Tag Archives: garema place

Andrew Barr thought it was a good New Years

By 1 January, 2014

Andrew Barr has kindly provided a recap of last nights events in the city:
Canberra celebrated the end of a successful Centenary year with explosive celebrations in Civic Square and Garema Place last night, making for a spectacular start to 2014.
Upwards of 45,000 people flocked to the city to enjoy the fantastic line up of [...]

Christmas Carnival in the City

By 5 December, 2013

[ 12 December, 2013 to 23 December, 2013. ]

You Are Here and Canberra CBD are planning 12 days of Christmas events spread about the city in Civic Square, Ainslie Avenue, City Walk, and Garema Place.

There is a whole pile of activities and entertainment listed and everything kick off next Thursday the 12th, so get amongst it.

THURSDAY 12th DEC
4.30PM – 6.30PM
ROVING PHOTOGRAPHER
6.00PM – 7.00PM
EAT [...]

Otakufest 2013 in photos

By 6 November, 2013

Local super cool and good looking people Owen Spargo and Kellianne Lysaght have just given us a massive amount of photos from Otakufest fast week.
Otakufest is impact Comic’s annual explosion of geeky love and as a part of it they gold a cosplay contest.
What follows is 184 pictures of people having a good time.

Have a [...]

Critical Mass rides again this Friday

By 23 October, 2013

[ 25 October, 2013; 5:44 pm; ]

This just in:

when uranium-235 is bombarded by a neutron, it undergoes fission which in turn releases more neutrons. Some of these escape, but a portion seeds further fission events – that in turn releases more neutrons. A critical mass is the amount of fissile material needed for a sustained chain reaction.

Friday 25th October, [...]

Critical Mass coming to Canberra

By 26 September, 2013

[ 27 September, 2013; 5:45 pm; ]

The Critical Mass movement is a great bit of fun if you like cycling.

Even better is that it’s come to Canberra starting this Friday:

Gathering 5:45pm, Launching 6pm, Garema Place, ending at The Civic Pub in Braddon.
Last Friday of every month

To bring: a self-powered vehicle with wheels, as many lights/bike-accesories as you can muster, a [...]

This is how you busk in Civic

By 19 August, 2013

Wei-Di Chiu can dance, and dance he did in Civic last Saturday.
I walk through Garema Place almost daily, so I’m kicking myself that I wasn’t there on Saturday to see this live.
The video starts slowly, skip to about 3.40 to see him really get into it.

Hippo Co raising the tone in Civic. A review

By 9 August, 2013

Hippo Co is the revamped Hippo of long Civic infamy.
They’re having the public opening tomorrow night but I was in there tonight for a sneak preview because that sort of thing happens to me.
If you’re not the sort to enjoy hanging out in a licensed club, if you’re willing to pay a bit more, maybe [...]

Lunch on the Brumbies

By 18 July, 2013

The Brumbies are giving notice that they’re putting on a BBQ at lunchtime today (12.30 to 1.30pm):
With snags and facilities supplied by ActewAGL, the Brumbies are holding a meet and greet to say thank you to their supporters for backing the team in 2013.
In all, 10 players will be on hand with ticket [...]

Skate in the City slides back into Garema place tonight

By 28 June, 2013

[ 28 June, 2013 to 28 July, 2013. ]

Last year Canberra’s temporary ice rink saw almost 20,000 visitors lace up a pair of boots and give it a go, while plenty more visitors (like me) were happy to sit on the sidelines at watch.

This year Canberra CBD Limited hope to do even better with the Skate in the City 2013, which officially opens [...]

Then and now. Garema Place

By 24 June, 2013

Historygeek’s then and now series rolls on. Today we’re looking at Garema Place, in 2013 home to mobile middens. Such progress we have made.
More coming soon.
Here’s the story so far.

Many more turn out for pro wind rally

By 18 June, 2013

A source has sent through the pictures from today’s pro wind rally in Garema Place which has left Alan Jones campaigning against looking even more foolish than usual.

UPDATE: Twitter brings this:
Rally comparison. Ping .@Ha_Tanya @350Australia @SebHenbest @GetUp @DanJCass @beyondzeronews et al pic.twitter.com/rKx4K3iL00
— Ketan Joshi (@ArghJoshi) June 18, 2013

Diversity ACT brings more Rainbow to Garema Place

By 17 May, 2013

Barcham has sent in this picture of an increasingly colourful Garema Place thanks to Diversity ACT.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

One new light show at the City Walk fountain and one less info booth in Garema Place

By 1 May, 2013

That big diamond looking fountain on City Walk has a new set of pretty colours to delight passers by. I have always had a bit of a soft spot for light shows, so I’m all for it.
Check it out in the video above.
The daily show rotates with colours depicting ‘rainbow’, fire and water.
On Valentine’s Day [...]

National Day to Remember – 1 May

By 30 April, 2013

A national day to remember those who have died because of domestic and family violence.
The ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service will be conducting a Candle Lighting Ceremony
1 May 2013
5:45pm
Garema Place, Civic

Ice Skating returning to CBD

By 23 April, 2013

Canberra CBD Limited’s ‘Skate in The City’ 2013 is on the way!
I’ve never actually gotten up on the ice myself, but I wander through Garema Place every day and adore seeing it all prettied up. The ice, the lights, the skaters, the fact that the music seems to be Billie Jean on repeat.
It’s pretty great.
Skate [...]

What happened to the (in)famous Landmark Cafe?

By 22 November, 2012

I walked past the Landmark Cafe yesterday (Wednesday) and saw that the business was closed, and for sale. 
Does anyone know more about the situation?

Demonstration this Saturday to defend refugees

By 22 August, 2012

The Refugee Action Committee has called a demonstration in support of refugees and against the Pacific Solution for Saturday 25 August at 12.30pm in Garema Place in Canberra.

How to ruin a chugger’s day!

By 15 August, 2012

Well there has been a drop in the number of chuggers recently but they are still around. I have discovered the best way to get back of them when they take things too far.
About 6 weeks ago I was stopped in Garema Place by a guy representing UNICEF. We had a bit of a chat [...]

Skate in the City going out with Japan-themed Cultural Sunday

By 27 July, 2012

Impact Comics’ ‘Japan Day‘, originally touted as a chance for cosplayers to strut their stuff on ice and win prizes, has now received an upgrade to become less geeky and more family-friendly.
Skate in the City will celebrate its closing day and final “Cultural Sunday” on Sunday (29 July) with Japan having the last hurrah.
Join in [...]

Kissing the steel with the Garema Place bubbler

By 24 July, 2012

Walking through Garema Place this lunchtime I realised that what I’d always assumed to be a bollard was in fact a bubbler.
Does it work? I wondered.
Well. Not at first. But eventually I was able to coax a sad dribble out of it.
And then… it wouldn’t stop.
In terms of making bottled water less appealing there’s still [...]

Cosplay day coming to Skate In The City

By 20 July, 2012

James Fahy has sent in this sweet picture of colour coordinated tradies watching the ice skating in Garema Place.
But in other news Impact Comics have announced on Facebook that the wildly successful ice skating is bringing the curtain down with a Japan Day to include cosplayers on ice.
ATTENTION COSPLAYERS!
Sunday 29th of July is Japan [...]

Unearthed buskers Woodlock reviewed

By 26 June, 2012

Today I was in Garema place (once again) and I saw this band playing. It’s not uncommon to find local musicians that busk on the side of the street but it’s not every day that you find proper bands playing. Unlike many busking bands, the boys had a sign up stating who they were; Woodlock, [...]

Street art in Garema Place. Glad wrapping poles

By 25 June, 2012

I was walking through Garema Place today and, unsurprisingly, I saw something a bit odd. There was a man just casually wrapping some cling film around two poles outside of Impact Comics. I’ve seen quite a few strange things at Garema and I decided to stick this one out, to see if he was going [...]

Skate in The City returns in 2012

By 23 May, 2012

Canberra’s worst kept secret is having its media launch in a few minutes so here we go.
A bigger ice rink is going in Garema Place this winter for some skating fun.
More details in a minute.
UPDATE 23/05/12 10:11 So now we’ve got a media release which tells us the rink is increasing to 400 square metres [...]

Goonbag fire twirling. Images of Canberra

By 11 May, 2012

Some nights the view from the Garema Place Goonbag is more spectacular than others.
Orangedrummerboy has posted this spectacular effort. [CC BY 2.0]
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com .

What I learned at the Youth Homelessness Matters Day event

By 18 April, 2012

I went down at lunch to see the Youth Homelessness Matters Day event at Garema Place for myself. It was like all of the usual Garema Place events- bands that do Blink 182 and Greenday covers; a coffee van; some BBQ sausages; as well as stalls from organisations relevant to this issue.
Once there, I had [...]

How not to panhandle in Garema Place (or anywhere else).

By 9 April, 2012

Had the unfortunate pleasure of being approached by a bourbon and coke carrying drunk member of the panhandling community this afternoon in Garema Place looking for cash.
When I declined with a sorry no and continued walking he started throwing abuse in a LOUD voice (along the lines of ‘you f*&*&*g   b%$#h c!@t  etc). He [...]

Bashed in Garema Place

By 7 April, 2012

ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Garema Place, Civic in the early hours of the morning, (Saturday, April 7).
About 12.40 am a man was walking towards King O’Malley’s pub when he was approached by two males. One male, without provocation punched the victim in the head a number of times knocking [...]

Strange protest, sad story

I rarely venture into Garema Place these days, so I don’t know if this has been going on long, but today I came across a protest of sorts – signs and a woman handing out flyers decrying Bradley Allen Lawyers.
The woman is alleging that the firm gave a cost estimate of $20 000 to settle [...]

Your chance to rally for Tibet

By 9 March, 2012

You’ll need to get your skates on, but if Tibet is a subject that gets you going they’re having a rally at 1pm tomorrow in Garema Place. Here’s what you need to know:
Tibetans and Tibet supporters across Australia will go to the streets tomorrow (10 March), urging the Australian government to publicly speak out on [...]

Private Poetry – Trespassers welcome. Images of Canberra

By 8 February, 2012

Zeital has sent in this new angle on the new Poets’ Corner in Garema Place.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com .

You Are Here, it’s going to be that kind of festival

By 7 February, 2012

So an invite came in the mail:
You Are Here would like to invite you for a cup of tea and a chat about how things are going and such
David Finnigan
Feb 3 (4 days ago)
to John, Julia, Yolande, hadley
Dear Julia (aka BMA Magazine) and Johnboy (aka the RiotACT),
So I guess it sometimes feels as if [...]

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