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April 18, 2014

Old Bus Depot Markets - Easter Edition

17/04/2014 by OutInCanberra

Simply no better way to spend your Sunday in Canberra and this weekend, your Easter Sunday. Browse through the array of arts, crafts, fashions (old and new), freshly baked bread and more! The Old Bus Depot Markets are held in a fabulous old industrial building and you'll have a fantastic time checking out all the local stallholders and what they have to offer. You might even find something you absolutely love, and we bet there will be steamy, fresh and delicious hot cross buns this weekend! More info:


The National Folk Festival 2014 - This Easter weekend!

17/04/2014 by OutInCanberra

Australia’s premier folk festival event – The National Folk Festival - celebrates the world of folk music and arts and is on again for 2014 this Easter long weekend! For five days Exhibition Park in Canberra becomes another world for each and every festival-goer. It becomes a magical place, filled with colour and sound. Hundreds of the world’s best musicians come to Canberra to perform daily. There is a wide array of different foods on offer, dance classes, free workshops, arts, crafts and poetry.


Breakfast on the Balcony - Mornings at Ha Ha Bar

15/04/2014 by OutInCanberra

As the last tendrils of fog lift from the surface of Lake Ginninderra, the morning light peeps through the autumnal leaves of the oak trees lining the shore. This is the view that from the balcony that greets breakfast diners at Belconnen’s Ha Ha Bar. A long-time favourite of the Northside, Ha Ha Bar is open from 7.00am (with breakfast from 8.00am commencing 22 April) until late with a fascinating range of dishes to satisfy famished punters no matter what the time of day.


5 Minutes with… Hanny-d Creations

15/04/2014 by Carly Jade Devine

Hanny-d Creations was launched to celebrate designer Hanny Dewar’s passion for one-off, hand-made clothing, accessories and handbags, as well as her burning desire to see changes in attitude in the fashion industry towards sustainability. The label was launched in 2009. Since expanding her business, Hanny has presented collections at events including Frugal Fashions and the Australian National University’s Sustainable Careers Day. This year will be her first appearance at FASHFEST.


Event Recap: Glass Towers at Transit Bar

15/04/2014 by Jen Taylor

Not even the rain and loss of Daylight Savings kept the dedicated from Transit Bar on Thursday night for the return of Glass Towers after their tour of America. The night opened with The Alternative, who brought quite a large crowd of followers. It was their first foray into the music scene with a drummer, having previously performed as an acoustic duo. They presented some nice acoustic guitar and solid basslines, and their final song (introduced by the lead singer as their personal favourite) was a definite crowd pleaser.


Q&A with Malcolm Burdett, Chief Winemaker at Lerida Estate

09/04/2014 by OutInCanberra

Canberra is blessed with some magnificent local wineries. Lerida Estate is a Halliday 5-Star vineyard that has been producing knockout vintages over the last decade. With a couple of long weekends coming up, it’s the perfect time to head out to Lerida and sample some of the current crop of wines (and visit Café Lerida for a delicious meal while you are there). We recently spent some time with Chief Winemaker, Malcolm Burdett. So, Malcolm, how’s the last of the 2013 harvest looking?


Music News: SAFIA's making headlines!

08/04/2014 by OutInCanberra

Canberra music continues to go from strength-to-strength. While local bands continue to gain national coverage, the best news this week surrounds local darlings, SAFIA. Not satisfied with Listen to Soul, Listen to BLUES reaching Number 76 in last year’s Hottest 100, Ben, Michael and Harry released their latest tune Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds as a free download, stirring up plenty of attention gaining widespread acclaim.


Movie: WIN a double pass to The Finishers

07/04/2014 by OutInCanberra

The truly inspirational and moving film The Finishers will be released on April 17, exclusive to Palace Electric. Julien is 17, has a great sense of humour, bags of charm, and is in a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy. Despite their love for him, his family is gradually falling apart under the strain of dealing with his disability. In a bid to bond with his father, Julien challenges him to participate with him in the Ironman race in Nice (French Riviera), a triathlon in which his father has previously competed.


5 Minutes with… Pure Pod

07/04/2014 by Carly Jade Devine

Launched in 2007, multiple award-winning Pure Pod is an Australian pioneer eco fashion label founded by Kelli Donovan and her partner and lifestyle photographer Sean Watson. Pure Pod collections are described as chic, contemporary and stylish, with an urban influence. Pure Pod—100% Australian designed and made—uses ethical and eco credentials, as much as possible, to produce garments from farm through to finished product.


WIN tickets to Johnny Castellano is MINE

02/04/2014 by OutInCanberra

This is more than love. This is more than rebellion. This is a twisted tale of pain and perfection. Acclaimed Canberra playwright Emma Gibson re-imagines Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid as a supernatural psychological thriller in this sharp-edged, full-throttled ride into the limits of human torment. Johnny Castellano is Mine follows Alice across time to on her quest to find a way to reach town heart-throb Johnny Castellano and escape the prison of unreliable memories she finds herself trapped in.