A sparkling experience at Lark Hill Winery – Friday 10 July 11.30am

Join winemaker Chris Carpenter for a dive into the mysteries of making Sparkling wine. Start by learning how to “Sabre” a bottle of Sparkling, then sip our 2011 Sparkling Chardonnay/Pinot Noir Brut as we take you through the process of making Sparkling wine using “Methode Traditionelle”. Relax over a light lunch gazing out over our Vineyard and take a bottle of our Sparkling Brut home afterwards.


Mada virtual wine tasting – Friday 10 July 7.15pm

Who doesn’t love a cozy Friday night in with great wine and fantastic company! Purchase a tasting pack to join Canberra Wines & Spirit Merchants on Friday the 10th of July for a live virtual tasting with Hamish Young from Mada Wines and Emma Shaw from Pique Nique. Feel free to invite company over to share in the live virtual tasting and make it a night to enjoy! The event will take place via Zoom.

This tasting will include: Mada Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Mada Pinot Gris 2019, Mada Syrah Nouveau 2019, Mada Prosecco 2019, Mada Chardonnay 2019, Mada Shiraz 2019.


NFSA Live: Shame + Filmmaker Q&A – Friday 10 July 6-8pm

NFSA Live events present a free online screening of Shame (1988), starring Deborra-lee Furness. The film will be followed by a live Q&A session with director Steve Jodrell and hosted by NFSA Program Manager Karina Libbey. Following the live stream, Steve and Karina will discuss the making of the film, its themes and contemporary relevance, and the digital restoration process. You will be able to ask them questions via live chat on the night, or send them in advance to [email protected] by Thursday July 9.

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Handmade Markets (online) – Saturday 11 July 9am-9pm

Our favourite Handmade Markets known for excellent gifts, homewares, fashion and food is headed online. Usually you’d find them at Exhibition Park in Canberra, due to the current health pandemic, Handmade Markets is turning its winter market virtual this Saturday. There will be special offers during this time.

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Bastille Day Dinner – Saturday 11 July 6.30pm

Hosted by Alliance Française de Canberra, celebrate France’s national day and the reopening of our building (66 McCaughey St Canberra). Savour a three courses meal with a glass of wine included. Bar will be open for more delicious French wines. Live entertainment plus the unveiling of a big surprise.

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Jazz in the club Lounge National Press Club – Saturday 11 July 6pm

Live Jazz in the Club Lounge. Three of Canberra’s outstanding talents team up for a night of jazz and soul. Sally Marett (voice), Brendan Clarke (bass) and Lachlan Coventry (guitar).

Happy Hour: 5pm – 6:30pm
Live Music: 6pm – 8.30pm

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Canberra Miniature Railway reopening – Sunday 12 July 10am – 2.30pm

The Canberra Miniature Railway is back in business and will be open for public running this Sunday. The main focus though will be on our usual service to give you a great day out with the family. Please remember the enclosed footwear requirement. As usual Canteen will be open. Free parking available.

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Free Barton BBQ – Sunday 12 July 10.30am

Hosted by Mr. Perfect a free informal BBQs across Australia for men, comes to Canberra (Bowen Dr Barton).
The format is simple, informal and completely inclusive. It is a chance to get out of the house in the sun, socialise and connect with some great people to form a supportive community. Mental health may be discussed at times and is purely optional.

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Drive-in movies at the Questacon carpark – all weekend

Located in the Questacon carpark Mov’in is the new and coolest way to watch a flick. Showing favourites, classics all weekend, book in quick for this retro experience as car spaces are limited!

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