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This Week in The Can

HerCanberra Team

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We’ve got a spectacular line up of events this week that aim to bring the cultures of other countries and wider Australia to Canberra to to enrich our landscape including Canadian and British film festivals, talks from beloved Stephen Fry and Deborah Cheetham AO, the Socceroos vs. Kyrgyzstan match, an Indonesian food and culture festival, an array of wine and fine food events, an RSPCA ACT festival featuring cat videos from all across the world and of course, Remembrance Day.

Here’s what’s happening this week in The Can!

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS… 

IMB Bank Sunset Cinema Kicks Off Summer in Canberra

One of Canberra’s most popular summer attractions, IMB Bank Sunset Cinema, is back for its fourth season at the beautiful Australian National Botanic Gardens. Screening from Friday November 13 through to the December 19, 4 sessions per week, IMB Bank Sunset Cinema offers its guests an entertaining mix of blockbusters, dramas, thrillers and family films, as well as live music, beanbags, fantastic food from London Burgers, and a fully licensed bar. IMB Bank Sunset Cinema is so much more than just a trip to the movies!

The 2015 program has something for everyone, with blockbuster films such as ‘The Martian’ and ‘Spectre’, themed sessions including ‘Girls Night Out’ Wednesdays, screening films such as Mistress America, Magic Mike XXL, Man Up and The Dressmaker, to ‘Family Friday’ screenings including Oddball and Hotel Transylvania 2. The opening night film on Friday 13th November is People, Places, Things starring Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords, with live music prior to the film presentation.

Tickets are on sale now. Visit the website for more information. On from Friday November 13 to Saturday November 19 at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross St, Acton. 

Canberra Beer Week and Beer Day Out 

Canberra Beer Week is almost upon us, launching officially next Thursday 5 November.

This is the time of the year when your otherwise food-uninterested partners might actually prefer a five course meal to a pub lunch and you can catch up with your friends over a pint of boutique cider from Sydney rather than cocktails.

Apart from making really fun days out or dates, the Canberra Beer Festival is a great way to expand your palette and get to know both the Canberra region breweries as well as a handpicked selection from interstate.

You may be a wine buff who can smell their way around the Canberra Region Wineries, but now’s the time to learn how to pair beer and cider with food – and cook with it too!

This year sees the festival expand to 50 events across 20 venues until Wednesday 11 November including tap takeovers, tasting events, food matchings and much more.

There will be prizes, draws and all things BEER, beer and food matching sessions and more beer-ducation than you can poke a bottle at.

Check out their website for the various locations and venues, and check out our ‘10 events not to miss during Canberra Beer Week‘ too!

Santa’s Arrival at Westfield Belconnen, story reading and arts and crafts at Westfield Belconnen

Official start of Christmas in the centre. Parade will include Santa, a marching band, Christmas characters and dogs.

After the parade, Santa will be reading The Gingerbread Man at the Target Mezzanine from 11-11.30, 12.15-12.45 and 1.30-2pm.

Outside Hoyts, Smiggle will be running an arts and crafts workshop. Activities will include: mask making, dinosaur making, xmas card making and a xmas colouring in with some of our cool markers and keyring making.

We will also have running our santa wish list comp so gives customers some things to sit down with the little ones and have some fun. From 10am-2pm.

Saturday 14 November at Westfield Belconnen from 9am onwards (Parade start).

Cat Film Festival

RSPCA ACT is embracing all things cats this November with our Cat Film Festival! With the booming fandom of hilarious cat videos, we have decided to host Canberra’s very own film festival full of quirky internet cat videos -think Colonel Meow, Grumpy Cat, and more!

We have the best and the funniest compilation of furtastic fun ever to hit the screen right here in Canberra. Best of all, all proceeds go towards the animals in care at the RSPCA ACT shelter.

Other CAT-ivities include:

– Full moon night markets full of yummy food and handmade stalls

– Beer and wine bar

– Coffee caté lounge

– Whiskers photobooth

– Life-sized games

– and MORE!

 Tickets are $20 each. Visit the website for more information. On Friday November 13 at 6pm at the Old Bus Depot Building, 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston. 
Stephen Fry – Telling Tales Tour

Stephen Fry is coming to Canberra this November telling some of the most marvellous stories ever heard in an evening of fun, frolic and uniquely Fryish delight.

As the long-time host of ABC’s QI, Stephen has had a distinguished career from the Cambridge Footlights where he met his long time collaborator Hugh Laurie to many television shows including Blackadder, Kingdom, Bones, V for Vendetta, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Live Another Day, The Master of Laketown in The Hobbit trilogy and the documentary Out There.

Saturday and Sunday 14-15 November at 8pm at the Royal Theatre, National Convention Centre. Purchase tickets here.

100 Days of Summer at Lucky’s

Lucky’s Speakeasy at QT Canberra is throwing a massive party, all through Summer!

There’ll be a Melbourne Cup gala, Halloween bash, Movember shindig, James Bond 007 NYE party and QT Backyard Australia Day BBQ, as well as weekly events, like Friday sessions, secret men’s business, Latino nights, summer night markets and a ping pong tournament. This summer at Lucky’s is going to be on like Donkey Kong.

As one of Canberra’s premiere watering holes, you’ll find an event to suit every taste at Lucky’s. For more information see their website.

2015 BBC British Film Festival 

This year marks the third annual British Film Festival. This year it’s being hosted by Palace Electric Cinemas in NewActon and features films from all over the British Isles. There are an amazing range of new films spanning all genres, as well as a series of award winning romance films, grouped under the title of ‘Love Actually’ that run alongside the festival’s films. 

This year sees a number of films with a strong focus on inspirational and courageous women.

From director Sarah Gavron (London Road) comes this year’s BFI London Film Festival opening night selection, Suffragette, an intense drama tracking the fight for women’s voting rights, starring a powerful ensemble cast including Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep; Queen of the Desert, from legendary director Werner Herzog, telling the thrilling adventures of traveller, writer, archaeologist and political attaché for the British Secret Service, Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman); and Dare to be Wild, the true story of Irish heroine Mary Reynolds (Emma Greenwell), who was a prodigy in the field of landscape design and shared the uncompromising beauty and power of wild nature with the world.

Read about our giveaway for the film festival here.

Palace Electric Cinemas, October 29-November 18. See website for program details.

 

Fashion and Fantasy: 21st century fashion dolls

The exhibition Fashion and Fantasy: 21st century fashion dolls has on display over 500 dolls dressed in historical fashion, ethnic clothing and couture, including costumes from film and television series.

See the private collection of Julie Manley, who started collecting fashion dolls in 2000, repaints and customises all her dolls in some way. Many of the outfits have been designed and made by the collector. On display until 22 November at the Canberra Museum and Gallery

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.

In Play Up it is visitors to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House (MOADOPH) who are the curators – 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. At MOADOPH and open from 9am to 5pm daily.

Remembrance Day

Be at the Australian War Memorial for this important day of remembrance.

At 11.00 am on 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. This year marks the 97th anniversary of the armistice on 11 November.

Australians pause to remember those who fought and died for Australia’s cause in all wars and armed conflicts. Members of the public are encouraged to attend this important ceremony.

Please note that the Memorial will be closed during the ceremony and will re-open after the ceremony’s conclusion.

November 11, Australian War Memorial. Parking on Treloar Crescent, behind the AWM.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Ranger Guided Walks and Activities at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve offers an extensive program of guided walks and activities and special school holiday activities throughout the year. Don’t miss your chance to see Australian wildlife in this beautiful natural environment.

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is home to a wide range of Australian animals including kangaroos, platypus, potoroos, wallaroos, possums, wombats, echidnas, emus, lyrebirds and many other birds and reptiles.

Walks and activities cater for a range of different age groups. Check their website for full details.

No charges apply for activities held at the Visitors Centre. Nominal entry fees apply for activities within the reserve.

From 2 January 2015 to 31 December 2015. Check their website for full details.

The Fit Muse – Social Running Club

Summer is just around the corner and our capital, little city has some amazing tracks for those of you who want to keep fit.

We meet every Saturday morning at 8:15am out the front of the bookshop for an 8:30am start. It’s an easy 5km run up through Telopea Park, along the shore of Lake Burley Griffin up to the NGA and back again.

All levels welcome and there are additional challenges for the more experienced runner. And afterwards stay for a Red Brick Espresso coffee or something from our fitness friendly weekend menu!

Every Saturday Morning, 8:30am FREE

MARKETS, FESTIVALS & EXPOS

Alliance Francaise Christmas Fair

Enjoy a family event with an early taste of Christmas!
Hand crafted products, good food, jewelleries, music and much more to make a magical Christmas!

Saturday 14 November 9am-2pm at the Alliance Francaise, 66 McCaughey Street Turner. See website for more details.

Indonesia Fair 2015

Indonesia Fair 2015 celebrates a country with over 1128 ethnic groups speaking more than 500 languages on more than 13.466 islands. Each group has its own uniqueness variety of culture, art, culinary and other traditional heritage.

With this massive diversity of cultural treasure, they would like to show it to the world and build a new perspective of Indonesia as a Cultural Diversity Country.

Learn more about Indonesia at the fair.

Saturday and Sunday 14/15 November : 11am – 5pm at the National Covention Centre. Click here for more information.

Old Bus Depot Market

Canberra’s national award winning indoor Sunday market focuses on the talent and creativity of regional arts and craftspeople. Discover 200 stalls within a fabulous old industrial building offering unique handcrafted items, gourmet take home food, regional wines, and freshly ground coffee. Visitors can browse all kinds of items including funky lamp shades, tea cups and saucers, retro decorative art, antique jewellery, china and art glass, silver, linens and restored pieces.

The Old Bus Depot Markets are easy to access, have ample free parking and a wide range of food stalls to enjoy a multicultural meal, a coffee or a quick bite to eat – while watching talented musicians and taking in the hustle and bustle of the markets. On every Sunday from 10am to 4pm on Wentworth Avenue in Kingston.

Visit obdm.com.au for more information.

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.

Amongst the wide range of food available, you will find vegetables from Cowra, free range eggs from Tharwa, organic meat from Bombala, organic salad greens from near Hall, vegetables from Marulan, fresh mushrooms and seafood from the south coast, award winning olive oil from near Hall, vegetables from Thirlmere, citrus from Leeton, apples from Batlow Gunning and Pialligo, local breads, cooking sauces and condiments made in Canberra, and award winning organic and fair trade coffees roasted here in Canberra.  If you have a sweet tooth try some freshly baked, tarts, macarons or cakes. There is a wide range of certified organic and biodynamic produce available.

After your shopping relax over a cappuccino or a hot chocolate made with real Belgian chocolate, with a crepe, waffle, sausage sandwich or gozleme in the courtyard.

Open every Sunday morning from 8am until 11:30am at CIT Southside Campus, corner of Hindmarsh Drive and Ainsworth Street, Phillip. Visit the website for more information.

EAT LOCAL FRIDAYS Farmers Market

Eat Local Fridays is a brand new farmers’ market to hit Canberra. Held every Friday, buy chemical and GMO-free produce directly from the grower and makers. Special guest Costa Georgiadis, will be there to kick things off. Visit their website for more information. On from 2.30pm – 7pm each Friday at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton.

Westside Markets

Whether it’s food, fashion, second-hand or handmade, Canberrans love a good market. The newest addition to the market scene are the Westside Acton Markets which have seen Westside Acton Park transformed into an eclectic outdoor market every Sunday. Each week a mix of handmade, vintage and designer stalls will set up alongside live entertainment and permanent food vendors in the lakeside precinct. On every Sunday from 10am to 4pm at Westside Acton Park, Barrine Drive.

Capital Region Farmers Market

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.

SPORTS

Socceroos vs Kyrgyzstan

The Socceroos are coming to Canberra as they take on Kyrgyzstan in a 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier at GIO Stadium.

See local boy Tom Rogic along with captain Mile Jedinak, Massimo Luongo and Mat Leckie and Socceroos legend Tim Cahill in action.

A great night out with the family or your mates.

Tickets are expected to sell fast, get in quick! Now on sale through Ticketek.

University of Canberra Capitals vs Adelaide

Join the University of Canberra Capitals as they take on Adelaide in their 30th WNBL season and 8th Championship title tilt.

You get even more UC Caps action and excitement this season. Be there in prime position at the AIS Arena games as stars Steph Talbot, Jess Bibby, Carly Wilson and Lauren Jackson lead the UC Caps to the playoffs.

“This could well be one of our most exciting season on and off the court in a long time” – Head Coach Carrie Graf

Saturday 14 November from 7-9pm at AIS Arena, Bruce. See website for ticket information.

The Fit Muse – Social Running Club

Summer is just around the corner and our capital, little city has some amazing tracks for those of you who want to keep fit.

We meet every Saturday morning at 8:15am out the front of the bookshop for an 8:30am start. It’s an easy 5km run up through Telopea Park, along the shore of Lake Burley Griffin up to the NGA and back again.

All levels welcome and there are additional challenges for the more experienced runner. And afterwards stay for a Red Brick Espresso coffee or something from our fitness friendly weekend menu!

Every Saturday Morning, 8:30am FREE

FOOD & WINE

Belford Block Eight Wine Tasting

Belford Block Eight lies at the doorway to the Hunter Valley wine region. After the success of our first tasting, this is Chapter Two of our wine event program at Muse and we’re very excited to bring wine from further afield to our small Territory!
At Block Eight there are 15 acres of grapevines (Semillon, Shiraz and Chardonnay), 10 acres of olives, three large dams (two are stocked with silver perch, one with yabbies), natural bushland areas and wide-open fields.

It is part of the Sweetwater area of the Hunter Valley and when each owner in the area was given the opportunity to name their property, rumour has it that the previous owners did not submit their application in time. Block Eight was applied to the nameless property arbitrarily and well, it’s just kind of stuck.

Join owners and partners Todd Alexander and Jeff Ross as they take you through some of the exceptional wines produced on the property including their 2014 Shiraz – the highlight of their 2014 vintage, and Silver Medal winner in the Hunter Wine Show.

Book Tickets: $10 (includes tasting and nibbly bits)
This event is FREE for Muse members (please present membership cards)

Tuesday 10 November, 5:30 – 7:00pm at Muse – East Hotel, Giles Street Kingston.

A.BAKER Backyard Produce Dinner

Passionate about working with local produce, A-Baker often find themselves alongside growers helping to harvest their fruits for the store!

Have you got some incredible produce growing at yours that you’d like to share over dinner? WELL, here is how it works!

You grow your favourite seasonal produce, harvest it and bring it into A-Baker 2-3 days before the event (in this case by the 9th of Nov).

At that time, book yourself and your friends a table for dinner and leave the rest to the team! us! Head chef Bernd Brademann will then work out a special dinner using all the ingredients that diners have brought to the kitchen. The names of those who supplied each produce will appear on a special menu on the night for all the diners to see.

If you don’t have any produce but would still like to come along you can either ask your neighbour or bring along some flowers for the tables! 

Bookings are ESSENTIAL! If you wish to book or have any questions please call us on 6287 6150. On Tuesday November 11, 6.30pm at A-Baker Restaurant, 15 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra.

Jazz & Shiraz in November at Lerida Estate

Visit Cafe Lerida on weekends during November to enjoy a glass of one of our Shiraz wines with your lunch.

Taste Lerida wines at the Cellar Door for free with a great Shiraz promotion. Plus win a bottle of Trophy winning Shiraz Viognier each weekend.

Enjoy listening to entertaining jazz musicians such as Sally Greenaway, Mike Dooley and Rachel Thorne, David Green, Leisa Keen, Dirk Zeylmans and Lachlan Coventry.

With good weather in spring, step outdoors for a game of Pétanque/Boules, or do the Lake George Range Walk.

1-29 November at Lerida Estate Winery, Federal Highway, Lake George.

Cellar Door Daily 10am – 5pm Cafe Lerida Weekends 10am – 5pm. See website for further details.

Page Bottler’s 1st Birthday

Page Bottler is turning 1 year old! To celebrate they will be having a sausage sizzle with proceeds going to Cystic Fibrosis ACT. There will also be some wine tastings, giveaways and specials across the range of Craft Beer and Local Wine. On Saturday November 14 from 12pm- 4pm at Page Bottler at The Page Shops, entrance off Petterd Street.

Making Camembert 

Artisan cheesemaker Gurkan Yeniceri will host this hands on workshop where you will learn the delicate art of making Camembert. The course will begin with an introduction to the general principles of cheese making, followed by a guided participatory workshop in which you will make your own wheel of Camembert. Handouts provided. Please bring a container for taking home your cheese wheel. Visit the website for more information. On November 14 from 10am-1pm at Canberra Environment Centre, cnr Lennox Crossing and Lawson Crescent, Acton.

Old Parliament House – Friday Night Drinks

Spring is back, and so is Canberra’s favourite Friday night drinks at Old Parliament House.

Starting on October 30, unwind from the week and kick-start the weekend with your colleagues, friends or significant other in the historic courtyard of Old Parliament House. Enjoy live DJ, delicious snacks and chilled cocktails until March 2016. Kick your weekend off in style for a drink in the historic courtyards of the House. Visit the website for more details.

King George Terrace, Parkes, Canberra.

High Tea at Old Parliament House Café

Enjoy a delicious floral themed High Tea in the iconic Old Parliament House Café, available every single day during spring. Bookings essential via the website.

The licensed Terrace Café has refreshing beverages, snacks, delicious coffee and light meals on offer, and is the best place to relax after an exciting day at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

Watch out for the newly refurbished Courtyard Brasserie opening late September 2015, and the return of Friday Night Drinks late October 2015.From 1 September 2015 to 30 November 2015, Open daily 9am – 5pm (closed Christmas Day).

FAMILY

Santa’s Arrival at Westfield Belconnen, story reading and arts and crafts at Westfield Belconnen

Official start of Christmas in the centre. Parade will include Santa, a marching band, Christmas characters and dogs.

After the parade, Santa will be reading The Gingerbread Man at the Target Mezzanine from 11-11.30, 12.15-12.45 and 1.30-2pm.

Outside Hoyts, Smiggle will be running an arts and crafts workshop. Activities will include: mask making, dinosaur making, xmas card making and a xmas colouring in with some of our cool markers and keyring making.

We will also have running our santa wish list comp so gives customers some things to sit down with the little ones and have some fun. From 10am-2pm Saturday and Sunday 14 and 15 November.

Saturday 14 November at Westfield Belconnen from 9am onwards (Parade start).

Little Griffins @ Brick by Brick

The National Capital Exhibition presents Little Griffins @ Brick by Brick; an exciting programme for toddlers and pre-schoolers. Little Griffins includes songs, activities and lots of Duplo™ construction fun as a gentle introduction to the wonders of the National Capital.

Held from 10am to 11am the last Friday of each month at National Capital Exhibition, Barrine Drive, Canberra.

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. In Play Up it is visitors to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House (MOADOPH) who are the curators – 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. At MOADOPH and open from 9am to 5pm daily.

National Dinosaur Museum Weekend Tours

The National Dinosaur Museum holds tours every weekend. Join one of their expert staff to experience a journey through time. Take your camera, your friends, those burning dinosaur questions and join the knowledgeable staff for a fun and educational tour suitable for all ages. Tours are free with admission. Tours are 30-minutes and run every weekend at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm until 27 December.

Family Space

The National Portrait Gallery has something for everyone to enjoy this school holidays in the Portrait Gallery Adventure Family Space. Explore the lives of Australia’s greatest adventurers through interactive art carts, dioramas and dress ups. Make your own portrait that expresses your spirit of adventure using fun art materials and the photo booth. All materials provided and free for all to enjoy! From 11am to 4pm daily.

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 2 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.

Friday 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 the website for more information.

WORKSHOPS & TALKS

Personal Styling Sessions at Canberra Centre 

Chat to Victoria and Francesca during a 45-minute styling session. They’ll share their tips for wearing the season’s latest looks and show you how to make them work for you. Each session includes a style kit and gift bag to take home.

Dates and times:

Saturday 14 November, 9am – 4pm

Sunday 15 November, 10am – 3pm

Cost: $50, redeemable for a Canberra Centre Gift Card

Location: The Hub

To book: Send an email to [email protected]

Bookings are essential.

In the Spotlight: Deborah Cheetham AO

Join Deborah Cheetham AO, Yorta Yorta woman, soprano, composer and educator as she explores culture and identity in this spring’s In the Spotlight talk at the National Portrait Gallery.

Bookings essential, donations welcome. Click here to book.

Sunday 15 November, 2-3pm at the National Portrait Gallery.

ANU Gender Institute 

Advancing women in science and engineering: how does Australia compare? is a public forum focussing on gender equity in science. Professor Sharon Bell (Charles Darwin University) and Dr Lisa M. Frehill (National Science Foundation (USA) will reflect on the current state of knowledge and policy effectiveness in this area.

This is a unique opportunity for everybody interested in gender equity in science to get together to debate how far we have yet to go and how to move forward. Light refreshment will be served afterwards.To register visit the website.

On Thursday November 12 from 4pm – 6pm, Conference Room 1.02 , Sr Roland Wilson Building (#120), McCoy Circuit, ANU.

Identifying Weeds and Their Uses 

Adam Shipp, Indigenous Officer for Greening Australia, will lead a workshop on garden weeds. Friend or foe?

All too often, we pull weeds up with little regard to what we could use them for. Get along to Adam’s workshop and learn firstly how to identify weeds, and then what to do with them – whether to pull them out, whether to eat them or whether to use them in tea or as medicine. Visit the website for more information. On November 10 from 6pm – 8pm at Canberra Environment Centre, cnr Lennox Crossing and Lawson Crescent, Acton.

Making Camembert 

Artisan cheesemaker Gurkan Yeniceri will host this hands on workshop where you will learn the delicate art of making Camembert. The course will begin with an introduction to the general principles of cheese making, followed by a guided participatory workshop in which you will make your own wheel of Camembert. Handouts provided. Please bring a container for taking home your cheese wheel. Visit the website for more information. On November 14 from 10am-1pm at Canberra Environment Centre, cnr Lennox Crossing and Lawson Crescent, Acton.

Women’s A Cappella Workshop

A Cappella music continues to gain popularity around the world . . . and it’s no wonder! The flexibility and joy of making music using nothing but the human voice is unbeatable.

Whether you are new to a cappella singing, looking for someone to sing with or part or an existing group, come along for a day of fun, music and education with leading a cappella expert Glenda Lloyd.

Tickets/entry: Adults $35, Student/Concession $25. Visit the website for more information. On Saturday November 14 from 9.30am-4pm at Black Mountain School, 48 Dryandra Street, O’Connor. 

Thought – Process by Tom Skeehan

A solo exhibition, as part of DESIGN Canberra, by Craft ACT Accredited Professional Member and industrial desinger Tom Skeehan.

The exhibition will launch Skeehan’s new furniture line and showcases his journey from sketch to polished product, incorporating production images, material samples and prototypes.

5 November – 12 December at Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre, Level 1, 180 London Circuit. Times: Tuesday to Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm Saturday 12.00pm – 4.00pm (Closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays).

For more details check out the website.

Women in War museum theatre performances

Be part of the spring school holiday programs at the Australian War Memorial with Women In War. See actor Leith Arundel in two moving performances, Last letters and Radio silence, relating the experiences of women during wartime. Other programs include story time, hands-on history activities, drop in craft sessions and gallery talks. Please visit the Australian War Memorial events calendar on their website for exact dates and times.

National Gallery of Australia talks and workshops

The National Gallery of Australia has an extensive program of talks and workshops run in conjunction with their current exhibitions. Hear about local and international artists or specific techniques. Be inspired by the greats and create your own artworks. Talks and workshops cater for a range of different age groups. For full details visit the NGA website.

Todd Alexander – Tom Houghton 

“HIS WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN A FANTASY. WHO IS TOM HOUGHTON?”

As a boy growing up in the western suburbs of Sydney, Tom Houghton escapes the harshness of the schoolyard by cocooning himself in the cinema of the golden age of Hollywood.

When he discovers that his favourite actress, Katharine Hepburn, modelled herself on her brother, Thomas Houghton Hepburn, Tom sinks deeper into his fantasy life. Determined to reveal his true identity to the world, Tom is propelled on a torturous path with disastrous consequences.

Novelist, businessman, traveller and vigneron Todd Alexander has worn an array of fabulous hats throughout his career. With Tom Houghton he returns to fiction, his first love, producing a work that’s as tender as it is confronting and receiving comparisons to Christos Tsiolkas and Matt Nable.

In the second of Muse’s SpringOUT events for November, the engaging Alexander talks life, love and good wine with Nigel Featherstone in an evening that is sure to be a highlight of the Muse 2015 events calendar.

Book Tickets: $10 (includes a glass of Belford Block Eight wine or soft drink)
This event is FREE for Muse members (please present membership cards)

Join us for both the wine tasting and literary event for just $15

Tuesday 10 November, 8:00 – 9:00pm at Muse Bookstore Kingston, East Hotel, Giles Street.

STAGE & FILM

IMB Bank Sunset Cinema Kicks Off Summer in Canberra

One of Canberra’s most popular summer attractions, IMB Bank Sunset Cinema, is back for its fourth season at the beautiful Australian National Botanic Gardens. Screening from Friday November 13 through to the December 19, 4 sessions per week, IMB Bank Sunset Cinema offers its guests an entertaining mix of blockbusters, dramas, thrillers and family films, as well as live music, beanbags, fantastic food from London Burgers, and a fully licensed bar. IMB Bank Sunset Cinema is so much more than just a trip to the movies!

The 2015 program has something for everyone, with blockbuster films such as ‘The Martian’ and ‘Spectre’, themed sessions including ‘Girls Night Out’ Wednesdays, screening films such as Mistress America, Magic Mike XXL, Man Up and The Dressmaker, to ‘Family Friday’ screenings including Oddball and Hotel Transylvania 2. The opening night film on Friday 13th November is People, Places, Things starring Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords, with live music prior to the film presentation.

Tickets are on sale now. Visit the website for more information. On from Friday November 13 to Saturday November 19 at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross St, Acton. 

Veterans Film Festival

Veterans Film Festival showcases films about serving and ex-serving military personnel, their families and the impact war has on society. The festival is giving filmmakers around the world the opportunity to submit stories on film that explore diverse perspectives, outcomes and influences.

The Veterans Film Festival (VFF) is the first of its kind to be held each year on 11 November as part of Remembrance Day (also known as Armistice Day and Veterans Day) which marks the end of World War I in 1918. As a community, we are more likely to consider issues which can enrich and inform us, whilst being entertained. – it is an important journey that we all can share.

Visit the website for more information. On Wednesday November 11 at 6pm,  BAE Systems Theatre – Australian War Memorial.

Brazilian Movie Cycle

The Embassy of Brazil are screening free Oscar-nominated Brazilian movies with English subtitles every Thursday in November.

12th Nov: “City of God”, by Fernando Meirelles (2002, 18+)
Drama – Best Director/Adapted Screenplay/Cinematography/Film Editing

19th Nov: “Wasteland”, by Vik Munis (2010, G)
Documentary – Best Documentary

26th Nov: “Rio”, by Carlos Saldanha (2011, G)
Animation – Best Song

Hosted by the Brazilian Embassy every Thursday in November: 6pm-7:45pm (5-26 November). See website for more details.

19th Canberra International Film Festival

The 19th Canberra International Film Festival returns this year with a stronger grassroots focus on films hand-picked by local experts. This year’s festival program showcases Canberra’s filmmakers alongside Indigenous films, screenings from the Asia-Pacific and Middle East, and restored classics.

The festival includes workshops, discussions and networking opportunities for local film lovers and filmmakers. Visit the website for full details. On November 5 – 15 at Arc Cinema, National Film & Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Canberra City.

Cult Classics return to Dendy

Dendy Canberra’s Cult Classics will return for another season, showcasing some of the best films from the last several decades. The program opens with the first instalment of the magnificent adventure Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) on every Monday with an incredible line-up for the winter season that will feature some of the best films of all time including the highest grossing film of 2003, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Fight Club (1999).

The August program includes The Exorcist (1973), Wayne’s World (1992), Willow (1998), 54 The Director’s Cut (1998) and Tropic Thunder (2008). The season will conclude with the best known ‘midnight movie’ The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) on Monday 21 September with fans and guests encourage to attend in their best Rocky Horror attire. The Cult Classics screen every Monday with a session at 10am and 6.30pm. Members pay just $10 and non-members $12. Tickets are now on sale and bookings are highly recommended.

Culture Reels: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

Culture Reels is a fortnightly series of arresting Australian and international documentaries on art and culture.

This fortnight’s Culture Reels will screen The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness directed by Mami Sunada.

Granted near-unfettered access to the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli, director Mami Sunada follows the three men who are the lifeblood of Ghibli – the eminent director Hayao Miyazaki, the producer Toshio Suzuki, and the elusive and influential “other director” Isao Takahata – over the course of a year as the studio rushes to complete two films, Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises and Takahata’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.

Wednesday 11 November at Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon from 7-9pm.

Tickets at $5 per person, see website for more details.

MUSIC, DANCE & MORE

The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys, icons of the Californian sound, are bringing high water mark classics to Canberra with special guest, Busby Marou.

One of the most influential and enduring bands in pop history, The Beach Boys are the Sounds of Summer with album sales of over 100 million, 32 American Platinum and Gold awards, an induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame and a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award.

Friday 13 November 7.30pm at the Royal Theatre, National Covention Centre, Civic.

See website for ticket information.

Canberra Wind Symphony: Lest We Forget – A Remembrance Day Dedication

Join the Canberra Wind Symphony for this evocative performance in the Church of St Andrew. Be transported to the battlefield in James Barnes’ Lonely Beach, and reflect on the beauty and solemnity of Schubert’s Ave Maria and other stunning hymn-tune settings. This performance is the final of our 2015 beyondblue concert series, assisting in the battle against depression and anxiety in Australian Farmers.

Tickets/entry: $40 Adult | $30 Pensioner | $20 Children 12+| Under 12s Free. Visit the website for more information. On Wednesday November 11 at 7.30pm at The Warrior’s Chapel, Church of St Andrew, Forrest St Andrew, Forrest.

David Pereira Presents: Rachel Scott – Visionary Musician

Join the final instalment of the David Pereira Presents concert series for 2015, when Pereira will be joined onstage by celebrated fellow cellist, Rachel Scott.

Together, Pereira and Scott will present a suite of beautiful cello duets by masters such as Gabrieli, Bach, Haydn, Dotzauer and Vivaldi, as well as several of Pereira’s own compositions.

Get involved after the performance in a discussion with Scott about her practice, and her unique experience as a professional musician. There will also be the opportunity for audience participation, both during the discussion itself, and afterwards in the form of interactive music-making.

Sunday 15 November from 2-4pm at Ainslie Arts Centre, 30 Elouera Street Braddon, Canberra City.

Tickets available here.

The Beehive

‘Bee’ whisked away to an era gone by, surrendering to the magical tunes delivered by  A-Class musician’s and entertainers. The BeeHive is an elegant; classy meeting place showcasing jazz influenced, worldly tunes, ranging from the 1920’s to Motown.

Hounored to have the world-acclaimed Cuban Ballet Musical Director,  Osmar ‘Chiky’ Salazar showcasing a range of worldly jazz tunes and accompanied by Canberra’s own hand-picked high caliber musicians.

Tickets are $55 each and  include canapés and a cocktail. Visit the events Facebook page for more information. On Saturday November 14 from 7pm at Westside Acton Park, Aviary Bar, 3 Barrine Drive, Acton. 

Yoga Under The Stars

Only in the Country, away from the City lights, can you experience the stars the way they were intended to be viewed, and with a new moon scheduled not 24 hours before, this is one amazing experience you will not want to miss.  Clearview Coaching & Fitness Studio is hosting an all time first – Yoga Under The Stars.

Instructed by their very own International Yogi, Victoria McLaughlin and her trusty assistants, you will begin this session as the sun sets, overlooking the Brindabellas with the most amazing Studio views and you will end (60-75 minutes later) in Shivasna with, weather permitting, a clear view of the stars and the milky way. 

Tickets are $25 each. Visit the website for more information. On Thursday November 12 at Clearview Fitness Studio – Murrumbateman. Gates will open at at 7:15pm and close at 7:45pm sharp, to ensure absolutely no disturbance to our 8pm kick off.  Clearview Fitness Studio, Murrumbateman. 

Dark Disco

Dark Disco is a casual weekly dance event held in a dimly lit room. We turn the lights off and the music up for one hour so that you can dance like nobody’s watching.

It’s a place to have fun, de-stress and totally be yourself! We try to play a little bit of everything, from old stuff to dance, pop, rock, hip hop, Triple J tunes to super cheesy Top 40.

It’s light enough so that you can see the silhouettes of people around you, but dark enough so that you can’t make out their awesome dance moves!

Dark Disco is $5 and held every Monday from 7 till 8pm (except public hols) on Level 2 of The Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street Civic.

The Front Room

Explore Australia’s TV, radio and music collection at your leisure in the National Film and Sound Archive‘s latest screen and sound experience in Acton – The Front Room

Discover the history of sound, music and broadcast in comfort. Listen to radio broadcasts on a 1950s radiogram, watch classic TV in the lounge space or play CDs on one of the listening posts. 

Whether you’ve got five minutes or five hours, there’s always something to see, hear or do in The Front Room. Free entry. Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm until 24 December at the National Film and Sound Archive.

No Lights, No Lycra

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. NLNL is on Wednesday nights from 7.30pm to 9pm at St John’s Anglican Church Hall in Reid (corner of Constitution Ave and Anzac Park West). Lots of free onsite parking available, and admission still just $5 on the door.

Live Local Music

This post isn’t long enough to list all the various gigs around town, but if you’re into live music, we heartily suggest you check out what’s on offer at The PhoenixTransit BarThe FrontThe Abbey, and BMA’s gig guide.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

 

‘He named me Malala’ screening 

The Zonta Club of Canberra Breakfast is holding a special preview screening of “He Named Me Malala” at Palace Cinemas at 6pm on 10 November.

He Named Me Malala is a documentary about Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s life, story and personal journey as an education activist.

Directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for “Superman”), the film shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education worldwide. Tickets are $25 with all proceeds raised contributing to Zonta projects supporting women locally and around the world. For more information visit the website.

Zonta International is a worldwide service organisation empowering women through service and advocacy. Local projects include kitchen packs for women escaping domestic violence and breast cushions to assist recovery from surgery. Check out our latest event with The Good Guys! See their Facebook Page for more information.

Palace Cinemas at 6pm on 10 November.

Cat Film Festival

RSPCA ACT is embracing all things cats this November with our Cat Film Festival! With the booming fandom of hilarious cat videos, we have decided to host Canberra’s very own film festival full of quirky internet cat videos -think Colonel Meow, Grumpy Cat, and more!

We have the best and the funniest compilation of furtastic fun ever to hit the screen right here in Canberra. Best of all, all proceeds go towards the animals in care at the RSPCA ACT shelter.

Other CAT-ivities include:

– Full moon night markets full of yummy food and handmade stalls

– Beer and wine bar

– Coffee caté lounge

– Whiskers photobooth

– Life-sized games

– and MORE!

 Tickets are $20 each. Visit the website for more information www.rspcacatfestival.com. On Friday November 13 at 6pm at the Old Bus Depot Building, 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingtson. 

Paws n’ People

Belco Pets are passionate about pets !You and your furry friends are invited to the Paws n’ People annual dog friendly markets.

A great day out that helps raise funds for local animal rescue groups and wildlife conservation, including R.A.D.A.R – Riverina And District Animal Rescue, Flossie’s kitten rescue, The Orangutan Project and Animals Asia. Suitable for any animal ownership status, with free information and advice on animal care, pet products and pet adopt.

What’s On?
– Come and meet the team from local pet rescue groups
– Fundraising Sausage Sizzle
– Live Caricature Drawings
– Free Information and Advice on Caring for your pets
– Wildlife Conservation Fundraising and Information
– Kids Face Painting
– Flyball Demonstration
– Plus, 10% of all sales at Belco Pets on the day is dontated to the cause
– And much more!

Visit the website for more information. On Saturday November 15 from 10am – 3pm at Belco Pets, Oatley Court, Belconnen. 

Big Blue Bash Charity Concert – proudly supporting beyondblue

A fundraising concert, featuring some Canberra’s freshest home grown talent, to raise money and awareness for beyondblue to support the work they do for people who are struggling with mental illness. Please invite your friends and family!  Tickets are $15 students/$20 Adults. Visit the website for more information. On Thursday November 12 from 7pm – 11pm at Hellenic Club Woden – Olympus Room.

ART

Elements of Place – a solo exhibition by Avi Amesbury

FORM Gallery and Studio is thrilled to be presenting Elements of Place a solo exhibition by Avi Amesbury, curated by Peter Haynes. The official opening is on Thursday 12 November 2015 and the exhibition runs from 4 November to 22 November 2015.

In her first major solo exhibition, Amesbury presents a new collection of work informed by research and experimentation over the past two years. The series of work explores the multi-layered and intricate relationships between place, experience and memory. Amesbury uses materials collected from the land, such as clay and volcanic ash, to explore place within the Australian landscape.

Elements of Place is an arresting body of work marked by a sophisticated approach to its subject, a subject that speaks to the individual through its recollection of place through the vestiges of memory and experience and its wider implications of personal and wider identity. The works are beautiful and their poetic impact speaks of the integrity of the mature aesthetic imagination that has created them.’ says curator, Peter Haynes.

Peter Haynes is a highly accomplished curator, arts writer, art historian, arts and heritage advisor. He has held a number of prestigious positions including teaching art history at various Sydney tertiary institutions and was the former director of the Parliament House Art Collection, the Nolan Gallery and ACT Museums and Galleries.

Avi Amesbury exhibits internationally, is represented in collections in Australia and oversees, and is a Craft ACT Accredited Professional Member.

Elements of Place will be officially opened at FORM Gallery by Peter Haynes, Curator at 6pm on Thursday 12 November 2015.

Visit the website to read the catalogue essay by Peter Haynes.

Kaninjaku: Stories from the Canning Stock Route

Kaninjaku explores the history of the Canning Stock Route. Stories of contact, conflict and survival are featured in a striking new exhibition, Kaninjaku: Stories from the Canning Stock Route. Showing at the National Museum of Australia until 12 August 2016.

Bespoke

In Bespoke: Design for the people, six Australian craft and design practitioners have created new works that reflect and respond to the iconic designs of the original furniture at Old Parliament House. Each artist was given unprecedented access to the rooms and collections, and the freedom to create a personal response.

Informed by their own artistic backgrounds, each artist considered notions of political perspective, change, accountability and power in their pieces. The result is a thought-provoking collaboration between design, creativity and Australia’s political history. Artists include Canberra artists Jennifer Robertson, Niklavs Rubenis, Julie Ryder, Caren Florance, in collaboration with Melinda Smith; and Sydney-based artist Cecelia Heffer. The exhibition will run until November 2015 at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

Other exhibitions

For a comprehensive round up of smaller exhibitions around town, visit Capital Magazine.

EXHIBITIONS

Remembrance Day at the National Archives

Join Dr Michael McKernan for a special 2015 Remembrance Day presentation. His research charting the effects of war on Australian society is particularly poignant as we commemorate Anzacs at Gallipoli 100 years ago.

Hear Peter Alliot, winner of the 2014 Chief Ministers Anzac Prize, recite his award winning poem The Forgotten. Peter is in Year 11 at Narrabundah College.

Dr Michael McKernan, a former academic, is a consultant historian with clients in government and private enterprise. He is the author or editor of dozens of books in the field of Australian military and social history. He is also an experienced ABC broadcaster.

Dr McKernan was the National Archives’ Frederick Watson Fellow 1999, researching into Australian prisoners of war and their treatment after they returned to Australia in 1945.His research culminated in the publication of a book, This War Never Ends: The Pain of Separation and Return (QUP, 2001).

Entry is free but bookings recommended here. On Wednesday 11 November from 10am – 12pm at National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. 

Trees+

Trees +, an exhibition and celebration of the tree at the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
Featuring woodworkers Terry Martin and Zina Burloiu and visual artists Sue Cochrane and Malcolm Pettigrove.

“My love of trees has always influenced what I have made. Every time I cut a piece of wood, I think about the tree and that’s why I try to leave something of the tree in so many of my pieces.” – Terry Martin

31 October to 6 December at Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, 22 Malbon Street, Bungendore, 9am-5pm.

The Distant Warriors

The Distant Warriors: Ka Maumahara (We Will Remember) Let Us Not Be Forgotten is a special ANZAC Centenary exhibition inspired by the stories of Indigenous Australian and Maori soldiers who fought in the First World War.  The exhibition, only at the Canberra Glassworks, honours our fallen and our survivors. From 9 September 2015 to 19 November 2015
10am – 4pm, Tuesday – Sunday at the Canberra Glassworks. Entry is by gold coin donation.

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.  The Australian War Memorial presents the story of Australia in the First World War chronologically, covering all major theatres of operations: Gallipoli, the Western Front, Sinai and Palestine and the war at sea. On display now until 1 January 2017 at the Australian War Memorial.

William Edwin Pidgeon (1909–1981), war correspondent and artist

William Edwin Pidgeon was a painter, cartoonist, illustrator, and newspaper critic. This exhibition presents a selection of the over 400 works by William Pidgeon held in the Australian War Memorial’s Art collection. The works relate to Pidgeon’s Second World War experiences in Darwin, New Guinea, Borneo and Morotai between 1943 to 1945. On display in the Second World War Galleries until 7 March 2016 at the Australian War Memorial.

Encounters: Revealing Stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Objects from the British Museum.

Stories at the heart of our history

This not-to-be-missed exhibition reveals the powerful stories of rare Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects from the British Museum’s unparalleled collection. Encounters also features contemporary works produced by the Indigenous communities from which the British Museum’s objects were originally acquired. Many of the objects from the British Museum have not been seen in Australia since they were first acquired during contact between early settlers and First Australians. Entry is free. Timed tickets are available at the door but we recommend you book online.

Encounters is on show from 27 November 2015 until 28 March 2016, only at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

Art is a Weapon

Art is a Weapon takes you back to an Australia gripped by the Cold War. Amid propaganda for and against communism, artists turned to an image familiar to most Australians; the Southern Cross flag of the Eureka Stockade. The portfolio contains fourteen works from ten artists, including three from prominent Melbourne artist Noel Counihan, reflecting both the Eureka rebellion itself and, more broadly, the themes of workers’ rights and struggles against the established authorities.

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 at the Museum of Australian Democracy. Visit their website for more information.

Behind the Lines 2014

Superheroes. Battle axes. Death stares. Who said politics was dry and dull? Highly anticipated and scorchingly honest, Behind the Lines 2014 celebrates the best political cartoons of 2014. The exhibition – one of the most anticipated of the year for politic tragics is now open at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

In the 2014 exhibition, cartoonists wryly comment on Tony Abbott’s first year in government. They see the Coalition attempting to deliver strong and stable leadership, as well as fulfilling their election promises to stop the boats, axe the tax, fix the budget and reduce red tape. Meanwhile, a restless Australian Labor Party waits for its Leader to ditch the past, move forward and say something.

Each year the exhibition acknowledges a cartoonist as the Behind the Lines Political Cartoonist of the Year. Open until November 2015.

Afghanistan: The Australian Story

Afghanistan and the Middle East are now linked to Australia’s national story. Australia’s mission is clear: to combat international terrorism, to stabilise Afghanistan, and to support Australia’s international alliances. Yet a mission statement cannot capture the challenges, the successes, and the comradeship of the Australian men and women who pursue it. Nor the joys and heartbreaks, or the loneliness and the dedication of those who wait at home. Some of these experiences, set against the powerful imagery of a modern war, are told in this exhibition. Over time, the display will change and evolve as more veterans share their stories.

Open until 3 November 2015 at the Australian War Memorial.

Power of 1: Does your voice count?

Discover the changing nature of Australian democracy and the power of your voice within it. Power of 1 is a ground breaking interactive exhibition shaped by the answers you share, about what matters to you. Step back in time to remember the events, people and experiences that have shaped each generation of Australians. Have your say about the state of democracy and help to create a new kind of museum experience curated by the voices of the Australian people. It’s time…have your say and be heard. Open until 12 November 2015 at Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

Magna Carta – an Australian story

This year we celebrate 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. Over its long history it has been reinterpreted as an icon of justice and liberty. In this exhibition, created with the assistance of the British Library, explore 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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