centenary tie-up flag is ascending to the heavens in Japanese cargo:
A flag commemorating the Centenary of Canberra and the Centenary of the Mount Stromlo Observatory is on its way to the International Space Station (ISS).
Japanese astronaut Dr Koichi Wakata, a crew member of NASA Expedition [...]
The Centenary of Canberra, Masters Builders Australia, and curator Vanessa Wright are opening a new new visual art exhibition tomorrow in Lonsdale Street.
The “pop-up gallery” will feature visual art pieces by many local artists stretching across many disciplines, all focused around the idea of interpreting the Canberran landscape.
Among the collection will be several photos by [...]
What do you get for the centenary that has everything
Well not a tapestry anymore, these guys already thought of that.
Wielding golden scissors, Centenary of Canberra patron Sir William Deane today formally cut off from its loom a large tapestry made by the community as a gift for Canberra’s 100th birthday.
Sir William said the Canberra Centenary [...]
The Centenary’s almost over, does anyone feel they got their $31.6 million dollars worth?
Has there been a ‘a lasting impact on the community’?
‘Ms Archer said she was conscious of using the $31.6 million centenary budget to put on events throughout the year that could have a lasting impact on the community.’ Canberra Times [...]
The Cententary has three trivia questions for you!
I’ll admit I only knew the answer to the first one, and only because I lived and went to high school there.
If you’re a history or trivia buff, doing a bit of research into your suburb or street’s name could win you fabulous prizes!
Prizes like cash or electricity.
Word reaches us of something a little bit different in town for the Centenary of Canberra Children’s Festival:
Biami, a local production specially commissioned for the Centenary of Canberra children’s festival, is a cross-country collaboration between a Wiradjuri man from central western NSW and a Noongar playwright and poet from Western Australia.
Co-creator Duncan Smith, who hails [...]
[ 15 November 2013 4:00 pm to 16 November 2013 10:00 pm. ]
MusicACT is hosting a free youth concert event at the Royal Theatre, National Convention Centre from 4-10pm on the 15th of November called Smells Like Centenary Spirit: PLAYitLOUD Band Competition.
That’s quite a name.
They’re promising market stalls, special guests, roving entertainment, and a whole bunch of other fun stuff. This will most likely be worth a [...]
The General Manager of the Centenary, Adam Stankevicius, has called the Centenary program Windows to the World a success, claiming that about 35,000 of you visited the 35 embassies and high commissions, and that feedback had been positive.
Well done everyone!
“People really enjoyed the opportunity to see what lies beyond the gates of the various missions [...]
Local photogromancers can get their work displayed in a pop-up gallery in Lonsdale Street and be possibly win $1000 prize alongside other visual artists as a part of the Master Builders Australia Centenary of Canberra Young Artist Award & Exhibition.
The Centenary of Canberra and Masters Builders Australia invite the city’s young photographers to enter a [...]
[ 27 October 2013 at 10:00 am; ] As we get more excited about the opening of the Centenary Trail, TAMS are putting forth word on their “Try The Trail” day:
The time has almost come for the official opening of the long-awaited Canberra Centenary Trail.
From 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday 27 October 2013, a ‘Try the Trail Day’ will be [...]
The Chief Ministeris calling on kids to get involved in Snap 100 – A Kids Eye View, a project where kids show us how they seen this whole centenary thing through the magic of photogramancy.
I mean photography.
The winning photos in each gallery will be used by Canberra Glassworks as inspiration to create unique works which [...]
The last three weekends of my life have been dominated, somewhat to the chagrin of Goosepig, with getting my bike ready for this Friday’s Canberra Pursuit.
Above you can see Martyo’s picture of the complete Air Raid bicycle (a magnificent piece of kludgework made possible by some serious power tool bodging and the glory of self-tapping [...]
This has made its way to me:
Ever wanted to try wheelchair basketball? This is your chance!
Wheelout in the Capital, hosted by Sport Matters and Enable Development, is one of the Centenary of Canberra’s many wheel-themed events during SPIN: Canberra’s Weekends on Wheels.
Individual ($100) and team ($1000) registrations close today, with funds raised supporting a development [...]
The Centenary has sent forth word on a cultural exchange with Brazil:
A group of Brazilian artists is coming to Canberra for a number of appearances next week as part of a Canberra-Brasilia exchange program supported by the Centenary of Canberra.
The General Manager of the Centenary of Canberra, Adam Stankevicius, says the musical collective and band [...]
So you thought the Centenary was over? It’s revving up again to take us out of the year!
The Spin festival has a huge lineup of rotationally based events to keep you happy and excited.
Chief Minister Gallagher launched it today:
Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, today launched SPIN: Canberra’s Weekends on Wheels, the Centenary of Canberra program showcasing [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has put forth word that the Arboretum is now host to Queanbeyan’s gift to this fair city, a sundial:
Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, today joined the Mayor of Queanbeyan, Councillor Tim Overall, on top of Dairy Farmers Hill to unveil the latest addition to the National Arboretum Canberra and Queanbeyan’s gift to the [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher is celebrating 100 years of health services in the ACT:
Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher MLA today marked 100 years of healthcare in the ACT and celebrated the 40th birthday of the Canberra Hospital.
“Our healthcare system has come a long way from humble beginnings back in 1913 when Canberra [...]
If proving that you both love Canberra and still have the sense of humour of a 16 year old boy is important to you, then you’re going to want to bid on this.
C-069 Commemorative Numberplate
To mark Canberra’s 100th birthday, Canberra Centenary has donated a number of commemorative number plates to not-for-profit and community organisations around [...]
A new series of gigs will launch tomorrow at Gorman House Arts Centre. Run by the Centenary of Canberra and Gigs Go Local, Sundays in the Park aims to show off Canberra’s music talents.
The Centenary of Canberra Creative Director, Robyn Archer, says the Sundays in the Park series of 12 gigs will, amusingly, begin with [...]
I’m looking forward immensely to taking a week off to walk the Centenary Trail.
Mayor Rattenbury is giving notice that a helicopter is bringing in two bridges to complete the work:
A helicopter will deliver two trail bridges into place as part of Canberra’s $3.3 million Centenary Trail – a 145 kilometre self-guided loop trail for walkers [...]
[ 21 September 2013 to 13 October 2013. ] Andrew Barr just launched Windows to the World, a Centenary program in which visitors will be permitted to go explore Canberra’s embassies and high commissions.
Over four spring weekends from September 21-22, 33 missions will showcase their nation and culture to visitors.
This unique event could only happen in Canberra, where missions form part of the suburban [...]
Canberra’s biggest and worst named battle of the bands festival “Smells Like Centenary Spirit” is kicking off this Saturday at Belconnen Arts Centre.
Festival names that are both dated and miss the point thematically of the original name they’re referencing aside, this is a pretty cool thing and I hope it finds life past the centenary [...]