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Award winner… “Lots of Blood” by Margaret Kalms

CANBERRA artist Margaret Kalms’ photomedia image “Lots of Blood” won an award of excellence in Manhattan Arts International’s “The Healing Power of ART” in New York. Taken from her “Life with Endometriosis” collection, it depicts women suffering for the condition in a series of “visual screams”.

Anushka and Mikelangelo… Gandel Hall, February 15.

MIKELANGELO, joined by siren Anushka, instrumentalist Happy Axe/Emma Kelly and Aussie-US sensation Wendy Rule, plan to transport audiences into the world of the Pre-Raphaelites in the “Love & Desire: Valentine’s Dinner and Concert” at Gandel Hall, 6pm-10.30pm, Friday, February 15. Book at

Australian Haydn Ensemble… Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest, February 14.

THE Australian Haydn Ensemble will perform four string-quartet pieces by Haydn, concluding with the “Sunrise” String Quartet Op. 76 No. 4. At Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest, 7pm, Thursday, February 14. Book at or 1800 334388.

Zahatorte from Kyoto… Smith’s Alternative, Civic, February 10.

ZAHATORTE are a Kyoto trio that blends old-world European cafe sounds with Japanese perfectionism. Hosted by Aussie expat entrepreneur Vaughan, who has written a book on coffee culture in Tokyo, the group will perform its own brand of bossa nova-inspired gypsy-swing at Smith’s Alternative, Civic, 7pm, February 10. Book at

Prof  Minchin with the ANU chancellor, Gareth Evans.

ELIZABETH Minchin, who heads up the Friends of the ANU Classics Museum, has received the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Service to the University. The next Friends lecture, preceded by a short AGM, will see Prof Tim Parkin, from the University of Melbourne, speaking about the ruins at Ephesus. At the Band Room, Peter Karmel Building, ANU School of Music at 6.15pm, Wednesday, February 13, all welcome.

“THE Sapphires”, not the film but the original stage show written and directed by Tony Briggs, is kicking off the 2019 season at The Q, February 13-18, booking to or 6285 6290.

Comedian Greg Kimball… Belconnen Community Theatre, February 16.

CANBERRA comedian Greg Kimball, who hosted the Canberra Comedy Festival’s 2018 “Clean Comedy Spectacular” will perform a one-off, live, stand-up comedy show, to be recorded for the internet. Belconnen Community Theatre, 8.30pm, Saturday, February 16. Book at

“INTERCHANGE” is a group exhibition featuring work by members of Ausglass and the NZ Society of Artists in Glass. It’s a satellite event to complement the COLAB Conference taking place in Whanganui, NZ, and can be seen at M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, until February 24, Wednesday-Sunday, noon to 5pm.

Grigoryan brothers, Slava, left, and Leonard… The Street Theatre, Thursday, February 14.

THE Grigoryan Brothers, Slava and Leonard, will join German jazz guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel to play on different guitars including classical, baritone, 12-string and electric at The Street Theatre, Thursday, February 14. Book at or 6247 1223.

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