Arts & Entertainment

Canberra’s best coverage of local arts news plus reviews, including dining, film, theatre, music, visual arts and dance

Review / ‘Deepwater Horizon’ (M) ** and a half

WIKIPEDIA describes disasters as “the consequence of inappropriately managed risk… the product of a combination of both hazards and vulnerability”. And don’t filmmakers adore them!...

Coins honour moon landing

THE Royal Australian Mint is celebrating 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing with the world’s first dome-shaped coloured nickel plated coin.

Shoe gazers and other arts in Canberra this weekend

PETER Vandermark constructs sculptures made of many seemingly independent pieces each with its own quirky character. His periscopes or “shoe gazers” painted in primary colours...

Jewellery that blooms and blushes

BILK Gallery?s kicks off tomorrow for 2013 with “Bloom and Blush,” a vibrant collection of wearable “blooms” by Adelaide jewellers Kath Inglis and Peta...

Sinfonia plays splendorous tangos

The bright and exciting finale was also well-played and brought this enjoyable concert to a satisfying close, writes reviewer LEN POWER.

Review: ‘Thor: The Dark World’ (M) *and a half

WE’VE seen it before and often. A bad guy with ambitions to steal a throne – in this case, it’s Loki (Tom Hiddleston), son...

Tiptoeing into a new menu

OUR visit to The Duxton, at O’Connor shops, was almost short lived. We walked through the main door, on Sargood and Macpherson Streets, into what...

Arts in the City / Mirth and fun at silly Dirty Dick’s

FOR silliness washed down with a pint of ale and a slab of roast beef, Dirty Dick’s is the place. Comedy sketches, witty songs,...

Review / ‘Sisters’ (MA) 116 mins *

THE main comic credentials of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler come not from feature films but from US TV sitcoms packaged in 30 minute...

Youth festival at Lanyon

AS part of National Youth Week 2013 the Lanyon Youth Festival is being staged by the YWCA of Canberra. It will include free live music,...

New menu doesn’t disappoint, pity about the service

"It took more than 30 minutes for starters to start arriving. We went inside to enquire but were just told it wouldn’t be long (it already was)." Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON endures a slow start to what turned out to be a good meal.

Dining / Monster’s new menu put to the test

“Monster recently launched a new menu. We were looking forward to the adventure,” writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Review / Sukumaran paints ‘unsettling’ final moments

arts / "Another Day in Paradise”, paintings by Myuran Sukumaran, at Tuggeranong Arts Centre until April 29. Reviewed by JOHNNY MILNER.

Arts / Season of singing, dancing and drama

BOOKENDED by two spectacular, crowd-pleasing musicals, the Canberra Theatre Centre's 2017 season confirms a determination to entertain as well as stimulate audiences. First up, in...

‘Phantom’ in Canberra: last show added

THE near sell-out season of Free Rain's highly acclaimed production of "The Phantom of the Opera" has just been extended by one final show at the...

Back to square one for Fitters’ Workshop

MEGALO Print Studio says "good government" would stick with its original decision and allow the group to move into the Fitters' Workshop in Kingston...

Arts / Cycle trio seeks crowdfunding help

HOPE springs eternal as a group of enthusiastic undergraduates in music and art at the ANU embark on a crowdfunding project to help take...

Review: ‘The Wind Rises’ (PG) ****

HAYAO Miyazaki’s animated films generally combine innocence, romance, fantasy, tension and palpable affection for his audience. Australia has seen “Howl’s Moving Castle” and “Arrietti”...

Review: ‘Reality’ (M) ***

MATTEO Garrone’s film begins with a long aerial shot of two white horses drawing a richly ornate carriage through traffic to a commercial wedding...

Arts in the City / Everyman’s back with a beating ‘Heart’

CANBERRA’S Everyman Theatre makes a welcome return to the stage with “The Normal Heart”, by Larry Kramer, directed by Karen Vickery with an all-star...




Groups call for mandatory insulation in rentals

Local groups are banding together to call on the ACT government to make ceiling insulation a requirement in rental properties.


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