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This Week In The Can

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this week! HAVE AN EVENT YOU’D LIKE TO SEE LISTED IN THIS WEEK IN THE CAN? SUBMIT IT HERE BY COB WEDNESDAY PRIOR. 11 THINGS NOT TO MISS The 2017 CAPO Art Auction Gala “Putting on the Glitz” The annual CAPO auction has been held at the Canberra […]

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Designing a creative capital

You only need to spend a short amount of time in Canberra to discover that our city is home to many exciting artists and designers, some of whom have attracted cult followings and big international reputations.  When Brian Tunks, the Creative Director of Bisonhome, first started creating ceramics, they were initially purchased by people wanting […]

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There’s nothing sweeter: Five years of Sweet ChariTea

 It’s now been five years since Kartika Medcraft and her team started Sweet ChariTea to give back to Pediatrics at the Canberra Hospital.  When her son, Sebastian, was diagnosed with a rare spinal cord tumour at age three, Kartika (pictured above, far left) wanted to find a way to give back to the community that gave […]

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GIVIT to a smart charity

Giving to charity becomes much more effective when you think outside the box. Ten years ago, Queensland mother of two Juliette Wright had some baby clothes she was ready to give away. But the charities she approached did not need baby clothes. Instead, they needed specific household items, or sanitary supplies for women feeling domestic […]

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10 things not to miss at Floriade 2017

Spring is finally in the air and the silhouette of the Floriade ferris wheel is alight with promise. The promise of one million bulbs, arranged in 20 designed garden beds not enough? Floriade isn’t just about the flowers. No matter if you’re trailing the kids or just a big kid at heart, we have the scoop […]

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This Week In The Can

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this week! HAVE AN EVENT YOU’D LIKE TO SEE LISTED IN THIS WEEK IN THE CAN? SUBMIT IT HERE BY COB WEDNESDAY PRIOR. 11 THINGS NOT TO MISS Canberra High Tea Party The High Tea Party gives you a beautiful high tea with sparkling wine at a five-star venue […]

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Fifty shades of beige no more

If a tile could ever tell a story, the tiles that line the walls and floors of the Sydney Building would whisper a secret or two. Of wheeling and dealing over long lunches in long-gone restaurants, romances sparked over the dance floor of the Private Bin, fires flamed and fortunes won and lost. Walking around […]

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CAPO – bringing beautiful art within your reach

The annual CAPO art auction is looming – we tell you everything you need to know before you place a bid! For the longest time, there have been patrons to the arts. The Medici family of Florence, Lord Chesterfield, Margaret of Navarre and numerous popes funded some of the greatest art history has seen. Artists […]

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Bugs and Blooms inspiring Floriade kids

Foraged flotsam becomes fauna and flora. Children taking part in Canberra’s annual flower-fest can learn some important lessons in recycling and creativity during a Bugs + Blooms workshop at Floriade 2017 this spring. Encouraged to create whimsical insects and flowers from recycled materials for the sculptural Rejuvenation Garden at #DonateRejuvenate House, kids can let their imaginations […]

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Canberra’s Tiny Timeline

Blundells Cottage sits within the National Triangle at the heart of the Griffins’ design for Australia’s capital city. So why is it still here and why should we care?  On this date, exactly 150 years ago, at Blundells Cottage … nothing happened. Nothing happened that affected the march towards Federation. Henry Parkes wouldn’t find his […]

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