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Haig Park Village Markets

Haig Park Village Markets

Sunday, 14th February 2021 - Sunday, 30th October 2022
The new Haig Park Village Markets runs from 9am-2pm every Sunday in the beautiful leafy grounds of Haig Park, Braddon - moments away from Lonsdale street’s boutiques and cafes. Hosting some of the region’s best local farmers and producers this farmers and food market will delight your senses with delicious cuisines, tasty treats, fresh produce and artisan products. It’s a lovely place to enjoy a picnic while picking up some fresh produce, beautiful blooms and artisan loaves of bread for the week. There is live music, delicious food and face painting among other exciting sights for children and adults alike,…
Starstruck: On Location

Starstruck: On Location

Thursday, 18th February 2021 - Saturday, 9th October 2021
Starstruck: On Location features 16 of the most striking images from the Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits exhibition, previously seen at the National Portrait Gallery and other venues around Australia. These beautiful and poignant images tell the story of Australian cinema through the faces of our film actors – from the early 20th century through to today. In addition, On Location features the incredible 1930s Cinesound casting books displayed as digital flip-books. They are a record of mostly unknown and keen amateurs; ‘starstruck’ hopefuls dreaming of making it big in the local industry. Might you find a familiar face? Finally, kids…
Collection Highlights Tour

Collection Highlights Tour

Saturday, 19th December 2020 - Friday, 31st December 2021
Join the National Portrait Gallery for a free 30 minute guided tour touching on aspects of the building and some of the collection. Bookings essential, limited places.
Canberra International Riesling Challenge Riesling Experience

Canberra International Riesling Challenge Riesling Experience

Saturday, 24th October 2020 - Saturday, 15th October 2022
The Canberra International Riesling Challenge is the largest single varietal wine show in the Southern Hemisphere, annually assembling one of the largest collection of Rieslings in the world. The Riesling Experience allows members of the trade and the public to taste over 500 Rieslings drawn from all of the major Riesling producing regions of the world, including Australia, Europe, North America and New Zealand. From dry crisp young Riesling, to luscious Ice Wines and desert wines, trophy and medal winners, Riesling in all its glory will be available. This is a this as "must visit" event for any serious Riesling…
The Amazing Face

The Amazing Face

Monday, 4th January 2021 - Friday, 31st December 2021
The National Portrait Gallery has a free online class to learn the language of portraiture. Over 14 modules, iconic portraits from the NPG Collection are highlighted, and curatorial contexts and artistic insights shared along with other interactive elements. At the end of your deep dive, use your new knowledge to create a portrait and share it with loved ones and online.
Truth, Power and a Free Press

Truth, Power and a Free Press

Thursday, 2nd July 2020 - Friday, 31st December 2021
Truth, Power and a Free press is a compelling exhibition that explores the relationship between trusted media sources and a healthy democracy. Iconic objects from Australia’s media history are brought together for the first time including the printing press used by the Father of Federation, Sir Henry Parkes, Peter Greste’s letters smuggled to his family from an Egyptian prison and the protective body armour vest worn by war photographer, Neil Davis. Through an immersive seven-foot-tall audiovisual display, some of Australia’s most respected journalists share their personal stories for the battle for truth. They explain why they do the work they…
Behind the Lines 2020: The year in political cartoons

Behind the Lines 2020: The year in political cartoons

Thursday, 26th November 2020 - Monday, 15th November 2021
Behind the Lines presents the best political cartoons from 2020, including digital cartoons for the first time. With the fitting theme, ‘A dog’s breakfast’, the exhibition helps us make sense of ‘what the pup’ happened in 2020. From the bushfire summer to the global pandemic, the nation’s political cartoonists had plenty to work with, with Hawaiian shirts and burnt trees giving way to masks and spiky balls. Smirk, laugh or grimace at 2020 through the eyes of a political cartoonist - when have we needed our cartoonists so much? Don’t miss it.
Canberra Caravan Camping Outdoor Expo

Canberra Caravan Camping Outdoor Expo

Friday, 23rd October 2020 - Sunday, 24th October 2021
Our 2020 Canberra Caravan Camping Outdoor Expo has been cancelled due to COVID-19. On for three big days, with over 150 exhibitors, the Caravan Camping Outdoor Expo is the ultimate way to check out what caravan and camping is all about. There will be a huge range of the latest Recreation Vehicles, accessories and camping equipment, so you can shop, compare and talk to the experts. And best of all, you’ll find everything in the one location. Been dreaming of your ultimate road trip? Start planning your next holiday by checking out the range of holiday parks on offer and…
Maker meetup

Maker meetup

Tuesday, 8th October 2019 - Wednesday, 29th September 2021
Meet interesting people in Canberra’s Maker community and see the cool stuff people are working on. The projects range from a laser-cut trebuchet, 3D printed game pieces, autonomous robot cars, making an e-bike, restoring old computers and CNC tools to software. If you have been working on something that you’d like to share, you’ll find plenty of people keen to hear about your progress and the challenges you’ve faced. You can bounce ideas around, compare notes or draw on collective experience and knowledge to help progress through tricky parts of your projects.
Drag Takeover!

Drag Takeover!

Saturday, 23rd January 2021 - Saturday, 11th December 2021
Every Drag Takeover is bringing you a bevy of local Canberran Drag Queens, Drag Kings and queer talent with and multiple stunning performers appearing at every show. What sickening tricks will the stunning kings, queens, and deities pull to celebrate? Well, you’ll have to come and see for yourself!
Thank God It's Friday Dinner - Vine and Dine

Thank God It's Friday Dinner - Vine and Dine

Friday, 15th January 2021 - Friday, 17th December 2021
The Contentious four's Thank God It's Friday nights are where you can meet the locals in their natural habitat, enjoying the local farm to plate philosophy, where even the wines you drink are all grown and made on the property. The weekend specials start too on Friday nights! Some Fridays are themed. Email or just book a table online.
The Market at Bungendore

The Market at Bungendore

Sunday, 14th February 2021 - Sunday, 12th December 2021
The Market at Bungendore is open on the second Sunday of every even month. Shop or browse for their unique local produce, products, art and crafts and general stalls. Light lunch and great coffee available from the kitchen. Make a day out of it and explore the rest of Bungendore, only a 25 minute drive from Canberra.
Monthly Karaoke

Monthly Karaoke

Friday, 7th June 2019 - Friday, 5th November 2021
Come and join them for the longest running Karaoke night in the area with their monthly Karaoke in the George back bar on the first Friday of each month.
Milky Way Photography Workshop with Ari Rex

Milky Way Photography Workshop with Ari Rex

Saturday, 23rd May 2020 - Saturday, 6th November 2021
Take your night sky photography to the next level. Learn how to capture stunning Milky Way nightscapes. Expert instruction is given by award-winning photographer Ari Rex. Enjoy fabulous fun, amazing stars, new adventures and great company. If you’re passionate about astrophotography, this workshop is for you!
Murrumbateman Village Market

Murrumbateman Village Market

Saturday, 13th February 2021 - Saturday, 11th December 2021
Murrumbateman Village Market is a friendly market close to Canberra and Yass on the Barton Highway, specialising in local fresh food and crafts. The second and fourth Saturday of the month. The market sells a wide range of local crafts, pottery and handmade goods, as well as organic vegetables, local produce from local gardens, plus breads, cakes, pastries, jams, honey, sauces, chillies, a range of meats, olives and olive oil, native plants, local winemakers and more. Experience a great ambience at the Village Green, Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds and perhaps take in a local vineyard for lunch. For more information about…
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