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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: The Juggernaut, Braddon

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Have you been looking for the Juggernaut? If you were wondering where this coffee trailer has been, well it’s been everywhere! After opening on West Row in the city last year, the Juggernaut moved out to Aranda shops temporarily, until Sunday night when it appeared on Lonsdale St, Braddon. The Juggernaut has been a favourite coffee [...]

Around Town - Sydney’s best public toilets

Because we’re serious journalists, we thought it was high time we investigated the best powder rooms and pissoirs in this city

Old Timey made new again

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 27 February 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Pretty frocks and pinstriped suits will fill the RUC Turner Bowling Club this Friday night for the third Old Timey Music Revue. The night will open with Dr Leo Joseph, Canberra's finest exponent of...Show More Summary

Canberra – a little piece of somewhere other than Australia

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

What’s up with Canberra’s obsession with feral and introduced trees and shrubs? I think Canberra fits much better into a European landscape – one filled with deciduous trees and no understorey – rather than an Australian landscape of diversity and bush. Show More Summary

Recommendations for good, reliable builder?

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I know there have been lots of comments regarding builders on the site (most advising that I should run to the hills in fear), but we have taken the plunge and we are building a house so I would love some feedback. We are looking to build a sustainable, energy efficient, modern feel house and would like [...]

Why is Canberra Australia’s fittest city?

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

According to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data, almost three out of four Canberra residents participate in sport or some sort of physical activity – the highest rate out of anywhere in Australia. It is pretty easy to see that Canberra is an active city. Everyone I know plays some sort of sport or regularly goes to [...]

Kids - Kids on Deck: Splendiferous Submarine

Sun 01 Mar Every Sunday in March, children can investigate the science and technology of transport with an interactive workshop at the Maritime Museum. From crafting...

Around Town - Idea Bombing Sydney: The Music Edition

Wed 11 Mar Save the date for the next Idea Bombing event, which will feature speakers from the city’s music scene. Every city has a sound – so what’s ours?...

Shopping - The Clothing Exchange - Sydney Clothes Swap

Sat 14 Mar Refresh your wardrobe without spending a cent. Bring along six good quality items to the Surry Hills clothes swap and exchange them for buttons, which...

Kids - Captain Nemo’s Nautilus

05-19 Apr The all ages show features a cast of quirky and captivating characters inspired by Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues under the Seas. Specially written and...

Restaurants - The Traditional Chip Shop

Cornish pasties, fishcake burgers, curry cheese chips and battered haggis – if one (or all) of those sound like the dishes of your dream cuisine, this...

Kids - Deep Sea Mystery

05-19 Apr Kids aged five to 12 can take part in craft activities at the Maritime Museum over the April school holidays. Admission is included in the entry fee to...

Seeking a new future for Canberra planning

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Canberra heritage lobby is engaged in a public stoush with the government as a result of the heritage ruling to hang onto one of the Northbourne Towers. I disagree with the heritage decision, as my view is that these towers are not worth fighting for. However, I share the concern that we will most likely [...]

‘The Character of Credit’ by Margot C. Finn

The Character of Credit: Personal Debt in English Culture 1740-1914 2003 364 p I noticed a few weeks back as part of the discussion about childcare funding that the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has suggested that instead of big … Continue reading ?

New Accession: Dilys Mary Birbeck Collection: From England to Sydney by Flying Boat

The John Oxley Library recently received an interesting collection created by English emigrant, Dilys Mary Birbeck, who travelled from England to Sydney, with her husband and two small daughters, by flying boat in 1948. The flying boat service between England and Australia began in 1938 when large luxury flying boats began to operate a thrice... Read more

Acting for the fun of it with Peter Wilkins

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Long-time Canberra theatre teacher Peter Wilkins is running a series of acting courses throughout 2015. Acting for the Fun of it courses Acting for the Fun of it Sunday February 15 – Sunday March 29 A course for beginners. Build confidence. Learn a variety of performance skills. Meet friends. Brush Up Your Shakespeare Sunday May 10 – Sunday June 10 Practical performance [...]

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