Humour is great way to impart serious messages to readers of all ages and especially to children. This book covers current issues including food allergies and how to respond to them, and the need for the utmost care in reading all labels on foods and chemical products used in the home.
Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th July 2021, 7:30pm Saturday 10 July at 3pm 60 minutes Q&A with Creative Team from The Good Room on 10 July at 6.30pm
I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You is a joyous and revealing one hour tell-all that tackles life’s big (and little) questions, designed in collaboration with, and performed by, young people.
The Street and Canberra Youth Theatre have joined to bring award-winning performance collective The Good Room to Canberra with their show full of questions asked by young people and answered by adults. Eighteen talented young people chosen from 50 auditioneesbring the voices and ideas of young Canberrans to the stage in a genuine exchange between generations.
Now showing at Dendy Cinemas, Canberra Comedy In Portuguese with English subtitles 94 minutes, Rated PG
Unfolding over the course of three consecutive summers from 2015, this film follows Madá, a fifty-something caretaker for a cluster of luxury beach-side condos owned by a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family.
Drama/comedy English with some subtitled Italian language Rated M, 94 minutes Now showing at Palace Electric, Canberra
Lawyer and automotive company executive Mark Gentile takes a stand against a corporate policy he finds unethical. He resigns his job and ecides to travel to his childhood home, the tiny village of Acerenza in Southern Italy, to visit the vineyard where he grew up, finding it in a state of disrepair.
Artist-writer Mandy Foot has tackled some interesting and important issues in this beautifully presented work.
The surface story is of a little girl growing up and having to stop riding her beloved pony. The application of this to a wider context is clear – we all have to cope with change and loss and to support others as they do so. Lucy’s Pa is a gentle adult figure in the story guiding her through the difficult path to acceptance and the finding of new joy.
EK Books, an imprint of Exisle Publishing, Australia, 2021
This book is a perfect example of the capacity of the picture book to both enchant and inform us. Based on the true story of a remarkable relationship between a Magellanic penguin Called Din dim and Joao, the man who rescued him after an oil spill, Where The Heart Isis on first reading a love story.
Suki & Hugh Gallery Bungendore NSW Until 25 July 2021 Confirm opening hours with the gallery; phone 02 6238 1398
Titled from Edgar Allan Poe’s poem The Raven, the works in this exhibition are from Sharon Field’s home studio in the rural setting of Burra, inspired by the local landscape.
They carry a message of environmental conservation, speaking of the human bond with the plants, animals and insects around us. The exhibition questions how well life around us will survive with the impact of global warming and the actions of people more generally.
Living Arts Canberra congratulates Daniel Riley on his appointment as Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre. He succeeds the long serving (22 years) Garry Stewart (pictured) at the end of 2021.
A Wiradjuri man, Daniel began contemporary dance as a 12 year-old at the invitation of ADT’s founder and first Artistic Director, Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM, in Canberra. Elizabeth and her colleague Vivienne Rogis suggested that Daniel apply to Canberra based QL2 (then Quantum Leap).
Rated PG Running time 80 minutes In cinemas from 24 June 2021 email [email protected] to win family passes
Bullied for his intelligence and struggling to fit in at school, Danny is a 15-year-old genius who is always coming up with crazy inventions. When he is unexpectedly offered a scholarship to Cranston Academy, a secret, prestigious boarding school for geniuses, Danny views it as a place where his intelligence will be recognised and where he will have a chance to fit in.
Catherine McCullagh’s fictionalised history joins a swathe of current works about the WW2 European experience under the Nazis. Whilst set in a Paris cabaret, Le Prix d’Amour, it interests itself largely with how the ‘normal citizen’ coped with the many privations and difficulties of Vichy France, at the time of the German Occupation and then under its total control.
Sunday 18 July 2021, 2pm to 4.30pm Gunning Courtroom, 101 Yass Street, Gunning NSW
Yass resident and internationally-known musician Arnan Wiesel plays J.S. Bach’s favourite keyboard instrument in this recital. Wiesel will play a modern reproduction of Joseph Haydn’s circa 1790 instrument and will present the music of J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, Johann Forkel and others.
The Courtroom’s acoustics and ambience are a perfect fit for the clavichord in this intimate concert.
There is a strict limit of 35 patrons for this performance. Booking strongly advised.
Tickets: $35, concessions $30, members $20, U18 free. Cash ONLY at the door, if seats are still available
Saturday 19 June 2021, 2.00-4.00pm at the National Portrait Gallery Saturday 7 August 2021, 2.00-3.30 pm at Belconnen Arts Centre Wednesday 18 August 2021, 2.00-3.30 pm Tuggeranong Arts Centre Wednesday 1 September 2021, 2.00-3.30 pm at COTA Hall, Hughes Community Centre
The GOLDs are a Canberra Dance Theatre dance class and performance group for movers and non-movers who are over 55. The focus is on fitness, mobility, sociability and creativity.
To celebrate their 10th anniverary, the GOLD dancers will be performing at a number of venues in Canberra to promote the benefits of dance for seniors. GOLD actively challenges stereotypes of older people and espouses the philosophy that dance is not just for the young!
Flazéda presents a LGBTQIA+ Mentorship Program, supported by the ACT Government and designed to allow LGBTQIA+ people to have equal access to opportunities to develop new performing art work in a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment. It is particularly for people who identify as non-binary or transgender.