THE War Memorial is all of flutter at the prospect of council member and Seven Network chairman Kerry Stokes’ brilliant plan, we’re told, to acquire some significant war images for a memorial travelling photographic exhibition.
The whisper is that the images will be scanned by Channel Seven’s face-recognition software in the hope of being able to match the brave faces of the past with their relatives of today.
ACCLAIMED UK comedian Lenny Henry (also known as the ex-Mr Dawn French) is heading to the Canberra Theatre on July 1.
Henry, who’s starred in numerous theatre productions, television shows and films (including lending his voice as the Shrunken Head in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”) will bring his one-man show “Cradle to Rave” to the capital.
The show is about music, which according to Henry is the thing he loves most – could explain his divorce to Dawn French after 25 years of marriage!
Tickets on sale March 5.
Hard at it?
WORK calls… snapper Silas Brown couldn’t help but notice among the latecomers/non-starters at the Business Council lunch at the Realm was the unclaimed name tag for ACT Liberal president Tio Faulkner, the centre of attention in the Liberal’s workplace audit into his idiosyncratic attendance as Opposition Leader Zed Seselja’s director of electorate affairs. Tio must have been tied up with troublesome constituents.
Beer coming here?
WORD is that Barossa Valley sweetheart and celebrated cook Maggie Beer might be down for a guest appearance at Crace. The developers are looking to build a promotion around her visit, tentatively set for October.
A COUPLE of deep throats at TransACT tell us that the local telco’s marketing flaks have created a wall of social-photo clippings in a contest to see who graces the city’s socials pages the most. Their omnipresent CEO iivan Slavich has been banned from entering!
Scrubbie in oils
HE’S got more than 3000 friends on Facebook and doesn’t own a computer or know how to use one.
Ian Stokes, popularly known as Scrubbie the car window washer on the corner of Northbourne and Antill streets in Dickson, has had his portrait painted as part of Barbara van der Linden’s Canberra Centenary project of painting the people who make Canberra an interesting place to live.
Barbara says of Scrubbie: “He has the best work ethic of anyone I know and washes windows in the freezing cold or steaming heat and surely is the first car windscreen washer in Canberra.
“You can find him most days of the week. He’s friendly and stops for a chat and often washes your window for free just to keep busy and stop from freezing or fainting from heat exhaustion. He’s a real gentleman and many people feel he is their special friend as he has an amazing knack for remembering names.”
All the portraits, about 25 of them, will be exhibited in 2013 as part of the Canberra Centenary Celebrations at an exhibition called “Faces of Canberra”.Rockin’ the aisles
LOOKING for some wedding inspiration with an edge? A local team of creatives put together this fun, rock-inspired bridal photo shoot recently and “CC” is loving the look!
Local model Anoush Anou was the “rockstar bride”, with hair and make-up by Dave Reid, photos by Shanna Jones, from Sassy Studios, and dress and styling by Rockstars and Royalty designer Vicky Kidd-Gallichan.
To see more of Vicky’s work visit rockstarsandroyalty.com.au