Sri Lankan community celebrates Vesak

"VESAK”, also called Buddha's Birthday or Buddha Day, is the most sacred day of the year to millions of Buddhists around the world, and...

Parliament House turns 30 with a big party

NEXT week on May 9 it will be 30 years since the opening of Australian Parliament House in 1988. To celebrate this milestone, Ken...

Wade reveals Canberra’s newest ‘secrets’

CANBERRA writer and broadcast and tour guide Marg Wade has written two sellout editions of “Canberra’s Secrets” in 1999 and 2003 and the third...

Folk Festival set for a ‘major site relocation’

IN its 52nd year, the National Folk Festival will move closer to Northbourne Avenue and away from the relatively dusty Flemington Road side, creating “a...

Australians of the Year tell stories through objects

2018 Australian of the Year exhibition, main hall, National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, free exhibition, until February 18, 2018, 9am–5pm daily, closed Christmas Day. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

Arts / Musos group together to chant on the Cavs

“GO Cavs Go. Go Cavs Go. Hey Canberra what do you say? The Cavs are going to win today”, are the new easy-to-learn lyrics...

Ben and James light up the streets for MS

AN inspiring pair of classmates, from St Mary MacKillop College, are lighting up the lives of people living with Multiple Sclerosis while also lighting...

Carols night supports local charity

TONIGHT’S the night for the 73rd “Carols by Candlelight”, organised by Woden Valley Youth Choir since 1996. Each year, the popular event raises money for...

Arts / Rae reveals Snow’s ‘quiet inner-life’

THE National Portrait Gallery has this evening (November 30) unveiled its most recent commission for the collection, a portrait of Canberra businessman and philanthropist...

Arts / Civic mural remembers John Hanna

CANBERRA suit maker, John Hanna, is being remembered by the Canberra community in a new mural created by Christopher Toth. The artwork has been commissioned...

Wellington comes to Canberra for a celebration

IT’S just over one year since Singapore Airlines’ Canberra-Wellington "Capital Express" flights started and NewActon is marking this sister-city connection with craft beer, food,...

Floriade expands into Braddon

“CANBERRANS come out of hibernation”, said ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr at lunchtime today (September 27) while he was describing the likely reaction of...

Teenager Charly shines in fashion design

By Wendy Johnson

Arts / ‘Proud’ public art comes to life

YASSARTS’ “Sculpture in the Paddock” turns five today with its opening and prize announcement to be held this evening (September 15) at the National...

Declaration of Human Rights given new life in readings

AN unusual open day dedicated to the reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was held at the residency of the Slovenian Embassy...

Arts / Wakakirri Challenge brings out the best stories

EVER seen the crowds of children gathered outside the Canberra Theatre for the “Wakakirri” showcase, and wondered what it was all about? Well, this week...

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...

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 / 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...

Forum highlights the power of art

IF there was one thing that yesterday’s (July 26) Arts Value Forum at the Canberra Theatre made loud and clear, it was that Canberra’s...




Albanese gets clear run to leadership

Anthony Albanese will be Labor’s new leader, unopposed, with Jim Chalmers announcing on Thursday (May 23) morning that he would not run for the position, saying he couldn’t be sure of winning, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.


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