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A chance for the inner child to run amok as the ‘Big Boys Toys Expo’ comes to Canberra

CANBERRA is set to host the first ever Big Boys Toys Expo on August 22-23. “Big Boys Toys Expo is a two day highly interactive event which will be the ultimate playground for big boys (and girls of course) to see, touch, experience and buy all the toys, tools, gizmos, gadgets, sports and hobbies they’ve […]

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Portraits on Parade – Old PMs in Old Parliament House

IT’S LAST CHANCE time for the public to view the famous and occasionally notorious Prime Ministers’ portraits in King’s Hall at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. The portraits of Lyons, Barton, Watson, Deakin, Reid, Bruce, Hughes, Fraser, Cook and Fisher are part of Parliament House’s Historic Memorials Collection and were on […]

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Voices back in ‘Stradivarius of an amphitheatre’

THE WEATHER was very much on people’s minds at midday when, on a glorious Canberra day yesterday, the “Voices in the Forest” team announced its program for November 21. It wasn’t just the MC, Philip Clark of 666 radio, who described last year’s downpour as “positively Wagnerian” Minister Shane Rattenbury, there to do the honours, […]


International Home Brew Day comes to Westside at Acton Park this Saturday

THE Canberra Brewers are bringing International Home Brew Day to Westside at Acton Park this Saturday. As well as nine club members brewing three different beer styles onsite members will also host demonstrations of mead and cider making, coffee roasting and meat curing. Canberra Brewers president Joel Baines said as well as making their own […]