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...

Canberra Confidential / Mama makes the finals

CANBERRA mum Amy Luttrell, designer of the Mama Chic Do Not Disturb (DND) pram sleep cover, is “absolutely bursting with pride” to be a finalist...

At last, let there be lights!

With the ACT Budget expected to pour money into lights at Manuka Oval, TIM GAVEL asks if Canberra has room for expansion into more national sporting competitions

Let’s talk about the bees and the trees

"I am repeatedly asked about the effect of climate change on gardening from individuals to groups. So let's consider a few facts..." here's this week's gardening column from CEDRIC BRYANT.

Tina’s ‘healing’ garden of plants and mosaics

Gardening is healing for mosaic artist Tina van Raay, whose Campbell garden is her expression space, art gallery, meditation zone and respite for friends and family. 

Modest Mal takes the prize as pool’s lap legend

UP at dawn to swim several kilometres most mornings, the Dickson Aquatic Centre Lap Legends log their laps over the outdoor swim season for...

Canberra Confidential / Little lad among the lens

“CAN I bring Elijah to my social and editorial events?“ mused “CityNews” snapper Andrew Finch when he sent through this gorgeous photo of the...

Kelli brings her eco-fashion label home

FAMILY has drawn eco-fashion designer Kelli Donovan, a CIT fashion graduate, home to Canberra with her established label Pure Pod, which is recognised as...

Conolly / Food and Eating is leaving me cold

THE other day, I had a #WinningCafeMoment. You know the one; my repurposed greens, compressed hemp tofu nuggets with ionized kombucha drizzle had obviously...

Canberra Confidential / Hard times for the fountain

THE smooth symmetry of the City Walk’s iconic Canberra Times Fountain appears to be another victim of poor maintenance. Dogged observer of Civic and CC...

Fashfest / Make-up ‘unlike any other’

THE make-up at Fashfest is unlike any other fashion show I've been too, writes WENDY JOHNSON. The hair and make-up artists are allowed to get as creative as they need to, to bring the collections to live. Fashfest is at the National Convention Centre until Saturday night.

Canberrans spend more on dining out, says survey

IT’S been said that Canberra has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the country and now we know we’re spending more...

Celebrity designer Alex Perry stars in M16 fundraiser

Celebrity fashion designer Alex Perry will talk the fashion talk and schmooze with arts patrons at M16 Artspace's increasingly popular swanky fundraiser at The Ottoman.

Canberra Confidential / Court not in the act

IT'S a miracle! CC can't help but wonder how the unspoiled, white hoarding erected on the Vernon Circle side of the law courts building...

Gallery puts ACT flag under the spotlight

“THERE’S a lot more going on behind-the-scenes that you would imagine,” social history curator at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, Sharon Bulkeley, told “CityNews”...

Pssst, guys like make-up too!

Maybe it starts out with a beard and brow enhancer, and progresses to a bit of concealer and lip balm for a confidence boost, but Nik Studio says guys like make-up, too.

Don’t let Christmas eating make you sick!

Large family gatherings and cooking and eating outside, makes Christmas a high-risk period, says ANU researchers with just under one-third of all foodborne outbreaks in Australia happening in summer.

Assembly hosts holy-book pop-up

"CITYNEWS" readers will have noticed the recent increase in so-called “pop-up”  exhibitions, but today the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of Australia’s  Canberra Branch held a...

Gavel / Brumbies saga takes its toll on rugby   

“To suggest that there is no division within the ACT Rugby community is wrong. I would go as far as to suggest that divide has never been greater," writes sports columnist TIM GAVEL

Teenager Charly shines in fashion design

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