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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. 16 THINGS NOT TO MISS ANZAC DAY AT THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL Visit the Australian War Memorial and attend the Dawn Service, National ANZAC Day […]

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Big weekend out at the 2018 Heritage Festival

You can see ancient fossils, discover our political history, learn about our built heritage, discover the age of steam and more at the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival this weekend. “Back for its second weekend, visitors can discover what makes our region unique at a range of talks, tours displays and interactive events,” says Festival […]

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The Weekend Edit

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this weekend! Every Monday for more than seven years, we’ve published This Week in The Can, our comprehensive guide to everything happening around the city this week – but sometimes it’s just too epic to get through! That’s why each Friday we publish our Weekend Edit… Here are the things you shouldn’t miss!  […]

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Decentralisation: one year on

Today marks a year since the Federal Government announced a policy of decentralising the public service out of Canberra. The rationale was a noble one of stimulating the regions: creating careers and confidence in those communities. But of course, decentralisation by its very nature is about moving jobs, not creating them. Underlying the policy were […]

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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. 11 THINGS NOT TO MISS I FEEL PRETTY – RED CARPET SCREENING In the new romantic comedy I Feel Pretty, Amy Schumer stars as Renee, who […]

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Socialising in the city

‘Socialising’ can mean many different things. Kicking up your heels or kicking a football. Catching a flick or a fish. Gathering to celebrate, commemorate or catch up for coffee. But socialising isn’t just about connecting with people. It’s about finding our place. A social city is also a prerequisite for a globally-competitive city in the […]

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20+ ideas for the autumn school holidays

As school bells ring for the last time this term, parents around Canberra scratch their heads, thinking of ways to entertain their kids over these next two weeks. We’ve gone ahead and gathered a list of activities that both you and the kids are guaranteed to love. Read on for some great ideas to keep […]

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The Weekend Edit

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this weekend! Every Monday for more than seven years, we’ve published This Week in The Can, our comprehensive guide to everything happening around the city this week – but sometimes it’s just too epic to get through! That’s why each Friday we publish our Weekend Edit… Here are the things you shouldn’t miss!  […]

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A new approach to Canberra’s approach?

“Although Canberra is now one of the largest cities in the nation,” Bill Bryson writes in his acclaimed book, Down Under, and while it is “one of the most important planned communities on earth, it remains Australia’s greatest obscurity”. “As national capitals go, it is still not an easy place to get to. It lies […]

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Get hooked on local fish at the Googong Fishing Fair

Dreaming of your next day by the water? This weekend, you won’t have to go far. On Saturday 14 April, celebrity TV angler Rob Paxevanos from Fishing Australia will host the second Googong Fishing Fair. Taking place in the centre of Googong township at Beltana Park, the Fishing Fair brings together all the aspects of […]

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