Don's Calendar -- August Update

Don-Dwyer.jpgHere is Don Dwyer's summary of the best events on offer around town, including film, performance, political events and talks.

Calendar of Events at 21 August 2015


August 2015


Saturday 22 August, 9 am
ACT ALP Conference
Southern Cross Cub, Woden


Saturday 22--Sunday 23 August
Big Boys Toys Expo, Exhibition Park


Sunday 23- Monday 24 August, 10am-3pm
Retirement Village Expo
Southern Cross Cub


Monday 24 August – Tuesday 1 Sept., 2.30 and 6.30 daily
Free Latin American Films
National Gallery of Australia


Tuesday 25 August
COTA response to Intergenerational Report – Ian Yates
Hughes Community Centre - $2


Thursday 27 August, 6 pm
Professor Mick Dodson delivers Kenneth Myer Memorial Lecture
National Library of Australia. RSVP 62621271


Thursday 27 August
Chris Bowen launches his new book: The Money Men: Australia’s greatest treasurers.
Manning Clark lecture theatre 2.


Thursday 27 August 5.30
China in the World – Hugh White in Conversation with John Garnaut
CIW Auditorium ANU RSVP 6125 2167


Friday 28- Sunday 30 August
Arab Film Festival – National Film and Sound Archive


Sunday 30 August, 2.30
Speed Sisters: film about Palestinian women racing car drivers
National Film and Sound Archives


Monday 31 August 5.45
Between the dances: WWII Women tell their Stories – by Jaqueline Dinan
Paperchain Bookshop, Manuka


September 2015


Wednesday 2- Saturday 5 September
Ghosts in the Snowy
Canberra Theatre


Wednesday 2 September, 6.30
Andrew Leigh launches his new book: The luck of politics.
Manning Clark Lecture Theatre, ANU


Wednesday 2 September, 12 for 12.30
Boko Haram Verities /Caroline Ifeka
Molony Room, Emeritus Faculty ANU; Building 1c, 24 Balmain Crescent
Enquiries: Adrian Gibbs; Tel: 02 6281 6971


Thursday 3 September, 5.45 pm
With just one suitcase, by Cheryl Koenig
World War II story about moving from Romania to Australia
Paperchain Bookshop


Saturday 5 September
Possible date for federal election.


Saturday 12 September
New British Labour leader announced.


Tuesday 15-Friday 26 September
The Wharf Review


Wednesday 16 September, 4 pm
Telling the Secrets; writing the history of ASIO / David Horner
Molony Room, Emeritus Faculty; ANU; Building 1c, 24 Balmain Crescent
Enquiries: Adrian Gibbs; Tel: 02 6281 6971


Thursday 17 September, 8 pm
Joan Baez performs An Evening with Joan Baezat the Royal Theatre, National Convention Centre, Civic.
Tickets $89-$150. See


Sunday 20-Wednesday 23 September
The Confidence
Street Theatre


Tuesday 22 Sept-Sunday 11 October
Italian Film Festival
Palace Theatre


Wednesday 23-Saturday 26 September
Circus Oz
Canberra Theatre


Tuesday 29 September
China in the world: panel of historians will discuss the rise and fall of empires.
CIW Auditorium, ANU


October 2015


Friday 2-Sunday 4 October
She fought for peace
Street Theatre


13-24 October
Bell Shakespeare’s Othello
Canberra Theatre


Wednesday 28 October, 4.15
Prof. Angela Woollacott discusses Don Dunstan in 1940s and 1950s Establishment Adelaide
Room 1.04 Coombs Extension, ANU


Friday 30 October, 9.15 am- 4.15 pm
Symposium on Magna Carta
Parliament House Main Committee Room
Free. RSVP 6277 3078
Speakers include Dyson Heydon, Jim Spiegelman, Des Manderson, David Headon, etc.

November 2015


Wednesday 4 to Wednesday 11 November
Russian Film Festival
Capitol Theatre, Manuka


Thursday 5-Sunday 15 November
International Film Festival
National Film and Sound Archive


December 2015


Sunday 6 December, 12 noon
Commemoration of Spanish Civil War
Lennox Park, behind Hyatt Hotel, BYO


Keep up to date with current affairs by Googling Bob Ellis Talk


Recommended reading: Political animal house, by Guy Rundle page 7 in The Saturday Paper, 15 August, 2015


Catch and Kill by Joel Deane – the Inside Story of Modern Victorian State Labor (Bracks, etc.)


For more events, check out websites of all theatres, cinemas, Australian National University, University of Canberra, Senate Lecture series, National Library of Australia, Palace Theatre National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, High Court of Australia, National Archives, Australian War Memorial, Museum of Australian Democracy, National Film and Sound Archives, U3A, Manning Clark House, Emeritus Faculty, ANU, etc.

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