The Canberran

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

Category: Arts

Design Canberra – The subtle propaganda that makes our city great.

by The Editor

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At The Canberran we celebrate great design. We love the new Vibe hotel at the airport, and the gorgeous sweep of the Bowen Place Underpass. But sometimes we meander through life aimlessly, almost unconsciously … without even thinking about how our world is so enriched by others. So who are these people?

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How’s the Serenity? Checking out Muse Canberra

by The Editor

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While we really can’t imagine Darrel Kerrigan sitting back with a copy of Greg Sheridan’s biography, Muse Canberra may just be the bookstore-cum-restaurant that we’ve been looking for.

So, what is it?

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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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The Rolling Stones in Canberra

by The Editor

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So, OutInCanberra has started a petition to get The Rolling Stones to play in Canberra. Complete madness or a stoke of genius?

It could go either way, to be honest!

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Fashfest Night Three – Review

by The Editor

FashFest Logo Well, here we are at Night Three, and Fashfest is well and truly in full swing. Such a shame then that this is also the penultimate nights, as we prepare for Saturday’s grand finale.  Once again, Top Notch was in attendance with a open and and eye as sharp as her sewing needle.  Let’s have a look at what the third night had in store for local fashion fanatics. Read the rest of this entry »

Peaking on Adventure Gear

by The Editor

Mont-1-BWMont. ‘Mountain’ in French. Correct?

Not necessarily so.

In our darling capital it’s short for Andrew ‘Monty’ Montgomery, who started an adventure gear label 33 years ago that remains fiercely independent in a world where bigger operations gobble up smaller ones, and that’s just for entree.

Mont Adventure Equipment is homegrown. Yes homegrown. Today it runs a national operation and has international fans too.

This year, for the second time, Mont will be on the catwalk at Fashfest. You’ve got to be kidding? What does adventure gear have to do with fashion? And a red-carpet fashion event at that?

Keep reading.

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Settling in at Parlour Bar

by The Editor

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It seems all the action is occurring over on the western side of Canberra City. With the recent arrival of Molly and QT Hotel, as well as the completion last year of the last bits and pieces of NewActon, there’s a lot going on once you cross Northbourne Avenue.

We decided to spend an evening at one of NewActon’s newest (and oldest) venues – Parlour Wine Room. You may have been there during the three years it was open prior to the tragic fire that started in Flint Restaurant and took Parlour with it, however, rest assured the new Parlour Wine Room is something far beyond what previously existed.

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Frieda Rome – Online Store Launch

by The Editor

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It’s been a big year for Canberra fashion.  After Fashfest did so well to spread the word of local designers, a slew of collections have appeared in-store and online, and more!

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A Couple of Canberrans on the World Stage

by The Editor

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Over the last 24 hours we’ve caught sight of a couple of Canberrans who are making waves in Europe and China. In our Centenary year, where we look inwards to celebrate the best of our city, let’s have a look at a couple of people who are spreading the word far and wide.

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Farewell Foreshore… for sure?

by The Editor

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Over the last couple of weeks, word was circulating that perhaps we’d seen the last of Foreshore. Surely Canberra’s favourite festival had a secure future thanks to a dedicated crowd that had repaid the dedication shown by the event’s organisers? Yesterday, perhaps the first nail in the coffin was delivered.

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