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Folk having fun, but watch the parking costs

VARIABLE weather has not daunted the spirit of patrons at the 2015 National Folk Festival running at Exhibition Park until tomorrow, April 6. Festival director Pam Merrigan says that “the power of ‘folk’ is in its capacity to connect with and engage people.” With an estimate of 50,000 people coming through the gates this weekend, […]

Classy art classes at Belconnen Arts Centre

BELCONNEN Arts Centre has announced that this week they’re commencing a wide range of classes across many art-forms, for all ages and abilities. There are of visual arts classes for all levels of experience, from cartooning to puppetry, as well as our latest offering – Mindful Marks, a daytime class dedicated to ‘seeing things differently’, […]

Australian Dance Theatre honours Dalman

IT was gratifying to see that the Australian Dance Theatre, in announcing its 2015/50th anniversary program has chosen to honour the role of the company’s founder, Elizabeth Cameron Dalman, who was present in Adelaide for the occasion. At a launch this evening artistic director Garry Stewart commented, “It’s certainly an honour to be the Artistic […]

Alicja achieves her dream in ‘Romeo and Juliet’

TWENTY ONE year-old Polish dancer Alicja Kusmierczak is just one of over 300 dancers in “Romeo & Juliet,” the latest production from Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s ‘Fresh Funk’ program. Back in 2009, Kusmierczak won a dance scholarship through the FNF Dance Studio in Poland and was able to attend the annual Hollywood Tour in Los Angeles, […]

Fuschia joins the Lido

WHEN it comes to supplying the world with tall, leggy showgirls, Canberra’s ‘Legs’ Dance Studio punches above weight. News is to hand that ‘Legs’ graduate, Fuchsia Bullot, who has been dancing professionally since she left the studio after Year 12, has just returned to Canberra from Paris, where she spent 9 months at the Moulin […]

Arts / Surprises in Canberra Theatre’s celebratory season

TO dark-voiced cabaret star and MC Mikelangelo, it was a once-in-50-year opportunity to celebrate. To theatregoers keen to hear the Canberra Theatre’s selection of theatrical goodies for 2015 it was a chance to “oooh” and “aahh” at novelties, old favourites and one or two surprises at the 2013 subscription season on Monday (October 20). With […]

Brazilian Carnival at the Sports Centre

The 2014 Canberra Latin Dance Festival winds up tonight after an action-packed weekend. As our pictures show, Friday and Saturday have seen a mix of local, interstate and intentional artists, but tonight, Sunday, October 19, it’s World Cup celebration time, with the Brazilian Carnaval World Cup Tribute. Canberra Latin Dance Festival, ANU Sport and Recreation […]