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Artsday / ‘Challenging’ documentary screen to public

Victoria Police’s “Look a Little Deeper” campaign, shown in the documentary

The weekend looms and, as HELEN MUSA’S “Artsday” column reveals, there’s lots to experience.

AT last, Daniel Widdowson’s challenging documentary, “Trafficked to Australia”, which  examines Australia’s involvement in human trafficking, will be screened to the public at the National Film and Sound Archive, 2pm, Saturday, June 25. 

ALSO, at the National Film and Sound Archive is its inaugural trivia night with a focus on Australians & Hollywood trivia.  NFSA, 6.30pm, Saturday, June 25. Tickets include access to the “Australians & Hollywood” exhibition from 5pm.

CANBERRA artists who  have completed You Are Here’s Cahoots residency will be showcasing their work and seeking feedback from Canberra’s creative community at Belconnen Arts Centre, 12.30 to 7pm, Saturday June 25.

Dance is to the fore this week with:

  • THE Australasian Dance Collective from Brisbane presents “ Three”—“Three works. Three choreographers. Three spellbinding stories”. The Playhouse, June 24-25.
  •  QL2 Dance, Australian Dance Party and Catapult Choreographic Hub   collaborate to create a cross generational, cross regional dance project,”  inspired by “Shakespeare to Winehouse”. National Portrait Gallery, 11am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm, June 25 & 26, free.

Music theatre events coming up are:

  • QUEANBEYAN Players’ Encore Run “The Sound Of Music” At The Q, Queanbeyan, June 24- July 3.
  • NATIONAL Opera presents the pocket-opera version of Mozart’s “Cosi fan Tutte” featuring  local singers working with the Canberra Sinfonia under the baton of Leonard Weiss. Albert Hall, 2pm and 6pm, Saturday, June 25.
  • SHORTIS & Simpson with special guest, political journalist Karen Middleton, will perform their show “Under The Influence” at the  National Theatre Braidwood, Wallace Street Braidwood, 3pm, Sunday, June 26.

Concerts are:

  • CANBERRA singer-songwriter Sophie Edwards will present her “Lovescraps” single launch AT UC HUB, 8pm, Friday, June 24.
  • CANBERRA Choral Society and National Capital Orchestra present Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle”, Llewellyn Hall, 3pm, Saturday, June 25.
  • AUSTRALIAN-born UK-based musician Penelope Trappes will perform intimate show at Ainslie Main Hall, Ainslie Arts Centre, 7 pm, Friday,  June 25. 
  • CANBERRA Strings present Brahms’ String Sextet No 1 Brahms String Sextet no. 1 in Wesley Church, Forrest, 3pm, Sunday, June 26.


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