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Brendan Kelly is Captain Clam in "The Pirates of Lake Tuggeranong."
• DOMENIC Mico’s old pirate play has recently been revamped to become “The Pirates of Lake Tuggeranong” (it used to be “The Pirates of Burley Griffin”). Billed as “a thrilling new comedy for children”, it shows 10-year-old Petie and his older sister Joanne meeting the diabolical Captain Clam, who sets sail for the Hyperdome with the kids onboard. Mico says it’s for “children aged six to 96” and it runs from at Tuggeranong Arts Centre, July 13-22. Bookings to 6293 1443.



• CHRISSIE Shaw returns to The Street Theatre, July 11-16, with one of her most successful shows, “Flotsam and Jetsam”, about kids living on a lighthouse island. Like Mico, she’s been reworking an old script, originally written by Greg Lissaman, with her own research and songs. It’s suitable for children from 5-12 years and families. Bookings to 6247 1223 or

• IT’S time for the 2011 Canberra Gang show, “Without a Clue”, a theatre production performed by ACT Scouts and Guides from a script written by a youth team. It’s been running for 44 years, and this year’s version will run in Erindale Theatre, July 16-23, with matinees on most days. Tickets at the door 60 minutes before each session or Bookings to 8093 6688.

• DICKSON College’s refugee program has a photography exhibition at Ilios Community Gallery, Hackett shops. Running until July 24, it comprises works inspired by the experiences of young refugee students coming from places as varied as Afghanistan and Burma.

• THE “Hundred Languages of Children” exhibition, now in its 20th year of touring, is at the Convention Centre, July 14-17. The exhibition features children’s representations of their theories and ideas through drawing, sculpting and painting, photographs of the process and transcripts of children’s discussions and large collaborative colourful works. It’s part of the Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange conference for 2011. More information at

• THE international organisation for women Soroptimist International will hold a dinner on July 16 at St James Uniting Church in Curtin, where guests will be entertained by a cabaret act by Shortis and Simpson. There’s also a raffle and a silent auction involving some very arty products. Profits got to a project in Papua New Guinea providing training to reduce infant mortality. Bookings to

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