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Garage Sales on this weekend (16 and 17 January 2016)

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Garage Sales on this weekend (16 and 17 January 2016) canberra garage sale guide, canberra garage sales, garage sale, garage sale guide, garage sales, weekend garage sale guide, weekend garage sales,   Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list head to the allclassifieds [...]

Prolific Canberra composer’s quiet encore

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 16 January 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] Canberra trained composer/pianist Joshua McHugh will play at Smith’s Alternative this Saturday in his last performance before he leaves the nation’s capital for New York. Tales of Woe and Happiness will...Show More Summary

A look around Canberra – Red Hill

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Red Hill in the inner south is probably the only suburb in Canberra that is named after exactly what it is: a red hill. The red soil in the area is believed to be why early settlers named it Red Hill. It’s an older suburb with a gazettal date of 20 September 1928 and is [...]

What’s on in Canberra this weekend (15, 16 and 17 January 2016)

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Summer in the capital is all about outdoor concerts, open-air cinema, night tours of blockbuster exhibitions and sport: cricket and tennis. If none of those appeal, the Thredbo Blues Festival runs from Friday till the early hours of Monday too. ALL WEEKEND Celestial Empire: Life in China, 1644-1911 Where: Exhibition Gallery, Ground Floor, National Library of Australia, Parkes [...]

Pair steal ATM from petrol station: police

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two men stole an ATM from a Fyshwick petrol station by attaching it to a ute with a strap early this morning according to ACT Policing. Police are seeking witnesses to the aggravated burglary which took place at about 1.15am. Two men in a stolen white Ford Ranger ute bearing NSW registration plates BJ54PE entered the [...]

Singing and Songwriting workshop for Teens

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 18 January 2016 to 20 January 2016. ] HI All, If you are looking for a musical experience for next week for your teens or preteens what about a... Singing and Songwriting Workshop with a pro songwriter, singer and teacher?? For ages...Show More Summary

2XX Local N Live presents the Bootleg Sessions @ the Phoenix.

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 18 January 2016; ] 2XX Local N Live, great supporters of local music, are hosting the famous (or infamous?) Bootleg Sessions at the Phoenix on Monday the 18th of January. And this night promises to be a big one with original music coming from the Feldons, My Sister's Gramophone, the Blade Winner and Happy Axe. Playing times: 8.00- 8.30 Happy Axe 8.45- 9.15 [...]

Growing up Chinese in Australia with Ben and Michelle Law

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 23 January 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Join brother and sister duo Benjamin and Michelle Law as they divulge real-life experiences and expectations of growing up Chinese in Australia. Benjamin Law is the author of two books—The Family Law (2010)...Show More Summary

Film Screening at the NLA: Drunken Master

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 19 January 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Contemporary chop-socky fans will know the historical hero Wong Fei Hung (1847-1924) through Jet Li's sober, prouder performances in Once Upon A Time in China series. By contrast, in the 1978 classic and first of two Drunken Master movies, Jackie Chan gives the master a zany spin - playing him as a lazy buffoon who is trained in the Drunken [...]

Chinese-Australian Communities in the Qing Era with Kate Bagnall

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 24 January 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] From the gold rush decades of the 1860s and 1870s, small numbers of Chinese women started arriving in Australia. Kate Bagnall shares stories of some of the women who left China for Australia in the late...Show More Summary

A Celestial Evening, Exclusive Exhibition Viewing and Dinner

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 23 January 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Enjoy a delicious Chinese-inspired meal, a glass of champagne and a tour of the exhibition by curator Nathan Woolley. You will also receive a signed copy of the exhibition’s companion publication. Celestial...Show More Summary

Exploring the Qing Dynasty with Dr Nathan Woolley

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 21 January 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Nathan Woolley, curator of Celestial Empire, explores life under the Qing dynasty through the collections of the National Library of Australia and the National Library of China. Nathan Woolley is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World, within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. His research focusses on the [...]

Film Screening at the NLA: Once Upon a Time in China

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 15 January 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] A must-see from the canon of Hong Kong films, this is a brilliant and gorgeous deconstruction of the life of Qing dynasty folk hero Wong Fei Hung, and the first of three Once Upon A Time films featuring Jet Li as an acrobatic,proud, but romantically innocent incarnation of the great master. Set in late 19th century Canton, this [...]

The video that changed a Canberra wife’s thoughts on cycling

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I am a bike widow because I lose my husband to cycling MANY times a week. Not as many times as some women, but often enough for me to sometimes loathe the sport. Then I saw this video by Go Hard Productions. If you love/hate cycling or like pretty shots of Canberra, you MUST watch! The [...]

Road trip from Canberra: Kanangra-Boyd National Park

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Do you like waterfalls and stunning scenery from high cliff plateaus? If you answered yes, then head along to the Kanangra-Boyd National Park. The national park is on the western side of the Blue Mountains and is near the town of Oberon. It’s about a three and a half hour drive out there from Canberra but it’s [...]

ACT man, woman suspects in murder of Andrew Carville

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing’s homicide team are focusing their investigations in the Andrew Carville murder case on two ACT resident suspects, a man and a woman, one of whom was Mr Carville’s housemate in Evatt. Mr Carville (pictured) was last seen alive at his Evatt home at 9.30pm on 4 November 2015. His body was located in [...]

The Public Menace of Blight (Episode 10)

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Continuing from episode nine, this is the final episode of The Public Menace of Blight by Kaaron Warren. All the places you think are real, are real. Events and people are pure invention. People love coincidences. They jumped on this one. They didn’t know I had a ghost on my tail now, hanging on like shit to sheep. You’re [...]

Dogs, ducks and dubious decisions

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Dickson Wetlands have been a success both as a water-engineering project (providing water for the nearby sports grounds) and as attractive open space parkland. From the day it was opened, people have been going there from the surrounding suburbs to enjoy the amenities – mainly just to walk. In addition to the care-free meanderers, there [...]

(Almost) Cheap Eats: Pork Barrel Café

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Sitting outside under the dappled light shed by a gigantic oak tree towering overhead and looking out at roses, Pork Barrel Cafe surprises me with its beauty.  The café’s name is a political reference to pollies who ply constituents with benefits to secure political favour. It is a clever title, but does not do justice [...]

Why does Tuggeranong stink?

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Have you been affected by the unpleasant smell in Tuggeranong? Do you know where its coming from? In recent weeks residents of the territory’s southern suburbs have complained about a foul stench and now the Canberra Liberals are on the case. Shadow Minister for the Environment Nicole Lawder has called on the Government to act to [...]

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