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Win a trip to Wellington

Here’s how you could be heading off on a luxury escape this summer to a destination named by Lonely Planet as the ‘Coolest Little Capital In The World’. Here’s some trivia for you. Which city was named as one of the BBC’s Hottest Cities, one of Rough Guides’ Top 10 Cities for 2015 and named a […]

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What to do for Australia Day 2016

Getting geared up for ‘Straya Day? Here’s where to party, relax and celebrate around our city and surrounds this 26 January (and the night before). Whether it’s an all-out pool party, a concert headlined by an Aussie legend, a breakfast for a good cause or just some really great fireworks, you’ll find the perfect way to […]

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100 Seats with Peter Blakeley

100 Seats is a series of special, one-off sessions in which renowned performers explore their art through conversation and performance, in the intimacy of the National Film and Sound Archive Theatrette. Former Rockmelons lead singer Peter Blakeley will be here at the end of the month to treat audiences. Peter has enjoyed massive chart success […]

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Katie Noonan: Music is a family business

For those who have followed Katie Noonan’s career since she started Brisbane band george with her brother, it’s no surprise music is a family affair. She and brother Tyrone followed george with a jazz band, Elixir, as their next venture and Katie has regularly performed with her mother, opera singer Maggie Noonan. A five time ARIA […]

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“Hidden Places: The 2015 Canberra International Film Festival

The 2015 Canberra International Film Festival, which opens this Thursday, will showcase a curated selection of films, two of which are by Aussie directors Margot Nash (The Silences) and Sari Brathwaite (Smut Hounds) I was lucky enough to speak with Margot and Sari about their respective works and what it’s like to be a female director […]

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Giveaway: The Dressmaker Premiere Screening

Kate Winslet is probably one the foremost stars of modern dramatic cinema. She’s best known for Titanic, although I loved her voice work in Flushed Away and in dramatic roles in films like The Reader, Revolutionary Road (reunited with Leo!) and, most recently, Divergent. But right now, I can’t stop watching her Australian accent. When […]

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Giveaway: 2015 Greek Film Festival

“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.” ― Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek.  The 2015 Greek Film festival, hosted by Dionysus himself (or his PR company, anyway) is set to take centre […]

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A Treasure Hunt: IKEA style

We’ve all heard so much about it, and now it’s almost here: IKEA Canberra is opening on November 16. To celebrate in the lead-up, the store is launching a treasure hunt-style game around Canberra called IKEA Hidden Catalogue from 6 October. The game will see IKEA products placed around the city, with weekly clues revealing their […]

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Seven reasons to visit the Canberra Symphony Orchestra

Get ready for a different kind of matinee… Tomorrow, The Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concert Canberra Weekly Matinee Magic: In the Mood sees the orchestra perform classics of a more modern time as audiences are transported back to the roaring swing era. Here are seven reasons why you should check it out, especially if you’ve ruled […]

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Giveaway: Lavazza Italian Film Festival

I’m not sure about you, but I have always been somewhat obsessed with Italy. When I look back for the source of this fascination, beyond Facebook friend’s envy-inducing travel selfies or even traveling there myself, it’s Italian films that come to mind. Whether it’s Audrey Hepburn tightening her grip on Gregory Peck’s waist as they zoom around on […]

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