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Vinnies raises funds for the needy in Canberra on 22 June 2017

VINNIES IS RAISING FUNDS FOR THE NEEDY IN CANBERRA ON THURSDAY 22 JUNE 2017.  I’m one of the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) volunteering to ‘sleepout’ to raise funds as part of the VINNIES CEO Sleepout event. Vinnies is the short form of the name St Vincent de Paul Society. Vinnies is a charity which raises funds to help the

Jackie and Emily Post showed resilience

JACKIE AND EMILY POST WOULD HAVE BEEN IN ACCORD AND SUPPORTED EACH OTHER IN TIMES OF GRIEF. The film ‘Jackie’ which has recently reached the cinema, shows up to some viewers just how much social upbringing and family values are ingrained in a person’s psyche and ways of being. ‘Jackie’ is an attempt to portray

Tim Cope the author and adventurer eyes Eurasia

TIM COPE IS AN AUTHOR WITH AN EYE FOR ADVENTURE. Exploring Eurasia on horseback with Tim Cope sounds like at trip of a lifetime. Last month in Canberra Tim Cope talked to a packed audience retelling his stories of life on the road with a dog and horses across a wild and hostile Mongolian-Hungarian landscape.

Robert Foster Australian Designer VALE

ROBERT FOSTER THE AUSTRALIAN-BORN DESIGNER OF INTERNATIONAL REGARD WAS A GRADUATE OF THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY. Robert Foster had a love of humour in art. He was one of Australia’s top designers. He was the founder of the F!NK + Co brand which designed and manufactured brightly coloured water jugs, shot glasses and flatware. He loved

A teenage dream 1966

TEENAGE POP FANS LIVING IN AUSTRALIA IN 1966 WOULD HAVE WATCHED THE GO SHOW! The clock was turned back to around 1966 for an evening of mid-1960s pop music and dancing.  All the footage was in black and white – just as it was in 1966 when television viewing times were regulated by older family members and the

Rockabilly takes a swing in Canberra’s Film and Sound Archive

ROCKABILLY TAKES ON DANCING AND JIVING AT THE NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE. Swing dancing and rock’n’roll was the liveliest time before 7pm last Friday for patrons at the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA)’s Southern Gallery*. Real ‘live’ music played by the ‘Midnight Express’ band kept everyone moving and grooving to the drum beat. The musicians in

India House for Commonwealth curry

INDIA HOUSE IN MUGGA WAY, RED HILL, CANBERRA SERVES THE BEST CURRY IN TOWN. His Excellency, the Australian-based High Commissioner of India, Mr Navdeep Suri, and Mrs Maninder (Mani) Suri recently hosted a soiree at India House with Canberra members of the Royal Commonwealth Society of Australia (RCS). The original invitation for 17 November offered

Fred Ward furniture desired at University House

FRED WARD FURNITURE IS REGISTERED FOR REPAIR. Fred Ward furniture pieces held within University House at the Australian National University (ANU) are now in safe hands. In February 2015 at my last board meeting for the Board of Fellows for University House, I put forward a paper to the Master of the House of the need

Mobile-ising women for business

WOMEN ARE MOBILE-ISING: “WORKING FOR BUSINESS. WORKING FOR AUSTRALIA.” That’s the tag line for the latest initiatives from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry based in Canberra. Kate Carnell of the Australia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) hosted the one-day seminar ‘Mobile-ising Women in Business’ in Sydney on 09 December 2015 with great success. It was

Sound recordings played forward

ACHIEVING SUSTAINABILITY OF SOUND RECORDINGS IN A TIME OF RAPID TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IS A DAUNTING CHALLENGE. However, the Australasian Sound Recordings Association (ASRA) recently held its 2015 national conference in Sydney with a great deal of member and institutional support. The conference “Play it Forward: Sustainability in a Time of Rapid Change” was held from 18
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