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Published: Thursday, 10 August 2017

Bruce Hall presents KILL ME, DEADLY by Bill Robens. Set in 1950s Hollywood, this parody of a film noir murder mystery is packed with romance, intrigue, and murder … and will keep you guessing until the very end.

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Poem every day

Published: Thursday, 20 July 2017

An immersive work of theatre responding to the poetry of Joshua Bell. Don’t hide your weirdness | Don’t hide that you like | Peanut butter and beetroot sandwiches | Felling sand in your socks | Popping ready pimples | Urinating from high places Don’t hide your weirdness | Don’t hide that you always | Sort […]

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This Poisoned Sea


CLIMATE. DANCE. POETRY. STEWARDSHIP. PHYSICAL THEATRE. This Poisoned Sea is performed by QL2 Dance’s renowned Quantum Leap contemporary youth dance company. Great contemporary dance, for all audiences. WITH MY CROSS-BOW, I SHOT THE ALBATROSS And so QL2 Dance’s Quantum Leap ensemble uses The Rime of the Ancient Mariner as a launchpad — do we have […]

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Published: Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Theatre for social change. Rebus runs theatre classes and produces creative projects.

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The Salt Room (July)

Published: Thursday, 15 June 2017

Brought to you by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres in partnership with BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, The Salt Room presents poetry in its many forms. Featuring national, international and Territory poets alongside performers from varied disciplines, this is a night that combines experiments, entireties and fractures. July’s edition of The Salt Room features writer and theatre-maker Emma Gibson, […]

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Lucy Sparkles drama class (ages 4-6)

Published: Friday, 28 April 2017

In this drama class, children aged 4-6 years old explore stories and themes through child-led activities, whole-body movement, imaginative play, poetry, song, masks and storytelling. For more information, visit Lucy Sparkles and Friends’ website. About the teacher: Ginny Sparkles is passionate about helping small children to express themselves creatively through the performing arts. She believes […]

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Noted 2017: Lithop – Bloodwords

Published: Wednesday, 12 April 2017

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! along with Noted brings you Bloodwords: the death of literature, a BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! Canberra National Event where literature goes head-to-head with literature in a violent bloodbath of words to decide the final victor of all time. Spoken word meets memoir meets non-fiction meets short fiction all in front of a celebrity team of judges in […]

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Noted 2017: Words & Bodies Open Studio


Words and Bodies is an interactive and collaborative exploration of dance and writing, in which Serena Chalker and Alison Plevey will provide live demonstrations of the exchange process between the two mediums. In an open studio format, Chalker and Plevey will lead writers and dancers alike through a combination of writing and movement exercises exploring response, […]

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Telling Myths Telling Lies by Shopfront Theatre

Published: Wednesday, 29 March 2017

A vibrant and playful exploration, a wax-lyrical improvisation, a discussion about Canberra mythology through the eyes of young people who live here. Performed by young and emerging artists as part talk-back radio and part live workshop, this semi-improvised performance goes haywire as both parties vie for control over the staging of the myth and its […]

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Every day I Get Closer to The Light From Which I Came

Published: Thursday, 23 March 2017

Take the time to come and get captured by light and sound inside an intimate black box. A carefully curated sound piece to go with a live, emotive lighting experience. Warning: Strobe and haze effects Artist: Nick McCorriston This event is presented as part of the You Are Here 2017. For the full festival program, […]

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