Author: Daniel Francis

Hip hop and Oxfam mix it up for new show

A Canberra hip hop artist is using his next show to tackle poverty around the world. In collaboration with Oxfam, emerging hip hop artist Kirklandd has announced his first headline hometown show, to be held at Transit Bar on Saturday 9 December. Kirklandd is putting on this show to promote his new single, Faded, a fresh take on the recent wave of hip hop that has emerged in Australia. The track seamlessly blends a range of genres, adding a distinctive voice to the capital’s rapidly growing music scene.  Canberrans would have had a taste of his previous shows supporting...

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A Girl’s One Stop Shop

Saloon is Canberra’s first blow dry bar, and since opening on October 31, customers have been turning out in droves to check out the new space. Owners Jaki Bradley and Sarah Wright enlisted renowned interior designer and friend, Sally Hieatt, to bring their concept to life, and the result is amazing. Jaki and Sarah are both former Mecca employees, and having always wanted to work for themselves, decided to open their own business after a suggestion from a friend. “I think we had both always wanted to do our own thing,” explains Jaki. “It was just about finding the...

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Relax, the food comes to you at Sunset Cinema

The return of the IMB Bank Sunset Cinema just got even better, with the announcement of a partnership with Menulog for this year’s event. Menulog is Australia’s largest online delivery platform, partnering with over 9,000 restaurants across the country, including more than 150 within the ACT. As experts in local food trends, their team has selected some of Canberra’s favourite restaurants to service the IMB Bank Sunset Cinema this year. Canberra clearly has a thing for Thai food, with Thai restaurants accounting for over 30 percent of local orders on Menulog. Indian and Chinese restaurants come in at a...

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Bid on a special part of Canberra

The DESIGN Canberra Festival is running from 6-26 November, and design-lovers are being given the opportunity to bid on their very own piece of contemporary Canberra design. The very first SELL OUT: Design Auction Party is being held on Friday 10 November, and a range of limited and one-off pieces from Canberra’s leading designers will be auctioned off on the night. The event will be emphasised by an incredible, experimental lighting design installation, put together by Matt Adey of House of Vnholy (Dark Mofo) fame. The DESIGN Canberra auction party aims to encourage the community to celebrate the work...

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Celebrating Canberra’s Modernist Soul

A celebration of Canberra’s rich mid-century modernist history is taking place as part of DESIGN Canberra, which shines a light on the capital’s position as a global city of design. Canberra Modern is a series of exciting events that commend the mid-century development of the city, a period which according to co-founder of Canberra Modern and the ANU’s Heritage Advisor, Amy Jarvis, is not widely celebrated. “Some of the world’s most acclaimed modernist architects made their unique and lasting mark on this fledgeling city in the mid-century period,” says Jarvis. “With major boom periods in the 1920s and again...

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