Take 3: What to eat and drink at the Canberra Fair!
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Many major cultural events are still on pause for 2021, but the events industry itself, which has been smashed hard by shutdowns, is rallying this weekend with an inspirational showcase at the Canberra Fair. On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 February at Thoroughbred Park, the Canberra Fair will be highlighting new ideas and concepts, from Canberra and the surrounding regions'...
Balloon Spectacular puts Canberra’s hot air to good use
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In a city that regularly imports hot air, the annual Balloon Spectacular is a welcome chance to put it to good use and see the city differently. While numbers will be limited to 15 balloons carrying two or three people this year due to the pandemic, a colourful array of balloons from all over the country will still take flight from...
How are we going to celebrate Australia Day in Canberra?
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There are more things to do this Australia Day than you can poke a stick at, from a socially acceptable distance, of course. Labelled The Great Aussie Picnic by organisers, this Australia Day will be a buzz of free entertainment hubs and one huge ticketed concert featuring live performances from Australian icons Lee Kernaghan, James Reyne and Daryl Braithwaite. The...
The fireworks are cancelled, but there’s still a lot you can do on NYE
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Canberra's iconic New Year's Eve fireworks have been cancelled for the second year in a row because of disasters, but this year Canberrans will be able to welcome in the new year across three nights in the city. New Year’s Eve across the City will create a celebratory atmosphere at a number of popular locations for three nights between 29...
A Lego Christmas wonderland is coming to Canberra
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A love of Lego, a desire to give back to the charity that supported their mother, and happy memories of looking at Christmas lights with their own families led sisters Simone and Melissah Dawson to start a very special Christmas tradition of their own. Since 2015, the pair have been putting on a Christmas Lego display to raise funds for...
See the best Christmas light displays – all 92 of them – in Canberra
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Canberra is looking particularly bright this year. And while we can't guide Santa on his sleigh, we can guide you around the best Christmas light displays - all 92 of them - with our interactive map below. If you missed our story on where to see Santa in Canberra, you can read it here. Do you have the biggest Santa or...
‘With One Voice’ choir set to make a noise in Gungahlin
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Launching early 2021 at Common Ground, Gungahlin, 'With One Voice' is a choir with a difference - and not just because everybody is encouraged to get involved no matter their singing ability. As communities begin to regather in the wake of the last few months of isolation, choir conductor Rodney Clancy says the choir's mission of socialisation and engagement has...
Camptosaurus aphanoecetes is waiting for you at the National Dinosaur Museum
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There’s a large Camptosaurus aphanoecetes just inside the door of the National Dinosaur Museum. The information plaque tells me it is from the Jurassic period, which occurred around 199.6 million to 145.5 million years ago. It's a species of ornithopod dinosaur which was found in the ‘Morrison Formation’ in North America. It's also unforgettable. Entering the museum’s upstairs display areas, pterosaurs greet...
RISE with Canberra’s best events and artists as we move towards recovery
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We've needed all our resilience and strength to get through the bushfires and the pandemic. And now it's time to RISE together in Canberra, to recover and grow. The RISE Canberra Calendar was launched on 26 May and has already attracted a substantial following: it's an aggregation of all the events and ideas that you can safely enjoy here in...
Dramatic Productions, Heathers wins CAT awards
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In 2018 Gungahlin theatre production company Dramatic Productions performed Heathers the musical at Gungahlin Theatre. Heathers is a rock musical based on the 1988 cult film Heathers staring Winona Ryder. Whilst being light-hearted with humours characters and fun songs the show does open conversations about dark issues including bullying, teen suicide and violence in schools. This was the 4th show...
Sherlock Holmes is on the case at Gungahlin Theatre!
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This week Gungahlin theatre company Dramatic Productions revealed the poster art for their upcoming production of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. This is the first play to be produced by Dramatic Productions and it's already looking fantastic! This hilarious adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes classic - Hound of the Baskervilles, is brilliant in its writing and marvelous in its delivery....
Dramatic Productions announce cast for Heathers!
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Dramatic Productions a local Gungahlin theatre company has this week announced the cast for the next production Heathers to be held at the Gungahlin Theatre in October 2018. Heathers is a rock musical based on the 1988 cult film Heathers staring Winona Ryder. Whilst being light-hearted with humours characters and fun songs the show does open conversations about dark issues...
Dramatic Productions Sweeney Todd receives award nominiations
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Photo by Janelle McMenamin Earlier this year local theatre company Dramatic Productions held a production of Sweeney Tood, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - A Musical Thriller at Gungahlin College. This was the third production in as many years held in Gungahlin by Dramatic Productions. Earlier productions were Into The Woods and Catch Me If You Can - The...
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