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Automata, Chippendale

Has there been a more anticipated opening than Automata this year? Clayton Well's first solo venture already had the attention of fellow chefs and food media as soon as it was announced. Originally slated to open in March this year, its delay only increased the sense of hype, pressure and expectation. Show More Summary

more Brunswick St closures

In recent weeks local designer tshirt shop Tomorrow Never Knows and vintage shop Shag have closed on the northern end of Brunswick St. Next to Shag, Grub St secondhand bookshop is about to close. This end of Brunswick St is looking rather shabby.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Man to face court for assault following citizen’s arrest

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 20-year-old Lyons man will face court following an assault in Phillip yesterday afternoon (Sunday 4 October). About 3:15pm, a man was sitting outside Westfield Woden when he was approached and assaulted by a 20-year-old male, suffering minor injuries. The alleged offender began walking away from the scene, but was followed by a member of the public [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – Buffets

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When I put the call out for the best buffet/all-you-can-eat restaurant in Canberra, I thought I would have received many, many enthusiastic suggestions however I think most people wanted to pitch in about how wasteful buffets can be, and how they cause over-eating. I can’t comment on the waste side of things, but the overeating thing [...]

Imaginarium FAMILY DAY – National Library of Australia

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 11 October 2015 at 1:00 pm; ] Imagine the possibilities of libraries through stories, games and play. Explore 3D printing, 3D pens and fantastic Makey Makey interactive demonstrations. Watch as vocabulary skills are put to the test in the grand final of the ACT Scrabble competition. Plunge into the realm of riddles with David Astle, or sketch portraits using your own device. [...]

‘The Happiest Refugee’ by Ahn Do

2010, 240 p. This was a bookgroup selection, which I would never have chosen for myself.  Comedians’ autobiographies are not a must-read for me: I’ve read Judith Lucy and um…… surely Clive James is more than a comedian?  So let’s … Continue reading ?


5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 30 October 2015 at 6:30 pm; 31 October 2015 at 5:30 pm; 1 November 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] Carl Rafferty presents a fun night of fine music and hilarity... MozartMANIA! Enjoy a glittering musical and theatrical entertainment! Enter Mozart’s world where you’ll be captivated by his charm and energy. Show More Summary

Take a hike: Nil Desperandum Homestead

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

In an attempt to get through most of the hikes within the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, I recently set out to do the Nil Desperandum hike with my friend Jarryd. I started the hike from the Dalsetta carpark, which is located on the right not far inside the national park. From the carpark, it’s a five kilometre track [...]

Public talk: Robotics

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 1 December 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] Join us at the Academy as we explore our new public lecture series 'Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact' Our monthly talks will discuss the ways in which popular culture has often fuelled real life scientific...Show More Summary

Wrinklies of the World Unite!

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

1 October was the International Day of Older Persons. This the day that we celebrate and respect the contributions of older persons in our community and indeed in the world community. Most people know with the increasing advances in death prevention, the percentage of older persons in our community is expected to increase dramatically in the [...]

Jobs to stay in Belco

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced that it is looking forward to “continuing its relationship with the Belconnen community” after cancelling the tender for its headquarters project. The tender had opened the possibility for up to 4000 workers to be moved out of Belconnen to the city or Canberra Airport. Victory has been a [...]

Kitchen dilemma

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi, Riotact, hoping someone among your community can offer some advice on this matter. Have just moved into a new house with an induction stove top. And NONE of our cookware is suitable! Is there any alternative to buying all new cookware?

Weapons seized in Red Hill

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has seized weapons following a search warrant in Red Hill on Friday (2 October). About 6:30pm, members from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Team conducted a search warrant under section 194 of the Crimes Act 1900. During the execution of the warrant, police seized two replica double barrel shotguns, two replica handguns and a large prohibited [...]

ABC aside, Turnbull turns support away

THE rise of Malcolm Turnbull saw an immediate drop in Liberal Party membership despite claims to the contrary.

Celebrating a new public holiday

I bet that Victoria’s premier, Daniel Andrews, was watching the weather forecasts rather anxiously this week. After all, I don’t think that the weather gods favour the Labor Party. I only need think back to the election day in 2010 … Continue reading ?

Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program HOST FAMILIES

The Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) was established in 1981 and it operates under an agreement between the Australian and Indonesian governments. It aims to provide wider opportunities for young people of Indonesia and Australia to appreciate the culture, development and way of life of each other’s country. This year the city phase of the AIYEP [...]

Witnesses sought to hit-and-run in Monash

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian near the intersection of Barraclough Crescent and Ashley Drive, Monash, yesterday morning (Friday, 2 October). About 1:40am, police received a report that a 28-year-old man had presented at The Canberra Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. It is believed that a vehicle has [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Ivy & The Fox

In May, I checked out the recently established Fox and Bow in Farrer; I was pretty excited by the super funky café and was in love with the whole concept. So much so that his has since been my top recommendation to friends looking for a new breakfast place. When I heard that the owners of [...]

Around Town - Surry Hills Village Christmas Concert

Sun 06 Dec Baristas and craft beer brewers aren’t the only ones with big beards in Surry Hills during the festive season. None other than Santa will make an appearance...

Developer sought for Kingston arts hub

The ACT Government has today called for development applications for the Kingston Arts Precinct, home to the Canberra Glassworks, Megalo Print Studio + Gallery and Bus Depot Markets. The four-hectare site sits between the Kingston Foreshore,...Show More Summary

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