Beer and Racing. A perfect combo.

The Canberra Racing Club invites you to attend Canberra’s first-ever beer festival held on a race day.

Supporting the Ricky Stuart Foundation.

There will be:
Great breweries
Premium food vans
Live local racing
AFL Grand Final live on a monster big screen
Live music

Re-discover an iconic classic, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, in this re-imagination by Max Richter.

Reworking the timeless music of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Richter’s new setting blends minimalist and neo-classical ideas together to create an extraordinary and unforgettable modern masterpiece. Premiered just under a decade ago, Vivaldi Re-composed rapidly gained popularity, soon topping the classical music charts in the UK, Germany, and the US. With all the best Vivaldi melodies and more, this program is one that will intrigue and delight.

If you enjoy the classics like Vivaldi and Mozart, or the atmosphere of newer composers like Philip Glass or Arvo Pärt, this performance is for you!

Featuring the dazzling virtuosity of Helena Popovic, their concertmaster and soloist, you won’t want to miss this exuberant season finale. They are proud to continue their 2022 season, highlighting some of the most amazing musicians in the National Capital.

The Corrick Collection consists of over 135 nitrate films collected by The Marvellous Corricks, a vaudeville-style family of entertainers featuring Albert and Sarah and their seven daughters and one son, Leonard. The family toured Australia in 1902, dazzling audiences with music, comedy and film.

The entire Corrick Collection underwent a digital restoration in 2021. Now these digitised films have been given new vitality through unique scores by composers from the ANU School of Music.

Experience these 100+-year-old films from a different perspective through the sounds of modern composition.

Following this special screening, the composers will join us to discuss the role of composition in film and the creative process of working on silent films in the modern age.

The Marvellous Corricks is a free exhibition now showing at the NFSA, open from 10am to 4pm daily and until 8pm on Friday nights.

Presented in partnership with the Australian National University School of Music.

Nolan immersed himself in the myths of the Greeks, reading the Iliad and visiting Gallipoli, so close to Troy. He saw parallels which inspired the vigour of his paintings and drew on Homer, Arschylus, Euripedes as well as Dante’s ‘Inferno’, Rimbaud, Blake and others to compose works that hold the world, like the painting Inferno, 1966.

This nine-panel painting on loan from The Estate of Lady Nolan will show in conjunction with the Commonwealth Nolan Collection that is managed by Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG).

St.sinner and the Revelators make their return for one night only before heading out into the big wide world on tour.

A night of well-managed frivolity at the UC hub at the end of September along for the ride are indie rock newcomers to the scene; single mums and Bad Lunar.

Local artist Naomi Zouwer will lead an en plein air landscape painting session in the beautiful grounds of Lanyon Homestead with views to the Murrumbidgee and the Brindabellas and historic gardens brimming with spring blooms. Participants will explore watercolour techniques to capture their impressions of the surrounding landscape and gardens.

This workshop is for adults. All levels of experience are welcome and will be catered for.

Watercolour materials will be supplied or you are also welcome to bring your own (water based only). Easels and tables will be available.

Climate action. It’s about carbon emissions, human wellbeing and beautiful biodiversity. How can we come together to limit temperature rise and reverse the extinction crisis unfolding across our continent?

As part of the British Council’s UK/Australia Season, join National Museum of Australia Senior Fellow Dr Kirsten Wehner and a panel of science, industry and culture leaders from the UK and Australia for a lively discussion considering this challenge in relation to rivers and oceans after the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26).

Featuring Her Excellency Vicki Treadell, British High Commissioner to Australia, reflecting on the UK’s role as COP President in setting the global agenda; kelp ecologist Dr Cayne Layton from the University of Tasmania, oyster scientist Dr Laura Parker from UNSW; and Managing Director Helen Barclay from eco-technology innovators EnviroDNA.

Julian Laffan’s exhibition captures moments in time on road journeys between Canberra, Braidwood and Narooma – a stretch of highway that has been imprinted on his memory. As Julian says, “…this exhibition acknowledges the familiar sites and changing light of the traveller heading home. Focusing on mountains, rivers and the highway itself I am connecting the personal experience with that of the formation of rituals and the recognisable places along the way.”

Agneta Ekholm’s abstract paintings explore forces of energy and immortality with her soft, flowing organic shapes encompassing the perpetual motion of life. Created through a combination of imagined imagery and engagement with her technical process, mysterious forms and colours emerge. These are suggestive of the ice landscapes of her Finnish childhood along with light-play, water flow and movement. As Agneta says of her practice“…Creating a new painting is like going into a new world that is both known and unknown…My paintings change and morph with time and experience, in just the way we, as people, are ever-evolving beings.”

Spoil yourself and those you care about with an unforgettable high tea.

Take a seat in their sumptuous glasshouse and admire the sweeping springtime views of the 55-acre surrounds over a glass of sparkling or a seasonal garden spritz, then tuck into our all-new three-tiered tea that will surprise and delight in equal measure. Feast on savoury options, including smoked salmon, crème fraîche and roe tartlets, lamb and harissa pies, chopped prawn buns, smoked duck and mushroom cigars and vintage Cheddar and piccalilli scrolls, then indulge your sweet tooth with an array of delicate mini-masterpieces including housemade rhubarb cheesecake, lemon and olive oil cake with lemon curd, hazelnut praline, gingerbread cookies with mascarpone and a mini pavlova with blood orange and chantilly cream.

With homemade raisin scones and freshly brewed quality teas from our friends at the Tea Centre, this promises to be a high tea experience to treasure.