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This Week in The Can

HerCanberra Team

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this week!

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15 THINGS NOT TO MISS

Sigourney Cantelo is the star attraction of Westfield Belconnen's Beauty Weekend.

Sigourney Cantelo is the star attraction of Westfield Belconnen’s Beauty Weekend.

Westfield Belconnen Beauty Weekend: Sigourney Cantelo MasterClass

Join Beauticate founder Sigourney Cantelo on The Front Line as she hosts two Beauty MasterClasses. All guests will receive a complimentary drink on arrival with nibbles. Plus, every guest will be entered into the draw to win a beauty pack of this seasons must have items, as selected by Sigourney. Bookings are essential, as space is limited. Choose from the following sessions.

10am: MC’d by 104.7 host Tanya Hennessey as Sigourney shares her story on her successes in business, career at Vogue and the transition to online and the success at Beauticate. Sigourney will share her favourite beauty products and all her ‘need to know’ beauty tricks. Plus, one lucky guest will be hand picked for a demo where Sigourney will show you how to spice up your look in just 15 minutes. All guests are welcome to ask questions throughout the session and can get photos with Tanya and Sigourney at the end of the session.

Book at Eventbrite.

2pm: MC’d by our very own Emma Macdonald, Sigourney shares her story on her successes in business, career at Vogue and the transition to online and the success at Beauticate. Sigourney will talk through how she manages to balance work, family and beauty. She will focus on what her favourite beauty products and beauty tips for how to change up your beauty routine once you have children. Plus, one lucky guest will be hand picked for a demo where Sigourney will show you her top beauty hacks that mums can use to get ready in 15mins. All guests are welcome to ask questions throughout the session and can get photos with Emma and Sigourney at the end of the session.

Book at Eventbrite.

OTHELLO 

A violent exploration of the thin line that separates love and jealousy, Othello is a relentless journey of vicious passion.

A warrior on the fields of war, but felled by the sharpness of whispered words, Othello is a man swept up in desire, quickly turned to murderous ambition when he is betrayed by his military brother-in-arms, the cynically destructive Iago.

Othello will be directed by Artistic Director Peter Evans, in a gripping production that will touch audiences to their core, as envy is a weapon wielded with brazen savagery, and the complex contradictory nature of humanity is tested.

Showing Friday 14 Saturday 22 October at The Playhouse, London Circuit, Civic Square.  Tickets from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.

PIALLIGO ESTATE’S  SUMMER SESSIONS

Looking for somewhere new to go for Friday drinks? Luckily, Pialligo Estate’s picturesque Garden Pavilions are opening from 5-7 pm for happy hour drinks every Friday until Christmas! Unwind with a glass of wine and our renowned charcuterie or something else delicious from our bar menu.

Enjoy drinks from $6, live music and a breathtaking view.

No prior booking necessary. For further information please contact (02) 6247 6060.

Night Market Canberra

Night Market Canberra returns to Hotel Realm this Friday 14 October, from 4pm-9pm. The urban setting of Realm Park provides the perfect backdrop for the evening under the stars where you can expect to enjoy a festival feel and mix of quality market stalls, street eats, live music and children’s entertainment.

Boasting over 45 pop up stalls, which have been hand-picked to ensure the highest quality and range. There will be everything from men’s, ladies and children’s fashion and accessories, jewellery, lifestyle products and homewares as well as delicious street food and a licensed bar.

With children’s entertainment, live music, as well as a licensed bar, Maple+Clove provides the perfect vantage point where you can enjoy something from the sit-down menu, or BBQ out the front and a cold beverage whilst taking in the atmosphere and entertainment.

Find out more at nightmarketcanberra.com.

CANBERRA LIGHT THE NIGHT

Walk to help more Australians beat blood cancer through research and support. Gather with family and friends to shine a beautiful lantern; gold to remember someone, white for your own journey or blue to show you care. To join the Canberra Light the Night walk, please visit their website.

Every day 35 Australians are diagnosed with blood cancer. You can bring a little light into their lives by supporting a Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night walk.

Happening 14 October at Eastlake Parade, Eastlake Parade, Kingston. More information on Facebook.

Object Therapy

The ‘Object Therapy’ exhibition brings together 30 broken objects that have been creatively repaired by a designer or artist.

It helps us to rethink our consumption patterns and re-evaluate the broken objects that surround us. ‘Object Therapy’ repairers include the Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia, Franchesca Cubillo; Adelaide designers, Daniel and Emma; curator and designer Dale Hardiman; paper engineer, Benja Harney; design anthropologist, Trent Jansen; Alice Springs collective, Elbwrkshp; music-based artist Dylan Martorell; Japanese master craftsman Yutaka Ohtaki and Sydney designer, Henry Wilson. And so many more

The ‘Object Therapy’ exhibition runs from Saturday 15 October to Sunday 30 October at Hotel Hotel. Find out more at hotel-hotel.com.au.

BOTANICA

Bisonhome celebrates spring in the ACT with Botanica. This annual design festival features floral displays, an art exhibition from Tiffany Brown and master classes from leading local and national stylists. There are chefs, providores and a killer bake-off!

Keep checking their website for details.

Happening  until 17 October at Bisonhome, 6/8 Beltana Road, Pialligo. For more information click here: www.bisonhome.com.

Pialligo Estate Howard Park Wine Dinner

Join us for an evening of sublime food and wine at Pialligo Estate’s Howard Park Wine Dinner.

Enjoy a five-course menu designed by Chef de Cuisine, Brendan Walsh, partnered with a selection of fine wines from Burch Family Wines, Western Australia’s largest family owned and operated winery. You will taste a collection of varietals from the Howard Park vineyards of Margaret River and Great Southern regions of W.A as well as the Marchand & Burch vineyards, of Burgundy, France.

Happening this Friday 14 October — tickets $160pp. Limited seats available, please call 02 6247 6060 to secure your booking.

JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 

The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns in 2016 for its 20th anniversary. There’s a huge program for the Canberra leg of the national Festival, shining a spotlight on the best of Japanese culture.

Carefully curated by The Japan Foundation, Sydney, the 2016 Festival will present exciting new films direct from Japan, including comedy, samurai and yakuza action, manga adaptations, high school romance and much more.

Screening from Friday 14 to Sunday 23 October at Capitol Cinemas, Manuka, 6 Franklin Street, Griffith. Visit www.japanesefilmfestival.net for more information.

MURRUMBATEMAN FIELD DAYS 

Held on the third weekend in October each year, The Murrumbateman Fields Days are the Yass Valley and Canberra Region’s premier small farm field day event.

The Murrumbateman Field Days bring together over 450 exhibitors, displaying the latest machinery, equipment and services to successfully run a small farm and of course tempting all your taste buds with superb local wines and produce.

Visitors can enjoy the Yass Antique Farm Machinery tractor pull, the spotlight on the region featuring local produce and the children will be most delighted to pat the animals in the children’s farmyard. So bring the whole family and come along to the annual Murrumbateman Field Days for a weekend full of fun.

Happening 15 – 16 October at Murrumbateman Recreation Ground, Barton Highway, Murrumbateman, New South Wales.

Find out more at www.mfdays.com

FLORIADE 2016: WEEK FOUR 

The last week of Floriade, week four, will involve many fun activities and events. For the adults, week four will be jam packed with activities such as a Versaille inspired garden installation, school performances, various food workshops, and dogs day out. The kids can also enjoy many activities in the last week of Floriade with things such as The Gecko Gang games and activities, Questacon’s Dinostory, and various flower workshops.

For more information on what events are on and ticketing, visit www.floriadeaustralia.com.

BREAKFAST WITH THE BIRDS

Start your weekend with Breakfast with the Birds! Embark on an early morning tour of the Australian National Botanic Gardens and set off on a guided bird watching expedition.

Be guided through the many different landscapes of the Gardens and see some of the beautiful bird life that call the Gardens home. Conclude your morning with a delicious breakfast at Floresco in the Gardens cafe – included in the price of your ticket.

Bookings essential. Please note: this walk is not suitable for children under eight.

Happening until 16 October at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton. Find more information at parksaustralia.gov.au.

SUNDAZE

Get along to the National Museum of Australia for Sundaze by Museum Bar every Sunday during spring until 27 November. You’ll experience quality DJs, live acts and great food and drinks by the shore of Lake Burley Griffin.

Pimms and Gin Bar will be serving classic drinks, alongside beer, wine and cider. Perfect for a spring afternoon!

This Sunday 16 October, Adelaide singer and songwriter Clay Stephens will be performing his eclectic mix of vocal styles ranging from pop and acoustic standards.

Food and drink available for purchase. Free entry at the Lakeside Deck.

Find out more at nma.gov.au.

BIGGER ON THE INSIDE: COLLECTING DR WHO

Canberra collector Timothy Kirsopp displays his entire collection of Dr Who memorabilia in the exhibition, ‘Bigger on the inside: Collecting Dr Who’. The exhibition is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest collection of Dr Who related memorabilia.

Items document everything Whovian from Daleks and the TARDIS to the Doctors and their companions. Explore this cultural phenomenon through a collection that ranges from miniatures and toys to books and board games.

Showing until 20 November at Canberra Museum and Gallery, 176 London Circuit, Canberra. Entry is free, for more information visit www.cmag.com.au

CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL RIESLING CHALLENGE 

Discover why Riesling is one of the world’s favourite grapes at the Canberra International Riesling Challenge ActewAGL Consumer Tasting. Taste vintages from the Canberra District, across Australia and overseas.

The Canberra International Riesling Challenge also offers a masterclass on October 14. Bookings essential.

All happening this Saturday 15 October at Albert Hall, Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra. Tickets cost $45.00 and can be purchased through the website www.rieslingchallenge.com

 PARLIAMENT HOUSE SPRING PROGRAM 2016

See a different side of ‘the people’s house’ during Parliament House’s Spring Program including Meet the Gardener Tours, Spring Teas, Landscape Walks and more. Find out the full program of events here.

Happening at Parliament House until 13 November 2016.

FOOD & DRINK

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Pialligo Estate’s Summer Sessions are on every Friday until Christmas!

Pialligo Estate Howard Park Wine Dinner

Join us for an evening of sublime food and wine at Pialligo Estate’s Howard Park Wine Dinner.

Enjoy a five-course menu designed by Chef de Cuisine, Brendan Walsh, partnered with a selection of fine wines from Burch Family Wines, Western Australia’s largest family owned and operated winery. You will taste a collection of varietals from the Howard Park vineyards of Margaret River and Great Southern regions of W.A as well as the Marchand & Burch vineyards, of Burgundy, France.

Happening this Friday 14 October — tickets $160pp. Limited seats available, please call 02 6247 6060 to secure your booking.

CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL RIESLING CHALLENGE 

Discover why Riesling is one of the world’s favourite grapes at the Canberra International Riesling Challenge ActewAGL Consumer Tasting. Taste vintages from the Canberra District, across Australia and overseas.

The Canberra International Riesling Challenge also offers a masterclass on October 14. Bookings essential.

All happening this Saturday 15 October at Albert Hall, Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra. Tickets cost $45.00 and can be purchased through the website www.rieslingchallenge.com.

BREAKFAST WITH THE BIRDS

Start your weekend with Breakfast with the Birds! Embark on an early morning tour of the Australian National Botanic Gardens and set off on a guided bird watching expedition.

Be guided through the many different landscapes of the Gardens and see some of the beautiful bird life that call the Gardens home. Conclude your morning with a delicious breakfast at Floresco in the Gardens cafe – included in the price of your ticket.

Bookings essential. Please note: this walk is not suitable for children under eight.

Happening until 16 October at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton. Find more information at parksaustralia.gov.au.

PIALLIGO ESTATE’S  SUMMER SESSIONS

Looking for somewhere new to go for Friday drinks? Luckily, Pialligo Estate’s picturesque Garden Pavilions are opening from 5-7 pm for happy hour drinks every Friday until Christmas! Unwind with a glass of wine and our renowned charcuterie or something else delicious from our bar menu.

Enjoy drinks from $6, live music and a breathtaking view.

No prior booking necessary. For further information please contact (02) 6247 6060.

NATIONAL NUTRITION WEEK

Join Nutrition Australia ACT in celebrating National Nutrition Week as their clever dietitians showcase a cooking and tasting extravaganza that will inspire you to Try for 5 vegetables every day.

On Tuesday 18 October from 12pm – 1pm at Chifley Health and Wellbeing Hub, 70 Maclaurin Cres, Chifley

Find tickets at eventbrite.com.au.

PETIT FEAST AT BUVETTE

Spoil yourself with a bountiful spread including savouries, charcuterie, cheeses and decadent desserts. Every Saturday at Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar.

It’s not breakfast, it’s not lunch … but it is an indulgent feast for all the senses. The Buvette Petit Feast features freshly made savouries and sweets as well as lavish desserts. In addition to tea and coffee, you can order a Bloody Mary, French Champagne and Rosé.

Available between 11:30am – 2:30pm every Saturday at $65 per guest, including a complimentary glass of Rosé. For $15 guests can add unlimited Mimosas. Buvette is fully licensed and has free parking all weekend, outdoor covered seating and complimentary WiFi.

For bookings, call 02 6163 1818 or email [email protected]. Find out more at hotelrealm.com.au.

TERRIBLE TWOS: CHEF’S HAT MENU AT LILOTANG

Since opening in 2014, Lilotang has been awarded a Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Chef’s Hat for two the second year running. To celebrate this great honour, Head Chef Shunsuke Ota has created new dishes for a tasting menu, available for a limited time only.

Tuesdays and Saturdays from 6pm until 15 October. at Lilotang, 1 Burbury Close, The Burbury Hotel, Barton. Entry is $80 per person for six-course tasting menu, including dessert. For more information click here: chairmangroup.com.au. Bookings essential.

SUITS & SIPS

If sipping on $10 cocktails after work suits you, it’s time to mix it up at The Loft. They’re serving up Vanilla Espresso Martinis, Coconut Mango Martinis, Fireball Sours and more tantalising creations every Thursday night from 5pm. Feeling peckish? Select one of their $20 tasting boards and settle in for the evening.

Happening every Thursday from 5pm at The Loft at Duxton, Macpherson St, O’Connor ACT. For bookings and more information visit their website.

LET’S DO DINNER

Venture upstairs to The Loft for dinner and enjoy The Duxton’s set menu special – Let’s Do Dinner.  For only $49, you can enjoy a 3-course set menu that changes weekly to feature fresh, seasonal produce that will keep you coming back for more! For a special touch speak to their staff about a perfectly matched glass of wine to enjoy with your meal.

Happening Monday – Friday from 5pm at The Loft at Duxton, Macpherson St, O’Connor ACT. For bookings and more information visit their website.

LATIN TUESDAYS 

Your Tuesday night at Highball just got hotter! Hosted by amazing people from Salsabor, you can learn how to shimmy and shake like a pro at the free latin dancing taster class every Tuesday from 6.30pm! Add a few piña coladas or a Banana & Maple Old Fashioned from their new cocktail menu and you’ve got yourself a Tuesday night that’s hard to beat. Be transported to Cuba and enjoy a night of Latin dancing you’ll want to keep coming back for.

On every Tuesday at Highball Express, Odgers Lane. Doors open at 4pm. Find out more at www.highballexpress.com.au.

SPIRITS TASTING BOARD – SINGLE MALT

Enjoy three individual glasses from some of the top single malt whiskeys. Accompanied by tasting notes.

Happening every Tuesday – Saturday at Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar at 18 National Circuit, Barton. For bookings and more information visit the website.

TACO TUESDAY

Your choice of chicken, pork, or beef in a soft shell taco with cabbage, shallots & coriander.

Happening every Tuesday from 1pm-5pm at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton. For more information visit the website.

BURGERS & BEERS

A selection of Burgers and tap beer.

Happening every Wednesday from 5pm-10pm at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton. For more information visit the website.

WINE AND DINE WEDNESDAYS

Two-course chef’s menu, Chocolate Assiette to share and a bottle of house white, red, or sparkling. Tables of 2 only $75pp.

Happening every Wednesday from 6pm-10pm at Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton. For more information visit the website.

PIZZA & PALE ALE THURSDAYS

A selection of housemade Pizza paired with a schooner of James Squire Pale Beer.

Happening at 5pm every Thursday at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton. For more information visit the website.

SEAFOOD BUFFET AT THE COURTYARD

Enjoy an all you can eat Seafood Buffet at The Courtyard. Takes place the last Friday of every month and includes a glass of wine on arrival – all for just $65.00

Happening until Friday 30 December at Courtyard Restaurant, Mercure Canberra, Corner of Ainslie and Limestone Avenues, Braddon. For bookings and more information visit ResDiary.

MUSIC, DANCE, FILM & THEATRE

Bell Shakespeare's Othello is playing at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

Bell Shakespeare’s Othello is playing at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

OTHELLO 

A violent exploration of the thin line that separates love and jealousy, Othello is a relentless journey of vicious passion.

A warrior on the fields of war, but felled by the sharpness of whispered words, Othello is a man swept up in desire, quickly turned to murderous ambition when he is betrayed by his military brother-in-arms, the cynically destructive Iago.

Othello will be directed by Artistic Director Peter Evans, in a gripping production that will touch audiences to their core, as envy is a weapon wielded with brazen savagery, and the complex contradictory nature of humanity is tested.

Showing Friday 14 Saturday 22 October at The Playhouse, London Circuit, Civic Square.  Tickets from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA (EFFA)

The Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) returns to Canberra! EFFA is more than just a film festival – it’s a catalyst for positive and sustainable change.

The EFFA in Canberra Program includes featured films from the world’s most talented and socially-conscious filmmakers from Australia and beyond. And they’re not just entertaining – they challenge the way viewers think about the world.

EFFA is fuelling conversations about how to make the world a better place, now and into the future, with a program of film screenings, discussions, and debates.

Happening Thursday to Saturday 8 to 15 October at Palace Electric Cinemas, 2 Phillip Law Street. Find more information here: www.effa.org.au

METAMORPHOSES WITH THE AUSTRALIAN STRING ORCHESTRA 

Metamorphoses with the Australian String Orchestra features stunning quartets by Mozart, Ligeti and Ravel, each inspired by the work of a peer.

Performing Saturday 16 October at the Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. Tickets from www.asq.com.au.

JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 

The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns in 2016 for its 20th anniversary. There’s a huge program for the Canberra leg of the national Festival, shining a spotlight on the best of Japanese culture.

Carefully curated by The Japan Foundation, Sydney, the 2016 Festival will present exciting new films direct from Japan, including comedy, samurai and yakuza action, manga adaptations, high school romance and much more.

Screening from Friday 14 to Sunday 23 October at Capitol Cinemas, Manuka, 6 Franklin Street, Griffith. Visit www.japanesefilmfestival.net for more information.

SUPERMUSICIAN BY DIE ROTEN PUNKTE 

Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dots), are self-proclaimed “Best Band in the World”! A lipstick-smeared, tantrum-loving duo, Die Roten Punkte are truly one of a kind. Astrid’s avant-garde style and legendary antics inspire both reverence and fear, while Otto’s dynamic stage presence brings to mind a whirling dervish on meth.

Super Musician is a wild, rock ‘n’ roll cabaret ride, full of hilarious, truly catchy and award winning pop songs. Performing this Saturday 15 October at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra

Tickets from the StreetTheatre website,

QUICK FLICKS: EFFA ON WHEELS 

This screening of the best short films from across Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) 2016 is a unique and special event. You’ll need to have a bicycle, helmet and lights for this event, as the screenings will take place in surprise locations around Lake Burley Griffin accessed by bicycle.

The meeting point will be at the Rond Terrace Car Park (accessed via the western-bound lane on Parkes Way). From here you’ll travel in convoy to various locations, and enjoy screenings of environmental short films courtesy of the very cool Projector Bike.

Happening Saturday 15 October at Rond Terrace Car Park, Parkes Way, Parkes. Get more info at www.effa.org.au.

KITTY FLANAGAN 

Join Kitty Flanagan up close and personal in the Courtyard Theatre as she workshops jokes and stories for a brand new show. This is a loose, informal hour of previously untried material. It’s your chance to sit in judgement and help Kitty identify what’s comedy gold, what’s comedy bronze and what’s just a top notch fart joke.

Happening until Saturday 15 October at Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra City

Tickets from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.

VETERANS FILM FESTIVAL 

The Veterans Film Festival returns to the Australian War Memorial with a three-day program. The screenings include dramas, comedy, animation and science fiction in feature-length, short film and documentary form. Submissions are selected from both independent and emerging filmmakers, featuring talent from thirteen countries (including Australia, Serbia, UK, Germany and Iran).

Happening Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 October at the Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell.

Tickets from www.veteransfilmfestival.com.

THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MORON SCREENING 

The original stage version of The Island of Doctor Moron® premiered in 2014; now this phenomenal rock musical is available as a cinematic masterpiece for exclusive screenings to communities across Australia who would otherwise be unable to experience the energy, delight and excitement of this phenomenal show. Peopled by an assortment of larger-than-life characters, driven by 21 original songs and relentlessly demanding choreography and delivered in mind-blowing 5.1 surround sound, the show leaves audiences, applauding in the aisles, stunned, amazed and enthralled.

Screening Friday 14 October at The National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes. Tickets from www.tickethost.com.au.

WOMEN OF THE SUN (1981) SCREENINGS

In 1981, Sonia Borg and Hyllus Maris wrote a series of television movies telling the story of Australia’s colonisation through the eyes of four Aboriginal women. The groundbreaking series included performances from the likes of Bob Maza and Essie Coffey, and went on to win the United Nations Media Peace Prize and the Banff Grand Prix in 1983.

Catch this special season screening all four films, 3pm daily at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Free entry. More details at www.nfsa.gov.au and tickets from www.trybooking.com.

FILMS ON FILM

As the cold air approaches, settle in for a wintery season of cinematic delights. Every Sunday at 2pm enjoy rare, cult, classic, experimental and surprising treasures from the National Film and Sound Archive’s 16mm and 35mm collections.

Happening at the National Film and Sound Archive on Sundays. See the full program on the website: www.nfsa.gov.au

MELANIE HORSNELL: QUARTRE CHEMINS ALBUM LAUNCH

Spend your Friday evening with the divine sounds of the acclaimed Melanie Horsnell, in concert at The Street Theatre.

With a lush ensemble of esteemed artists, Melanie Horsnell will launch her fifth album ‘Quatre Chemins’ which speaks of the intersections of life – where music, love and pain collides. The songs hark back to another era, with Melanie’s delicate understated quality drawing you into a warm vintage Parisian scene undercut with gypsy thrusts, jazzy bass and spoken word with a surprising Celtic twist.

Performing Friday 14 October at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra. Tickets from StreetTheatre website.

THE BAND OF THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE PRESENTS MARZIALE 

The Band of the Royal Military College presents Marziale, a spectacular military themed concert featuring one of Australia’s finest military bands, Canberra’s own RMC Band. Llewellyn Hall will resound to the magnificent sound of sparkling modern symphonic wind band repertoire, vocalists, and virtuoso instrumental soloists.

Performing Thursday 13 October at Llewellyn Hall, Australian National University, William Herbert Place, Canberra.

Tickets from ticketek.com.au.

EMMA LOUISE 

Supercry is the follow up to Emma Louise’s critically acclaimed debut vs Head vs Heart, and was recorded in a castle in Provence, France with renowned producer Pascal Gabriel (Goldfrapp, Ladyhawke). Anticipation for the album is at fever pitch, with all three singles released thus far – ‘Underflow’, ‘Talk Baby Talk’, and ‘West End Kids’ – already commanding community radio airwaves and picking up high rotation adds on triple j.

Performing Thursday 13 October at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra. Tickets from the Street Theatre website.

ALESA LAJANA 

Alesa Lajana is an award winning Australian singer-songwriter, storyteller, guitarist and banjoist. For the last eight years she has travelled the dusty highways of Australia, collecting stories from post European contact history, and setting them to music. Her new album Frontier Lullaby is the collection of songs and stories from this wild and epic adventure, leading listeners on a heartfelt journey through shadowy chapters of Australian history.

Performing Thursday 13 October at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra Tickets from the Street Theatre website.

TRANSPOSITION 

The Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust is known as one of India’s innovative modern puppet groups. Transposition is based on Rashna Imhasly’s book The Psychology of Love – Wisdom of Indian Mythology where she has used both the versions from the Vetalapanchcavinasati and Thomas Mann’s Transposed Heads continuation, as representative stories depicting the illusions of love. It deals with the duality of each pErson, between illusion and reality with stylized puppet archetypes and dancers, to a score composed and compiled by Sawan Dutta.

Performing Wednesday 12 October  at the Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra City.

Tickets from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.

THE SONG COMPANY PRESENTS STRANGE FRUIT

In this programme of blues, jazz, gospel, and more, The Song Company sing of the pain of alienation, and reach beyond the heartbreaking imagery of Strange Fruit to touch a place of reconciliation and healing.

Performing Thursday 13 October at Wesley Uniting Church, National Circuit, Forrest.

Tickets cost $40. To make reservations, contact  02 8272 9500

NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA

No Lights No Lycra is a dance community that started in Melbourne by unruly dance students Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett in 2009. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique, just free movement.

NLNL is a space where you can completely let go, shake out the stresses of the week, and lose yourself in the music and the physicality of your body. NLNL is a daggy, non-pretentious place to completely be yourself.

South Canberra: Mondays 7-8pm at South Kambah Scout Hall, 66 Springbett Drive, Kambah. Find more information here.

North Canberra: Wednesdays 7.30-9pm, St John’s Church Hall, 45 Constitution Avenue, Reid. Wheelchair accessible. Parking available. Find more information here.

SPORTS, LEISURE & WELLBEING

Meditation Master Gary Gorrow is at Canberra Centre this weekend.

Meditation Master Gary Gorrow is at Canberra Centre this weekend.

MEDITATION MASTERCLASS WITH GARY GORROW 

Take a Meditation Masterclass with Gary Gorrow. As one of the world’s foremost meditation teachers, Gary’s workshop is designed to give you fascinating insight into meditation and mindfulness, whilst teaching you a series of simple techniques that can be utilised in your everyday life.

Having worked to improve the lives of thousands of people from all walks of life, Vedic Meditation Master Teacher, Gary combines ancient wisdom and modern science to help you understand the nature of mind and consciousness, the role of the nervous system and how to move from stress to relaxation within minutes.

Happening Saturday 15 October at Eden, Level 1, near Country Road, Canberra Centre, Bunda Street, Canberra

Tickets from www.moshtix.com.au.

SPRING YOGA BIG DAY OUT

This day-long mini Yoga retreat has everything you need to shed your winter shell and prepare your body, mind and soul for spring and summer! Set at one of Canberra’s most scenic and spectacular locations, the Yoga Big Day Out is the perfect opportunity to experience all of the benefits of a yoga retreat without having to go too far. Join three of Canberra’s best Yoga teachers and the incredible Matt Omo – Gong Guru from Sydney as they guide you through a day exploring Yoga, meditation and the foundations to living a healthy, happy lifestyle in the lead up to Summer! 

Happening Sunday 23 October from 8.30am – 4pm at The Boat House by the Lake

Contact [email protected] for more information or visit springyogabigdayout.eventbrite.com.au

SKYZONE’S ANTI-GRAVITY DODGEBALL 2016

Gather your fellow glory-hunters and get ready to go head-to-head in the ultimate anti-gravity dodgeball league at Skyzone Westfield Belconnen.

The winning team will head to Sydney for the grand final and battle it out for the ultimate prize….a FREE trip to Las Vegas to represent Australia in the 2017 Ultimate Dodgeball Challenge.

Happening until 2 November at SkyZone Westfield Belconnen, Lathlain Street, Belconnen. Sign up and find more information here: skyzone.com.au/dodgeball

WORKSHOPS, TOURS AND TALKS

afterDARK Scavenger Hunts at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

afterDARK Scavenger Hunts at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

afterDARK: SPRING SCAVENGER HUNTS

Take an afterDARK Spring Scavenger Hunt on selected Saturday nights and see what you can find in the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Gather your family for a night­time botanical scavenger hunt with fascinating discoveries and places to be explored.

Bring your torch, follow the clues and obtain the most points to take home the coveted ‘super­sleuth’ prize.

afterDARK Scavenger Hunts are not suitable for children under five years due to timing and length of tours.

Online bookings essential.

Happening until 5 November at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton. For more information visit www.anbg.gov.au/gardens.

THE BEE FRIENDLY GARDEN

Hear from self-professed ‘beevangelist,’ and co-founder of The Urban Beehive Doug Purdie as he guides gardeners to transform our backyards into bug nirvanas, helping save our bees one plant at a time in The Bee Friendly Garden.

Happening Saturday 15 October at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

All tickets cost $15 and include refreshments and book signing. Tickets from eventarc.com.

FUTURE POSSIBLE: TEXT FUTURES 

In this third edition of Future Possible, explore the future of writing; the power of interactive storytelling with Leena Van Deventer, game developer, educator and author with Dan Golding of “Game Changers: From Minecraft to Misogyny, The Fight for the Future of Videogames”.

Future Possible is a series of lively conversations about the future(s) of creative practice. How can creative thinking help us to understand what futures we face? And what place might creative practice have in an unsettled future? With a selection of compelling artists, designers, writers, academics and thinkers Future Possible is participatory and social, we want to have the conversations of tomorrow and the next day, with you.

Happening Wednesday 12 October at the Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon. Tickets from www.eventbrite.com.au.

THE POLYGOT CLUB

Informal conversation groups in German, Spanish, French and Danish suitable for intermediate to advanced or native speaker. (Small annual fee).

Held each Monday (not public holidays) at 5.30 at the Cellar Bar, University House, ANU.

For more information contact: Dr Peter Gibson: [email protected] or  0408 231 153 or via the website: Polygot Club.

THE WORLD OF COIN DESIGN

Have you always wanted to enter the world of a coin designer? Visit the Mint now to see a pop-up display showing what a typical coin design studio looks like on the inside. Whether sketching in pencil, sculpting and carving in plaster or modelling using 3D software, the age-old skills and craft of creating miniature works of art are alive and well at the Royal Australian Mint.

Entry is free. On now at the Royal Australian Mint, Denison Street, Deakin.Visit the website for more information: www.ramint.gov.au.

NGA TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

Talks and workshops cater for a range of different age groups. For full details visit the NGA website.

MARKETS

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Night Market Canberra

Night Market Canberra returns to Hotel Realm this Friday 14 October, from 4pm-9pm. The urban setting of Realm Park provides the perfect backdrop for the evening under the stars where you can expect to enjoy a festival feel and mix of quality market stalls, street eats, live music and children’s entertainment.

Boasting over 45 pop up stalls, which have been hand-picked to ensure the highest quality and range. There will be everything from men’s, ladies and children’s fashion and accessories, jewellery, lifestyle products and homewares as well as delicious street food and a licensed bar.

With children’s entertainment, live music, as well as a licensed bar, Maple+Clove provides the perfect vantage point where you can enjoy something from the sit-down menu, or BBQ out the front and a cold beverage whilst taking in the atmosphere and entertainment.

Find out more at nightmarketcanberra.com.

MURRUMBATEMAN FIELD DAYS 

Held on the third weekend in October each year, The Murrumbateman Fields Days are the Yass Valley and Canberra Region’s premier small farm field day event.

The Murrumbateman Field Days bring together over 450 exhibitors, displaying the latest machinery, equipment and services to successfully run a small farm and of course tempting all your taste buds with superb local wines and produce.

Visitors can enjoy the Yass Antique Farm Machinery tractor pull, the spotlight on the region featuring local produce and the children will be most delighted to pat the animals in the children’s farmyard. So bring the whole family and come along to the annual Murrumbateman Field Days for a weekend full of fun.

Happening 15 – 16 October at Murrumbateman Recreation Ground, Barton Highway, Murrumbateman, New South Wales.

Find out more at www.mfdays.com

CANBERRA CITY WALK MARKETS 

Take a stroll along the City Walk and wander through Petrie Plaza. Discover all the markets has to offer this Saturday! Multicultural foods and street eats, great stalls stocking arts, crafts, novelties, up-cycled wares and more. Play in the Plaza at Kids Land, an arts, crafts and activities tent bursting with fun for the little ones. Plus bubble play for the young and young at heart. Listen to live music by Humbug, Celtic band – “toe-tapping fun”.

On Saturday 15 October from 10am – 4pm at City Walk & Petrie Plaza — near the Civic Merry-Go-Round.

Entry is free. Visit the website for more information www.canberracitywalkmarkets.com

CONFLUENCE FESTIVAL OF INDIA

Confluence Festival of India, the most significant showcase of Indian arts and culture ever to be staged in Australia is coming to Canberra!

Canberra’s festival program includes world-class dance, theatre and music as well as conferences and workshops on Indian innovation, politics and sport spread over seven weeks.

One of the festival’s key components is fostering bilateral ties, with joint performances and collaborations between Indian and Australian artists and thinkers.

Happening until 8 November @ Various Venues, Various Locations, Canberra City. Find more information at confluencefoi.com

TULIP TOP GARDENS

Visit 10 acres of beautiful tulips and other Spring flowers at Tulip Top Gardens. With classical music and stunning water features, experience Spring in a spectacular way.

‘Tulip Top Treasures’ also lets you browse local gems, and pop into their café for refreshments among the tulips.

Happening everyday until 16 October @ Tulip Top Gardens, 20 Federal Highway New South Wales. Find more information at tuliptopgardens.com.au

OLD BUS DEPOT MARKETS

Lovers of fine hand-crafted wares, clothing collectors, food fanatics and jewellery junkies are just a few of the people who head to Canberra’s award winning Old Bus Depot Markets every Sunday. In a fabulous old industrial building you’ll experience the endless colour, tastes, sounds and atmosphere that is “Canberra’s Sunday Best”.

Not your average market, each week you’ll find over 200 stalls of exceptional quality, featuring items all hand-crafted by local and regional creatives. On every Sunday from 10am to 4pm at the Old Bus Depot Markets building on Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

Find out more at obdm.com.au.

CAPITAL REGION FARMERS MARKETS

Visit the largest regional markets in the Southern Tablelands — the Capital Region Farmers Market! Be tantalised by fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers, seafood, cakes, condiments, meats, cheeses and more.

Fresh produce reflects the exciting seasonal characteristics and diversity of the region providing opportunity for you to learn more about the food you’re eating and the region it comes, and discuss what you’re buying with the growers.

On every Saturday from 7.30am to 11.30am at Exhibition Park on Flemington Road.

FARMERS AND FOODIES MARKET 

Farmers and Foodies will feature 30 stalls selling anything from tea to dog treats to organic vegetables and wood-fire sour dough all the way from Adaminaby. There will also be live music and a small bar.

For those who struggle to make it to the Farmers Markets on Saturday or Sunday, come out for some music, food and seasonal shopping at Farmers and Foodies Market!

Happening every Friday evening from 3-7pm at the Kingston Foreshore, within the Old Bus Depot Markets. See the Facebook page for more details: www.facebook.com

SOUTHSIDE FARMERS MARKETS

The Southside Farmers Market is a village market that provides all the fresh food that you need for your weekly shop. The market has a great range of fresh, seasonal produce from around 60 stallholders each week – including fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat, fish, honey, bread, gourmet treats and much more.

Open every Sunday morning from 8am until 11:30am at Canberra College, corner of Launceston Street and Yamba Drive, Phillip. Visit the website for more information.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Canberra Light The Night is on this Friday.

Canberra Light The Night is on this Friday.

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA (EFFA)

The Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) returns to Canberra! EFFA is more than just a film festival – it’s a catalyst for positive and sustainable change.

The EFFA in Canberra Program includes featured films from the world’s most talented and socially-conscious filmmakers from Australia and beyond. And they’re not just entertaining – they challenge the way viewers think about the world.

EFFA is fuelling conversations about how to make the world a better place, now and into the future, with a program of film screenings, discussions, and debates.

Happening Thursday to Saturday 8 to 15 October at Palace Electric Cinemas, 2 Phillip Law Street. Find more information here: www.effa.org.au

CANBERRA LIGHT THE NIGHT

Walk to help more Australians beat blood cancer through research and support. Gather with family and friends to shine a beautiful lantern; gold to remember someone, white for your own journey or blue to show you care. To join the Canberra Light the Night walk, please visit their website.

Every day 35 Australians are diagnosed with blood cancer. You can bring a little light into their lives by supporting a Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night walk.

Happening 14 October at Eastlake Parade, Eastlake Parade, Kingston. More information on Facebook.

KIDS

Play Up! is a permanent fun exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

Play Up! is a permanent fun exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

LITTLE GRIFFINS

A free program for toddlers and pre-schoolers. At 10am on the last Friday of each month come along for an hour of constructive fun at the National Capital Exhibition, Barrine Drive Commonwealth Park (just off Commonwealth Avenue).

Prams welcome and bookings aren’t necessary. 2016 dates for LITTLE GRIFFINS:  28 October, 25 November. Click here for more details: www.natcap.gov.au

PLAY UP

Play Up pokes its tongue out at the idea that museums are hands off. Stand up, muck up, dress up, make up, think up and step up in a fabulous space that has turned the traditional idea of what goes on in museums completely on its head.

The exhibition has been developed with children and celebrates the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Play Up celebrates the important role children have in the cultural life of our communities. Most importantly Play Up is a place for fun.

Open from 9am to 5pm daily at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

LEAP INTO YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

Your local library is a treasure trove…not only are there free books and resources, there are regular amazing events! Giggle & Wiggle with your little ones (up to two years) and help them learn through language play using interactive rhymes, songs, games and stories.

Looking to improve your English and make new friends, then head along to your local library for one of the informal English conversation groups. For more events and info check them out here.

STORYTIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS

Take your little ones along to the Australian National Botanic Gardens for some fun with stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities brought to life by the ACT Storytellers. An engaging treat for pre-school children, parents and carers.

First Friday of the month (different theme each month) and commences at 10am (duration one hour). Tickets are $5 per child and bookings are not required. Visit www.anbg.gov.au for more information

EXHIBITIONS 

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Object Therapy

The ‘Object Therapy’ exhibition brings together 30 broken objects that have been creatively repaired by a designer or artist.

It helps us to rethink our consumption patterns and re-evaluate the broken objects that surround us. ‘Object Therapy’ repairers include the Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia, Franchesca Cubillo; Adelaide designers, Daniel and Emma; curator and designer Dale Hardiman; paper engineer, Benja Harney; design anthropologist, Trent Jansen; Alice Springs collective, Elbwrkshp; music-based artist Dylan Martorell; Japanese master craftsman Yutaka Ohtaki and Sydney designer, Henry Wilson. And so many more

The ‘Object Therapy’ exhibition runs from Saturday 15 October to Sunday 30 October at Hotel Hotel. Find out more at hotel-hotel.com.au.

AUSTRALIAN SKETCHBOOK – COLONIAL LIFE AND THE ART OF S.T GILL 

Catch a glimpse of nineteenth century life on the goldfields and in the bush, cities and towns of Australia through the vibrant imagery of of S.T. Gill, once Australia’s most popular artist, but now a forgotten name.

Happening until Sunday 16 October at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes

SPECIAL WATERHOUSE TOURS 

Explore ‘Life in bloom’ through art, science and the natural world in The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize™ 2016. This gorgeous travelling exhibition was developed by the South Australian Museum.

Showing until Saturday 15 Oct at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

SEEKING REFUGE EXHIBITION 

Artists Sean Davey, Lucile Carson, Euan Graham, Mona Khizam, Penny Ryan, Barak Zelig, and Nicci Haynes and Caren Florance invite you to consider the refugee c­­­risis from several perspectives in Seeking Refuge an exhibition of sculpture, photography, paintings and multi media.

Through very different representations, Carson and Graham focus on the journey of asylum seekers. Carsons’ tiny assemblages employ discarded objects and detritus to form small, overcrowded boats reminiscent of the imagery we see of refugee boats. Graham’s large paintings also document some of the familiar media images – conjuring rough seas, dangerously crowded vessels and tortured faces and bodies.

Showing until Saturday 29 October from 6pm at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre. Find more information www.facebook.com.

EQUUS HOMO EXHIBITION

Canberra sculptor of thirty plus years Stephen Harrison presents Equus Homo. Taking inspiration from the wild horse in Kosciusko National Park, Harrison’s large-scale sculptures and colour photographs characterise the horses’ beauty juxtaposed with their incredibly destructive behaviour.

Showing until Saturday 29 October at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre. Find more information www.facebook.com

PEACE, LOVE AND WAR: THE DENMANS, EMPIRE AND AUSTRALIA, 1910-1917 

Lord Thomas Denman was Australia’s fifth Governor-General. He and his wife, the irrepressible Lady Gertrude Denman, resided in Australia from July 1911 to May 1914. This exhibition examines the political, cultural and Imperial interests of this imposing power couple – and those they influenced – in the context of rapidly evolving social values, against a backdrop of a Europe on the brink of World War.

Happening weekdays from 10am-5pm and weekends 12pm-5pm at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, London Circuit, Canberra. Find more information: hwww.cmag.com.au

AUSTRALIAN SKETCHBOOK – COLONIAL LIFE AND THE ART OF S.T. GILL

Catch a glimpse of nineteenth century life on the goldfields and in the bush, cities and towns of Australia through the vibrant imagery of of S.T. Gill, once Australia’s most popular artist, but now a forgotten name.

Showing until 16 October at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes. Find more information at www.nla.gov.au.

DIANE ARBUS: AMERICAN PORTRAITS

The photographs of Diane Arbus (1923–1971) are powerful allegories of postwar America. Once seen they are rarely forgotten. Contemporary audiences found the way that Arbus approached the genre of portraiture confronting and her work continues to polarise opinion. The images raise difficult, uncomfortable questions concerning the intent of the photographer.

Showing until 30 October at National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes, Find more information at nga.gov.au/Arbus

FRESH GLASS

Drawing inspiration from spring and to celebrate Floriade, Fresh Glass pairs studio glass vessels and sculpture with fresh botanical installations. Artists have been invited to collaborate across the mediums to elaborate on one of the most functional forms of glass.

Happening until 30 October at the Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston. Find more information at www.canberraglassworks.com.

CHARLIE SHEAD

The fluid and mutable interactions of Charlie Sheard’s intensely coloured washes of paint result in an array of remarkably poised and majestically scaled paintings. This survey of Sheard’s recent work, all produced during the last decade, represents a major achievement, and attests to the coming of age of a virtuosic and intrepidly lyrical artist. This exhibition is curated by Terence Maloon.

Showing until 6 November at the Drill Hall Gallery, Kingsley Street, New Acton. Find more information at dhg.anu.edu.au/events

DOUG ALEXANDER

The forms of Doug Alexander’s pots achieve an almost classical balance and proportion, while the organic earthiness of their surfaces is due to traditional glazes of rustic Japanese pottery. His exploration of calligraphic embellishment added a touch of the Australian landscape, its leaves, grasses and flora, to the underlying orientalist premise. This exhibition has been curated by Meredith Hinchliffe

Showing until 6 November at the Drill Hall Gallery, Kingston Street, Building 29, Acton. Find more information at dhg.anu.edu.au

MIKE PARR – FOREIGN LOOKING

Mike Parr is one of Australia’s most provocative and influential artists. His exhibition Foreign Looking is the first to bring together works in all media across Parr’s voraciously experimental practice from 1970 to the present. Spanning nine galleries, this installation of performance, film, sculpture and photography provokes a challenging yet mesmerising experience.

Showing until 6 November at National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes. Find more information at www.nga.gov.au/exhibitions

THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS

Explore two million years of human history through treasured objects from the British Museum’s collection. Discover how people have shaped the world and, in turn, have been shaped by it.

A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum will invite visitors to span the globe, to wonder at the remarkable achievements of people as they faced changing climates, new lands and shifting political arenas. It is an astonishing testament to human ingenuity and craftsmanship.

This is a story told exclusively through the things people have made: objects of all kinds that have been admired and preserved, or used, broken and discarded. From stone to gold, clay to plastic, the objects range in size from tall Assyrian reliefs to a small, but exquisite, gold llama from Peru.

For more information, visit nma.gov.au/exhibitions

MYSTERIOUS EYES: ARTHUR BOYD PORTRAITS FROM 1945

A young man whose soft features betrayed the intensity of his own self-image, Arthur Boyd portrayed others with equally concentrated emotion. In this focus exhibition, Boyd’s self-portrait at age twenty-five is joined by his portraits of those around him. Through his eyes they are a reflection of the artist’s own state of mind.

Showing at the National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Free entry.

TOUGH AND TENDER

Photographs by Warwick Baker, Larry Clark, Rozalind Drummond, Nan Goldin, Robert Mapplethorpe and Collier Schorr reflect the formative identity of young adulthood and complexities of masculinity and gender, composed with sensitivity and candour in Tough and Tender. In ground-breaking performance art documented on video, Chris Burden’s physical trials strip back his own persona and the mythic ethos of manhood.

Showing until Sunday 16 October at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT. Find out more at www.portrait.gov.au

BIGGER ON THE INSIDE: COLLECTING DR WHO

Canberra collector Timothy Kirsopp displays his entire collection of Dr Who memorabilia in the exhibition, ‘Bigger on the inside: Collecting Dr Who’. The exhibition is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest collection of Dr Who related memorabilia.

Items document everything Whovian from Daleks and the TARDIS to the Doctors and their companions. Explore this cultural phenomenon through a collection that ranges from miniatures and toys to books and board games.

Showing until 20 November at Canberra Museum and Gallery, 176 London Circuit, Canberra. Entry is free, for more information visit www.cmag.com.au

MEMORIES OF THE STRUGGLE

This exhibition features the voices and memories of some of the Australians and South African expatriates who worked hard over decades to bring about the end of apartheid. They often faced bitter opposition, and some were jailed for their actions. Memories of the Struggle pays tribute to the dedication and commitment of everyone who took part in the movement.

On exhibition now at the Museum of Australian Democracy, inside Old Parliament House, Parkes.

AUSTRALIA IN THE GREAT WAR

Australia in the Great War is the Australian War Memorial’s new exhibition in the First World War Galleries. Discover one of the world’s great collections of material related to the First World War.

The First World War Galleries integrate a wide variety of items from this collection, including dioramas, art works; uniforms; medals; technology such as artillery and firearms; photographs; film; and letters and diaries.

On display now until 1 January 2017 at the Australian War Memorial.

ART IS A WEAPON

Art is a Weapon explores how the Eureka story, legend and iconography have been used by groups and causes of all political flavours to spread their message. Alongside the portfolio of works, other objects and artworks using the Southern Cross motif show how the idea of Eureka has been adopted by groups as diverse as young communists and motorcycle clubs.

Showing now at the Museum of Australian Democracy.

MAGNA CARTA – AN AUSTRALIAN STORY

This exhibition celebrates the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, one of the most famous and significant documents for democracy and human rights around the world. First written in 1215, it set down rules limiting the power of the monarchy and safeguarding basic human rights and freedoms. This exhibition explores the history and relevance of Magna Carta from an Australian perspective.

Showing now at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

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