September – October: National Film & Sound Archive. Films celebrating 40 years of
Papua New Guinea Independence.
15-26 September. Wharf Revue at the Canberra Theatre.
23-26 September. Circus Oz at the Canberra Theatre.
25 September, 6 p.m. Rosie Batty at the National Library. $10. RSVP 6262 1271.
27 September, 12 – 5 pm. Foundation Day Celebration at the Canberra Yacht Club.
29 September, 6.30: David Marr talking to Laura Tingle about his new “Quarterly
Essay” on Bill Shorten. ANU, Manning Clark theatre 2.
30 September, 4.15 p.m.: Frank Bongiorno on Sir John Crawford. Menzies Library ANU,
And for the rest of the year...
1-18 October, Palace Cinema, Acton. Italian Film Festival.
2-4 October, Street Theatre. “Soul of Fire – She Fought for Peace”.
2 October, 7 p.m.: Professor Malcolm Walter, “Life on Mars”. Innovations Theatre, ANU.
11 October, Sunday at 1 pm, Refugee Rally in Garema Place.
12 October, 6 p.m. National Library. David Astle, “Riddledom”. $10. RSVP 6262 1271
13-24 October, Canberra Theatre. Bell Shakespeare's “Hamlet”
14 October, 6 p.m. National Library Theatre. Nat Williams, Claire Baddeley & Imants Tillers: “Keith Murdoch's Gallipoli letter: 100 years later”. Free.
16-18 October, Palace Electric Cinema, Acton. Greek Film Festival. Includes Alex Lykos & Peter Andrikidis's Alex and Eve, Friday 16th October.
17-18 October: National Film & Sound Archive. Iranian Film Festival.
18 October, 2 p.m. National Library. Discussion on the William Strutt exhibition. $10. RSVP 6262 1271.
22 October, 6 p.m. National Library. Marion Halligan talks with Carmel Bird. $10, RSVP 62621271.
23 October, 7.30 a.m. National Library Cafe. Launch of Jane Caro's memoir. $25, breakfast only; $50 breakfast & book.
29 October to 18 November, Palace Electric Cinema, Acton. British Film Festival.
30 October, 9.15 to 4 pm. Parliament House Main Committee Room. Free seminar on Magna Carta. RSVP 6277 3078. Speakers include Dyson Heydon, Jim Spigelman, David Headon, Des Manderson, George Brandis.
30 October, 6 p.m. University House, ANU. Dinner: “Eat, drink, and be literary with Kerry O'Brien”. www.anu.edu.au/events
30 October, 5.30 p.m. National Film and Sound Archive. Lyn Mills' memories, “A Social Butterfly in Bogong Territory”.
4-11 November, Manuka Cinema: Russian Film Festival.
4 November, 12.30 p.m., National Library: Discussion on the Rex Nankivell collection. Free.
5-15 November, National Film & Sound Archive: Canberra International Film Festival. www.ciff.com.au
7-8 November, Queanbeyan Show.
9 November, 5.30 p.m., National Library. Peter Stanley et al. on the “Great War 1914-1918 at Home”.
16 November, 6 p.m., National Library: Geraldine Brooks, “The Secret Chord – King David”. $20. RSVP 6262 1271.
19 November, 6 p.m. Woden Tradies. Joe Hill centenary. Radical U.S. Folk singer George Mann.
20 November, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. National Library Theatre. Free seminar on Xavier Herbert, “Forgotten or Repressed”. Herbert assumed a bushman/crusader persona as he crafted his great Australian novels, such as Capricornia (1938), the best known among them. This seminar examines his legacy, 40 years after Poor Fellow My Country (1975) won the Miles Franklin Prize for Australian Literature.
24 November, 6 p.m., National Library. Free Bluegrass concert.
27 November, 5.30 p.m., National Film & Sound Archive: Richard Keys, Memories of a Film Camera Man.
4 December to 28 March 2016, National Gallery: Tom Roberts exhibition.
6 December, 12 noon: Lennox Park, behind the Hyatt Hotel. Lunch at the Spanish Civil War Monument. RSVP 6282 4747.
8-16 December, Canberra Theatre, “The Illusionists.
And check out Bob Ellis's Table Talk website, http://www.ellistabletalk.com, on current affairs.