Artsday / Bad weather sinks prom concert

The Government House prom concert Photo: Martin Ollman

The 2021 Summer Prom has been cancelled by the CANBERRA Symphony Orchestra. They believe that even if the weather improves, it is unlikely that the conditions will be safe enough to host the event on December 4. CSO will process refunds during the week beginning December 13, but patrons will have the option of donating their refund to charity. 50% will go to “HeartStrings”, its fund for people  facing barriers to concert attendance.

Paul and Matilda House with all their work

NEW DATE ANNOUNCEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR THE 4TH National Indigenous Art Triennial. “Ceremony”The exhibition will be held at the National Gallery from March 26 through July 31 and will feature the work of over 35 artists from Australia. The inauguration of permanent public art will be a highlight of the opening weekend. “Mulanganggari yur-wang”(Alive and Strong), Matilda House and Paul Girrawah House

 

Sesame Street characters go festive

The Sesame Street Circus Spectacular Christmas Edition makes its international debut at Majura Park in Canberra, December 1-23. The show will be held under a Christmas-themed big roof. Elmo and Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby (Bert and Ernie), Super Grover and Bert will perform in a new Christmas story. Book here.

THE ANU Drill Hall Gallery presents the work of Elizabeth Newman, a Melbourne artist. The exhibition includes collage, installation and text-based textile and found object art as well as text-based, text-based, and text-based textile works. Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

After nationwide voting, DYMOCKS announced the Book of the Year for 2021. The winner is “Still Life” by Sarah Winman, “a story of people brought together by love, war and art. 

Chris Howlett and Adele Schonhardt are digital directors

The Melbourne Digital Concert Hall, soon to become the Australian Digital Concert Hall (or the Australian Digital Concert Hall), has been awarded the Arts Leadership Award of Creative Partnerships Australia. They plan to present more 200 live-streamed performances across the country, with all box office proceeds going towards the artists. Founded  at the height of covid by Chris Howlett and Adele Schonhardt, it has so far featured 2000 musicians, including Canberrans.

CANBERRA author Merlinda Bobis is participating in an online author’s discussion on her book “The Kindness of Birds,”Conversation with Louise Maher, journalist, at 2pm on Saturday, November 27, AccessibleHere

STUDENTS FROM Marcela Fiorillo Studio will present their final recital of the year at Wesley Music Centre in Forrest, at 4.30pm on Saturday, November 27. It’s free entry but registrations HereOr at the door.

A stage adaptation of Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol”From now until December 5, the Canberra Rep Theatre is open. Book at canberrarep.org.au, or 6257 1950.

 

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