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each year, Rep also offers
opportunities for people to
extend their interest in theatre
and to develop their skills
through participation in all
aspects of theatre production.
Theatre 3 operates as a venue
for hire to other local theatre
companies. Visit the website or
call for details.
September 11 -- October 3
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Duncan Driver
'A clever game of passion and
manipulation, seduction and
Rep 2010 Subscription Season
November 20 -- December 12
It Runs in the Family
by Ray Cooney
Directed by Walter Learning
Chaotic! Infectious! Hilarious!
Book ONLINE NOW
Te l : (02) 6257 1950
Open: Mon -- Fri 9am-5pm
and one hour before advertised
3 Repertory Ln, Acton ACT
Cowra Japanese Garden
More than just a Garden......
Celebrating its 30th birthday this
year, the Cowra Japanese Garden
and Cultural Centre is a tranquil
oasis at any time of year, home to
a myriad of bird life. Its 5 hectares
of waterfalls, rocky hillside,
manicured hedges and lawns are
visually stunning and provide a
soothing environment for visitors
and locals alike.
The Garden also has an
important role to play in
promoting Australia -- Japan
relations, and prides itself on
its educational programs for
local and visiting schools. These
include the observation of
traditional Japanese festivals and
ceremonies, hands on arts and
craft lessons, Japanese cultural
practices and more recently,
the showing of Japanese films
for language students and the
hosting of Cowra's own award-
winning Colonial Show, to bring
alive some unique segments of
our history such as the Gold Rush
and the Bushrangers.
This summer will see a range
of entertainment under the
stars, with movies, music,
concerts, and open-air theatre,
so patrons can laze on a picnic
rug and enjoy a bottle of wine
while taking in some first class
acts. Further details will be
posted on the website www.
they are finalised.
So whether you live in Cowra,
are visiting for the weekend, or
just passing through, the Cowra
Japanese Garden and Cultural
Centre has something to offer.
Te l : (02) 6341 2233
Craft ACT is a professionally run
gallery presenting exhibitions
of craft and design including
textiles and fibre, metal and
jewellery, glass, ceramics,
furniture and objects, for the
people of Canberra and visitors.
Located in Canberra's CBD, Craft
ACT has two large exhibition
galleries and a shop, including
unique and creative craft objects
with the fun, quirky, cutting
edge and stylish design.
Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
Where: Level 1, North Building,
180 London Cct, Canberra ACT
Te l : (02) 6262 9333
Open: Tues -- Fri 10am-5pm and
Eat, experience and enjoy CSIRO
Discovery during Spring. There
are many reasons to visit: the
3D theatre, the new Optiportal,
hands-on activities in the
Optuslab and lots of other
topical exhibits located within
a spectacular tropical atrium.
Discovery is about real scientific
research and is relevant to
people of all ages.
Where: Clunies Ross St, Acton ACT
Te l : (02) 6246 4646
Open: Monday -- Friday
9am-5pm and Sunday
11am-3pm. Groups welcome.
Forrest Hotel Gallery
Beautifully located in the heart of
Forrest, the Forrest Hotel Gallery
can be found within the Forrest
Hotel Restaurant. The exhibitions
change every six weeks. Make a
reservation for breakfast or dinner,
or simply stay the night. They
have special arts accommodation
packages available. Phone to
find out the exhibitors and dates
Where: Within Forrest Hotel
30 National Cct, Forrest, ACT
Tel: (02) 6203 4300
Open: 7 days, telephone
recepion for opening hours.
Goulburn Regional Art
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
is renowned for its focus on
contemporary regional art.
August 7 -- September 12
Archaeological Dig - Geraldine
Berkemeier & Daphne Gooley,
My Favourite Australian - a
traveling exhibition from the
National Portrait Gallery (Space 2)
August 8 -- October 10
Ross Bannister - Between
Heaven & Earth (Caroline
August 8 -- November 1
Wandering The Wollondilly
at the Goulburn Historic
Waterworks - Sculpture,
installation, sound &
performance - (Sun 10am-4pm,
Mon & Tues 10am-1pm, Open
daily October school holidays
Where: Civic Centre, Bourke/
Church Sts, Goulburn, NSW
Open: Monday -- Friday
10am-5pm, Saturday 1pm-4pm.
Closed Public Holidays
Te l : (02) 4823 4494
Lanyon Homestead lies at the
foot of the Brindabellas and
is one of Australia's premier
historic properties. The
precinct's centerpiece, the 1850's
homestead, has been beautifully
restored and furnished.
Where: Lanyon Homestead
Tharwa Dr, Tharwa, ACT
Te l : (02) 6235 5677
Café bookings: (02) 6237 5268
Open: Tues -- Sun 10am-4pm
The Lifeline Spring Bookfair is on
again from September 25 -- 27 at
Exhibition Park in Canberra from
This is the best second hand book
sale in Australia so don't miss the
opportunity to pick up bargains
from over 140 categories.
A special feature of each bookfair
is the range of old and rare books
they have for sale in the Kakadu
Room, next to the main hall. This
sale is on the Friday from 12noon-
5pm and Saturday from 11am-
4pm. Many extremely collectable
books can be found there as well
as pamphlets and other ephemera.
On the Sunday they are holding a
special sale of over 3000 comics for
mature readers from 10am-3pm.
These include a selection of comic
collectables from Walt Disney and
They are also running a raffle
during the bookfair with the
prizes being three framed and
original cartoons from Geoff Pryor,
former Canberra Times Cartoonist
and a TEAC Surround Sound
Stereo System. Geoff will draw the
winning tickets at midday on the
Sunday. You can buy your tickets
during the bookfair at $5 each or
3 for $10.
This bookfair is definitely one
not to be missed if you want a
great bargain or a collectable or
maybe it's the book you have been
looking for and can't find. Chances
are they will have it.
Entry is by gold coin donation.
All profits from the bookfair go
towards keeping the 24 hour
telephone crisis line open to
the people of Canberra and
surrounding region of NSW.
Further enquiries can be made
by calling the Lifeline office on
(02) 6247 0655.
Mugga-Mugga historic cottage
stands as a testament to the
lives of the families who worked
on one of the Limestone Plain's
great pastoral estates. Set on
17 hectares of grazing land, its
centerpiece is a simple cottage
built for the head shepherd of
Duntroon in 1913.
8 Narrabundah Ln, Symonston, ACT
Te l : (02) 6235 5677
Open: Saturday and Sunday,
Group booking by arrangement
at other times.
National Bonsai and Penjing
Collection of Australia
Bonsai and penjing, created by
artists from around Australia,
form the first garden of
the Canberra International
Arboretum and Gardens.
This permanent display offers a
mix of exotic and native trees
displayed in an open air pavilion
in the heart of Canberra.
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