Don’s What’s On in Canberra

Random-Life_by_Judy_Horacek.jpgDon’t forget to check Don’s earlier What’s On lists, below, where you will find events still to come but not all included again here.


Thursday 17 August: 5.45 p.m., Paperchain Bookshop, Manuka, Launch of Judy Horacek’s new crowd-funded book of cartoons.

Thursday 24 August: 5.30 p.m., National Library, Peter Stanley on “The Crying Years — Australia in the Great War“. Free, but RSVP 6262-1424

25 to 27 August: the Canberra Writers Festival is on at a number of places around town.

Saturday 26 August: 1917 Rail Strike dinner at the Goulburn Workers Club, see below.

26 August: 3 p.m., Museum of Australian Democracy, early episodes of “Secret City“, based on The Marmalade Files and The Mandarin Code, by Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis.

27 August: 1 p.m., further episodes of “Secret City“.

Tuesday 29 August: 5.15 p.m., National Library conference room, level 4, “Anzac Travellers at Gallipoli, 1990-2015“, the Turkish view by Prof. Ayhan Aktar. Free, but RSVP 6262-1111

Wednesday 30 August: 6 p.m., Crawford Centre ANU, “US Economic Policy in Asia Pacific, Post-TPP“, by Matthew Goodman (ex-Obama admin.). RSVP 6125-4144

30 August: 6 p.m., National Library bookshop, book launch of Proof, poems by Maggie Shapley. Free but RSVP online or 6262-1424

Thursday 31 August to Sunday 3 September: Palace Cinema, Acton, French Film Festival.


1 – 2 September: National Film & Sound Archive, Arab Film Festival.

Sunday 3 September: Last day of the Gough Whitlam Exhibition at the National Archives.

Monday 4 September: Street Theatre, 7.30 p.m., Titus O’Reilly, AFL comedian, “Insufficient Intent”. “Funnier than Richmond leading with minutes to go.” [sic].

Tuesday 12 September: 5.30 p.m., Copland Theatre ANU, Julian Burnside in conversation with Prof. Simon Rice on his book Watching Out: reflections on justice and injustice. Free but register here, or ring 6125-4144.

12 to 23 September: 8 p.m. and also matinee at 2 p.m. on the Saturdays, at the Canberra Theatre, Wharf Revue: The Patriotic Rag. “Making Politics Great Again“. Bookings here.

15-16 September: Coombs Theatre, ANU, Indonesia Update. Free but RSVP 6125-5954.

Tuesday 19 September: 6 p.m., National Library, Bob Brown launching Dombrovskis: Journeys into the Wild. the well-known environmental photographer. Tickets $25/$20, you can book them here. 6262-1111.

19 September: 5.30 p.m., Manning Clarke House, 11 Tasmania Circuit, Forrest, Ernst Willheim on “How does Australia decide to go to war? Should Parliament Decide? (Only 16 tickets available by 16 August…) Bookings, $5/$10.

Monday 25 September: 5.30 p.m., Manning Clarke House, Leonid Petrov (ANU), “North Korea – Today and Tomorrow?