MonthJanuary 2022

Canberra Blues Society birthday bash and charity gig

Bucky’s Budweiser Big Birthday Bash & ALOHA! Blues & Roots Charity Gig
All proceeds to Rise Above Capital Region Cancer Relief
Saturday 26 March 2022, 1pm – 11pm
Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave Narrabundah ACT

This annual event is held in memory of our CBS friend Bucky and boasts over 9 hours of live music and 8 acts.

A silent auction and lots of raffle prizes are also part of the day.

Continue Reading“Canberra Blues Society birthday bash and charity gig”

Andrew Vukosav – Longitude, Latitude, Solitude +

Yering Station, Yarra Valley, Victoria
15 January – 20 February 2022

Andrew Vukosav’s sublime aerial images of the Australian landscape would improve any public building or corporate foyer. They are large works appropriate to the vast country they capture, and were shown in Canberra at Humble House Gallery, Fyshwick from June 2 – 27 2021.

Shot from his single-engine Cessna 182, using a professional digital camera mounted over an inspection port, the photographs are mostly of pristine, if not untouched, places in Western Australia and South Australia. The images are inland and coastal, though his preference is for inland.

Andrew Vuikosav spoke to Barbie about Longitude, Latitude, Solitude + during its Canberra exhibition in 2021
Continue Reading“Andrew Vukosav – Longitude, Latitude, Solitude +”

Storytorch Press grows wings

Canberra publisher launches new books in 2022
First event at Book Cow in Kingston, ACT, on Saturday 29 January 2022 at 3pm

Author Samantha Tidy was inspired by the positive community reaction to her book Our Bush Capital (2020), She decided to re-invest her author royalties from this and her other published books and to open her boutique publishing house Storytorch Press to public submissions.

Samantha Tidy talks to Barbie about Storytorch Press
Continue Reading“Storytorch Press grows wings”

Lucy Neave – Believe in Me

UQP, Australia, 2021
Cover design by Sandy Cull, gogoGingko; cover artwork by Sarah Jarrett

Professor Gail Jones’ front cover endorsement of Lucy Neave’s Believe in Me describes it as ‘astute, tender and wise’. Spot on.

Lucy Neave demonstrates a finely tuned capacity to draw us into not merely the story but also the inner worlds and societal atmospheres of the times and places of her telling. We feel acutely the stifling confinement, the sense of loss and abandonment of the lives of the three women whose story this is.

Barbie spoke to Lucy Neave about Believe in Me
Continue Reading“Lucy Neave – Believe in Me”

Folk Dance Canberra – free ‘Come and Try’ afternoon

Folk Dance Canberra Hall, 114 Maitland Street, Hackett ACT
Saturday 29 January 2022, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Folk Dance Canberra offers traditional, modern, energetic and easy dances from countries around the world. It is a welcoming community providing physical and social well-being through world dance.

You are invited to a free pre-term introductory session.

Beginner Classes start the following week from Wednesday 2 February, 7.30 to 9pm and Thursday 3 February, 10.30am to 12pm. Cost of classes – ($10.50 per class, discount for term payment).

Please register by emailing: [email protected] or phoning 62866402 (Lesley)

Information at