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Weekend Edit: What’s on in Canberra

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this weekend! Every Monday for more than five 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 15 things […]

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Birds from the bogs of northern Finland perform with the CSO

“When I conducted…that piece, I felt as if my grandfather had spotted me buying a porn magazine” – Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen on the work of Rautavaara. Finland – it’s a great place. Home of the sauna, Santa Claus, and so many watery bogs. It was also the home to Einojuhani Rautavaara, the leading Finnish composer […]

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Chicago: Hot jazz and bad broads

He had it coming, he had it coming He only had himself to blame If you’d have been there, if you’d have seen it I betcha you would have done the same – Cell Block Tango My theatre reviews have seen me time travelling around the early and mid 20th century of late. Ladies in […]

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Canberra Walk & Ride Week all set for take off

Need a push to get on your bike this week? Canberra’s first Walk and Ride Week has commenced, with a festival of events and activities being coordinated by the ACT Government’s Active Travel Office.  “During the week, Canberrans are being encouraged to walk, ride and catch public transport as often as possible for any journey,” […]

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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. 12 THINGS NOT TO MISS Ladies in Black The swankiest new home-grown musical since Priscilla was queen, Ladies in Black is a whirling, toe-tapping trip […]

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Weekend Edit: What’s on in Canberra

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this weekend! Every Monday for more than five 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 15 things […]

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Review: Hidden Figures

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history.  IMDb  I know this film has been showing for some time but all the major cinemas in […]

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Cold Light: Canberra, cumquats and communism

If you think 1950s Canberra was sterile and sexless, Cold Light at The Street Theatre might change your mind.  Based on Frank Moorhouse’s 2011 novel, the third and final in his Edith Trilogy, Cold Light is a reminder that the personal, political and place are all connected, particularly in Canberra. Gender politics, sexual politics and […]

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Share the love, share the dignity

“I asked myself, what would I do if I couldn’t afford pads and tampons? How would that make me feel? I thought I would want to disappear from the shame, embarrassment and fear. The solution was so simple.” ACT’s Share the Dignity Team Leader, Nikki Bensch reflects on how she felt when she first considered […]

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DVCS Blue and White Gala Ball

Gender, nationality, race, age, religion, disability, financial status. Domestic violence does not discriminate. For people subjected to domestic violence the Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) ACT provides invaluable support and assistance to ensure that there is always help available. “The current rate is one in four women will experience physical violence in her lifetime—and most […]

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