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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Walks, Tours and Trails @ Floresco in the Gardens

Free Guided Walks
Depart from the Visitor Centre daily at 11 am & 2 pm

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Thursday, 13 August 2015

Best Festival Ever @ The Street Theatre

Best Festival Ever: How To Manage A Disaster places the audience in charge of programming and managing their very own music festival.

Seated around a table, on which is laid out a model of a three-day camping festival, participants take charge of designing, constructing and managing their festival from beginning to end. From taking care of rowdy campsite parties to assembling the perfect lineup of bands, from dealing with artist tantrums to preventing fights in the moshpit, the audience experience every part of the festival manager's ride.

Part theatre show, part performance lecture and part boardgame, Best Festival Ever introduces participants to concepts from Systems Science and asks how we can best understand and manage the complex systems we live in.

Season dates: 12 – 22 August 2015
Times: 12th – 15th & 19th – 22nd August @ 7pm
Sun 16th August @ 4pm
Tickets: $20 includes a festival wine, beer or soft drink at end of the performance
Bookings: 6247 1223 or www.thestreet.org.au

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Community Launch: National Science Week 2015 @ National Library of Australia

Bring the family to the launch of National Science Week ACT, featuring exciting science demonstrations, musical and dance performances, speeches and a celebration of the International Year of Light. In association with National Science Week, scienceweek.net.au
4:30pm
Free

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Heroes and Villains: Strutt's Australia @ National Library of Australia

William Strutt was the first great exponent of history painting to work in Australia. His spectacular work depicting the brutal and beautiful Australian landscape, explorers and bushrangers is iconic, and informs the way we envisage colonial life in the mid-nineteenth century. Heroes and Villains brings together Strutt’s oils, watercolours, sketches and prints from the extensive collections at the National Library with dramatic works from several major Australian collections.
10 am–5 pm
Free entry

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Learning Activity: Finding Passenger Lists @ National Library of Australia

How to use passenger lists and immigration records to fill the gaps in your family history.
2pm-3pm
Free

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Lucky’s Live Lounge @ Lucky's

Unwind with handcrafted signature cocktails in Lucky’s Live Lounge. Every Thursday Lucky’s will host live music from 8-11pm.

Free entry, doors open from 5pm until late.
Bookings call 6267 1270 or email luckys_canberra@qthotels.com.au

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Tour: Behind the Scenes at the Library @ National Library of Australia

Take a tour and see a side of the Library most visitors never experience. Visit the stacks where our millions of books are stored, hear stories of some of the treasures and curiosities in our collection, and meet Charlie the robotic book trolley. Bookings not required, however a minimum of two weeks notice is required for group bookings.
Every Thursday
11:30am
Free

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Treasures Gallery @ National Library of Australia

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.
Free entry.
www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/treasures-gallery

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Walks, Tours and Trails @ Floresco in the Gardens

Free Guided Walks
Depart from the Visitor Centre daily at 11 am & 2 pm

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Friday, 14 August 2015

Best Festival Ever @ The Street Theatre

Best Festival Ever: How To Manage A Disaster places the audience in charge of programming and managing their very own music festival.

Seated around a table, on which is laid out a model of a three-day camping festival, participants take charge of designing, constructing and managing their festival from beginning to end. From taking care of rowdy campsite parties to assembling the perfect lineup of bands, from dealing with artist tantrums to preventing fights in the moshpit, the audience experience every part of the festival manager's ride.

Part theatre show, part performance lecture and part boardgame, Best Festival Ever introduces participants to concepts from Systems Science and asks how we can best understand and manage the complex systems we live in.

Season dates: 12 – 22 August 2015
Times: 12th – 15th & 19th – 22nd August @ 7pm
Sun 16th August @ 4pm
Tickets: $20 includes a festival wine, beer or soft drink at end of the performance
Bookings: 6247 1223 or www.thestreet.org.au

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Royal Theatre Canberra

DYLAN MORAN - OFF THE HOOK @ Royal Theatre Canberra

Dylan Moran, star and creator of ABC TV’s ‘Black Books’ is back in Australia with a brand new show, ‘Off the Hook’.

Moran's legendary stand up rants have sold out across the world, cementing this unkempt wordsmith’s reputation as one of the foremost comics of his generation. Ageing, religion, kids, and relationships intertwine with the general absurdities of life.

Searing observations and sumptuous imagery, painted across a large fraying canvas with cruel, curmudgeonly 'Moranesque' brush strokes and all delivered with Dylan's renowned, shambolic charm...It's simply unmissable.

Click here to buy tickets from ticketek.com.au

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Heroes and Villains: Strutt's Australia @ National Library of Australia

William Strutt was the first great exponent of history painting to work in Australia. His spectacular work depicting the brutal and beautiful Australian landscape, explorers and bushrangers is iconic, and informs the way we envisage colonial life in the mid-nineteenth century. Heroes and Villains brings together Strutt’s oils, watercolours, sketches and prints from the extensive collections at the National Library with dramatic works from several major Australian collections.
10 am–5 pm
Free entry

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Treasures Gallery @ National Library of Australia

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.
Free entry.
www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/treasures-gallery

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Walks, Tours and Trails @ Floresco in the Gardens

Free Guided Walks
Depart from the Visitor Centre daily at 11 am & 2 pm

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Saturday, 15 August 2015

Best Festival Ever @ The Street Theatre

Best Festival Ever: How To Manage A Disaster places the audience in charge of programming and managing their very own music festival.

Seated around a table, on which is laid out a model of a three-day camping festival, participants take charge of designing, constructing and managing their festival from beginning to end. From taking care of rowdy campsite parties to assembling the perfect lineup of bands, from dealing with artist tantrums to preventing fights in the moshpit, the audience experience every part of the festival manager's ride.

Part theatre show, part performance lecture and part boardgame, Best Festival Ever introduces participants to concepts from Systems Science and asks how we can best understand and manage the complex systems we live in.

Season dates: 12 – 22 August 2015
Times: 12th – 15th & 19th – 22nd August @ 7pm
Sun 16th August @ 4pm
Tickets: $20 includes a festival wine, beer or soft drink at end of the performance
Bookings: 6247 1223 or www.thestreet.org.au

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