Arts in the City: Out of the Shed and into the river

• TWELVE artists from Canberra’s Tin Shed Art Group lined up, under the director of Ilona Lasmanis, alongside 12 metres of paper, rotated every 15 minutes, and ended up with a black-and-white painting of the Molonglo River. You can see the results at Watson Art Centre, 1 Aspinall Street, Watson, 10am-4pm, Thursday-Sunday, until November 18.

• HERE’S something new – cushions and blankets will be provided on stage for audiences to “take up a reclining position” with their eyes closed in Wild Voices Music Theatre’s re-interpretation of Dylan Thomas’ “Under Milk Wood”. Fifty-six characters, eight adult performers and 21 children, including luminaries such as ImproACT’s Nick Byrne and opera star Tobias Cole, are performing under the direction of voice expert Dianna Nixon. The Street Theatre, November 14-17, bookings to 6247 1223 or www.thestreet.org.au

• THE Llewellyn Choir and Canberra Youth Orchestra are joining forces to stage “Choral Gold: A Treasury of Choral Music”                                                                                                                                                                                                in Llewellyn Hall, 7.30pm, on November 17. It’s a wild mix – Purcell, Monteverdi, Orff, Mendelssohn, Borodin, Barber, Bernstein and Lloyd-Webber. Bookings to 132849 or www.ticketek.com.au/

• LUKE Cornish (E.L.K. to you and me) is a bit of a local hero. Since leaving us for Melbourne, has become the first stencil artist to make it into Archibald Prize. Now in “Wall to Canvas”, Canberra City Framing Gallery, Hobart Place, will show his art alongside originals by Anthony Lister and VEXTA, Kill Pixie, Ghost Patrol and others, all seen in the NGA’s seminal exhibition “Space Invaders”. Inquiries to 6248 8328 or 0407 778022.

• SALUT! Baroque is not exactly going into showbiz with “The Entertainer” at Albert Hall, 7.30pm, on November 16, but it is looking at the place of “community music” through composers such as Matteis, Boccherini, Schmelzer, Dowland, Merula, Arne and Uccellini. Tickets at the door or by subscription to www.baroque.com.au

• THE Canberra Country Music Festival is coming up from November 16-18 at EPIC. But first, as a taster, there are Dwight Yoakam and Lee Kernaghan at the AIS Arena on November 15. Booking to 13 2849 or www.ticketek.com.au/

• SOUL divas Prinnie Stevens and Mahalia Barnes, familiar from the TV show “The Voice”, will be at The Abbey in Gold Creek on November 11, bookings to www.theabbey.com.au or 6230 2905.

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