The Spiegel Tent Canberra Thursday 18 April 2019 at 6.30pm
Nominated for a Helpmann Award, this critically acclaimed show charts the life of French icon, Edith Piaf. Created and performed by Michaela Burger [vocals] and Greg Wain [guitar], Exposing Edith is a stunning mix of authentic French chanson and contemporary sounds.
Ralph Wilson Theatre Gorman House Arts Centre 12 April 6pm and 13 April 2pm and 6pm
Emerging ACT based dance artists
working across dance, film and theatre have been working in a three-month
intensive mentoring program with local and interstate mentors including Eric
Avery, Kim Beamish, Liz Lea and Caroline Wall.
Artsong Canberra’s next concert for 2019 is a recital by Rebecca Ryan (soprano) and Anthony Smith (piano). Featuring the poignant, transcendental masterpiece ‘Vier Letzte Lieder’ by Richard Strauss, this program explores the many facets of love and life.
Encompassing the first spark of love through to the calm acceptance of death, Rebecca and Anthony also present Schumann’s ‘Frauenliebe und Leben’ and songs by Duparc, Berlioz and Fauré.
Australian Plants as Bonsai Exhibition 23 to 24 February 2019 Australian National Botanic Gardens – Crosbie Morrison Building Open Sat. 9.30am to 4.30pm and Sun. 9.30am to 4pm
Enjoy a display of more than 30 bonsai
by Canberra based artists showing the diversity of Australian plants. There are
demonstrations daily at 2pm for those interested in learning techniques and
small group guided tours daily at 12 noon through the gardens to show the large
versions of the bonsai native trees.
Visitors can vote for their favourite
bonsai and there is a raffle offers the
chance to win a native bonsai and some books.
Admission $5 adults, $3 concession and children under 12 years free entry when with an adult.
Free introductory workshops 12 and 16 February 2019: Ganesha—the bestower of new beginnings and Rasa classical Indian dance.
Two new Indian dance courses offer students a meditative practice or the
principles of the classical Indian tradition.
Padma Menon has over 30 years’ international experience as a dancer, choreographer, teacher and facilitator. She has performed in venues all over the world and created numerous original contemporary and traditional Indian dance productions for high profile festivals and venues internationally.
Canberra: St John’s Church Hall, 45 Constitution Avenue Reid, Saturday 16th February 2pm and 3:30pm Goulburn: Trinity Catholic College Hall, Clinton St & College Streets,Sunday 17 February, 2pm
Narrated by Charles Hudson and conducted by artistic director, Leonard Weiss
Peter and the Wolf tells the story of Peter, a young boy who ignores his grandfather’s advice and ventures beyond the safe enclosure of his back garden. Outside he encounters a variety of animals, some friendly and others not so friendly, with much adventure, charm and laughter ensuing.
These concerts in the Botanic Gardens are very popular
and provide a way of enjoying this wonderful facility after hours for music and
a picnic – bring your own or enjoy onsite catering street stalls serving
gelato, pizza, crepes , empanadas and a variety of beverages.
9 February: Big Boss Groove with Canberra Swing Katz
10 February: Annie and the Armadillos with Canberra Swing Katz
AHE opens its 2019 season with a string quartet program celebrating Haydn’s love of the natural world. Two of Haydn’s beloved string quartets, Sunrise (the String Quartet Op. 76 No. 4 )and The Lark bookend the program.
Unchainedby Margot Date A Magic Stranger than Death by Tom Buckland, Nicci Haynes and Dan Moor Until 21 December 2018
Margot Date was awarded the TAC prize of a solo exhibition upon graduation from the Diploma of Visual Art at CIT Reid in 2017. Her works are mixed media with a Leitmotif of crocheted chain stitch and all that the chain can represent.
ANCA Gallery until 16 December 2018 Works by Christina Appleby, Lucy Quinn, Riley Beaumont, Mahala Hill and Merryn Lloyd Curated by Karena Keys and Phoebe Hamra
Five artists explore and play largely with sculptural works and using a range of techniques including re-seeing found materials, deconstructive weaving and the creative combination of natural and man made materials.
Conducted by Lenny Weiss With Calvin Bowman Guest Artist Saturday 15 December 2018 3-4pm Wesley Uniting Church
In its final concert for 2018, Canberra Sinfonia will be performing Handel’s Organ Concertos Op. 7 Nos. 1 & 4 with guest artist the acclaimed organist Calvin Bowman, followed by J.S. Bach’s exquisite Orchestral Suite No.1 in C major BWV 1066.
ANCA Gallery Artbus, City Walk 1 to 20 December 2018
Visitors to City Walk in Canberra can enjoy a visit to this exhibition of gouache monoprints and acrylic on paper. With background work on the bus walls made directly from timber with all its gnarls and whorls, Dionisia has then created ten prints which derive from the rings and patterns of trees, with a lower layer made by dipping int opaint.
The exhibition itself is open for visits Wednesday to Sunday but an added pleasure is to be had on weekend afternoons from Dionisia’s workshops for young and young at heart on the grass just beside the bus. Various paper based activities are on offer – a peaceful respite perhaps from Christmas shopping.