Music and dance
Ron Cerabona ‘‘The kids enjoy doing it – it’s got some nice grooves.’’
SALLY PRYOR Meet Robert Foster, the design guru whose sculptural Fink water jug became an icon and who says he won't leave Canberra.
SALLY PRYOR There's a lot of architecture to be crammed into 100 years.
SALLY PRYOR A new exhibition celebrates how indigenous people use generations of knowledge to manage Australia's land, rivers and oceans.
SALLY PRYOR The stories of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders who helped build railways across Australia are now on show in a National Archives exhibition.
NICK GALVIN Dyslexic children's author Jackie French plans to use her laureateship to encourage reading, saying to children 'whose work always looks like a wombat has sat on it, never feel that you are dumb'.
JAMES JOYCE Monster Fest promises goosebumps galore with 12 scary movies in 12 hair-raising hours in Canberra this weekend. We take a closer look.
Janet Wilson The Song Company aims to capture the essence of Christmas both sacred and secular with a program, Of Birds and Angels.
I feel a little cheated by the greed of Penguin and the vanity of Morrissey, writes Duncan Driver.
SALLY PRYOR It was a weekend that was to be all about Harvey – a series of events pulled together to celebrate esteemed Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. But just two days before a gala ball comes news he won't make it to Canberra.
This Sunday is a festival of Doctor Who. Colin Steele checks out six (count em, six) new books on the Timelord, which promise everything from celebrity anecdotes on set to the philosophy of the Timelord.
An exhibition marks 60 years of Judy Cassab as a great portrait painter, writes Sally Pryor.
Ron Cerabona Voices in the Forest returns for its third concert, this year with an Australian theme to celebrate Canberra's Centenary.
Closed Circuit, a smart thriller for grown-ups, suits this Aussie actor down to the ground. He talks to Simon Weaving ahead of his appearance in Canberra.
Georgina Connery Has Canberra shaken off its reputation as a stale city without good nightlife or live music?
RON CERABONA Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella and Swan Lake provided source material for A Twist in Time.
RON CERABONA To end 2013 on a light note, Canberra Repertory Society is putting on a farce - its third.
Janet Wilson If you need reminding of how musical talent abounds in Canberra you need look no further than guitarist Matt Withers.
JAMES JOYCE The Exorcist star Linda Blair heads to Canberra for a special 40th anniversary screening of the movie that made her. She tells us about her Aussie ex-boyfriend and her new life as animal advocate.
Phillip O'Brien The Canberra Youth Theatre produce three imaginative new plays by young writers.
Janet Wilson Martin Frost electrified audiences when he last performed in Canberra in 2011. What will he do when he gets here on November 16?
Cris Kennedy Lex Lindsay is at the helm of his first CIFF, plus Harvey Weinstein's bringing a swag of his mates to Canberra.
Janet Wilson A preview of the opera's compelling Live in HD films, which are coming to a cinema near you.
Jason Steger Ahead of his talk at the National Library on October 31, Christos Tsolkias muses on the challenges of following up a bestseller novel.
Check out photographer Suellen Symon's wide-screen shots at Goulburn.
RON CERABONA Louise Page and Phillipa Candy would like to serve you an "eclectic mix" of art song.
Peter Wilkins Review: An excellent play that poignantly reveals the challenges of our rapidly ageing society
Phillip O'Brien We talk to the drumming ensemble TaikOz ahead of their show Crimson Sky this weekend.
Sasha Grishin At the age of 85, John Olsen is having his first solo exhibition in London, in an attempt to break into the international market.
Michelle Potter Audiences get a sweet treat at the end of choreographer Stephanie Burridge's work Something to Remember this weekend.
Alanna Maclean Kevin Rudd's revenge, Julia Gillard's departure and the arrival of Tony Abbott provide rich offerings for this production.
Alanna Maclean Review: The Black Cat is a thoughtful piece, and it is good to see that it has the bravery to tour.
Janet Wilson The Griffyn Ensemble's next concert will take place in an exciting new venue.
Sasha Grishin William Kentridge shows why he is the most famous artist to emerge from South Africa.
Michelle Potter Review: Most critics try hard to find positive aspects, but it was very hard with this production of Swan Lake.
Theatre review: Michelle Potter Richard Tulloch’s play has had considerable success, winning a number of awards.
SALLY PRYOR Intrigue surrounds Madame Bijou, and a new stage show has the delicious mystery at its heart.
RON CERABONA Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once!
Kerry-Anne Cousins These two exhibitions showcase the creative and sophisticated use of traditional needlework and quilting skills in contemporary textiles.
Janet Wilson Although the Elias String Quartet visited Australia in 2009 its tour didn't include Canberra. But now the capital's wait is over.
The Rocket tells a tale of a young boy trying to prove his luck in Laos. Sally Pryor talks to the director ahead of his Canberra screening.
RON CERABONA Soprano Fleur Millar explores whether opera is relevant in her new show, Opera and Me.
SALLY PRYOR Tom Moore has won the annual glass prize with a quirky, whimsical piece.
Alanna Maclean A glorious production of a romantic epic with authoritative singing and a rich cast.
VISUAL ART REVIEW
Kerry-Anne Cousins Simpson's work features kneeling figures formed of animal bones, grasses, string and plastic.
Sally Pryor Ryan Johnston is the man in charge of the War Memorial's art collection.
SALLY PRYOR Toby Horrocks never planned to make furniture out of cardboard - but now his work is part of the landmark City of Trees exhibition.
Daniel Sanderson Flamenco flavours from an accomplished jazz group.
Jennifer Gall Andrea Keller experiments with electronic music, improvisation, and manipulated sounds.
RON CERABONA Simon Ward is bringing Noel Coward to life - and it couldn't be in a more appropriate place.
Glenn Burns The sequel to Don's Party is an uneven effort but does deliver lively discussion and plenty of laughs.
Dan Sanderson Tthe oud contains within its bulbous form the ability to produce an extraordinary range of musical and emotional effects.
Michelle Potter The Sydney Dance Company, choreographer Rafael Bonachela and performer Charmene Yap were all winners on the night.
Daniel Sanderson Young jazz singer Liam Budge and even younger pianist Tate Sheridan have become a familiar presence about Canberra.
Janet Wilson Trees provide a natural inspiration for the Griffyn Ensemble's latest concert series.
PHILLIP THOMSON Alcohol, a few moral supporters and a poem scribbled on a napkin.
Phillip O'Brien The Capital Jazz Project hits town today. Philip O'Brien looks at the acts.
Michelle Potter Hit the Floor Together has brought together indigenous and non-indigenous performers.
VISUAL ART REVIEW
Kerry-Anne Cousins An exhibition inspired by molecular gastronomy and another show featuring nylon sunglasses.
Janet Wilson Canberra-born guitarist Harold Gretton says people complain that the guitar repertoire is limited but they're wrong.
RON CERABONA Peter Robinson was quick to accept the title role in Canberra Repertory Society's production of Don Parties On. It was a decision he almost regretted.
Michelle Potter The charismatic Ronne Arnold came to Australia to dance - and never left.
VISUAL ART REVIEW
Sasha Grishin These miniaturist watercolours are filled with the iconography of sex and death.
Ron Cerabona Canberra buildings feature in a new TV series on the history of houses.
A married couple with a long history in theatre turned to their own experiences in writing a play, writes Sally Pryor.
Christmas carols, festivals and outdoor movies. All here in your weekend guide to Canberra.
Artist Marily Cintra is off to Paris and a coup for writer/director David Atfield are just some of this week's highlights.
The hidden tales behind the maps in the National Library of Australia's exhibition plus feature stories and reviews.
Time is politics' great trickster.