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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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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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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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More than a Trifle of Truffle at Artisan

by The Editor

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Deep in to Canberra’s annual truffle season, it’s not all about digging around far-flung paddocks in the hope of retrieving a nugget of pungent deliciousness. Many of Canberra’s finer restaurants – including Sage, Italian and Sons and Grazing – are putting on a show of what the funky fungus can do for a dish.

In the spirit of adventure and service to our audience, we settled in at The Artisan for their 5-course Truffle Celebration with matching wines. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.

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The Canberra Truffle Festival

by The Editor

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Apparently truffles grow in France because the soil contains a lot of limestone, the summer gets up to around 35 degrees, they have sub-zero weather in the winter and there is very little rain. Sound familiar?

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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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Spanish Film Festival Opening Night

by The Editor

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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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FashFest – Tickets Now on Sale

by The Editor

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The 1st of March 2013 – the date (as promised) that FashFest tickets are released.

So, what’s the deal?

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

by The Editor

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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 »

The Weekend: The Canberra Wine Harvest Festival

by The Editor

If craft beer isn’t really your thing, and you’re more inclined to kick back with a well-rounded pinot than a pale ale, then perhaps the Canberra Wine Harvest Festival is more your scene.  Hell, we’re up for both!  Some of the region’s best wineries are throwing their doors open with a range of special events to mark the Festival.

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