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‘Five days in a perfect world’, the 2015 National Folk Festival

BOLSTERED by the idealistic slogan, “Five days in a perfect world”, the National Folk Festival has unveiled its program for 2015 in the grand manner. Festival director Pam Merrigan told those present at the program launch held the National Library of Australia that next year would be the 50th anniversary of the popular event that […]

Mamić to raise the rafters at Wesley

POWERFUL operatic soprano, Jelena Mamić will perform Schubert, Glinka, Mascagni, Rachmaninov, Menotti and Webern at Wesley Music Centre’s Wesley Music Centre’s “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Mamić is everywhere these days, raising the rafters at Llewellyn Hall and smaller venues. Born in Canberra, she moved to Croatia when she was five, making her first public appearance as […]

Treasure-trove for music connoisseurs in Hoffmann sale at Lifeline fair

FOR music lovers, there will be a distinctly poignant aspect to this year’s Lifeline Book Fair, opening today, as half of the 1,600 LPs in the vinyl record collection of the late Canberra music critic W.L. Hoffman, who died in August 2011, go on sale. Bill Hoffmann was, for a long time, Australia’s most senior […]

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’, […]

Arts / Banking on Christine

  WHEN thinking of the musical, “Mary Poppins”, I’m guessing the world of commercial banking doesn’t pop into your mind. It’s far more likely that you’re busy trying to remember how to pronounce “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” or wondering how the main actors will dance across chimney tops. And yet, as I discover when I meet Christine Wallace, […]

Greased-up Rumjacks to open in Canberra

CELTIC-flavoured group, The Rumjacks, are kicking off a huge tour this weekend with a show at Canberra’s Transit Bar. Describing themselves as “five musical misfits from the cobbled streets of old Sydney town”, a group unto themselves and the music they’ve made their own. The Rumjacks have changed their line-up somewhat from their beginnings, now […]

You Are Here

You Are Here picks up $25,000 from EventsACT

TWO months out from the 2015 You Are Here (YAH) festival kicking off they’ve received an EventsACT grant, to the tune of $25,000, to assist with marketing and evaluation of the festival. The grant will enable YAH to undertake targeted communication activities to ensure outreach to diverse audiences for the festival, as well as completing […]