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Artsweek / Lunar New Year hits the screen

A still from King of Peking

From Canberra-born director Sam Voutas and Ballarat’s Peking Pictures comes a family comedy set in 1990s Beijing. It is one of the four films screening this week in the National Film and Sound Archive’s Lunar New Year series. In the film, home entertainment threatens the livelihood of a film projectionist so he and his son turn to movie piracy.

Prosperous Mountain Dragon and Lion Dancers will be performing in New Year celebrations at Sakyamuni Buddhist Centre, 32 Archibald Street, Lyneham, February 9-11.

Everyman Theatre has a new production of the show Queers, a theatrical ode in seven monologues to queer life in Britain. ACTHUB, 14 Spinifex Street, Kingston, February 14- 24.

The first event in the NFSA’s Book Club series with Canberra Writers Festival, is a screening and conversation about Bones and All, based on Camille de Angelis’ novel of the same name, February 11. Then on Valentine’s Day, the archive will hold the Radio 100 Symposium and a screening of Sid and Nancy, February 14.

GW Bot, The Prophet I, linocut on tapa cloth



  • Beaver Galleries open their 2024 exhibiting season with GW Bot’s Glyphs – the Poet’s Garden, works on paper and sculpture, alongside Shannon Garson’s porcelain show, “Wrack.” 81 Denison St, Deakin, February 8 – 24.
  • Cause and Effect: Politics and Protest from the Megalo Archives is an exhibition of posters from the Megalo Print Studio’s archives, 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston until March 16.
  • Multi-disciplinary Canberra artist Robyn Campbell will open an exhibition of new works at Suki & Hugh Gallery, 38A Gibraltar Street Bungendore, with opening drinks on February 10.


  • Suite Mágica, guitar and harp duo, Andrew Blanch and Emily Granger, Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, February 8.
  • Golden Guitar Award winners Brooke McClymont and Adam Eckersley will be in town with guest Peter Chapman. Harmonie German Club, February 9.
  • Heath Cullen & Kevin Welch sing American and Australian Folk and Country, The Street Theatre, February 9.
  • English musical legend Ralph McTell is here with his guitar and songs from his six-decade career at The Street Theatre, February 10.
  • Alice Giles performs The Harp – A Palette of Colours, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, February 10.
  • Shortis and Simpson appear with guests Beth Tully and Nigel McRae in a re-run of a popular episode from their series Under the Influence. Smith’s Alternative, Civic, February 10.
  • Braidwood Concert Series kicks off 2024 with a concert by the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne, St Andrews Anglican Church, February 10.
  • Wesley’s Lunchtime concert series opens with This Old Cello Box, by London musician, William Jack. There’s something for everyone, from bluegrass to non-Western sound worlds. Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, February 14.


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