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Category: Arts

Spanish Film Festival Opening Night

by The Editor

Spanish Film Festival Poster

Well, the gang at Palace Electric certainly aren’t the kind to let the dust settle.  So far this year we’ve had Italian and German film festivals, as well as an extended season of vintage films running each Sunday  (Stay tuned for more the next free ticket comp soon).  Tonight though, New Acton hosts the opening night of the Spanish film Festival.

Muy bien, hombres!

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Worldwide Knitting in Public Day: it’s a thing!

by The Editor

Knitting – it takes many forms. Nanna knitting, Street knitting. Manly knitting. Knitting. Is there nowhere the clickety-clack of busy needles can’t be heard? Certainly not this weekend.

WKIP Leader Astrid Salling

WKIP Leader Astrid Salling

It’s getting colder in Canberra. We’ve all felt it recently as the temperature dropped and the mornings greeted us with a brisk frost. It’s the perfect time to grab a pair of Number 10s and head out on Saturday for a curious worldwide event.

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Card Lust. Just in Time for Mother’s Day

by The Editor

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Whoops! As of today it is almost definitely probably too late to post a Mother’s Day card. Sure, you could chance your arm at Australia Post delivering your envelope among the torrent of packages coming through from ASOS, but you wouldn’t want to risk it , would you?

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The Weekend Cometh: 5-7 April 2013

by The Editor

happy-weekend

Here we go, beautiful readers. It’s time to launch ourselves headlong into the last two evenings of daylight savings. Before you know it we’ll be reaching into the back of the cupboard for gloves, scarves and hats. It’s time though for one last hurrah: let’s see what’s on offer around the Nation’s capital.

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Running Down the Rabbit Hole: You Are Here Festival 2013

by The Editor

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So, you know how sometimes when maybe you’ve had too much coffee or perhaps you’ve just not had enough sleep and you find yourself rambling on with no end in sight and you just keep talking without drawing a breath because maybe you’ve just been through an incredibly stimulating and exciting experience that you want to tell everyone about but you can feel your lungs running out of air but you still want to push on…?

Well, that’s how we felt after reading through the programme for You Are Here 2013.

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Reason 2 to #LikeCanberra – The Arts

by The Editor

Number 2

Over the last 98 days we have been developing a list of things we like about our little town. The philosophy is simple – it’s those moments of clarity when, doing something routine, you suddenly gain an awareness and an appreciation of your surrounds. We’ve attempted to refrain from commercial enterprises and individuals; rather, the list was intended as a loose examination of the elements that give our city its character.

Now, it’s time for Number 2.

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A Public Puzzler – Cryptic Clues at Questacon

by The Editor

questacon

Sometimes it;s amazing what pops up in our mailbox.  More interesting is the sheer amount of interesting ideas that permeate through our rather sophisticated little city. Yesterday we were surprised to learn about a public piece of code that is set to pose a problem for amateur code beakers across the country.

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Enlighten Festival 2013

by The Editor

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February is a tricky month – January has whizzed by in a heady mix of barbeques and public holidays.  Suddenly, it’s February and, once you’ve finally got a handle on the year to come, you look at the calendar and think ERMAGHERD!!! I haven’t bought tickets to ENLIGHTEN!!!

For shame!

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The Weekend Cometh

by The Editor

Gotta get down!

Well, that’s Valentine’s Day done and dusted. Whether you frolicked with a ‘friend’ or celebrated your solo sensationalism, we hope you had an indulgent evening. With that all behind us, it’s Friday. So, let’s check out a few of the goings-on for the sixth weekend of Canberra’s centenary.

TFIF, indeed!

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Ca va? Kava? It’s the National Multicultural Festival!

by The Editor

Multicultural Festival Logo

Fittingly, there is a lot of excitement around town for the Centenary of Canberra on 12 March.  That’s all well and good, but every Canberran who has been here at least 12 months knows that the greatest time in the nation’s capital is today, tomorrow and Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »