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Not just clothes: The female artists making waves at FASHFEST

Those not in the know could be forgiven for thinking FASHFEST is all about the fashion. But Canberra’s most stylish of nights is so much more than clothing. A melting pot of local talent, FASHFEST aims to celebrate as many Canberra creatives as possible, with a line up of live music always a highlight. This […]

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Weekend Edit: What’s on in Canberra

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this weekend! Every Monday for more than five 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 […]

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Under Sedation: Canberra’s voice, remixed

The Street Theatre will celebrate Canberra’s poetic voices both past and present when Under Sedation premieres later this month. Combining verse, song, poetry and even rap, “Canberra verse remixed” seems a fitting tagline for Under Sedation, The Street’s newest original theatre work based on a curated collection of compositions Running from 30 September until 14 […]

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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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Weekend Edit: What’s on in Canberra

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this weekend! Every Monday for more than five 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 […]

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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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Review: Girls Trip

When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. IMDb It made me blush too! Not that my cinema cronies would have seen, my hands were covering my face and […]

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Lights, Camera, Female Talent: The Canberra Short Film Festival 2017

The buzz of the Canberra Short Film Festival (CSFF) is on the lips of locals in anticipation of the annual event. Now in its 22nd year, the seven-night Festival will visit five locations and feature over 100 films. Behind the hype and the growing submissions lies the films and their makers, each with their own […]

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A little slice of Paris comes to Canberra

In an old building in Paris, all covered in lights, stand twelve nude girls, in a single straight line… Ever since I read Ludwig Bemelman’s Madeleine as a child, it’s been a dream – a fantasy – to go to Paris. Having returned from the city of love just a few weeks ago, I can […]

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