Arts in the city: Senior stars step into the spotlight
THE comedy “A Month of Sundays” by Bob Larbey will undoubtedly be a showcase for the formidable talents of our best-known senior actors, such as Graham Robertson, Oliver Baudert and Micki Beckett. Free-Rain Theatre Company, at the Courtyard Studio, October 18-November 3, bookings to 6275 2700 or canberratheatrecntre.com.au
Lambrigg sculpture… a work by Alison Dent
THE inaugural “Sculpture in the Garden” at Lambrigg, on Tidbinbilla Road, near Tharwa, has been curated by Canberra landscape architect Neil Hobbs and will showcase the work of 28 artists working in a wide range of media. All works are for sale. Open 10am-4.30pm, October 19-20. Tickets at gate or booking to opengarden.org.au or 03 5424 8061.
THE distinctive Iranian Film Festival will screen to Canberra audiences from October 17 to 20 at the Arc Cinema. Among this year’s films are the controversial doco about Baha’is, “The Gardener”, and a restored version of Bahram Beyza’s pre-revolutionary film “Downpour”. Details at iffa.net.au
MEMBERS of the Canberra theatre community were saddened to learn of the death of former general manager at the Canberra Theatre, Malcolm Leech, who originally came to Canberra to manage the Canberra Theatre Company for Carol Woodrow.
LOCAL actors Adrian Flor, Will Huang, Kelly Roberts and Ian Croker will feature in Canberra Philharmonic’s “Little Shop of Horrors”, coming up at Erindale Theatre from October 17 to November 2, bookings to philo.org.au or 6257 1950.
A work by Klaus Moje
BILK Gallery is exhibiting a select range of glass master Klaus Moe’s finest works. “Choice of Colour – Klaus Moje”, at Bilk Gallery for contemporary metal and glass, Palmerston Lane Manuka until October 19.
THE annual Cranleigh-Capital Chemist Art Show will be opened on October 18 by Robyn Archer and run through Oct 19, 10am-4pm and October 20, 10am-12.30pm at Cranleigh School in Starke Street, Holt. All funds from the sale of artworks will go towards a specialised music program for the 124 students. Featured artist is Kylie Heslop, who will display not only traditional canvases but her air-brushed motorbikes and skateboards.
Caught on camera enjoying the recent celebratory fireworks by Queanbeyan River was Morty the Snail, Neil Dickinson’s new sculpture commissioned by the Council for the Sensory Gardens that opened during the city’s 175th birthday party.