Lord of the Dance

9:43 PM   Theatre goers are treated to a performance of Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

Floriade's Dog Day Out

From left, Catherine Maatouk of Jerrabomberra, Jack Hill of Oaks Estate and Jason Maatouk of Jerrabomberra with dog Humphrey aged 4 at Floriade's Dogs Day Out. Click for more photos

9:24 PM   The dogs of the capital take their owners out for a walk to enjoy the flowers and weather at Floriade.

Mental health week awards

From left, Maud Quemeneur of Weston, Ryan Paig of Yass. Click for more photos

5:14 PM   Canberrans gather at the Southern Cross Club to for the mental health week awards.

Beautiful Spring photos from our creative readers.

?Canberra Times spring photocomp (2015) -?
? June Furbank-Savill - Spring in my garden - Snow drops OR Star of Bethlehem. ?
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From: june furbank-savill <junefurbanksavill@gmail.com>
Date: 15 September 2015 at 19:07
Subject: spring in my garden
To: photocomp@canberratimes.com.au
please find attached the following 3 photos
snow drops, taken 21/08/15.
this is the first spring in my garden so each rising flower or bulb is a joy.
star of Bethlehem, popping up in the lawn, taken 5/9/15
number three is snow drops, taken, 5/9/15 when more of the bulbs had popped up.

snow drop tbp 003 copy.jpg Click for more photos

Our first gallery of entries received for this Spring's readers photocomp. To enter send a maximum of three photos to photocomp@canberratimes.com.au as attached JPEG files and include your name, address, phone number, photo title, a description of the photo and the date it was taken. Photos must be at least 150 kilobytes and should not carry a watermark.

'A State of Grace' at the Canberra Theatre

From left, Bec and Colin Rodger of Bonner. Click for more photos

Music-lovers enjoy an inspiring evening at the Canberra Theatre in Civic for 'A State of Grace: The Music of Tim and Jeff Buckley'.

Cartoons of the Week October 5

Editorial cartoon for Monday, October 5, 2015. Click for more photos

The week's news through the eyes of Fairfax Media's cartoonists and illustrators.

Cartoons of the Week October 4

Editorial cartoon for Sunday, October 4, 2015. Click for more photos

The week's news through the eyes of Fairfax Media's cartoonists and illustrators.

Auction watch: 1 Ferguson Circuit, Ngunnawal

1 Ferguson Circuit, Ngunnawal. Click for more photos

Scenes from the auction of 1 Ferguson Circuit, Ngunnawal which sold to a lone phone bidder for $605,000 by auctioneer Sandra Barlow.

Canberra Equal Love March

Protesters Liz Neist of Ainslie, Kate Mitchell of Downer and Sasha Neist of Ainslie. Click for more photos

Scenes from the Canberra city centre as demonstrators march in support of marriage equality.

Canberra International Horse Trials

Natalie Blundell with horse Riverside Princess. Click for more photos

Scenes from some of the events at the 2015 Canberra International Horse Trials at Equestrian Park in Curtin.

Twenty20 Cup

Wests-UC's Jono Dean takes at catch and is congratulated by Mark Bennett. Click for more photos

Scenes from Stirling Oval as Wests-UC takes on Weston Creek as part of the Twenty20 Cup.

San Cisco

Ally Moufarrige from Latham and Olivia Argy from McKellar. Click for more photos

Scenes from the ANU Bar as indie pop band San Cisco perform.

Suspicious package in Civic

Suspicious box in Garema Place City Walk beside bin near King O'Malleys. Click for more photos

Scenes as police cordon off an area around King O'Malleys following the discovery of a suspicious package.

Giants grand final lunch

From left, Michael and Karen Hope of Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley. Click for more photos

The Greater Western Sydney Giants host a special AFL grand final lunch at the National Arboretum Canberra.

Thai Food and Cultural Festival

From left, John Campbell and Thip Thianthong both of Yarralumla. Click for more photos

Crowds gathered at the Royal Thai Embassy in Yarralumla for the Thai Food and Cultural Festival.

Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

Riders ride around the National Arboretum Canberra. Click for more photos

Scenes from Braddon and around the National Arboretum as a range of riders take part in the annual Distinguished Gentleman's Ride to raise funds for prostate cancer research and awareness.

Distinguished Gentleman'™s Ride in Canberra

Riders ride around the National Arboretum Canberra. Click for more photos

The fourth annual Distinguished Gentleman'™s Ride in Canberra, to raise awareness and funds for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Held on Sunday, September 27.

Floriade Nightfest 2015

Flloriade Nightfest in full swing. Click for more photos

Extravagant light displays captivate the crowds at Floriade Nightfest 2015.

Windows to the World: South African High Commission

From left, Vuyisile Shezi and Tsakani Sithole of South Africa. Click for more photos

Canberrans enjoy boerewors sausage, rooibos tea, live music and an art display as the South African High Commission opens its doors for the Windows to the World Open Day program.

Spring Handmade Market at Exhibition Park

From left,  Jemima Turner of Lyons and Petrina Carden of Curtin.  Click for more photos

Crowds flock to Exhibition Park in Lyneham to peruse locally handcrafted items and enjoy delicious gourmet treats at the Spring Handmade Market.

UC Communications Ball

From left, Simon Anau of Page and Lara Saunders of Flynn. Click for more photos

Media and communications students from the University of Canberra let their hair down at the masquerade-themed Communications Ball, held at the National Press Club in Barton.

Salotto Bar opening

From left, Kate Boyton and Jon Bennett both of Googong and Natalie Sykes of Burra. Click for more photos

Crowds gather in Kingston for the opening night celebrations of the brand new Salotto Bar.

Artist's Society exhibition opening

From left Camelia Smith of Kambah and Cheryl Hodges of Jerrabomberra. Click for more photos

Crowds gathered at the Albert Hall in Yarralumla for the Artist's Society of Canberra's annual members Spring Art 2015 exhibition.

Floriade NightFest preview

The Reflections on Nerang Pool during the Floriade NightFest preview at Commonwealth Park in Canberra Click for more photos

The Canberra Times previews Floriade's NightFest, which runs from Wednesday, September 23 until Sunday, September 27.

Men's cycling: National Capital Tour

Rider Scott Sunderland [yellow helmet] pushes ahead to win the race. Click for more photos

Scenes from Stage 4 of the men's National Capital Tour at Stromlo Forest Park.

Legislative Assembly open day

From left, Ping Hua, Yu Li, 7 and Chao Li all of Dickson. Click for more photos

Crowds gathered at the ACT Legislative Assembly for the open day.

Blessing of the Animals service

Nilisha Fernando of Nicholls with her dog,  Scruffy. Click for more photos

Canberra pet owners attend the 'Blessing of the Animals' service at Kippax Uniting Community Centre to celebrate the special role animals play in our lives.

Men's hockey: Central v Goulburn

Central's Troy Sutherland. Click for more photos

Scenes as Central take on Goulburn in the men's hockey grand final at Lyneham.