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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Abstraction–Création: J.W. Power in Europe 1921–1938 @ National Library of Australia

Abstraction-Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia's most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the interwar years. Power studied art in Paris with Ferdinand Léger at his Académie Moderne and was part of the international group of artists known as Abstraction-Création. This exhibition brings together, for the first time, Power's paintings from the University of Sydney and his sketchbooks held by the National Library of Australia. 10:00am - 5:00pm. Free.

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St Christopher’s Cathedral, Canberra

Bach Mass in B Minor by The Song Company @ St Christopher’s Cathedral, Canberra

In a rare soloistic performance, the singers of The Song Company and Ironwood Chamber Ensemble will combine to present Johann Sebastian Bach’s magnificent Mass in B Minor featuring one voice per part vocal scoring. Widely regarded as the Mount Everest of vocal music, this work is usually performed with a mass choir – The Song Company are taking it back to its original form of 10-part vocal harmony to showcase Bach’s stylistic and technical brilliance.

Concert details:
Saturday 25 October, 6.00pm

Prices:
Adult- $79
Concession- $59
Under 30- $49
Student- $25

Link to buy tickets:
http://www.songcompany.com.au/buy/tickets/bach-mass-in-b-minor/

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Old Parliament House

Exhibition: Behind The Lines @ Old Parliament House

There’s never been a year like this in politics. Behind the Lines 2013 the year’s best political cartoons tells the tale of three leaders, Gillard, Rudd and Abbott through broken parliamentary alliances, caucus instability, and leadership spills, prime ministerial changes, corruption scandals, cabinet reshuffles, policies and opinion polls. Free caricatures - Whilst you’re seeing Behind the Lines 2013 (only in January) there will be a free caricaturist on site. You get to take home the drawing too! The exhibition runs until 17 November 2014. Click here for more information.

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Treasures Gallery @ National Library of Australia

The Treasures Gallery holds many of the Library's most prized items from iconic objects to handwritten histories. Terra Australis to Australia is a narrative of our nation and its development, featuring highlights from the Library's collection, from early maps and atlases to books, manuscripts, paintings, drawings, photographs and objects. Come face-to-face with James Cook's Endeavour journal, a display showcasing the Library's collection of celestial mapping, the notebook William Bligh kept after the Bounty mutiny, and a selection of zines from the Library's growing collection. 10 am–5 pm. Free entry. http://www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/treasures-gallery

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Where I End & You Begin @ The Street Theatre

The Street presents the world premiere of Cathy Petocz's Where I End & You Begin. Light years apart, two private detectives search for missing persons among doppelgängers, impersonators and monstrous stand-ins. Everyone struggles to know where they end and someone else begins. Set in a double-universe where truth can only be found when nothing makes sense, Where I End & You Begin is two plays in the same space about the search for self and the complications of relationships.

Directed by The Street’s Artistic Director, Caroline Stacey, the world premiere season will be presented on the stage of Street One with a giant catwalk as the performance site.

SEASON 18th - 26th October 2014
TIMES 18th + 22nd - 25th October @ 7:30pm
19th + 26th October @ 6pm
TICKETS All tickets: $30
BOOKINGS 6247 1223 or www.thestreet.org.au

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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Abstraction–Création: J.W. Power in Europe 1921–1938 @ National Library of Australia

Abstraction-Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia's most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the interwar years. Power studied art in Paris with Ferdinand Léger at his Académie Moderne and was part of the international group of artists known as Abstraction-Création. This exhibition brings together, for the first time, Power's paintings from the University of Sydney and his sketchbooks held by the National Library of Australia. 10:00am - 5:00pm. Free.

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Old Parliament House

Exhibition: Behind The Lines @ Old Parliament House

There’s never been a year like this in politics. Behind the Lines 2013 the year’s best political cartoons tells the tale of three leaders, Gillard, Rudd and Abbott through broken parliamentary alliances, caucus instability, and leadership spills, prime ministerial changes, corruption scandals, cabinet reshuffles, policies and opinion polls. Free caricatures - Whilst you’re seeing Behind the Lines 2013 (only in January) there will be a free caricaturist on site. You get to take home the drawing too! The exhibition runs until 17 November 2014. Click here for more information.

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Treasures Gallery @ National Library of Australia

The Treasures Gallery holds many of the Library's most prized items from iconic objects to handwritten histories. Terra Australis to Australia is a narrative of our nation and its development, featuring highlights from the Library's collection, from early maps and atlases to books, manuscripts, paintings, drawings, photographs and objects. Come face-to-face with James Cook's Endeavour journal, a display showcasing the Library's collection of celestial mapping, the notebook William Bligh kept after the Bounty mutiny, and a selection of zines from the Library's growing collection. 10 am–5 pm. Free entry. http://www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/treasures-gallery

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Where I End & You Begin @ The Street Theatre

The Street presents the world premiere of Cathy Petocz's Where I End & You Begin. Light years apart, two private detectives search for missing persons among doppelgängers, impersonators and monstrous stand-ins. Everyone struggles to know where they end and someone else begins. Set in a double-universe where truth can only be found when nothing makes sense, Where I End & You Begin is two plays in the same space about the search for self and the complications of relationships.

Directed by The Street’s Artistic Director, Caroline Stacey, the world premiere season will be presented on the stage of Street One with a giant catwalk as the performance site.

SEASON 18th - 26th October 2014
TIMES 18th + 22nd - 25th October @ 7:30pm
19th + 26th October @ 6pm
TICKETS All tickets: $30
BOOKINGS 6247 1223 or www.thestreet.org.au

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Monday, 27 October 2014

Old Parliament House

Exhibition: Behind The Lines @ Old Parliament House

There’s never been a year like this in politics. Behind the Lines 2013 the year’s best political cartoons tells the tale of three leaders, Gillard, Rudd and Abbott through broken parliamentary alliances, caucus instability, and leadership spills, prime ministerial changes, corruption scandals, cabinet reshuffles, policies and opinion polls. Free caricatures - Whilst you’re seeing Behind the Lines 2013 (only in January) there will be a free caricaturist on site. You get to take home the drawing too! The exhibition runs until 17 November 2014. Click here for more information.

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In Conversation - Ian 'Molly' Meldrum's Memoirs @ National Library of Australia

Join the legendary Molly Meldrum as he shares over 30 years of stories from the Australian music industry. 6:00pm. $20 includes refreshments. https://www.nla.gov.au/event/7234

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IN CONVERSATION Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum and The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story @ National Library of Australia

Discover what really happened on Countdown—after the cameras were turned off. Join the legendary Molly Meldrum in conversation with Lisa Forrest as he shares over 30 years of stories of working in the Australian music industry. Hear about Molly’s interviews with stars, such as Kylie Minogue, Prince Charles, Elton John, Madonna and INXS, and how he made Australian television history on Countdown.

In association with Allen and Unwin
Monday 27 October, 6 pm
Theatre, $20 (includes refreshments and book signing) Bookings: nla.gov.au/bookings or 02 6262 1271 (Mon–Fri, 9 am–12 pm)

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The Alex Stuart Qunitet @ The Street Theatre

Alex Stuart, accompanied by four of Australia's great jazz musicians, returns from Paris to his home-town to launch his new album, Place to Be.

His Australian tour follows the album's French launch in May at Paris's iconic Sunset Jazz Club. Already, France's Nouvelle-Vague magazine has described Place to Be as 'balanced to perfection...one of the best jazz albums of the year - 5 stars', and French national station France Musique has presented it as a feature album.

VENUE: Street TWO, The Street Theatre, Canberra City West
DATE: MONDAY 27 OCTOBER @ 7:30PM
TICKETS: $28
BOOKINGS: 6247 1223 or www.thestreet.org.auwww.thestreet.org.au

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Treasures Gallery @ National Library of Australia

The Treasures Gallery holds many of the Library's most prized items from iconic objects to handwritten histories. Terra Australis to Australia is a narrative of our nation and its development, featuring highlights from the Library's collection, from early maps and atlases to books, manuscripts, paintings, drawings, photographs and objects. Come face-to-face with James Cook's Endeavour journal, a display showcasing the Library's collection of celestial mapping, the notebook William Bligh kept after the Bounty mutiny, and a selection of zines from the Library's growing collection. 10 am–5 pm. Free entry. http://www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/treasures-gallery

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Old Parliament House

Exhibition: Behind The Lines @ Old Parliament House

There’s never been a year like this in politics. Behind the Lines 2013 the year’s best political cartoons tells the tale of three leaders, Gillard, Rudd and Abbott through broken parliamentary alliances, caucus instability, and leadership spills, prime ministerial changes, corruption scandals, cabinet reshuffles, policies and opinion polls. Free caricatures - Whilst you’re seeing Behind the Lines 2013 (only in January) there will be a free caricaturist on site. You get to take home the drawing too! The exhibition runs until 17 November 2014. Click here for more information.

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Event Re-cap

Courtney Love - Live at UC

by OutInCanberra

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.

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