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Preparing your wardrobe for Summer

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I swear it was only yesterday that I was putting the winter woolies away, and dusting off the shorts, t-shirts and beach wear (well not quite, but I was prepping for summer!). Now it’s only less than a week until the first day of summer, which means we will soon be graced with much warmer [...]

Five Minutes with Abundant Water

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Today, we are talking to Abundant Water. Abundant Water is a local Canberra business started by engineer Sunny Forsyth that has created low-cost clay water filters for impoverished communities overseas. Sunny and the Abundant Water team...Show More Summary

Students inspire capital on domestic violence

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 25 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ] “We won't stay silent about domestic violence”. That is the message Year 7 students, from Canberra’s Caroline Chisholm School, have made loud and clear through an inspiring self-driven school project. In September this year, students began a poignant conversation with their English teacher Annalise Pippard. Show More Summary

Best of Canberra – non-IKEA furniture outlets

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Given all the attention IKEA’s tax minimization has received, and because we want to help the local operators stay in business following the Swedish giant’s arrival in town, we put the call out last week for Best of Canberra – non-Ikea furniture stores recommendations. Our favourite line among all the comments came from Ezy: “Canberra Milk [...]

Around Town - BridgeClimb Sydney: the night climb

Climbing our world-famous Harbour Bridge is a bucket list must, but there are more ways than one to get on top - here's what to expect after-dark

Shopping - Kensington Street Christmas Bazaar

Sun 13 Dec Jacob Collier and Rupert Partridge from Chippendale’s Brewery Yard Markets are running a special Christmas Bazaar on Kensington Street so you can stock...

Theatre - Dropped

08-20 Dec This two-hander by Melbourne playwright Katy Warner brings a touch of Beckett's existential angst and absurdism to its scenario of two female soldiers...

Theatre - They've Already Won

08-20 Dec Pierce Wilcox and Harriet Gillies are Serious Young Theatre Types. Both are graduates of NIDA's Director's course; Harriet is one half of performance...

Bars & Pubs - Rootstock

28-29 Nov You hardly need a reason to look forward to the weekend, but a two day long, not for profit wine festival is certainly sweetening the promise of two days...

Film - Santa Fest Open Air Cinema

27 Nov-19 Dec Unabashedly embracing the Yuletide theme, Darling Harbour is showing retro Christmas greats ranging from the kitschy and sentimental to the tongue in...

‘Only the Animals’ by Ceridwen Dovey

245 p. 2014 This book is a series of short stories written by the souls of dead animals mentioned obliquely in literature.  Not a promising premise, I must admit. When I mentioned to my husband what this book was about, … Continue reading ?

Frangipani season

Late November sees the October/Nov flush of jacaranda-purple replaced by my favourite flower of all (I think!) - the frangipani (plumeria). It's native to Mexico and central America.I'll probably post more as the season progresses. These...Show More Summary

The curious story of Major Tom

This is an indulgence inspired by the release last week of David Bowie’s new song and video ‘Blackstar’. The video stars Bowie as a blind man with buttons for eyes on top of the bandages over his real eyes, and as a prophet with windswept hair brandishing a battered book with a black star on the cover.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Shopping - Dear Pluto Pop-up Xmas Market

11-13 Dec Purveyor of vintage finds and speed-dating events, Dear Pluto, is running a pop-up market at Redfern’s 107 Projects in December. The market will champion...

Music - Australian Chamber Orchestra: The Four Seasons

Mon 07 Dec Under the baton of chief conductor and violinist Richard Tognetti, the ACO will perform the universally popular concerto The Four Seasons with an invigoratingly...

When Katy interviewed Annabel … and discovered parmesan rind

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

RiotACT has today bought two Christmas presents for ACT Labor Senator Katy Gallagher: a Yotam Ottolenghi vegetarian cookbook and a chunk of Parmigiano-Reggiano, rind intact. That Senator Gallagher had never heard of British food writer...Show More Summary

ALP contenders line up for ACT election

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra’s Labor and Greens candidates for next year’s ACT Legislative Assembly elections are all set to begin campaigning, but the Liberals won’t choose their line-up till early next year. The Greens announced their candidates for the October 15, 2016 poll last month, and Labor will confirm its list of potential MLAs later today after completing the [...]

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