Ladybird's Flight: Canberra's Past Events

Canberra's Past Events

May 2017

04, Thursday
Canberra Women Writers Network Launch
When: 6pm - 7pm
Where: Main Hall, Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Aninslie Ave, Braddon, ACT
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05, Friday
Beauties and Beasts: Faculty of Art & Design Staff Exhibition - Opening
Researcher-artists from the Faculty of Arts and Design present their 22nd annual exhibition, addressing the theme of Beauties and Beasts.
When: 5.30 - 7:30 pm
Where: Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT
Cost: Free
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06, Saturday
Art: What is it good for?
What is art good for? If we stopped arting, what would be the consequences? Perceptions of what constitutes Art often incorporate notions of inaccessibility - whether this is related to luxury and price or intellectual elitism
When: 11am - 12pm 
Where: Smiths Alternative Bookshop, Alinga Street, Canberra
Cost: Free
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07, Sunday
Independent Publishing Fair
Building on the success of last year's festival, more than 50 independent publishers, zinemakers, artists and literary organisations will offer up their wares for your perusing and purchasing pleasure
When: 10am - 3pm
Where: Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, ACT

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11, Thursday
Still Touching Hearts: An Evening With May Gibbs
Join the National Centre for Australian Children's Literature for 'Still Touching Hearts: An Evening with May Gibbs', including:

  • Jane Brummitt's presentation of May Gibbs' original artwork to the Centre
  • Jane Brummitt - Gifts from May Gibbs
  • Tania McCartney - Mamie: A celebration of May's life for modern children

When: 5.30 - 7pm
Where: ALIA House, 9-11 Napier Close, Deakin, ACT
Cost: $15 or $12 for members of the CBCA
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17, Wednesday
An evening with Emma
Join our Canberra Wise Women Interviewer Emma Grey for a reading and book signing of her co-authored new self-help book - I Don't Have Time.
When: 6 - 7:30pm
Where: Vibe Hotel, Canberra Airport, 1 Rogan Place, Canberra ACT
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18, Thursday
Celebrate Story Creators Night
Listen as a panel of awarded Story Creators from Canberra, including those who have had their books Noted, Shortlisted or awarded Book of the Year in the Children's Book Council's Book of the Year competition, share their insight into the work and creative processes behind their works - both published and 'in the pipeline'.
When: 6 - 8pm
Where: Canberra Girls Grammar School Junior School Library, Grey Street, Deakin, ACT
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26, Friday
Supercharge your social media skills
What is social media? Are you curious about social media, but not yet a user yourself? Come and hear Australian author and experienced workshop presenter Aleesah Darlison talk about social media services and learn how you can use social media in your daily life.
When: 6 - 7:30pm
Where: Dickson Library, Off Antil Street, Dickson Shops, Dickson, ACT
Cost: Free
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27, Saturday
Creating Perfect Picture Books with Aleesah Darlison
Award-winning children’s author, Aleesah Darlison, provides an extensive and informative introduction to the exciting world of picture books. She demystifies the process and provides insight into how to bring a picture book to publication.
When: 10am - 4pm
Where: E Block Seminar Room, Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, ACT
Cost: A$141.75 – A$220.50
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29, Monday
Robert Dessaix will be in conversation with Nicholas Brown
Discuss about his new book, The Pleasures of Leisure, a guide to work and play in the twenty-first century. It emphasises that the importance of making time for leisure is more vital than ever.
When: 6 - 7pm
Where: Copland Lecture Theatre Building 25 Kingsley Street, Australian National University, Acton, ACT
Cost: Free
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30, Tuesday
Chloe Shorten in conversation with Anna-Maria Arabia
Chloe’s new book, Take Heart: A Story for Modern Stepfamilies.
When: 6:30 - 7:30pm
Where: 
Copland Lecture Theatre, 
Building 25 Kingsley Street, Australian National University, Acton, ACT
Cost: Free
No post for this event.

June 2017

01, Thursday
Amy Laurens Book Launch
Harry Hartog Bookseller Westfield Woden has an exciting opportunity for you to meet local author Amy Laurens as she unveils her brand new book Where Shadows Rise
This book is suitable for ages 12+
When: 6pm
Where: Harry Hartog Bookseller, Westfield Woden, ACT
Cost: Free
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02, Friday 
Brutti ma Buoni
A commissioned work by Hotel Hotel which seeks to build knowledge and appreciation of Brutalist architecture in Canberra.
When: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Nishi Gallery, Kendall Lane NewActon, Canberra, ACT
BOOKED OUT
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04, Sunday
CÉZANNE, PISSARRO AND THE IMPRESSIONIST GROUP
Drill Hall Lecture Sereies 2017
When: 3pm
Where: ANU School of Art and Design Lecture Theatre – Level 1 Childers street entrance
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05, Monday
Ten Cities, Ten Poets
Cities are as complex and unknowable as they are familiar and unsurprising. Cities reveal their collective ghosts through their landscapes, their histories, their people, their sounds and smells.
Join award-winning poet Melinda Smith and editors Paul Hetherington and Shane Strange to celebrate the publication of this evocative new collection.
When: 6pm
Where: National Library Bookshop, Ground Floor, Parks Place Canberra ACT
Cost: Free

06,Tuesday
Understory - Canberra Launch
Join writer and artist Kim Mahood (author of Position Doubtful and Craft for a Dry Lake) as she launches Inga Simpson's first work of non-fiction, her eco-memoir, Understory: a life with trees. 
When: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Where: Muse, 
EAST Hotel, Cnr Canberra Ave and Giles St, Kingston ACT
Cost: Free
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