Palace Electric Cinema, Canberra To 8 December 2021 as part of the British Film Festival Comedy, 100 min Reviewed by Barbie Robinson
I must be honest and say that I would happily watch Michael Caine in almost anything on screen – oh that voice!. This film was classic Caine in the role of crotchety, cantankerous alcoholic writer Harris Shaw, whose novel (decades before the start of the film) put the Stanbridge family publishing house on the map.
An original musical created by Mr Tim Enterprises Tuggeranong Arts Centre Friday 10 December at 7pm and Saturday 11 December at 2pm 90 minutes, Tickets $15
This original musical was devised by program participants (aged 7-13 years) with Tim & Nathalie Bevitt from Mr. Tim Enterprises.
It has provided an artistic platform for young people to express their concerns and find solutions, confirming the directors’ strong belief that young people have important things to say, whilst realising Tim and Nathalie’s passion for giving children a voice.
Palace Electric Cinema, Canberra, ACT Friday 3 December 2021 at 1pm and Sunday 5 December at 1.30pm Nationally from 2 December 2021
Directed by award-winning Australian-born filmmaker and artist, David Bickerstaff, this documentary showcases a treasure trove of Impressionist artworks, currently held at Denmark’s acclaimed Ordrupgaard museum.
This event brings together a range of writers, publishers and academics from Britain and Australia to discuss equity and social justice and the stories we get to hear.
It will feature three thought-provoking panel discussions exploring power, representation and diversity in publishing in Australia and the UK, hosted by the Wheeler Centre, Spread the Word and the Melbourne City of Literature Office.
Conducted by Guy Noble Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music Saturday 12 February 2022
East Meets West Orchestral Evening is an opportunity to hear Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto and Yellow River Piano Concerto, two hugely popular Chinese classics, rarely performed live on Australian stages. The artists will be accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra.
BAD presents a program of nearly 40 different sessions, panels and special events. All sessions will also be available on Zoom for those who cannot attend in person. BAD will present sessions about fiction, true crime and social justice.
Kyeema Gallery at Capital Wines 13 Gladstone Street, Hall, ACT Until 20 December 2021 Open Thursdays to Mondays 10am to 5pm
This exhibition is work by some of the members of this regularly meeting group of printmakers from the Artists Society of Canberra. It is a varied collection, made using a variety of printing techniques including drypoint, colograph, monoprint and linocut.
Late Night by the Lake 10am to 8pm 26 November 2021 Graeme Base exhibition until 6 February 2022 Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT
Other Worlds: Exploring the Universe of Graeme Base features original illustrations from the book, The Worst Band in the Universe, and is complemented by exhibitions from local artists byrd, Hanna Hoyne and Tom Buckland.
Belconnen and Tuggeranong Arts Centres Ongoing, 10 week terms, parallel to the ACT School Terms
ZEST classes are designed for adults who want to keep their body and brain active and healthy, regardless of their mobility, skill or age. This program is managed and conducted by Philip Piggin, Jan Ingall, Debora di Centa and Jacqui Simmonds.
This book is a pleasure both to hold and to read, its exquisite production just what we might expect from the Bodleian. The aim of this press is to make accessible things which otherwise might be the province of academic research, to bring to the public some of the ‘riches of Oxford’s libraries’ (https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/about/work-with-us/bodleian-library-publishing). I for one am deeply grateful for this.
Humble House Gallery 93 Wollongong Street Fyshwick ACT Until 5 December 2021 Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
If we were to write a love song to Canberra, it would look like this – an original and quirky pop song full of love, colour, life and humour.
Sally Dunbar, who was an ANU art school graduate in printmaking and mixed media and who works as a primary school art teacher, has used collage, paint and marker pen to depict the glorious everyday of Canberra.
Nancy Sever Gallery Level 1, 131 City Walk, Civic Until 5 December 2021 Open 11am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday
Kerry McInnis is happy to interpret the landscapes she paints, to combine and move elements from different places to suit her composition rather than reproducing photographic reality. She uses paint luxuriantly