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Bangarra dancer. Photo: Daniel Boud

BANGARRA Dance Theatre’s artistic director, Stephen Page, has put together a triple bill for the company’s 30th birthday called “Bangarra: 30 years of Sixty Five Thousand”, a tribute to its creators and the spirit of the country that inspired it. At Canberra Theatre, July 18-20. Bookings to canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.

Mitch Capone a plays Michael Bublé.

THE “Michael Bublé Christmas in July” show is coming to town with Mitch Capone playing the Canadian singer who has won four Grammy Awards. At Harmonie German Club, 7pm, Saturday, July 20. Book at  harmonieclub.com.au

THE Irish Christmas in July show will feature a traditional menu with entertainment from the instrumental five piece Celtic Folk band “Wild Kelpie Playdate”. At Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson Street, Weston, noon, Sunday, July 21. Bookings to irishclub.com.au or 6288 5088.

ALL morning on July 20, ArtSound FM’s Paul Conn, Mike Kennedy and other presenters will go live with music, interviews and trivia questions about the celebrated festival, Woodstock, held 50 years ago, ArtSound FM, 92.7 MHz Canberra and 90.3 MHz Tuggeranong, 9am to noon, Saturday, July 20.

Child Players ACT

CHILD Players ACT will stage “Jack and the Beanstalk”, a musical adaptation by BJ Anyos, Katie Kavanagh and Georgia Pike, at Belconnen Community Centre, Swanston Court, 11am and 2pm, July 17-20. Book at canberrarep.org.au or 6257 1950.

TrashFest scene from “Disco Dancer” (India, 1982)… playing in Watson, July 20.

TRASHFEST 2019 is a wild film event culled from Andrew Leavold’s 30 years of collecting and sharing film oddities. It’s suitable for anyone into horror, cult movies or strangeness. At Sanguineti Media, Block C, Unit 103, 49 Phillip Avenue, Canberra Technology Park, Watson, 7pm-9pm, Saturday, July 20. Tickets at the door.

THE Waterside Workers Federation had a film unit during the Cold War. To complement CMAG’s new, “Activism – forces for change in Canberra”, the Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia will show two of its productions, “Indonesia Calling” and “The Hungry Miles”. Canberra Museum & Gallery, Civic Square, 2.30-3.30pm, Friday, July 19, free for Friends, gold donation for others.

Beer as an art film subject

PHOTOACCESS and Bentspoke Brewing Co have joined forces to produce “Micro-Brewed Micro-Films”, a project that gives eight film-makers the opportunity to spend three consecutive Sunday mornings learning how to script, shoot, edit and record sound for a three-minute Super8 film. The workshop runs on three consecutive Sunday mornings, 10am-1pm, July 21 and 28 and August 4. Details on enrolling at photoaccess.org.au

THE Canberra Classical Guitar Society presents a house concert with Hamish Strathdee, 6pm, Sunday, July 21, address supplied on booking to trybooking.com

 

 

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