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Canberra International Music Festival 2013. Photo by Peter Hislop.

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

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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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SUMMER REVEL

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

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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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SGT PEPPER’S – With Strings Attached!

Published: Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band as you’ve never heard it… An inspired homage to the Beatles’ iconic album infused with the beauty of French Impressionist composers like Debussy, Saint-Saens & Ravel, with a bit of circus and mayhem thrown in for good measure! This magical recreation of Sgt Pepper’s has been specially written for […]

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Artists Toolkit

Published: Friday, 21 September 2018

ACT artists! Do you… have an emerging practice and want to learn about applying for arts funding? have a new idea for work or a project and need to find what resources will help you get it underway? have little success in applying for grants and other opportunities, and want to understand why? feel as […]

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Sound Escape

Published: Thursday, 13 September 2018

Sound Escape is a drumming workshop for mental wellbeing. Introducing hand drumming and percussion techniques from across different cultures we will be focusing on using drumming to alleviate stress, generate energy, promote creativity and meet new people. Everyone is welcome.

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Ruth O’Brien – Invaluable – EP Launch

Published: Monday, 10 September 2018

Made over a 4-year period, “Invaluable” is Ruth O’Brien’s debut EP release. This 5-track EP touches on a wide range of topics including society’s obsession with social media and appearance in tracks like Invaluable & Land With No Mirrors to more sombre themes of grief, love and connection in Lullaby…My Twisted Dreams and Veil. The […]

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