Created and performed by Jazida, Noa Rotem and Adam Deusien 6pm and 8.30pm, 22 and 23 October 2020 (final performance sold out) Running time: 45 mins, no interval, cabaret table seating Suitable for ages 18 years +
This work explores how we can be intimate in a (COVID) world which requires personal distance.
Jazida, Noa Rotem and Adam Deusien, collaborating with designer Tiffany Abbott, take the audience through ‘the awkward and the beautiful, the audacious and the tender, the silly and the sublime: all the paradoxes of getting closer’.
With burlesque, dance, text and physical theatre, Noa, Adam and Jazida create a world of joy, heartbreak and ridiculousness focussing on the tricky territory of becoming intimate.
6-9pm Saturday 10 October 2020 The Artist Shed 88 Wollongong Street Fyshwick ACT
Paverty started in 1970 and continue to play an eclectic mix of traditional and original songs, ballads and instrumentals with country, blues, rock, bluegrass, skiffle and jug band influences. The Pavs will have you up and dancing (1.5 metres apart!) in no time.
They are joined by Turnip Sundae – cellist Rita Woolhouse, guitarist Fred Pilcher and Simone Dawson on flute and tenor guitar. These great musicians will be playing some of Fred’s favourite songs, Simone’s original material and Rita’s funky tunes. The Turnips blend vocals, instruments and rhythms to create a perfect contemporary sound.
Life and this Year of 2020 Shed Talk Series, Artists Shed Unit 1-3 88 Wollongong Street Fyshwick Wednesday 21 October at 5.30pm
After 32 years of military service, Georgeina Whelan joined the Emergency Services Agency as Chief Officer of the State Emergency Service in late October 2017. Her face became familiar to all Canberrans with regular bush fire reports during the summer of 2019-2020.
Tickets $20 with contribution to ACT Down Syndrome Association
10-11 October 2020 Canberra High School Bindubi Street, Macquarie ACT
The display will feature high quality bonsai from the collections of CBS members, including some created by local artists currently represented in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia at the National Arboretum, Canberra (NAC).
Dendy Canberra 1 to 14 October 2020 Horror, sci-fi In Russian with English subtitles 113 minutes, rated MA 15+
This ‘alien taking possession of a space traveller’ film will initially remind sci-fi fans of Alien. Sputnik, set in the Soviet era, has all the violence and horror of any such scenario – we are immediately repelled by the strangeness, the physicality of the invasion of the human body.
Director Natsuko Yonezawa delves deep into the psyche of Hikikomori – the phenomenon in which people elect to be socially and physically isolated. Mess employs physical theatre, dance and live sound composition and plays experimentally with the shadows and light found in isolation and self-made mess.
Here for a good time (not for a long time!), Sneaky Jeremiah promise to have your toes tapping and your booty swaying… rock and roll, soul, rhythm and blues, popular anthems and a little bit of country.
Jen and Jim will kick off at 5pm. They are a popular local duo that play unique arrangements of original and well known songs. Jenny Sawer’s powerful voice and musicianship are complemented by James Halligan’s seductive harmonies and rhythmic guitar.
The Artists Shed 88 Wollongong Street Fyshwick ACT Sunday 13 September, 3.30 – 5.30pm Bookings essential
Australians have proved time and time again that they are resilient, but truly, how does one come back from losing almost everything close to your heart?
On her own quest to answer that question and heal from the loss of her home, her beloved pets and the devastation of her community in the Mallacoota bushfires on New Year’s Eve 2019, award winning singer-songwriter, poet and photographer, Milena Cifali takes us on a personal journey towards recovery.
Her heartfelt new book, Mallacoota Time, was written against the larger backdrop of an unprecedented bushfire season and the coronavirus pandemic.
The launch will include music, poetry and book signing.
Online on Friday 4 Sept 2020 at 7pm, and Saturday Sept 5 at 2pm and 7pm
You are invited to interact online with the Griffyn Ensemble and some of Australia’s most inspiring First Nation musicians in three performances covering topics ranging from stolen generations to climate politics.
Wednesday 2 September 2020 12.30pm on the Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s YouTube channel 2pm on the Sydney Opera House YouTube channel
This 45-minute celebratory event, designed especially for children aged 3 to 11, will inspire the community about the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s first languages and why learning in language is important.
It will feature ILF Ambassador Jessica Mauboy and long-time supporter Archie Roach.
Spanning two centuries, Milk tracks a conversation between three Aboriginal ancestors: an old woman is dying, clutching the stone that should have killed her sealer husband; a middle-aged woman curls her hair in preparation for another date; a young man grapples with the past before plunging headfirst into an uncertain future.
Hidden Thoughts II: Return to Sender Composed by Dr Katy Abbott Performed by the Flinders Quartet with mezzo soprano Dimity Shepherd and actor Richard Piper Streaming live at 7pm, Thursday 23 July 2020
Hidden Thoughts II: Return to Sender is a musical response by Melbourne composer Katy Abbott to the many letter sent by Australians to asylum seekers on Nauru last decade, nearly 2000 of which were returned unopened.
Featuring spoken word and music, the piece was to have been performed at this year’s Canberra International Music Festival.
Sunday 19 July 2020, 2-5pm 88 Wollongong Street, FyshwickACT
Darcy Welsh is a local singer/songwriter who has performed in venues and at festivals over the last five years. Darcy’s unique voice and unassuming manner lie at the heart of all his music. He sings solo and also in the band “The Love” which will be joining him for a few songs.
Nicholas Lee-Murphy is a multi-award winning singer/songwriter who has been based in Canberra since 2012. He has been playing live for 14 years in multiple bands as well as solo.
His style is a mix of disconnected comedy amongst deep thinking emotional songs seeking to strike a nostalgic chords with its listeners. Nicholas has shared the stage with the Black Sorrows, Moving Pictures and the Super Jesus.
Tickets $20. Social distancing and cleaning requirements in place. Café will be open and a BBQ in the break,