Arts in the city: Albert gets the best of the guild

• THE popular Embroiderers’ Guild will hold its annual exhibition and sale in Albert Hall, 10am-4pm, on October 19-21 (with the official opening, 7.30pm, October 18. The guild runs a famous cafe with all food prepared by its members.

• AUTHOR and “CityNews” columnist, Robert Macklin tells me his new book, “One False Move”, has been, happily, designated “Pick of the Month” in every airport bookshop in Australia.

• THE Selby and Friends’ season finale for 2012 brings together leader Kathryn Selby on piano with Natsuko Yoshimoto on violin and Emma-Jane Murphy on cello in a rare reunion of talents.
“Prodigy to Prodigious”, is at Fairfax Theatre, NGA, October 16. Bookings to 8256 2222.

• THE ANU National University Theatre Society (NUTS) is staging that old theatrical warhorse, “Harvey”, by Mary Chase. Famous as a vehicle for Jimmy Stewart, it’s the one about the man whose friend is an imaginary rabbit. ANU Arts Centre Drama Lab, October 17-20. Bookings to or at the door.

• “TO Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the most-loved courtroom and coming-of-age films of all time. Now local director, Liz Bradley, is directing the stage version for Free Rain Theatre, at the Courtyard Studio from October 19-November 4. Bookings to 6275 2700 or

• THE Poetry in Film Festival helps showcase the talents of independent filmmakers, who have until October 19 to interpret the poem “from Freo”, by Kevin Gillam, into a short film. For all details, visit

• HE’S called the “Ultimate Entertainer”, but he started out tentatively at the School of Arts Cafe in Queanbeyan. Yes, it’s David Campbell, now co-host of “Mornings on 9” and he’ll be at the Top of the Cross, Woden Southern Cross Club, October 20. Bookings to 6283 7200.

• ON the same night, the Glenn Miller Orchestra concert spectacular is at Canberra Theatre at 8pm. Musical director Rick Gerber promises “a sentimental journey” with hits such as “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” and “Pennsylvania 6-5000”. A great antidote to the election on the same day. Bookings to 6275 2700 or

• ON the other hand, there’s the ANU Choral Society, with soloists Sarahlouise Owens and David Smith, singing Rachmaninov’s “Vespers” on October 20 at the Church of St Andrew. Bookings to or at the door.

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