Don’s Calendar of Events, July 2018

14 to 30 July: various literary events – see

19 July: Launch of “Captain Cook’s Apprentice” by Anthony Hill, Harry Hartog Bookshop, Westfield, Woden, 6pm RSVP 62325832

20 July: Songs of Joni Mitchell – Kate Miller, Heidke, etc. Phone 62752700

21 July: Women of Wonder Market, Tuggeranong Shopping Centre, 10am-2pm

21 July: Repower Queanbeyan Launch, hosted by Nature Conservation Council of NSW, Queanbeyan Library, 11am-12:30pm

21 July: Refugee Rally, Five Years on Manus Island and Nauru, Refugee Action Committee, Canberra, Commonwealth Park (near north end of Commonwealth Bridge), 1pm

22 July: Arab Souq (Market) Festival, National Museum, 11am-3pm, Free entry

26 to 28 July: Dark Emu, Canberra Theatre Centre, Phone 62752700

28-29 July: Handmade Market, Exhibition Park

29 July: Rugby-League – the Musical, Brian Carnahan, Street Theatre, 7:30pm

29 July: Cystic Fibrosis Charity Day, Canberra Yacht Club,

31 July: Australian Aborigines in the Boer War, Liam Pieper, National Library, RSVP 62621111

2 to 5 August: Stronger Than Fiction, Documentary Film Festival, Palace Cinema

2 August: Tommy Emanuel, Phone 62752700,

4 August: Gammacon Pop Culture Festival, Exhibition Park

4 August: Stop Adani Rally, Garema Place, 12pm

6 August: Hiroshima Day Vigil, Nara Peace Park, Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla, 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start, until 6pm,

6 August: That Poetry Thing: NiloofarFanaiyan (Israel) and Anita Patel (Canberra), Smith’s Alternative Bookshop, 76 Alinga St, Canberra City, 7-9pm, $5 on the door, includes open mic

7-8 August: Digital ID Show, National Convention Centre,

9 August: meet fantasy author Sam Hawke, presenting ‘City of Lies’, Harry Hartog Bookseller, light refreshments provided, 6pm for 6:30, free, RSVP 62325832 or

9 to 12 August: Craft and Quilt Fair, Exhibition Park

10 to 12 August: Woden Seniors Book Fair, 12 Corinna Street

10 August to 18 November: 30 Works of Art by Prince Charles, National Gallery

10 August for six months: Heath Ledger Exhibition, National Film and Sound Archive

11 to 19 August: National Science Week,

12 August: Free open day at National Library, 10am-4pm

13 August: Dr Joseph Gerson, “Is Nuclear Disarmament Possible?”, 5.30pm, Staff Library, ANU College of Law, first floor.

14 August: Weapons In Space, by Roy Sach, Hughes Community Centre, 12:30pm, $2 entry, RSVP 0414258745

17 August: Bach In The Dark, ANU School of Music,

18 August: Daniel Deniehy Memorial Lecture, by Geoff Gallop, Goulburn, for details contact 0414487915

22 August: Aborigines in the Media, Dr Elizabeth Burrows, National Library, 5:15pm, RSVP 62621111

22 August: Book launch, Olfat Mahmoud, ‘Tears for Tarshiha,’ 6pm Parliament House, rsvp, Also Dinner with Olfat, Delhi 6 restaurant, Thursday 23 August. $45/$40. Bookings via Trybooking, ph. 0417 269 984.

23 August: IPAN Dinner with Palestinian refugee, Dr Olfat Mahmoud, Delhi 6 restaurant,, 6:30-9:30pm, $40/$45, bookings essential –

23 to 26 August: Canberra Writers’ Festival,

24 August to 11 November: American Masters 1940-1980, Jackson Pollock, etc., Australian National Gallery,

26 August: The Scribe, world premier of this film about Graham Freudenberg (who will be there), by Ruth Cullen. 4 pm to 6 pm, Members’ Dining Room, Museum of Australian Democracy (aka Old Parliament House). Tickets $25, $20 (concession), $15 (junior).