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PANDSI Cake Off: Canberra came, they saw and they got cake!

Saturday 13 May laid witness to the Hyatt Hotel Ballroom filled with 72 Canberra themed cakes. ACTION buses, Mooseheads nightclub – complete with miniature figurines including someone who had overindulged, the Arboretum Pod Playground, Cockington Green, Telstra Tower, Summernats and Constable Kenny Koala were just a few of our local icons on display. PANDSI Cake […]

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Screenprinting workshop GR!C 2016 - photo by Mia Mala McDonald_feature

Girls Rock! Canberra this winter

Do you ever see something and think I wish that’d been around when I was young? As we get older it’s all too easy to look back to our younger selves and see what we needed at the time to steer us through the confusing minefield of adolescence and our teenage years. Maybe our talents […]

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Defying Empire at the NGA

Indigenous art is taking a stand at the National Gallery of Australia. Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum—which granted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the right to be counted in the Census and, therefore, counted as Australians, the exhibition Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial  begins on Friday. The exhibition presents works […]

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A rare look at early Japanese feminists

When you think of feminist images, you may conjure the grainy black-and-white photos of the suffragette movement in the late 19th Century, or perhaps the colour and movement of the 1970’s women’s liberation marches. But the National Library of Australia is opening a new exhibition on Wednesday 2 May which puts a new cultural perspective […]

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Hayley Jenson

This Week In The Can

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this week! HAVE AN EVENT YOU’D LIKE TO SEE LISTED IN THIS WEEK IN THE CAN? SUBMIT IT HERE BY COB WEDNESDAY PRIOR. NINE THINGS NOT TO MISS Hayley Jensen – Past Tense and Present Peace Album Launch Songbird Hayley Jensen has wowed millions of listeners and live […]

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Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp

Wanderlust is just down The Street

Wanderlust can be a powerful lure as the capital cools. Fortunately, Canberrans needn’t stray too far to melt the icicles – The Street Theatre is gearing up to another jam-packed itinerary of musical wanderings, to power you through the first days of calendar winter. June at The Street continues to push the boundaries of live […]

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Heart to Heart with David Campbell this Saturday night

Looking for some last-minute plans for Saturday night? We have the perfect suggestion that will get you dressed up, out of the house, entertained and all for a good cause to boot. This Saturday the Heart Foundation Gala Dinner is hoping to raise both money and awareness, all while making sure you have a great […]

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An ‘emotional wallop’: the CSO’s Australian Series

War has changed immeasurably during the last century, and whilst some of changes are easily observed (like the advances in technology for example) others are more discreet. The ways in which war is portrayed through art has undergone subtle yet significant changes; some of which will be heard and seen during the second performance of […]

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Enigma: In a flash it’s gone

In a flash it’s gone.  The dancer has moved from one form to the next. Capturing that movement in a still frame is the ultimate challenge for a photographer, as Canberra’s Lorna Sim well knows. Lorna’s new exhibition, Enigma, captures the free spirt of young contemporary dancer Eliza Sanders, who dances wherever the wind takes […]

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Out with old and in with the handmade

Rid yourself of those unloved winter woollies and brighten up with some of the most exquisite handmade products Canberra has to offer (while also perusing a dessert stall or two). The Winter Handmade Markets are back again for the ninth year running, and I promise you they aren’t anything as bleak as their season. Over […]

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