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Floriade to look back to the Anzacs

ANDREW Barr and the Director of the Australian War Memorial Brendan Nelson have announced the Floriade 2015 theme “Reflections” and unveiled this year’s garden bed designs. “Floriade has become one of the capital’s most successful major events, making a significant contribution to the ACT’s tourism industry. Floriade 2014 was the most successful on record, attracting […]

Canberra Confidential / Fashion with an uppercut

IN possibly a world first, boxing gloves will make their debut on a catwalk when local designer Red Corner launches its new range of boxing accoutrements at Canberra’s awfully fashionable Fashfest on May 15. “It’s not such a stretch when you realise how fashion-forward this Canberra company is with its new selection of anything-but-boring boxing […]

Community celebration for Gungahlin

GUNGAHLIN Community Council and Gungahlin College are gearing up for a festive Saturday that celebrates, well, Gungahlin. “Celebrate Gungahlin” runs between 11am until 4pm this Saturday. There’ll be performers like Johnny Huckle doing the Wombat Wobble for children, West Texas Crude for adults and Rachel Armstrong to entertain the teens. Visitors can do a cartoon […]

Mosquito-borne diseases on the rise in NSW

ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Paul Kelly has urged ACT residents to protect themselves against mosquitoes following the large increase in detections of mosquito-borne viruses in NSW. “ACT Health is advising Canberrans to avoid exposure to mosquitoes over these Easter holidays. “There has been an increase in the number of notifications of mosquito borne diseases […]

Canberra Confidential / Turning the theatre inside out

CANBERRA Theatre is to be transformed into the round next month when “Le Noir – the Dark Side of Cirque’s” world tour makes it to town. The theatre promises that the transformation will give “audiences an exhilarating 360-degree view of the show”, though CC isn’t sure that’s physically possible. No matter, the audience will find […]

For 18s and over: Sex exhibition at the CMAG

IT’S a bold suggestion, but, setting politics aside, the Canberra Museum & Gallery says that since the 1980s Canberra has been synonymous with sex in the minds of many Australians—and they’re out to prove it. Twenty years have passed since it became legal to sell X-rated videos in the Australian Capital Territory and the adult […]