Hachette, Australia, 2022 Cover design by Christabella Designs Cover images courtesy of Shutterstock
When we read a Sophie Green novel, we know that the ‘good people’ will come off okay and that the less attractive ones have a good chance of getting their comeuppance. Knowing this in no way interferes with our enjoyment of the stories. There are times when, contrary to real life, we have need of this assurance.
The Theatre, Belconnen Arts Centre 18 -27 August 2022 at 7pm
Dylan Van Den Berg, Palawa playwright who lives in Canberra makes his directorial debut with his new play Ngadjung (Ngunnawal for water), a dystopian environmental drama featuring a First Nations cast, Lisa Maza and Kylah Day. Ngadjung, an important First Nations work written and set on Ngunnawal country, was commissioned by Belco Arts in 2019.
Humble House Gallery 93 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick, ACT Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm Until 6 September 2022
Petros Papoulis shows mastery of technique and a capacity to evoke stillness in the meticulous, meditative works in this exhibition. They are drawings, mixed media works and paintings, inspired by the artist’s visits to regional and more distant water bodies.
Artistic Director Jeanne Ryckmans Festival Director Paul Donohoe Various Venues 10 to 14 August 2022
The festival presents 160 local, national, and international writers, journalists, commentators, and leading thinkers in 70 events at venues including the Museum of Australian Democracy, National Museum of Australia, National Press Club, and Kambri Cultural Centre at the Australian National University.
Tuggeranong Arts Centre Thursday 18 August, 2022 6.30pm doors for 7pm show
With founder of TangoOz, Maggie Ferguson on the bandoneon, the ensemble will explore early and traditional works from the birthplace of tango, Buenos Aires, and the father of Nuevo Tango, Astor Piazzolla.