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$7.3m to promote #CBR to NSW, NZ, Asia

By 24 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The ACT Government will in next month’s Budget commit $7.3 million promoting Canberra domestically and internationally as a business and leisure destination, and $1.5 million to supporting the growth of significant events such as the Enlighten and Canberra Day celebrations.
The tourism push will focus on enticing the residents of Sydney and regional NSW and priority [...]

Top seven things to do in Canberra this long weekend (22-25 April)

By 21 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Fancy a circus with a difference, some chamber music, or perhaps a trip to GIO Stadium to watch the big boys of league and union? Your options are many and varied but here we offer our selection of things to do around Canberra this long weekend.
ALL WEEKEND
Cirque Africa
Where | Exhibition Park, Corner Northbourne Ave and Flemington Road, [...]

Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo at the Old Bus Depot Markets

By 17 March 2016

[ 19 March 2016 at 11:00 am; ] Looking to broaden your interests? Then get along to the Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo at the Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston, this Saturday to sample the offerings from more than 160 groups and clubs from across Canberra.

The event is free and there’s something for all ages and abilities to get involved with – from choirs, [...]

KNIGHTS IN TRAINING – WE WANT YOU!

By 11 March 2016

[ 13 March 2016 at 1:00 pm; ] A call to arms! The Canberra chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism is inviting Canberrans to pick up a sword, fight like a knight and learn the arts of medieval warfare over an 9 week “Foundations of Armoured Combat” course commencing on 13th of March.

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international organisation [...]

BarCamp Canberra returns for its 8th year

By 4 March 2016

[ 9 April 2016 at 9:00 am; ] BarCamp Canberra is a free annual event that brings together hundreds of Canberrans for a day of ad-hoc presentations and workshops on topics from technology and government to education and art.

Returning to Canberra for the eighth time in nine years, the event will be held this year between 9am and 5pm on Saturday 9 April at [...]

From work party to neighbourhood BBQ – your festive wardrobe

By 8 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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It’s that time of year again – my favourite time of year actually. The weather has warmed up, the year is close to ending (which means holidays and work free days!), and the festivities have begun with cocktail parties and various soirees popping up left right and center.
With the amount of Christmas shopping still to be [...]

Family and Community Day at the National Archives of Australia

By 11 September 2015
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[ 28 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Bring the kids for family fun activities including origami boat making, old fashioned games, a discovery trail and an Archives selfie!

Take a tour of our new exhibition Life Interrupted: Gallipoli moments, and see our beautiful 1920s building.

Visit ‘Ask a Reference Officer’ to ask anything and everything about searching the Archives’ collection!

If you’ve never seen the [...]

Dancing in the streets? Nope, too much red tape

By 7 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Spring is finally here, which means the silly season is fast approaching. As we emerge from hibernation to enjoy the warmer weather and sunshine, I’m looking forward to enjoying some community and outdoor events without three layers of woollies.
If you want to hold any kind of event that is open to the public in Canberra, the [...]

Have you ever been publicly shamed on social media?

By 19 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 1 September 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Ever felt the sting of public shaming on social media? Jon Ronson has.
Head to the National Library on Tuesday 1 September as Ronson talks about his latest book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. Inspired by the theft of his identity through a fake Twitter account, Ronson interviewed individuals involved in high-profile cases of online public shaming.
Through [...]

Food forests, olive oil and ginger beer workshops this August

By 31 July 2015
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The Canberra Environment Centre has launched a new set of workshops as part of the Sustainability Workshop Series.
Workshops are refreshingly relevant to the evolving Canberra ‘scene’; markets, fresh food and a good drop.
Topics include growing a food forest (4th August), making olive oil (a talk, 18 August), and making ginger beer with Garry Sully from [...]

Community film event -The Mask You Live In

By 18 May 2015
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[ 3 June 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Canberra business MarkWadie.com will present a screening of the documentary The Mask You Live In at Dendy Cinemas on Wednesday 3 June at 6pm.

This community event is a proactive catalyst for awareness and action tackling issues such as male violence, addictions, depression and suicide.

The film is a documentary examining masculinity in our modern world, questioning how our [...]

Share your ideas on improving Tuggeranong

By 6 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 9 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]

Community Brainstorming session, Saturday 9 May

Tuggeranong Action Group (TAG) is a new grassroots organisation established to advocate and represent the interests of the Tuggeranong Valley. We are proud to live in Tuggeranong, and aim to get locals more actively involved in the decisions affecting our community.

Last fortnight, TAG held two public information sessions to tell [...]

Art workshops at the National Archives – Sunday 9 November

By 15 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 9 November 2014 at 9:45 am; 9 November 2014 at 1:45 pm; ] The National Archives of Australia in Canberra is hosting mixed media drawing and wash watercolour painting workshops on the final day of The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition on Sunday 9 November.

Students can take the opportunity to be an artist for a day, with a short tour of the Waterhouse exhibition followed by a live demonstration [...]

Dan Kelly live performance & Chris Endrey in Conversation

By 10 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

 
It’s that time again; the Canberra Environment Centre is holding its annual fundraising event but this year with a twist, and a cocktail.
Chris Endrey, beloved host of In Canberra Tonight, will sit down with David Pope (cartoonist for the Canberra Times); Shane Rattenbury (ACT Greens member for Molonglo); and Simon Sheikh (Former Director of GetUp), [...]

Swap goods, eat pizza, learn how to fix your bike

By 9 October 2014

From 10am to 1pm this Saturday (11th), the Canberra Environment Centre is holding a Spring Swap.
Bring along your old clothes, books, CDs and anything you would like to trade.
Swapping begins at 11am (come early to set up) and selling swap-meet style begins at 12pm.
The pizza oven will be also be going with a possible organic [...]

Kick-start the Canberra Creatives

By 9 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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What do we get when we combine all the key people of influence from the Canberra creative scene together and grant them access to an abandoned warehouse in Braddon for 4 months?
Well, we get The Chop Shop!
Pat Rose from Coy and Sancho Murphey from Sancho’s Dirty Laundry have joined forces to bring us the ultimate [...]

Canberra’s Cider Festival, March 6-9

By 20 February 2014

[ 6 March 2015 12:00 pm to 9 March 2015 12:00 pm. ] The Durham Castle Arms, Green Square, Kingston and Plonk bottle shop in the heart of the Fyshwick markets are proud to bring to Canberra what is quite possibly Australia’s largest ever cider festival.

The festival is aimed at increasing the profile of cider in the ACT and introducing Canberran’s to a range of ciders never before [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 24 January 2014

By 23 January 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 24 January 2014 to 27 January 2014. ]

A long weekend coming up just when you thought you’d got your 2014 groove on.

But what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments!

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 17 January 2014

By 16 January 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 17 January 2014 to 19 January 2014. ]

Still not quite in the rhythm? Neither are we.

And yet it appears the weekend is here any old how.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 10 January 2014

By 9 January 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 10 January 2014 to 12 January 2014. ]

It’s a funny old time of year but it appears we have another weekend coming up.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra in this break within a break?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 3 January 2014

By 2 January 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 3 January 2014 to 5 January 2014. ]

Somewhat alarmingly the first weekend of 2014 is hard upon us!

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 20 December 2013

By 19 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 20 December 2013 to 22 December 2013. ]

Alright party peoples the year might be winding down but we all still need to get out of our hideous domestic situations before murder is done.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this coming weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 19th of July 2013

By 18 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 19 July 2013 to 21 July 2013. ]

Hey Rioters, are you ready for the weekend?

What’s the plan?

Well if you’re totally awesome you’ll be heading down to PAX Aus like me.

I’ll see you there.

But if you’re less awesome than that and not going, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out.

Here’s a few ideas to get your rocking weekend started.

As always leave [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 7 June 2013

By 6 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 7 June 2013 to 9 June 2013. ]

The wheel turns, the Game of Thrones season approaches its end, and we’ve got another weekend coming up.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Are you Well Swung?

By 15 May 2013

[ 28 June 2013; ]

In Full Swing, Canberra’s most vibrant big band, will be swinging the Hellenic Club in June.

Along with swing dancers from the Canberra Swing Katz, they’re presenting ‘Well Swung’ – an exciting evening of swing music, dance and entertainment on Friday 28 June.

In Full Swing has been entertaining Canberra audiences for over 20 years at a [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 19 April 2013

By 18 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 19 April 2013 to 21 April 2013. ]

The unstoppable tide that is 2013 continues to roll over us (and we’d be alarmed if it were otherwise).

But like it or not the weekend is nearly here.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?

Just leave your brilliant suggestions in the comments.

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 12 April 2013

By 11 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 12 April 2013 to 14 April 2013. ]

The wild year rolls on and the weekend turns up yet again.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 5 April 2013

By 4 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 5 April 2013 to 7 April 2013. ]

The festival season has finally come to a close.

So is anything still on?

Leave us your suggestions in the comments.

DIY wotz on guide for Easter 2013

By 28 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 28 March 2013 to 31 March 2013. ]

The long break is upon us.

Surely there are things to see and do around town for those who have not fled to the coast?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 22 March 2013

By 21 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 22 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ]

So what’s on this weekend? EVERYTHING. That’s what.

Where are you going this weekend?

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 15 March 2013

By 14 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 15 March 2013 to 17 March 2013. ]

It feels like last weekend is barely over and yet thoughts turn to the vast throbbing multiplicity of things to see and do around Canberra this coming end of week.

What are your hot tips?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 March 2013

By 7 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 8 March 2013 to 11 March 2013. ]

It’s here! Can you feel the excitement? It’s the Canberra Day long weekend!

What’s worth seeing and doing around this extraordinary city this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

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