Article Archive

April 23, 2014

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.


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.


Worlds Colliding At Fusion Cafe and Grill


Fusion Cafe and Grill resides in the space previously occupied by The Asian Noodle House. The timber floor, the original since the Sydney Building was constructed back in 1920s shines through with memories of the generations that have passed through over the decades. Classic cafe chairs add to the sense of history, and the room echoes with the chatter of customers - like ghosts from those bygone days. For fans of the Mediterranean architectural style, ceiling florets hark back the building’s origins.


Visit Turner from the Tate in Canberra with Accor Hotels

05/06/2013 by OutInCanberra

Novotel Canberra is proud to announce that they are the official accommodation partner of the exhibition Turner from the Tate: The Making of a Master that opened on 1 June at the National Gallery of Australia. To celebrate Canberra’s winter blockbuster, Novotel Canberra is offering guests the choice of two special packages! In addition to Novotel Canberra, the other three Accor hotels in Canberra, ibis Budget, ibis Styles and Mercure Canberra, are also offering Turner packages, starting from only $119* per room per night at ibis Budget.


Oishi = delicious

29/05/2013 by Katey Baddeley

Oishi on Garema place in Civic is the latest Japanese restaurant to open their doors in the capital. The decor is a contemporary spin on traditional colours, with black lacquered flooring, spacious dark wooden tables (no elbowing fellow diners here!) and brilliant red accents such as lights and table caddies. The food philosophy here is clean, fresh and sustainable. All ingredients served to patrons are purchased and used on the day without exception – and the quality really shows.


Recap: Blu & House Shoes @ Transit Bar

10/04/2013 by Bonnie Elvin

Not having attended a hip-hop gig since 2007, I had forgotten the simple joy of waving my hands in the air like I just don’t care (yeah, I went there), and seeing Blu & House Shoes at Transit Bar on Sunday night brought it all back. As I entered the establishment, through a haze of “too cool for school” dudes, XXL t-shirts and baggy-bottomed jeans, I was re-familiarised with the down-to-earth and unifying feeling hip-hop brings to a crowd.


Same hospitality, amazing food

10/04/2013 by Katey Baddeley

There is a lot of development to get excited about in Braddon at the moment. In particular, the re-opening of a brand spanking new Debacle in the Mode3 complex on Lonsdale street, not far from its former (now demolished) home.


Unbelievably good pub menu

12/03/2013 by Katey Baddeley

I vaguely remember visiting Mooseheads once. In an alcohol abetted buzz I think I stuck to the floor, lost a shoe, fell down a flight of stairs and ruined a perfectly good dress. Whilst the majority of that train-wreck of an evening was my fault completely, the unfavourable experience didn’t offer any entice of a return visit. That was 4 years ago. I’m pleasantly and unexpectedly surprised to announce a lot has changed since then.


Recap: Bombs Away @ Academy

18/02/2013 by Kathryn Cygan

Last Friday night marked the final night of ANU’s O Week, and suitably the city was alive with students aching to party before the tedium of classes begin. Academy Nightclub was holding a secret garden party, with some of Canberra’s best DJ’s providing the beats, and of course the internationally renowned headlining act from Perth; Bombs Away. But before the Perth duo graced the stage with their presence, three other DJ’s worked the room to get the party started.