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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

Dianna Nixon – Millicent

Dalton Hall 2pm to 4pm
The Old Picture House Gallery and Theatre, Gunning, 6pm to 8pm
24 April 2021

Millicent Armstrong was a Gunning soldier settler farmer and a playwright – a reading of four of her one act plays will be the first performance presented by the newly formed Music Theatre Projects P/L under the leadership of musician, teacher, composer and director Dianna Nixon.  Dianna is also a Gunning resident and found the story of Millicent, along with her plays, irresistible.

Dianna Nixon talks to Barbie about Millicent
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Alex and Annette Hood to receive lifetime achievement awards at Good Folk

Alex & Annette Hood – a Tribute
Supported by Paverty Bush Band and featuring St Gregory Primary School
Queanbeyan Bicentennial Hall
1.30pm Saturday 3 April 2021

COVID-19 put paid to last year’s National Folk Festival, at which Alex and Annette Hood were to have received Lifetime Achievement Awards for their significant commitment and contribution to enriching folk music and culture in Australia. 

While this year’s festival was also cancelled, the Good Folk event in Queanbeyan during Easter will be a fitting opportunity for them to receive their awards.

Richard spoke with National Folk Festival managing director Helen Roben about the tribute to Alex and Annette Hood. The audio features excerpts from a performance of the Hoods’ Brumby Jack, recorded by the National Film and Sound Archive
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FourPlay adds excitement to Good Folk in Queanbeyan

FourPlay String Quartet at Good Folk
5.30pm Sunday 4 April 2021
Queanbeyan Bicentennial Hall

In 1995, four members of the Australian Youth Orchestra started ‘mucking around’ and playing covers of artists such as Jimi Hendrix. As a joke, they entered a university band competition – and won.

After 25 years, FourPlay is still a string quartet, comprised of violinist and singer Lara Goodridge, viola players Tim Hollo and Shenzo Gregorio, and cellist (and Tim’s brother), Peter Hollo. But there’s no penguin suit or evening gown in sight.

In this interview with Richard, FourPlay violist Tim Hollo talks about the group, its history, and his environmental activism.
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Off the page and onto the stage: poetry from and in the heart of Queanbeyan

Omar Musa with Guyy and the Fox
2:30 – 4:15pm Saturday 3 April 2021
The Q, Queanbeyan

There may be more yarns than at a knitting bee when Omar Musa performs at the Good Folk event in Queanbeyan over Easter. And they’ll be carefully blended with songs and poems.

This interview with Omar Musa also features the first reading of his new poem, Flannel Flowers
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Fire and pandemic help forge new musical style

Kim Yang Trio
Royal Hotel Queanbeyan
7pm Sunday 4 April 2021

Expect to hear some jazz, blues and perhaps a little pop along with folk when Taiwanese-born singer-songwriter Kim Yang performs with her band at Good Folk in Queanbeyan at Easter.

Kim says her style has changed dramatically since her performance at the 2019 National Folk Festival. It’s hardly surprising, given what she’s been through over the past two years.

Kim Yang talks to Richard about the forthcoming performances at Good Folk. The interview includes her song Garden of Eden and her latest track, Dominoes
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Polonius Productions – A reading of the classic Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Sunday, 28 March 2021
Riverbank Cafe, Trinculo Place, Queanbeyan (weather permitting)
Performance begins at 4.30pm; concludes approx 5.15pm

Phillip Mackenzie, who has a life-long attachment to the Rubaiyat, is joined by Dawn Gardiner in a witty and wistful conversation between the ageing poet and his slightly more worldly houri; they are supported with traditional dance by Alli Jury Gereige and music by John Mimellis.

Selected verses will be read in the original Farsi by Sam Sharifi.

Phillip Mackenzie speaks to Barbie about the Rubaiyat
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