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October 1, 2016

FASHFEST NIGHT 2: Praxis / Limina

01/10/2016 by Sara Kimberley | Photography by Daniella Jukic

Following on from the incredible first night of FASHFEST, night two did not disappoint – rather it reaffirmed just what a powerful and impressive event FASHFEST truly is. The crowd was still on a high from night one and based on the level of talent that showed tonight, those attending for the first time are sure to become regulars in the future.

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FASHFEST NIGHT 1: Reverie / Furore

30/09/2016 by Kimberley Sara

Night one of Fashfest was a stunning display of the incredible talent, creativity and buzzing fashion scene developing in Canberra with rapid force. The kick off to the three-night FASHFEST extravaganza was a delicious taste of things to come; a visual, musical, artistic, fashion feast proving yet again to Canberra’s fashion event of the year.

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Getting that ballot paper right

29/09/2016 by Alex Dickens

There is nothing quite like the anxiety one feels standing in line to fill out that all important ballot paper. Do I have to tick, cross or put numbers in the boxes? What if my paper looks different to every one else’s? Can I use the same number more than once? All these questions circling around in your brain can put you off the whole voting process. To relieve that stress and anxiety of it all when you head to the polls on Saturday 15 October, we have all the information that you need to know about submitting your vote and filling out that all important ballot paper.

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Canberra’s spiciest festival is back in October

28/09/2016 by OutInCanberra

Canberra’s Rex Hotel is hosting the spiciest event on the local calendar from Friday 7 October until Sunday 9 October. The Canberra Latin Dance Festival (CLDF) is filled with world-class workshops, spectacular performances, intense dance routines and the best Latin dance music in the capital. Among the many Latin dance superstars will be Sashya Jay, one of the directors of Rhythm Brazil Samba Troupe in Sydney - leading the Samba parade with Dahlia Elkateb, fellow dancer from the UK, on the Sunday night. 

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Labour Day edition: 10 things to do this long weekend

28/09/2016 by OutInCanberra

With yet another long weekend up our sleeve, it’s time to make the most of the amazing events that Canberra has to offer. Enjoy the spring weather and rustle up a group of friends to come along to one of the 10 things to do on the Labour Day long weekend. FASHFEST at the National Convention Centre Thursday 29 September – Saturday 1 October

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Your guide to the spring racing season

27/09/2016 by Alex Dickens

As the weather starts to get a little warmer, it’s time to frock up and dust off those fascinators for spring racing season. Whether you enjoy a flutter at the race track or are just searching for an excuse to dress up in your spring-time best, the racing season has something for everyone. To help you get into the race day spirit we have put together the ultimate guide to spring racing in Canberra – find out where to get the hat, the frock, pre-drink, the races coming up at Canberra’s Thoroughbred Park and where to celebrate afterwards.

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Movie review: Tickled

27/09/2016 by Rylan Dawson

“I’ve made a career out of looking at the weird and bizarre side of life,” says Kiwi journalist David Farrier as he searches for his next story. Looking online, he finds an unusual competition known as ‘Competitive Endurance Tickling’ where young men hold each other down and are forced to tickle each other on camera.

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Long weekend edition: 10 things to do this weekend

23/09/2016 by OutInCanberra

Three days off Canberra! Thank you for Family and Community Day - Monday never looked so good! The sun is finally out and it’s time to get your friends and family together to get out and enjoy it! To help you out we have put together a list of the top 10 things to do in Canberra this long weekend. __________________________________________ 1. SAFIA at UC Refectory 8:00pm Friday 23 September

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Fashion and film combine at FASHFEST 2016

21/09/2016 by Josephine Huynh

A few months ago, FASHFEST 2016 called upon budding filmmakers to create six original films reflecting this year’s six event themes – reverie, furore, praxis, limina, spectra and singularity – and recently, the winners were announced! The chosen filmmakers will have their original film kick start each show at FASHFEST, Canberra’s biggest annual red-carpet fashion event, with the event now just over a week away. All they had to do was follow a simple brief – don’t be afraid to push the boundaries to create a memorable guest experience.

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Celebrating 20 years of international film

21/09/2016 by OutInCanberra

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr officially launched this year’s Canberra International Film Festival program on Thursday 8 September at the National Film and Sound Archive. This year the 11-day program of acclaimed local and international films, events, industry workshops and special guests marks the 20th anniversary since the annual festival began in 1996. The program launch was led by recently appointed Festival Director, Alice Taylor. In delivering program highlights, Alice drew particular attention to this year’s festival experience.

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