Arts in the City / In the mood for 80 years

Glenn Miller Orchestra… Canberra Theatre, September 23.

THE Glenn Miller Orchestra’s 80th anniversary will be marked when the band and a team of singers and dancers returns to town performing favourites from the golden era of swing, including the original Glenn Miller arrangements, the music of the Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and the World War II melodies made famous by Vera Lynn. At Canberra Theatre, Saturday, September 23, bookings to or 6275 2700.

PARALYMPIAN and proud Canberran, Louise Ellery, has written a short film now out online. “With Little Hope” tells the story of Susie, a young woman whose life is turned upside down in a horrific car accident. It’s on YouTube and you may recognise quite a few faces among the actors.

Reuben Ingall’s limited edition of 25 transparent cassettes filled with lentils.

TALKING of digital releases, experimental musician Reuben Ingall has matched his new EP “Fibre,” digitally released on Bandcamp, with a limited edition of 25 transparent cassettes (remember them?) filled with lentils, info handwritten on a tape leader inside a plastic zip-lock bag with a typewritten text insert on natural fibre and a download code slip so you can go online and hear it. Google it.

FORMER Canberran Daniel Widdowson’s new, one-act play “Worm Farming” sets good old Aussie hospitality and concern for those in need against the current hysteria about refugees as a hard-working farming couple try to take in a Syrian refugee. At the National Museum of Australia, 7.30pm, September 15 and October 4. Bookings to

Flamenco guitarist Damian Wright… Smith’s Alternative, September 17.

FLAMENCO guitarist Damian Wright, recently awarded “The Pick of the Sydney Fringe” and headliner with Bandaluzia, will be at Smith’s Alternative, Civic, at 4pm, on Sunday, September 17. Bookings to

GEORGE Huitker and the boys in his band Junk Sculpture officially retired when Teatro Vivaldi was closed, but not before they laid down a moving new song about the 1838 Myall Creek massacre called “Near Myall Creek”. Listen to it at

“BASICALLY Beethoven” is an annual event on the Selby & Friends’ musical calendar with director Kathryn Selby, violinist Daniel Dodds and cellist Timo-Veikko Valve coming to the James O. Fairfax Theatre, NGA, for the fourth year running at 7.30pm, on Monday, September 18. Bookings to or 1300 511099.

Embroiderers’ Guild Annual Exhibition… Albert Hall, September 15-17.

THE Embroiderers’ Guild Annual Exhibition will be held at the Albert Hall, 10am-4pm, Friday to Sunday, September 15-17. Highlights include the 2017 Recycle Challenge and a public seminar by Victoria Pearce, from Endangered Heritage, about caring for textile pieces at 2pm on Saturday. Children under 12 free. More details at


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