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GODDESS: A Celebration of the Divine Feminine in Us All

Published: Monday, 20 May 2019

A night of dance, song, performance, beauty, burlesque, variety, ballet, original music, comedy, drag, diversity, inclusion, art and visibility. What is your concept of a Goddess? This show seeks to challenge the perception of what makes a Goddess through the medium of performance. A highly entertaining show that seeks to showcase the talents of humans […]

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Tracks and Traces

Published: Thursday, 16 May 2019

Luminescence Chamber Singers presents a selection of old and new music for treble voices, including Brett Dean’s rarely performed work, Tracks and Traces. Click Here for more info and tickets

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Quartet Masterclass with Quatuor Voce and Penny Quartet

Published: Monday, 29 April 2019

The musical meeting of two established quartets, each with their own perspective, and each with a story to share. French visiting quartet Quatuor Voce and young Australian quartet, Penny quartet, host an interactive musical display at Ainslie Arts Centre. Experience the encounter of two cultures in this free, public masterclass.  

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Mulgara presents No Front Fences 2019

Published: Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Mulgara’s heart-stopping, rock-shocking, head-bobbin, backyard-quaking, capital-shaking, history-making weekender returns to the A.C.T in 2019. With a handpicked lineup of some of the country’s most exciting bands hurtling into musical fusion with Canberra’s warm creative community, one of Canberra’s biggest DIY events is back and brimming as ever. Playing on Sunday of No Front Fences are: […]

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Canberra International Music Festival 2019

Published: Thursday, 13 December 2018

No need to go to Leipzig. The music of J.S. Bach is alive in Australia’s cool little capital. The essential and the unexpected collide in glorious counterpoint, with artists from around the world amongst Canberra’s natural and cultural treasures. With a host of concerts and events from breakfast to bedtime, the 2019 Festival shows Bach – and […]

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Activities and Games at SUMMER REVEL

Published: Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Renounce your high-brow artistic leanings for a moment and revel in games, activities and play! Bring the kids. Activities Tunnel Book Making with Caren Florance Ten Seconds or Less, Films for Everyone – make your own 16mm scratch film with Louise Curham Come and Sing with Tobias Cole presented by Music for Canberra Drawing Workshop […]

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Music and Performances at SUMMER REVEL


Sit back and let the sounds of the Canberra summer wash over you, with musical performances curated by Mulgara DIY. Prepare to be surprised by pop-up performances from community organisations and roving entertainers. Music: curated by Mulgara Jamie Leone Buddy Dingo Hamish Hastings Cathy Diver The Burley Griffin Performances ‘The Shy Little Star Who Was […]

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Published: Thursday, 1 November 2018

Revel in art, music, local food, performance and… SUMMER! SUMMER REVEL is Canberra’s free family festival featuring food and craft market stalls, open artists studios, dance, poetry, garden games, interactive art, and the sound of summer, supplied by local bands, DJs and community music groups. You can download a schedule for the day and map […]

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Sharon Shannon Band + Susan O’Neill – (SON)

Published: Thursday, 25 October 2018

Sharon Shannon Multi award-winning accordionist Sharon Shannon has a legendary reputation. She is famous for bringing together a wide variety of musical genres, allowing her to weave her own unique style into the fields of African, Country, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Blues, Jazz, Dance and Classical. Sharon is one of Ireland’s best-known musicians, a former member of […]

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Darren Hanlon Christmas Show


Darren Hanlon returns to Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres for his annual xmas show. It’s business as usual: an intimate and informal solo performance, drawing on songs from his entire catalogue with new songs to share as well. Each night features a surprise musical guest for a duet or two! In support this year is […]

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