“IT’s a red letter day”, the retiring director of National Portrait Gallery, Angus Trumble, said today as he introduced press to the gallery’s newest exhibition, “20/20”. The culmination of the gallery’s 20th anniversary year, the […]
ILBIJERRI Theatre Company’s production of Katie Beckett’s play “Which Way Home” tells the story of Tash and her dad returning to country. At Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 11am and 7pm on Wednesday, July 18. At 7pm on Tuesday, July 17, actor Kamahi Djordan King will present a free performance of his cabaret show “Constantina Bush visits the Capital”. Bookings for both to trybooking.com
HANNIE Rayson’s classic play “Hotel Sorrento” was a huge hit in 1990 and, 50 productions on, still captures the essence of family reunions when three sisters reunite. Former Queanbeyanite Mike Smith performs in the show, directed by Denny Lawrence for HIT Productions. At The Q, Queanbeyan, July 18-21. Bookings to theq.net.au or 6285 6290.
2017 “CityNews” Artist of the Year, dancer Liz Lea, is on the trail of the American interpretive dancer Ruth St Denis in her own historical dance documentary that re-creates a 1926 journey through India. “On the Trail of Ruth St Denis” will be screened at the NFSA Theatrette, 6pm, Friday, July 20, preceded by a discussion with dance writer Michelle Potter. Bookings to nfsa.gov.au
CANBERRA-raised choreographer James Batchelor has been zipping around the UK with his work “Deepspace”, seen at the Birmingham International Dance Festival, Dance 4 in Nottingham, East London cultural centre, Hackney Showroom and finally Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol.
“HAPPY Birthday, Wanda June” is “a simple-minded play about men” by satirist and sci-fi writer, the late Kurt Vonnegut. Directed by Cate Clelland in her 11th directorial role with Canberra REP, it’s at Theatre 3 from July 19 (preview) to August 4. Bookings to canberrarep.org.au or 6257 1950.
CANBERRA doctor/pianist Robert Schmidli will perform a program featuring three Scarlatti sonatas, Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 111 no. 32 in C minor and Khachaturian’s Toccata, at the Wesley Music Centre, 12.40pm-1.20pm, Wednesday, July 18. No bookings required, tickets at the door.
IN “Irene’s Wish” by Goulburn playwright and journalist David Cole, moral issues are challenged when an elderly woman with terminal cancer is introduced to a carer by her daughter. Cole has written four plays to date and this one will be seen in the dramaturgical program “First Seen” at The Street Theatre, 3pm, Sunday July 15. Bookings to thestreet.org.au or 6247 1223.
THE 1Cover Travel Insurance company is running a comedy competition with a first prize of $10,000 and the two runners-up winning $1500 each. Comedians can upload a short video (2 minutes maximum) answering the question: “What’s the one thing you shouldn’t do on your holiday?” Entries to theonething.tv by July 31.