Bergman and other arts this weekend

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ARC CINEMA presents a retrospective program of 10 Ingmar Bergman classics curated by David Stratton.

Director Ingmar Bergman, 1957
Director Ingmar Bergman, 1957

BERGMAN fans attending these sessions will also have a chance to win a book about the director, written by Mareet Koskinen, courtesy of the Swedish Embassy.

The full Bergman program is as follows:

  • 7pm, Thurs. 25 June – Smiles of a Summer Night (1955, PG, 108 mins)
  • 7pm, Fri 26 June – Wild Strawberries (1957, PG, 91 mins)
  • 4:30pm, Sat 27 June – The Face/The Magician (1958, R, 100 mins)
  • 7pm, Sat 27 June – The Seventh Seal (1957, PG, 96 mins)
  • 7pm, Thurs. 2 July – The Silence (1963, R18+, 96 mins)
  • 7pm, Fri 3 July – The Virgin Spring (1960, M, 89 mins)
  • 4pm, Sat 4 July – Persona (1966, M, 83 mins)
  • 7pm, Sat 4 July – Fanny and Alexander (1982, M, 188 mins)
  • 2pm, Sun 5 July – Cries and Whispers (1972, M, 91 mins)
  • 4:30pm, Sun 5 July – Saraband (2003, MA, 108 mins).

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THE STREET Theatre invites all knitters, stitchers, crafters and makers to join them for a ‘warm’ afternoon of knitting chitchat and conversation this Saturday, June 27 from 2 to 4 PM. It’s a free event leading up to the coming production of Alanna Valentine’s play “Head full of love,” and will be led by the Queanbeyan chapter of the New South Wales Knitters Guild.

Susie Sierra 'Fleurs de Nuit'
Susie Sierra ‘Fleurs de Nuit’

AARWUN Gallery in Gold Creek welcomes artists Margarita Georgiadis, Athi Lamech and Susie Sierra to the gallery for the first time. The opening g of its popular winter showcase takes place this Friday, June 26, at 6pm and the gallery at Shop 11 Federation Square, O Hanlon Place Nicholls offers art and a warming glass of wine.

LIMESTONE Consort, joined by Anne Gross, soprano, and Justin Lingard, trumpet, will perform Bach’s Cantata 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (Exult in God in all lands) in their first 2015 concert, All Saints’ Anglican Church, Ainslie, 3pm, Sunday June 28. As well, they will perform Biber’s Battaglia, Kalinnikov’s Serenade for Strings and works by Avison and Mendelssohn. Cellist Poppea Dorsam, who also studied at Oberlin Conservatory with Lauren and Anne will join Limestone for this concert. Tickets at the door.

The Qwire
The Qwire

CANBERRA  Gay and Lesbian Qwire’s mid-year concert threatens to be “something truly awesome.” the theme for the year is “Connections”, so they’re’ getting together with another community music organisation, the 20 piece big band In Full Swing that has been playing in and around Canberra for over 20 years. The show will be in a dinner/dance format. At the Canberra Hellenic Club, Woden, 6:30pm Dinner with main performance at 8pm. Bookings to

THE current exhibition at The Q Exhibition Space is “Standing Room Only for Heroes”, The Gallipoli Series by Margaret Hadfield-Zorgdrager. Thurs-Fri 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10am – 2pm until Saturday June 27.

AT WESLEY Music Centre, today Thursday, June 25 at 5pm you can hear pianist Marcela Fiorillo’s Studio” piano students in concert. Jessica Chia, Cindy Jian, Anastasia Wang, Felix Bian, Eunice Leong, Johanna Chia, Duong Dinh, Iris Bian, Ingrid Stening, Aaron Choi, Sheena Kan, Crystal Choi, Anna Kirk, Nicole Wang, Christine Thompson & Brigid Cummings, will be performing piano repertoire by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Clementi, Chopin, Kabalevsky, Bartók, and others. FREE concert.

'Happy' ads, NFSA
‘Happy’ ads, NFSA

FORMER National Film and Sound Archive archivist Sue Terry screens an entertaining selection of cinema and TV ads from the 1920s through to the 1970s and looks behind the products on display to investigate what the ads were really selling. ‘… And then came happiness’, tomorrow, Friday, June 26, 6-7pm, NFSA Theatrette, McCoy Cct Acton. FREE entry. Drinks and nibbles from 5:30 pm.

“RONDANIHAN back to its roots” is a traditional ‘rondalla’ concert featuring Filipino folk tunes and selections from popular and classical music. At Wesley Music Centre, Sunday June 28 at 7pm. Bookings to or tickets at the door.

“A ROOM in June” is a night of stories suitable for adults and older children and music presented by members of the ACT Storytellers Guild.   Music is by the McGurgan Brothers. At St James Church Hall, Gillies Street, Curtin, Saturday June 27 from 7pm -10 pm. Tickets at the door include a homemade supper. Inquiries to Mollie on 6285 3956.

Rosanna Boyd
Rosanna Boyd

“LOVERS OF SONG” is Art Song’s latest concert, with Don Bemrose and Chris McNee (baritones), Rosanna Boyd and Ruth Crabb (sopranos) and Colin Forbes (piano). At Wesley Music Centre, Sunday June 28 at 3pm. Tickets only at the door.

THE WINTER Solstice will be marked at Canberra Baptist Church – 11 Currie St, Kingston this Saturday, June 27 from 8 – 11.30pm with an evening’s bush dancing to the lively Scottish music of Canberra band Strathmannan, with calling by award winning Norm Ellis. All welcome – come with or without a partner.  All dances are taught and then called. Wear something in the colour palette that resonates with the season. Tickets at the door.


GALLERY@BCS in Swanson Ct , Belconnen is excited to present a collaborative exhibition of works in partnership with Burrunju as part of its RESPECT Series. It’s a mixed media exhibition by members of the Burrunju Aboriginal Corporation, established in 2006 to provide local Aboriginal people with an opportunity to realise their dream of self- determination by providing an avenue to sell art. The exhibition runs until 9am-4:30pm Mon-Fri Thurs June 25 – Fri July 3.

THE MID WINTER Market at Belconnen Arts Centre this Saturday June 27 from 12-5pm offers food and wine, unique and one off garment, stuffed toys, hand-printed cards, Children’s clothes, hand knitted garments and blankets, jewellery, handmade tableware, glass and decorative ceramics, wool felted wraps, scarves and a whole lot more. Local musicians will be playing through the day and entertainment will be provided by Ignite Arts Academy artists, a group created to support ACT artists experiencing disability and disadvantage. Also on display will be a paintings and drawing exhibition, Traceries, by Jenny Gibson – entry is free.

ON THE other side of Canberra, the Yarralumla 2015 Midwinter Arts and Crafts Show is 35 years old. The show supports local craft workers and artists, and the funds raised support community causes. Last year’s show provided donations to SIDS for Kids, Companion House, NoSweat Fashions, Paperworks Inc, Kairos Outside and The Canberra Hospital Foundation. At Yarralumla Uniting Church Centre on Denman St in Yarralumla, Friday June 26 (10.00 am to 8.00 pm); Saturday June 27 (10.00 am to 5.00 pm) and Sunday June 28 (12.00 noon to 5.00 pm) There will be concerts in the Church on both the Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1.30 pm and the Official Opening will be at 6.00 pm on Friday.

Dianne Firth
Dianne Firth

AUSTRALIAN Decorative & Fine Arts Society Molonglo Plains Steering Committee has Dr Dianne Firth, landscape architect, academic & artist and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Art & Design at the University of Canberra talking about her textile art, especially as it interprets our distinctive Australian landscape. At the Comfort Inn Airport International, 57 Yass Road, Queanbeyan, today, Thursday June 25 at 2 pm, followed by afternoon tea. For membership inquiries and visitor bookings, contact Lucy Costas on 6299 1105 or

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