Monks who aim to thrill

They’re  Buddhist monks, they’re brave, they’re aggressive, yet they’re reflective – everybody loves China’s Shaolin Warriors. Canberra has seen many variations on this kind of...

Dimboola back in town

Said to be Australia's most-performed play, “Dimboola” is now being staged by The National University Theatre Society (NUTS) in a dinner show at Teatro Vivaldi. If...

From fame to shame

THERE was a buzz of activity at The Playhouse this afternoon as preparations were in full swing for the opening night of Scott Rankin’s...

Time for Public Disorder, Civic!

Arts editor HELEN MUSA previews the new Pura Vida festival that’s destined to set the city swinging WHEN you’re the lead vocalist and guitarist in...

Birthdays worth singing about

Arts in the city • HAPPY birthdays to Canberra Philharmonic Society, “Philo”, which celebrated its 60th at the Courtyard Studio on September 11 and to...

Local boy makes good!

  FORMER Canberra director Iain Sinclair has created a compelling production of “Blood Wedding” by Federico García Lorca, which I caught at the closing show...

Short+Sweet winners

WINNERS of Canberra's Short+Sweet festival have been announced. The festival, considered “the biggest little play festival in the world”, included a selection of 10-minute plays...

The blooming sound of music

IT’S springtime and music will be blossoming for the three-day Bloom Music Festival at the Ainslie Arts Centre in the former Ainslie Public School,...

Play time with pollies

Arts in the city • CAROLINE Stacey is working on a new play at The Street by Alana Valentine called “MP”. Stars are cabaret diva...

Derek, the man of many parts

DEREK Lynch knows just what tough work it is being an actor. In the coming production of “Namatjira”, he’s just one of two actors and...

Puppets, sluts and sex!

SUPA productions director Garrick Smith isn’t coy about the notorious sex scene in the “Sesame Street” spoof “Avenue Q”, coming soon to the ANU...

Faking it, all for art’s sake

Arts in the city • “IS that a Degas?” you may ask. Well, no, it’s Tim Hardy’s fake version of “Seated Bather Drying Herself”, his...

Search for fifth Wiggle

A CANBERRA parent will have the opportunity to become the fifth Wiggle as part of their Big Birthday celebrations. The competition will seek one parent...

Rock Eisteddfod winners

ST. PETER’S Catholic College and Daramalan College both won a swag of awards on Friday night at the Canberra Rock Eisteddfod Challenge. St Peter’s Catholic...

Short+Sweet meets little and big

THE Short+Sweet festival, “the biggest little play festival in the world”, is due to hit town at the end of the month and, for...

Threads, dreams and theatre

Arts in the city • CANBERRA theatre artists Camilla Blunden, Liliana Bogatko, Raoul Craemer and Noonee Doronila, styling themselves “the Threads Collective”, are all what...

‘Postcards’ from China and beyond

POSTCARDS are the prerogative of the traveller and Canberra Dance Development Centre’s young performers are experts. They’re just back from the Shanghai International Children's Cultural...

Locals in sculpture prize race

Arts in the city • FOUR Canberra artists, Geoff Farquhar-Stills, Martin Rowney, Liz Kelly and Maryann Mussared, have been selected for the Willoughby Sculpture Prize,...

Thrilling and dazzling

DANCE “Identify” QL2’s Quantum Leap, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, season  closed. Reviewed by Bill Stephens UNDER the guidance of Ruth Osborne this program of three dance works exploring...

Rumsey’s dark keys

Arts in the city • “THE Dark Side of the Keys” is a great title for the recital of pianist Andrew Rumsey at the Wesley...




Movie review / ‘John Wick 3: Parabellum’ (M)

“Wick 3” is a violent fantasy actioner in which most of the cast are the stunt guys and gals cavorting acrobatically around before dying. Two stars from reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.


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