MonthNovember 2019

Australian Haydn Ensemble – Midori & Mozart

Thursday 21 November 2019 at 7pm
Albert Hall, Yarralumla

One of Europe’s leading virtuosos, daring Bavarian-Japanese violinist, Midori Seiler, makes her Australian debut, performing a concerto double-bill and leading the Australian Haydn Ensemble in a program of mercurial Mozart and Haydn.

Richard spoke to Skye McIntosh about the concert

Long-term concertmaster of Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and Anima Eterna Brugge, Midori makes her Australian debut with the AHE as guest director and soloist in this dazzling season finale of Mozart and Haydn symphonies and concerti.


  • Mozart Symphony No. 33 in B flat major K. 319
  • Mozart Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major K. 211
  • Haydn Symphony No. 80 in D minor
  • Haydn Violin Concerto in C major Hob VII:a1


Pamela Cook – Cross My Heart

Wildwords Publishing (independent), 2019

Known for her rural romance fiction, with this fifth novel, Cross My Heart,  Pamela Cook moves into new territory. Not only is the subject matter different, the book is also independently published.

The story explores the inter-generational consequences of child sexual abuse. Two promises made in adolescence and young womanhood drive the plot – one to keep a terrible secret and the other to take on the foster-mothering of her friend’s child should the need arise.

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Shiny Bum Singers – Rampant Bureaucracy

Sunday 17 November 2019 at 2pm
The Artists Shed, 88 Wollongong Street Fyshwick
Tickets $20 including refreshments

This musical is a fictional story about an important time for MP ‘Wally Doodle’ in the leadup to a Federal election.

Shiny Bums Donna O’Brien and Frankie Seymour preview Rampant Bureaucracy

Wally wonders what he could offer older Australians which would help him win.

Sensitive areas are probed including cut backs, politicisation and whistle blowing!

Tickets at Eventbrite at or at the door if not sold out.

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Open Garden weekend at Terroux

16 and 17 November 10am to 4pm
88 Rochford Road Hall (off Wallaroo Road)

Barbara Baikie and Peter Fletcher invite you to be part of the ever-evolving story of their gardens at Terroux. Take time to stroll around the established and new plantings – the newly planted blossom trees in the developing Japanese garden, rose beds, dedicated and memorial gardens.

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Terroux – Rufus//Sheridan performance and CD launch

Fundraising Spring Soirée
17 November 2019 4pm to 6pm
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Local jazz duo Rufus//Sheridan will launch the hardcopy of their CD Documentation during this year’s spring soirée at the beautiful rural property of Terroux near Hall. The album has been described by Smiths Alternative Canberra as an ‘ intimate exploration through the worlds of traditional and modern jazz, paying homage to the greats while exploring the harmonic freedom of modern jazz.’

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Andrew Fuller – Your best life at any age

How to acknowledge your past, revive your present & realise your future
bad apple press 2019
Andrew Fuller is a Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Learning and Educational Development at the University of Melbourne.

Andrew Fuller’s sympathetic invitation to reflect on our lives and the choices available to us is an absorbing read. After all we are all interested in our ‘selves’, and rightly so, because how else can we expect to make the most of the gift of our lives?

 The book is divided into age groups – the stages of life we pass through if we are fortunate   – and we are advised to perhaps first read our own age bracket and then the ones either side of it – we can see what 500,000 other people have experienced and how we fit into that wealth of life stories. We can also see what we were doing in comparison with others at certain times of life.

Barbie talks to Andrew Fuller about Your Best Life at Any Age
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Innovative painting and dancing with Parkinson’s combined classes

Belconnen Arts Centre
Tuesdays 12 and 19 November 2019
From 2.15pm, all welcome

People with Parkinson’s, their family and carers are invited to attend an exciting and innovative ‘come and try’ session on either or both dates, incorporating dance and painting.

John Pratt and Philip Piggin at the first combined painting and dance classes for Parkinsons at Belconnen Arts Centre
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Skride Piano Quartet – Musica Viva

Llewellyn Hall, ANU, Canberra
Thursday 14 November 2109 at 7pm
Touring nationally until 19 November 2019

The Skride Piano Quartet is a new classical quartet of four leading European soloists. Sisters, soloists and regular duo partners, Baiba and Lauma Skride are joined by two of their favourite chamber music colleagues, Lise Berthaud and Julian Steckel.

Barbie speaks with Musica Viva’s Christina Cook about the Skride Piano Quartet
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