If you’re not festivaled out here comes the Canberra Festival

johnboy 7 March 2009 26

[First filed: March 06, 2009 @ 09:17]

His Chieflyness Jon Stanhope has declared the party started for the Canberra Festival running from March 7 to 15.

Apparently ex-Idol Jessica Mauboy is a “Canberra favourite” and will join Kate Miller-Heidke, the aged Hoodoo Gurus, and Dora the Explorer for Celebrate In The Park. (We note that a line-up celebrating Canberra’s birthday has been kept free of local content).

The Canberra Festival 2009 page has a range of activities including the Canberra Lapidary Club holding an open day, and another carp-whacking day.

The good news is that the popular Balloon Spectacular is kicking off from this Saturday 7 March to Sunday 15 March.

Early risers can get down to the lawns of Old Parliament House every morning at 6.30am, or you can just wait for something magical to snort its way over your head.


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old canberran old canberran 6:34 pm 08 Mar 09

I just drove into Merimbula to do some shopping and the place if full of ACT number plates. Is anyone left in Canberra? Yesterday I was in Bateman’s Bay and the same applied there but that’s to be expected.

el el 11:47 pm 06 Mar 09

Koolism.

peter@home peter@home 10:37 pm 06 Mar 09

the act lapidary club open day!! I am so there! now where did they move to??

oh yeah. tooms place. here is the linky for people who may be interested, good club, great activities….

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1+Tooms+Place,+Lyons+ACT&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=60.246331,107.226563&ie=UTF8&ll=-35.342304,149.077252&spn=0.007701,0.013089&t=h&z=17&iwloc=cent

chrispy chrispy 4:23 pm 06 Mar 09

AngryHenry said :

chrispy said :

(We note that a line-up celebrating Canberra’s birthday has been kept free of local content).

Does Canberra have an AC/DC, “Hilltop Hoods” or “The Presets” equivalent?

Hilltop Hoods? Gimmie a break!!!

I couldn’t think of a really big aussie band that fits that genre

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 4:01 pm 06 Mar 09

proofpositive said :

The RSPCA are hypocritical that they are not making a noise and protesting over the Canberra Carp Out event.

There will be hundreds of people hooking these poor “sea kittens” – http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Sea_Kittens on barbed hooks and letting them die either by bashing their heads or suffocating them out of the water.

STOP the cruelty – save the Sea Kittens!

I am saving them. I’ll be nailing them to tree’s to enjoy later.

AngryHenry AngryHenry 3:50 pm 06 Mar 09

chrispy said :

(We note that a line-up celebrating Canberra’s birthday has been kept free of local content).

Does Canberra have an AC/DC, “Hilltop Hoods” or “The Presets” equivalent?

Hilltop Hoods? Gimmie a break!!!

Christoph Zierholz Christoph Zierholz 3:20 pm 06 Mar 09

Skin, Saturday can get busy but I’m sure you’ll fit in there better than the few hubby parking benches at the dfo…

johnboy johnboy 3:13 pm 06 Mar 09

chrispy said :

(We note that a line-up celebrating Canberra’s birthday has been kept free of local content).

Does Canberra have an AC/DC, “Hilltop Hoods” or “The Presets” equivalent?

Casual Projects or Dubba Rukki can draw at least as big a crowd in this town as Kate Miller Heidke given the same levels of promotion.

Kods Kods 3:06 pm 06 Mar 09

no….

chrispy chrispy 2:45 pm 06 Mar 09

(We note that a line-up celebrating Canberra’s birthday has been kept free of local content).

Does Canberra have an AC/DC, “Hilltop Hoods” or “The Presets” equivalent?

Granny Granny 2:39 pm 06 Mar 09

Poor old Tibbs and Marmalade, eh?

Thumper Thumper 2:30 pm 06 Mar 09

Surely they are lake kittens?

Christoph Zierholz Christoph Zierholz 2:30 pm 06 Mar 09

…*waits for the hot air comments*

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 2:29 pm 06 Mar 09

I’ll probably be up for some carp-smashing.

How busy does the Brewery get on a Saturday, Christoph?
I have pondered spending an afternoon there when the other half goes to DFO, or grabbing a table for a feed.

Granny Granny 2:24 pm 06 Mar 09

Yes, where is the RiotACT balloon, that’s what I’d like to know!

Christoph Zierholz Christoph Zierholz 2:21 pm 06 Mar 09

I promise not to sing but will be selling beer including the newest in the Zierholz lineup, a Dunkelweizen (dark[ish] wheat beer). Surely that’s gotta be worth a trip out if nothing else…;-)

Maybe one day we can afford a balloon the shape of a beer stein, there would have to be good promotional value in that for sure.

proofpositive proofpositive 2:16 pm 06 Mar 09

The RSPCA are hypocritical that they are not making a noise and protesting over the Canberra Carp Out event.

There will be hundreds of people hooking these poor “sea kittens” – http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Sea_Kittens on barbed hooks and letting them die either by bashing their heads or suffocating them out of the water.

STOP the cruelty – save the Sea Kittens!

Thumper Thumper 12:19 pm 06 Mar 09

Jessica ?????

Scribble Scribble 11:42 am 06 Mar 09

+1 for “the aged Hoodoo Gurus”.

Granny Granny 11:01 am 06 Mar 09

Dora the Explorer is the clincher for me!

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