Don Dwyer’s Calendar of Events


27 March to 2nd April: Ladies in Black, from the novel The Women in Black by Madeleine St John, music by Tim Finn. Canberra Theatre.

Tuesday 28 March: 6 p.m., National Library, “Utopia — the future of Australia“. Paul Barclay, Peter Singer, Aexis Wright, etc. RSVP 6262-1111; $15

Wednesday 29 March: 6 p.m., National Library, “Looking for Rose Paterson (mother of Banjo)”, by Jennifer Gall. Free. RSVP 6262-1111.

Thursday 30 March: 6 p.m., National Library, “Only: A singular memoir“, by Caroline Baum. $20. RSVP 6262-1111, $20.

Friday 31 March: 7 p.m., National Film & Sound Archive, “Red Hollywood“, a dark chapter of US blacklists etc.


Saturday & Sunday 1 & 2 April: Canberra Walking

Sunday 2 April: 2 p.m., National Library, “Rediscovering Hans Heysen“. $20, RSVP, 6262-1111

3 to 26 April: Palace Cinema, Seniors Film

From 4 April: National Film & Sound Archive, short Aboriginal films including 1965 Freedom Ride and 2000 Olympics.

Thursday 6 April: 5.30 p.m., National Library, Conference Room, level 4, “Corroboree: Dreamtime to Aboriginal Theatre“.

Friday 7 to Sunday 9 April: 48-hour vigil leading to the Refugee Action Committee’s Palm Sunday rally, “Welcome Refugees: Close the Camps”, 1 p.m. Civic Square (in front of the ACT Legislative Assembly). See RAC Facebook page for details.

Monday 10 April to Sunday 7 May: Canberra & Region Heritage Festival.

Tuesday 11 April: 5.30 p.m. for 6 p.m., China in the World Auditorium, Hugh White, “China’s Power & the Future of Australia”. RSVP 6125-7086.

Wednesday 12 April: 6 p.m., National Library, Folk Festival concert, the Rheingans Sisters, Fiddle-singers. Free, but you’ll need to book.

Thursday 13 April: 12.30, National Library, free Bluegrass concert. Birds of a feather: Genni & John Kane from the Flying Emus. Free; but do book to be sure.

Thursday 13 to Monday 17 April: National Folk Festival at Exhibition Park. “Our annual celebration of folk culture.”

Friday 14 April: 6.30, Limelight Cinema, Tuggeranong Hyperdome, Monty Python’s Life of Brian. (More from the Limelight Cinema.)