Don’s Calendar of Events, June 2018

18 June: 7pm Not Very Quiet Journal presents From Wench We Came: Yass and Binalong poets Jane Baker, Victoria McGrath, Lizz Murphy and Robyn Sykes, Smith’s Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Civic, $5 entry, no open mic.

19 June: 6pm Oppy: the Life of Sir Hubert Opperman by Danial Oakman launch, National Library of Australia bookshop, free – bookings

20 June: 6am-10pm World Refugee Day Telethon featuring Gillian Triggs, Tamie Fraser and many more – phone 1300 692 772,

20 June: 12:40pm Canberra Grammar Cello Choir Wesley Music Centre, National Circuit, Barton –

20 June: 5:30pm Why the 1940s matter in transforming Australia, David Vines, National Library – RSVP 6262 1111

21 and 22 June: 9am Timor-Leste Update, Hedley Bull Centre, ANU, Liversidge Street & Garran Road, free – RSVP 6262 1111

21 June: 10:30 People with Disabilities Morning Tea, Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street, Civic

23 June: 9am to 2pm Seniors Centre Fete, 10 Watson Street, Turner

24 June: 2pm Michelle Grattan speaking on her book, Back on the Wool Track, Tuggeranong Homestead, Johnon Drive, Richardson, $20 includes Devonshire tea, bookings essential – phone Jenny on 6231 4535 or email

24 June: 3pm Lisa Portolan’s Happy As! featured at The Muse, $12 includes a drink –

25 June: That Poetry Thing featuring Canberra performance poet Tahi Atea, Sydney poet Michele Seminara and Nauru survivor and poet Ravi Nagaveeran, Poseidon Room, Helenic Club, City, 13 Moore Street $5 entry, shorter open mic.

27 June: 11:30am Australian Girls Choir Parliament House Foyer

29 June to 1 July: Mid-Winter Fair Yarralumla Uniting Church Centre, Denman Street, Yarralumla

3 July: 4pm Panel discussion on the significance of 1968 National Library, $20 includes refreshments – RSVP 6262 1111

4 July: 6pm Meet the Author event – Bob Carr speaking on his new book, Run for your Life. Tearing up the Rules on Political Memoirs, Coombs Lecture Theatre, ANU, free ANU/Canberra Times – bookings at or phone 6125 4144

5 July: 6pm Meet the Author event – Katharine Murphy with Michelle Grattan on Murphy’s new book, On Disruption, Molonglo Lecture Theatre, Crawford Building, ANU, free ANU/Canberra Times – bookings or phone 6125 4144

6 July: now deferred for a date to be fixed

12:15 to 1:15pm Parliamentary processes from an Indigenous perspective, The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, The Hon Linda Burney MP and Senator Patrick Dodson, Australian Senate Occasional Lecture Season, Main Committe Room, Parliament House, free – enquiries Senate Procedure Office, phone 6277 3074 or email or watch live on

7 July to 4 November: exhibition showing Artwork in Parliament House, part of 30th anniversary of Parliament House, Canberra Museum and Art Gallery

8 July: 2pm The Royal Hartley Lifecare High Tea and Fashion Parade Albert Hall – phone 6282 4411,

10 July: 6pm 1968 – Then and Now – protests in France, etc., Prof. Robert Gildea (Oxford), National Library – RSVP 6262 1111

11 to 29 July: Scandinavian Film Festival Palace Cinema –

12 July: 7pm Manning Clark Memorial Lecture by Chris Uhlmann R.N. Robertson Building, 46 Sullivans Creek Road, ANU, $20 MCH members, $25 non-members – RSVP 6295 9433 or 0405 064176

13 to 15 July: Lifeline Book Fair Tuggeranong Southern Cross Club Stadium –

18 July: 6pm Meet the Author event – Professor David Christian, co-founder with Bill Gates of The Big History Project, on his new book, Origin Story. A Big History of Everything, Molonglo Lecture Theatre, Crawford Building, ANU, free ANU/Canberra Times – bookings or phone 6125 4144

21 July: 6pm Kurrajong Hotel Great Gatsby Gala – phone 6234 4444,

28 July: “Super Saturday” 5 Federal by-elections

28 to29 July: Handmade Market Exhibition Park