Queanbeyan Arts Society – Out and About

Kyeema Gallery
13 Gladstone Street, Hall, NSW
Until 18 January 2024
Open Thursdays to Sundays

An exhibition by 15 members of Queanbeyan Art Society of works painted en plein air. Each artist is exhibiting three works, depicting some of Canberra’s best loved landscapes.

Barbie visited Kyeema Gallery to talk to Val Johnson about the Out and About exhibition
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Luminescence Chamber Singers: A Luminous Christmas 

Christmas Classics, Christmas Pipes, Navidad: Christmas in Spain and Dancing Day
15-17 December 2023

Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest ACT

Three days of carols, organ and Spanish music.

At the conclusion of Dancing Day on Sunday 17 December from 4.30pm to 5.30pm, friends and audience members are invited to join Artistic Director Roland Peelman for a celebratory drink in the courtyard and hear about the 2024 CIMF program.

Information and bookings:

Ben Drysdale – single release and performance

The Canberra Irish Club
4-6pm, 17 December 2023
Free entry

Ben Drysdale’s debut solo single If I Don’t Lie Down will be launched at the Irish Club on 17 December 2023 but available on all streaming platforms Friday 15  December.

Barbie spoke to Ben Drysdale about the Hawaii Songwriting Festival and his award-winning song
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John Gould – Pacific Navigators

Strathnairn Arts, Homestead Gallery
90 Stockdill Drive Holt ACT
Until 17 December, 2023

John Gould alludes to his Icelandic heritage as a probable spur to his interest in navigation and all things boats. Travels to interesting places over many years has also provided both inspiration and knowledge.

Barbie visited Strathnairn Arts to talk to John Gould about Pacific Navigators
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Josephine Townsend – Colours of the Forest

Humble House Gallery
93 Wollongong St Fyshwick ACT

Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
Until 24 December 2023

Josephine Townsend’s lustrous vessels and sculpted pieces are her invitation to take time to enjoy the peace of Nature, its infinite variety of colours and its capacity to calm the spirit.

Josephine Townsend talks to Barbie about Colours of the Forest
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Ralph McTell – Streets at The Street

Singer-songwriter Ralph McTell
Street Theatre, Canberra City
Saturday 10 February 2024 as part of a national tour

At the age of 22, Ralph McTell wrote Streets of London, a song which has arguably been covered more than any other in modern history and launched a career which is still going strong more than half a century later. But it nearly didn’t happen.

Richard spoke to Ralph McTell via Zoom from his home in London. The recording of Streets of London is from the 1975 best-selling LP, Streets.
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Mariedl – Selfies with a Giantess

The Street Theatre Canberra
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2023.

Austrian star of stage and screen Maxi Blaha (Soul of Fire, Beloved Muse) presents the premiere of the English production of Mariedl, Selfies with a Giantess, a collection of stage tableaux about our fascination with anatomical difference.

Barbie talks to Maxi Blaha about Mariedl – Selfies with a Giantess
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Canberra Choral Society – Hodie Christus Natus Est

A Christmas Concert
Wesley Uniting Church, National Circuit, Forrest ACT
Sunday 10 December 2023

The program will feature beautiful choral music and carols from the Middle Ages to the modern-day, including works by William Byrd, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Anton Bruckner, Josef Rheinberger, Morten Lauridsen, Herbert Howells, Sally Greenaway, and an arrangement of a traditional Appalachian carol by Dan Walker. There will also be well known Christmas carols.

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Villa Zarlenga – Open Garden

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.

Entry by donation $10.

All proceeds to the Canberra Blind Society.

Helen Machalias – This Rough Magic

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.

Reza Momenzada and George Kanaan talk to Barbie about This Rough Magic
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