Arts / Brown’s paintings support good cause

“CITYNEWS” has been reporting on visual artist Sarah Brown since at least 2013 and now she’s in town again with a new suite of...

Canberrans keen on the casino, according to casino research

AQUIS Entertainment CEO Jessica Mellor says only one in five Canberrans oppose the proposed new integrated city entertainment precinct despite a vicious fear campaign...

‘Loco’ and, well, loving it!

EVER woken up suddenly in a dark room and, for a moment, been unsure which continent you were on? It happened to me a few...

Arts / Celebrating Manning Clark with music

MANNING Clark House, in Tasmania Circle, Forrest, is about to celebrate its 25th birthday as a centre of cultural activities. Originally the building designed by...

International Home Brew Day comes to Westside at Acton Park this Saturday

THE Canberra Brewers are bringing International Home Brew Day to Westside at Acton Park this Saturday. As well as nine club members brewing three...

Mum takes on bullies

TEACHING young kids tae kwon do combined with an anti-bullying message can create strong self-esteem and confidence from an early age, according to Wanniassa...

Fashfest 2015, Night One

THE night opened with a stunning collection of resort wear by a fresh graduate from the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) that delighted the...

Lisa’s book launch draws a big crowd

A JOYOUS book launch in Manuka’s Paperchain Bookstore several nights ago celebrated culture, diversity and disability in a unique way. Happily coinciding, as host...

Fashfest 2014: Night 2 behind the scenes

"CITYNEWS" had two photographers behind the scenes at Fashfest last night. GARY SCHAFER took this set: And ANDREW CAMPBELL ingeniously  built a studio backstage to capture...

‘Stunning’ tiles unite art and mental health

IT was time for rejoicing at the Ray Morton Park near the Riverside Café on Queanbeyan River this morning when community members gathered to...

How George brought TV to town

BROADCASTING pioneer George Barlin says it was a challenge from former British media mogul Cecil Harmsworth King, that prompted him to fulfil his dream...

Coining the future

FOR the second year running, the Royal Australian Mint has partnered with Canberra Institute of Technology in asking students to submit designs for a...

Arts / Collection goes back to the community

THE Rotary Youth Art Collection was yesterday (August 28) formally gifted back to the Tuggeranong community by the Minister for Education, Yvette Berry. The collection...

Ideas festival harnesses future opportunites for work

CANBERRA, the organisers of ‘Festival of Ambitious Ideas’ say, is full of problem solvers who have the drive, talent and inventiveness that can be...

Wartime leadership on show in Menzies exhibition at Old Parliament House

IF the Museum of Australian Democracy's new exhibition, “Menzies: By John Howard” curated, "however tenuously" as the curator himself put it, by former Prime...

Alicia dives into fashion’s deep end

Olympic swimmer Alicia Coutts is to be a guest model at this month’s Fashfest extravaganza with three appearances on the catwalk over the four nights. Reporter KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK discovers that the champion also has a passion for fashion and dressing up… ‘it’s all so much fun. Boys just don’t get it!’

Yarralumla takes a big bow for Christmas trees

The Yarralumla community is asking residents to tie a large red bow around their street trees. And they have. And it's worked, says "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.

Turning away from needles

IT’S easy to understand why many parents find their baby’s first immunisation a bit daunting. No one likes the idea of inflicting pain, no matter...

The other Kate and that wedding

CAMPING out with royal fanatics, cheering with the crowds at THAT kiss and snuggling up to her prince – she might not have made...

Party or not to party?

THERE'S plenty on offer for the countdown to 2013. Here are some of “CityNews”’ picks for New Year’s Eve, whatever your style. Romantic IF you...





Curtain-up nears for arts centre’s other half 

JOGGERS and passing motorists will have noticed the doubling of the Belconnen Arts Centre in recent months as the long anticipated stage 2 emerges on the shores of Lake Ginninderra. 

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin


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