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Kids - Still Awake, Still!

23-27 Sep In conjunction with Sydney Children’s Festival 2014, join Miss Ivory Tinklefinger and see what happens when her lullabies (from the much-loved book...

Judge Willis Casebooks on the web

The Judge Willis Casebooks website is up and running! The address is   You can access it through RHSV’s website, but believe me- it’s much quicker to go directly! One of the treasures of the RHSV is the Judge Willis … Continue reading ?

Music - The Meanies

Fri 10 Oct A band sticking it out for 25 years is no easy feat, so the Meanies will be celebrating this landmark by heading out on their Silver Jubilee 2014 Tour. Batpiss,...

EATology: the science of eating

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

What do humans have in common with soil? How does soil health impact upon human health? Healthy soil grows healthy food, and healthy food makes for healthy people. We know that a vast amount of human health problems are related to diet, yet how often do we trace nutrition back to agriculture? Join us for a Q&A style [...]

Nuclear Reprogramming: past, present and prospects – Public Talk, Sir John Gurdon

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 27 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] It sounds like the stuff of science fiction but changing one kind of cell to act like another is nothing new. In fact, in some of the first experiments of their kind, our next public speaker Sir John Gurdon was able to do just that more than fifty years ago. This work with frogs was later [...]

Three national awards in a row for Hotel Realm

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra’s best hotels and venues were honoured with national accolades at the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) National Awards for Excellence last night. Hotel Realm, East Hotel and Lucky’s at QT Canberra beat their interstate counterparts to win National AHA Awards – with Hotel Realm winning Australia’s Best Meetings and Events Venue for the third year in [...]

Trivia Night – Communities@Work

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When – Saturday  11 October 2014. 6.30pm for a 700pm start Where -The  LAKE VIEW Room Tuggeranong Community  Centre 245 Cowlishaw St, GREENWAY ACT Why – To raise much needed funds for the Communities @ Work social programs. How – $20 per person – includes hot and cold snacks, drink, tea and coffee. You can even purchase a variety [...]

Bars & Pubs - Where to watch the Sydney Swans

Cheer, cheer the red and the white at these Swan-friendly venues

Should you quit sugar?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Agave syrup, Xylitol, Stevia, Sugar, Honey, Maple Syrup, Coconut Sugar? What to choose? Well it depends on your health, weight, risk factors and whether you have food sensitivities. Some of you may have read ‘I Quit Sugar’ and have been using Brown Rice syrup, also known as rice malt syrup instead of sugar.  This is not a health food! [...]

Bill Gammage – The Future Makers

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 14 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ] This talk sketches how Aboriginal people managed land at the time Europeans arrived (“1788”).

Stephen Cummings live at Smith’s – double pass to giveaway!

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Stephen Cummings is playing at Smith’s on Friday night and we’ve got a double pass to giveaway! 2014 sees Stephen release his first album for three years, ‘Nothing to be frightened of’ which was recorded and mixed by Shane O’Mara in two days. ‘Nothing to be frightened of’ is a lucid commentary on humanity’s inevitable confrontation [...]

Enforceable undertaking for car park company

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The operators of a private car park in Woden and the City were forced to stop handing out fines and are refunding people who were issued with fines earlier this year, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today. Wilson Parking Australia 1992 Pty Ltd (Wilson) has provided the Commissioner for Fair Trading with court enforceable undertakings under the [...]

Angus and Julia Stone Stealing Hearts (And lights) at Canberra’s Llewellyn Hall

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’ve always been so charmed by Angus and Julia Stone – the balance between those two polar opposite voices meeting in the middle to create the music that they do has always incited a chill down my spine.  The haunting richness in Julia’s unique soprano is so raw and unrestricted – there’s nothing like it. [...]

Top 5 Blogs in Canberra

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Blogging has become one of those things that everyone does. Like photography where if someone owns a camera they’re a ‘photographer’ the same can be said of blogs. The truth is that blogging is not as easy as starting a blog and writing a handful of posts. Successful blogs take time, dedication and persistence. They build [...]

Queuing at Centrelink

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I haven’t noticed before, but it seems that service providers (Centrelink, Canberra Connect, banks etc) have their personnel patrol queues or “greet customers” in place of getting a queue ticket. On the surface this seems very reasonable.  However when I went to Centrelink Braddon about a letter threatening to suspend or cancel my 90 yo mother’s pension, the “greeter” [...]

North Canberra Community Council meeting 17 September

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 17 September 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Our 17 September meeting will also be our Annual General Meeting. It will be held at 7.30 pm at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland St, Hackett. Members and North Canberra residents are invited to attend....Show More Summary

Music - Kanye West review

Yeezus makes a modest effort to entertain his fans in Sydney

Comedy - Zoe Coombs Marr interview - Dave

The writer, theatre-maker and comedian channels bad comedy and bogan charm in a strangely lovable alter-ego: Dave

Around Town - Peter Carey In Conversation with Jennifer Byrne

Mon 20 Oct Peter Carey is considered one of Australia’s finest writers. He’s written 18 books and his work has been translated into 24 languages; he’s twice...

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