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July 29, 2014

Delights from Japan

09/01/2013 by Caitlin McDonell

Situated in the heart of Garema place, yet tucked away from the bustling crowd and the noise of the city, sees the home of Shogun restaurant. Shogun is a Japanese and teppanyaki restaurant, serving food fresh from the sea and hot off the grill. The restaurant features a relaxed ambiance with a mix of seating arrangements, unlike other Japanese restaurants in Canberra, they offer authentic Japanese style dining where you can sit on the floor. It also overlooks Garema Place offering a great view for those seated close to the window.

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Christmas Carnival in the City

12/12/2012 by OutInCanberra

Enjoy Christmas in the heart of Canberra with the Christmas Carnival in the City. There are free activities for people of all ages, from carol singers to adrenaline-fuelled fun. Enjoy the bumper boats, water balls and the bungee trampoline in Civic Square. Carol singers entertain each night from 6pm. Entry is free. For more information visit Click Here

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Recap: Emmylou Harris @ The Canberra Theatre Centre

21/11/2012 by Robbie Allison-Young

It’s not every day you get to see a Country music legend perform, let alone hang out with one, but last Monday I got to do just that. Luck was clearly on my side last week and by sheer coincidence, my parents knew Emmylou Harris’s sound engineer, a great guy by the name of Les (who they’d met in Nashville months prior) and this meant one thing for me – a free backstage pass to her concert!

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Recap: Ben Harper @ The Canberra Theatre Centre

14/11/2012 by Robbie Allison-Young

“God bless the dreamers. Though, when they speak of their dreams they sound so silly”. These were the first of many wise words to come out of Ben Harper’s mouth last Thursday night in the packed auditorium of the Canberra Theatre. As I entered the full arena, the silence was deafening. It’s not often you walk into a room of one thousand plus patrons still able to hear the sound of your own footsteps. It was an eerie scene. Moments later, a cool, calm and collected Harper popped out from behind the curtains as the crowd whistled and wailed in excitement.

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Mouth-watering game of hopscotch

05/09/2012 by Katey Baddeley

As a kid I couldn’t wait to be all grown up. I would wear whatever ludicrous and seasonally inappropriate garments to take my fancy, eat slabs of fruit and nut chocolate for dinner, stay up late, be free of homework, drive to Paris, have total control of the TV remote and own my own house, organised exactly how I want it. Now I am grown up (well, technically), the TV content is cactus, dresses worn in the harsh Canberra winter give me frostbite, I stay up late ploughing through life admin wishing I could just go to bed and my house is a complete mess.

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Yoga Guru - Sheldon Grant Leon returns

29/08/2012 by OutInCanberra

Join yoga guru, Sheldon Grant in a stunning location in NewActon, looking out onto the scenic lake while learning to master the art of peace, wellbeing and positive thought. Yoga mentor to Oprah when she visited Australia, Sheldon aims to make this two-day workshop over Saturday 1st September- Sunday 2nd September a mix of yoga, meditation, nutrition and wellness principles and is aimed at beginners as well as the experienced.

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Cocktails for a Cause

22/08/2012 by OutInCanberra

Always wanted to help out a charity, but not sure where to begin? Well here’s a great way to start, and a great way to enjoy a night out… Join NEXGEN an initiative of Marymead at 6pm on Thursday September 27th for an evening of Cocktails and Tapas, hosted by Tongue and Groove. Enjoy a complimentary cocktail on arrival, and sample tapas dishes from Tongue & Groove’s delicious new menu throughout the entire evening, whilst doing something great for our community! $10 specialty cocktails and $5 house wine and beer will be available all night!

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Canberra Centenary 2013

15/08/2012 by OutInCanberra

Canberra turns 100 years old in 2013 and a year-long program packed with events, activities and initiatives have been planned to mark the occasion. On Tuesday 4th September at 6pm, you are invited to hear first hand from Creative Director Robyn Archer AO, what will be in store for Canberra’s 2013 Centenary celebrations. Robyn Archer will take the audience through the year’s program mixed with appearances from special guests, music, dance and audio-visual illustration of the program.

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A place to visit more than once

15/08/2012 by Katey Baddeley

The words elegance, calm, fine cuisine and nostalgic jazz rarely fall favourably into the same sentence as a hotel restaurant - But One Restaurant & Bar at Novotel on Northbourne Avenue classily defies stereotype with unpretentious ease.

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Recap: Set Sail @ Transit Bar

08/08/2012 by Robbie Allison-Young

When I got the call up to review Set Sail last Thursday night at Transit Bar, I have to admit I needed to do some research as I was not familiar with the band. I did some digging and it didn’t take me long to stumble across their brilliant, guerilla-style cover of Bitter Sweet Symphony on YouTube, performed on the streets of Bourke St, Melbourne. 30 seconds of that clip was all it took to get me buzzing for the show ahead.

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