Arts & Entertainment

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

Surprises when Nora returns for a divorce

There are moments of understanding when Nora returns in this curious sequel (“A Doll’s House Part 2”) to Ibsen's classic play, says arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Arts / Cat painting wins art prize

KALEEN artist Euan Graham is the winner of the $4000, 2017 Global Empire Art Award for his work The Cat Bell (spray enamel on...

Review / ‘Felony’ (M) *** and a half

JOEL Edgerton gives a cracking portrayal of NSW Police Service detective Malcolm who has concealed his part in a traffic incident involving a child...

Arts / Rob’s looking forward to puttin’ on the show

ROB Mills is the Australian face to “Puttin' on the Ritz”, the big West End song-and-dance show coming to town and he couldn’t be...

Review / “Diplomacy – Translations in Glass”

Guest Curator Ivana Jirasek At The Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston, ACT until April 16, 2015. Open Wednesday to Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm Reviewed by Meredith Hinchliffe

Review / Strictly outstanding, Philo dances to success

Musical theatre / "Baz Luhmann’s Strictly Ballroom – The Musical".  Directed by Chris Baldock. At Erindale Theatre until October 28. Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS

‘Five days in a perfect world’, the 2015 National Folk Festival

BOLSTERED by the idealistic slogan, "Five days in a perfect world", the National Folk Festival has unveiled its program for 2015 in the grand...

Arts in the city: Albert gets the best of the guild

• THE popular Embroiderers’ Guild will hold its annual exhibition and sale in Albert Hall, 10am-4pm, on October 19-21 (with the official opening, 7.30pm, October...

Arts / ANU Pop-Up Village jumps to life

AS Brian Schmidt, the Vice Chancellor of the Australian National University, launched the ANU Pop-Up Reunion Village on campus last night (July 11) it...

Arts / Canberra meets Belgium in art show

AN adventurous young pair of self-styled "Antipodean” artists have created a unique exhibition now showing at the Embassy of Belgium. Launched yesterday (November 8) before...

Arts in the City / Transcendental, timeless music

  “THE music of Jeff and Tim Buckley is timeless and gracefully transcendental,” says New York guitarist/composer and musical director Gary Lucas, who worked and...

Review: ‘Declaration of War’ (M) ? ? ? ?

I CAN’T tell whether it was deliberate or merely a serendipitous coincidence that shortly after a failed satire on parenting, I watched this powerful...

Assembly hosts holy-book pop-up

"CITYNEWS" readers will have noticed the recent increase in so-called “pop-up”  exhibitions, but today the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of Australia’s  Canberra Branch held a...

Review / ‘Denial’ (M) ****

AMONG the more than 50 feature films about the Holocaust, “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” and “Son of Saul” are permanently etched in...

Lakeside dining’s new Edge

THE delectable delicate dishes created by Chef Clement Chauvin are a feast for the eyes. You don’t want to disturb the food by actually...

Arts / Artistic director plays a different tune

“I am interested in musicians who are curious,” the director of the Four Winds Music Festival James Crabb tells “CityNews”. He’s pretty curious himself. An...

‘Dismissal’, resounds in Canberra

BOOK REVIEW “Dismissal” By Nicholas Hasluck, HarperCollins Reviewed by Robert Macklin NICHOLAS Hasluck has written a fascinating novel. “Dismissal” is a word that has a special resonance...

Ovation ends emotive performance

IT was a memorable evening at the Fitters Workshop when the Canberra International Music Festival presented a major performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's "St John Passion", writes LEN POWER.

Review / ‘Don’t Breathe’ (MA) ** and a half

IT cost less than $US10 million to make. It made three times that in its opening fortnight in America! Three young adults believe there’s $300,000...

Seccombe wins inaugural Paramor Prize

CANBERRA  artist Erica Seccombe has been named the winner of the inaugural $20,000 “Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation,” for her work “Virtual Life”. The annual...




Boy injured at Downer roundabout

An 11-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with leg injuries following an incident at a roundabout in Downer. 

Dancer searches for answers


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