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Entertainment

November

Akiba opens in the heart of Canberra

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Carly Brown and Wendy Logan of Dunlop
at the opening of the new restaurant, Akiba.
The Canberra Times 
Date:  06 December 2014
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Locals gather for the opening of Akiba in the heart of Canberra, Civic.

ANU School of Art graduating exhibition

Sunday Selfie. ANU School of Art graduating exhibitions. From left
Hamish Higgins of Curtin and Shianne Thompson of Sydney. All correct
spelling. November 28th 2014 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham
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Graduating students and families gathered for ANU School of Art graduating exhibition

The Avenue Hotel Grand Opening

SOCIALS: For print edition on Monday December 1st. From left, Noelia Pinto (correct) of Hughes and Lily Rimanic of Braddon  at the Grand Opening of The Avenue Hotel in Braddon. 27th November 2014 . Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.Click for more photos

Canberrans celebrate the Grand Opening of five-star hotel The Avenue in Braddon.

Lake Cruise for Charity

From left, John Player of Turner and Alannah Fox of City.Click for more photos

Canberrans take to the lake for the Food, Wine and Travel Cruise to raise funds for Ronald McDonald house

Inaugural Run For Your Lifeline Fun Run

From left Linsey Campbell, 32, of Evatt, and Anna Newton,31 of Narrabundah participated in the 10-kilometer event.Click for more photos

Canberrans hit their paces on a sizzling spring day to raise money for Lifeline Canberra

Queanbeyan Gift 2014

From left Lara Frost, Kelly Armstrong and Sam Frost, all of Queanbeyan.Click for more photos

Locals turn out at the track for the annual Queanbeyan Gift foot race in Queanbeyan Park

Movies, Musicals and Legends

From left Luz, Ahrens and Rex
Gatdula all of Palmerston.Click for more photos

Scenes from the Movies, Musicals and Legends performance hosted by Legs Dance Studio as part of their 25th Birthday celebrations

National Wine Show Trophy Dinner

From left, Joan Holden and Peter Holden from Kingston.Click for more photos

Australian wines come to the capital for the Dan Murphy's National Wine Show Trophy Dinner at Hotel Realm in Barton

'Where is the Green Sheep?' 10th Anniversary

Maddie and Eleanor Harley, 3,  of Rivett at the 10th anniversary of the publication of Where's The Green Sheep?Click for more photos

Canberrans helped Mem Fox and Judy Horacek celebrate the 10th birthday of their children's classic, 'Where is The Green Sheep?' at the National Library of Australia.

Artist Talk and Fashion Parade at PhotoAccess

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Canberrans enjoyed a parade of 'Rockstars and Royalty' designs and a talk by artist Lori Cicchini on her current exhibition, 'Ghost Stories', at PhotoAccess in Griffith.

Unbridled Festival at Thoroughbred

Emma Copeland, 9, Jane Dutta and Eryn Copeland, 11.Click for more photos

Canberrans flock to Thoroughbred Park for the Unbridled Festival of horses.

The Canberra Community Sleepout

Alice Brenthall of Waramanga, with her daughter Annabel 6yrs.Click for more photos

Families and groups participate in The Canberra Community Sleepout to raise money for homelessness

Celebration of Giving

From left, John and Ros Jackson of Chapman.Click for more photos

The ANU 2014 Celebration of Giving, recognising benefactors of the University

Australian Property Institute Awards for the ACT

Australian Property Institute Awards for the ACT at the Lobby Restaurant.Click for more photos

Local businesspeople gather for the Australian Property Institute Awards for the ACT at the Lobby Restaurant, November 13

October

Costume for a Cause Walk

Zara and Susan Davis of Melbourne at the launch of Bone/Joint Health Awareness Day (BHAD) costume for a cause walk.Click for more photos

Bone/Joint Health Awareness Day (BHAD) costume for a cause walk at Rond Terrace, October 31.

Degustation at Iori Restaurant in Civic

From left, Laura Marsh and Rowan Nelson-Clark both of Mawson.Click for more photos

A degustation matching sake special dinner at Iori Restaurant in Civic, as part of Good Food Month

2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards

SOCIALS: For print edition on Monday 3rd November. From left, Janelle Jack of Mawson and Vivien Mitchell of Torrens at the 2014 Telstra Business Women's awards held at QT Canberra in New Acton. 28th October 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.Click for more photos

Many gathered to recognise the leading business women of Australia in the 2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards, at QT Canberra.

Eden Road Dinner

From left, Julia Diprose of Braddon and Sian Foster of Hawker.Click for more photos

Crowds gathered at Pulp Kitchen in Ainslie for the Regional Table Eden Road Dinner as part of the Good Food Month.

Outward Bound Australia's grand re-opening

Grand Re-opening of Outward Bound Australia's National Base and Training Centre in Tharwa. from left,  Kristen Stretch from Tharwa and Edwina Parsons from Sydney.Click for more photos

Scenes from the grand re-opening of Outward Bound Australia's National Base and Training Centre in Tharwa.

Alpaca Magic Open Day

Ayden Halbauer of Nicholls, Forest, Natalia Michail and Andrew Pinney of Narrabunda at the Alpaca Magic open day.Click for more photos

Crowds gathered at Alpaca Magic, a farm that breeds alpacas, llamas and donkeys at Sutton for their open day.

Roller Derby Grand Final

From left, Sarah Samsara, Phil Gemmell both of Warramanga and Bridget Croft of Gowrie.Click for more photos

Crowds gathered to watch the Canberra Roller Derby grand final at the AIS Arena.

Gin Dinner

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Crowds gathered at Pod Food in Pialligo for a Gin Dinner.

Dinner with Frank Camorra at Parlour Wine Room

From left, Megan and Chris Day both of Barton.Click for more photos

MoVida chef Frank Camorra treated Canberrans to a special Good Food Month dinner at Parlour Wine Room in New Acton.

Live Fit Live Life fundraiser

From left, Susie and John Forrest both of Mawson at Pistachio Dining at Torrens to help Scott Eastburn and his Live Fit Live Life challenge to raise money for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation. 21st October 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.Click for more photos

Canberrans gathered to support Scott Eastburn and his Live Fit Live Life challenge fundraiser for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, at Pistashio Restaurant

Hats Off for dinner

From left, Isabelle Resch and Steve Andrea both of Griffith at Aubergine Restaurant in Griffith.Click for more photos

Crowds gather at Aubergine restaurant in Griffith for the "Hats Off" dinner as part of the Good Food month.

Miss Muddy

From left, Selena Kulkarni of Watson and Samantha Kulkarni of Queanbyean.Click for more photos

Canberra women competed in the Miss Muddy obstacle and mud race at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

'Capital Jam' Car Show

Gina Poulakis of Hackett, and Scott Robinson of MacKellar.Click for more photos

Canberra car lovers turned out for the 'Capital Jam' modified car show at Rond Terraces.

Marymead Auxiliary Spring Morning Tea

From left, Leonie Smorhun of Narrabundah and Joanne Dean-Ritchie of Hawker.Click for more photos

Canberrans enjoyed a morning in the gardens at Government House for the Marymead Auxiliary Spring Morning Tea.

Thirst 'Thai Challenge'

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Canberrans enjoyed an authentic regional Thai menu as part of The Canberra Times Good Food Month.

Noetic Group Annual Function

From left, Zee Balkan-Brown of Phillip and Louise Hanlon of Farrer.Click for more photos

The Noetic Group consulting firm enjoyed their annual function at The Boat House by the Lake in Barton

"In the Mouth of the Tiger" Launch

SOCIALS: For print edition on Friday 17th October. From left, Terry and Deborah Dwyer both of Pearce at Paperchain Bookstore in Manuka for the launch of Click for more photos

Book lovers gathered for the launch of "In the Mouth of the Tiger" by Derek Emerson-Elliott and Lynette Silver

Hospitality Industry Party

From left, Sara Jaber of Jerrabomberra and Tarn Morrow(**correct spelling**)of New Acton at Lucky's Speakeasy bar at QT for the Hospitality Industry party.Click for more photos

Crowds gathered at Lucky's Speakeasy bar at QT for the Hospitality Industry party.

Canberra Potters Society open day

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Paul and Ernesta Richter of Watson  at the Canberra Potters Society open day.
The Canberra Times
13 October 2014
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Canberra Potters’ Society opened its' doors at Watson Arts Centre where visitors joined a range of activities

Youthcare Race Day

Hayden Bird from Belconnen and Jen Moorhouse from KambahClick for more photos

Annual Youthcare Canberra and Students Race Day at Thoroughbred Park

Luke Chiswell and Local Press

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Luke Chiswell and Local Press Cafe teamed up for an artistic showcase by the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.

Ireland vs ACT Comets

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(from left)John Condon of Batemans Bay and John Rogers of Perth at the one day cricket match between Ireland and ACT Comets at Manuka oval.
The Canberra Times
07 Octocber 2014
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Cricket lovers gathered to watch the one day cricket match between Ireland and ACT Comets at Manuka oval

NSW/ACT Downhill State Series

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Mt. Stromlo played host to the final round of the NSW/ACT Downhill State Series.

Open Day at Government House.

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Government House, the residence of the Governor-General, threw its doors open to the public on Sunday.

Royal Scottish Dancing Society ball.

from left, Mark Simmons from Watson and Jacqui Rosier from Watson.Click for more photos

People gathered from all over to attend the Royal Scottish Dancing Society's Winter School Ball at St Edmund's College.

National Film and Sound Archive's 30th anniversary

S from left, Libby Baker from Oxley and Melinda Heal from Duffy.Click for more photos

Crowds gathered to celebrate the National Film and Sound Archive's 30th anniversary.

September

The Wharf Revue: Open for Business

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The Opening night of Sydney Theatre Company's The Wharf Revue: Open for Business.
Rhonda Daniell from Nichols, Judith McDonnell from Ngunnawal, Peter Daniell from Nichols, and Peggy Brown from Amaroo.
Filed: Tuesday, 30 September 2014 8:09:37 pm 
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Locals gathered to enjoy the Opening night of Sydney Theatre Company's The Wharf Revue: Open for Business, a political satire

Hustle & Scout Markets

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Canberrans turn out en masse to the newly relocated Hustle & Scout Markets at Fairbairn airbase

The Gruffalo at the Canberra Theatre

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Canberrans enjoyed a performance of The Gruffalo at the Canberra Theatre.

Equus Opening Night

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Scenes from the opening night of the play Equus at Repertory Lane.

Floriade Garden Soiree

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Faces in the Canberra Times Marquee for the Floriade Nightfest Garden Soiree.

Roundhouse Hotel Group Cocktail Party

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Roundhouse Hotel Group Canberra hosted a cocktail party to launch their new family of brands and websites.

AFL Grand Final lunch

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AFL grand final lunch at the National Arboretum.
Sonia Taylor from Bruce and Trea Murphy from Queanbeyan
Filed: Tuesday, 23 September 2014 3:14:40 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Local Canberrans and AFL players gathered for the AFL Grand Final lunch at the National Arboretum.

Menslink Business Breakfast

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September 23th 2014.
Menslink Business Breakfast at the National Press Club of Australia, Barton.? From left Sandra Fisk, Louise Bilston and Michelle Bilston.
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Canberrans enjoyed breakfast at the Menslink Business Breakfast at the National Press Club, Barton

Thai Festival at the Royal Thai Embassy

From left Cameron Barber of Latham, Shamin Sabetraftar of Page and Sandy Barber of Latham.Click for more photos

Crowds gathered at the Royal Thai Embassy for the Thai Festival

Dragons Abreast Corporate Regatta

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The Dragons Abreast Canberra 2014 Corporate Regatta was on at Weston Park in Yarralumla. This year the theme was 'celebrations'.

Socials at the CRDL

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Canberrans made their way to Tuggeranong to see some of territories toughest ladies battle it out.

Local Fashion Trail

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Local Fashion Trail event at Lucky's, QT Hotel

Peppers Gallery Hotel

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Launch of Peppers Gallery Hotel in New Acton

At Floriade

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Miriam Angus and Chelsea Bryant, 3, of Waramanga at Floriade.
The Canberra Times
16 September 2014
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Canberrans spent a sunny Tuesday amongst the flowers at Floriade

Tuggeranong United vs Melbourne Victory

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Locals brave chilly conditions to see Tuggeranong United take on Melbourne Victory in the FFA Cup at Viking Park

Schnitz n' Giggles

SOCIALS: For print edition on Wednesday 17th September. From left, Marisa Oberdorf (**Correct spelling**) of Weston and Dannielle Kurr of Kambah at Smith's Alternative bookshop in Civic to see Schnitz n' Giggles followed by Sunday Brunch.15th September 2014 . Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.Click for more photos

Canberrans got their dose of silly laughs at Shnitz n' Giggles, an improvisation show at Smith's Alternative Bookshop

Canberra Finch Club bird sale

Kevin Murphy and Lauren from Evatt.Click for more photos

Canberrans gathered at St Jude's Primary in Holder to see the parrots, finches, budgies, canaries, quail and doves on offer

Team Canberra Bon Voyage charity night

SOCIALS: For print edition?on Monday 15th?September. From left,?Lauren Whittaker of Bruce, David Stokoe (CORRECT SPELLING)of Gordon, Jess Hale of Gordon and Noorjahan Nizam(CORRECT SPELLING) of Downer?attend the Team Canberra Bon Voyage charity night raising money for Camp Quality. 10th September 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.?

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Team Canberra Bon Voyage hosts a charity night raising money for Camp Quality.

Canberra Raiders Meninga Medal

Josh Papalii of Weetangera and Anthony Milford of Bruce.Click for more photos

Players and acquaintances of the Canberra Raiders attend the Meninga Medal presentation night at the AIS Arena in Bruce.

Taste & Test at Sage Restaurant

SOCIALS: Attending the taste and test evening at Sage restaurant in Braddon are from left, Maggie Tran and David Arnold both of Casey. 9th September.?Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.?
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Lovers of food and fine dining had a chance to decide what would be on the next menu at Sage Restaurant.

The Canberra Times Fun Run

Andrea McCallion, Glen Massey, Isabel Massey, front from left, Penny Massey 9 and James Massey 5 all from Holt.Click for more photos

Crowds gathered to witness and take part in The Canberra Times Fun Run.

Comedy Club at the Civic Pub

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Jacques Barrett and a number of local comedians performed at the Civic Pub on Wednesday night.

Tone, Colour and Space

Linzie Nardi?of Gungahlin and Rachel Rooney of?Chisholm.Click for more photos

Crowds gathered at the Tugerranong Arts Centre for the Tone, Colour and Space exhibition by Lake Tuggeranong College Students.

August

The Brumby Ball

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The Brumby Ball was held on Saturday to honour the team's efforts over the course of the season.

ACT Sport Hall of Fame

Sophie Pereira from Crace and Gillian Pereira from Murrambateman.Click for more photos

Canberrans gathered at the Woden Tradies for the ACT Sport Hall of Fame.

Dorothy-Jane Band

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The National Press Club played host to the Dorothy-Jane Band on Thursday evening as part of its August music programme.

Julia Henning performing in Canberra

Laura Kemp of O'Connor, Nicholas Mico of Kambah and Jess Warren of Belconnen.Click for more photos

Crowds gathered at Smith's Alternative Bookshop to see Adelaide songstress, Julia Henning.

Open Mic Comedy

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The Front Gallery and Bar hosted an open mic comedy night on Tuesday evening.

CIT Bootleg Sessions

SOCIALS: For print edition on?Thursday 28th August. L-R ?Stephanie Parker of Queanbeyan and Bob Laverick of Chifley?at the Phoenix to see the?CIT Bootleg Sessions. 25th August 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.
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The Bootleg Sessions are a showcase of local, raw and original musicians at the Phoenix, Canberra City

The Canberra Brick Expo

Social. The Brick Expo at the Hellenic Club, Woden.(Publication date Wed. August 27) L to R. Jaime Pereira of Murrumbateman, Karissa Carkeet of McKellar and Yvie Pereira of Murrumbateman. 23rd. August 2014 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.Click for more photos

Families from around town spent Saturday at the Brick expo, an exhibition of rare and unique LEGO® creations

Commit No Nuisance

Digby Tomes of Phillip, Pete MacLeod of Lyneham and Mahalia Gensen of Ainslie.Click for more photos

Crowds gather at La De Da bar in Belconnen for the live art battle Commit No Nuisance

Glass and Science

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Canberrans discovered the science behind glass at the Canberra Glassworks as part of National Science Week.

The Importance of Being Earnest

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Jason and Renee Durate of New Acton at the Canberra Theatre for the opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest
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19 August 2014
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The opening night of Oscar Wilde's much loved play, The Importance of Being Earnest, at the Canberra Theatre

Opening night of the Israeli Film Festival

James Johnston of Lyneham and Sarah beddows of Mawsom at the Israeli film festival at the Palace Cinema.Click for more photos

Locals gather for the opening night of the Israeli Film Festival at Palace Electric Cinema, Acton

The screening of The Hundred-Foot Journey

SOCIALS: Pics for print editon on Thursday 21st August: L-R Jenna Keen and Jeremy Stredwick both of Crestwood N.S.W at Dendy Cinema for  the screening of The Hundred-Foot Journey. 18th August 2014 .  Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.Click for more photos

Canberrans gathered for the special screening of The Hundred-Foot Journey, a new comedy starring Helen Mirren at Dendy Cinema

Dine with Monsieur Chopin

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Diners were treated to an unusual marriage of fine food and fine music at Teatro Vivaldi's.

'Offline' at New Acton

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'Offline' a new exhibition at the Nishi building in New Acton opened on Friday night. Those in attendance were treated to works which dealt with spatial concepts and the human condition.

Arcadia, Sound of the Sea exhibition

SOCIALS: Please note: Pics are for print edition on Sunday 17th August: L-R Randal May of Victoria, Photographer John Witzig of N.S.W and Catina Eyres of Victoria at the official opening of Arcadia, Sound of the Sea exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. 13th August 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.Click for more photos

Canberrans get close to the beach for the premier of Arcadia: Sound of the Sea at the National Portrait Gallery, which captures "free-spirited" Aussie surfers in the age of conscription to Vietnam.

The Ranamok Glass Prize

L-R Jade and Ben Young both of Sydney at the Canberra Glassworks for the announcement of the Ranamok prize.Click for more photos

Locals gather for the annual acquisitive award for glass artists who reside in Australia and New Zealand, held at the Canberra Glassworks

The Sydney HotShots

At the Sydney Hot Shots Show, Calwell Bar and Grill.Click for more photos

The HotShots brought their Six Pack Sensation Extravaganza to Calwell to the delight of the audience.

Socials at the John Dent Cup

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Eager rugby fans at the John Dent Cup final.

Best Beard Competition at King O'Malley's

L-R Robbie Ashcroft?and Sam Kristiansen both of Gordon?at King O'Malley's ,Civic?for the best beard competition.?Click for more photos

Back again by popular demand, the Best Beard Competition at King O'Malley's, Civic, draws a crowd of facial fuzz fanatics

Circa's S at the Canberra Theatre

SOCIALS: Pic are for pint edition on Monday 11th August. L-R Andy Smith and Sharina Faizal both of Captains Flat at the Canberra Theatre for the opening night of Circa superhuman.   6th August 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.Click for more photos

Canberrans enjoy the dazzlingly complex acrobatic show at Circa's S - Superhuman at the Canberra Theatre.

Coolio At Transit Bar

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Excited music fans braved a chilly Canberra evening to see Coolio play at Transit Bar.

Canberrang Swing Dancing Festival

Socials. Swing Dance socials at Garema Place. Publish date Thursday August 7th. Katrina Leske of Monsh, left and Claire Leske of Lyneham. August 2nd. 2014 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.Click for more photos

Hundreds of dancers descend on Garema Place in their best animal onesies for the 'Circus' themed Canberrang swing dancing festival in Civic.

Annual Malkara Model Railway Exhibition

Socials: 2nd August 2014. Annual Malkara Model Railway & Scale Model Exhibition, held at the Malkara Specialist School. In photo: April Murray, 2yrs old, from Warramanga. The Canberra Times.  Photo by: Jamila ToderasClick for more photos

Delights for the young and young-at-heart at the annual Malkara Model Railway and Scale Model Exhibition, held at the Malkara Specialist School, Garran.

Property Council ACT Gala Ball

Socials.  Property Council of Australia ACT Awards Night and Gala Ball at Parliament House.  from left Troy Koch, Kara Donovan   1 August 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.Click for more photos

Local property professionals dress up for the Property Council's ACT Awards Night and Gala Ball

July

Nikon Professional Services Roadshow

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A showcase of Nikon's exciting collection of professional DSLR's and lenses.

Canberra FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers

L-R Sebastian Arranz, 9 of Wanniassa, Harry Menham, 8 of Kambah and his brother James, 11 at Deakin Stadium to watch Canberra FC take on the Western Sydney Wanderers.Click for more photos

Canberra FC take on the Western Sydney Wanderers in a pre-season game at Deakin Stadium.

Christmas in July Markets at the Q

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A Sunday spent at the annual Christmas in July Markets, at The Q, Queanbeyan

Honky Tonks: Night Market.

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Honky Tonks hosted its first night market on Wednesday night, delighting patrons with an eclectic mix of clothing and food.

'Abstraction-Creation' Exhibition Opening

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Exhibition opening of Abstraction-Creation: J.W Power in Europe 1921-1938, at the National Library of Australia

A Dinner with Antonio Carluccio

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A fireside dinner and story-telling session with chef, Antonio Carluccio at the Kamberra Winery

Wombat Stew, Live on Stage

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Wombat Stew, live on stage at the Canberra Theatre.

Joelistics Album Launch

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Joelistics launched his album Blue Volume at Transit Bar on July 19

AHA ACT Hospitality Awards

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2014. L-R Sophia Carlini of Kingston and Cassie Coates of Braddon at
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The biggest black carpet event of the year for hospitality, the ACT AHA Awards, held at QT Canberra

High Tea with the 10 Tenors

L to R Mary Campey of Ulladulla, tenor Joseph Naim and Barbara Pearce
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At the Canberra Theatre Centre, the 10 Tenors have high tea and perform an impromptu sing-a-long with twenty lucky ticket holders from the NSW South Coast region.

About town: Improvention 2014 Zombiscal

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Zombiscal, an improvised zombie musical, took place on Friday at the Street Theatre.

Opening night of "Patyegarang"

L-R Jessica Yamaguchi of Monash and Naomi Dunkley of Greenway.Click for more photos

A cold night in Canberra heats up at the Canberra Theatre with the opening night of "Patyegarang" by the Bangarra Dance Theatre.

The Bluestar Social Harmony Iftar Dinner

L-R  Harry Oppermann of Curtin and Christine Sullivan of Lyons at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture for the Bluestar 6th annual Social Harmony Iftar Dinner.Click for more photos

The annual Bluestar Social Harmony Iftar Dinner returns for its sixth year at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture.

The 'Mr Tim' show

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'Mr Tim' show at the NewActon gallery.
Darcey (4) and Chakriya Bowman from Acton.
Filed: Tuesday, 15 July 2014 2:59:21 pm 
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‘Mr Tim’ and the Fuzzy Elbows in concert with kids during the school holidays, at the Nishi Gallery

Skate in the City

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Skate in the City returned to Garema Place for its fourth year.

Lifeline Canberra Gala Ball

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Lifeline Canberra celebrated their involvement in the Canberra community with their annual Gala Ball on Saturday.

Sunday Assembly Canberra's Inaugural Trivia Night

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The Canberra Club played host to the Sunday Assembly Canberra's trivia night.

Wayne Brady at the Canberra Theatre

Shane Atkinson and Crystal of Wagga Wagga at the Canberra Theatre for Wayne Brady performance.Click for more photos

Comedy fans who braved the wet weather were rewarded with laughs aplenty from comedian and improv extraordinaire Wayne Brady’s 2014 ‘‘Its My Line’’ tour at the Canberra Theatre.

NAIDOC Week Art Exhibition

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Harry and Kate Williams at the local community celebrations Art Exhibition for NAIDOC Week held at The Q Exhibition Space in Queanbeyan 
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08 July 2014
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People gathered to enjoy the annual NAIDOC Week Art Exhibition at The Q

Opening of the Scandinavian Film Festival

Danielle McMahon of Lyneham and Nicole Thomson at the Palace Electric Cinema NewActon for the inaugural Scandinavian Film Festival.Click for more photos

The opening night of the inaugural Scandinavian Film Festival at Palace Electric Cinemas

"The way we wear" vintage fashion fair

Marion, left and Ella Beniamini, from Yarralumla.Click for more photos

"The way we wear" vintage fashion fair at Canberra's Albert Hall.

Hustle and Scout: Twilight Fashion Market

Tegan Westra of Bruce and Suzzi Hartery of Ngunnawal.Click for more photos

Canberrans brave the cold as they celebrate innovative and sustainable fashion at Canberra's first boutique night market.

Ramadan Iftar Dinner at the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre

L-R  Saleha and Hussain Sahu Khan both of Lyneham at the Ramadan Iftar dinner at the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre.Click for more photos

Canberra's diverse Muslim community gathers at the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre in Civic for Iftar, the breaking of the Ramadan fast.

The Festival of Ambitious Ideas at Questacon

L-R Adrienne Gross of Weetangera and Bronwen Mackenzie of Amaroo at Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre for the Festival of Ambitious Ideas.Click for more photos

Canberrans brave the winter cold to hear inspiring speakers talk about innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and extraordinary achievements in the Capital at the Festival of Ambitious Ideas at Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre.

GLINT Exhibition Opening at the Glassworks

L-R Arjen and Jane Romeyn both of Fraser at the Canberra Glassworks for the exhibition opening of Click for more photos

The opening night of GLINT at the Canberra Glassworks in Kingston. This exhibition showcases 8 artists, providing viewers a unique opportunity to explore the connections between printmaking and glass.

Veterans Federation relocation Anniversary

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Mick and Jeannie Haxell of Duffy attend the 10th Anniversary of the relocation of the Stephen King Memorial Centre in Page.
The Canberra Times
1 July 2014
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The 10th Anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans and Veterans Federation relocation to the Stephen King Memorial Centre

June

Mid-Winter Market at Belconnen Markets

Socials, 28th June 2014 , Lyn Steel, Bruce. Pat Parker, Flynn. Attending Belconnen Arts Centre Mid Winter Market.?

Canberra Times photo taken by Daniel Spellman.

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People gathered to enjoy the Mid-Winter Market at Belconnen Markets

National Capital Dancesport Championships

Socials, 28th June 2014, Grace Leong, Victoria. Kevin Keurntyes, Victoria. Attending National Capital Dancesport Championships, AIS Arena.?

Canberra Times photo taken by Daniel Spellman.

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People came from around Australia to attend the National Capital Dancesport Championships at AIS arena

Sunflower Dash socials in Canberra

Volunteers, Annabelle Ledger 16yrs, from Yarralumla, and Yuki Cho 16yrs, from Wanniassa.Click for more photos

Social photos from the Sunflower Dash for the Leukemia Foundation.

Canberra Roller Derby League

Socials.  **for print Tue 1st July**.  First game Canberra Roller Derby League Brindabelters Vs Surly Griffins.  rear from left,  Jack Hodge, David Pembroke, Chase Tiffen, Lucy Pembroke, front from left, Bridie Tiffen, Will Hodge, Lilli Hodge and Grace Pembroke.  28 June 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.Click for more photos

Crowds gather to support players at the first game of the Canberra Roller Derby League.

Art + Soul 2 launch at the NGA

SOCIALS: Please note: Pics are for print edition on Sunday 29th June. L-R Chell Lyons of Gungahlin and Trisha Randhawa of the City at the National Gallery of Australia  for the launch of art and soul 2.  .  25th June 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.Click for more photos

People gather at the gala launch of Art + Soul 2, a three-part series airing on ABC1 in July, at the NGA

Fernwood's 80s themed birthday bash

Canberra Times - News/Socials - June 25 2014
SOCIALS FOR PRINT FRIDAY JUNE 27TH
Fernwood turns 25 with an 80s theme fatburner class
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Gym members gathered to celebrate Fernwood's 25 year birthday bash in style, 80s style.

Opening night of 'The Factory' musical

SOCIALS: Please note: Pics are for print edition on Thursday 26th June. L-R Jonathan McFeat and Celia Winnett both of Kingston at the Canberra Theatre for the opening night of The Factory.   24th June 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.Click for more photos

Opening night of The Factory, New Zealand's first Pacific Musical, at the Canberra Theatre

ACT Indigenous Excellence Awards Dinner

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The ACT and region's Indigenous high achievers were recognised on Monday.

Raiders 1994 Grand Final Reunion Dinner

Laurie Daley and Michael Sebo of Monash at the Raiders 1994 grand final reunion dinner.Click for more photos

The Canberra Raiders celebrated their 1994 grand final triumph with a reunion dinner.

Local Fashion Trail Event at Lucky's

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Lucky's played host to a showcase of some of the territory's best brands and boutiques.

Opening of the Lag/Meta/Aus exhibiton

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The NMA officially opened the Lag/Meta/Aus exhibition showcasing the culture and history of the Torres Strait Islands.

Midwinter Ball at Parliament House

Bill Shorten and Chloe Bryce arrive at Parliament House for the Mid Winter Ball.Click for more photos

Movers and shakers don their best silks and furs for the 15th annual Mid Winter Ball and charity auction at Parliament House.

Book Launch at Smith's Bookshop

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Smith's played host to the launch of Rita Wagner's new title 'Menopause Makes Mummy Mental'.

Edelweiss and Bluebells variety concert

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Edelweiss and Bluebells variety concert.

Belconnen Magpies support Lifeline

Social. (Publish date Tuesday June 17) Lifeline function at the Belconnen Magpies home game against Ainslie at Kippax. Ali McGavin, left and Jemma Posch, both from Braddon. June 14th. 2014 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

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Belconnen Magpies dedicated funds raised from their round 12 NEAFL clash against Ainslie to Lifeline on Saturday.

TTM Corporation Group and Cerebral Palsy Alliance Charity Race Day

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The charity race day featured 'Fashions on the Field' and the search for the face of TTM Corporation Group.

20 Years of Friendship

Members of Chisholm Ladies Friendship Group is celebrating 20 years.Click for more photos

Members and guests swap stories and laughs as they celebrate 20 years of the Chisholm Ladies Friendship Group.

Jukka Perko Avara Trio Concert

SOCIALS: Please note: pics are for print edition on Thursday 12th June.  L-R Karuna Honer of O'Connor and Rosie Fleming of Ainslie at the Embassy of Finland, Yarralumla to see Jukka Perko 'Avara' Trio.Click for more photos

Canberrans gathered to enjoy the unique Nordic hymns and soulful sounds of the Jukka Perko Avara Trio, at the Embassy of Finland.

Create a Mega Lego Queen

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The young and young at heart gathered at Old Parliament House to create a mega Lego mosaic.

The Handmade market

SOCIALS: Please note these pics are for print edition on Monday 9th June..... L-R Juliet Contreras,15  of Curtin, Jenny Lalor of Curtin and Lucia Contreras,11 at the Handmade market, National Convention centre, Canberra.  8th June. 2104. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.Click for more photos

Some Canberrans spent Sunday morning strolling through the handmade market stalls at the National Convention Centre.

Drawn in, at the National Portrait Gallery

Socials for Tuesday 10 June.
DRAWN IN at the National Portrait Gallery. Spend a relaxing and creative Sunday afternoon at the National Portrait Gallery with your family and friends. Create your own pieces of artwork at the gallery as you listen to the live musical talents of Xavier Dunn.
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Drawn in, at the National Portrait Gallery, where members of the public created their own pieces of artwork

Italian National Day at La Scala

L-R Raffaele Iannizzotto of Kingston presents Gab Saccardo of Bruce the silver dish for La Scala Restaurants quality and authenticity in its cuisine.Click for more photos

Canberrans celebrate Italian National Day at La Scala Restaurant, Civic. La Scala was presented with a silver dish for the quality and authenticity of their cuisine.

Reception for Timothy Papandreou

Reception for Timothy Papandreou at the invitation of Pedal Power ACT.Click for more photos

Pedal Power ACT, in conjunction with the Planning Institute of Australia (ACT Division) and Heart Foundation ACT, hosts a reception for cyclist Timothy Papandreou.

Rapt in Felt at The Q

Rapt in Felt, Canberra region feltmakers annual
exhibition & Bazaar at The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre.Click for more photos

The opening night of Rapt in Felt, the Canberra region feltmakers annual exhibition and bazaar at The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre.

From Little Things Big Things Grow

Adrienne Francis of Yass, Charlie Roper of Watson and Margot Francis of Kaleen.Click for more photos

Crowds gather at the Wesley Music Centre to see 'From Little Things Big Things Grow'.

May

Mad Hatter's Party

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KU Braddon Children's Centre joined Australia's Biggest Morning Tea with a mad hatter themed party.

ACT Rural Fire Rescue medal ceremony

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ACT Rural Fire Rescue Long Service Medal Ceremony at Terrace Cafe, Australian War Memorial

Have a try Scouting!

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The Duntroon Campbell Scout Group invited their surrounding community to attend a special come a try scouting night.

National Day of Argentina Celebrations

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The Canberra diplomatic community gathered at the Albert Hall to celebrate the National Day of Argentina.

Centenary of the Railway to Canberra

James McBride, 3 of Narrabundah and John Hood of
Hackett.Click for more photos

The 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first train in Canberra.

Public Education dinner

L-R Kieran Blackwell of Ngunnawal and Claire Wirth of Palmerston at the
2014 Public Education dinner, National Press Club, Barton.Click for more photos

2014 Public Education dinner at the National Press Club of Australia.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past Opening Night at Dendy's

l-r Natasha Williams of Richardson, Jess Docherty of Cook and Neil Williams of Richardson at the Uncanny Xmen opening night at Dendy Cinemas.Click for more photos

Superfans and moviegoers turn out for the premier of X-Men: Days Of Future Past at Dendy Cinema, Civic.

Admission: One Shilling

L-R Robert May and Christine May both of Jerrabomberra  at the
Canberra Theatre for the opening night of Admission: One Shilling.Click for more photos

Opening night of Admission: One Shilling at the Canberra Theatre.

Canberra launch of 'The Babadook'

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Eager film-goers attended the Canberra launch of The Babadook at Palace Electric Cinemas.

Canberra region wine showcase at A. Baker

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A. Baker showcased the produce of the Mount Majura winery at their Basement Bar on Thursday.

Lifeline celebrates National Volunteer Week

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To mark the 25th year of National Volunteer Week, Lifeline Canberra recognised the extraordinary dedication of its volunteers.

Opening of 'The Fabric of Work'

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The Canberra Glassworks played host to the opening of Australian glass scene luminary Nick Mount's exhibition 'The Fabric of Work'.

Watson Preschool celebrates 50 years

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Families gathered to celebrate Watson Preschool's 50th birthday.

Camp Quality supper club after party at Old Parliament House

Alesha Brown of Lyneham, Gabi Robens of Braddon, Jo Krippner of Queanbeyan and Sasha Beckett of AinslieClick for more photos

Camp Quality supper club after party at Old Parliament House, May 8.

Abbeyfield Ainslie House turns 25

Ross Borchers of Ainslie and Stan Platis of Pearce.Click for more photos

Scenes from the 25th birthday of the Abbeyfield Ainslie House in Ainslie.

Barry Kirby speaks at the National Press Club

Send Hope not Flowers brings Barry Kirby to the National Press Club. Dr Barry Kirby (centre) spoke at the press club about lifesaving maternal health work he does in Papua New Guinea. He is flanked by the Send Hope committee who help fund his work (from left, Alex Fahey, Tara Taubenschlag, Emma Macdonald and Steve Robson).Click for more photos

Barry Kirby talks about the lifesaving maternal health work he does in Papua New Guinea in conjunction with the charitable organisation Send Hope not Flowers.

"Don Quixote" by the Imperial Russian Ballet

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Crowds gather to watch "Don Quixote" by the Imperial Russian Ballet Company at the Canberra Theatre

Opening of Active Travel

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Snaps from the official opening of Active Travel in Braddon.

Australian Dance Week Celebration

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The Australian Dance Week Celebration presented by Ausdance ACT.

Creative Textile Show

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Artists and observers congregate at the Creative Textile Show held at the National Convention Centre.

Winter White Party

Jessica Minichiello of Waramanga and Mimi Rette of
Wanniassa.Click for more photos

Crowds gather at the Playground Martini & Tapas Bar for the Winter White Party.

April

Fashfest 2014 Opening Night

The opening night of Fashfest, Canberra.Click for more photos

Shots of Canberras most fashion-forward at the opening night of FASHFEST 2014 at the Brindabella Business Park.

The launch of “The Future Sessions”

(from left) Amanda Apps of Kaleen and Anna Nagalingam of McKellar.Click for more photos

The launch of “The Future Sessions” at the National Library of Australia.

Groovin the Moo at UC

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The Canberra leg of the Groovin the Moo music festival took place at the UC on Sunday.

The royal couple at The National Portrait Gallery

The Hugh Laurie Show

How I Learned to Drive at the ANU Arts Centre

A Royal Arrival

National Folk Festival

The Amazing Spiderman 2 at Dendy Cinemas

The Zombie Walk at UC

Flip Out Trampoline Arena opening day

The Dead Maggies in Civic

Jane Austen Festival Australia

Living Democracy: The Cultural Cost of War

Sydney Dance Company's Interplay

Buoyed Up graduation

University of Canberra graduates

The launch of 'Luminous World' at the National Library

Launch of Gelatissimo’s Hot Cross Chocolate

ACT catchment groups art prize exhibition

Unmade Edges

"From The Feet Up" book launch

Music at Midday concert

Audi Festival of German Films

March

SnowyHydro open day social photos

Matt Uttley and Ruby Rose Uttley 7 month both of Narrabundah.Click for more photos

SnowyHydro South Care invites the public to its helicopter base at Hume.

Relay For Life

Jasmin Poels and Claire Friend at the Relay for Life at the AIS.Click for more photos

Crowds gather to support the Cancer Council's Relay For Life at the AIS.

The Guardians of Style

Claudie Tetreault of Queanbeyan and Lizzie Wagner Kingston.Click for more photos

The Guardians of Style present Autumn/Winter new season fashions at the Canberra Centre.

The Maker's Hub Grand Opening

Raiders v Titans

Brumbies vs Stormers at Canberra Stadium

National Photographic Portrait Prize

Launch of Urban Walkabout's guide

The Long Way Home

"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" at the Courtyard Studio, Civic

St Patrick's Day in Canberra

National Portrait Gallery's new director

Art Not Apart Festival

Canberra Star Ball

Canberra Citizen of the Year ceremony

Irresponsible Variety Night at Smith's Alternative Bookshop

Australian Racing Hall of Fame awards

Racing: Black Opal Stakes 2014 Canberra

2014 Canberra Balloon Spectacular

Diner en Blanc

The opening of the Elioth Gruner exhibition at the Canberra Museum and Gallery

Social photos: A Celebration of Volunteering

Dinner supporting Coo

February

The Adventures of Priscilla- 25th anniversary

Costume designer, Tim Chappel with some of the costumes from the NFSA collection.Click for more photos

20th anniversary of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

Raiders launch

Cathy and Brett Norton from Kambah.Click for more photos

Raiders' season launch at The Abbey at Goldcreek.

Domain magazine official launch

Alyson Vardos of Braddon and Richard Luton of Kingston at the new-look Domain property magazine official launch at Acton.Click for more photos

The new-look Domain property magazine official launch.

Life's Reflections photo competition

The Ricky Stuart Foundation Golf Day

Carnivale Multicultural Festival

Animals in War

The CAT awards

Opera concert at Lerida Estate Winery

Friday night drinks at Old Parliament House

GWS v Sydney Swans

Canberra Capitals' awards night

Ben & Jerry's open air cinema

Maxim Tennis Invitational

Schnitzs and Giggles

Dora the Explorer Treasure Island

Brumbies Season Launch

Sunday Selfies

Canberra Rowing Club celebrations

Zombie flashmob social photos

Cerebral Palsy Alliance croquet fundraiser

Opera by Candlelight

Magpies Belconnen race day

Showcase Experiences by Omania

2014 Face of Canberra Racing heats

Trivia at The Phoenix

Super Bowl at Smoque

Selfies from around Canberra

My Country: Wiradjuri exhibition opening

Canberra on Sunday, February 2

Raiders junior rugby league registration day

January

Backyard Ashes opening night

Meghan Theunissen, 15 of Gordon, Courtney White,15 of Little Burra and Sarah Webber,15 of Wanniassa.Click for more photos

Crowds turn out for the opening night of Australian film Backyard Ashes at Limelight Cinema, Tuggeranong.

Canberra United v Sydney FC soccer match

Annalise Hedditch,15 and Emily Mullamp,15 both of Chapaman.Click for more photos

The faces in the crowd at Thursday night's Canberra United v Sydney FC match at McKellar Park.

Launch of the Royal Canberra Show

Joseph Ghobrial 4 from Melbourne checking out some chickens during the launch of the Royal Canberra Show.Click for more photos

Royal National Capital Agricultural Society CEO Garry Ashby launched the Royal Canberra Show at Garema Place on Wednesday, January 29.

Cavalry presentation night

Bungendore Show

Canberra's Australia Day celebrations

Young Australian of the Year luncheon

Australia Celebrates Live

Jessica Mauboy performs

New Year's Eve celebrations in Canberra

Sunday Selfies

'Selfies' from around Canberra.

Skyfire Selfies

A collection of your best selfies taken at the 2014 Skyfire.

Australia Day at Commonwealth Park

Scenes from Australia Day at Commonwealth Park.

Royal Canberra Show launch

In Garema Place.

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