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This Week in The Can is your essential guide to what’s happening in Canberra. From theatre to sport, food and wine to music, and much much more!

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WHAT NOT TO MISS

POSSUM MAGIC

For more than 30 years, Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people all over Australia. Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburras pink. She makes dingoes smile and emus shrink. But one day, when danger arrives in the form of a snake, Grandma uses her most magical spell to make Hush invisible. Hush has many wonderful adventures.

But being invisible isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Hush longs to see herself again. One problem. Grandma Poss can’t find the spell to make Hush visible again. And then she remembers…this particular magic requires something more, something special, something to do with food… people food.

Possum Magic takes us on a whimsical journey to cities around Australia to find the food that makes Hush visible again. Joined by an extraordinary creative team, Monkey Baa brings to life the characters, journey and love that has made Possum Magic the most-loved and best-selling Australian picture book of all time.

Happening Saturday 7 September 10am-12:30 pm at Canberra Theatre Centre.

See canberratheatrecentre.com.au for more information.

Canberra Kid’s Market

Canberra’s biggest babies and kids market is on 7 September at EPIC. The Canberra Kids Market has more than 70 stallholders selling quality new and pre-loved clothing, toys, games, books, equipment and furniture the young ones in your life no longer need or use.

It’s an opportunity to save with great buys to be had, including big-brand labels for boys and girls 0 to 12-years-old. Buying at the market also is kind to the environment, saving the ‘stuff’ you want to get rid of from being dumped in landfill where it will take decades to break down.

The Canberra Kids Market is a fun place to shop for the whole family. Grab something to eat and have fun exploring!

This Canberra Kids Market will be held in a new location—Mallee Pavilion, EPIC, 9am to 12pm. Free parking and only minutes from the city. Public transportation (including Canberra’s new tram) available. ATMs on site. Held indoors so protected from the weather.

$3 entry fee (kids under 12 free) with donations to Fred Hollows Foundation and Save the Orangutans.

Happening Saturday 7 September from 9 am – 12 pm at Mallee Pavilion, Exhibition Park in Canberra.

Visit canberramarkets.net.au for more information.

Mad Hatter’s High Tea at Pialligo Estate

Don’t be late for a very important date!

Pialligo Estate has a wonderous Mad Hatter’s High Tea planned for you and you won’t want to miss a minute. Bring your friends with you down the rabbit hole on an adventure with Champagne and Chocolate!

Their utterly mad team will make you smile with their curiouser and curiouser array of sweets and treats.

You could have a table for two or ten! It’s time to visit Wonderland at Pialligo Estate.

Enjoy a glass of Champagne upon arrival, our Mad Hatter’s High Tea spread and of course a Tea or Coffee across two hours. More Champagne, wine, tea, coffee or other beverages can be purchased on the day

Happening Sunday 8 September at the Pialligo Estate Glasshouse, 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo.

See the website for bookings and more information.

Gunning Fireworks Festival

The Gunning Fireworks Festival has become one of the most popular family events in the area.

The fireworks finale will showcase the latest in high tech effects during a massive pyrotechnical musical sky show. Stallholders will be there to tempt you with products, food, drinks and entertainment.

Gates open from 3 pm to 9 pm. Fireworks start at approximately 6.30pm with a massive finale at approximately 8 pm.

Entry fee: $10 per adult, $5 per child or $25 family. Tickets available at the gate.

Happening Saturday 7 September at Copeland Street, Gunning, NSW.

See gunningfireworksfestival.com.au for more information.

SEEKER LOVER KEEPER

Australian indie-rock supergroup Seeker Lover Keeper, with Sarah Blasko, Sally Seltmann and Holly Throsby are uniting once again for a national tour.

Seeker Lover Keeper originated, as many things do, from a conversation at a pub. In 2007, Sarah and Holly went to see Sally play a show in Sydney and the three ended up at the Townie in Newtown after, drinking and talking well into the night. They were such big fans of each other’s music and, as they quickly discovered, they enjoyed each other’s company too. At some point during the night a plan arose: wouldn’t it be fun to tour together sometime?

They all agreed that it would. And, in the coming months, over emails, the notion of a joint-tour evolved into something different. Sally suggested they should start a band. She even had a name in mind: Seeker Lover Keeper. Without hesitation, Sarah and Holly said yes.

Wild Seeds, out Friday 9 August 2019, is the long-awaited follow-up to their 2011 self-titled debut album.

Happening Friday 6 September from 8 – 10 pm at Canberra Theatre Centre.

See canberratheatrecentre.com.au for more information.

Designed not decorated: George Kóródy’s modernist furniture

The modernist furniture of George Kóródy (1890-1957) is unique in Australia.

The experienced Hungarian architect, teacher and designer arrived in Sydney in 1940 bringing both a Central European modernist aesthetic and a commitment to produce simple pieces suitable for the Australian climate. Kóródy became lead designer for Artes Studios in 1947, where he produced a remarkable range of furniture for private clients and the popular market that were regularly featured in magazines of the period.

Although Artes Studios remained prominent for three decades, due to Kóródy’s untimely death in 1957, his contribution was largely forgotten.

This exhibition of highly collectable, privately-owned furniture, dating from 1947 until the mid-1950s celebrates Kóródy’s significant contribution to Australian modernism.

Showing 6-30 September at Nishi Gallery, 17 Kendall Ln, Canberra. Opening: Friday 6 September from 6 – 8 pm.

Normal opening hours: Wednesday – Saturday from 11 – 6.30 pm.

Planning Ahead: Your US & UK Application Timeline

A planning workshop for Year 9-11 students who have the goal of studying in the US or UK.

Do you have a child/ children in Year 9, 10 or 11 who are considering applying to universities like Harvard, Stanford, Oxford or Cambridge? Do they know that it is possible to apply to one of the world’s most competitive universities using their ATAR?

Studying at the world’s top universities is an incredible goal but if there’s one mistake Australian students regularly make, it’s trying to start the application in the middle of a busy Year 12!

If your child wants these universities to be an option, then knowing how to carefully plan their final years of high school can make all the difference.

At this event, expert speakers from Crimson Education will use successful student case studies (both athletic and academic admission)to help map out the journey through high school to top US and UK universities.

Attendees will learn:

  • The fundamentals of the US and UK application process
  • How to create a 12 and 24 month roadmap for your US or UK application
  • How the US and UK semesters work with the Australian academic calendar
  • Tips for managing Year 11-12 (IB or HSC) with an overseas application
  • Dates and registration deadlines for required exams
  • The US and UK university interview timelines
  • The US and UK university application deadlines

Happening Tuesday 3 September from 6-7.30pm at  Ovolo Nishi – The Mosaic Room, Philip Law Street, NewActon.

Register: Via this link for an exclusive discount code for HerCanberra readers!

Taste. Shop. Play. At Westfield

Taste. Shop. Play. is back and bigger than ever! From Friday 6 to Sunday 8 September, Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden will be buzzing with activity.

At Westfield Belconnen, you’ll enjoy exclusive offers and events including a pop-up pinball arcade, retro kids face painting and an ‘Ice Ice Baby’ slushie station! See westfield.com.au/belconnen for more information.

At Westfield Woden, there’ll be Retro Paint & Sip Workshops with The Social Creative, Martini Masterclasses with The Martini Whisperer, a retro pick and mix bar, My Sweet Alice will be serving complimentary spiders when you spend $50 in centre*, there’s a retro movie night at Fenway Public House, and T2 tastings of your favourite ice-teas! Find out more at westfield.com.au.

DREAMWORKS PYJAMA PARTY 

Families, wear pyjamas, bring a picnic meal and get involved in all things ‘Trolls’ at the Museum. Enjoy themed craft activities, then sit back and watch the DreamWorks ‘Trolls’ movie.

Popcorn supplied!

Happenin Saturday 7 September 4:30 – 7 pm at National Museum of Australia.

See the Facebook Event for more information.

Zero Waste Festival

Canberra’s first Zero Waste Festival features talks and workshops to demonstrate practical ways to live with zero waste and to inspire you to take action.

Stalls will connect you with Canberra businesses and organisations with zero waste at the centre of their enterprise.

Workshops will provide you with practical skills on topics like composting, sewing and halving your waste.

The talks program will feature panel discussions on:

  • Plastic free living
  • International best practice in waste management
  • Re-use in focus
  • Sustainable fashion

Be part of the first Australian trial that will transform running shoes into park benches by bringing in your old runners (don’t put them in the rubbish bin).

There will be zero-waste craft activities for children and the festival is located right beside the Garden of Australian Dreams, a perfect all-ages outdoor play area.

Program details will be available closer to the event. Participating in the talks program and children’s craft will be free. As there is limited availability for our hugely popular workshop program, there will be a small participation fee and participants will be invited to book in advance.

Happening Saturday 7 September from 11 am – 3 pm at the National Museum of Australia, Acton.

See zerowasterevolution.net/programs for more information.

ADULTS-ONLY SCIENCE

When the sun goes down and the stars come out, Questacon will come alive for a special adults-only night of science.

Explore the iconic exhibitions and experience a dazzling array of pop-up science, interactive displays and live music. The evening will be guided by 50 of Australia’s emerging leaders in chemistry, physics and medicine, fresh from mentorship with Nobel prize-winners in Germany.

A tasty selection of food, wine and beer will be available to purchase to fuel the adventure through more than 200 hands-on exhibits in themed galleries.

Play, discover and be entertained by the quirks and wonders of science with some of Australia’s brightest young minds, including Dr Matt ‘The Bachelor’ Agnew. Limited tickets available—don’t miss out!

Happening Monday 2 September 6 – 9 pm at Questacon.

See science.org.au for more information.

Canberra Reclink Community Cup 2019

Get down to Jamison Oval on Sunday 8 September for a great day of footy, live music and community radio at the Canberra Reclink Community Cup!

The Cup boasts the best of Canberra’s live bands, both on the main stage and on the field (The Limestones) vs. a media team made up of Canberra’s finest radio, paper and online journos (The Noise).

Kids are welcome. Gates open at 11 am. Don’t forget to bring your footy for half time kick around!

This year, the Reclink Community Cup celebrates 25 years since the first match in Melbourne. Since then, the event’s success has seen matches pop up around Australia.

Supported by loyal volunteers, funds raised help provide programs for some of the community’s most disadvantaged members. Reclink Australia delivers specialist sport, recreation and arts programs for at-risk youth, people with mental illness or disability, people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence, and those facing alcohol, gambling and substance addictions.

Happening Sunday 8 September from 11 am at Jamison Oval, Macquarie.

See Facebook for more information.

HANDMADE MARKET CANBERRA – SPRING

Canberra’s award-winning Handmade Market is on four times a year. They bring together the most talented artists, designers, stylists, craftspeople and producers from all over Australia, all under one roof, right at your doorstep.

Handmade Market is an indoor event showcasing over 270 Australian designer/producers, all products on sale are Australian made and designed.

Shop at Handmade to support Australian designers and find something unique, well priced and where you can meet the maker. You’ll find everything from fashion, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, children’s toys and clothing, jewellery, accessories and an indoor gourmet food & wine hall.

There is a lot of parking including coach and disabled parking access. ATMs are located on site. There is public transport to the event.

Entry to the market is free but please support the door greeters at each event with a gold coin donation if you can. Each event supports a different charity.

Happening 7 – 8 September 10 am – 4 pm at Exhibition Park.

See handmadecanberra.com.au for more information.

The Woman in the Window: love in the time of Big Brother

A riveting production celebrating strengths across the centuries of poetry and women

Experience the times of real-life poet Anna Akhmatova (1884-1966), with a futuristic twist.

Canberra REP presents Alma de Groen’s powerful play on the Stage at the Canberra REP Theatre (Theatre 3) in Acton, performing from 5 – 21 September.

From the dramatic opening scene of this striking and compelling play, to Anna Akhmatova’s heartfelt poetic call to her Muse at the end, we are head up, tensed, hearts stopping.

In Stalin’s Russia, the internationally famous poet Anna Akhmatova is forbidden to write. Too famous to murder in the gulag like millions of others, she must appear in her window twice a day to satisfy the secret police that she is still obeying house arrest.

In a future cold world, a young woman, Rachel Sekerov, searches for what is missing in her life and the sterile world she inhabits, where literature, science and even Shakespeare have virtually sunk without trace, where a ‘poet’ is a man who researches poetry in the archives, where there is no nature or wildlife or moon or stars.

Stalin’s thugs are threatening to ‘disappear’ poets and poetry, and Rachel’s superiors have declared poetry ‘economically unviable; poets and poetry are threatened with permanent de-listing.

Across the centuries, Anna and Rachel have a mysterious spiritual connection which the play reveals in a wonderful way.

Tickets: Full $45, Concession $38, Preview $35, Under 30s $20 (door sales only).

Preview session: 5 September at 8 pm

Happening 6-21 September from Wednesday to Saturday at 8 pm with matinees at 14, 15 & 21 September, 2 pm at the Canberra REP Theatre, (Theatre 3), 3 Repertory Lane, Acton.

See the website more information.

Painting on Country

Five senior artists from Tjungu Palya art centre in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in South Australia have reinvigorated their ancestors’ practice of painting directly onto the land. Their work, captured in a series of large-format photographs, is both timeless and transient, bridging the ancient and the contemporary.

Exhibition on show at the National Museum of Australia until 30 September 2019. Free entry.

More information at nma.gov.au.

Raize the Roof is saying thank you

It has been the culmination of more than 10 years of blood, sweat and tears and now Raize the Roof is putting on one final event to acknowledge the generous contributions of the Canberra community.

A celebration of our past and a toast to our future will be held on Friday 6 September to celebrate the hard work that has been achieved.

Raize the Roof wants to say thank you to all those involved and showcase what the future has in store for the charity.

With the help of over 400 Canberra businesses and countless hours given by volunteers, the building process was finally completed and as of July 2019 Raize the Roof sold their charity house for $855,000. The property settled on August 14 generating a $500,00 profit for the charity.

The profits will be divided and donated to the Starlight Foundation in Canberra and the SOS children’s villages in Botswana.

On the evening a representative from the Starlight Foundation in Canberra will be given a cheque in hopes granting the wishes of many sick children across the Capital.

Raize the Roofs co-founder Ms Danielle Dal Cortivo says, “We remain overwhelmed by the generosity of Canberra and can’t really find the words to express our sincere gratitude to the hundreds of Canberrans who allow us to fulfil our vision. We hope this event enables us to really acknowledge those who have contributed. It really is the home that Canberra built.”

The evening will include entertainment from local musicians The Ainslie Suttons and Lara and Tylaina Lauvao, canapés, drinks and dancing.

Proceeds from the night will go towards future projects that will be showcased on the evening.

Tickets are available to anyone in the Canberra community that would like to celebrate and be a part of their incredible work.

Happening Friday 6 September from 7-11.30 pm at Salotto Bar and Kitchen, Kingston.

Tickets: $80 per person and include 3 hours of canapés and drinks (including basic spirits) click here to buy a ticket.

For more information see the Raize the Roof Facebook page.

FOOD & DRINK

Mad Hatter’s High Tea at Pialligo Estate

Don’t be late for a very important date!

Pialligo Estate has a wonderous Mad Hatter’s High Tea planned for you and you won’t want to miss a minute. Bring your friends with you down the rabbit hole on an adventure with Champagne and Chocolate!

Their utterly mad team will make you smile with their curiouser and curiouser array of sweets and treats.

You could have a table for two or ten! It’s time to visit Wonderland at Pialligo Estate.

Enjoy a glass of Champagne upon arrival, our Mad Hatter’s High Tea spread and of course a Tea or Coffee across two hours. More Champagne, wine, tea, coffee or other beverages can be purchased on the day

Happening Sunday 8 September at the Pialligo Estate Glasshouse, 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo.

See the website for bookings and more information.

CELLAR DOOR

Cellar Door is a wine market for Canberra’s wonderful wine scene happening every Saturday from 3-6 pm. Buy wines from local makers every Saturday afternoon in the iconic Nishi Grand Stair, NewActon Precinct.

Grab a souvenir glass, taste the latest drops, and buy at cellar door prices.

Wine stalls rotate each week with complementing stalls like flowers, cheese, chocolate and books.

Make a day of it with a film at Palace Electric Cinema and NewActon’s leading food and drink destinations.

Happening every Saturday from 3-6 pm on the Nishi Grand Stair, inside the Nishi Building, Philip Law Street, NewActon.

See the website for more details.

CHOW DOWN FOOD TRUCKS

Don’t have plans for lunch? Chow Down at five days of Food Trucks!

Spring is in the air – and so’s the smell of delectable lunches on the lawns of Parkes Place, in the Parliamentary Triangle, with our Five Days of Food Trucks!

For the first five days of September you can enjoy a picnic lunch from pop up food trucks including Mr. Papa – Canberra, Jacko’s pizza Tikka Stand and Le Petit Breton in the heart of Canberra and try a new taste sensation every day.

Happening Monday 2 September 11:30 am – 2:30 pm at Parkes Place.

See Facebook for more information.

Monster’s Afternoon Delight

Serene, methodical and exceptionally Monster.

Presenting a new Sunday afternoon blend, Monster Kitchen and Bar is adding a little extra flavour to your signature lazy day with its very own High Tea…

Amidst the hand-crafted furniture, bespoke artwork, and ambient lighting you will find the familiar flavours you have come to appreciate from the team at Monster with a range of exclusive tea flavours by Tea Garden co, tea-inspired cocktails, Champagne all complemented by black and gold fixtures.

1 pm every Sunday at Monster Kitchen, Ovolo Nishi. Tickets $70 to $120  – more information on Facebook.

Freestyle Fridays at Vertikal

Join Vertikal every Friday for indoor ski lessons with indoor snow machines and music. Enjoy discounted sessions from $40 or kick back with a Jindabyne Brewing beers on tap or Canberra Distilling Co & Underground Spirits.

Every Friday at Vertikal Indoor Snow Sports, Unit 2, Building 3, 1 Dairy Rd, Fyshwick.

Find out more at vertikalsnowsports.com.

MUSIC

SEEKER LOVER KEEPER

Australian indie-rock supergroup Seeker Lover Keeper, with Sarah Blasko, Sally Seltmann and Holly Throsby are uniting once again for a national tour.

Seeker Lover Keeper originated, as many things do, from a conversation at a pub. In 2007, Sarah and Holly went to see Sally play a show in Sydney and the three ended up at the Townie in Newtown after, drinking and talking well into the night. They were such big fans of each other’s music and, as they quickly discovered, they enjoyed each other’s company too. At some point during the night a plan arose: wouldn’t it be fun to tour together sometime?

They all agreed that it would. And, in the coming months, over emails, the notion of a joint-tour evolved into something different. Sally suggested they should start a band. She even had a name in mind: Seeker Lover Keeper. Without hesitation, Sarah and Holly said yes.

Wild Seeds, out Friday 9 August 2019, is the long-awaited follow-up to their 2011 self-titled debut album.

Happening Friday 6 September from 8 – 10 pm at Canberra Theatre Centre.

See canberratheatrecentre.com.au for more information.

SELBY & FRIENDS: THE GAME CHANGERS

Exploring composers whose influence made a significant impact upon the world of classical music is the premise behind this extraordinary program of sonatas and trios by Kats-Chernin, Ravel, Britten and Dvorak with brilliant Australian violinist Susie Park, cellist Julian Smiles and Kathryn Selby.

Thrill to the virtuosic performances of brilliant Australian violinist Susie Park and cellist Julian Smiles with Artistic Director Kathryn Selby in a moving homage to those whose vision was far ahead of their time.

Happening Monday 2 September 7:30 – 9:30 pm at Llewellyn Hall.

See selbyandfriends.com.au/ for more information.

CARL DEWHURST & MATT MCMAHON: TRAPEZE FOR TWO ATOMS

When two of Australia’s most acclaimed jazz musicians came together for their first dedicated duo performance, in a remote bush location, neither anticipated that it would lead them to a new project based on the pure love of playing. Guitarist Carl Dewhurst and pianist Matt McMahon have played together in countless live performances, projects and recordings for almost 30 years – with The Band of Five Names, Daorum, Trace Sphere, Phil Slater and Vince Jones to name a few – but they had never collaborated on something of their own.

When Carl’s first guitar teacher, John Cowan, now retired to the NSW south coast, invited the pair to perform as part of the burgeoning home concert scene, they jumped at the opportunity. That first gig was at the Nerrigundah Town Hall, an isolated, corrugated iron building nestled in the dense bushland of the south coast hinterland. Curious as to who, if anyone, would come to such a remote location, the pair was soon overwhelmed by a packed crowd who became a rapt audience to this intimate set of standards, originals, traditional Irish tunes and free improvisation. This set formed the basis of future performances together, and their new recording.

Happening Friday 6 September 7:30-9:30 pm at The Street Theatre.

See thestreet.org.au for more information.

SLUM SOCIABLE THE L.I.F EP NATIONAL TOUR + SAINT LANE – CANBERRA

Liberation Records are elated to confirm a national tour for Melbourne’s much-loved Slum Sociable in support of their EP L.I.F. The 11-date tour will see the band making it to all Australian states and a host of regional shows across August and September.

Fresh from huge summer performances including St Kilda Festival, Australian Open Sessions and their memorable Melbourne X-Mas show, the band are locked and loaded to perform their most exciting shows yet in support of the EP.

Lead single and summer radio hit ‘Afterthought’, fan favourite ‘Déjà Vu’, and the hypnotic groove and festival-ready chorus of ‘Life Is Free’ will all make for live highlights at their upcoming shows.

Happening Saturday 7 September at 7 pm at UC Hub.

See the Facebook Event for more information.

SUNDAY JAZZ

Molly is flinging the doors open on Sunday for another evening of jazz. To add even more swing there’s a talented line up of Canberra’s finest jazz pianists playing from 7-10pm.

Happening Sunday 8 September at 6 pm at Molly.

See the Facebook Event for more information.

AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET PRESENTS IVES WESTLAKE DEBUSSY 

The music of Charles Ives is made of pictures from a long-lost America, depicted with such vivid immediacy that they seem absolutely alive. Through the magic lantern of his musical imagery, this New England world appears like a nostalgic dream – white-painted churches in autumn forests filled with congregations joyously chanting hymns and spirituals.

Not dissimilar to the inquisition that Ives undertakes, Claude Debussy’s quest to liberate sensuality led to a revolution in French musical identity. His string quartet replaces rigid thematic structures with a free flow of colours, motifs and gestures in the search for melodic rapture, realising his decadent dictum, ‘Pleasure is the Law.’

The vibrant colour and energy for which Nigel Westlake is renowned make his eagerly-awaited new work a splendid companion to Debussy and Ives.

Happening Sunday 8 September 2 – 4 pm at Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia.

See asq.com.au for more information.

More local music

Check out BMA and CBR DIY for more local gigs!

STAGE + SCREEN

Credit: Helen Drum.

The Woman in the Window: love in the time of Big Brother

A riveting production celebrating strengths across the centuries of poetry and women

Experience the times of real-life poet Anna Akhmatova (1884-1966), with a futuristic twist.

Canberra REP presents Alma de Groen’s powerful play on the Stage at the Canberra REP Theatre (Theatre 3) in Acton, performing from 5 – 21 September.

From the dramatic opening scene of this striking and compelling play, to Anna Akhmatova’s heartfelt poetic call to her Muse at the end, we are head up, tensed, hearts stopping.

In Stalin’s Russia, the internationally famous poet Anna Akhmatova is forbidden to write. Too famous to murder in the gulag like millions of others, she must appear in her window twice a day to satisfy the secret police that she is still obeying house arrest.

In a future cold world, a young woman, Rachel Sekerov, searches for what is missing in her life and the sterile world she inhabits, where literature, science and even Shakespeare have virtually sunk without trace, where a ‘poet’ is a man who researches poetry in the archives, where there is no nature or wildlife or moon or stars.

Stalin’s thugs are threatening to ‘disappear’ poets and poetry, and Rachel’s superiors have declared poetry ‘economically unviable; poets and poetry are threatened with permanent de-listing.

Across the centuries, Anna and Rachel have a mysterious spiritual connection which the play reveals in a wonderful way.

Tickets: Full $45, Concession $38, Preview $35, Under 30s $20 (door sales only).

Preview session: 5 September at 8 pm

Happening 6-21 September from Wednesday to Saturday at 8 pm with matinees at 14, 15 & 21 September, 2 pm at the Canberra REP Theatre, (Theatre 3), 3 Repertory Lane, Acton.

See the website more information.

WOMEN’S ADVENTURE FILM TOUR

The Women’s Adventure Film Tour presented by Paddy Pallin is back for its third season! This is Australia’s original women’s adventure film tour, created by Adventure Entertainment in partnership with She Went Wild.

This short film festival is a celebration of the inspiring women around us who are doing extraordinary things in the name of adventure.

This year’s lineup features an all-star cast of Australian athletes including cliff diver Rhiannan Iffland, climber Angie Scarth-Johnson, trail runner Jacqui Bell and many more including women in snow sports, mountaineering and mountain biking.

The Women’s Adventure Film Tour is as an official part of Women’s Health Week by Jean Hailes for Women’s Health.

Each screening of the Women’s Adventure Film Tour features 7 short films across 110 minutes. Selected screenings will include emcee introductions, prize draws and Q&A.

The Women’s Adventure Film Tour is exempt from classification, but the films are suitable for the entire family and would obtain G/PG ratings.

Follow the Facebook Page for more updates.

Happening 2 September – 8 September at Capitol Cinemas Manuka.

See eventcinemas.com.au for more information. SCARY STORIES SEASON

The NFSA is an atmospheric backdrop to this program of spooky tales from film, TV and Tim the Yowie Man, host of the popular NFSA Ghost Tours.

Happening 6 September – 29 November at National Film and Sound Archive.

See nfsa.gov.au for more information.

FRIENDLY JORDIES PRESENTS JOHN HOWARD REALLY SUCKED – NATIONAL TOUR

 “Let me explain why the libs suck at managing the economy. I just need an hour of your time…and your money…

When pollsters ask the public, “who was the best Prime Minister?” John Howard wins that title. The only thing that man should win is “man who looks most like a depressed coconut”.

He was most certainly not, this show explores why – and no it’s not a university lecture it’s a stand up show, stop asking!” 

Jordan Shanks is a satirist comedian, live radio host and podcast creator. He has produced over 250 no-holds-barred videos for his YouTube channel, has 430 000 followers on social media and his videos have been viewed over 86 million times.

Jordan hopes he will foster some sort of interest in socio-political discourse, maybe even stir positive change, but most people keep asking him to dress up as a high school kid he once knew. Sometimes he complies.

Happening Friday 6 September 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm at Fiction Club.

See the Facebook Event for more information.

POSSUM MAGIC

For more than 30 years, Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people all over Australia. Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburras pink. She makes dingoes smile and emus shrink. But one day, when danger arrives in the form of a snake, Grandma uses her most magical spell to make Hush invisible. Hush has many wonderful adventures.

But being invisible isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Hush longs to see herself again. One problem. Grandma Poss can’t find the spell to make Hush visible again. And then she remembers…this particular magic requires something more, something special, something to do with food… people food.

Possum Magic takes us on a whimsical journey to cities around Australia to find the food that makes Hush visible again. Joined by an extraordinary creative team, Monkey Baa brings to life the characters, journey and love that has made Possum Magic the most-loved and best-selling Australian picture book of all time.

Happening Saturday 7 September 10am-12:30 pm at Canberra Theatre Centre.

See canberratheatrecentre.com.au for more information.

NFSA RESTORES BLACK ROBE + BRUCE BERESFORD IN CONVERSATION

Black Robe, newly restored by the NFSA, is a powerful historical drama about a 17th-century Jesuit priest’s expedition through remote areas of Canada. Join in after the screening for a Q&A with director Bruce Beresford and producer Sue Milliken.

Happening Saturday 7 September 2 – 5 pm at National Film and Sound Archive.

See nfsa.gov.au for more information.

A RATIONAL FEAR HOSTED BY DAN ILIC

Australia’s most popular (and only) live-comedy-news-podcast, A Rational Fear, is coming to Canberra.

Burn those Chatha House Rules, loosen that cumberbund, it’s time to ridicule all that is held in reverence about the big house on the hill.

Join Australia’s best comedic voices and political insiders as they savage the news in a fast-paced panel show that’s kind of like #Qanda on crack.Featuring Dan Ilic (Hungry Beast) Lewis Hobba (Triple J) Mark Humphries (730) Shalailah Medhora (Hack) and Mike Bowers (The Guardian) plus other special guests yet to be announced.

Happening Saturday 7 September at 7:30 pm at The Street Theatre.

See thestreet.org.au for more information.

NURSE GEORGIE CARROLL

Born and raised in Manchester, England, now a proud Australian, Georgie Carroll is a comedian, nurse, mother and wife. She can be seen as a panellist on Ch 10’s Have You Been Paying Attention?, Hughesy We have a Problem and Show Me The Movie.

This combination of nationalities, home life and hospital provide a 24/7 training ground that boot camp Georgie’s naturally funny bones. Her bluntness and charm coupled with a razor-sharp wit, give her a broad-spectrum appeal that make her the multi-award-winning, internationally sold-out festival favourite she has become.

Happening Saturday 7 September at 8pm at Canberra Theatre Centre.

See canberratheatrecentre.com.au for more information.

The Vinyl Lounge at NFSA

Bring along your favourite records, share your music stories and hear what’s spinning on the NFSA’s turntables.The ultimate listening party for vinyl aficionados.

The Vinyl Lounge is on the first Friday of every month.

Happening until Friday 6 December from 5:30 pm – 7 pm at the National Film and Sound Archive.

See nfsa.gov.au for more information. 

FESTIVALS

Zero Waste Festival

Canberra’s first Zero Waste Festival features talks and workshops to demonstrate practical ways to live with zero waste and to inspire you to take action.

Stalls will connect you with Canberra businesses and organisations with zero waste at the centre of their enterprise.

Workshops will provide you with practical skills on topics like composting, sewing and halving your waste.

The talks program will feature panel discussions on:

  • Plastic free living
  • International best practice in waste management
  • Re-use in focus
  • Sustainable fashion

Be part of the first Australian trial that will transform running shoes into park benches by bringing in your old runners (don’t put them in the rubbish bin).

There will be zero-waste craft activities for children and the festival is located right beside the Garden of Australian Dreams, a perfect all-ages outdoor play area.

Program details will be available closer to the event. Participating in the talks program and children’s craft will be free. As there is limited availability for our hugely popular workshop program, there will be a small participation fee and participants will be invited to book in advance.

Happening Saturday 7 September from 11 am – 3 pm at the National Museum of Australia, Acton.

See zerowasterevolution.net/programs for more information.

Gunning Fireworks Festival

The Gunning Fireworks Festival has become one of the most popular family events in the area.

The fireworks finale will showcase the latest in high tech effects during a massive pyrotechnical musical sky show. Stallholders will be there to tempt you with products, food, drinks and entertainment.

Gates open from 3 pm to 9 pm. Fireworks start at approximately 6.30pm with a massive finale at approximately 8 pm.

Entry fee: $10 per adult, $5 per child or $25 family. Tickets available at the gate.

Happening Saturday 7 September at Copeland Street, Gunning, NSW.

See gunningfireworksfestival.com.au for more information.

Axxe Canberra is hosting a One Day Axe Throwing Tournament!

Open to anyone 18+ and all skill levels encourage in this friendly competition.

There are also prizes to be won.

Battle it out in a league style tournament where you’ll play 4 games against randomly assigned opponents. The two highest accumulated scores will compete in a final to be crowned tournament champion. Spectators are welcome.

Price: $30 per person. What to bring: Closed toe shoes (if you are participating)

Happening Tuesday 3 September from 7pm – 9:30 pm at Axxe, 4/1 Lyell Street, Fyshwick.

Canberra Reclink Community Cup 2019

Get down to Jamison Oval on Sunday 8 September for a great day of footy, live music and community radio at the Canberra Reclink Community Cup!

The Cup boasts the best of Canberra’s live bands, both on the main stage and on the field (The Limestones) vs. a media team made up of Canberra’s finest radio, paper and online journos (The Noise).

Kids are welcome. Gates open at 11 am. Don’t forget to bring your footy for half time kick around!

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY CUP AND RECLINK AUSTRALIA

This year, the Reclink Community Cup celebrates 25 years since the first match in Melbourne. Since then, the event’s success has seen matches pop up around Australia.

Supported by loyal volunteers, funds raised help provide programs for some of the community’s most disadvantaged members. Reclink Australia delivers specialist sport, recreation and arts programs for at-risk youth, people with mental illness or disability, people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence, and those facing alcohol, gambling and substance addictions.

Happening Sunday 8 September from 11 am at Jamison Oval, Macquarie.

See Facebook for more information.

START OF SPRING CARNIVAL @ THE BENTSPOKE CANNERY

The BentSpoke Cannery is opening its doors to the public again for their Annual Start of Spring (SOS) Carnival! This family-friendly event is FREE to attend.

Partnering with local arts organisations PhotoAccess and M16 Artspace to line up a fun, free and interactive day which will be helping to raise funds for the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary – a local ecosystems conservation organisation.

The funds raised will be donated to the trust in honour of Threatened Species day.

This years’ SOS features exciting activities for all ages including:

– Short film screenings

– Meet and greet with Brian the Bettong

– Brewery tours from 12-2:30 pm (by donation to Mulligan’s Flat – limited spaces)

– Threatened Species colouring in

– Threatened Species themed art exhibition and auction

– Delicious food offerings by Ramen Daddy and Tikka Stand

Live music by Electric Tommy Johnston, Canberra Brass Inc. and The Fedoras!

This one’s for the kids, the creatives, the foodies and the beer lovers! Say goodbye to winter and join BentSpoke for a day in the sun at their Mitchell cannery.

Happening Saturday 7 September 11 am – 8 pm at BentSpoke Brewing Co.

See the Facebook Event for more information.

WORKSHOPS, TOURS & TALKS

ADULTS-ONLY SCIENCE

When the sun goes down and the stars come out, Questacon will come alive for a special adults-only night of science.

Explore the iconic exhibitions and experience a dazzling array of pop-up science, interactive displays and live music. The evening will be guided by 50 of Australia’s emerging leaders in chemistry, physics and medicine, fresh from mentorship with Nobel prize-winners in Germany.

A tasty selection of food, wine and beer will be available to purchase to fuel the adventure through more than 200 hands-on exhibits in themed galleries.

Play, discover and be entertained by the quirks and wonders of science with some of Australia’s brightest young minds. Limited tickets available—don’t miss out!

Happening Monday 2 September 6 – 9 pm at Questacon.

See science.org.au for more information.

PAINT AND SIP CLASS

Ignite your creativity and learn to create an art masterpiece, the easy and fun way.

Bring friends and/or make some new ones, over music and a guided two-hour painting session. Forget the day’s stresses and worries, and create a unique artwork to keep. Step by step instructions from an expert artist, to create an interpretation of the selected painting.

Guests must be 18 or older for this event, as classes are held at licensed bars. If the date or theme of this class doesn’t is unavailable, there are lots of other classes available running regularly – check them out!

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” – Pablo Picasso

Happening 2 – 8 September at Teachers Studio, Belconnen.

See classbento.com.au for more information.

MIND THE GAP – BRIDGING THE INDIGENOUS DIVIDE

Jacinta Nampijinpa Price is an Indigenous Alice Springs town councillor who has come under fire in the media for expressing opposition to the idea that Australia Day should be moved to another date, because of the offence it causes the indigenous community; and for arguing that some segments of the Aboriginal community spend too much energy on being perpetually aggrieved, and not enough on attending to the real issues that the community faces.

Jacinta is the daughter of former CLP politician Bess Price, and won the 2011 NAIDOC Awards Artist of the Year.

In the wake of a growing ‘Change the Date’ movement, Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, dives deep to uncover what is causing further division; what is distracting people from bridging the indigenous divide and what a connected future would look like.

With over 20 years of experience delivering cross-cultural education, Jacinta will also give her unique insights on the Uluru Statement, her opposition to the ‘Change the Date’ movement, and other indigenous affairs elements that are not having a meaningful impact on Australia’s most marginalized.

Happening Tuesday 3 September at 7pm at the Street Theatre.

See thestreet.org.au for more information.

THE BUSINESS OF REDUCING SINGLE-USE PLASTICS

Come along to discuss how single-use plastics can be reduced in businesses in the ACT.

Single-use plastics cause environmental damage, especially when they end up in our waterways and oceans, where they can take hundreds or even thousands of years to break down.

Businesses around the ACT are developing ways to replace single-use plastics with more sustainable alternatives. Come hear about their work and what it could mean for the Canberra community and beyond. Highroad’s bar will be open for this event. It will be an exciting opportunity to connect with Canberra businesses and suppliers, and interested individuals.

We are pleased to welcome Chris Steel MLA, ACT Minister for Transport and City Services to talk about ACT Government initiatives. The Minister will be joined by:

Sasa Sestic, Managing Director of ONA coffee
Manuel Xirakis, Manager of Ainslie IGA
An ACT Government representative

The discussion will be facilitated by Executive Director Helen Oakey, with a short Q&A followed by questions from the floor, and a chance to buy drinks and connect with other attendees.

Tickets are only $15. Light refreshments will be provided and the Highroad bar will be open.

Happening Thurday 5 September 6 – 8 pm at Highroad Café.

See conservationcouncil.org.au for more information.

Art for lunch

Drop into 30-minute weekly talks or creative activities interpreting works of art in the NGA’s collection.

Check our website for further details. This event is free but bookings are essential.

Happening until Thursday 28 November, every Thursday from 12:45-1:15 pm at the National Gallery of Australia.

See nga.gov.au for more information.

GUIDED TOURS OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA 

Visiting the National Library of Australia? Take a tour and see a side of the Library most visitors never experience. Whether this is your first visit or the next of many, you can learn more about the Library and its exhibitions by joining a free guided tour. Tours are offered by trained Volunteer Guides who have a passion for sharing their knowledge of the Library and its collections. Your Guide will welcome the opportunity to introduce you to the National Library, its collections and the stories of Australia.

Treasures Gallery – Daily at 11.30am. Take a tour and come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

Behind The Scenes – Thursdays at 2 pm. Take a tour to visit enormous stacks where the books are stored and learn about strange curiosities in the Library’s collection that have been acquired over more than a century of collecting.

Discover your National Library – Saturdays at 2 pm. Join a Library guide for a journey around the building and discover the stories in the Reading ooms and public spaces.

For more detailed information visit the website.

FRIDAY WITH A FRIEND

An engaging tour of the NGA collection for people with dementia and their carers. This event is free however it is recommended that participants register interest.

Happening 10.30am – 11.30am every Friday at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes.

See the website for more information.

Happy and Glorious

The Queen’s Visit in 1954. The phrase conjures up memories of a young Queen in summer dresses and ball gowns, crowds of Australians excitedly waving flags and charming tableaus spelling out heartfelt messages.

Old Parliament House was central to the royal tour while the Queen was in Canberra. The Queen alighted from the Daimler and walked up the front steps in her coronation gown to rousing cheers. She was escorted through King’s Hall by a very proud Prime Minister Menzies to attend the State Banquet. In her most formal duty, the Queen opened the 20th Parliament in the Senate Chamber. A room in the President of the Senate’s suite was redecorated and furnished for her private use while she was in the house.

Relive the memories of her visit at the Happy and Glorious exhibition. Enter the very room the Queen used while she was at Old Parliament House.

On until Thursday 16 January 2020 daily at the Museum of Australian Democracy.

See moadoph.gov.au for more information.

CHANGING LIVES WITH SCIENCE

The 2019 Canberra Speaker Series held across the year at the iconic Shine Dome.

Throughout this series listen to remarkable science stories that haven’t yet been told. Stories of innovation, research, breakthroughs, and how science is solving the big challenges of our time.

Happening now until Tuesday 10 December from 5:30 pm – 7 pm with a cost of $ 15.

See science.org.au for more information.

SPORT + FITNESS

Canberra Reclink Community Cup 2019

Get down to Jamison Oval on Sunday 8 September for a great day of footy, live music and community radio at the Canberra Reclink Community Cup!

The Cup boasts the best of Canberra’s live bands, both on the main stage and on the field (The Limestones) vs. a media team made up of Canberra’s finest radio, paper and online journos (The Noise).

Kids are welcome. Gates open at 11 am. Don’t forget to bring your footy for half time kick around!

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY CUP AND RECLINK AUSTRALIA

This year, the Reclink Community Cup celebrates 25 years since the first match in Melbourne. Since then, the event’s success has seen matches pop up around Australia.

Supported by loyal volunteers, funds raised help provide programs for some of the community’s most disadvantaged members. Reclink Australia delivers specialist sport, recreation and arts programs for at-risk youth, people with mental illness or disability, people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence, and those facing alcohol, gambling and substance addictions.

Happening Sunday 8 September from 11 am at Jamison Oval, Macquarie.

See Facebook for more information.

Axxe Canberra is hosting a One Day Axe Throwing Tournament!

Open to anyone 18+ and all skill levels encourage in this friendly competition.

There are also prizes to be won.

Battle it out in a league style tournament where you’ll play 4 games against randomly assigned opponents. The two highest accumulated scores will compete in a final to be crowned tournament champion. Spectators are welcome.

Price: $30 per person. What to bring: Closed toe shoes (if you are participating)

Happening Tuesday 3 September from 7pm – 9:30 pm at Axxe, 4/1 Lyell Street, Fyshwick.

NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA NORTH CANBERRA

What is it? 

Turn off the lights, press PLAY on the music machine, and dance! There’s no teacher, no steps, no instruction and no lights. Feel what it’s like to dance free from judgement. Drug-and-alcohol free. All ages. All abilities.

What kind of music? 

Anything danceable from the last 70 years or so: rock, Motown, soul, pop, funk, dance, house, SKA, world, R&B etc.

How dark is it? 

Light enough to see that there are other people dancing but not their features or moves clearly. There’s no danger of banging into people or tripping over. It’s not creepy or sleazy. It’s about dancing for yourself. No sleazy drunk people. I

t’s a safe environment and a great alternative to the late-night zone of nightclubs. It’s drug-and-alcohol free.

Happening every Friday from7:30 pm at Canberra Dance Theatre.

See the Facebook Page for more information.

CANBERRA RAIDERS V VODAFONE WARRIORS

The Canberra Raiders finish their 2019 regular season when they face off against the Warriors at GIO Stadium. This will be the last chance to watch the green machine in action for the regular season so get down to the ground for a wonderful afternoon of footy.

Happening Saturday 7 September 3-6 pm at GIO Stadium.

See premier.ticketek.com.au for tickets.

Freestyle Fridays at Vertikal

Join Vertikal every Friday for indoor ski lessons with indoor snow machines and music. Enjoy discounted sessions from $40 or kick back with a Jindabyne Brewing beers on tap or Canberra Distilling Co & Underground Spirits.

Every Friday at Vertikal Indoor Snow Sports, Unit 2, Building 3, 1 Dairy Rd, Fyshwick. Find out more at vertikalsnowsports.com.

MEET & MOVE

Are you finding it hard to get active since having kids? Perhaps it’s time for you to Meet & Move!

Meet & Move is a new, active playgroup. It’s facilitator, Nicole Sadlier from Bluearth, knows that it can be hard to get out of the house when you have young kids. But like she says “When you do get outside,  you feel much better. Your mood improves and you feel refreshed and more energetic!”

Meet & Move sessions occur outdoors and include a pram-friendly, baby-wearing friendly walk, gentle yoga-style stretching or toning exercises (selected sessions) and a chance for the kids to burn off some energy at a playground or to walk/bike with the group.

It also engages parents and their kids in activities which develop skills such as running, kicking, balancing, throwing and catching. Their focus is to make movement fun and help parents to bank more active time into their day.

Join one of their free weekly sessions which run on Monday – Thursday from 10 am during the school term. Full details for locations can be found on Facebook.

Meet & Move is a program of the Bluearth Foundation, working in partnership with Mums Exercise Group Australia (MEGA) Canberra and supported by ACT Government under the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program.  It has been created to help mums with young kids to be more active together, get outdoors and connect with other mums.

MARKETS & FAIRS

HANDMADE MARKET CANBERRA – SPRING

Canberra’s award-winning Handmade Market is on four times a year. They bring together the most talented artists, designers, stylists, craftspeople and producers from all over Australia, all under one roof, right at your doorstep.

Handmade Market is an indoor event showcasing over 270 Australian designer/producers, all products on sale are Australian made and designed.

Shop at Handmade to support Australian designers and find something unique, well priced and where you can meet the maker. You’ll find everything from fashion, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, children’s toys and clothing, jewellery, accessories and an indoor gourmet food & wine hall.

There is a lot of parking including coach and disabled parking access. ATMs are located on site. There is public transport to the event.

Entry to the market is free but please support the door greeters at each event with a gold coin donation if you can. Each event supports a different charity.

Happening 7 – 8 September 10 am – 4 pm at Exhibition Park.

See handmadecanberra.com.au for more information.

CANBERRA KIDS MARKET

Canberra Kids Market is the place to find new, handmade and pre-loved, clothing, toys, books, games, accessories and equipment for babies, toddlers and young ones.

Plenty of stalls to explore and great bargains to be had with more than 1,000 sqm of super shopping. With quality treasures for 0 to 12-year-old girls and boys, including designer labels and big-name brands.

Buying at the Canberra Kids Market is a great way to support a sustainable lifestyle, helping reduce waste by recycling quality goods too precious to discard. Decluttering things the kids don’t need or want? Why not book a stall and sell them at the market?

Bring the family and enjoy a great day out.

New stallholders welcome. Only 8 minutes from the city. Free parking (including disabled parking). ATMS on site. Held indoors so protected from the weather.

Happening Saturday 7 September 9am-12pm at Mallee Pavillion, Exhibition Park.

See canberramarkets.net.au for more information.

MAKERS-CON AT THE OLD BUS DEPOT MARKETS

Hobbyists convene! The Makers Convention will unite stalls and attractions that showcase a range of hobbies with the high-quality handcrafts that visitors have come to expect. Attractions, demonstrations, and a cosplay competition will also be lined up. The ability is within each maker.

Along with regular stallholders, there will be several specialist stalls that range from costume design, steampunk, comic books, and a whole lot more.

This is an exciting event for pop culture fans and enthusiasts. The event seeks to spotlight a colourful mix of interests: live action role-play, steampunk, leather makers, costume designers, millinery, and comic books. Of course, all with high-quality handcrafts abound throughout the markets. The ability is within each maker.

Happening Sunday 8 September 10 am – 4 pm at Old Bus Depot Markets.

See obdm.com.au for more information.

OLD BUS DEPOT MARKETS

Lovers of fine handcrafted wares, clothing collectors, food fanatics and jewellery junkies are just a few of the people who make their way to Canberra’s famous Old Bus Depot Markets every Sunday.

In a fabulous old industrial building you will experience the endless colour, tastes, sounds and atmosphere that is “Canberra’s Sunday Best”.

Happening every Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm at the Former Kingston Transport Depot, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

See the website for more information.

NORTHSIDE FAMILY MARKETS

Northside Farmers Markets brings you the best quality fresh produce from the region. Select from leafy vegetables, free range pork, pastured eggs, luscious peaches and juicy apples.

Grab a sit and enjoy the amazing aroma and refreshing taste of our freshly brewed coffee. Enjoy with some pastry or bakery product. Do all your weekly grocery shopping while enjoying the spacious and sunny atmosphere. Brings friends and family and friends, share a cuppa and stories from your week.

Happening every Saturday from 9.30 am – 4.30 pm at Thoroughbred Park, Lyneham.

See the website for more information.

SOUTHSIDE FARMERS MARKETS 

Get along to the Southside Farmers Markets every Sunday morning and pick up the finest fruit and vegetables and produce our region has to offer.  There are over 50 stalls made up of farmers and producers who sell their food direct from their farm or kitchen.  Many farmers are out picking their produce the night before the market and you can certainly taste the difference.

Talk to the farmer direct and find out where your food is being grown, how they grow it, and even how they best like to cook it.  Not only do they provide us with fresh food every week but they are a wealth of information on the food that nourishes week in week out.

What’s in season this week?  Annual herbs, beans, peas, beetroot, capsicums, carrots, chillies, corn, cucumber, daikon, eggplant, garlic, onion, radishes, rhubarb, squash, zucchini, melons, stonefruit, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, tomatoes and more!

Every Sunday from 8.30am to 11 am at Canberra College, 2 Launceston Street, Phillip. Entry is free, visit the website for more informatio

MARKET GARDEN PRODUCE STALL

Selling fresh, clean, chemical-free vegetables, preserves and baked goods in the Courtyard of 56 Wallace Street, Braidwood every Saturday morning from 8.30am until 12.00 or sold out. Wynlen House is a small urban micro-farm specialising in offering a broad range of seasonal vegetables all year round.

They also run workshops to show people how to grow vegetables, garlic, and raise small farm animals on a large suburban block and offer slow food events to showcase the benefit and deliciousness of produce grown locally, without chemical inputs and picked fresh.

On every Saturday from 8.30am – 12 pm, at The Courtyard, Braidwood. For more information visit the website.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Raize the Roof is saying thank you

It has been the culmination of more than 10 years of blood, sweat and tears and now Raize the Roof is putting on one final event to acknowledge the generous contributions of the Canberra community.

A celebration of our past and a toast to our future will be held on Friday 6 September to celebrate the hard work that has been achieved.

Raize the Roof wants to say thank you to all those involved and showcase what the future has in store for the charity.

With the help of over 400 Canberra businesses and countless hours given by volunteers, the building process was finally completed and as of July 2019 Raize the Roof sold their charity house for $855,000. The property settled on August 14 generating a $500,00 profit for the charity.

The profits will be divided and donated to the Starlight Foundation in Canberra and the SOS children’s villages in Botswana.

On the evening a representative from the Starlight Foundation in Canberra will be given a cheque in hopes granting the wishes of many sick children across the Capital.

Raize the Roofs co-founder Ms Danielle Dal Cortivo says, “We remain overwhelmed by the generosity of Canberra and can’t really find the words to express our sincere gratitude to the hundreds of Canberrans who allow us to fulfil our vision. We hope this event enables us to really acknowledge those who have contributed. It really is the home that Canberra built.”

The evening will include entertainment from local musicians The Ainslie Sutton’s and Lara and Tylaina Lauvao, canapés, drinks and dancing.

Proceeds from the night will go towards future projects that will be showcased on the evening.

Tickets are available to anyone in the Canberra community that would like to celebrate and be a part of their incredible work.

Happening Friday 6 September from 7-11.30 pm at Salotto Bar and Kitchen, Kingston.

Tickets: $80 per person and include 3 hours of canapés and drinks (including basic spirits) click here to buy a ticket.

For more information see the Raize the Roof Facebook page.

2019 Women of Spirit Awards Luncheon

The Women of Spirit Awards recognise the extraordinary resilience of our local women.

Women who have faced adversity and have found within them the strength, not just to persevere, but to give others a helping hand.

There will be two categories once again in 2019. The Rising Women of Spirit Award and the Women of Spirit Award.

Women Of Spirit Luncheon will be held on Wednesday 4th September 2019 and will be held in the stunning Gandel Hall at the National Gallery of Australia.

We are very proud to announce The Hon. Julie Bishop as our keynote speaker for this years Women of Spirit Awards Luncheon.

Cost: $99 or $990 table of 10

Happening Wednesday 4 September from 12 – 2 pm at Gandel Hall at the National Gallery of Australia.

See Eventbrite for tickets and more information.  

Canberra Hospital Foundation Gala Charity Golf Day

The Canberra Hospital Foundation is holding it’s first Gala Charity Golf Day on Friday 6 September, raising funds to support Aged Care patients at Canberra Hospital.

A fun Four Ball Ambrose competition, there will be prizes for the Longest Drive and Nearest to Pin. Proudly supported by Lennock Skoda, a Skoda Fabia is up for grabs for the Hole-In-One Prize!

Registration is $400 per team of 4, and includes a light breakfast on arrival, refreshments and a continuous buffet lunch.

There will also be a silent auction, raffle and prizes for the best dressed team – step back in time or best team theme!

Funds raised will support the development of our Aged Care Purposeful Walking Garden at Canberra Hospital. People with cognitive impairment face a number of key challenges that influence how they see, feel and respond to a built environment. A well designed environment, planned with cognitive impairment in mind, can help maintain abilities and provide meaningful engagement. Aged Care patients with cognitive impairment at Canberra Hospital will benefit from the development of a Purposeful Walking Garden—an enabling environment that promotes independence and supports wellbeing.

Happening Friday 6 September from 8am for 9am shotgun start at Fairbairn Golf Club, 35 Laverton Ave, Canberra. 

To register visit canberrahospitalfoundation.org.au or call 02 5124 3542.

CAMP QUALITY CLASSIC CRUISE

The 4th annual Camp Quality Classic Cruise raises much-needed funds for children whose lives have been impacted by cancer.

An impressive line up of vehicles will cruise from Black Mountain Tower, around Canberra, then gather at Reconciliation Place (behind Questacon) for the Show N Shine event.

The cruise is open to classic vehicles 20 years or older, luxury and exotic cars, company-branded cars, members of car clubs, unique vehicles and motorbikes.

Enjoy the Show N Shine event at the finish line to check out the incredible vehicles, enjoy great food, entertainment, raffles and more.

Happening Sunday 8 September 9 am – 2:30 pm at Reconciliation Place.

See fundraise.campquality.org.au for more information.

MEET & MOVE

Are you finding it hard to get active since having kids? Perhaps it’s time for you to Meet & Move!

Meet & Move is a new, active playgroup. It’s facilitator, Nicole Sadlier from Bluearth, knows that it can be hard to get out of the house when you have young kids. But like she says “When you do get outside,  you feel much better. Your mood improves and you feel refreshed and more energetic!”

Meet & Move sessions occur outdoors and include a pram-friendly, baby-wearing friendly walk, gentle yoga-style stretching or toning exercises (selected sessions) and a chance for the kids to burn off some energy at a playground or to walk/bike with the group.

It also engages parents and their kids in activities which develop skills such as running, kicking, balancing, throwing and catching. Their focus is to make movement fun and help parents to bank more active time into their day.

Join one of their free weekly sessions which run on Monday – Thursday from 10 am during the school term. Full details for locations can be found on Facebook.

Meet & Move is a program of the Bluearth Foundation, working in partnership with Mums Exercise Group Australia (MEGA) Canberra and supported by ACT Government under the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program.  It has been created to help mums with young kids to be more active together, get outdoors and connect with other mums.

OUTDOORS

Image: VisitCanberra

Critters of the Eucalypt Forest

Take a short walk with a ranger and learn about the potoroos and other important inhabitants of the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Eucalypt Forest and get back in time for “Koalas in the Canopy”.

This wildlife walk is suitable for all ages, there are no bookings required and the cost is included in the Reserve entry fee.

Available Saturdays, 2 pm – 2.45 pm until 29 June. Meet at the koala enclosure in the Eucalypt Forest.

Find out more at tidbinbilla.act.gov.au

Koalas in the Canopy

From 2.45 pm – 3.15 pm every Saturday until 29 June you can search for koalas and enjoy a ranger-guided walk through the tall eucalypt forest at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Hear a ranger’s story or two about these fascinating marsupials.

Meet at the Eucalypt Forest car park. Normal entry fees to Tidbinbilla apply. No bookings required for Koalas in the Canopy.

Find out more at tidbinbilla.act.gov.au.

KIDS

Planning Ahead: Your US & UK Application Timeline

A planning workshop for Year 9-11 students who have the goal of studying in the US or UK.

Do you have a child/ children in Year 9, 10 or 11 who are considering applying to universities like Harvard, Stanford, Oxford or Cambridge? Do they know that it is possible to apply to one of the world’s most competitive universities using their ATAR?

Studying at the world’s top universities is an incredible goal but if there’s one mistake Australian students regularly make, it’s trying to start the application in the middle of a busy Year 12!

If your child wants these universities to be an option, then knowing how to carefully plan their final years of high school can make all the difference.

At this event, expert speakers from Crimson Education will use successful student case studies (both athletic and academic admission)to help map out the journey through high school to top US and UK universities.

Attendees will learn:

  • The fundamentals of the US and UK application process
  • How to create a 12 and 24 month roadmap for your US or UK application
  • How the US and UK semesters work with the Australian academic calendar
  • Tips for managing Year 11-12 (IB or HSC) with an overseas application
  • Dates and registration deadlines for required exams
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Happening Tuesday 3 September from 6-7.30pm at  Ovolo Nishi – The Mosaic Room, Philip Law Street, NewActon.

Register: Via this link for an exclusive discount code for HerCanberra readers!

STORYTIME AT THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places, brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.

Friday Story time at the Australian War Memorial is a program suitable for pre-school-aged children, but older brothers and sisters are also welcome.

Happening 6 September – 1 November 10:30 – 11:30 am at Australian War Memorial.

See awm.gov.au for more information.

DREAMWORKS PYJAMA PARTY 

Families, wear pyjamas, bring a picnic meal and get involved in all things ‘Trolls’ at the Museum. Enjoy themed craft activities, then sit back and watch the DreamWorks ‘Trolls’ movie. Popcorn supplied!

Happenin Saturday 7 September 4:30 – 7 pm at National Museum of Australia.

See the Facebook Event for more information.

DRESSUP: CHANGE THE WORLD

Discover the incredible journeys of some of the world’s most inspiring people, taking the time to walk in their shoes in DressUP: Change the World.

Connect with the lives of historical and contemporary figures, including Frida Kahlo, Adam Goodes, Beyoncé, and many others, by dressing up in their most iconic outfits.

Immerse yourself in their stories of triumph as they go from ordinary people to visionary leaders who have made a difference in the world. Listen to their stories and learn about the challenges they overcame to leave their mark.

Visitors can also tell their own story in the new Zine Lounge. Whether you prefer writing or sketching, the Zine Lounge lets you carve out a space for your voice to be heard.

This engaging exhibition space provides a bold and quirky environment that will inspire young people and asks them “How will you change the world?”

On until 31 December 2019 at the Museum of Australian Democracy Old Parliament House.

See the website for more information.

LITTLE GRIFFINS

The National Capital Authority’s popular and entertaining Little Griffins program for children four years and under and their parents and carers is back for 2019.

The free, fun and interactive session will include building with DUPLO, songs, stories, and games. No bookings required – just come along!

Happening the last Friday of every month (unless that Friday falls on a school holiday) from 1 am at the National Capital Exhibition, Regatta Point.

Visit nca.gov.au for more information.

PLAYUP

After an exciting transformation, the imaginative family space in the Museum of Australian Democracy has all-new hands-on activities to educate, excite and challenge young minds.

This creative exhibition space celebrates the role of children in our community and provides a welcoming environment for families to engage in the rights and responsibilities of children through imagination, discovery, role-play and fun.

Happening every day from 9 am – 5 pm at the Museum of Australian Democracy, King George Terrace, Parkes. Entry costs vary.

Visit the website for more details.

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. 

EXHIBITIONS

Image: Rob Little

Old Graham: Collecting in the bush

After buying and restoring ‘Old Graham’ House at Hovells Creek, John and Liz Baker began to collect all sorts of colonial and Australiana items to fill it.

From lost buttons and farm machinery to pokerwork and oil lamps, they found that collecting crept up on them.

Showing until 30 November at Canberra Museum and Gallery.

More information at cmag.com.au.

Designed not decorated: George Kóródy’s modernist furniture

The modernist furniture of George Kóródy (1890-1957) is unique in Australia.

The experienced Hungarian architect, teacher and designer arrived in Sydney in 1940 bringing both a Central European modernist aesthetic and a commitment to produce simple pieces suitable for the Australian climate. Kóródy became lead designer for Artes Studios in 1947, where he produced a remarkable range of furniture for private clients and the popular market that were regularly featured in magazines of the period.

Although Artes Studios remained prominent for three decades, due to Kóródy’s untimely death in 1957, his contribution was largely forgotten.

This exhibition of highly collectable, privately-owned furniture, dating from 1947 until the mid-1950s celebrates Kóródy’s significant contribution to Australian modernism.

Showing 6-30 September at Nishi Gallery, 17 Kendall Ln, Canberra. Opening: Friday 6 September from 6 – 8 pm.

Normal opening hours: Wednesday – Saturday from 11 – 6.30 pm.

Tom Buckland: Apollo Lunar Module (1:2 Scale) 2019

Fifty years ago, landing on the moon required a vehicle not designed for this world, so the Apollo Lunar Module was born.

One of the most improbable flying machines ever conceived, artist Tom Buckland has been fuelled by a fascination with crewed spaceflight and the lunar module was quite an obsession. On the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing, Buckland has used blueprints, official photographs and several model kits as reference, to construct his own half-scale replica of the Eagle Lunar Module. The ephemeral materials he has used are a reminder of how fragile the original craft now seems.

Developed for the exhibition Promised the Moon at School of Art Gallery ANU, the work now takes its second flight to Civic Square.

Showing at Canberra Museum and Gallery until 19 October. Find out more at cmag.com.au.

Activism: forces for change in Canberra

Canberra has a special relationship with activism as it is not only the location of protest on local issues but is also a site of national and international protest as the national capital.

This exhibition is about activism in many forms that has taken place in Canberra over the last century. It includes the well-known stories of the fight for women’s rights, for marriage equality and the establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, but also stories of quiet activism; the creation of services for marginalised groups, artists’ collectives and the protest of presence. No matter whether it’s big and dramatic, or quiet and slow, these are stories of people working for change in the Canberra community.

Showing at Canberra Museum and Gallery until 2 November. Find out more at cmag.com.au.

SAVANHDARY VONGPOOTHORN: ALL THAT ARISES

The Drill Hall presents a multi-media survey exhibition by Canberra based artist Savanhdary Vongpoothorn. Featured are more than 50 of the artist’s works across nearly 25 years, ranging in scale from large triptychs on canvas to intimate works on paper.

Vongpoothorn’s practice has been recently extended through a collaboration with Japanese tanka poet and calligrapher Noriko Tanaka. The exhibition features a major new installation of handmade Japanese paper resulting from this collaboration, which originated in the precincts of the Todai-ji temple complex in Nara, Japan.

Happening until 13 October 10a m to 5 pm at ANU Drill Hall Gallery.

See dhg.anu.edu.au for more information.

HAVE A GO EXHIBITION AT AMBUSH GALLERY, KAMBRI

Have A Go is a powerful exhibition combining two separate bodies of work, with each informing the other, from renowned street artist and Archibald Prize finalist, Luke Cornish (aka ELK), who originally hails from Canberra.

This exhibition will merge art from his celebrated solo exhibition The Sea with new works created off the back of his (Not) Welcome To Bondi mural, which has attracted wide levels of media attention and public support in recent weeks.

Happening until 29 September 10 am – 6 pm at Kambri, ANU.

See ambushgallery.com for more information.

ART EXHIBITION ‘CONNECTIONS: WILDLIFE OF TIDBINBILLA’

‘Connections: Wildlife of Tidbinbilla’ is an exhibition of paintings of the unique and vulnerable species who call Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve home, by Canberran artist Emily Birks.

In a world with rapidly escalating environmental issues, artist Emily Birks is inspired by the work Australian ecologists are doing to preserve our native species. She creates highly detailed ink on paper portraits showing the beauty and character of each animal subject, while also telling the story of their importance to the environment.

Happening until 5 December 9 am – 5 pm at Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre.

See tidbinbilla.act.gov.au for more information.

SPRING PHOTOACCESS EXHIBITONS 

Explore the best of contemporary photography and photo-media arts through a changing series of exhibitions featuring artists from the ACT and beyond, creative conversations and talks and hands-on workshops.

Visit the website for more information and to view the details of current exhibitions.

Happening 2 September – 30 November 10 am – 4 pm at PhotoAccess.

See photoaccess.org.au for more information.

PRESSED BETWEEN THE PAGES: FLORAL SOUVENIRS FROM THE WAR 

Pressed flowers can be found among the records of generals and soldiers, nurses and gunners. Join a staff member to view some of these fragile mementoes, hidden away in the Research Centre archives.

Happening Thursday 5 September 12:30-1pm at the Australian War Memorial.

See awm.gov.au for more information.

LICHTENSTEIN TO WARHOL: THE KENNETH TYLER COLLECTION AT THE NGA 

Following World War II, master printer Kenneth Tyler was at the forefront of printmaking innovation in America, orchestrating the move from printmaking as a minor artform to a leading visual practice. Through his workshops, Tyler empowered major post-war artists—Josef and Anni Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Sultan and Andy Warhol—to create print works on a grand scale, using ground-breaking techniques. Free.

Happening 7 September 2019 – 1 February 2020 at National Gallery of Australia.

See nga.gov.au for more information.

Redefining Leadership

Redfining Leadership is an Exhibition from Women with Disabilities ACT with photography by Akka Ballenger Constantin.

The women and non binary people in this exhibition are leaders in the ACT community and recognised nationally and internationally in a range of endeavours. They are proud women with strong voices, who happen to also have disabilities. They are women making a positive contribution to the social fabric of the ACT. As feminist leaders they advocate to make positive change for people who are on the margins of society. All have been acknowledged by their peers, the community and government with a string of awards and accolades. Redefining Leadership invites you to share a moment of their lives.

Showing at Canberra Museum and Gallery until 2 November. Find out more at cmag.com.au.

CONTEMPORARY WORLDS: INDONESIA AT THE NGA

Featuring 20 emerging and established artists, Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia showcases the vibrant and complex art of Australia’s closest neighbour, bringing together practitioners from Bali and Java’s key artistic centres of Yogyakarta, Jakarta, and Bandung.

Presenting new acquisitions and commissions from artists such as Melati Suryodarmo, Fx Harsono and Eko Nugroho, this is an exciting exhibition dedicated to the best of contemporary Indonesian art. Free.

Happening until Sunday 27 October from 10 am – 5 pm at the National Gallery of Australia.

See the nga.gov.au for more information.

ABORIGINAL ART EXHIBITION AT 73 NORTHBOURNE

Small collection of six aboriginal artworks, located in the ground floor lobby of 73 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra. Exhibit curated and supplied by Heidi Castro of Art Index, and includes pieces designed by prominent artists including

Minnie Pwerle
Judy Watson Napangardi
Lilly Kelly Napangardi
Gloria Petyarre

This exhibition will rotate every 6-12 months.

Happening now until December from 9 am until 5 pm at 73 Northbourne.

See 73northbourne.com for more information.

Painting on Country

Five senior artists from Tjungu Palya art centre in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in South Australia have reinvigorated their ancestors’ practice of painting directly onto the land. Their work, captured in a series of large-format photographs, is both timeless and transient, bridging the ancient and the contemporary.

Exhibition on show at the National Museum of Australia until 30 September 2019. Free entry.

More information at nma.gov.au.

onetoeight: Australia’s first prime ministers

Visually arresting, humorous and thoughtful, Canberra-based artist Alison Alder reinterprets and reinvigorates portraits of the first eight prime ministers in onetoeight, a contemporary art exhibition. Developed from Alder’s fellowship with the Australian Prime Ministers Centre and motivated by the early period of our nation’s democracy, onetoeight brings these important historical figures a little bit closer to us.

Inspired by a picture of Stanley Bruce’s cabinet where they were all wearing a lapel badge, Alder presents each prime minister wearing at least one badge to reference a key aspect of their time in office. Neither explicitly positive or negative, we are left to form our own opinion.

Through the portraits, intense patterned wallpaper honouring the prime minister’s wives and a Term-O-Meter animation tracking the changing political hues of individuals and governments, Alder gives us a sense of our nation’s history that is lively, dynamic and parallels the present day.

Showing at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Find out more at moadoph.gov.au.

A Tale of Two Villages

A Tale of Two Villages tells the story of the Hall-Ginninderra district from Aboriginal times, through the early pioneer farming settlement at Palmerville and then Ginninderra, to the establishment of the village of Hall from 1881.

Showing at Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre, Victoria Street, Hall each Thursday 9 am-12 pm and Sunday 12 pm-4 pm.

Find out more at museum.hall.act.au.

ACTIVISM: FORCES FOR CHANGE IN CANBERRA

Canberra has a special relationship with activism as it is not only the location of protest on local issues but is also a site of national and international protest as the national capital.

This exhibition is about activism in many forms that has taken place in Canberra over the last century. It includes the well-known stories of the fight for women’s rights, for marriage equality and the establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, but also stories of quiet activism; the creation of services for marginalised groups, artist’s collectives and the protest of presence. No matter whether it’s big and dramatic, or quiet and slow, these are stories of people working for change in the Canberra community.

Happening until Saturday 2 November from 10 am – 5 pm at the Canberra Museum and Gallery.

See Canberra Museum and Gallery for more information.

Magna Carta—An Australian Story

Magna Carta is 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.

The Magna Carta: An Australian Story exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy takes you on a journey through the history of the Magna Carta. You will discover the spirit and legacy of the Magna Carta and learn the significance it plays in Australia’s democratic history.

Happening until Monday 3 February 2020 daily at Museum of Australian Democracy.

See moadoph.gov.au for more information.

DRESSUP: CHANGE THE WORLD

Discover the incredible journeys of some of the world’s most inspiring people, taking the time to walk in their shoes in DressUP: Change the World.

Connect with the lives of historical and contemporary figures, including Frida Kahlo, Adam Goodes, Beyoncé, and many others, by dressing up in their most iconic outfits.

Immerse yourself in their stories of triumph as they go from ordinary people to visionary leaders who have made a difference in the world. Listen to their stories and learn about the challenges they overcame to leave their mark.

Visitors can also tell their own story in our new Zine Lounge. Whether you prefer writing or sketching, the Zine Lounge lets you carve out a space for your voice to be heard.

This engaging exhibition space provides a bold and quirky environment that will inspire young people and asks them “How will you change the world?”

Happening until 31 December at the Museum of Australian Democracy Old Parliament House.

See the website for more information.

BEHIND THE LINES 2018

Venture down the rabbit-hole for Behind the Lines: The Year’s Best Political Cartoons 2018, with this year’s theme Curiouser and Curiouser inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Kids of all ages can visit the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland at MoAD for dress ups, games and adventures.

Step through the Looking Glass and dress up as the colourful and curious characters of Wonderland including Alice, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat or the Mad Hatter.

There is also a wall of crazy mirrors that will stretch or shrink you and games with a special Wonderland twist that will delight the whole family.

Older kids can go on a cartooning trail through the exhibition, following clues and learning about the art of political cartooning.

While the children are entertained in Wonderland, parents can grin, smirk and grimace at the cartoons that explore the unexpected twists and turns of politics in 2018.

For more information visit moadoph.gov.au/family. 

DEMOCRACY. ARE YOU IN? 

Your voice, your hands and even your feet have the power to be heard. Our freedoms and our way of life have been built on the foundation of democracy. This living system is sustained through the participation of each and all of us. Democracy is sustained by you.

Australian democracy is a work in progress. Curiously, at a time of stability and unparalleled economic growth, confidence in our political and social institutions is at its lowest point in decades. But giving up on them is not the answer. Our democracy needs us. Are you in?

Open daily at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Find out more at moadoph.gov.au.

PLAYUP 

Discover PlayUP – The Right to Have an Opinion and Be Heard, where kids can explore the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child in a playful way. Adults can even join in the fun too!

From listening pods and a roleplay Kindness Café to a fuzzy felt wall and craft activities, PlayUP has a range of exciting and immersive experiences that flip the traditional idea of museums completely on its head.

See the website for more information. Free after museum admission. Open from 9 am to 5 pm daily at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Cost: Free.

NGA TALKS AND WORKSHOPS  

Talks and workshops cater for a range of different age groups.

For full details visit the NGA website.

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