Author: Ramesha Perera

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!

There is a culture of romance and sophistication around the nightcap. Its purpose goes through phases from the late-night wink-wink to lure one back to the boudoir to a salute to the end of a long day. These days the role of the nightcap is more akin 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...

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Vive la Révolution at CBR’s first ethical fashion market!

Finally, the fashion revolution has hit Canberra at the Slow Fashion Market! Already an annually event in Melbourne and Sydney, this one-day event will take place on Saturday 17 August at Albert Hall with 30+ independent brands. Originating from the Fashion Revolution, a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. This is an event for people who care about how their fashion is made and who made it. Market founder Emma Morris, explains that the movement around ethical fashion is growing rapidly, ‘Consumers are reaching their threshold for clothes that is made cheap...

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