Monday, 3 August 2015
Mondays @ The Durham
Two for One steak night and meat raffle at The Durham every Monday.
Happy Hour from 5pm to 7pm
Join us, Monday to Friday from 12pm - 4pm for our awesome Pasta Passione special. Each day, our chefs will prepare a delicious fresh pasta for lunch for only $15!
Receive a stamp on our loyalty card from your server with each Pasta Passione purchase & receive a portion of our Epic Brownie or glass of Luccarelli Primitivo every third visit!
Revealing the Rothschild Prayer Book c. 1505–1510 from the Kerry Stokes Collection @ National Library of Australia
The Rothschild Prayer Book, an early sixteenth-century book of hours owned for many years by the famous Rothschild family, was produced during the last great flourishing of manuscript illumination. This Renaissance masterpiece includes paintings of unsurpassed beauty and refined execution by some of the most sought-after Flemish illuminators of the early sixteenth century, including Gerard Horenbout and Simon Bening. Among its highlights are splendid paintings of popular saints such as Mary Magdalen, shown with the vase of ointment with which tradition says she anointed Christ. With 67 full-page miniatures, the prayer book is decorated throughout with illusionistic borders strewn with flowers and insects and biblical and mythical characters. Background landscapes and interior settings are rich in realistic detail. Acquired for the Kerry Stokes Collection in January 2014, this superb example of Flemish book illumination will be on public display for the first time ever, in the Treasures Gallery. A selection of the National Library’s own medieval and Renaissance treasures will complement the Rothschild Prayer Book. The display takes visitors on a journey from illuminated manuscripts to a printed leaf from Gutenberg’s Bible, via a tenth-century music fragment and the important fourteenth-century Chertsey Cartulary from the Library’s Clifford Collection. The display also coincides with the success of a major fundraising appeal to digitise, conserve and research the Library’s early manuscript treasures. It is a not-to-be-missed experience for lovers of illuminated manuscripts and rare books.
Mondays dinner deal at PJ O'Reilly's Canberra City is Salmon skewers served on a bed of cous cous with baby spinach, sesame dukkah and a dill and caper sauce plus a glass of Mrs. Smith Sauvignon for just $20.
The Treasures Gallery exhibits the Library’s most celebrated items. They illustrate some of the nation’s greatest stories, from Cook and Bligh’s epic voyages to the death of Burke and Wills in central Australia and the Mabo land rights case. Recently refreshed, the gallery features one of the earliest drawings of the polar bear, the first European depiction of an Australian bird, a book of verse inscribed by Henry Lawson to his wife and a bookcase carved by the young Dorothea Mackellar. It also displays the recently listed Memory of the World Gallipoli Letter written by Keith Murdoch in 1915.
10 am–5 pm.
Choose from two Winter Meal Deal Specials at Canberra Labor Club for only $13.
Beef Vindaloo with fragrant rice matched with the wine of the month, Peter Lehmann Portrait, Shiraz $5 glass or $20 bottle.
Cajun style battered hake fillet with chips matched with the wine of the month, Peter Lehmann Portrait, Dry Riesling $5 glass or $20 bottle.
Sides are an additional $2.90 either Veg or Salad Bar.
Tuesday, 4 August 2015
Earlybird Tix $45 (to 15 July); Regular Tix $50– includes 6 x 15ml tasters, nibbles & chance to win 1996 Armagnac Delord value $110. Book online www.politbar.co > Events. Tuesday 4 August.
On Monday night, the bright and beautiful of Canberra’s hospitality industry gathered at the National Convention Centre to celebrate the 2015 Australian Hotels Association Annual Awards. It was a brilliant night, with everyone dressed to the ‘nines’ and ready to celebrate what has been an amazing year for Canberra venues. Plenty of friends of OutInCanberra were recognised for their efforts. Here are just a few of the worthy recipients.