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Shortis and Simpson

Second Show! Shortis and Simpson

Published: Friday, 7 February 2020

To mark 25 years of Shortis and Simpson satire and 25 years of Cobargo Folk Festival, join us for a night of Cabaret as we fundraise for the Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund. John Shortis and Moya Simpson make music about Australian life both past and present. Producers, writers and performers, this duo always delivers […]

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Glamorous woman sings on stage accompanied by a guitarist.

Shortis and Simpson: Silver Heads and Golden Leaders (SOLD OUT)

Published: Thursday, 30 January 2020

To mark 25 years of Shortis and Simpson satire and 25 years of Cobargo Folk Festival, join us for a night of Cabaret as we fundraise for the Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund. John Shortis and Moya Simpson make music about Australian life both past and present. Producers, writers and performers, this duo always delivers […]

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LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club

Published: Thursday, 31 October 2019

LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club is coming to Canberra! The fabulous Bec Reid and Tristan Meecham from Melbourne based arts company  All the Queens Men will be hosting their famous LGBTI Elders Dance Club, from 2-4pm on Saturday 23 November 2019 at Gorman Main Hall, Ralph Wilson Theatre, 55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon. This is a chance […]

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Fanny Lumsden Country Halls Tour

Published: Monday, 14 October 2019

WELCOME to the COUNTRY HALLS TOUR! We have been putting on shows in Halls throughout regional, remote (and the odd urban) Australia for the past 7 years. The Country Halls Tour was kicked off in 2012 raising money for BLAZEAID as they helped Riverina communities rebuild after some floods. Its since visited halls all over […]

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Sound Escape: Drumming Workshop for Mental Wellbeing

Published: Thursday, 3 October 2019

This October, Music For Canberra are celebrating positive mental health with Sound Escape, a drumming workshop for mental wellbeing. This workshop brings hand drumming and percussion techniques from across different cultures, focusing on using drumming to alleviate stress, generate energy, promote creativity and meet new people. Through games and activities, participants will learn basic drumming, […]

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DESIGN Canberra: Open Studios

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Come and discover the magic of creativity at Gorman Arts Centre as we open the doors to the artist’s studios as part of the DESIGN Canberra Festival. This is a chance to peek inside 13 working studios, from violin making and glass works to digital artworks and contemporary performance – this is a world waiting […]

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Memory, Healing and the Arts in the Griffins’ Vision

Published: Friday, 20 September 2019

Did you know that the site of the Australian War Memorial was designated for an arts centre in Walter Burley Griffin’s original design of Canberra? Part talk, part performance, AWM artist-in-residence Chris Latham will unpack the fascinating design principles and symbology behind the geometric design of Canberra, and how that has impacted the placement our […]

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Sandy Evans Trio with Bobby Singh

Published: Monday, 16 September 2019

Indian-Jazz trio bring inspired and soulful exchanges to Ainslie Arts Centre.

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MusicACT

Published: Monday, 22 July 2019

MusicACT supports all aspects of the ACT music industry.

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Suono Italiano 2019

Published: Thursday, 4 July 2019

The Italian Cultural Institute, the Italian Embassy and Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres are pleased to present Suono Italiano in 2019, as part of an ongoing partnership of presentation. This unique Italian duo, consisting of internationally renowned harmonica player Gianluca Littera and pianist Fabio Gorlier, have been collaborating for many years playing original compositions as […]

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