Author: Talia Liolios

Family-friendly and free outdoor film fest

We’ve spent a lot of time indoors sheltering from the smoke this summer, but from Friday 17 Jan to Saturday 25 Jan locals will have the chance to take back season over 9 nights of free outdoor entertainment.   The inaugural Kambri Film Festival – held nightly at the Kambri Outdoor Ampitheatre, will feature a family film screening each evening from 6:30pm, and after-hours films just for the adults from 8:30pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Tune into a great mix of classic and contemporary films including Toy Story 4, Dumbo, Aladdin (2019), and Men In Black: International and more, while snuggled up with blankets...

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Farm Shop Cafe the roots to homegrown brunching

The fertile grounds of Pialligo Estate have given life to many ventures in recent months. In 2019 we visited the stunning farm on numerous occasions, among them the launch of Pialligo Fields and the Market Grill, both filling a void in the market we didn’t even know was there. The orchards bounty has an emphasis on heirloom varieties for their timeless flavour including; peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries, pears, persimmon, quince, apples, figs and pomegranates. Mix that in with a credible establishment of Smokehouse products and goodies and you conclude that Canberra was overdue for the Farm Shop Café where...

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Eurovision and X Factor star Dami Im to perform at NMA By the Water concert

Experience the raw power of X Factor winner and Eurovision star, Dami Im at Canberra’s most scenic concert, By the Water. Dami Im, who is a piano virtuoso and has a Master of Music Studies in Contemporary Voice, will be the headline act at the National Museum’s annual concert on Saturday 1 February, compelling the audience with her unique sound. To complement Dami, ARIA chart-topper, Caitlyn Shadbolt, from the 2014 X Factor will be her opening act. Guests can expect chilled vibes on the lawn to relaxed country tunes while waiting for singer-songwriter Dami to bring her contemporary style...

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Grease Monkey to launch second venue at the new Marketplace Gungahlin Laneway!

Since its beginnings, one thing you could always count on Marketplace Gungahlin for is a great feed. When Gungahlin was just starting out, the foodie hub helped bind the community together with an enticing cultural mix of cuisines, boutique coffee, family-friendly dining and on-the-go options. As the entire district flourished the Marketplace has kept up with bourgeoning appetites and opened their latest foodie precinct sure to impress – The Laneway. With the help from one of the  busiest venues in Canberra, Grease Monkey will open their second burger and Detroit style pizza joint at The Laneway. In the prime...

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Hey tiger tiger – NZA has a new enclosure

The National Zoo & Aquarium’s new Tiger Territory precinct, including the extension of the zoo’s Adventure Trail, is now open to the public. With the zoo’s motto in mind – “To inspire and assist in the conservation of the natural world through innovative and exciting educational experiences”, the National Zoo & Aquarium designed and constructed a uniquely styled tiger viewing location for visitors to enjoy. When visiting Tiger Territory, three separate tiger enclosures surround you. The middle enclosure houses sisters, Mya and Melati and the outside enclosures are each home to brothers Ravi and Baru respectively. Educational signs are...

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