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David’s artistic ways with wood

WOOD artist David Mac Laren was having it three ways when he decided to title his newest exhibition “Design Innovation Play”. For the show, billed...

Alan Davies stands up for the laughs

AT age 47, comedian Alan Davies is  relatively mature to be a first-time father, and he’s finding the experience immensely useful. “My small children are...

Review / Fire without glory- OA’s new ‘Carmen’

Opera / “Carmen” by Georges Bizet Directed by John Bell, conducted by Andrea Molino, for Opera Australia, At the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, until August 12. Reviewed by Helen Musa

New life for Benedict House

HISTORIC  Benedict House in Queanbeyan has today announced the launch of the much-awaited Benedict Arts Precinct, a new centre for arts, design and music...
10,000 miles

Review / ”10,000 Miles” at The Q

Dance / 10,000 Miles Presented by QL2 Dance and The National Youth Dance Company of Scotland. The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre. 17th April. Reviewed by Bill Stephens.

Queer fun at Tuggers – but beware

TUGGERANONG Arts Centre’s ‘Silver Linings’ program continues apace with the ‘queer’ segment of the festival this week. Tonight, Wednesday November 4, as part of TAC’s...

Promoting peace through Anzac vigil

THIS WEEK once again, in the lead up to the centenary of the Gallipoli landing, a dedicated group of Canberrans will mark the date...

Vinyls and other arts this weekend

THE Vinyl Lounge is back at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia Theatrette for 2015. NIBBLES from 5pm then you can spin...

Drive (M) ? ? ?

IN this flawed yet perversely engaging blood-and-gutser, a reticent, laconic, careful young man (Ryan Gosling) drives stunt cars for movie-makers and getaway cars for...

Dining / Happiness is an open restaurant…

“I called 40 establishments in more central locations to see and report that more places are ensuring you won’t starve over the holiday period," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Free legal clinic for artists

FRESH from good news on the ACT funding front, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres  will join the Arts Law Centre of Australia in hosting...

Arts / Circus festival full of surprises and laughs

IT’LL be a case of “Wham Glam Circus Man!” when Canberra’s Warehouse Circus launches its 2018 "Circus for Life" Festival tonight (November 8) with...

Arts / Kevin shows us how to make comedy ‘deadly’

ONE of Australia’s “deadliest” comic artists is in town this week to share his sense of fun with Canberra’s Aboriginal community. Kevin Kropinyeri, best-known for...

Artistically provocative

DANCE “EnTrance” Created and performed by Yumi Umiumare, The Street Theatre, season ended. Reviewed by Joe Woodward YUMI Umiumare is an accomplished performer exhibiting...

Cranleigh Art Show tonight

TONIGHT'S  the night for the opening of the annual Cranleigh-Capital Chemist Art Show, which has been held every October for the past seven years. Robyn Archer,...

Goldilocks up for malicious damage

THE Three Bears have taken Goldilocks to court charged with breaking and entering, malicious damage and stealing.  Will Goldilocks be found guilty and sent to...

Queanbeyan icon up for sale

ONE of the region’s most loved cultural buildings is going on the market. Benedict House in Queanbeyan was, in the 1990s,  bought by former Prime...

Free concert by Thai stars

THE Thai Music Festival showcases a free live concert performed by two of Thailand's most dynamic bands – leading traditional Thai percussion ensemble Korphai...

‘Rare delight’ in Armenian music

Review: “The Mystic, the Monk and the Muse,” Concert 6, Canberra International Music festival Fitter's Workshop, May 11 Reviewed by Judith Crispin

Review: Forceful work concludes music festival

“Into the Rose Garden” Concert 25, Canberra International Music Festival Fitters’ workshop May 18. Reviewed by Helen Musa

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