The Canberran

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Tag: National Convention Centre

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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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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The Handmade Fashion & Food Market

by The Editor

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Oh, you Canberran’s – you’re a talented lot! When not curating catwalk-worthy outfits out of your home studios, you’re whipping up all manner of trinkets and artworks for sale in the always fabulous Handmade Store.

This weekend, it’s bigger and better for everyone as Canberra’s Kitchen Creators arrive en-masse for the bi-annual Handmade Fashion and Food Market – and it’s delicious!

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A Momentary Diversion – International Women’s Day

by The Editor

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Here at The Canberran we’re not much for politics. On the odd occasion we choose to engage in such weighty subjects it tends to be in more philosophical tones than angry ones, with positions developed through the assistance of premium libations.

However, today marks the commencement of activities proper for International Women’s Day which falls on Friday 8 March 2013. Rather than skip over Friday’s significance with further observations of first world problems in which we typically indulge, we thought it best to pause for a moment discuss what’s happening this week – and, more importantly, why.

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