The Canberran

A snobby (though tongue-in-cheek) look at the finer sides of the National Capital. Got a tip? Email editor@thecanberran.com

In a word: bike

by obalint

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There is nothing quite like the feeling of freedom. It’s a most liberating state of being. Like when you finish your final uni exam (School’s out for summer!) or when you’re alone in the house and it dawns on you that, yes, yes you can walk around naked (booyah!) or, I imagine, when the children leave the nest and you can finally convert their rooms into a man cave or sewing room or meth lab…wait, what?

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The Final Night of Fashfest – Welcome The Engineer!

by The Editor

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If you can imagine a gathering that has taken place for many years, that has a sense of familiarity, belonging and yet everyone is in a place of expectancy and excitement for the unknown… Then you have accurately imagined the atmosphere that was present at the final night of Fashfest 2015.

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‘The Inventor’ Takes the Stage on Night 2 of Fashfest

by The Editor

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The National Convention Centre was running hot last night as the second series of Canberra collections took to the runway. Once again there was a wonderful variety of fashion on display – here is a quick rundown of what we saw and loved throughout the night.
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Fashfest Night 1 – Here Comes the Activist!

by The Editor

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Opening night for FashFest was always going to be big – especially with a move to the National Convention Centre. Canberra’s best dressed were excited by what the new venue, and they weren’t to be disappointed.

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Friday Afternoon Shout: Speed Limits

by The Editor

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Okay, it’s Friday afternoon, so time to get something off our chest with a good, old shouty-shout. Coincidentally, it’s something we’ve written about recently.

Yep. We’re back on roads. Strap yourself in.

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The Sweet, Sweet Sounds of FashFest

by The Editor

FashFest LogoThose who attended the inaugural year would have been amazed by the quality of the music from day one. We remember being particularly impressed by a lovely bunch of lads who took control of Night Two of Fashfest 2013, who are now very well-known across Australia: SAFIA.

This year will be no different. After two years in the very capable hands of Michael Liu, the Gentleman DJ himself, Ashley Feraude is stepping in as Musical Director, and is very excited about how the programme is shaping up for this year’s event. Naturally, we wondered what was in store…

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In a Word: Secrets

by obalint

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Canberra has secrets. I’d tell you what they are…but then I’d have to kill you. And I really don’t want to do that. Killing people is uncool. And it’s a hassle. Then you have to get The Wolf involved, and you don’t want to have to do that unless it’s absolutely necessary. Samuel L and Mr Travolta know all about that little dill-infused pickle.

Okay. You twisted my yellow-bellied, weak-willed arm. Come hither and I’ll tell you a few, and I won’t even kill you. Bonus!

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Furniture and Fashion. Who Is It?

by The Editor

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Design is life. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. From the look of our shoes to the shape of our vehicles, to the colour of our coffee cup… this subtle form of propaganda sends continuous signals about who we are and what we love.

Fashion and furnishings will come together this week at Who Is..? A new exhibition at DesignCraft featuring a unique collaboration between local fashion designers Corr Blimey, and the incredible work of Walter Knoll.

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Rant: Bunda Street Redevelopment

by The Editor

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Anyone who has been into the city during the last six months or so could not fail to notice the construction work at Bunda Street. What you may fail to notice is what the point of all this disruption is, given the result of the ongoing roadwork.

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In a Word: Child

by obalint

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Children are silly. But they are also awesome.

Bright sparkling eyes and minds teeming with curiosity, queries, possibilities. Boundless energy. Stockpiles of smiles. Incorrigible enthusiasm. Cheeky demands. Spurious spouts of “That’s not fair!” Worldly wondering. Quirky questioning…and pestering persistence. Bless.

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