Alliance raises a glass of red to the art de vivre

THE Alliance Française has driven its Canberra CEO to drink. The local arm of the worldwide organisation representing French culture is producing its own red wine for the first time this year. 

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

From the mouths of babes... cartoonist PAUL DORIN looks at Mother's Day.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN has been wondering where those Easter-egg wrappers some from...

Miniature salute to Bangladeshi independence

Sheikh Mujib had declared independence of Bangladesh in the early hours of March 26, 1971, so very early this morning, a formal flag hoisting ceremony took place on City Walk in Civic, writes HELEN MUSA.

How a family care centre grew from a sheep paddock

BEFORE the days of a child-protection system, a group of devoted Franciscan nuns raised enough money to build six modest cottages on a sheep paddock in Narrabundah. The cottages became temporary homes for Canberra kids in crisis, and thus Marymead was born. 

‘Vandalism’ – Memorial declares war on its trees

"When Canberra city needs every piece of biodiversity and green infrastructure to deal with the coming climate crisis, how on earth did anyone at the War Memorial think it was okay to let the bulldozers loose on so many trees. In the end this could be 100 or more trees that will go," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN. 

The balloon festival takes to the air

Photos of the Canberra birthday Balloon Spectacular festival over Lake Burley Griffin by ANDREW CAMPBELL

Canberra switches on for Enlighten

Canberra lit up last night (February 25), a day ahead of the official launch of Enlighten 2021 this evening.

Walk highlights the value of all languages

Rain, hail or shine, Canberra language lovers will be out in force this Sunday, February 21, to mark the UNESCO-designated International Mother Language Day with a lakeside language walk, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Multicultural Festival returns next year

The National Multicultural Festival will be back in 2022 for its 25th anniversary celebrations.

Canberra Cavalry bring ‘Pride Night’ back

Canberra Cavalry, now free of covid-related border restrictions, will host the Sydney Blue Sox on “Pride Night” this Saturday (January 30).

Suddenly, it’s 1970 again… but without the beer

"Whatever the future holds, our wondrous capital city, rich with character, learning and politesse, is undoubtedly the place to be," writes "The Gadfly" columnist ROBERT MACKLIN.

Book salutes couple’s ‘thoroughly modern’ design legacy

Author Peter Freeman has just writing a book about the lives and work of early Canberra architects Malcolm Moir and his wife Heather Sutherland. 

Nudge and a wink to surviving that big first year

AS back-to-school beckons, "Mummy" columnist KATE MEIKLE has compiled a cheat sheet for new kindergarten parents.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Another cartoon from the wry eye of PAUL DORIN...

Street festival celebrates hip-hop culture

Garema Place in Civic is set to break out this Saturday (January 23) with a show of “peace, love, unity and having fun” — the “four principles” of hip-hop — as the inaugural Canberra Street Dance Festival swings into gear.

For Parliament House bees, the hives have it

PARLIAMENT House’s voluntary head beekeeper Cormac Farrell has become quite attached to the parliament bees, and at times says they become quite attached to him!

To hell with this year, I’m up for a big Christmas!

"I'm going all out this year. So turn up the Mariah. Pass me a mince pie. Maybe I have lost the plot but, hey, it’s the end of 2020!" writes "Mummy" columnist KATE MEIKLE. 

‘Remarkable’ Australians tell their stories through objects

“This is just about my favourite day of the year,” National Museum of Australia director Mathew Trinca exulted this morning (December 16) when welcoming the state and territory recipients of the 2021 Australian of the Year Awards and launching an exhibition themed “Reflect, respect, celebrate”. 

Didn’t we have a lovely time, the day we went to Braidwood

"Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN heads out of town to enjoy the delights of lunch at Braidwood. 

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