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The Gallipoli Letter: 100 Years On

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 14 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Join Nat Williams, Claire Baddeley and artist Imants Tillers to discuss the letter that changed attitudes to Australia’s most famous military campaign and Tillers’ recent artistic response to it, Avenue...Show More Summary

Riddledom with David Astle

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 12 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Join David Astle as he plunges into the realm of riddles. In his latest book,Riddledom: 101 Riddles and Their Stories, he uncovers stories, wordplay and linguistic deceptions from Pompeiian walls to Dothraki warriors, clay tablets to icy pole sticks. He asks the questions posed of our world since antiquity, unlocking culture one conundrum at a [...]

Tour de Stroke starts in Fyshwick

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Josh Goyne, 17, sets out from Fyshwick tomorrow on a 2,200 kilometre ride with the aim of raising money for stroke support and assistance. Seven years ago, Josh’s grandfather, Barry Graham, had his first stroke. Two years ago, Barry’s fifth stroke paralysed him from the chest down. ‘I took time out of my holidays and schooling to [...]

Ask RiotACT: Best Sports Lawyer

6 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Can anyone tell me the contact details for the best sports lawyer in Canberra please?

A Look around Canberra: Barton

6 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The suburb of Barton in Canberra’s inner south has one of the smallest suburb populations, if not the smallest, in Canberra. However, according to ABS data, Barton was once the most socio-economic advantaged suburb in Australia. Much of this can be put down to the fact that the majority of residents are likely to be [...]

Five garage sales to visit this weekend (10 and 11 October)

6 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 10 October 2015 to 11 October 2015. ] The early bird gets the worm, as they say, and this weekend you’ll want to be that early bird. Rise and shine on Saturday to grab a bargain with a broad selection of garage sales to choose from. We’ve listed five sales going on around the capital below, but there are a bunch more across [...]

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (10 and 11 October 2015)

23 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There is so much on this weekend we had to make some tough calls to put this list together. You could spend a day of beautiful garden wandering at The Tuliptop Gardens Festival, learn about bonsai-keeping with the Canberra Bonsai Society, or kick back to Mental As Anything at the Gundaroo Music Festival. Other top [...]

Our first look: Boffins Restaurant new menu

With all the hype and commotion about all the new cafes and restaurants opening around Canberra, it’s easy to forget about the original establishments that have stood the test of time. One such treasure is Boffins Restaurant, nestled in the elegant surrounds of University House. For over 25 years, the team at Boffins has been [...]

Keller Sessions presents Jonno Zilber and Friends

[ 17 October 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] It's been a year and a half since Jonno Silber has played in Canberra – now he’s home and playing at the Keller! Jonno has brought together a band of his favourite musicians to play some loud and electrified swing and jump blues. Joining Jonno on stage will be Mitch Preston (drums), Dave Blanken (guitar), Leo [...]

Canberra Kuchipudi Dance Project Information Session

[ 7 November 2015; ] Do you have an interest in learning about or developing your performance skills in South Indian Classical Dance in 2016? Come along to the Belconnen Arts Centre on 7 November 2015 for an introduction to one of South India’s most beautiful and oldest forms of classical dance (Kuchipudi) and find out how you can participate in [...]

Friday Night Live presents Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk

[ 16 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] A hard working unit that would be equally at home in the back blocks of the Mississippi Delta as is in the suburbs of Melbourne. Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk will take you on the ultimate blues journey without even breaking into a sweat. Constant touring and appearances at many festivals – and now on the [...]

Ask RiotACT: Sourcing a pinata

My dear hive mind of rioters, My little astromonkey is having a birthday party this Sunday [11/10] and now desperately wants a pinata.  I’ve seen a few places do on-line sales but don’t want to risk non-delivery in time for this event. The party shop line rings out and other [insert search engine of choice] aren’t much [...]

Groove Kings hosts October Blues Jam

[ 18 October 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] The gold standard for tough Texas shuffles, Chess-era Chicago blues, and greasy Louisiana-style swamp pop - the Groove Kings grew out of the legendary Blind Freddie and feature some of the fattest-toned, dirtiest-blues harp and guitar on the Australian blues scene. Put on your high heeled sneakers, wear your wig hat on your head, and get [...]

Parties at the Shops comes to Erindale

[ 11 October 2015 at 11:00 am; ] You may visit your local shops regularly, but how well do you know your local community? This Sunday, PCYC Erindale, Christine’s Place, Erindale Neighbourhood Garden, Tuggeranong Action Group and Parties...Show More Summary

Speaker’s Corner – Imagine a world without memories: UNESCO Memory of the World Australian Register

[ 11 October 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] What would the world be without memories? Why protect them in a UNESCO register? Join us for an engaging discussion on the UNESCO Memory of the World Australian Register, with guest speaker Dr Roslyn Russell. Dr Russell is a historian, writer and museum specialist, and the current Chair of the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Committee. The [...]

Keller Sessions presents Duos Night – Saturday 10 October at 7 pm

[ 10 October 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] This Saturday night it's Duos night at the Keller. Catch the Chris Harlands Duo with both Chris and Christopher Harland, followed by guitar and blues harmonica duos Matt Fitzgerald and Steve Hartnett and then the Reverend Dave Blanken with Moondog - it's blues up the wahzoo, that well known tributary of the Mississippi so Steve [...]

Beer Week returns to Canberra this November

[ 5 November 2015 to 11 November 2015. ] Canberra Beer Week was launched last night at Bentspoke Brewery in Braddon. The week-long celebration of beer will take place form 5 – 11 November. Representing the ACT Government, Minister Mike...Show More Summary

Entrance to new suburb of LAWSON

At the entrance to Lawson on Baldwin Drive to Stockman Avenue there are at least 40 concrete rectangular blocks among planted trees.  These blocks look like standing stones or cemetery headstones!  Can anyone tell me what they are and what is their significance?  Look forward to being enlightened.

How one Canberra Mum spent Floriade

Floriade is one of my favourite things about Canberra. It is clearly one of our best tourist attractions and it gets bigger and better every year. We have been blessed with high temps this school holidays and my four kids and I have tackled the place on more than one occasion. Which also means “Cha-Ching”, [...]

Civic sports garage sale for mini-roos today

Looking for second hand sports gear? Or a cheap way to entertain the kids on the second last weekday of the school holidays? Like to help save a cute rabbit-sized mini-roo called a bettong in the process? The launch event for this year’s Garage Sale Trail in Civic Square is the place to be between [...]

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