Arts in the City: When the clocks turn back

TEMPO Theatre is back on stage at Theatre@BCS with Nick Enright’s play “Daylight Saving”, which asks: “What sort of things can happen in that magic hour when the clocks go back?” At Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Street, May 16-24, bookings to 6275 2700.

“MADE in Taiwan” is an exhibition from the Taiwan Academy of Fine Arts, on show at the ANU School of Art Gallery, May 10-31. The idea is “to promote international cultural communication, share ideas on artistic creation, and enhance Taiwan’s ‘soft’ power.”

BELCONNEN Arts Centre is hopping into Dance Week 2014 with a smorgasbord of selections from ACT dance artists who are “spirited, skilled and diverse”. Who could resist? 8pm, May 10 and 2pm on May 11, bookings to

ON the same night, Canberra Youth Orchestra is presenting “London Symphony” in Llewellyn Hall. The title is taken from a work by Vaughan Williams. Tickets at the door.

ON May 14, violist Alexina Hawkins and pianist Meriel Owen will perform JS Bach, Brahms and Bartók in the Wesley Music Centre Wednesday Lunchtime Live series from 12.40pm to 1.20pm. Tickets only at the door.

STRATHNAIRN Arts is bound to attract interest with “Nude Fugue”, works by 10 artists made at the foundry at Strathnairn, the only public-access metal casting facility in Australia, until May 18.

AS a special event for the Music Festival, “piano whisperer” Ara Vartoukian is giving a free seminar on piano tuning and “the guts” of a piano in Rehearsal Room Two, ANU School of Music,11am-12.30pm, on Saturday, May 17. Pianist Andrew Rumsey will perform. RSVP to

CSIRO Discovery Centre is joining wildlife and botanical artists, May 15-17, in hosting the free symposium “Discover Wildlife: Art and Science”, a gathering of artists, scientists and conservationists. Information and registration at

The cast of “Blokes Don’t Talk”.

The cast of “Blokes Don’t Talk”.

“BLOKES Don’t Talk” is the title of a show coming from Bathurst later in the month. Vince Melton created the work from stories he was told by blokes he got to know while working as a barman in a country town. At Smith’s Alternative, 7pm, on May 16, 17, 23 and 24. Bookings to



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