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

Arts / This year’s Top Cat gets his gong

AN all-rounder from the south coast who acts, designs sets and does the stage lighting for the Bay Theatre Players was announced as the...

Review / Glorifying the female form

Theatre / "Forever Crazy". Crazy Horse Paris. At Canberra Theatre until October 7. Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS

Arts / ‘Detonate’ festival aims to go off with a bang

“DETONATE” is the name chosen for Belconnen Arts Centre’s coming celebration of the International Day of People with Disability and it suggests an incendiary...
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Review / Players turn out best-in-years performance

musical theatre "My Fair Lady" Queanbeyan Players Director, Janet Tweedie; musical director,  Jenna Hinton. At The Q until June 13. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Review / Exhibition touches ‘hearts and minds’

craft / “Hearts and Minds”, Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston until March 25. Reviewed by MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

NZ artist gets a smoky welcome to Canberra

It's not every day that a smoking ceremony set off the fire alarm, but so it was today (May 31) at Gorman Arts Centre in Braddon when Ngunnawal Elder, Tina Brown, set about welcoming New Zealand exchange artist Ana Iti, to the ACT.

Review / ‘Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie’ (M) *** and a half

KARL Marx called religion the opium of the masses. Scientology is the creation of a science fiction author who saw creating a religion as...

Review / ‘Have You Seen the Listers?’ (M) *** and a half

ON completion, a creative work in whatever medium – painting, writing, hewing stone, composing concertos, working with fibre or metal, the list goes on...

THE AHA ACT crowns Canberra’s best venues for 2016

CANBERRA'S newest and most popular licensed bars, restaurants, nightclubs and accommodation hotels were celebrated at the 2016 Australian Hotels Association (AHA) ACT Hospitality Awards...

Review / ‘Frame of Mind’ by the Sydney Dance Company at the Canberra Theatre

Frame of Mind Choreographers: William Forsythe and Rafael Bonachela Sydney Dance Company Canberra Theatre until 2nd May 2015 Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Arts / Exploring the art of ‘Climax’ – and fun!

WITH the bold theme of “Climax", this month the day-long Art Not Apart festival thunders into action for the eighth time, while also cementing...

Arts / The Q announces a big, pushy, show-stopping musical

“EVERYTHING‘s comin’ up roses”, sang musical theatre luminary Geraldine Turner in the Manhattan room at Queanbeyan’s Royal Hotel this morning (October 25). Turner was in...

New venture for CAPO

CAPO, the Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation may be one of this city’s most venerable arts organisations, but it’s come up with a new idea. This...

Dazzling display of youthful talent

IN WHAT promises to be a dazzling display of youthful talent, members of a  talented Yass family, Lauren, Ruth, Samuel and Sarah Giddy will...

Review / ‘The Hate U Give’ (M) **** and a half

AT the movies, in the beginning is always the word. And the word forming the foundation of director George Tillman Jr’s film is the...

Canberra wins from Australia Council grants

CHRIS Bourke has welcomed today’s announcement that local arts organisations Canberra Glassworks, Craft ACT and national organisation Arts Monthly will share in nearly $1.3...

Tuggeranong makes a voyage into world cinema

LAST night Tuggeranong Arts Centre launched what it is calling “a voyage into world cinema”, with films from around the planet. According to the high...

Arts in the city / George has a party going on…

GEORGE Huitker and his band, Junk Sculpture, are threatening midnight fireworks and champagne outside the ANU Arts Centre as part of their annual New...

Parties at the Shops coming to Hughes

For its 51st birthday the suburb of Hughes will celebrate a rich history and community spirit with Parties at the Shops on Saturday May...

Torn Emma rises to ‘Queen of the Night’

COVER STORY: With ‘Voices in the Forest’ star Yvonne Kenny dramatically having to cancel, the spotlight falls on dazzling coloratura soprano Emma Matthews to carry the show. Arts editor HELEN MUSA talks to her exclusively for “CityNews”




ACT minister slammed for ‘ridiculing’ indigenous initiative

Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister James Milligan has slammed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith for her "offensive" description of policy initiatives endorsed by the ACT indigenous community.


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