Thursday, 27 October 2016
Local students present free theatrical performances exploring the stories within the collections of the National Library of Australia and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.
Live Music Open Mic Competition hosted by Purcey Se-Lah at the Gungahlin Lakes Golf & Community Club.
Thursdays from 7pm
Author Paul Daley will examine how National Library collections are giving life, shape and voice to the characters and landscape in his new novel, Jesustown.
"Antigone is a child of war, like too many in our world. She asked a simple question thousands of years ago that remains too difficult for us to answer even to this day, as so many recent events have demonstrated. What do we do with the body of a terrorist, a murderer, who has brought destruction, death and horror to our community when that terrorist is our brother. Our own flesh and blood?
Like Hamlet, Joan of Arc, Galileo and Sir Thomas More, Antigone inspires us with her courage, fortitude and impenetrable strength of conscience. She stands against the monolith and brings her society to a reckoning it sorely needs.
An exciting new adaptation written by stage icons Andrea Demetriades and William Zappa, along with Damien Ryan and Terry Karabelas of Sophocles’ Antigone."
Zhang Peili: From Painting to Video' features a set of the artist’s pioneering video works, which retain their challenging ambiguity. This rare and diverse collection shows how Zhang Peili’s practice has continued to deconstruct media and destabilise systems that produce meaning.
27 August – 15 November 2016, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday
Special weekend viewing: 11:00am – 3:00pm on 27-28 August, 8-9 October, 12-13 November. Guided tour at 2:00pm.
Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinema is stopping by Canberra for a massive fourth season. After being embraced by The Capital over the last few, the organisers have once again turned everything up a notch - setting up on the stunning Patrick White Lawns, by the National Library for the season which kicks off on Thursday 14th January and runs right through to Sunday 21st February 2016