Author: Sarah Pritchard

These little treats are the best of The Commons!

The Commons Street Feast is back again! Food trucks boasting cuisine of all kinds are parked in the top section of Commonwealth Park, ready to serve a foodie experience like no other. My top tip, though, is to skip dinner and go straight to dessert!  I couldn’t go past Gelato Messina’s inaugural festival biscuits – of their disco-themed desserts, the Saturday Nut Fever Disco Biscuit was the right choice. Not to discourage fans of salted caramel or mint gelato but this hazelnut fudge wonder encrusted in more hazelnut praline had everything a dessert lover could want. The crunch alone...

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Hyper real Nights – How Real is too real?

There are many words to describe Hyper Real Nights at the National Gallery and yet many patrons will come away speechless. Thank goodness poet Omar Musa is there to pluck your impressions from your confused brain for a thin slice of closure. The word that kept bouncing around my head after the initial surprise wore off was uncanny, my curiosity had been peaked from the beginning. But before delving into this fascinating world there will be a hyper real morsel and a cocktail to start the brains journey and to delight the stomach. Dancers of the Australian Dance Party...

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October arts trail

We are brimming with art and culture in this town, it exists in our galleries and institutions, and riddled in our streets, ready to be discovered and explored. If you ever find the time to peruse Canberra’s artistic surrounding, follow our arts trail and you might find yourself pleasantly surprised. First the big building with the pears out the front, you know the one! The National Gallery of Australia plays host to a lively combination of performance and installation. Nervous combines Heather B. Swann’s Banksia Men sculptures with poetry and music, playing with the space and energy of the...

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10 ways to embrace spring

Us Canberrans have to rug up and take refuge inside during the terribly long cold periods, so we get a bit excited when spring comes around. This warmer season couldn’t have come soon enough and it’s finally time to get outside and celebrate the warmer weather. Music and furious movement should get you in a spring mood and this year we have a biennial tango festival. Yes they exist and they happen in Canberra. If you’re a fan of the tango and keen to meet some new people, register on the website for the 2016 Tango in the Spring....

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Can you keep a secret?

Last night I went to the Canberra Theatre Centre to see the much anticipated Ghost Stories. There is a certain buzz about this show going around, however no one seems to want to say all that much about it. I’ve seen intriguing videos of other people watching the show and quivering in their seats – making me all the more anxious as I walked into the theatre. I can’t say much, but I can tell you that in the theatre, wherever you sit you are close to the performers, which didn’t do anything to calm me. I can also...

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