Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music Tuesday 31 May, 2022 at 7pm
The Canberra International Music Festival (CIMF), Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the ANU School of Music come together at Llewellyn Hall to make music in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and raise vital funds for humanitarian aid.
Independently published, Australia, 2022 Cover design SGB Book Cover Designs Images from Istock
It is cause for great celebration, I think, that the Canberra region is not only become home to a growing number of fine writers but also that the region itself has finally been accepted as a suitable place in which to set stories. The lamentable cultural cringe our writers have had to contend with for decades has, at last, abated.
Independently published through Broadcast Books, Australia, 2022 Cover design Matthew Oswald, Like Design Cover photo by the author
It is by no means a new thing to write a book from an animal’s point of view. Such works often have an agenda and others tend to the twee. Neither is the case with Karen Waldman’s smart, funny and insightful work with Sidnie the English Cocker Spaniel in the driving seat.
The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra Canberra. 7.30pm 7 June 2022 National Portrait Gallery
The line-up for Sounds of Vienna tour consists of Nicole van Bruggen, clarinet (Brisbane) ; Niels Coppalle, bassoon (Paris); Anneke Scott, horn (London); Jenna Sherry, violin 1 (London); Peter Clark, violin 2 (New York); Simon Oswell, viola (Melbourne); Daniel Yeadon, cello (Sydney); Rob Nairn, double bass (Adelaide).
Directed David Bickerstaff Dendy Canberra 28 May to 1 June 2022 Palace Electric Canberra Friday 27 May and Sunday 29 May 2022
The company’s first new release since the onset of the global pandemic in 2020, this film is the most extensive documentary ever made, about one of the most significant artists in history: French Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro, (10 July, 1830 – 13 November, 1903).
Pissarro: Father of Impressionism delves into Pissarro’s life and career across 50 years.
Canberra Textile Works -70 Maclaurin Cres, Chifley. ACT Friday 3 to Sunday 12 June 2022 Open daily 10am to 3pm
Warped and Twisted showcases the diverse work of Canberra Spinners and Weavers’ members. Unique exhibition pieces will be for sale along with a collection of locally handmade items in the exhibition shop.
Fourth Estate, an imprint of Harper Collins, Australia, 2022 Cover design by Alissa Dinallo Cover images floral collage ANA & YVY; face and neck by shutterstock
You could read this book as an invitation to young women and girls to find and pursue their joy, free of societal judgment and condemnation and wherever it may lie. Or you could read it as a well-researched, serious thesis on gender and society – citing both empirical and anecdotal evidence. Or, thankfully, you could do both.
Cover design by Christabella Design Cover illustration (sneakers) by Ben Sanders; images Stocksy and Shutterstock
Megan Albany’s first novel is funny and heart-breaking in equal measure, a skilfully wrought study of the difficult art of dying in our society, told in the voice of a relatively young woman dying of cancer.