MAKING AS MEDITATION: PATTERNS FROM PLANTS I
Making can be a vehicle for mediation and self-connection. Artist Sally Blake will guide this meditative workshop where you will learn how to make repetitive patterns using pressed plant matter collected from around Canberra. To further shift our consciousness, artist Dylan Martorell has created an original sound work using sound recordings from the Australian Botanical Gardens specially for this workshop. This ambient soundtrack will be played as we make.
New digital technologies and the networked 24/7 globalised labour market has increased productivity and have liberated us from office gulags, but these innovations also have side effects. How do we wind down? How do we switch off? If we are working more and sleeping less, how can we find down time to clear out our brains and create new synaptic connections? The ‘Making as Mediation’ Fix and Make series explores making a real deal form of meditation designed to increase creativity and well-being.
Hotel Hotel’s ‘Making Do’ Fix and Make series looks at alternative ways of making and repairing objects and is designed to encourage us to consider the objects that already surround us in new ways.
Happening Saturday 17 June from 10-11.30am at Hotel Hotel, Edinburgh Avenue, NewActon.
Tickets are available for $45 from Eventbrite
WINTER GLASS MARKET
The Winter Glass Market is a free full day celebration of glass and glass-making, revealing the power of glass and light.
At the market you will have the opportunity to shop from the Winter Glass Market stalls, watch demonstrations in glassblowing and flameworking, bid on glass art and memorabilia in a silent auction, create glass beads, view exhibitions, buy your own limited edition handblown beer stein and so much more.
Happening Saturday 17 June from 12pm-8pm at the Canberra Glassworks, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.
WELLBEING MASTERCLASS WITH TIM ROBARDS
Tim Robards first stepped into the spotlight when he took on the role of Australia’s first ever The Bachelor. But before and after The Bachelor, Tim’s career as a chiropractor and personal trainer combined with his passion for fitness and wellbeing led him to found The Robards Method – an innovative philosophy that focuses on simplifying our approach to health and fitness, and a mentoring program that helps others discover all round better health and thriving in their environment!
Hosting an exclusive wellbeing masterclass in-centre, Tim will be sharing his philosophy, expertise and top tips for mastering the basics of exercise, nutrition and diet. You’ll walk away with a greater understanding, knowledge and inspiration to help you achieve your wellbeing goals.
Happening Saturday 17 June from 11am-12.30pm at Canberra Centre. Tickets are $24.50 can be purchased online from Eventbrite.
In 1881, the men and women of Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve had a simple and revolutionary goal: to continue the brilliant experiment in self-determination they had pioneered on the scrap of country left to them. But the law said they needed permission. They went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board at a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry to be allowed to continue.
Corranderrk recreates compelling history on stage. It revives the voices of all those, black and white, who fought for a better pact between the country’s oldest and newest inhabitants. This special production pays tribute to the resilience and adaptability of a people who rose to the challenge despite the odds.
Coranderrk is a collaboration between leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, researchers, education experts and community members. The production aims to encourage a shared understanding of the past between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
Performing at Canberra Theatre Centre Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 June. Tickets are available online from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
In a career spanning twenty- five years and at least as many recordings, Alone In Bad Company is Jeff Lang’s momentous new album which presents the most organic union of Lang’s talents and influences yet. Released through ABC Music on February 24th this year Alone In Bad Company is filled with exquisitely sung stories and melodies demonstrating that, Lang is nothing if not a lover of song.
Acoustic fingerpicking, slide guitar, electric lead, banjos, mandolins and blue-eyed soul singing drop into place like puzzle pieces in a portrait conceived and executed almost entirely by the artist. Steadfast cohorts Danny McKenna and Allison Ferrier deliver on cue and master writer Don Walker shares his peerless wit on two songs, including the pointedly titled ‘With You I Can Throw Away The Pills’, a bitter-sweet finale.
In the end, Alone In Bad Company presents one of our most inspired musicians – and songwriters – at the peak of his exceptional powers.
Happening Friday 16 June from 8pm at The Street Theatre, Childers Street, Civic
Purchase tickets and find more information here.
POP-UP BEAUTY BAR
Think of your shopping spree as a marathon, not a sprint. A well-earned break mid-session will help recharge the batteries and reignite your inspiration for uncovering a new season wardrobe or that missing piece from your style set.
For a select few Sunday nights over the coming months, Canberra Centre’s pop-up Beauty Bar is the pamper hangout you need. Come along to learn the latest beauty techniques and trends over a complimentary glass of bubbles and stay as long as your weary feet need.
Happening Sunday 18 June, 11am – 4pm at Level 1, Canberra Centre – near the Customer Service Desk. More information at canberracentre.com.au.
The Street is delighted to welcome back one of Australia’s great cult bands: The Necks.
The hard earned, almost telepathic rapport that Chris Abrahams (Piano) Lloyd Swanton (Bass) and Tony Buck (Drums) have developed over the past 30 years is truly one of the most compelling in live music.
Fresh from supporting Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds on their 2017 Summer tour, this concert will feature mesmerising pieces that slowly unravel and create instant deep grooves, the deceptive simplicity of their music throws forth new charms on each hearing.
Not entirely avant-garde, nor minimalist, nor Jazz the music of The Necks is unique in the world today.
The Necks are, simply, at the top of their game. To see them live is quite special indeed.
Happening Sunday 18 June from 6pm at The Street Theatre, Childers Street, Civic. Purchase tickets here.
HIGH TEA & THE INSPIRING
Fancy a glass of bubbles (or two), delish canapés, music and surprise entertainment amongst some of Canberra’s most interesting women? Join Dance Central for a Saturday of High Tea DC style! Featuring guest speakers Helen Roe & Angie Ford.
Helen Roe is a Marketer, Business Coach & Youth Advocate for Teen Girls and Author of GirlTribes. Angie Ford is a mindset coach, and preferred sparring partner of world-class athletes, business leaders and creative arts performers.
This High Tea event has been created to help kids street dance crew DKC fund their trip to Arizona USA to compete in Hip Hop International, August 2017.
Tickets can be purchased via Sticky Tickets.