50 Investigator Street, Red Hill, ACT Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November 2023 10am to 4pm
An Open Garden fundraising for the Canberra Blind Society in an Italianate designed suburban garden. The garden boasts 31 fruit trees, a 50 metre grapevine, a prolific kitchen garden a water feature known as ‘The Lagoons’ and three friendly laying hens called Delphine, Daphne and Delores.
World Premiere – A Street Produced Professional Theatre Production The Street Theatre, Canberra Friday 10 – Saturday 11 November, 7:30pm Wednesday 15 November, 6:30pm Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 November, 7:30pm Sunday 19 November, 4pm 2h 20min including interval
Helen Machalias draws on Shakespeare’s The Tempest in this work about survival and the cost of pursuing the promise of a better life. Refugees Prospero, Miranda and Ariel are washed ashore on Christmas Island seeking asylum in Australia.
Allen & Unwin, Australia, 2023 Cover design Luke Causby/Blue Cork Cover photos Alamy
The Seven is a slow burn, a novel that might be described in the jargon as ‘sweeping’, with its historical time crimes and that of the modern day held together by ties of lineage, power, privilege, land and water.
19 Cockerill Pace, Mackellar ACT 10am to 4pm Saturday 11 November 2023
An Open Garden Fundraiser for Refugees with musical entertainment, children’s activities, art on display, plant and book stalls. Morning and afternoon teas will be available. There’s a horticultural talk at 11.30am.
Please note that there are many stairs in the garden.
Entry $5, children under 5 free. Family ticket $20
St Christopher’s Cathedral Cnr Furneaux and Franklin Streets, Manuka ACT Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December 2023
The Canberra Bach Ensemble celebrates the Christmas season with its performances of Bach’s Advent Cantatas BWV 61, 36, 62, and 1 in the magnificent space of St. Christopher’s Cathedral in Manuka, Canberra.
Malachi Gilmore Hall, Oberon NSW 24 to 26 November 2023
The festival offers the Streeton Trio, specially created ensembles featuring the country’s leading musicians (soprano Susannah Lawergren, harpist Emily Granger, local clarinettist Peter Jenkin, oboist Diana Docherty and members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
70 Maclaurin Crescent Chifley ACT Friday 10 and Saturday 11 November 2023 10am to 4pm Sunday 12 November 2023 11am to 3pm
The annual exhibition of the Canberra Spinners and Weavers includes open days, a silent auction, demonstrations and sales tables. Beautiful handmade garments, scarves and other textile objects are available for sale as well as hand spun yarns.
Erindale Theatre Saturday 28 October 2023 One show only Duration 1 hour 20 minutes
The Training Ground presents a selection of group, solo, duet and trio dance works, as well as a few student-devised works, showcasing the strength of the company’s dancers, their studio and their achievements in 2023. Hurry – tickets are very limited.
Black Inc, an imprint of Schwartz Books Pty Ltd, Australia, 2022; second edition 2023 Cover design Akiko Chan Cover image Getty/221A
Sam Vincent’s memoir/philosophy about country, community and heritage is a highly readable work which has us both laughing at the author’s self-deprecatory accounts of his introduction to sustainable farming and deeply considering matters of succession, inheritance and First Nations connection with the land.