Published by Joan, an imprint of Allen & Unwin Australia, 2023 Text hand lettered by Sarah Firth Cover and text designed by Sarah Firth and Joanna Hunt
The publication of this book by a mainstream Australian publishing house is significant. It is recognition of something teachers and parents have always known – that people learn, see things and process information and ideas in different ways.
Allen & Unwin, Australia, 2023 Cover design Luke Causby/Blue Cork Cover photos Alamy
The Seven is a slow burn, a novel that might be described in the jargon as ‘sweeping’, with its historical time crimes and that of the modern day held together by ties of lineage, power, privilege, land and water.
St Christopher’s Cathedral Cnr Furneaux and Franklin Streets, Manuka ACT Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December 2023
The Canberra Bach Ensemble celebrates the Christmas season with its performances of Bach’s Advent Cantatas BWV 61, 36, 62, and 1 in the magnificent space of St. Christopher’s Cathedral in Manuka, Canberra.
Malachi Gilmore Hall, Oberon NSW 24 to 26 November 2023
The festival offers the Streeton Trio, specially created ensembles featuring the country’s leading musicians (soprano Susannah Lawergren, harpist Emily Granger, local clarinettist Peter Jenkin, oboist Diana Docherty and members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
70 Maclaurin Crescent Chifley ACT Friday 10 and Saturday 11 November 2023 10am to 4pm Sunday 12 November 2023 11am to 3pm
The annual exhibition of the Canberra Spinners and Weavers includes open days, a silent auction, demonstrations and sales tables. Beautiful handmade garments, scarves and other textile objects are available for sale as well as hand spun yarns.
Black Inc, an imprint of Schwartz Books Pty Ltd, Australia, 2022; second edition 2023 Cover design Akiko Chan Cover image Getty/221A
Sam Vincent’s memoir/philosophy about country, community and heritage is a highly readable work which has us both laughing at the author’s self-deprecatory accounts of his introduction to sustainable farming and deeply considering matters of succession, inheritance and First Nations connection with the land.
The 2024 program is a blend of tradition and innovation, with seven national tours to six states and territories, four world premieres by Australian composers, and 26 of the world’s best artists including William Barton, The Choir of King’s College Cambridge, Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto and pianist Kirill Gerstein.