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Eight things to do on (yet another) rainy weekend

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Another weekend, another couple of days of “Seriously…isn’t it supposed to be spring?”.

Yes, there’s rain forecast for yet another weekend—but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do! This week, snatch up some local art, make a gorgeous candle and catch a flick from across the seas.

2022 Italian Film Festival

Say ciao! to the rain and snuggle up at Palace Electric in NewActon for a dose of sunny Italy courtesy of the Italian Film Festival.

With plenty of options, including retro classics, the latest blockbusters, arthouse cinema and more, there’s something for everyone.

italianfilmfestival.com.au/sessions

Dive into a Digital Dystopia

Ausdance ACT’s iconic Youth Dance Festival is going digital in 2021 so you can watch cutting edge dance from the comfort of your couch!

This is your chance to view the Online Premiere Event of performances filmed at The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, and dance films created by students from across Canberra, all exploring this year’s theme of ‘Digital Dystopia Utopia’.

Watch online via the Ausdance ACT website this Friday and Saturday night.

ausdanceact.org.au/ydf21

Be Nurtured at DESIGN Canberra presents Nurture

Earlier this year, the dedicated team behind Canberra’s premier arts festival, DESIGN Canberra, made a heartbreaking decision to cancel their 2021 festival due to COVID-related concerns.

In its place, however, has sprung a new offering—Nurture—a month-long program of virtual and small-group events and workshops designed to support wellbeing and creativity after a difficult 24 months for Canberra.

Designed to give Canberra a COVID-safe dose of the arts, Nurture will use art, design, creativity and mindfulness to instil a sense of calm creativity in the Canberran community as well as platforming and supporting DESIGN Canberra’s artist and maker community until 28 November.

designcanberrafestival.com.au/design-canberra-presents-nurture

Have a sensible chuckle at The Wharf Revue

For those who like their political satire served ice cold with a healthy dose of irreverence, you can’t go past The Wharf Revue.

An annual occasion for those on any side of the political spectrum, head to Canberra Theatre Centre for more than a sensible chuckle at the shenanigans of our political elite (and not so elite).

canberratheatrecentre.com.au/show/the-wharf-revue-can-of-worms

Snap a photo with Santa at Canberra Centre

That’s right—the big man in red has landed at Canberra Centre and Santa Photo sessions are now open!

With COVID-safety front of mind, the crew at Canberra Centre have designed a safe and fun experience for kids big and small, including Sensitive Santa photo sessions.

canberracentre.qicgre.com/Promotions/2021/The-Picture-Perfect-Christmas

Experience Austen at The REP’s Sense and Sensibility

The Canberra REP presents a playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters, shortly after their father’s sudden death.

Set in gossipy 18-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humour, emotional depth and bold theatricality. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

18 November – 4 December 2021 | canberrarep.org.au/content/sense-and-sensibility

Bid on some gorgeous art from the comfort of your own home—and support local makers

Credits: Annette Blair, glass vessel, Caren Elliss Alison Smiles, Table, Julie Bradley, Pieces left behind (framed). Photography: Lean Timms.

DESIGN Canberra Festival may have been postponed until 2022—and the very sweet Nurture Festival held in its place—but luckily, design lovers will still be able to participate in the annual Craft ACT art and design members auction this Saturday 20 November online.

The auction features 73 items from 56 artists and makers and will be held between 9 am and 9 pm, with the proceeds going directly to the creators themselves.

32auctions.com/nurture

Say hullo to the British Film Festival

Bringing you the cream of cinema from the British Isles, the annual British Film Festival is brimming over with session times at NewActon’s Palace Electric until 3 December.

With films featuring the likes of Judy Dench, Clare Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jamie Dornan, Helen Mirren and Michael Caine (to name just a few), did someone say ‘the perfect way to spend a rainy weekend’?

britishfilmfestival.com.au/sessions/canberra

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