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First Seen: Just Wrong by David Atfield

Online from The Street Theatre Canberra
5pm, Friday 10 September 2021
Tickets by donation with limited places 

Just Wrong  is a witty, powerful, music-filled trip, moving seamlessly through time, as it explores what it means to be an artist, what motivates artistic creation in a world full of rejection, and the importance of being ruthlessly honest with yourself to create great art. 

David Atfield talks about Just Wrong
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Sip and Sketch at Flazéda – Life Drawing Session

Sunday 18 July 2021
From 6pm (with doors opening at 5.30) to approximately 8pm. 
Flazéda 68 Emu Bank Unit 4 Belconnen, ACT 2617

Presented by local artist Elise Miller, Sip and Sketch is an 18+ life drawing event for artists of all skill levels, centring on diverse bodies in art and connecting artists from intersectional backgrounds.

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Ein deutsches Requiem – Canberra Choral Society and National Capital Orchestra

Saturday 24 July 2021 at 3pm
Llewelyn Hall, ANU School of Music
Conducted by Leonard Weiss
Chorus Master Dan Walker

After a year of COVID enforced hibernation, this traditional annual collaboration of the Canberra Choral Society and the National Capital Orchestra features Brahms’s most personal work – a masterpiece that established his unmistakable musical voice and reputation.

Leonard Weiss talks to Barbie about Ein deutsches Requiem
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Invocation – creative development showing

Belconnen Arts Centre
8pm Saturday 26 June 2021

Suitable for all ages
1 hour, no interval

Invocation is an end-of-residency creative development about climate change, by Earthbound, a collaboration which brings together dance, visual arts, storytelling and music.

Eathbound’s five artists are the inaugural recipients of Belco Art’s Rhizome Performing Arts Residency.

Richard spoke to performer Glenda Cloughley and theatre consultant Elizabeth Cameron Dalman about Invocation
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Stronger than Fiction – Set!

Sunday 4 July 2021 at 2pm
Dendy Canberra Centre
Free child care available – see below

This third film in Stronger Than Fiction’s 2021 Series, from the US, takes a deep dive into the wacky and wildly entertaining world of competitive table setting. 

Barbie speaks with Stronger Than Fiction’s Deborah Kingsland about Set
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Burlesque Brunch

25 July 2021, from 11am to 1pm
Flazéda Hub in Belconnen

Flazéda Hub (the brainchild of Canberra powerhouse performance artist, Jazida) presents a high tea brunch, a collaborative effort of the alternate performing arts hub with local catering business Capital Roast, and interstate performer Diesel Darling (Winner – Miss Burlesque NSW 2020).

Burlesque Brunch boasts multiple tiers of high tea menu inclusions from Capital Roast, paired with customised drinks options (including a range of alcohol-free cocktails) curated by the studio’s resident bartender, all accompanied by burlesque entertainment from Diesel Darling and Jazida.

Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/burleque-brunch-tickets-158667078503

Melanie Tait – The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

An Ensemble Theatre production
Canberra Playhouse Theatre
3 to 5 June 2021
Approximately 90 minutes, no interval, not suitable for children

Inspired by an experience in 2018, Melanie Tait has scripted The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race, a funny, honest and heart-warming story about upsetting the status quo and standing up for your principles.

Melanie Tait talks about The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race
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Australian Haydn Ensemble – Beethoven’s Pastoral

Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest ACT
Thursday 3 June at 7pm

Wait list for tickets

AHE continues its exploration of large-scale works in 18th century chamber versions with a premiere of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony by Watts along with Masi’s chamber version of Mozart’s Haffner Serenade, arranged for a septet with flute, string quintet and double bass. The ensemble also performs a beautiful, dark and moving string sextet in F minor by Luigi Boccherini.

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Jazida Productions – Decadence and Debauchery

Verity Attic (formerly The Private Bin) Canberra
Saturday 29 May 2021

Decadence and Debauchery is the premiere event for Verity, the newly refurbished space of the once notorious nightclub, The Private Bin.

Barbie speaks with Rachel Reid from Jazida Productions
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QL2 – REBEL Then.Now.When

The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre
7pm 20 – 22 May 2021, and 2pm on 22 May

This is a three-part work delving into the major social issues of our day and of the preceding eras, in particular that time of much social change, the 60s. 

Barbie spoke to Ruth Osborne, Steve Gow, Christopher Wade and Toby McKnight at QL2 about Then.Now.When
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Evoke: Beethoven and Berwald – CIMF concert Seven and Three

The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra in association with Canberra International Music Festival (CIMF)
With co-artistic director Rachael Beesley, co-artistic director Nicole van Bruggen, Daniel Yeadon and Neal Peres da Costa
11am and 1pm, Sunday 2 May 2021
Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture15 Blackall Street Barton ACT

This series evokes the salons and living rooms of the early 19th century with the orchestra in chamber music mode.

Program

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: 3 Equali for four trombones, WoO 30
  • Franz Berwald: Grand Septet in B-flat major for clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello & bass
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio in E-flat major, Op.38 for clarinet, cello and fortepiano (after Septet, Op.20)

CIMF says of this concert:  Berwald’s Septet modelled on the Beethoven Septet that became a Trio. This is the story of a famous Viennese composer who made a determined living out of music – Beethoven – and an unlucky Swede who had to resort to orthopaedia and glassblowing to sustain his career – Berwald. Now recognised as a true original and Sweden’s claim to classical fame, Franz takes his rightful place on the concert stage alongside Ludwig.

https://cimf.org.au/ for all CIMF information and bookings

There are also performances in various other venues. See www.arco.org.au