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Vinegar Tom

Published: Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Season 29 November – 3 December, 7.30pm 4 December, 6pm How do you lift the curse of a witch? Chase her cat from the shadows of your house. But when your cows start shaking, your husband won’t sleep with you, your wife’s baby turns blue? Find something to burn. Let it go up in smoke. […]

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Anthems and Angels: The Compassion Plays

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Zsuzsi Soboslay, a theatre-maker and community artist, will create a participatory theatre event on the theme of thresholds and transitions. Her work has involved several years of research on the refugee condition. Development time includes working with some of Canberra’s refugee community, and in a series of professional workshops, giving performing artists and musicians’ skills […]

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Wiggle Room

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Bodies occupy the length, breadth and height of the Ralph Wilson Theatre in search of a space to call their own. Walls, ceilings and binds of various kinds restrict their movement, but an obstacle to one is a step up to another. Can they talk their way out? Alison Plevey and Solco Acro will challenge […]

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The Salt Room

Published: Thursday, 1 September 2016

‘If I have to have a poem, then I prefer it to be multiple choice.’ BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, in partnership with Ainslie + Gorman, brings you the Salt Room, the national capital showcase of the finest territory, interstate and international writers and performers. MCed by Joel Barcham and Andrew Galan. Featuring performances from Miranda Lello, P.S Cottier, and […]

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Future Possible: beyond the screen

Published: Wednesday, 31 August 2016

In the 2nd edition of our Future Possible conversation series, we’ll be questioning the future of the screen, and what the place of the plastic or 3D arts will be as we move towards an increasingly digital, back-lit life. Our provocateur for this conversation is Mez Breeze, an award-winning creative who makes bespoke digital fiction, […]

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The BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! Canberra National Poetry Slam (Finals)

Published: Friday, 12 August 2016

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, in partnership with Ainslie + Gorman, brings you the Australian Poetry Slam National ACT Finals, featuring the winners from the ACT heats battling it out for the right to attend the final in Sydney as representative for the ACT. Feature acts will also perform including Tusiata Aiva, (Fijian Poet) THE BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! CANBERRA NATIONAL MASCOT, […]

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An evening of awesome with Canberra’s award-winning authors

Published: Thursday, 4 August 2016

Join Canberra’s award-winning authors for a night of readings and celebrations about being a writer in Canberra. In this special Canberra Writers Festival fringe event, ten of Canberra’s best writers have come together to showcase the talent we have inside our small, but passionate, territory. ACT Writers Centre are excited to announce the authors and […]

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Future Possible: re-directing design

Published: Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Embattled yet defiant, the creative sector is both under siege and eternally reaching out to new, unknown possibilities. How we work and what we create now could determine the possibilities for our future. Evading certainty, Future Possible is a series of lively conversations about the future(s) of creative practice. How can creative thinking help us […]

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Cloud Appreciation Day

Published: Monday, 20 June 2016

Expatriate Matthew Sheens has made impressive progress after moving to New York just a few years ago and winning a Downbeat Student Award in 2009. His debut album of originals, Every Eight Seconds, was widely acclaimed and this concert serves as a launch to his new album, Cloud Appreciation Day. Drawing on influences ranging from […]

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The Salt Room

Published: Thursday, 9 June 2016

‘If I have to have a poem, then I prefer it to be multiple choice.’ BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, in partnership with Ainslie + Gorman, brings you the Salt Room, the national capital showcase of the finest territory, interstate and international writers and performers. MCed by Joel Barcham and Andrew Galan. Featuring performances from Desireé Dallagiacomo (US), Zoya Patel […]

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