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Review: ‘Last Will’ (M) *** and a half

THE “last will” of the title of this Swedish thriller is that of Alfred Nobel. In the ballroom at the banquet following the Nobel...

First ladies on parade at the NPG

REMEMBER the era when you just knew who  people meant if they talked about Dame Pattie, or Tamie or Zara, or Margaret or Janette? Remember the...

Last hours for SoundOut Music Festival crowd funding

RICHARD Johnson and the SoundOut Music Festival organisers have only until 9:40 am tomorrow (Thursday) to raise the $870 need to make its Pozible...

The French connection in Indigenous art

  WITH an eye on the National Gallery ofAustralia’s 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial, “unDisclosed”, the Alliance Française de Canberra and the Embassy of France...
Ian Pryor

What’s on this weekend in the arts

THE Canberra Wind Symphony, under the baton of Geoff Grey, will present “Blown Away!” at the Ainslie Arts Centre tomorrow, Friday September 4 at...

Review: “Taken 2” (M) **

FOUR years ago, an actioner written by Luc Besson and Robert Kamen ended with intelligence agent Bryan (Liam Neeson) at the burial of a...

Arts in the City / Decadence and debauchery, anyone?

IMOGEN Kelly, notorious as Australia's "Queen of Burlesque", performs in the “Decadence and Debauchery” variety night at The Abbey Function Centre, Gold Creek on...

Sacred Gods from Polynesia come to the National Gallery

ANCIENT Polynesia, According to the Senior Curator, Pacific Art at the National Gallery of Australia, Michael Gunn, remains one of the great mysteries...

Review / Haunting fusion of music and dance

Dance / "Contact" at the QL2 Theatre.  Devised by Jack Riley & artists. Until 10 June.  Reviewed by JOHN LOMBARD

Arts / What’s on and where in Canberra this weekend?

  Events: THE Confluence Festival of India is coming to Canberra Theatre Centre, with Bollywood Dance Workshops, Rajasthani Folk Music (The Kutle Khan Project) and a...

French trio reveals the delights of the marimba

IAN McLEAN reviews a French marimba trio who turned on "an enchanting concert that extracted sustained and heartfelt applause from a large audience of well-satisfied attendees".

Arts in the City / Art Song’s American accent

TWO US artists, baritone Bruce Cain and guitarist David Asbury, will perform the last 2014 concert for Art Song Canberra in "Dedications – New...

Enormous skills bring ‘Bruce’, the hero, to life

The performers show enormous skill and dexterity in bringing Bruce to life, writes reviewer LEN POWER.

Japanese ceramicists at Watson

JAPANESE ceramic artists Kayoko and Satoru Hoshino have been visiting artists at the ANU School of Art Ceramics Workshop since February this year and...

Preview: Festival of uncomfortable truths

WITH  the proliferation of international film festivals, Canberra audiences have recently enjoyed the opportunity of exploring the world through a medium once known for...

Review: ‘Happy Happy’ (M) ???

THE Norwegian title for this dramatic observation of families and relationships is “Sykt Lykkellig”. The English title has a French origin. It comes without...

Here comes the Queanbeyan River Festival!

THE inaugural Queanbeyan River Festival will be held on the banks of the Queanbeyan River in less than two weeks. Event Coordinator, Emma Hawke, says...

Suffragette  (M)  *** and a half

IN director Sarah Gavron and writer Abi Morgan’s film telling a story set among Britain’s snail-like progress toward universal suffrage, police inspector Steed (Brendan Gleeson)...

Spooky Addams Family come to The Q

THE Canberra region’s insatiable appetite for stage musicals is about to be assuaged with Stephen Pike’s new production of “The Addams Family Musical Comedy”,...

Review / ‘Beautiful Boy’ (MA) *** and a half

MANY words have been spoken and recorded recounting parents’ anguish when substance abuses beset their offspring and blight the lives of families. Among them...

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