Article Archive

May 31, 2015

WIN tickets to Strangerland, starring Nicole Kidman

27/05/2015 by OutInCanberra

Nicole Kidman makes a welcome return to Australian independent cinema in this striking film. The teenage children of Catherine (Kidman) and Matthew (Joseph Fiennes) mysterious disappear from the outback town the family has recently settled in. When local cop Rae (Hugo Weaving) tries to solve the case, he uncovers a dark history that has repercussions for him too. Strangerland premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is currently in competition at the Sydney Film Festival. The film will have it’s exclusive season at Palace Cinemas nationally from 11 –17th June.


Saturday Night Live at Transit Bar - Lurch and Chief

26/05/2015 by Taru Leppänen

The Melbourne based Lurch and Chief played for a packed Transit Bar on Saturday 23 May as a part of their ‘Breathe’ EP tour. The crowd was in for a diverse evening of music, as local bands Foreign Kings and Slow Turismo. Kicked off the night, and Lurch and Chief took the stage around 11.00pm with a great set.


Whisky Live - Chatting with The Whisky Chef, Martine Nouet

25/05/2015 by OutInCanberra

This weekend, WhiskyLive hits the ANU Refectory this weekend, Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May. To prepare ourselves for the beautiful drinks on display, OutInCanberra sat down with visiting whisky and food writer from Whisky Magazine International, Martine Nouet. Martine, a native Frenchwomen who has moved to Scotland, was on a short trip to Australia to investigate the local scene. __________________________________


5 Things to Do This Weekend

21/05/2015 by OutInCanberra

Wow! There is so much happening this weekend... from comics to community festivals to the comedic relief of Eurovision! The weather is forecast to clear up to a crisp and clear couple of days, so get out and about Canberra this weekend! There’s plenty to see and do! Enjoy! 1. GAMMA.CON at Hellenic Club, Woden. From 6.00pm Friday Gamers and comic geeks unite! This weekend see the three-day festival of videogames, anime, manga, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, books, movies and TV shows.


Movie Review - Mad Max Fury Road

18/05/2015 by Sam Tremayne

Let’s get one thing straight: Mad Max – Fury Road is not a movie that holds your hand during a gentle night out. There’s no time to stand outside in the queue deciding on what size popcorn you’re after, just get in, sit down and hang on for the next two and a half dizzying hours of your life. We promise you’ll be exhilarated, entertained and exhausted by the end of it.


Recap: Fashfest Night 4 - The Engineer

17/05/2015 by Jemma Mrdak

In the fashion industry, breaking design limits and taking risks is a must. Moving design beyond the boundaries of what is possible and predicting the future is what makes one designer stand out from another. Tonight, each Fashfest designer, on the final night of shows, proved that they can do just that. Being the finale of Fashfest, expectations were high, and we weren’t disappointed in the slightest.


Recap - Fashfest night 3 - The Cartographer

16/05/2015 by Mel Swann

Crowds gathered for Night 3 of FashFest at the new, slightly warmer than last year's location of the National Convention Centre - a bigger venue for a much bigger show. Tonight was all about ‘The Cartographer’, or someone who makes maps. Incorporating the essence of land and exploring how reality can be manipulated, we saw a great example of how garments are constructed and changed.


Recap: Fashfest Night 2 - The Inventor

14/05/2015 by Amy Robinson

Anticipation and excitement carried over into the second night of Fashfest at the National Convention Centre. The theme of ‘The Inventor’ was brought to life through creativity, innovation and originality as designers stunned and awed onlookers with their series of masterpieces. Each collection was transitioned by a variation of moody, jazzy and, one could even say, mechanical sounds delivered by DJ Ced Nada, saxophonist Julian Fung and rapper Tak-Un-Da.


5 Things for the Weekend

14/05/2015 by OutInCanberra

Hooray! The rain has gone, and we’re in the middle of a bunch of those beautiful crisp and clear Canberra mornings. Take advantage of the clear skies and get out and about Canberra this weekend! There’s plenty to see and do! Enjoy! 1. X-Rated Science at Questacon. Tuesday from 7.00pm Get your naughty bits ready for a fun night out in one of Canberra’s favourite national instituions. Be seduced by science at Questacon’s next SciNight as it delves into some cheeky, adults-only topics for one night only.


Recap: Fashfest Night 1 - The Activist

14/05/2015 by Jemma Mrdak

An Activist: a rebel who encourages others to change the world and a mischief maker who incites open revolution. These thoughts were front-of-mind after attending Night One of Fashfest. Canberra’s biggest fashion event of the year shone an incredibly large spotlight last night on the city’s exciting mix of young, local and established fashion and artistic designers.