Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Exhibition curator Guy Hansen will discuss the highlights of the Library's First World War collection and lead you on a tour of the gallery. 12:30pm. Free entry. https://www.nla.gov.au/event/7242
Join Dr Guy Hansen, Director, Exhibitions, as he discusses key items in the Keepsakes: Australians and the Great War exhibition.
Sourced entirely from the National Library’s collection, Keepsakes includes Norman Lindsay’s original artwork for his most famous propaganda posters; Prime Minister Billy Hughes’ handwritten notes from the Paris Peace Conference; and Stan Cross’ cartoons of wartime Australia. Discover how these important collections are now part of our collective memory of the First World War.
Wednesday 26 November, 12.30 pm
Ferguson Room, free (bookings recommended) Bookings: nla.gov.au/bookings or
02 6262 1271 (MonFri, 9 am–12 pm)
IMB SUNSET CINEMA @ National Botanic Gardens
THE IMB SUNSET CINEMA CANBERRA IS THE ONLY WAY TO EXPERIENCE CINEMA THIS SUMMER! Back for their third season, the IMB Sunset Cinema is the perfect urban escape and the ideal way to soak up the best of summer in Canberra. Screening from the 14th of November through to the 20th of December, 4 nights per week (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays), the IMB Sunset Cinema sits at the foot of Black Mountain in the heart of the National Botanic Gardens. Come along and enjoy cinema at its best - outdoors! Click here to go to www.sunsetcinema.com.au/canberra to see the full program, venue information and more!
To mark the centenary of the First World War, the Library invites you to explore our fascinating collection of wartime albums, medals, letters and diaries. Keepsakes tells the story of The Great War as experienced by Australian servicemen and women, key political leaders, civilians, artists and families on the homefront. Discover how very personal stories become our nation's collective memory. 10 am–5 pm. Free entry.
A small, though excitable crowd gathered at UC Refectory on Saturday night to see one of the 90s most talented and tempestuous stars take the stage. It could be none other than Ms Courtney Love. What the Hell would happen tonight? After a storming warm-up set from Melbourne’s The Mercy Kills, the beer queue formed, while a range of tiara-and Doc-Marten-wearing ladies pressed themselves up against the barriers in anticipation of the grunge goddess’ appearance.