Arts & Entertainment

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

From Russia with… passion to perform

  CANBERRA Academy of Dramatic Art presently has an artist-in-residence with a very special memory. As a student, New York actor Doug Chapman attended a life-changing...

Movie review / ‘The Addams Family’ (PG)

"Frankly, I can’t understand why any self-respecting cinema chain would bother with this movie." Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD is underwhelmed by "The Addams Family".

Young and talented and on show

FOR the fourth time, the Australian Talented Youth Project is running in Canberra right now and will conclude with a slap-up, concert finale at...

Gigging Canberra style

Never underestimate the power of promotion in a city where people are more likely to turn out the big numbers for a hometown act than a touring band from interstate.

Powerful performance until the ‘Journey’s End’

It is always a delight to hear Wilson sing and Hicks play. If it’s possible, they seem to be getting better, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY of “Journey’s End”.

Roll up for the MAMAs

IT'S NEARLY time to roll up for the MAMAs, the MusicACT Annual Music Awards, Due to hit the floor of the venerable Albert Hall...

150 humanitarian years in photos

 A FASCINATING exhibition at the High Court, marking 150 years of the International Committee of the Red Cross is to be launched today. “150 years...

Review / ‘Eye In the Sky’ (M) ****

THE screenplay that Guy Hibbert crafted for Gavin Hood’s riveting military/political/techno-thriller of our time on our planet has virtues putting it streets ahead of...

Movie review / ‘Five Feet Apart’ (M)

This is a romantic drama with both participants afflicted with cystic fibrosis, writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Strange encounters when wine arrives

"A popular restaurant full to the brim, ended up offering me a free bottle because of the five wines I ordered sequentially, none of them were in stock," writes wine columnist RICHARD CALVER

Author searches for the Arnhem Land ‘back’ story

NOBEL Laureate Patrick White was fond of likening his writing process to “welding”, but for author and journalist Paul Daley, it’s more a matter...

Review / ‘The Children Act’ (M) *** and a half

A COURT of law and a theatrical performance are similar in numerous ways. Law courts have provided themes for many memorable plays and movies....

Rush (MA) *** and a half

IN my youth, when I was a motor-racing groupie until two of the group wrote themselves off, my hero was (and still is) the...

Arts / Final hours mark the end of ‘paradise’

THIS Sunday morning, April 29, it will be exactly three years since artist and convicted drug smuggler Myuran Sukumaran was executed by a firing...

Arts / Theatre plumps for good acting and genre-busting plays

HAMLET’S favourite actors were famed for their expertise in “tragical-comical-historical-pastoral” plays, and if you throw in some music and dance, that pretty well sums...

Eva named Photographer of the Year

CANBERRA Photographic Society has recognised the talent and recent photographic successes of Eva van Gorsel with its 2018 Photographer of the Year Award. She also...

Review / ‘Molly’s Game’ (MA) *** and a half

THE game is high-stakes poker, with a six-digit entry fee. And the game’s owner is a statuesque redhead who had been a Winter Olympics...

Rich prize for talented illustrators

ONE of Australia’s largest children’s publishers is offering a $4000 publishing contract to a talented unpublished illustrator. The winning artist will work with editorial and...

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...

Review / ‘The Mule’ (MA) *** and a half

SAM Dolnick’s screenplay for director Clint Eastwood’s most recent film is based on Nick Schenk’s "New York Times Magazine" article "The Sinaloa Cartel's 90-year-old...





Shaun goes the distance for athletics

Former long distance runner and two-time Olympian Shaun Creighton has been recognised for his contributions to athletics over the past 30 years.  


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