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Wednesday 05 November 1pm - 2pm
Wednesday 19 November 6pm - 7pm
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24 October 2014
Live for music? Want to
meet other young musicians,
and develop your playing
in classical or jazz through
The Open School is a pre-tertiary
program for Year 11 and 12
students in the ACT. Learn about
our unique programs, including
the Type1 Advanced Music
Program, which you can do as
part of your college studies.
Meet our teachers, tour our
ensembles and enjoy a free
concert showcasing the talents
of our current students.
Friday 24 October 4.30-8pm
ANU School of Music,
William Herbert Place, ANU
Seasonal festival packed with activities
Knitting ethusiasts Ann McMahon and Vera Delova show off their work
ahead of the at the Spring Winds Festival. Photo: Kimberley Granger
Celebrate the new season with the first
Spring Winds Festival to be held on
the banks of Lake Ginninderra.
The event is a joint initiative of
Belconnen Arts Centre and Belconnen
Community Services and will feature a
huge variety of entertainment and
Kicking off the day will be a fishing
competition from 7.30am, followed by
plenty of family-friendly activities,
including a no-fuss sell what you can
carry market, jumping castle, wind
sculptures and a chalk artist display.
Guerilla knitting is on the cards and
work will be displayed as backdrops
for the day.
Community cultural inclusion
officer Ann McMahon said knitting
has been undertaken by groups at the
centre and community contributors.
"We will be decorating our festival
site with soft and colourful pieces of
people s creativity just for the day,"
"We ve had a combination of people
knitting background pieces and also
going wild with colour, knitting things
like small flowers and small objects
including fish, insects and butterflies.
Fellow creative knitter Vera Delova
has been working on some
masterpieces for the event.
The knitting group just loves the
things that I do because they re
different, she said. I don t like to
copy and do what other people are
doing. I can follow the patterns but it s
boring, that s why I like to work with
this group because they always do
something new, something different.
The popular kite making and flying
events will also take place throughout
Belconnen Arts Centre creative
programs director Jacque Schultze
said a huge range of kites would light
up the skies.
"School groups, families and
community groups are coming along
to make kites to represent their
particular community, and they will be
flying those at the festival, she said.
We ll have different kite making
booths and stalls for people to make
small kites, particularly for families
There will be other kites people
have made ... and the business Kite
Magic will be involved, bringing along
some large kites," Schultze said.
The event will be held from noon to
4pm on Sunday, on the banks of Lake
Ginninderra, adjacent to the
Belconnen Arts Centre, weather
Celebrations for the centre s fifth
birthday will immediately follow the
ALBUM: SYRO, ARTIST: APHEX TWIN
Syro returns with freaky, mind-blowing experience
Richard D. James, or as he is
affectionately known, Aphex Twin, is an
electronic freak ahead of his time.
Syro, his first new music since 2001, is
a mind blowing experience overblow
with ideas and mad electro sounds.
It s all the braver because there s no
guest spots -- that s right, no Adele or
Sam Smith or any other pop crooner
trying to snazz things up! But don t let
this fool you as melody somehow
appears in the interloping electro-funk
jams, cosmic sounding effects and
robotic type noises.
How he creates these sounds I have no
idea and he makes Thom Yorke s
experimentation look, well, tame.
Mr James has influenced Yorke s
pioneering band Radiohead and when
you listen to Syro you can recognise
elements of Kid A and that other late day
masterpiece, Amnesiac. You wonder if
these ideas were percolating around the
lead singer s head prior to him releasing
those famous subsequent albums.
There is much to admire with Syro
even if it takes a while to connect this
musical puzzle full of file names like
XMAS_EVET10 (thanaton3 mix) and
minipops 67 (source field mix).
But who needs names for a long
freaky trip. It may be better to describe it
as a warped (albeit) melodic soundtrack
for a modern age where blips, break
beats, misty synths and demented bass
make for a compulsive listening
Village fair for
The Magical Montessori Village Fair
fund-raiser will feature child-focused
activities including origami aircraft, an
inflatable obstacle course and the
chance to experience a reptile exhibit
and a petting zoo on Sunday.
Families of the school also sell their
high-quality craft and cooking wares.
Treats on offer throughout the day
will include cakes, jams and
homemade international cuisine.
A host of live entertainment will be
on offer, from Irish dancing and
Bolivian pipes to Korean drumming
and a woodwind orchestra.
An array of garden plants and
second-hand children s clothing,
books and toys will also go on sale.
The Magical Montessori Village
Fair will be held on Sunday from
9am to 2pm at the school grounds,
35 Mulley Street in Holder.
CAPTAIN KIRK STEERS
TO THE FRONT, LYNEHAM
Performing high-energy blues and soul
to support his latest record, Steer the
Wheel, Shaun Kirk will be performing
at The Front in Lyneham on November
2. His album debuted at number one on
the Australian iTunes blues charts and
is pegged as his most electrifying to
date. The artist is donating a portion of
sales to Orphfund, to help abandoned
children around the globe. For further
information, visit shaunkirk.com
STUDENTS INVITED TO
BECOME ARTIST FOR DAY
Students are invited to be an artist for
a day on November 9, the final day of
The Waterhouse Natural Science Art
Prize exhibition. Students aged five to
18 can attend from 9.45am to noon or
from 1.45pm to 4pm at the National
Archives of Australia, Parkes. Cost is
$20 per student, bookings essential.
For details, visit naa.gov.au and click
the events tab.
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