Author: Ramesha Perera

Ostani – simple flavours made to shine

The classic public service watering hole may have had a makeover, but the exceptional quality remains the same. With Ostani favourites like wood-fired pizza and burgers still on the menu but new soon to be favourites added – think succulent grilled steaks, fish and more! When I arrive in the early evenings of Wednesday night, the venue was ticking along nicely with nearby workers, hotel guests and families in search of a post-work meal. On first appearances, the venue is sophisticated, modern but relaxed and welcoming. But the biggest draw card for Canberrans will be the gas fireplace in...

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NightFest 2019 brings big lights and names + this years theme revealed!

NightFest is set to be an illuminated playground with organisers going big this year – big names, big light installations and big performances set to be unleashed when the sun goes down. Returning to Commonwealth Park from Thursday 3 October until Sunday 6 October, Floriade’s dark side will let visitors frolic in this year theme, World in Bloom, with giant interactive lighting installations, pop-up performances, markets and cuisines from around the world and more. Open each night from 6:30pm to 10:30pm, Thursday to Saturday will feature live music on Stage 88, including The Veronicas, Busby Marou and Electric Fields, while...

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Experience the magic of Story Time at the National Library of Australia

The latest exhibition presented by the Library, in association with the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature, will take you down memory lane as you become reacquainted with old friends and are introduced to new ones from some of Australia’s most cherished children’s literature. Looking at the works of great Australian authors and illustrators, Story Time will feature books, manuscripts, illustrations and ephemera from the colonial period through to the present day. Rediscover stories like Seven Little Australians, The Magic Pudding, The Rainbow Serpent and Where Is the Green Sheep?. Exhibition Curator, Dr Grace Blakeley-Carroll is proud of what...

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ORANGUTANS ON TOUR

Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia brings the battle to the mainland to ensure the survival of orangutans. With a three-city speaking tour, featuring Anton Nurcahyo, one of the world’s primary orangutan conservation experts and Lou Grossfeldt, a renowned specialist in captive orangutan management and welfare. BOS hope to educate the Australian public and prevent the extinction of these beautiful creatures. Which if nothing is done will be within the next 10 to 20 years. OIC chats with BOS President Tony Gilding ahead of the organisations whirl wind tour to discuss orangutans, sustainability and hope. Hi Tony, thank you for...

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Cap off your night with these 6 great nightcaps!

No other drink has the sense of romance and sophistication around it like the nightcap. Its been used to celebrate the end of a day and to lure lovers back to the bedroom. These days the role of the nightcap is more aligned to self-care, a not so innocent and indulgent end to ones night. The point is a nightcap should be a one-off, not a “one more”. Your last drink should be set apart, something to sip slowly, one serving of one spirit, neat. In a quiet and sophisticated venue that signals the night is coming to an...

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