Arts in the City: Smashing plans for Glassworks!

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• IT’LL be a happy 5th birthday for the Canberra Glassworks on May 26-27 with a weekend exploring all things glassy. For adults there will be artist-run tours and, for children, a “Kids Only Tour”. You can help engrave the Giant Glass Birthday Card, and the public is also promised goodie bags, craft activities, “Passports to the Past” and “Lightbulb Moments”. The Glassworks are next to the Kingston Markets on Wentworth Avenue.

• QUEENSLAND’S usually radical La Boite Theatre Company is touring Adam J A Cass’s play “I Love You, Bro”, which tells the true story of a boy who conspired to murder himself. Johnny, played by Leon Cain, wants to be someone and online he can be anyone he wants. At The Street Theatre until May 26, bookings to 6247 1223.

• AUSTRALIAN blues guitarist Lloyd Spiegel is celebrating 21 years on the road. He’ll be at The Front Café and Gallery from 7pm on May 20. Ten per cent of all CD sales will go towards sending 100 children to school by the end of 2012.

• DESIGNER/sculptor Peter Travis has, for years, been creating kites and aerial sculptures. He’ll be showing everything from folk kites to contemporary works of art at the Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, until June 10.  On May 19, 20 and 27 families are invited to create large kaleidoscope kites to fly at “Wind, Air, Water – Kites at Ginninderra” on June 2. At 3pm on Sunday, May 27, you can meet the artist.

Trio Dali... at Llewellyn Hall, May 24. Photo by Keith Saunders
• VINETA Sareika, Amandine Savary and Christian-Pierre La Marca make up the French Trio Dali, coming to Canberra for Musica Viva with Ravel, Schubert and Kerry. The trio is named not after the painter, but for a type of Chinese marble. At Llewellyn Hall, 7pm, May 24, bookings to www.musicaviva.com.au/buy-tickets/single-tickets-mva/canberra

• A REMINDER that “Access all areas”, the 2012 PhotoAccess members’ show, ends May 20. The show includes digital images by Ed Whalan, a long-time manager of the facility, now based in Berlin. It’s at the Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre, next to the pool, and is open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm and weekends, noon-4pm.


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