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Handmade at Mother’s Day

There’s a certain Sunday in May when the very best gift is one which is handmade. But we’re also grateful to the Handmade Markets for timing their next event to ensure that when we receive so-called “handmade” for Mother’s Day it can also be a big step up from a wonky set of finger-painted macramé […]

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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. 16 THINGS NOT TO MISS ANZAC DAY AT THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL Visit the Australian War Memorial and attend the Dawn Service, National ANZAC Day […]

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A place to remember

“Do not forget Australia”. These words, emblazoned on banners and blackboards, are found in the French school at Villers-Bretonneux, a small village lying among green fields just south of the river Somme. This Anzac Day marks the centenary of a battle so bravely fought that one British officer, Brigadier General Grogan, called the victory at […]

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Big weekend out at the 2018 Heritage Festival

You can see ancient fossils, discover our political history, learn about our built heritage, discover the age of steam and more at the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival this weekend. “Back for its second weekend, visitors can discover what makes our region unique at a range of talks, tours displays and interactive events,” says Festival […]

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Academy tonight? A Civic giant shuts its doors

Two weeks ago, Academy Club revealed plans to close after 15 years as an integral part of Canberra’s dance music scene. So what does the future look like? For many, the shuttering of the after dark icon will just be another loss in the ever-turning wheel of Canberra hospitality, but for others, losing Academy will […]

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The Weekend Edit

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this weekend! Every Monday for more than seven years, we’ve published This Week in The Can, our comprehensive guide to everything happening around the city this week – but sometimes it’s just too epic to get through! That’s why each Friday we publish our Weekend Edit… Here are the things you shouldn’t miss!  […]

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A museum dance-off. What could be more Canberra? 

A city of national institutions and blockbuster exhibitions, Canberra is well known for its museums. But now, the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) hope that Canberra will also be known for its killer museum dance moves. The NFSA has taken a Step Back in Time to produce a video for the international Museum Dance-Off […]

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Decentralisation: one year on

Today marks a year since the Federal Government announced a policy of decentralising the public service out of Canberra. The rationale was a noble one of stimulating the regions: creating careers and confidence in those communities. But of course, decentralisation by its very nature is about moving jobs, not creating them. Underlying the policy were […]

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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 I FEEL PRETTY – RED CARPET SCREENING In the new romantic comedy I Feel Pretty, Amy Schumer stars as Renee, who […]

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Socialising in the city

‘Socialising’ can mean many different things. Kicking up your heels or kicking a football. Catching a flick or a fish. Gathering to celebrate, commemorate or catch up for coffee. But socialising isn’t just about connecting with people. It’s about finding our place. A social city is also a prerequisite for a globally-competitive city in the […]

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