Musica Viva Australia – Chopin’s Piano

Llewellyn Hall – ANU, Canberra
7pm, Wednesday 19 July 2023
Featuring Chopin 24 Preludes, Op. 28

This fusion of chamber music and theatre is adapted from Musica Viva Artistic Director Paul Kildea’s book Chopin’s Piano A Journey Through Romanticism. The adaptation, by Kildea and director Richard Pyros, features pianist Aura Go and actor Jennifer Vuletic.

Richard spoke to pianist Aura Go about Chopin’s Piano and her career
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Val Johnson – Colours of the Outback

Wren’s Nest Studio Gallery of Miniature Art
At Designer Op Shop Emporium
1 Lyell Street Fyshwick ACT
4 to 23 July 2023
Open Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am to to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm

Popular Canberra artist shows her vibrant Australian landscapes in this artspace dedicated to the art of the miniature.

Val Johnson talks about Colours of the Outback
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Artist’s Studio Sale

1/52 Girrawheen Street, Braddon
Saturday 1 July 10.00am – 1.00pm
All proceeds to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation

Follow the driveway to the garage at the back for this sale of quality art materials, paper, yarns, textile art tools, books, cards, fabrics and some other surprises.

  • Free parking across the road in Haigh Park
  • Information 0432 107 807

Karen Lee Andrews – blues and soul

The Zeppelin Room, Harmonie German Club
49 Jerrabomberra Avenue
Saturday, 8 July 2023
7:00 pm to 11 pm

Karen Lee Andrews’ music falls into the genres of oceanic blues and soul music.  She tours as a three-piece band with Yanya Boston on drums and Adam Ventoura on bass.

Listen to Karen Lee Andrews performing Promise
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Driving Madeleine – Film Review

Palace Electric Canberra
From 22 June 2023
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 91 minutes
Directed by Christian Carion
Starring Dany Boon, Line Renaud & Alice Isaaz

The French do this sort of thing well, managing to tug our heart strings despite a somewhat predictable story. It comes down to the superb acting and the lack of sentimentality in telling a long life-story embracing both terror and romance.

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Beethoven Septet & Louise Farrenc Nonet – New Perspectives

The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Albert Hall, Canberra
7pm, Tuesday 6 June and touring nationally to Sydney, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Newcastle and Melbourne.

The ensemble features a mix of locally-based and returning Australian internationals plus the cream of overseas musicians – all of them specialists in historically informed performance.

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Canberra Sinfonia & ANU Chamber Choir – Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest
1.30pm Saturday 27 May 2023
Conductor: Tobias Cole

The Stabat Mater is one of Pergolesi’s last works and also one of his most sacred. The music is written to a 13th-century Christian text as a hymn to Mary, portraying her suffering as Christ’s mother during his crucifixion.

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QL2 Dance: the Quantum Leap ensemble – Communicate

The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre
18–20 May 2023

This is a triple bill created by  choreographers Alice Lee Holland (Townsville), Kyall Shanks (Melbourne) and Lordfai Navinda Pachimsawat (Bangkok) working with Artistic Director Ruth Osborne, Assistant to the Artistic Director Stephen Gow and the Quantum Leap ensemble.

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Canberra Spinners and Weavers – Warped and Twisted

Fay Skyring Canberra Textile Works Gallery
Chifley Health and Well-Being Hub
70 Maclaurin Cres Chifley ACT
Friday 12 to Saturday 20 May 2023

This annual exhibition and sale of members’ work brings together the varied talents of regional fibre artists in an eclectic collection of techniques, materials and creative products.

Barbie spoke to Barbara Cairns and Monique van Nieuwland from Canberra Spinners and Weavers
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