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Canberra Confidential / Poppin’ up it ain’t

THE Floriade came and went but, it seems, Andrew Barr’s “pop-up” shipping-container village at West Basin on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin is still in transit. The Deputy Chief Minister launched Westside @ Acton Park on July 23, at the old futsal pitch folly, promising grandly that it would “dramatically change the way Canberrans […]

Samantha wins top business award

SAMANTHA Kourtis, managing partner at Capital Chemist Charnwood, has been named ACT Business Woman of the Year. She also won the Private and Corporate Sector Award and the Business Innovation Award at the 20th Telstra ACT Business Women’s Awards. A long-held interest in wound management and her identification of local healthcare service needs led Ms […]

Arts / Artists dabbling in daydreams

THE Tin Shed Art Group’s 19th annual show, “Daydreams”, is at the Watson Art Centre, 10am-4pm, Wednesday-Sunday, until November 9. The 10 exhibiting artists, Mort Schipp, Alan Pomeroy, Ian Sharpe, Ken Miller, Peggy Spratt, Jacquie Rogers, Tricia Wheatstone, Clare Hughes, Jenny Adams and Joan Costanzo, tell us they’re “daydreaming about dust dragons”. IN “Body and […]

More photos from the Kayak Camera Man

Paul Jurak, the Kayak Camera Man has sent through some more examples of his wonderful work out on Lake Burley Griffin with these words: Canberra has been absolutely stunning the past few days. We have been treated to a gorgeous display of amazing sunrises and sunsets. How lucky are we to have this on our […]

Review / ‘Living Is Easy (With Eyes Closed)’ (M) ***

THE main element of the title of Spanish filmmaker David Trueba’s prize-winning film begins the second stanza of “Strawberry Fields Forever”, which John Lennon composed in 1966 while tripping on substances. The title’s parenthetical part offers several possibilities from which filmgoers may choose a purpose. One is the obstinate determination of Antonio (Javier Camara) who […]

Review / ‘Hector and the Search for Happiness’ (M) ***

THE box office will determine whether this German/African co-production, the first film based on one of Francois Lelord’s novels about small-scale hero Hector (family name not stated), has the grunt to initiate a series. Since its August release, IMDb users have rated it 7 on a scale of 10. It arrived in Australia with little […]

Behold the storm

“CITYNEWS” snapper Andrew Campbell was out late last night taking photographs of the intense electrical storm Canberra experienced. Some great shots of lightning over Lake Burley Griffin. If you’ve got great pictures from in and around Canberra you want to share with our audience send them in to john@citynews.com.au .