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Big Buddy and the Red Bandana Clanger

It is rare I feel the need to hold columnists to account but this spray has been a long time coming—so much so that I could not wait one more day before it almost involuntarily spewed forth on to my keyboard. I have often said that Op-Ed columnists, be they sprouting political judgments or on matters more serious like footy, are not paid to be right. Show More Summary

Moves and Appointments

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There have been a few interesting moves and appointments around the Capital this week. Tony Henshaw was appointed transitional Executive Chair of the new group that will be formed following the merger of The Chamber of Commerce and Canberra Business Council. Chris Faulks, formerly CEO of the Canberra Business Council, will be the new organisations transitional [...]

Music - Aqua

Sat 01 Nov They sold out 11 live shows across the country when they came through for a tour in 2012, and just two years later, Swedish pop group Aqua is returning...

Around Town - Place-Hack Your City - Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Sat 30 Aug Living life on the edge is what researcher Bradley Garrett is all about. The urban explorer is coming to Sydney for the Festival of Dangerous Ideas to...

Restaurants - Charing Cross Hotel

 Chef Matt Kemp has returned to his Eastern Beaches roots, bringing his flavour of Franglaise to this Waverley pub. Expect to see Welsh rarebit,...

Zombies, Cryptographers, Skywhale…what’s your favourite?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi All As per my previous posts on RiotAct, I run a little website called Capital Yarns. I invite social media users to nominate three items, and I then write a bespoke short story featuring all three, set in Canberra. The idea began when I created bedtime stories for my two daughters based on three items [...]

Kids - Sydney Children’s Festival 2014

23-28 Sep Sydney Children’s Festival, which was founded and developed by Carriageworks from 2009-2012, returns this year at the Seymour Centre with a weeklong...

Art - Arthur Boyd: Agony and Ecstasy

05 Sep-09 Nov This major exhibition covers more than 40 years and 100 works across all mediums, focussing on the late great Australian artist's ability to evoke emotional...

Art - Domestic Departures

04 Sep-04 Oct A trio of young artists are taking over the two spaces of Chalk Horse with works exploring the idea of ‘home’: Chalk Horse founder, painter Jasper...

Around Town - Steven Pinker - A History of Violence - Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Sun 31 Aug Experimental psychologist and intellectual warrior Steven Pinker will discuss whether or not the world has become increasingly more violent over the course...

Asbestos Remediation at the Canberra Brickworks

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The YRA looks forward to the ACT government’s Information Session on Remediation of the Canberra Brickworks to be held at the Albert Hall from 7pm to 8pm on September 3, 2014 (Wednesday): http://www.yarralumlaresidents.org.au/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Remediation_Letter-to-Residents-201408.pdf We...Show More Summary

What’s the future for small businesses in Canberra?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

As Federal Government Department’s continue to slash away at their APS number though voluntary and involuntary redundancies, the future of the economy of Canberra is looking unstable, particularly in the arena of small business. Over the past 5 years there’s been a noticeable difference in the way locals are embracing and investing in small local businesses. [...]

Ladies, come and try dragon boating

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 6 September 2014; 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. 11 October 2014; 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. ] Come and try the fast-growing sport of dragon boating! Females from teenagers to over fifties are invited to join Diamond Phoenix for a fun paddle on Lake Burley Griffin. Show More Summary

Music - Festival season 2014: the lineups

Festival season is nearly upon us - and the lineups are pretty darned impressive

Film - Antenna Documentary Festival 2014

14-19 Oct It's cinema's dirty little secret isn't it – the fact that documentaries are a safer bet than fiction cinema for sheer entertainment value, nine times...

Tuggeranong Community Council AGM 2 September 2014

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi, Just a short note to let you know the Tuggeranong Community Council will be holding its AGM on Tuesday 2 September. TCC President, Eric Traise is back in the chair after an extended break to due illness and has announced he will be seeking a second term as our President. He will be joined by [...]

The Wharf Revue is back and OPEN FOR BUSINESS

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 30 September 2014; 8:00 pm; 1 October 2014; 8:00 pm; 2 October 2014; 8:00 pm; 3 October 2014; 8:00 pm; 4 October 2014; 2:00 pm; 8:00 pm; ] Everyone's favourite lampoonists return for another annual instalment of The Wharf Revue packed full of their trademark irreverent, anarchic political satire. Show More Summary

The State of Fear

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I read a book recently by Michael Crichton called the State of Fear in which the theory of that state of fear was described. It is the notion that a government (or ruling body/dictator) keeps the community under control by creating a monster that only they can protect against. The Australian example in the [...]

Travel - Leura Gardens Festival 2014

04-12 Oct Celebrating its 50th year in 2014, the Leura Gardens Festival will showcase 11 of Leura’s most beautiful gardens. Events include the always-popular...

Travel - Tasmanian cooking school holidays

Love food? Book a one-day class and learn how to cook with the Apple Isle’s justly famous produce in stunning surrounds

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