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Lea’s stellar line-up of dancers

In “A Stellar Lineup”… the Chameleon Collective. Photo: Andrew Sikorski

In her latest “Artsday” column, arts editor HELEN MUSA lists lots to see and hear around town this coming week.

LIZ Lea’s Stellar Company will present “A Stellar Lineup” with the Deaf Butterflies, Project Dust, Subsdance, ZEST, the 4 Me Dancers, GOLD and the Chameleon Collective, at Canberra College Theatre, December 1-2.

CANBERRA Writers Festival has Iranian-Kurdish writer, Behrouz Boochani, in conversation with Amy Remeikis, National Press Club, November 30.

THE second Hungarian Film Festival is at Kambri, ANU, December 6-8. Free event.


  • THE Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House has “Behind the Lines 2023: All Fun and Games”, a celebration of the work of Australian political cartoonists over the past year. Open November 30.
  • ANU School of Art & Design 2023 Graduating Exhibition opens with live music by local DJ Micah Heathwood. School of Art & Design Gallery, Ellery Crescent Acton, December 1.
  • “VISUAL expression” by Bunker Studio Artists, show drawings and sculptures by the Bunker studio artists from Queanbeyan, along with “Scenes from the [Belconnen] Mall” by Spiros Coutroubas. Belco Arts, December 1-11.
  • ARTIST Caroline Reid is holding an open Studio gallery and art sale, 8 Nott Street, Fraser, on December 3.


  • FIVE CSO Kingsland Pathways Fellows will give their final recital at Ainslie Arts Centre, Braddon, November 29.
  • WESLEY Music Foundation presents a recital by organ students of Christopher Wrench at Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest, November 30.
  • ORIANA Chorale, directed by Dan Walker, will perform Poulenc’s set of Christmas motets along with Frank Martin’s “Mass for Double Choir” and works by Maddalena Casulana and Sydneysider Brooke Shelley. Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest, December 1.
  • CANBERRA Men’s Choir will perform “Journey to Christmas”, St John’s Church, Reid, December 2.
  • I Progetti Chamber Choir present “400”, choral music from the renaissance era in aid of St John’s Care Christmas Appeal. St John’s Anglican Church, Reid, 5pm, December 2.
  • CANBERRA Symphony Orchestra Proms, Government House, Yarralumla, December 2.
  • CANBERRA Bach Ensemble presents Bach’s Advent Cantatas, St Christopher’s Manuka, December 2-3.
  • PIANIST and composer Sally Whitwell will join classical guitarist Matt Withers for a matinee performance to celebrate their recent ABC Classic release, “Starwalker”, Wesley Music Centre, December 3.
  • MARUKI Community Orchestra presents “A Cracking Christmas”, works by Tchaikovsky, Daniswara and Brahms, Albert Hall, December 3.
  • GEOFF’S Jazz at Smiths has Evans Robson Quartet led by sax stars Sandy Evans and Andrew Robson, Smith’s Alternative, Civic, December 6.


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