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Favourite coffee shop

When I used to work, this was my favourite coffee shop. They also sell flowers. On Sundays they clean the shop and prepare the flowers for sale.

Around Town - Mundane Matters: Do Play With Your Food

Thu 04 Feb Artist Danling Xiao is the photographic mastermind project Mundane Matters. Every day, she creates a food sculpture, such as Dracula carved out of an...

Around Town - Painting the town red for Sydney Chinese New Year

06-08 Feb Sydney’s iconic buildings will glow a vivid colour of red this weekend to mark the 2016 Chinese New Year and to welcome in the Year of the Monkey. The...

Around Town - Chinese New Year on Kensington Street

Sat 06 Feb Kensington Street is going all out for Chinese New Year – they’ve got lion dancers, food stalls lining Kensington Street in addition to Spice Alley’s...

Will politicians ever do anything about cars in our cities?

Politicians like to give the impression they’re taking action to prepare Australia’s capital cities for growth but it’s mostly rhetoric; they continue to avoid taking serious action to address the role of cars Will politicians ever do anything about cars in our cities?

Theatre - Bell Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Wear your heart on your sleeve this month, with Bell Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Ask RiotACT: Issues with IVAR Villa (Franklin)

I have purchased an off-the-plan property in IVAR Villa (Franklin) a few months ago. I was advised that construction would start in September 2015 but nothing has happened yet. I would like to know if anyone else has had this type of experience with off-the-plan properties and the options that I have. Also, has anyone purchased a property in [...]

Art - Video oediV

16 Jan-22 Mar Curated by Megan Monte, CAC's immersive exhibition of video works from Australia and abroad reflects on video as an art form and specifically how we represent...

Advance notice: Public Art Festival – Contour 556

[ 21 October 2016 to 13 November 2016. ] Advance notice for a Canberra Public Art Festival for later in 2016. Contour 556 is to be a three-week public art festival in Canberra 21 October – 13 November 2016 on the foreshores of Lake Burley...Show More Summary

Going to an event? Decipher the dress code.

Deciphering a dress code for a formal event, party or gathering can get tricky. Especially when words such as “Sophisticated elegance” and “Dress to Impress” are written on your invitation. Dress codes, and de-coding these codes is enough to cause anyone stress! When receiving an invitation for such event, like the Diabetes ACT Gala Ball, it’s [...]

Which school model works best?

With the kids heading back to school, I found myself wondering about the history of schooling in Australia and how we ended up with our current system in the ACT. It turns out that having a society with a large proportion of convicts is a good way for governments to get involved in funding education. Schools [...]

Tasting Australia 2016

If you've never been to Adelaide, coinciding your visit with Tasting Australia eliminates half the organising legwork. This week-long festival offers a comprehensive program of one-off events and collaborations in food, wine, cooking and touring. Show More Summary

Yachts off Little Bay

On 26 January, Australia Day, there was a yacht race between Sydney harbour and Botany Bay and return. They made an attractive sight off Little Bay where I was swimming.

Ward’s Xpress hosts February Blues Jam

[ 21 February 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Guitarist/singer/songwriter Ross Ward’s has worked and recorded with some of the best artists and musicians in this country. It was at his first Bluesfest appearance in ’95, where the idea for the band...Show More Summary


[ 27 February 2016 to 28 February 2016. ] Canberra City Band Inc. will be hosting an open day at its rehearsal venue in Watson, on the 27th February. The organisation, whose premier ensemble Canberra City Band are the seven-time Australian...Show More Summary

Aussie of the Year panel miss the point

WITHOUT doubt last week’s Australian of the Year was the most mismanaged and divisive event since former Prime Minister Julia Gillard was dragged out of…

Mr Bulgogi on Smith St has closed

After a refit and a change of name from Goshen to Mr Bulgogi, this Korean restaurant on Smith St evidently fared no better than it did before and it has closed after about six months. Bistro K and White Kimchi are newer Korean restaurants on Smith St.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Bridges, Blackwattle Bay, Glebe

Anzac Bridge (foreground, Glebe Island Bridge and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Manly Beach, Brisbane, 1887 (Map of the Week)

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map for 1887 is advertising 600 allotments of land for sale at Manly (referred to as Manly Beach), an eastern beachside suburb of Brisbane. The auction was held on site... Read more

Valentines Day Restaurant Train

[ 13 February 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Unforgettable Valentine’s for the Special Person in Your Life. This is the year to create everlasting memories of Valentine’s with your one and only. Imagine sharing a romantic evening aboard a classic...Show More Summary

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