Fire of Love – Stronger than Fiction Documentary Film Series

Dendy Cinema Canberra
Sunday 21 August at 3pm and Friday 26 August at 6.30pm
Running Time 1hr 33min
Rating CTC not yet classified

Intrepid French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft devoted their lives to uncovering the mystery of volcanoes, chasing fire around the world and, in the process, capturing some of the most spectacular imagery of the earth ever recorded.

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Sophie Green – The Bellbird River Country Choir

Hachette, Australia, 2022
Cover design by Christabella Designs
Cover images courtesy of Shutterstock

When we read a Sophie Green novel, we know that the ‘good people’ will come off okay and that the less attractive ones have a good chance of getting their comeuppance. Knowing this in no way interferes with our enjoyment of the stories. There are times when, contrary to real life, we have need of this assurance.

Barbie speaks to Sophie Green about The Bellbird River Country Choir
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Dylan Van Den Berg – Ngadjung

The Theatre, Belconnen Arts Centre
18 -27 August 2022 at 7pm

Dylan Van Den Berg, Palawa playwright who lives in Canberra makes his directorial debut with his new play Ngadjung (Ngunnawal for water), a dystopian environmental drama featuring a First Nations cast, Lisa Maza and Kylah Day. Ngadjung, an important First Nations work written and set on Ngunnawal country, was commissioned by Belco Arts in 2019.

Barbie visited Belconnen Arts Centre to speak to the cast of Ngadjung
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Lauren Searson-Patrick – Amber Wolf

Self-published, Australia, 2022
Cover design, artwork and internal design by Franziska Stern

This is an assured debut from adult fantasy writer Lauren Searson-Patrick. It delivers all that is expected of the genre – a quest story, rich in characters and with meticulous world building.

Lauren Searson-Patrick talks about Amber Wolf
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Petros Papoulis  – Near Water

Humble House Gallery
93 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick, ACT
Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
Until 6 September 2022

Petros Papoulis shows mastery of technique and a capacity to evoke stillness in the meticulous, meditative works in this exhibition. They are drawings, mixed media works and paintings, inspired by the artist’s visits to regional and more distant water bodies.

Barbie spoke to Petros Papoulis about Near Water

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Robert Ketton lecture: Where have all the great speeches gone?

Molonglo Plains group
Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS)
The Q Theatre, Queanbeyan
2pm Thursday 18 August 2022

Robert Ketton will explore what makes a speech memorable and how leaders can use great speeches to galvanise actions and emotions, sometimes to change the course of history.

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The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra  – Mozart: Tempestuous Skies

Albert Hall – 100 Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla ACT
7.30pm, Wednesday 17 August 2022

The Orchestra is led by Director Rachael Beesley, and features Neal Peres Da Costa on Fortepiano and emerging musicians from Young Mannheim Symphonists.

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