Hidden Thoughts II: Return to Sender Composed by Dr Katy Abbott Performed by the Flinders Quartet with mezzo soprano Dimity Shepherd and actor Richard Piper Streaming live at 7pm, Thursday 23 July 2020
Hidden Thoughts II: Return to Sender is a musical response by Melbourne composer Katy Abbott to the many letter sent by Australians to asylum seekers on Nauru last decade, nearly 2000 of which were returned unopened.
Featuring spoken word and music, the piece was to have been performed at this year’s Canberra International Music Festival.
Moving Archetypes studio is now open for in person classes whilst continuing online teaching for those who prefer this model at this time.
Term 3 courses will focus on the beauteous and powerful deity, Saraswathi. Padma says: ‘Saraswathi is a contemplative space of depth and profound relevance to our times. As the deity of Vaak, vac or expression, she invites us to expression that is free from delusion and dependence on the conditional narratives we use to frame our reality.
National Film and Sound Archive McCoy Circuit, Acton ACT Daily 10am-4pm from 1 August 2020
A new interactive public space opens on 1 August 2020 at the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA). It will use interactive technologies to provide visitors with an insight into its collection – and the experts tasked with preserving it.
The centrepiece of Hive is a new interactive display titled Storywall, produced by the NFSA and SBS Digital Creative Labs.
Sunday 19 July 2020, 2-5pm 88 Wollongong Street, FyshwickACT
Darcy Welsh is a local singer/songwriter who has performed in venues and at festivals over the last five years. Darcy’s unique voice and unassuming manner lie at the heart of all his music. He sings solo and also in the band “The Love” which will be joining him for a few songs.
Nicholas Lee-Murphy is a multi-award winning singer/songwriter who has been based in Canberra since 2012. He has been playing live for 14 years in multiple bands as well as solo.
His style is a mix of disconnected comedy amongst deep thinking emotional songs seeking to strike a nostalgic chords with its listeners. Nicholas has shared the stage with the Black Sorrows, Moving Pictures and the Super Jesus.
Tickets $20. Social distancing and cleaning requirements in place. Café will be open and a BBQ in the break,
The Bob Hawke Landcare Award recognises an individual involved in championing Landcare and who inspires others to take action on their own property or through a Landcare group. It acknowledges a person’s leadership and commitment to Landcare, natural resource management and sustainable agriculture.
Charlie Arnott was awarded the Bob Hawke Landcare Award in 2018. A biodynamic farmer and grazier, Charlie practices regenerative farming, organic, biodynamic and holistic grazing principles on his 5000 acre mixed farming property, Hanaminno, at Boorowa, NSW.
A night of song, witty banter, magnifique music and sheer joie de vivre is promised as chanteuses Abby Dobson – ‘Baby’ (Leonardo’s Bride) and Lara Goodridge – ‘Lulu’ (FourPlay) preview a little of their upcoming Album Trois and present an evening of beauty, elegance and general Frenchiness. Their band will accompany them at this live and streamed performance.
The Johnny Reynolds Band and Dan Fernandes Sunday 5 July from 2-5pm 88 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick
The Johnny Reynolds Band has been playing in Canberra for a few years now. They sing original Johnny Reynolds compositions and a few classic covers. The style of music is best described as funky, bluesy, atmospheric rock.
Dan Fernandes has been playing and writing music for over 40 years. He covers a broad range of genres – R&B, soul, funk, reggae, pop, country, blues. Dan performs mostly original music but will always have a Bob Dylan song or two to share.
For this one time only, tickets are $10 – half price!
Margaret and Frank have social distancing and cleaning requirements in place. Hand sanitiser too!
The café will be open and there is a BBQ in the break – a variety of food will be available at a very reasonable price.
Come along and enjoy live music and the great atmosphere at the Artists Shed. Come a little earlier and you will have time to wander around the gallery and get drinks at the café before you settle in.
Screening nationally from 2 July 2020 In Canberra at Belconnen, Woden and Palace Electric Jake Brunger, writer Eliza Schroeder, director Rajita Shah, producer Enis Rotthoff, composer
If, like me, you are a habitual watcher of BBC television series – crime, domestic dramas, comedies, mysteries, spy stories, the absurd – you will know actress Celia Imrie. She has appeared in countless films, television productions and on stage. For me it is Kingdom, Poirot, Miss Marple, Midsomer Murders and the like.
Imrie is a performer who has mastered the art of using the slightest facial movement to portray a world of emotions. Her quiet, poignant performance in Love Sarah for me is the film’s greatest strength.
This exhibition features paintings from Val’s recent travels in France and outback Australia. The paintings show the contrasting aspects of Val’s travels. Each place has its own identity – the soft purples and greens of France, and the reds and oranges of outback Australia.
Eastern Riverina Arts presents PLATFORM, a space purpose-built within a modified shipping container. Configurable as a sensory space, chill-out area, exhibition space or small stage, throughout the course of an event, festival-goers can visit Platform to engage the senses or take some time out in a calming environment.
Jewish Museum Of Australia 26 Alma Rd, St Kilda, Victoria Opening December 2020
The Jewish Museum of Australia: Gandel Centre of Judaica, in collaboration with William Mora Galleries, presents MIRKA – the most expansive survey of work by the late Mirka Mora (1928–2018) ever shown, and an intimate, previously unseen view into her rich and fascinating personal history.
Marking its first major showcase since Covid-19 lockdowns, the museum will re-emerge to illuminate the life and work of an artist whose seminal influence on Australia’s art and culture is undisputed.