Thursday 3 October 2019 at 6.30pm Karori Library Wellington New Zealand
We attended this delightful free
event at Karori Library whilst in Wellington. It was a friendly and well
organised gathering with a cup of tea and light refreshments on arrival and a
well-paced discussion between the two writers. The Wellington Library service
is to be congratulated on providing high quality free events like this one.
Great to be introduced to a local (NZ) writer’s work as well as the dark tales
of Liz Nugent.
Liz Nugent, who was named Irish Woman of the Year in Literature
in 2017, chats to Wellington writer Kirsten McDougall about turning to
psychological thrillers after a career in Irish radio and television, and the
art of getting inside the heads of monstrous characters.
Liz has published three novels Unravelling Oliver, Lying in
Wait, and Skin Deep – which have all been bestsellers and have collectively won four
Irish Book Awards. Lying in Wait was voted Readers’ Choice for the British
Richard and Judy Book Club.
In 2018, Kirsten McDougall’s second book Tess was a
finalist for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel and longlisted for the Acorn
Prize for Fiction at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.
12-13 October 2019 Canberra High School, Bindubi Street, Macquarie
This display will
feature high quality bonsai from the collections of CBS members, including some
created by local artists who are currently represented in the National Bonsai
and Penjing Collection of Australia at the National Arboretum, Canberra. It
will include both traditional exotic plant species and Australian species.
Narrated by award-winning British actor Robert Lindsay Dendy Canberra: 26 Sept 10am; Sept 27 at 1pm: Sept 28, 1pm Palace Electric: Sept 28 at 12pm.
To mark the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death and the Year of the Dutch Golden Age, Exhibition on Screen presents Rembrandt. Filmed in exquisite detail, the camera offers a privileged view of the once-in-a- lifetime 2015 Late Works exhibition at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and London’s National Gallery.
Friday 20 September 2019 – 7pm, St Mary’s Cathedral Crypt, Sydney (n.b. Crypt rather than main Cathedral Saturday 21 September 2019 – 7pm | Verbrugghen Hall, Conservatorium of Music, Sydney (n.b.. change of venue)
In a celebration of the Vernal Equinox, The Song Company presents the second pop-up concert featuring the resplendent Thomas Tallis’s 40-part motet Spem in alium.
Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest ACT Saturday 28 September 2019 at 3pm Guest Director Harry Ward
Popular for new and returning audiences alike, the four concerti comprising the ‘Four Seasons’ are probably the most well-known pieces of the Baroque repertoire. Noted for stylistic brilliance, each demonstrates a true mastery of melody and orchestral colour, particularly showing off the soloist in passages of dazzling musical nuance.
The Fitters Workshop, Kingston Foreshore Until 4pm on 15 September 2019
More than 300 works including wall works in oil, pastel, pencil and acrylic and a small collection of beautiful sculpture await visitors to this year’s Spring exhibition by members of the Artists’ Society of Canberra.
Palace Electric Canberra 24 September – 16 October 2019
The 20th Italian Film Festival features 26 recent films and two retrospectives including Bertolucci’s five-hour epic, 1900.
It opens with The Champion, set in in the world of professional, millionaire footballers, and finishes with the Australian premiere of Ron Howard’s biopic Pavarotti, the tenor who became an international superstar from the early 1960s until his death in 2007.
Monday 16 September 2019 at 7pm Llewellyn Hall ANU Canberra
The celebrated Emerson String Quartet is making its first Australian tour in more than 19 years. Founded in 1976, and with all but one of its members unchanged, the ensemble has made more than 30 recordings and won many awards.
Gunning Court Room Sunday 15 September 2019 at 2pm
Twenty- four Italian songs and arias
by three regional performing artists and an invitation to spend the afternoon
in Gunning – bring a picnic and folding chair or rug or try one of the coffee
shops for lunch before the concert.
Friday 23 August 2019 at 7.30pm The Street Theatre Canberra
Return to the 1980s with a chamber comic opera featuring a computer virus, five courageous singers, two pianists… and two lifts with minds of their own. Directed by Leonie Cambage, with music and words by Antony Pitts, Mind Over Matter presents man against machine in a musical comedy from the golden age of pop.
With high-energy direction by Leonie Cambage,
choreography by Broadway powerhouse Leslie Bell, witty
inspired set and costume design by
Isabel Hudson, and accompanied with four hands at one piano by Sally Whitwell
and Antony Pitts, Mind
Over Matter promises to be a
show to entertain across the generations, and to get the feet tapping and the
tunes bringing back and making new memories