We are jingling with excitement to help launch Jacinta Froud’s new kid’s picture book Jingle Belly (illustrated by Gabriella Petruso).
And we need the dogs of Kingston again to come out in force to celebrate the launch of, wait for it…. a book about a dog – a Corgi!! But not your ordinary, everyday type of dog. Meet Eddie. Eddie is a Wonder Dog – who likes to make a mess and he’s pretty naughty too! Come find out what mischief and adventures Eddie gets up.
We will have prizes, fun activities, colouring in competitions, a book signing and reading – all outside unless the weather is poor or Covid gets in the way again.
There will be a best Xmas Outfit competition for dogs and humans as well. We will also live stream the event on our Facebook page so more people can participate from Canberra and beyond. All dogs and their humans are welcome (especially corgis).
This Selby & Friends 2021 season finale is an exploration of youth, song and passion. The D minor piano trio of Fanny Mendelssohn, a composer to be admired in her own right, is the centrepiece of this evening bookended by Rachmaninov’s Trio élégiaque No. 1 and Schubert’s second great piano trio. Pianist Kathryn Selby is joined for this concert by two of Australia’s most gifted musicians of the younger generation, violinist Grace Clifford and cellist Richard Narroway.
We are proud to hosting Michael Burge and Nigel Featherstone (author of Bodies of Men) in conversation to mark the launch of Michael’s book Tank Water.
James Brandt didn’t look back when he got away from his rural hometown as a teenager. Now, he’s returned to Kippen for the first time in twenty years because his cousin Tony has been found dead under the local bridge.
The news that Tony has left him the entire family farm triggers James’s journalistic curiosity – and his anxiety – both of which cropped up during his turbulent journey to adulthood. But it is the unexpected homophobic attack he survives that draws James into a hunt for the reasons one lonely Kippen farm boy in every generation kills himself.
A coming-of-age story and crime thriller with a large and gentle heart.
Flazéda Hub (the brainchild of Canberra powerhouse performance artist, Jazida) presents a high tea brunch like no other – a collaborative effort of the alternate performing arts hub with local catering business Capital Roast.
Off the back of the high energy high tea in July, Burlesque Brunch is coming back in December to bring Canberran’s a taste of Wonderland with an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed event.
The brunch itself boasts multiple delectable treats from Capital Roast, paired with delicious customised beverage options (including a range of alcohol-free cocktails) curated by the studio’s resident bartender, all accompanied with decadent burlesque stylings from local powerhouse performers Rebelle Velveteen, Artemis Seven, and Jazida.
A slow evening of poetry and video, including the premier screening of ‘Call this moment’, a digital video by Tim Brook and Owen Bullock that highlights Owen’s contemporary haiku.
The video, ‘Call this moment’, combines readings of contemporary haiku by Owen Bullock with a slowly evolving digital video by Tim Brook. Spoken words, layered with meaning, interact with layers of images, both literal and abstract, inviting each viewer to make new connections. The result is both complex and contemplative.
The evening is all about making connections and allowing your own imagination to fly free.
Image Credit: Photograph by Tim Brook 2021