Classes commencing September 17, 2019 27-29 Napier Close Deakin 2660
The School of Practical Philosophy is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization. First of all the primary aim of the School is freedom. The sort of practical freedom which allows a person to simply be themselves, with the confidence that comes from complete self-knowledge.
Courses consist of 11 sessions of 2.5hrs each and include a break for refreshment. Included in the course fee is a complimentary half-day weekend workshop to explore and put into practice concepts introduced in these classes.
This is Suzanne Edgar’s fourth solo
collection of verse. Divided into sections that lead us through a kind of story
line, it is a collection of intimate vignettes, in which there is remembrance
and much pain along with conscious happiness. These are intimate poems in which
the writer has allowed us to glimpse her vulnerable joys and sorrows.
The sections are: The healing
light, Where two walls meet, True minds, Watchers, For want of a spoon and
Water sleekly falls.
This is a debut novel for Sydney writer Lauren Chater, a story set in Estonia mostly between 1939 and 1941, that exposes the dire human consequences of WWII and successive occupations by the Russians, the German Nazis and the Soviets.
It is also about the importance of cultural identity and the objects and practices that allow a people to hold onto this despite awful events unfolding around them.
Beautiful Biscuits inspired by Great Literature Simon and Schuster 2018
Proving that not only is she a fine
writer of historical fiction, Lauren Chater has also shown her domestic goddess
side with this delightful cookie cookbook based on her popular The Well-Read
Drawing on her eclectic personal reading list – as diverse as Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) and It (Stephen King) – Lauren has created bespoke cookies inspired by themes or characters therein. She includes information about how to wrangle royal icing, necessary and desirable equipment, baking techniques and the like.
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
When eight artists came to Bungendore to set up Bungendore Fine Art many years ago – they thought for the first exhibition it would be good to have a show with Bungendore as the subject of the paintings. Fourteen years on and they are doing it all again.
Belconnen Community Services Gallery Swanson Court, Belconnen Mon – Fri 9am-5pm, until 30 August 2019
Ping Qin is a Chinese artist who has been studying at the Australian National
University School of Art and Design since 2016. Under the guidance of Ashley
Eriksmoen, Ping majored in the furniture department.
Illustrated by Eduardo Paj Created by Bear with Us Productions UK Published by Brindie Books 2019
This charming debut book by Canberra author and teacher Lisa Kalma will delight early readers and young story listeners.
It is written with a sense of fun and a teacher’s knowledge of the importance of rhyme and rhythm in the development of early readers’ love of language. Lisa is the sort of teacher we all wish we had and would wish for our own children and grandchildren.
On one level, Storytime is an exploration of children’s literature. On another it is a journey of self-discovery for author Jane Sullivan, both the child self and the now adult self.
Jane Sullivan is a literary journalist, writing Tuning Pages for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald as well as contributing the odd feature, essay and interview to various publications including Australian Book Review. She is also the author of two novels.