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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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11 THINGS NOT TO MISS 

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Circus 1903 – The Golden Age Of Circus

Discover the golden age of circus this summer as Circus 1903 sets to captivate audiences of all ages! The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists, have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn of the century circus spectacular.

Sensational puppetry puts Elephants back in the ring as never seen before along with a huge cast of the most unique, amazing and dangerous circus acts from all four corners of the world, from strong men to contortionists, acrobats to musicians, knife throwers, high wire and much more!

Happening Thursday 1 December to Saturday 10 December, Tuesdays to Sundays: 7pm. Weekend matinees: 3pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra.

See website for more information.

Sparrow-Folk: A Very Nestie Xmas

Join the Aussie “sirens of satire” Sparrow-Folk as they unwrap a Xmas celebration of epic proportion. These two birds know how to throw a party and they have opened the Nest for all to join in the Xmas cheer.

Following their 5-star sell-out success across the country, Fox and Lark return to Canberra with a brand new cheeky Xmas show, featuring original songs and full of frivolity for a strictly limited season. Catch these two birds under the mistletoe and kick-start the silly season in adorkable style.

Happening Thursday 1 December to Saturday 3 Decamber, 8pm at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra.

See website for more information.

Athol Shmith Fashion Photographs

Enter the elegant, bold and often glamorous world of Melbourne photographer Athol Shmith (1914–1990). A selection of stunning black and white prints from the National Library of Australia’s large collection will be on display.

Happening Wednesday 30 November to Sunday 16 July, 10am – 5pm at National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

See website for more information.

Christmas with the Lonsdale Street Traders at Ori

The Lonsdale Street Traders would like to say a big thank you to all their customers for their endless loyalty and support through 2016.

To do so, they’ll be throwing a big Christmas celebration on Thursday 1 December from 5.30pm to 8pm and everyone is invited to join!

Throughout the building – Shoppers will enjoy live music, champagne and a grazing table of Christmas delights by the amazing duo at Woodbrook catering. Shop up a storm and then take advantage of the free gift wrapping service on offer. What a better way to get all your Christmas shopping done and dusted?

Frugii – The ice cream wizard has been busy working on some special new Christmas flavours. Be the first to try them when they launch at the Desert Laboratory that afternoon.

Barrio – The team at Barrio will be open for dinner and serving up delicious tacos, plus it’s BYO!

Rebel Muse – Have a party with the Muses and receive a gift with purchase on the evening.

Peachy Keen – Meet the local lads behind luxury unisex watch brand Erroyl. They will be in store serving up champagne and talking you through the intricacies and detail of the Erroyl watches. Plus gifts with purchases.

Naked Foods – 10% off their chocolate range from 5pm till close.

Moxom & Whitney – Canberra photographer Daniel Spellman will be launching his solo photographic exhibition titled, ‘Everything Is Fine’ at Moxom and Whitney accompanied by live music by Vendulka.

A celebration of food, music, art and everything festive, in true local spirit at the Ori Building, 30 Lonsdale Street Braddon, 5.30pm to 8pm on Thursday 1 December.

Dance, Dance The Wiggles Big Show

The Wiggles are celebrating their 25th birthday in the best possible way! Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony are bringing their brand new show Dance, Dance! The Wiggles Big Show! to entertainment centres and arenas around Australia!

Happening Monday 5 December, 10am – 12pm at AIS Arena, Leverrier Street, Bruce. See website for more information and booking.

Christmas Kids

The Old Bus Depot Markets first Christmas Kids theme event offers a free Christmas Elf Show along with pony rides, petting zoo, jumping castle, and a cash give-away. Of course you can also get in a spot of Christmas shopping with all the wonderful stallholders.

Stay in touch with the Old Bus Depot Markets via their website, or on social media, as they finalise more fun and activities for the day.

Happening Saturday 3 December, 10am – 4pm at Old Bus Depot Markets, 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

See website for more information.

Pialligo Garage Sale | Pod Food

Its time to finish our spring clean, the garden garage sale will have many years of ex-commercial equipment and home wares for sale. Pop and say hello have a look around and grab a coffee and a bit to eat.

Happening Saturday 3 December, 7am – 10.45am at 12 Beltana Road, Pialligo.

See website for more information.

Christmas at The Old Bus Depot Markets

Immerse yourself in everything Christmassy! The Old Bus Depot Markets are open every Saturday and Sunday before Christmas in December.

Why visit? Stock up on everything you will need for Christmas. From the large array of unique and handcrafted gifts for loved ones, to items to decorate your home for the festive season.

You’ll find wreaths, table centre pieces, candles, handmade stockings and advent calendars. Purchase a live Christmas tree from St Nicholas Trees. Order a personalised Christmas bauble.

Buy delicious Christmas fare including cakes, gingerbread houses, mince tarts, puddings, shortbread, party dips, farmhouse cheeses, olives and more.

Happening Saturday 3 December to Sunday 18 December, 10am – 4pm at Old Bus Depot Markets, 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

See website for more information.

Eco-Elves Night Markets

The Eco-Elves Night Market showcases and celebrates local, handmade, eco-friendly, fair-trade and up-cycled gifts. Eco-minded shoppers return each year for the diverse array of stalls, the local food BBQ, live music, the lake views at sunset and the family-friendly atmosphere.

Featuring live music, food and a local wine bar and 45 unique stalls, the market takes place on the picturesque grasslands by the lake outside the Canberra Environment Centre. The site is easily accessible by bike, public transport and car and nearby parking for stallholders will be provided.

Enjoy the market’s transition from a setting sun into the evening.

Happening Friday 2 December, 5pm – 9pm at Canberra Environment Centre, Cnr Lennox Crossing and Lawson Crescent, Canberra.

See website for more information.

World Aids Day Community Picnic

On Thursday 1st December, from 6pm, the AIDS Action Council invites you to join us on Aspen Island for a catered community picnic to celebrate World AIDS Day. The picnic will conclude as we watch the National Carillion and Kings Avenue Overpass turn RED.

Happening Thursday 1 December, 6pm – 9pm at Aspen Island, Parkes.

See website for more information.

SUNSET CINEMA CANBERRA

Watch the stars under the stars with Sunset Cinema.

Round up the crew and book yourself a spot at Sunset Cinema! Sit back, relax and enjoy the Canberra twilight with friends & family this November. Oh, and throw in some good food, great film (AND a bean bag) for good measure! This year the program is brimming with new releases, thrillers, adventure, family flicks… And the list goes on!  To find out about screenings, special offers and tickets join their free movie club via their website.

Happening Friday 11 November to Thursday 17 December at Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton. See website for showtimes. Find more information here: www.sunsetcinema.com.au

FOOD & DRINK

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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.

Belgian Beer Masterclass

Belgium holds the title for the greatest number of individual beer brands and on Wednesday 30th November, you have the opportunity to take part in our Belgian Beer Masterclass. The host will take you through the flavour profiles and different styles from two premium breweries, Chimay and Duvel. Belgian Beer Masterclass featuring Chimay and Duvel. $25* + booking fee, includes 1 complimentary Belgian beer after the class.

*Complimentary tickets are available for Molly & Highball locker

Happening Wednesday 30 November, 6pm – 7pm at Black Market, 2 Phillip Law Street, Canberra

See website for more information and booking.

Danish Christmas Lunch @ Yarrh

To celebrate the festive season, this December’s lunch features the famous Danish tradition of “SmorreBrod” (literally “buttered bread”) – Danish open sandwiches, as simple or as elaborate as you like.

Great for a casual but elegant Christmas lunch and a fantastic way of offering a range of flavour combinations and delicacies on a single plate.

Three course Danish Christmas Lunch is $40/head, including accompanying wines:

–          Roast, spiced nuts with a glass of Rose

–          A selection of Smorrebrod with a glass of Pinot Noir

–          A trio of nordic biscuits and coffee.

Happening Sunday 4 December, 12.30 at Yarrh Wines, 440 Greenwood Rd, Murrumbateman. See website for more information and bookings.

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.

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

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All In

All In – a variety night featuring music, theatre, circus and burlesque with a focus on quality performances. There will also be a wide variety of themes and genres from comedies about anxiety, to heartfelt music, adapted fairy tales and tales of family woe.

Canberra is the home of many spectacular artists, many of whom are also people who live with a disability. That’s why Rebus Theatre is producing All In for International Day for People With a Disability 2016.

See several well-known Canberra performers including Ruth O’Brien, Katie Senior, Daniel Savage, Cara Matthews and Ben Drysdale as well as performances by up and coming artists such as Joel Swadling and the Xtreme Stars.

“All In” is a first of its kind in the ACT, so don’t miss the opportunity to be part of history in the making as you enjoy an evening of art, heart, and Razzle Dazzle entertainment.

PLEASE NOTE: The second act contains coarse language and partial nudity.

Supported by ArtsACT and Tuggeranong Arts Centre

Happening Friday 2 December and Saturday 3 December, Friday and Saturday: 7pm. Saturday matinee: 2pm at Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed Street North, Greenway.

See website for more information.

Antarctica Day

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty, Rupert Summerson and friends will perform music with Antarctic connections, including songs written on one of Captain Scott’s Antarctic voyages, and a piece of music played on the first Japanese expedition in 1912.

Antarctica Day was instituted on 1 December 2009 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty. This date is now an annual event, with celebrations held all over the world.

Happening Thursday 1 December, 12.30pm at National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes. See website for more information.

Sparrow-Folk: A Very Nestie Xmas

Join the Aussie “sirens of satire” Sparrow-Folk as they unwrap a Xmas celebration of epic proportion. These two birds know how to throw a party and they have opened the Nest for all to join in the Xmas cheer.

Following their 5-star sell-out success across the country, Fox and Lark return to Canberra with a brand new cheeky Xmas show, featuring original songs and full of frivolity for a strictly limited season. Catch these two birds under the mistletoe and kick-start the silly season in adorkable style.

Happening Thursday 1 December to Saturday 3 December, 8pm at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra.

See website for more information.

National Folk Festival Lecture 2016: The Good Old Concertina

2016 National Folk Fellow Chris Sullivan will recreate the unique sounds of the concertina from music selected from the Library’s Oral History and Folklore Collection. He will be joined by the Horton River Band.

One of Australia’s most influential prolific and influential folklore collectors, Chris used his Fellowship to examine surviving examples of concertina music an aim to develop performance expressive of both repertoire and playing style.

In association with the National Folk Festival.

Happening Wednesday 30 November, 6pm at National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

See website for more information.

Sixteen Alleluias

Adam Simmons, soprano sax, and Nick Tsiavos, contrabass, perform traditional compositions that encompass darkness and light, melancholy and transcendent elation.

Head to the National Portrait Gallery for Sixteen Alleluias and an entertaining evening!

Happening Tuesday 29 November, 6pm at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes.

See website for more information.

Schütz’s Christmas Story

A masterpiece from a time before JS Bach, forged in the Reformation and the Thirty Years War – Heinrich Schütz’s Christmas Story is the centrepiece of Canberra Choral Society’s December performance.

You will also hear the modern choral mastery of Rutter’s Gloria plus three 17th century Christmas Motets.

Happening Saturday 3 December, 7.30pm at Llewellyn Hall, Australian National University, William Herbert Place, Canberra.

See website for more information.

Judith Lucy & Denise Scott: Disappointments

Judith Lucy & Denise Scott: Disappointments will make you feel better about your lives or at least help you accept the rut that you’re in. Lucy and Scott will help you embrace your mediocrity along with your shattered dreams and what’s more you’ll walk out feeling proud!

They’ll sing, they’ll dance, they’ll lie down a lot and they’ll learn to love their disappointments

Happening Sunday 4 December, 5pm and 7.30pm at The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra.

See website for more information.

Spilt Milk

Step outside life’s small things. Spilt Milk is bringing together some of Australia’s best things; music, food and art within the tree lined landscape of iconic Commonwealth Park. Embrace the best in artisan street food and drink, cutting edge music and experimental art and culture on a summer’s day.

Presented by Kicks Entertainment.

Happening Saturday 3 December, 11am – 11pm at Commonwealth Park, Barrine Drive, Parkes.

See website for more information.

Circus 1903 – The Golden Age Of Circus

Discover the golden age of circus this summer as Circus 1903 sets to captivate audiences of all ages! The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists, have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn of the century circus spectacular.

Sensational puppetry puts Elephants back in the ring as never seen before along with a huge cast of the most unique, amazing and dangerous circus acts from all four corners of the world, from strong men to contortionists, acrobats to musicians, knife throwers, high wire and much more!

Happening Thursday 1 December to Saturday 10 December, Tuesdays to Sundays: 7pm. Weekend matinees: 3pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra.

See website for more information.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE – SHANE PACEY TRIO ALBUM LAUNCH

Shane Pacey is one of the country’s finest Blues Triple Threats (Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter). Although Shane’s other band, The Bondi Cigars is still going strong, Shane recently felt the strong urge to revisit the music that turned him on, when he first started playing and singing.

The trio, with Shane on guitar and vocals, Dave Fester on drums and Paul Blasi on Bass, released its 1st album “Watch Out!” in September 2015,which spent nearly 6 months in the top 10 blues albums of 2015, as well as being nominated for “Album of the year” and “Best new act” in the yearly Chain Blues Music Awards.

Happening Friday 2 December, 8pm – 10.30pm at Harmonie German Club Of Canberra, Jerrabomerra Avenue, Narrabundah.

See website for more information.

NOISES OFF

Canberra REP presents Noises Off, a classic comedy farce. Onstage, it’s sardines, adultery, burglary and confusion. Backstage there are rivalries, broken doors, befuddled co-stars and a cactus. Either way, it’s farce from multiple angles.

That’s what it’s all about, doors and sardines…That’s farce. That’s theatre. That’s life. Join this accomplished theatre company for some outrageous humour that’s sure to brighten your day!

Happening 17 November to 3 December 2016. Wednesdays to Saturdays 8pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. More information at Canberra Repertory Society.

SUNSET CINEMA CANBERRA

Watch the stars under the stars with Sunset Cinema.

Round up the crew and book yourself a spot at Sunset Cinema! Sit back, relax and enjoy the Canberra twilight with friends & family this November. Oh, and throw in some good food, great film (AND a bean bag) for good measure! This year the program is brimming with new releases, thrillers, adventure, family flicks… And the list goes on!  To find out about screenings, special offers and tickets join their free movie club via their website.

Happening Friday 11 November to Thursday 17 December at Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton. See website for showtimes. Find more information here: www.sunsetcinema.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

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

Dragons Abreast

Come and Try dragonboating with Dragons Abreast (for breast cancer survivors). Participants are given an on-shore instruction on the dragonboating technique.

They will then go out on the water in the boat with experienced paddlers for about 30 minutes. A delicious morning tea will follow.

Happening Saturday 3 November, 9am – 10.30am at Lotus Bay, Yarralumla, adjacent to Southern Cross Yacht Club. See website for more information.

 Victoria Bitter ODI – Australia v New Zealand

Bring the family along and enjoy a great afternoon/evening at the cricket as New Zealand take on the Aussies in the Victoria Bitter One Day International at Manuka Oval.  Come and experience all the action and excitement – on and off the field.  Great opportunity for the family to enjoy International cricket in your backyard.

Did you know that you can pack your own food and even your own drinks (just leave the alcohol, glass and cans at home). Come dressed in your best costumes to be a part of all the fun. Book your tickets now.

Happening Tuesday 6 December, 2.20pm at Manuka Oval, Manuka Circle, Griffith. See website for more information.

University of Canberra Capitals Vs. Melbourne Boomers

Women’s National Basketball (WNBL) heats up in Round 9 when University of Canberra Capitals vs Melbourne Boomers for the second time this season here in Canberra.

Get your tickets now via Ticketbooth.

Happening Friday 2 December, 7pm at Southern Cross Stadium, 22 Cowlishaw Street, Greenway.

See website for more information.

Canberra Cavalry Vs. Adelaide Bite

Head out to watch the baseball, eat great food, and have an amazing night at Narrabundah Ballpark when Canberra Cavalry vs. Adelaide Bite.

Whether you are a huge baseball fan, enjoy sports in general, or are just looking for a fun night, a Cavalry game is a great opportunity to experience baseball with family, friends, or an organisation.

The Cavalry were the 2013 Australian Baseball League Champions and are excited for a competitive 2016-17 season.

Check their website for tickets.

Happening Thursday 1 December, Thursday to Saturday: 7pm. Sunday: 12.30pm at Canberra Cavalry & Narrabundah Ballpark, Corner of Goyder and Kyeema Place, Narrabundah. See website for more information.

2016 WomenCanPlay Rallye Des Femmes

The 2016 womanCANplay Rallye des Femmes – Australia’s premenier lady driver’s event- running in Kowen Forest near Queanbeyan, Saturday, 3 December 2016.

The event has attracted a field of rally competitors serious about their times and also gives the novice/first times a chance to push their limits – why should be boys have all the toys?

The action commences at 10am with a test session to allow the competitors to familiarise themselves with the cars and the roads and the rally action takes off at around 12:30pm.

Follow the signs off Sutton Road and along Kowen Road, just up from the driver training complex.

Hot food will be available and with the service park close to the spectatotor point, it’s a great day out to see some of Australia’s fastest female rally drivers in action.

Happening Saturday 3 December, 10am – 6pm at Kowen Pine Forest, Kowen. See website for more information.

WCMCC Christmas Trivia Night

The Weston Creek Molonglo Cricket Club Trivia night – lots of fun for the whole family!

Happening Saturday 3 December, 7.30pm – 10.30pm at Weston Creek Labor Club, Stirling. See website for more information.

WORKSHOPS, TOURS AND TALKS

Canberra Environment Centre: Keeping Chooks

Keeping chooks in the backyard provides you with fresh eggs, a way to turn your kitchen scraps into organic fertiliser and reduces the pest population of your veggie patch. Many chooks also make great pets with their funny personalities and often docile nature. Join us for a hands-on introduction to backyard chook keeping with Bredbo Valley View Farm’s Martyn Noakes. Learn how to raise, feed, handle and shelter these incredibly useful birds in a backyard setting. You don’t need a farm to have a flock of happy chickens to supply your house with fresh eggs everyday. Limited places are available and bookings are essential

Happening Tuesday 29 November, 6pm – 8pm at Canberra Environment Centre, Lennox Crossing, Acton.

See website for more information.

Ford Driving Skills for Life

Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) free hands-on driving clinics help newly licensed drivers (those with a learner, provisional, or full license) improve their skills in four key areas that are critical factors in more than 60 per cent of vehicle crashes, including: Hazard Recognition, Vehicle Handling, Speed and Space Management.

There also is a comprehensive section on Distracted and Impaired Driving. This half-day course is intended for newly licensed drivers to practice these skills in a controlled environment, with guidance by professional instructors from Driving Solutions. This clinic is the next step beyond standard driver education and a valuable next step in the learning process.

In order to attend a Ford DSFL hands-on clinic, participants must provide full name, age, email address, phone number and details of their Learner License (with at least 40 hours in logbook), Provisional Driver License or Driver License. The program is free and Ford vehicles will be provided to use during the event.

Participants will be selected on a first in first served basis. Selection of attendees is final and negotiation will not be entered into. Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to attend the clinic and learn alongside participants. There will also be an informative safety session for parents and guardians.

Happening Saturday 3 December, 12.45 – 4.30 at Exhibition Park In Canberra (EPIC), Flemington Rd & Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell. See website for more information.

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.

Happening until 31 December at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Find out more at tidbinbilla.act.gov.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 AND FESTIVALS

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Welcome to Summer

Join Trove in store for a celebration of the beginning of summer. Meet their designers in store, get a jump on your Christmas list and enjoy a glass of wine while you browse. Wine, Nibbles, Share the Dignity “itsinthebag” campaign drop off and free gift wrapping.

Happening Friday 2 December, 4pm – 8pm at Trove Canberra Shop, Shop 13, Level 1 Garema Centre, 70 Bunda Street, Canberra City. See website for more information.

Pod Food Spring Clean Sale

Pod Food is having a Spring clean!

A garden garage sale that has many years of ex-commercial equipment, plates knifes, forks, a kitchen sink as well as home wares for sale.

Kicking off at 7.30am ’til noon, pop in and say hello, have a look around, grab a coffee from the guys at Redbrick Espresso, flowers from Moxom&Whitney’s pop up flower stall, and some of Pod’s trademark tasty food including a giant Paella Pan and Pialligo bacon and soft egg rolls and a pop up champagne bar!

On Saturday 3 December from 7.30am – 12pm at Pod Food, 12 Beltana Road, Pialligo.

Visit the website for more information www.podfood.com.au

Up-Opping @ Limestone

The last Saturday Op shop for 2016!  Bargain racks of clothing, bric a brac to clear at ridiculous prices, books, jewellery, shoes and bags on special as well. Also quality Christmas decorations.
Bluegrass group, ‘Jammalong” will be there, as well as food, refreshments and lots of fun.

Happening Saturday 3 December, 10am – 2pm at 82 Limestone Avenue, Ainslie. Call 0412730982 for more information.

The Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar

There’s no better time than Christmas to get a taste of Scandinavian traditions.

Christmas celebrations throughout Scandinavia have become world renowned and the Scandinavian-Australian Association (SAA) in Canberra is opening up this festive time of year for everyone to enjoy through the Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar. Leave it to the Scandinavians who come from the darkest of winters to know how to brighten up this time of the year!

Entertainment Programme includes

Scandinavian Christmas Stalls & Scandinavian Café
Scandinavian folk music & dances
Scandinavian Christmas ring dances (for everyone)
The Swedish Choir
Children’s Lucia procession
Raffle draw

Happening Saturday 3 December, 12pm – 4pm at Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla. See website for more details.

Aboriginal Art Market

Djilpin Arts is a not for profit organisation based in the remote community of Beswick. It was established in 2002 to maintain, develop and promote traditional and contemporary Indigenous visual and performing arts of the Katherine and Arnhem regions. Working in country with kin and culture across generations, their activities are rich in spirit, bringing healing to the community and linking traditional culture with modern enterprise.

Ikuntji Artists is a member-based, not for profit art centre. It is situated in the community of Haasts Bluff (Ikuntji), and has a board of seven Indigenous directors all of whom live and work locally. Haasts Bluff has a population of around 150 people. Ikuntji Artists is registered charity with both DGR and PBI status, which means you will receive tax back on all donations made.

Warnayaka Art Gallery artists from Lajamanu have been finalists in the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. The artisans are highly skilled and their artworks are a mixture of dots and lines depicting subjects containing ceremony, law, culture, environment and society or Tjukurrpa dreaming.

Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu is one of the longest running and most successful Aboriginal owned art centres in Central Australia. The artists are famous for colourful paintings and limited edition prints. Warlukulangu means ‘belong to fire’ in the local Warlpiri language.

Happening Saturday 3 December, 10am – 4pm at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Studies, 51 Lawson Cres., Acton.

See website for more information.

Christmas Fayre

A morning of all things Christmas: crafts, gifts, plants, foods–at All Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie. There will be fun and games for the kids; devonshire tea and sausage sizzle to curb hungry appetites; and an historical tour (11.30am only) of this heritage-listed church that started life as the mortuary station at Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney.

Happening Saturday 3 December, 9am – 1.30pm at All Saints Church, Cowper St., Ainslie.

See website for more information.

Christmas at The Old Bus Depot Markets

Immerse yourself in everything Christmassy! The Old Bus Depot Markets are open every Saturday and Sunday before Christmas in December.

Why visit? Stock up on everything you will need for Christmas. From the large array of unique and handcrafted gifts for loved ones, to items to decorate your home for the festive season.

You’ll find wreaths, table centre pieces, candles, handmade stockings and advent calendars. Purchase a live Christmas tree from St Nicholas Trees. Order a personalised Christmas bauble.

Buy delicious Christmas fare including cakes, gingerbread houses, mince tarts, puddings, shortbread, party dips, farmhouse cheeses, olives and more.

Happening Saturday 3 December to Sunday 18 December, 10am – 4pm at Old Bus Depot Markets, 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

See website for more information.

Eco-Elves Night Markets

The Eco-Elves Night Market showcases and celebrates local, handmade, eco-friendly, fair-trade and up-cycled gifts. Eco-minded shoppers return each year for the diverse array of stalls, the local food BBQ, live music, the lake views at sunset and the family-friendly atmosphere.

Featuring live music, food and a local wine bar and 45 unique stalls, the market takes place on the picturesque grasslands by the lake outside the Canberra Environment Centre. The site is easily accessible by bike, public transport and car and nearby parking for stallholders will be provided.

Enjoy the market’s transition from a setting sun into the evening.

Happening Friday 2 December, 5pm – 9pm at Canberra Environment Centre, Cnr Lennox Crossing and Lawson Crescent, Canberra.

See website for more information.

Festival of Ability

The Festival of Ability is on again, celebrated this year on December 2nd at Queanbeyan Park on Lowe St from 4-8pm. This is the time we come together as a community and celebrate people of all abilities in a fun filled exciting evening!

Happening Friday 2 December, 4pm – 8pm at Queanbeyan Park, Lowe St. Queanbeyan.

Call 0262329440 for more information.

Richardson Community Celebration

The annual Richardson Community Celebration, which will be held on Friday 2 December 2016 from 5pm – 7.30pm at Richardson Primary School and Richardson Oval, May Gibbs Close, Richardson ACT. There will be plenty of fun & entertainment, stalls, community information, food and activities.

Happening Friday 2 December, 5pm – 7:30pm at May Gibbs Close, Richardson.

See website for more information.

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

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Image via instagram/hercanberra

Christmas Dog Party

Murrumbateman Winery’s wine dogs, Mollie and Tannin, are hosting a Christmas Dog Day. They’re inviting friendly canines and their human companions to join in the festive fun and have their photo taken with Santa.

Mollie and Tannin were rescue dogs and they want to give back this Christmas. They’ve organised a wishing bone in the cellar door and are hoping to get enough dog toys donated that every dog and puppy at the ACT RSPCA can get a Christmas present this year.

Happening Saturday 3 December, 10am to 4pm at Murrumbateman Winery, 131 McIntosh Circuit, Murrumbateman.

See website for more information.

12 Barks of Christmas

Begin the festive season with your canine companion at 12 Barks of Christmas Carols!

Sing along to choirs and bands at the Amphitheatre at the National Arboretum Canberra. The night will be headlined by The Royal Australian Navy Band with supporting acts Llewellyn Choir and Bill Olsen who will be singing popular hits, and your favourite Christmas Carols!

Indulge in delicious food and drinks from markets and treat your pooch to some cute Christmas gifts from the RSPCA ACT Retail Stall!

Best of all, all proceeds go towards the animals in care at the RSPCA ACT shelter.

Happening Sunday 4 December, 4pm – 7pm at Amphitheatre, National Arboretum Canberra, Forest Drive, Canberra City.

See website for more information.

Snowy Hydro Southcare Christmas Gala

The Snowy Hydro SouthCare Christmas Gala presented by Clubs ACT has grown to be one of the highlights of the Canberra social calendar and raises vital funds to help keep the rescue helicopter in the air and saving lives.

Please join Snowy Hydro SouthCare as they transform the Capital Region Farmers Market into a unique black tie venue.

Walk down the red carpet and have your photo taken with the helicopter before sampling the best of local food and wine in a pre-dinner regional culinary showcase.

Settle in and enjoy a ‘paddock to plate’ three-course dining experience sourced from local producers then dance the night away.

Snowy Hydro SouthCare provides critical care in times of great need. Since beginning operation in 1998, the service has conducted over 6,700 life-saving missions including 457 in the past year alone to the ACT and south-eastern NSW.

Happening Friday 2 December, 7pm at Exhibition Park in Canberra, Corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell.

See website for more information.

World Aids Day Community Picnic

On Thursday 1st December, from 6pm, the AIDS Action Council invites you to join us on Aspen Island for a catered community picnic to celebrate World AIDS Day. The picnic will conclude as we watch the National Carillion and Kings Avenue Overpass turn RED.

Happening Thursday 1 December, 6pm – 9pm at Aspen Island, Parkes.

See website for more information.

I Will Stand Fast – Concert For Lifeline Canberra

Strange Weather Gospel Choir (SWGC) is a non-auditioned Canberra community choir consisting of 35 singers whose shared passion and love for music aims to inspire and move audiences.
At this concert they will perform a variety of songs from their repertoire of gospel, spiritual, African and contemporary music, under the direction of Musical Director Kimberley Steele and accompanied by Lucus Allerton.

The Foray Quintet is a chamber ensemble comprised of Kimberley Steele (piano), Anna Murakawa, Lidia Bara (violins), Sarina Walter (viola) and Anneliese McGee-Collett (cello).
They will perform Faure’s Piano Quintet and some smaller chamber works including Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt.

Afternoon tea (gold coin donation) will be served after the concert.

Unsold tickets will be available at the door.
Adult $30; Concession (students/pensioners) $25; Family $50 (up to 4 family members); Children under 12 free.
All profits from the event will be donated to Lifeline Canberra.

Happening Sunday 4 December, 2pm – 4pm at All Saints Church, Cowper St., Ainslie.

See website for more information.

KIDS

Miss Millie at the Bricks4Totz session. Photo by Mel Hill Photography.

Miss Millie at the Bricks4Totz session. Photo by Mel Hill Photography.

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Christmas Kids

The Old Bus Depot Markets first Christmas Kids theme event offers a free Christmas Elf Show along with pony rides, petting zoo, jumping castle, and a cash give-away. Of course you can also get in a spot of Christmas shopping with all the wonderful stallholders.

Stay in touch with the Old Bus Depot Markets via their website, or on social media, as they finalise more fun and activities for the day.

Happening Saturday 3 December, 10am – 4pm at Old Bus Depot Markets, 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

See website for more information.

STORY TIME AT THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places, brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys. This Friday program is suitable for pre-school-aged children, but older brothers and sisters are also welcome.

Happening Fridays, excluding public holidays 10.30 am until 16 June 2017 in the lower galleries at Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell.

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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Athol Shmith Fashion Photographs

Enter the elegant, bold and often glamorous world of Melbourne photographer Athol Shmith (1914–1990). A selection of stunning black and white prints from the National Library of Australia’s large collection will be on display.

Happening Wednesday 30 November to Sunday 16 July, 10am – 5pm at National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

See website for more information.

Tangomente by Lelde Vitols

An artist for more than 30 years and an Argentine tango dancer for 10 years, Lelde combines her passions in this exhibition which will show limited edition prints and photographic prints on canvas. The body of work aims to ‘express something of the feeling and movement of dancing Argentine tango.

‘My interest includes exploring a sense of the transcendent feelings that can arise during the course of dancing tango in close embrace with a partner’ – Lelde explains. The result is a series of abstract images where swipes and swirls, shapes and patterns, repetition and chaos cleverly depict the movement of the dancers. The mood and rhythm of the dance is clear to see.

Happening Saturday 3 December, 3pm – 5pm at Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore. See website for more information.

Velocity: Racing Bikes

Velocity: Vintage racing bikes offers an exhibition from the extensive collection of Peter Taylor. Peter is a postman and cycling enthusiast who services bicycles from his garage workshop and maintains a large and wonderful collection of vintage racing bikes.

Examples from Peter’s collection range from rare Post World War II European bikes to an Australian bike raced at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. The exhibition coincides with the inaugural L’Étape Australia by Le Tour de France bicycle race which will take place in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales.

Happening Saturday 3 December 2016 – Sunday 5 March 2017, Weekdays: 10am – 5pm; Weekends: 12 – 5pm at Canberra Museum and Gallery, Corner London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City.

See website for more information.

The Popular Pet Show

The Popular Pet Show will express the joy and warmth that many of us derive from our animal companions, and will celebrate their trusting, unpretentious ways. Comprising exuberant recent Australian paintings, many on a large scale, it will include portraits of famous and obscure Australians and their pets by contemporary artists Nicholas Harding, Lucy Culliton, Darren McDonald, Anna Culliton, Fiona McMonagle, Ken Done, Noel McKenna, Graeme Drendel, Robyn Sweaney and Kristin Headlam.

The Popular Pet Show will be the National Portrait Gallery’s major summer show, running from 4 November 2016 to 12 March 2017. A host of associated programs and events for adults, children and pets are currently in development.

Free entry. See website for more information: portrait.gov.au/exhibitions.

Down_To_Earth

A collection of works created by South Coast artist Nicole Grimm-Hewitt. down_to_earth explores the beauty of our planet from an aerial perspective and tempts the viewer to think differently about how they see things.

Grimm-Hewitt’s artwork recreates the patterns, shapes and colours that the land and ocean present to us. They remind us that we stand upon a living breathing planet that is constantly changing and repairing itself. Some of the patterns are naturally formed, but many are scars that we have inflicted. Sometimes it’s not until we can physically see the magnitude of this, that we truly realise the impact we are having on the land beneath us and the waterways that surround us.

The Nishi Gallery is a space in NewActon dedicated to the presentation of exhibitions that explore our curiosities on local identity, objects and their meaning, the natural world, design experimentation and artisanal making.

Happening 24 November to 11 December, 11am to 3pm at the Nishi Gallery, 17 Kendall Lane, Canberra

See website for more information.

Iconic Australian Houses

Take a behind-the-scenes exploration of 30 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years. Vivid photography, rich illustrations, 3D models and interviews look beyond the physical structures to tell the story of how good design can enrich lifestyle.

Iconic Australian Houses is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums. Supported by exhibition partner Architecture Foundation Australia, principal partner Stormtech, and sponsors the NSW Architecture Registration Board and University of Newcastle. Assisted by the Australian Government through Visions of Australia. 

Happening 26 November 2016 to 13 March 2017, Daily: 9am – 5pm. Closed Christmas Day at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

See website for more information.

For Country, For Nation

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories of military service in times of war and peace will be told in this new exhibition at the Australian War Memorial.

For Country, for Nation will draw inspiration from cultural traditions and symbols of the warrior’s discipline, knowledge, leadership and skill.

Happening 23 November 2016 to 27 September 2017, 10am – 5pm, at the Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell.

See website for more information.

THE SELL: AUSTRALIAN ADVERTISING 1790S TO 1990S

Step back in time, into the ads of Australia’s past. The Sell: Australian Advertising 1790s to 1990s showcases rich collections of Australian advertising and explores the messages behind many iconic and long forgotten ads.

Ephemeral by nature, often lasting in impact, advertising can reflect how much or just how little Australian society has changed over the centuries. From wanted posters to ads for underwear and chocolates, Vegemite and Victa Mowers, to the ‘Life. Be in it’ and ‘Do the Right Thing’ campaigns, there will be something to push everyone’s buttons!

Happening 23 November 2016 to 25 April 2017, daily 10am – 5pm. No booking required. More information at National Library of Australia.

MEMORY OF THE WORLD IN CANBERRA

Memory of the World in Canberra is an opportunity to learn about the long history Canberra shares with the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme for safeguarding documentary heritage.

Discover the rich documentary heritage held in Canberra’s premier cultural institutions and the contribution made to the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register by Canberra’s librarians, archivists, curators and conservators. Challenge your understanding of what a ‘document’ is in a display that includes film, music and dance, oral history and digital media

Happening 12 November – 19 December, Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm, Weekends noon until 5pm. More information at Canberra Museum and Gallery.

FRANK STELLA THE KENNETH TYLER COLLECTION

Artist Frank Stella and master printer Kenneth Tyler played a significant role in the development of twentieth-century American printmaking.

Throughout his career, Stella has been a constant adventurer and highwire act, an ‘unstoppable risk-taker’, as collaborator Tyler described him in April this year.

Frank Stella The Kenneth Tyler Collection showcases a selection of Stella’s adventurous and groundbreaking prints.

Happening 19 November 2016 to 30 June 2017, 10am – 5pm daily at the National Gallery of Australia. More information at National Gallery of Australia

MUD MEN: RAMESH NITHIYENDRAN

Mud men: Ramesh Nithiyendran is an installation comprising five large-scale ceramic sculpture, including four new works that are being exhibited for the first time.

The Sydney based artist draws from wildly varied subject matter, including Hindu and Christian religions, patriarchy and its opposition in queer and feminist theory. He also incorporates motifs from art history.

Showing until 30 January 2017 at 10am at National Galley of Australia.

RE-DISCOVERING GINNINDERRA

For half a century during the 1860’s, Ginninderra flourished and in it’s prime boasted a church, two schools, store, Police Station, post & telegraph office, school of arts, nursery, farmers union hall, annual show, sports team and hotel.
By 1915 Ginninderra was finished. Find this out and more by visiting the Re-Discovering Ginninderra exhibition.

Showing until 16 March 2017, every Thursday at 10.00am to 12.00pm and the first Sunday of every month from noon till 3pm at Former Hall Primary School, Victoria Street, Hall. Free entry.

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

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.

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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