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March 16-April 3
alliance Francaise French Film
Now in its 22nd year – the annual Alliance Francaise French Film Festival will feature the very best of contemporary
Phone: 6248 2000 Website: nfsa.gov.au Cost: Adults $15 Concessions $11
March 17 - 31 July
Not just Ned: a true history of the
Irish in australia
National Museum of Australia
Discover the surprising but true history of the Irish in Australia at this major exhibition exploring the Irish presence from
1788 to the present day.
Phone: 1800 026 132 Website: nma.gov.au Cost: Adults $10, Children $5, Concession $8, Family $22, friends 50 per
cent off entry.
Lights! Canberra! action!
Be there for the screening of the top 12 film finalists and awards ceremony from the Lights! Canberra! Action filmmaking
festival. Amateur and professional filmmakers are given the chance to produce films based on a given Canberra theme.
Phone: 13 2281 Website: www.events.act.gov.au Cost: Free
St Patrick’s day Celebrations
Join in Canberra’s biggest celebration of our Irish heritage at King O’Malley’s, with all day entertainment for the whole
Phone: 6257 0111 Website: kingomalleys.com.au Cost: Free
Thursday 17 – March 19
Highwire Events’ portable circus tent The Bally will be installed for three days on City Walk as a hub venue for Urbancity
events. These events will include circus performance, acoustic music, theatre and comedy performances and live
installation the Gadjo Family.
Phone: 13 22 81 Website: events.act.gov.au Cost: Free
Lights! Canberra! action!
This is a scavenger hunt for filmmakers. With ten days to make a film of no longer than seven minutes, any story can be
Phone: 13 22 81 Cost: Free event
Canberra Soapbox Challenge
Petrie Plaza, Canberra City
Get on your soapbox and talk about something that matters to you. Put on by Toastmasters, this event gives people the
opportunity to compete against others in a friendly talk-off. The three categories are 12-14 years, 15-17 years and 18
Phone: 0407104131 Cost: Free
tuggeranong Parenting expo
Paved outdoor area between
Ankertell Street and Cowlishaw Street,
The parenting expo will feature a wide range of exhibitors with parenting information as well as fun activities for
children and their families. Food and drinks will be available.
Phone: 6207 8228 or 6293 6333 Cost: Free
Petrie Plaza, behind the Merry-Go-
Round, Canberra City
A street party with music, dancing and roving performances.
Phone: 13 22 81 Cost: Free
Capital all Ford day
East Lawns, Old Parliament House
The FPV and XR Owners Club is a not for profit motor club comprising approximately 45 Ford car enthusiasts. The club
is affiliated to the ACT Council of Motor Clubs. The Motor Vehicle Show is open to other Ford club members and the
Website: fpvxrclubact.com Cost: Free, registration $20
Festival of the Forests aCt
National Arboretum Canberra
Proudly part of the Canberra Festival, the Festival of the Forests provides an opportunity for the community to enjoy the
growing Arboretum and the spectacular views the location offers.
The day will include family-friendly activities including The Creative Spirits program of indigenous story telling, tracking,
music making, crafts and dance, and an interactive display about the International Year of the Forest, sustainability and
Website: canberraaboretum.or.au Cost: Gold coin donation
the Grand Party in the Park
Glebe Park, Canberra City
The Grand Party in the Park is on again during Seniors Week and there is something for everyone with food stalls
and rides. For a challenge, enter the egg and spoon and sack race. The fun continues with Elvis, Bellyup Belly Dances,
Jazzercise with Rohan, Sing Australia, the Rock n Roll Club, Legs Dance and to wrap the stage up the Tuggeranong
Salvation Army Band will march everyone out of the park.
Phone: 6293 6500 Website: commsatwork.org Cost: Free
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Invite your friends and family to Canberra this spring to attend these exciting events and exhibitions
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