Arts / Big Band meets Sichuan melodies

THE Australian Art Orchestra is coming to Ainslie Arts Centre tonight (August 23) for the Canberra premiere of a new work, “Water Pushes Sand”....

Arts / Greenaway honoured at Art Music Awards

CANBERRA composer Sally Greenaway was one of the many Australian musicians honoured tonight (August 22) at the seventh annual Art Music Awards. The winners, from...

Review / Polifemy’s strikingly beautiful performance

music / "Magnificat", Polifemy, Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest, August 20. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

Review / Tension explored in Roberts’ glass work

craft / Neil Roberts: “Chances with Glass”, Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston, until October 15. Reviewed by MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Review / Poetry and performance is ‘a dangerous game’

“Poem Every Day”, Canberra Youth Theatre, Main Hall, Ainslie (note not Gorman) Arts Centre, Braddon, 7pm, until August 19. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

Arts / Theatre project celebrates Queanbeyan

"STRUGGLETOWN" or "The Soweto of Canberra” are some of the common tags applied to Queanbeyan, but by the time theatre director Damian Callinan celebrates...

Arts / Unique ‘Messenger’ artwork unveiled

A SIGNIFICANT painting co-created by two of Australia’s most senior artists was today unveiled at Parliament House by the Speaker of the House of...

Arts / A feast of magnificent choral singing

IT’s time for the Australian National Eisteddfod’s annual choirs event, coming up this weekend, with Saturday’s Open Championship as the highlight. Around 1400 adults and...

Arts / What’s on and where in Canberra this weekend?

COMEDIAN Tom Gleeson had no idea how popular he was with what he calls the “bloated public service”, so has two shows when he...

Arts / CSO launches its new season

“AT the CSO we believe that life is better with music. It is our voice in love, heartbreak, joy and wonder; it is the...

Arts / What’s on and where in Canberra this weekend?

PIGEONHOLE Theatre is holding a benefit night of “Playhouse Creatures” before going, as the only Australian representative, to the Mondial du Theatre in Monaco in...

Arts / Music, not Anzac-ery in ‘Flowers of War’ launch

  "I AM not interested in Anzac-ery”, artist in residence for the Australian War Memorial, Christopher Latham, told an audience at the Ainslie Arts Centre...

Arts / Silver show dedicated to Foster

JEWELLERY maker Xanthe Gay has owned and managed "X Gallery" in Bungendore for 13 years and although she has represented many artists there, now...

Arts / What’s on and where in Canberra this weekend?

WITH “Bennelong”, Bangarra Dance theatre’s director Stephen Page wanted to “shake it up a bit and make it operatic”. At Canberra Theatre, August 3–5, bookings...

Arts / ‘Perfect hat-trick’ in play about suburbia

A VERITABLE who’s who of Canberra REP acting talent is lining up for the coming production of Lally Katz’s play “Neighbourhood Watch” by director...

Arts / ‘Monsieur Chopin’ comes to Turner

“DINNER with Monsieur Chopin” is an unusual fundraising event for the 3rd Australian International Chopin Piano Competition, coming up in September. Organised by The Friends...

Arts / Sale of work by young contemporary artists

KAMILAROI artist Reko Rennie is one of the in-demand artists to be presented in a private collection sale being staged by Yarralumla collector, Bernie...

Sophie takes on two casts for ‘challenging’ play

SOPHIE Benassi is one of Canberra’s hardest working directors and she’s about to stage a show which has two separate casts. But right now in...

Arts / Weave an end to violence

THE Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House has reminded “CityNews” that the very last of its Sunday "Crafternoons" is coming up this...

Arts / Dancers take flight in Coleridge-inspired show

"WATER, water, everywhere/Nor any drop to drink" — may sound familiar to people who've studied Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” at school,...




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. 


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