At the 29th ACT Arts Awards evening, held in the Canberra Museum & Gallery on 19 November, the inaugural Helen Tsongas Award for Excellence in Acting was presented to Christopher Samuel Carroll by ACT Arts Minister, Gordon Ramsay.
Canberra composer and pianist Michael Dooley was named 2019 Canberra CityNews Artist of the Year for his prolific and diverse work, which in the past year included jazz and classical performances, recordings, film scores, a song cycle, a gospel oratorio, works for the Canberra Wind Symphony and his first piano concerto.
Young Canberra singer-songwriter, Lucy Sugerman has been announced as the first Youth Ambassador for the National Folk Festival.
The 18-year-old singer-songwriter has performed in the Canberra areas since she was nine. including busking and blackboard events. She was an Australian National Busking Champion in 2015 and 2016.
She sees the role as an opportunity to promote and contribute to the National Folk Festival’s celebration of folk life, including a special youth concert during the festival.
The festival’s new Managing Director, Helen Roben, began work in September. Raised in Wagga, Ms Roben has a background in the not-for-profit sector and has held senior management roles in corporate services and governance. She has taken over as Managing Director from Pam Merrigan, who continues as Artistic Director of the Festival.
Thursday 5 December 2019 6pm to 8.30pm The Street Theatre
An invitation to join ACT Writers in
celebrating excellence in local writing and publishing st the annual awards
night, including the Anne Edgeworth Fellowship, the Marjorie Graber-McGInnis
Short Story and the June Shenfield Poetry prize.
Conducted by Rowan Harvey-Martin and Max McBride Saturday 7 December 2019 at 7:30pm Llewellyn Hall, ANU
Christian Li, currently 12 years of age, began learning violin at the age of five and studies under Dr. Robin Wilson, Head of Violin at Australian National Music Academy in Melbourne.
As well as winning the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition Junior First Prize, Christian won 1st Prize in the violin category of the Young Artist Semper Music International Competition in Italy in 2017 and was selected to perform at Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern Auditorium in NY in the American Protégé Showcase 10th anniversary concert.
Christian made his solo debut at the age of 9 with the Australian Orchestra.
In this concert, he will perform Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Written by children aged 6 to 13 with Nathalie and Tim Bevitt Friday 29 November 2019 at 6.30pm Tuggeranong Arts Centre
H2O the Musical is set in Space School 11 where the students have just discovered that all the bubblers are broken. In their mission to fix them, they discover a sinister plot by a group of evil cute kittens that could mean doom for earth and all its water.
Harmonie German Club Saturday 30 November 2019 Doors open from 6.30pm, performance 7 – 9pm
Spectrum Big Band presents Jazzmas, a night of big band swing, food and dancing
with a hint of Christmas cheer. Featuring a guest appearance by the Canberra
Swing Katz, Spectrum Big Band will play a series of big band classics.
Restaurant and bar access available at the venue.
Online tickets: Adults $20, Child/Concession $10, Family $50, Table (up to 6) $120, Dinner + Show $60
Door tickets: Adults $25, Child/Concession $15, Family $55
Directed by David Bickerstaff and produced by Phil Grabsky Screening nationally from 21 November 2019 In Canberra at Palace and Dendy between 21 and 23 November – check cinemas for screening times
on the exhibition of the same name in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam (also seen
at the National Gallery in Melbourne), this film delve sinto the story of Van
Gogh’s fascination with the art of Japan. With the usual thoroughness of the
Exhibition on Screen products, Van Gogh and Japan features interviews
with a variety of experts and draws on the many letters of Van Gogh in
exploring the subject.
this work David Bickerstaff says : ‘The intensity of his fragile mind as he
struggles with his art is laid bare with every mark he makes. It is the pursuit
of a powerful simplicity that attracted Vincent Van Gogh to the art of Japan
and the Japanese to his story.’
Stories of ice addiction & recovery A Tuggeranong Arts Centre project 7 to 30 November 2019
On Thin Ice is a multi-media exhibition produced by social justice journalist/author Ginger Gorman, photographers Hilary Wardhaugh and Martin Ollman, sculptor Tom Buckland and printmaker Jess Higgins, made in collaboration with members of our community recovering from or living with addiction to crystal methamphetamine (ice).
Part of the ‘Piece of Mind’ series 19-29 November 2019, Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm Opening celebration 5:30pm Tuesday 19 November 2019
mixed media exhibition by participants of the Belconnen Community Service Open
Community Services Open Studio Groups are a supportive place to find
inspiration, learn art techniques, experiment with materials and explore individual
creative tracks. Beginners to experienced artists are all welcome.
Thursday 21 November 2019 at 7pm Albert Hall, Yarralumla
of Europe’s leading virtuosos, daring Bavarian-Japanese violinist, Midori
Seiler, makes her Australian debut, performing a concerto double-bill and
leading the Australian Haydn Ensemble in a program of mercurial Mozart and
Long-term concertmaster of
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and Anima Eterna Brugge, Midori makes her
Australian debut with the AHE as guest director and soloist in this dazzling
season finale of Mozart and Haydn symphonies and concerti.
16 and 17 November 10am to 4pm 88 Rochford Road Hall (off Wallaroo Road)
Barbara Baikie and Peter Fletcher invite you to be part of the ever-evolving story of their gardens at Terroux. Take time to stroll around the established and new plantings – the newly planted blossom trees in the developing Japanese garden, rose beds, dedicated and memorial gardens.
Local jazz duo Rufus//Sheridan will
launch the hardcopy of their CD Documentation during this year’s spring
soirée at the beautiful rural property of Terroux near Hall. The album has been
described by Smiths Alternative Canberra as an ‘ intimate exploration through
the worlds of traditional and modern jazz, paying homage to the greats while
exploring the harmonic freedom of modern jazz.’