The Street Theatre Until October 2021 Live and online depending on COVID-19 restrictions
The Street Theatre’s Re-Storying: The Resilience Project is a six-module program, which was launched in July 2021 with the support of ACT Health. It is designed for artists from all practices and has attracted actors, writers, poets, visual artists and others wanting to counter the impact of the pandemic on their livelihoods.
Internal illustrations by Julie Stapleton Self-published, Australia, first edition 2016, second edition 2019, third edition 2020
Deanna Copeland is a Canberra-based visual artist and writer. Reluctant Pioneer, the first of her two novels, is inspired by stories told to her by her mother, who came to Australia from England with her husband in 1948.
It is however a work of fiction, an Australian rural romance set in the recent past during the 1940s and 1950s.
Montgomery Church Where the Quiet Can Hide album Performing at The Street, Canberra 11 February 2022 (COVID restrictions permitting)
Partners in music and life, Cielle Montgomery and James Church, are making the best of their inability to tour and travel because of COVID lockdowns.
They’d originally planned to travel to Nashville to record their new album. Instead, with remote help from a producer in Melbourne and collaborations with musicians from Braidwood, Melbourne, Newcastle and the the USA, they invested in recording equipment and used their stone hut in the Cooma area as a studio.
Allen & Unwin, Australia, 2021 Written by Katherine Kovacic based on Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries episode 1, written by Deb Cox
This novelisation of the TV series of the same name no doubt aims to broaden the following and woo audience for a project bound to be met with some resistance from traditional Phryne Fisher fans. And what a success this book is!
Contemporary crime write Katherine Kovacic brings all the required qualifications to this task and instantly engages us with the sixties era and character Peregrine Fisher, niece of the missing Phryne and heir to her not inconsiderable estate.
This happy picture book reminds us of the joy of simple childhood delights.
Told in the voice of a small boy, it recounts his day from wake up to nap time, observing the beauties of nature in his own backyard on a rainy day – the pond with its fish, droplets falling from a tree, puddles to splash in, the delightful sensation of mud between his toes, a conversation with a friendly frog, a rainbow, the colours of the plants in a sunshower.
I became an immediate fan of Tess Lunney’s work with her first novel April in Paris 1921 where we met heroine, glamorous spy Kiki Button. Tessa nails it again with this thrilling breathless sequel, a tale of espionage, power and politics in 1922 Paris.
As I sit down to write this, the ACT has just entered a seven-day COVID-19 lockdown, its first since early 2020, and I am reminded how very important books and words are to me, have always been to me. Books are a source of solace, information, mind expansion, vicarious experiences, armchair travel and joy.
1.30pm to 5pm Saturday 28 August 2021 (two sessions) via Zoom Both sessions facilitated by Nigel Featherstone Free event but donations greatly appreciated to assist in paying the participating writers
‘The COVID-19 shut-downs across the country are causing considerable disruptions to writing events: festivals have been postponed or cancelled, bookshops are not able to offer events, and writers aren’t able to attend even small-scale panel discussions or give masterclasses.
F*CK COVID! is ACT Writers’ way of supporting primarily debut Australian writers who are trying to navigate these precarious times.’
At Flazéda Hub in Belconnen 11am to 1pm on Sunday 24 October 2021
Burlesque Brunch returns to bring Canberran’s with an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed event. This event is a collaboration between the alternate performing arts hub Flazéda with local catering business Capital Roast.
Dendy, Hoyts and Limelight Cinemas Canberra From Thursday 12 August 2021 Rated M, 109 minutes
This action-packed drama about a desperate rescue mission to save miners trapped underground after an explosion was inspired by Henri-Georges Clouzot’s classic 1953 French thriller, The Wages of Fear. And it is just as suspenseful.
Dendy Cinema Canberra from 12 to 18 August 2021 107 minutes, Rated M Directed by Ruben Alves French with English subtitles
Ever since he was a child, Alex (Alexandre Wetter) wanted to enter the annual Miss France beauty pageant, and in pursuing his dream, does everything he can to transcend traditional binary definitions of gender.
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Exhibition continues until Sunday 6 February 2022 Admission is free
Judges have announced the seven winners of the of the Telstra NATSIAA awards.
They were chosen from 34 finalists from the Northern Territory, 14 from Western Australia, nine from South Australia, four from Queensland including one Torres Strait Islander artist, three from New South Wales and one Victorian artist.