Rep’s 80 years marked in exhibition at CMAG

OBSERVANT “CityNews” arts readers will be well aware that 2012 marks the 80th anniversary of the Canberra Repertory Society, Canberra’s longest running amateur theatre company and one of the most venerable in the country. The society takes a sentimental journey in a new exhibition called  “ACTivated: Canberra Repertory Society 1932-2012,” to be opened at the […]

Libs bid to upgrade ‘neglected’ oval

THE CANBERRA Liberals have promised $350,000 to upgrade Gowrie oval, with opposition leader Zed Seselja saying the pledge is “part of the Canberra Liberals’ $3.5 million commitment to improve Canberra’s community sports facilities.”  “Gowrie oval has been badly neglected by the ACT Labor Government and is in desperate need of upgrades before it becomes unusable,” […]

Gallagher commits to $20m cancer boost

CHIEF Minister Katy Gallagher has promised a $20 million boost to Canberra’s cancer services, aiming to better support cancer patients and tackle the disease through targeted research.  If re-elected in October, Labor will provide an additional $17 million over the next four years for outpatient services at the new Canberra Region Cancer Centre, which will […]

‘Always Clock’ tells of Australian experience

ONE of Canberra’s  best-known designer jewellers has created a unique pendulum clock, now installed in the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The “Always Clock” has been handcrafted by Israeli-Australian jeweller Eytan Aharoni, using the Japanese metal forging technique of Mokume-Gane, to articulate his views on “the relationship between time and the […]

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