Don Dwyer’s February 2016 calendar

Here for your enjoyment is Don’s first Calendar for 2016.

Don says: “This is prime time (until November) for Canberra events. There are far too many for me to list so please check the list at the bottom to see if there is anything else of interest.”


Tuesday 23 February:  6:30 p.m., Llewellyn Hall, A.N.U. (NB originally scheduled at Manning Clark theatre),
Stan Grant, “Talking to my Country”.

Wednesday 24 February: 10 a.m., at the Arc Cinema, National Film & Sound Archive,
J.P. McGowan, Hollywood’s First Australian”.

Wednesday 24 February: 8:00p.m., at the Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre (at the rear of 253 Crawford St),
“All my Love”, by Anne Brooksbank, a story about Dame Mary Gilmour and Henry Lawson. Also showing at these times:
Thursday 25 February, 10.30am & 8.00pm
Friday 26 February, 8.00pm
Saturday 27 February, 2.00pm & 8.00pm

Saturday 27 February:
Irish election results — from the election held on Friday 26th.


Tuesday 1 March: 6 p.m., National Library,
Sarah Ferguson & Andrew Wilkie MP introduce “Backlash: Australia’s Conflict of Values over Live Exports“, by Bidda Jones & Julian Davies

Tuesday 1 March: 6:30 p.m., A.N.U Manning Clark theatre 2,
UK writer Jasper Fforde, 2004 winner of the Wodehouse prize, speaks as part of the ANU’s “Meet the Author” series.

Wednesday 3 March: Palace Cinema,
French Film Festival, 3 to 29 March.

Saturday 5 March: 6:30 & 8:30 p.m., National Archives,
Shortis & Simpson, “Out of the Cabinet”. Also showing on Saturday 12 March: 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. Tickets at

Tuesday 8 March: 6 p.m., National Library,
Kirsten Alexander launches “Taking Flight” by Lores Bonney. An International Women’s Day event.

Wednesday 9 March:
Get the Seniors Week Program from “The Chronicle” or from COTA.

Saturday 12 March: 2 p.m.,
Queanbeyan Rodeo. Contact 0408 487828 or 0409 226151.

Saturday 12 March: 6:30 & 8:30 p.m., National Archives,
Shortis & Simpson, “Out of the Cabinet” (see above for ticketing).

Thursday 17 March: 7 p.m., Arc Cinema, National Film & Sound Archive,
1916: The Irish Rebellion“, narrated by Liam Neeson.
Also see for 1916 – 2016 centenary details.

Thursday 24 March:
National Folk Festival, Exhibition Park, 24 to 28 March

Thursday 7 April: National Archives,
Exhibition of ABC shows of the 1960s & 1970s, including “This Day Tonight”, “Bellbird”, “Countdown”, 7 April to 15 May.

Thursday 14 April: 4 p.m.,
National Trust Tour of the Kurrajong Hotel (Last home of Ben Chifley), entry by gold coin donation. Ph: 6230 0533.

And for more events coming, google these:

ANU and ANU Co-op Bookshop, ANU Centre for Latin American Studies;
Asia Bookshop, Jamieson;
Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Affairs;
Belconnen Arts Centre;
Canberra Theatre;
Dendy Cinema;
Dymocks Bookshop, Civic;
Harry Hartog Bookshop, Woden;
High Court of Australia;
Hoyts Cinemas, Belconnen & Woden;
Limelight Cinema, Tuggeranong;
Manning Clark House;
Muse Bookshop, Kingston;
Museum of Australian Democracy;
National Archives of Australia;
National Gallery of Australia;
National Library of Australia & its Bookshop;
National Portrait Gallery;
National Trust ACT;
Out and About bus tours;
Palace Cinema, Acton;
Paperchain Bookshop, Manuka;
Parliament House;
Phoenix Bar, Civic;
Potter Travel bus tours;
Smiths Bookshop, Civic;
Street Theatre;
Theatre 3;
Tuggeranong Arts Centre;
Unions ACT;
University of Canberra.