Ian McHugh, author Q&A

Ian McHugh, author Q&A

Ian McHugh is a local Canberran and author of short stories in science fiction and fantasy. He has published a collection of short works called Angel Dust, for which he was shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for Best Collection. On 16 March 2018, he hosted a guest speaker slot for UCWriters at the University of […]

Q&A: Mitch Morgans on life as an elite gymnast

  Mitch Morgans is a student at UC, and he’s also an elite gymnast on the Australia team. He lives and trains at the AIS, and has just been selected for the Commonwealth Games. I spoke with Mitch about life as a gymnast, preparing for competition and juggling life. Q: Australia’s not really known for men’s […]

I am a survivor

At a time of ongoing hostility towards refugees’ arrival in Australia, it is more important than ever to see the issue through the eyes of those deepest affected. Eliza Walker tells the story of a woman who emigrated from war-torn Slovenia to Australia by boat in the 1950s, recounting her experiences of survival and extensive […]

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Q&A with Betty Kitchener AM

Betty Kitchener was one of the original founders of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) organisation that teaches community leaders how to assist people experiencing a mental illness or a mental health problem. Kitchener stepped down as the CEO of MHFA in 2016 and has been inducted as a member into the Australian Order. She […]

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The Autumn Forage Festival 2018

If you love helping local businesses, and great-tasting food is your cup of tea, then you would have been sure to attend The Forage Festival. Held on the 7th of April down at the Little National Hotel, it saw local food and drink stalls fill the car park, along with over 1000 people enjoying all there was […]

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Q&A with Co-Creator of StickIt Body Glue

Wardrobe malfunctions… whether it’s a colleague telling you your shirt’s inside out, falling victim to a lazy zipper, or accidentally showing the world too much, most people can relate. But in the dance and performance world, this can be on a much bigger scale. The introduction of StickIt Body Glue will hopefully make these malfunctions a thing […]

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Isle of Dogs – Movie Review

Stop motion films are something that everyone can enjoy, and the team at Indian Paintbrush and American Empirical Pictures have delighted the world with a new creation, Isle of Dogs, directed by Wes Anderson. The story depicts a fictional city in Japan, Megasaki, where all dogs have been exiled to ‘Trash Island’. This was following […]

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The Fall of the Chicken Gourmet Empire: Q&A with Owner Gerry Sanfrancesco

Chicken Gourmet has been the go-to place for a drunken late night fried chicken fix for decades. Sadly this year the doors have closed on this Canberra icon to make way for the newly re-branded restaurant, Gerry’s Kitchen. The fall of the mighty Chicken Gourmet empire is due to the changing market and the opening […]

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Q&A: Budding Canberra Filmmaker Jordan Sanfrancesco

Local Canberran filmmaker and actor, Jordan Sanfrancesco, is making a name for himself in the international independent film industry by applying unconventional philosophies to his work. Jordan considers himself to be an armature nihilist and describes the philosophy to be the anti-hero of the 21st century. Nihilism is the belief that everything in the world […]

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Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

Road Trip for Anzac Day Holiday

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Event Coverage: ACT Permaculture Festival – 40 Years!

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Q&A With Running Star Jessica Hull

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