Spanning two centuries, Milk tracks a conversation between three Aboriginal ancestors: an old woman is dying, clutching the stone that should have killed her sealer husband; a middle-aged woman curls her hair in preparation for another date; a young man grapples with the past before plunging headfirst into an uncertain future.
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.
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,
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.
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.
Musicians and singers of all levels 2pm – 2.20pm on International Make Music Day, Sunday 21 June 2020 Patios, balconies and driveways across Canberra region
International Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fete de la Musique. It is now held in more than 750 cities in 120 countries, with millions of musicians participating.
MusicACT director Daniel Ballentyne, says that ‘Our live music culture has experiences a huge negative impact with the necessary response to COVID-19. We want live music to become and essential part and a marker of our COVID-19 response.’
Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore 23 May 2020 to 28 June 2020 Paintings in egg tempera & beeswax Gallery open (with social distancing) : 10am to 4pm Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 May Also online from 22 May at https://www.sukihugh.com.au
Text courtesy Susan Foxlee
The making of No such thing as solid ground has been a purifying experience for Sara Freeman, a way of processing the events of the past six months.
For Sara, like many of us, the chaos of the pandemic compounded the anxiety of a Summer of fires. These events further exacerbated the trauma she was already suffering following the death of her father in October last year.
Online via Vimeo Friday 5 – Saturday 6 June 2020 8pm Sunday 7 June 2020 3pm
A cynical and jaded theatre critic in his late fifties falls for a beautiful young actress. In pursuing her, he meets a group of modern-day vampires who offer him eternal life – his part of the bargain is to feed their bloodlust.
Following a successful season at Wagga Regional Art Gallery, where it was scheduled to show until 3 May 2020, Conversations with Trees has moved to ANCA Gallery in a digital format during the closures of Covid-19.
The BlueFit Group has begun offering free live and on-demand fitness and sport training classes for people of all ages.
Among the sports for which skills training is on offer are soccer, basketball, golf, swimming and gymnastics.
BlueFit, which has facilities in all Australian mainland states, says that ‘staying active is vital during this time in order to prevent unhealthy weight gain, maintain a clear mind and to keep our immune systems strong.’ The website also aims to encourage communities to stay connected.