Arts / What’s on in Canberra this weekend?

CABARET performer Michael Griffiths is coming to Teatro Vivaldi this Friday in “Cole”. Inspired by legendary songwriter Cole Porter, it’s billed as “a sharp and...

Arts / Top Celtic band coming to Smith’s

IRISH band FourWinds are for the first time touring Australia after playing at the Woodford Folk Festival and will be in Canberra on Monday...

Arts / ‘Dogday’ frolicking at the galleries

THE Canberra public should prepare for more canine madness this weekend as the National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery join to...

Arts / Karena takes over at ANCA

The ACT visual arts community is welcoming a new face this week as Karena Keys takes over as ANCA Gallery Manager from Annika Harding....

Review / Operas about ordinary people draw applause

Opera/ “Cavalleria Rusticana” by Mascagni and “Pagliacci” by Leoncavallo, originally directed by Damiano Michieletto, revival by Rodula Gaitanou, conducted by Andrea Licata for Opera Australia, at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House until February 4, bookings to REVIEWED BY HELEN MUSA

Arts / Theatre party to crank it up loud

WHEN Shadow House PITS announces that it is presenting a Shadow House Party, you just know it’s going to be sensational. With director Joe Woodward...

Arts / ‘Nutcracker’ to dazzle young children

THE Australian Ballet’s “Storytime Ballet” will be back in town again with its brand new production of "The Nutcracker". “Citynews” readers need not be...

Arts / Dance teachers to learn new moves

AUSDANCE ACT has been busy revitalising its annual “Move Up” dedicated to ACT school teachers with an eclectic line-up of teachers in many styles. The...

Arts / What’s on in Canberra this weekend?

SLACKY Flat Showgrounds at Bulli will become a Mecca for musicians, dancers, singers, songwriters, poets, yarn spinners and choirs in the 32nd Illawarra Folk...

Arts / Slam poets swing into gear next week

CANBERRA’S entertainment scene is rapidly swinging back into gear, with several events coming up next week. First cab off the rank is the poetry slam,...

Pixar stories to ‘enchant and enthral’

THE National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is marking school holidays with “Pixar-Palooza”. It’s a selection of classics from Pixar Animation Studios so...

Interactive comedy for kids (and dads) at The Q

KIDS’ comedians The Listies are coming to The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre with a comedy show all about the movies. “Haunted backpacks,...

Review / Pirates and dog steal the show in ‘Peter Pan’

Theatre / "Peter Pan" musical. Directed by Anita Davenport. At Belconnen Theatre until January 21. Bookings to or 6275 2700. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA

Arts / Culturally sensitive version of ‘Peter Pan’ opens tonight

AUDIENCES can confidently expect the evil Captain Hook to take centre stage in Ickle Pickle Productions’ holiday production of “Peter Pan”, opening at Belconnen...

Arts / ‘SoundOut’ still needs crowdfunding support

EXPERIMENTAL music aficionados are lining up for the annual SoundOut Festival, coming to ANU Drill Hall Gallery in early February. Award-winning director and founder of...

Arts / ‘POKE-Art’ all the go at studioMAP

PICKING up on the Pokémon Go global phenomenon, studioMAP in Griffith is turning on a unique art workshop specially designed for children. Young Canberra Pokémon...

Arts / What’s on in Canberra this weekend?

THE Rancho Mirage High School Singing Rattlers Reflections Show Choir & Chamber Singers are two choirs from a specialised arts performance high school in...

War Memorial goes to the dogs!

DURING the thirsty Christmas season, our canine friends have not been forgotten, with news that the Australian War Memorial has augmented the recent Explosive...

Unhappy artists rise up against funding cuts

ACT Arts Minister Gordon Ramsay has agreed to meet arts representatives in late January to discuss the dramatic 66 per cent drop in arts...

Funding cuts ‘not OK’, say Canberra artists

“THIS is not OK” is the message loud, and clear, that a group of more than 25 of Canberra's independent artists will be sending...




Oo-ah… ‘Skyfire’ captivates big lake crowd

One of Canberra's top photographers, ANDREW CAMPBELL, was out snapping last night's "Skyfire" firework event, including a shot when one of the staging barges caught fire.


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