The third You Are Here festival has come to a close. Fletcher Jones has once again become a torso and clothes-hanger filled wasteland, the Ellis Collective aren’t singing to you during your lunchbreak, and Canberra’s arts scene caught up on some sleep. It was a wonderful and exhausting ride, and already people are talking about [...]
On Friday night at around 10.00pm, some bemused policemen interrogated the security guard outside Fletcher Jones, the headquarters of the You Are Here festival. Inside the barren clothes store, in darkness, a mass of pulsating bodies danced riotously to thundering music. The police seemed sure that something unsavoury was going on.
Five minutes later, they [...]
To quote SBS Chief Political Correspondent Karen Middleton: “Canberra is a bit like your little sister, you’ll defend her ‘til you bleed, but occasionally give her a wallop of your own, and you’re allowed, because you’re family”. I feel this expression captures the overall sentiment of the Canberra Roast at Smith’s Alternative Bookshop on Thursday [...]
Ironically for a poetry slam, I don’t think words are the best way to describe Bad!Slam!No!Biscuit! Rather, it’s something that you have to experience for yourself.
If you were to enter the Phoenix mid-way through the poetry slam you might be forgiven for having thought that you had tumbled down a rabbit hole or fallen through [...]
You Are Here continues to be one of the most exciting and exhausting events in the Canberran calendar. I hope you’ve been taking advantage of it Rioters.
Last night I saw a pair of time travelling scientists attempt to sell an audience insurance, I saw a pub full of rowdy drunks kept entranced by an even [...]
The scent of freshly made crepes floated upon the light breeze, mingling with the music and conversation as the Art, Not Apart festival took a hold on New Acton this past Saturday. A fresh-eyed crowd filled the precinct, eager to absorb the jumble of art and artists that were breathing life into this local festival.
“Yippee ki-yay motherf***er!”
Have more potent words ever been spoken? This reviewer and avid fans of the Die Hard film franchise would argue no, no they haven’t. On Sunday afternoon as a part of the You Are Here festival, a bevy of John McClane enthusiasts were treated to a screening of the greatest Christmas film [...]
All I wanted for Christmas (in March), was a less tacky Christmas event.
The track record for You Are Here (YAH) this year was a good one, the events I’d been to all turning out to be great fun. Christmas Lane unfortunately wasn’t one of them.
This is not to say that the dance crews [...]
Hi there. I’m Hadley, one of the co-producers of the You Are Here festival, and I’m just dropping by to debrief an event we put on yesterday called ‘Christmas Lane’.
In 2012 You Are Here staged a Beach Party in Tocumwal Lane, behind Landspeed Records and Impact Comics. It was conceived by festival producer Yolande Norris [...]
It’s lunchtime and a man calling himself Fossil Rabbit is making the most wonderful and chilled sounds with a guitar. I swear this music is helping me digest. I don’t have the science to back that up, so I’ll just have to ask you to trust me.
A collection of people are sitting around the room [...]
The blurb for this event had me salivating at the thought of delicious Pancake Parlour fare. When the tutelage of Chris Wood, poker professional and competitive eating enthusiast, was added to that already delicious temptation, how could I resist?
To begin the event, Chris ran through some basics of playing poker, showed a video of some [...]
Friday 15th of March was a day of firsts: my first late night gig for You Are Here, my first time at Kremlin Bar, and my first ever burlesque show. Is there a better way to pop that cherry than with some of Canberra’s best burlesque beauties filling the stage and baring all for the [...]
You Are Here writer in residence, Andrew Galan has submitted this article about the You Are Here festival breakfasts, which you should all probably go to, because why not spend breakfast with lovely people.
Nic Delatovic’s Festival Breakfast with Matty Ellis and Luke McGrath
YouAreHere’s series of festival breakfasts are informal chats occurring most days between one [...]
The best birthday wishes for Burley.
Many city-goers have probably walked past, sipped coffee near, or eaten delicious food next to Smiths Alternative Bookshop. Located on Alinga Street in the city centre, it is nestled neatly away, much like most prized reading nooks.
As I entered Smiths, the little book nerd in me stood up and took [...]
Remember staying up late in the late 90’s on a Friday night turning the tv over to ABC and hastily hitting the mute button on your remote as scattered images blurred in front of you and the words RAGE RAGE RAGE were unpleasantly screamed at you? Hopefully you hit that mute button, you lowered the [...]
The video above is the playlist, it will update once a day as new episodes are released. Check below for individual episodes.
Fight Scenes, music, and beautiful women. Heartbroken Assassin is a new Canberra based web series being created over the course of the You Are Here festival. A new episode will be filmed and released [...]
Heading back towards the You Are Here hub after a late lunch, Festival Coordinator Adam Hadley and myself happened along a rather exciting scene outside of Mooseheads. The You Are Here team quickly mobilised to stare through the windows and gossip.
A rather large pile of suspicious looking goods were being sorted through by police, and [...]
You Are Here has descended upon our fair City for the third time. In a time where random d-list personalities are making fun of Canberra for attention and profit, and birthday celebrations maybe don’t have enough food vans, it can be easy to fall into despair. Fear not though, there is a cure. No it’s [...]
[ 19 March, 2013; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
Continuing their fine tradition of creating events that defy simple entry into the RiotACT’s categories database, You Are Here is hosting an exciting mix of old films, live performance, music and who knows what else at the National Film and Sound Archives on Tuesday the 19th.
The You Are Here festival and the National Film and [...]
Canberra (I Miss You) from Jordan & Sam on Vimeo.
David Finnigan wants me to show you this. He’s usually right!
Canberra (I Miss You)
from Jordan & Sam PLUS 16 hours ago / via Final Cut Pro NOT YET RATED
Performed by Jordan Prosser & Sam Burns-Warr.
Shot by Benjamin Hamey.
The Landlords perform ‘A Stitch in Time Saves Brian’ [...]
I’m going to admit straight up that I spend an unhealthy portion of my days clicking through Facebook photos of friends from school or uni. I haven’t spoken to many of these people in years, but I think I could still hold a conversation with them on the strength of my observations on their extensive [...]
Anyone else think this month is a getting a little ridiculous in terms of festivals? It’s ludicrous how much stuff is crammed into these 31 days. Anyone who complains Canberra is dull has never been here in March.
Let’s go over it shall we?
Canberra Comedy Festival. March 19-23.
The Village Festival. March 21-24.
The National Folk Festival.March 28-April [...]
I’m another one (we are so many!) of the You Are Here festival producers/curators this year and I just wanted to say hi. I’m such a fan girl about this festival, I can’t say enough nice things about what we do and the insanely wonderful people I get to work with. This is my [...]
The You Are Here email has been getting regularly hit by emails asking ‘Where do we buy tickets?’ and ‘How much does this cost?’, so it looks like we’re doing something wrong in terms of communcations -
In its third year, the You Are Here festival has finally achieved its dreams and got hold of the keys to two of our favourite vacant shopfronts in the whole of Canberra: Fletcher Jones menswear and the Garema Place Police Station.
The You Are Here festival is paying homage to the ABC’s iconic TV show with our gRage series, featuring a lineup of artists guest-programming their favourite music videos accompanied by live performance. For free, at Smiths.
[ 23 March, 2013; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
This just in:
Hey hey RiotACT Folks….
Trusting this wee message is finding you well for a Thursday!
As the deadline for the stall call for the CanberraZine Emporium is fast approaching – 8th Feb – we’re reaching out to local Canberra business/organisations and asking extremely nicely (with sugar on top) to assist us in spreading the [...]
Dear Riot folk,
I’m writing to say hey, happy new, and ah also the You Are Here Festival is happening from 14-24 March.
I’ve been involved with both the 2011 and 2012 festivals, and I can say without a glimmer of doubt that this is the most intense, challenging and exciting of the three. In [...]
This just in:
In March of this year, as part of the You Are Here festival in Canberra, we produced two audio tours of the Canberra Centre shopping mall (you can still download the tours: http://youareherecanberra.com.au/mall-stories-downloads/). The tours comprised creative non-fiction, poetry and music from Canberran, Australian and international artists about their local shopping centre.
[ 14 March, 2013 to 24 March, 2013. ]
The excellent You Are Here festival has announced next year’s dates for 10 days of mayhem.
And now, to business. The dates for the 2013 You Are Here festival have been confirmed, and we will be running from Thursday 14 – Sunday 24 March. Begin getting excited, we are.
Secondly, if you’re interested in being involved – [...]
You Are Here may be done for 2012 but the semi derelict Canberra Times Fountain on City Walk retains a reminder.
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