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A Woman’s Place is in the Assembly

Former members of the ACT Legislative Assembly, Annette Ellis (ALP), Giulia Jones (Canberra Liberals), and Caroline Le Couteur (The Greens), recently presented at the National Library of Australia about their experiences as women in politics. For Annette and Giulia who were both brought up in political households where politics was discussed “around the kitchen table”, going into politics may have seemed like a natural progression.  … Read more.

Emily Kam Kngwarray at NGA

Writing in The Canberra Times (Panorama supplement) recently, journalist, Ian Warden highlighted the importance of being exposed to the finest art of the finest artists’ works. He was commenting on his visit to Canberra’s National Gallery’s exhibition of the works of senior Anmatyerr woman, Emily Kam Kngwarray. He opined that viewing such art improves our character-building wonders.  … Read more.

The Thursday Murder Club

The sun may be up and the skies blue, but “murder is in the air” at Coopers Chase Retirement Village where a coterie of residents lend their help to police in solving crimes, the main protagonists being former intelligence officer with MI5, Elizabeth; one-time nurse, Joyce; former union official, Ron, and occasionally still-practising psychiatrist, Ibrahim.  … Read more.

Camp Hill Antiques

The Camp Hill Antique Centre & Tart Café, is a small family business offering an eclectic mix of wares from 70 dealers as well as a great café with fresh and inviting delicacies – under the one roof. It’s worth a visit when you’re visiting Brisbane. Located in Camp Hill’s former Planet Theatre roughly nine km from Brisbane’s CBD, the Centre has much to offer: browsing (and perhaps buying something), having some great coffee or tea (or a milkshake), or taking a trip down memory lane – in a friendly and peaceful atmosphere.  … Read more.

Upcoming events: MCH

In a talk entitled AUKUS – AN Expensive Folly? at Manning Clark House (11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest) on Sunday, 29 October at 3-5pm, the head of the International and Security Affairs program at the Australia Institute, Allan Behm, will discuss AUKUS. The discussion will centre on whether nuclear submarines and increased defence spending will deliver increased national security as well as considerations of Australia’s cultural and historical experiences that have shaped Australia’s security thinking.  … Read more.

A cosy, charming B&B: Brisbane

Located approximately 4 kms from Brisbane’s CBD, 99 Kirkland B&B has all that a Canberran in Brisbane could want: cosy, old-world charm, home comforts, the sophistication of modern hotels and very reasonable tariffs. Set in a heritage-listed Queenslander in Coorparoo (said to be an Aboriginal word describing the sound of wild doves that were common in the area), the B&B’s sparklingly clean rooms have comfortable beds, ensuites, tea and coffee-making facilities, a toaster and small refrigerator, reverse-cycle air-conditioning and Internet and Wifi access.  … Read more.

Craig Foster: MCH 2023 lecture

The 2023 Manning Clark lecture is to be delivered by Craig Foster co-Chair (with renowned Olympian, Nova Peris) of the Australian Republican Movement (ARM), at 6pm on 2 May at Manning Clark Hall, Kambri Cultural Precinct, ANU. As one of Australia’s most respected sportspeople and broadcaster, social justice advocate and human rights campaigner, in Australia’s Third Act: Reconciled, Independent, Truly Multicultural, Craig will focus on the meaning of contemporary Australian identity, social and cultural changes since the 20th century, lessons from the 1999 Referendum and advances in historical understanding leading to a powerful national movement of truth-telling and reconciliation.  … Read more.

Fair Game: Lessons from Sport

Renowned long-time sports broadcaster, and current patron of the Early Morning Centre for the homeless and disadvantaged in Canberra, and Ambassador for various other sport-related endeavours, Tim Gavel, will be in conversation with federal MP, Andrew Leigh, about Andrew’s latest essay: Fair Game: Lessons from Sport for a Fairer Society & A Stronger Economy.  … Read more.

Hanging By A Thread

The ACT Textile Arts Association Hanging by a Thread exhibition and bazaar will feature art and jewellery, bags, hats, wall hangings, paintings, sculptural forms and household items, and showcase the creative endeavours of these Canberra textile artists and hobbyists. With their specialities including dyeing, fabric manipulation, machine and hand embroidery, silk painting, stencil work, stamping, felting, beading and printing, the exhibition will be at Queanbeyan Art Society Gallery, 6 Trinculo Place, Queanbeyan, daily 10am-2pm, 9-22 September.  … Read more.

Exeter: fashion and food

The tiny NSW Southern Highlands village, Exeter, located in the Wingecarribee shire, is just two hours’ drive from Canberra, boasting an array of attractions. The village is also handy for anyone visiting the nearby towns of Bundanoon, Moss Vale, Robertson and Bowral. Exeter hosts the popular Exeter Village Market on the first Saturday of the month, where a vibrant mix of community producers and vendors sell many items, including art and craft, clothing, plants, jams and preserves, meat, a variety of foods, jewellery, knitwear, leathergoods and homewares.  … Read more.

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