Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares a week of arts in Canberra
CANBERRA artist Margaret Kalms didn’t get to Paris for the photographic slide show at the Louvre in which her work was featured, but was thrilled to find that her selected photo, “Burning Pain”, was featured in an art book, “Body Collection”, accompanying the show.
LUKE Middlebrook is bringing his Fiddler’s Green Theatre Company to the Courtyard Studio (September 1 to 6) with a 1950s classic, “A Taste of Honey”, written by Shelagh Delaney when aged 18 and dealing with class, race, gender and sexual orientation, way ahead of its time. Bookings to canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.
TOM Burlinson, former star of those horsey movies “The Man from Snowy River” and “Phar Lap”, is better known these days for playing Frank Sinatra. He’ll be at the Canberra Theatre on September 5 performing songs from the album “Sinatra at the Sands” and an add-on set from other famous Sinatra albums. Bookings to canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.THE Arab Film Festival is in Canberra until August 30. The line-up features the Palestinian documentary “Speed Sisters”, which follows the first all-female street car racing team in the Middle East. At the Arc Cinema, Acton, bookings to 6248 2000 or arabfilmfestival.com.au WESLEY Music Centre has classical guitarist Callum Henshaw performing music from France, Spain, Mexico and Paraguay, 12.40pm-1.20 pm on September 2. In 2012, he won first prize in the Cordoba International Guitar Competition in Spain and last year won at the Tirana International Guitar Competition. Entry by paper note, or concession $5. No bookings required.
AS part of Mental Health Week ACT, Belconnen Arts Centre will again be home to the Mindscapes Short Film Festival and Poetry Night on October 6. The call’s out for budding short-filmmakers and poets to submit entries. Visit mentalhealthweekact.org and click on “Mindscapes” for entry forms and guidelines.
“RESERVED Seating Only”, a comedy about life, love and our national obsession with sport, will be performed by real-life husband and wife duo, David Ross Paterson (“Frost/Nixon”) and Cecelia Specht (“Castle”) at The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, September 4-5.
ALSO at The Q, Michael Whittaker will appear as Matt Monro in “Morning Melodies” Wednesday, September 2 at 10.30am. Bookings to theq.net.au or 6285 6290.