The Canberran

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

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Exploring the Wide World – from Civic

by The Editor

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What’s that funny black pole with a strange white box on top doing in the Chess Pit in Garema Place?

You don’t even need to be close to find out!

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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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Spending Time with William, Kate and George

by The Editor

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Here we are… The Royals (note the capitals) are making their way through a tour of The Colonies. How wonderful it must be for the old guard to travel halfway around the world to marvel at the cultural melting pot so far away fro the dream imagined when first a flag was planted in Botany Bay? One must imagine we live in extraordinary times. Certainly Will’s Grandfather, old ‘Phil the Greek’, wouldn’t quite know what to make of it all.

So, what’s it like to spend time with the Head of State (and the one thereafter)?

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QT Hotel Lands in Canberra

by The Editor

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Certainly there was a lot of hype and speculation leading up to the official launch of QT Canberra. Could the old, modernist structure standing sentinel over Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin really receive a mega make-over in keeping with Australia’s most edgy hotel brand?

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Help from the Underground 2013 – Wrap up

by The Editor

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In a cold winter’s night in June last year, around 500 people shuffled in to a Southside carpark to check out a quickly thrown together event featuring local fashion designers showing off clothes from the Vinnies op-shop.

Huh? What?

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Help From the Underground

by The Editor

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If you thought FashFest was a publicity juggernaut, that ain’t nothing compared to what happens when charities get involved. With one more sleep until the big event – it’s all-systems-go for organisers Andrea and Clinton Hutchinson.
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Oi, Guv’nor! The Canberra Tweed Ride

by The Editor

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Canberra: The home of democracy and ground zero for MAMILs (Middle-Aged-Men-In-Lycra). It’s a sight that pollutes the most pleasant of cafes in the morning hours – however there is a more refined, better dressed and less crotch-bulgy alternative that takes to the city’s bike paths this weekend.

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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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Help from the Underground 2013

by The Editor

help-from-the-underground

In a cold winter’s night in June last year, around 500 people shuffled in to a Southside carpark to check out a quickly thrown together event featuring clothes from the Vinnies op-shop.

Huh? What?

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The Jim Murphy Bridge

by The Editor

Not shy of shooting from the hip, The Canberran was especially motivated to whip out a quick post this morning having seen the above tweet within our morning feed.

What the actual f…?

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