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Garage Sales:

a new Belconnen web page service!
A new BCW service!! Want to attract more people to your sale or fete? How about a single place to find out about all the community sales in Belconnen? Register your sale or fete by emailing the webmaster with all the details. We'll post them in this space ASAP. And remember to check back each week for new sales and other events on in Belconnen!

It's best to give at least a weeks notice but we'll take them up to 10 am on the Friday before the weekend.

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Dd you know that we make on average 200 decisions about food everyday!!

I am a PhD student from the University of Canberra, and I need your help to better understand what influences your daily food choices.

By participating in a quick interview, you will help me to understand food choices, and by doing so, help improve and better support nutrition education!

If you are aged 24-64 years old and would like to participate in a quick chat with me, please email me at:
Rebecca.mete@canberra.edu.au

Oh and did i mention, you will go in a draw to win a $50 voucher!



 

Netball ACT Morning Ladies Competitions Semester 2, 2016


Teams Or Individuals Players Wanted


Contact: competitions@netballact.com.au
Commencing Round 1 ? 18th & 20th July, Round 19 5th & 7th December *no games during school holidays or public holidays*
Where ACT Netball Centre, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
When Monday or Wednesday
Times 9.30am & 10.20am
Cost Game Fee each Week - $60
Team Registration - $87
Uniform Nominate your team colors for tops and bottoms. (You can wear shorts, skirts, track pants or bike pants and any style of T-shirt, as long as you are in your team colors.)
Creche Cr?che facilities are available ? costs are $5.50 for the first family child and $2.50 for any subsequent family child per game.
More Facts
- seven-a-side, no nets
- umpires and game balls provided
- positional bibs available
- no jewellery to be worn, including rings, earrings, bangles, watches, facial jewellery etc. (Wedding bands & Medic Alert bracelets may be taped)
- nails may be long ONLY if sports gloves are worn or they must be cut
- no prams are permitted to be on the sideline for safety reasons of children and players.

 


 

Minister Yvette Berry Launches New Youth Service at Belconnen

A new Youth Employment Pathways Hub (the Hub) at the Belconnen Community Service (BCS) youth centre was launchedrecently by Minister Yvette Berry, MLA, Minister for Housing, Community Services and Social Inclusion, Minister for Multicultural and Youth Affairs, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Women.

The Hub responds to needs identified in comprehensive consultation conducted throughout 2015 as part of the development of the West Belconnen Local Services Network with local schools, secondary schools, colleges, training organisations, business, service providers, young people and the general public. It aligns with the Better Services Network and is supported by the ACT Government through an Adult Community Education (ACE) grant. The Hub is funded until the end of November 2016.

The Hub can cater for up to 10 young people aged 18-24 years at any given time, providing pathways planning; improved language, literacy and life skills; and connecting vulnerable young people to training, volunteering and work experience opportunities. It also provides access to case management for young people dealing with complex issues.

The Hub includes a partnership with Riverview Projects ACT (Riverview) to provide suitable participants with work experience and vocational training at Certificate II and III via live training sites, in conjunction with the Master Builders Association (MBA), Housing Industry Association (HIA), CIT and private RTOs. Further partnerships are in development with other education, training, employment and community service providers.

“The BCS Youth Employment Pathways Hub is an important partnership to help support young people in the Belconnen Region,” says Senior Manager of Programs and Services, Fiona Macgregor.

“Young people suffer the most in a tight job market, with high rates of unemployment and under-employment. Since our soft launch in mid-March, we’ve received multiple enquiries from young people wanting support.”

People wanting to find out more are welcome to call the Belconnen Community Centre on (02) 6264 0200; email employmentpathways@bcsact.com.au; or contact the Youth Engagement team through:

Facebook.com/bcsyouthservices

Facebook.com/bcsact

Twitter: @bcsact

 


Better services in West Belconnen

 

Help us ‘join the dots’ for better services in West Belconnen
Did you know we are creating a Local Services Network in your neighbourhood?
The Network is a way to make services work better for people.
We are doing this by building services and supports around the needs and wishes of
a local community. This means government, community services and local business
are working together with residents to make it happen.
An important part of a local services network is hearing from people in the local community about
what would make services better.
We want to know what people think about the kind of services that are needed, how they can be
delivered and what things might stop people from accessing services. We are also keen to hear about
possible solutions to solve current issues around services.
Where are things up to?
Work to shape how the network model might look in West Belconnen is already happening. Since
July last year, the Better Services team has been building partnerships with a number of service
providers and groups who are already providing services. We’ve also been talking to groups of
residents to find out what they think about what is needed.
This work has identified some key themes to include in a plan about the kind of activities or programs
that are needed. The Network plan will also guide us about the best way to provide services to
people. Some of the topics we are hearing about most from residents in West Belconnen are:

 

  • Valuing older people in the
    community

  • Employment pathways for young
    people

  • Building strong families
    Creating a better start for
    children 0-8 years

A local services network is also about identifying the things that can help to make communities to be
strong, independent and connected. So our plan will also consider what we can do to help to:


  • improve access to information

  • maintain and improve community
    facilities
  • continue building a sense of local
    neighbourhood pride
  • improve transport options


Expressions of Interest to participate on Working Groups are currently being sought in
the four focus areas.
If you are a West Belconnen resident and would like to contribute to the development and
implementation of the Network Plan, please forward your details and preferred focus area to the Better
Services team Betterservices@act.gov.au or 6205 5174.


Events

Belco now has two venues, with a possible third on the horizon. The Basement, long the natural habitat of the heavy/metal/punk end of Canberra's music jungle, has had a fairly recent change of management and may be attempting a transition of clientele, a la the OCI. I do hear they've put thought and energy into making it a better venue with appropriate p.a. equipment and a second more intimate band room. Natural tendency: in transitionAnd self-described 'cocktail bar' La De Da seems to have successfully staked a claim on Emu Bank, putting on fairly regular nights with a few bands/dj's and attracting a presumably local crowd of young things. Natural tendency: aspirational

The recent acquisition of the Pot Belly Bar by a quartet of youngish Canberran professionals lends itself to Belconnen having an almost unprecedented (at least in this century) three music venues at the one time. Personally I think they should give the place a good once over, lighten it up, reduce the size of the bar and forty or so other things I thought of while considering whether to buy the Pot.

Northside also has The Abbey, of which I have written recently, and whose hopes of being a useful part of the local venue scene lie chiefly with the chance of the tramline going right past, in which case, whole new ballgame. Natural tendency: wedding bells

 

 

 


A Rostrum club for Belconnen

Rostrum has been in the Canberra region since the 1950s and operates clubs in Civic, Phillip, Yass and Woden.
Rostrum is a club that offers you:

  • A friendly local setting to improve your public speaking and presentation skills

  • An opportunity to discuss important issues

  • Hear different points of view and meet new people

Rostrum also runs an annual debating competition.


For more information about Rostrum, go to our website Rostrum Web site


If you are interested in joining a Rostrum club in Belconnen please contact: Belco Rostrum

Multi millionnaire Warren Buffet on public speaking:

On Communication Skills: Buffett reveals that up until the age of twenty had an acute fear of public speaking. Just the thought of it would make him physically ill. This all changed when Buffett forced himself to take a Dale Carnegie public-speaking course. He discloses, "That $100 course gave me the most important degree I have... In graduate school you learn all this complicated stuff, but what's really essential, no matter what you do, is being able to get others to follow your ideas. Good communication skills are incredibly important and something that almost anybody can improve upon, both in writing and speaking. A relatively modest improvement can make a major difference in your future earning power, as well as in many other aspects of your life."

Rostrum was founded by Sidney Wicks. Wicks was an author, journalist for the Manchester Guardian and public relations practitioner. He came to believe that people needed to think through their own decision-making processes rather than just accept the promotions of the press and other interested parties. Rostrum respects all opinions but is not affiliated with any political party or religion


 

Positive Dental Health

Brand new dental practice has opened up on the corner of Redfern & Bindubi Streets in Macquarie.

Contact: (02) 6162 0004, (02) 6162 0320, 0r admin@positivedentalhealth.com.au

Accepting new patients for all general dental requirements.


 

BCS Movie

We got a bit creative and took the ultimate selfie. See BCS the Movie here: click here for movie

 

Bus Interchange Movie

See the Movie re the final days of the Belconnen Bus Interchange Click here


The Hair House

The Hair House. Professionally qualified and experienced senior hairdresser who will come to your house to style your hair in the convenience and comfort of your own home! Competitive prices and very friendly and reliable service. Call Judith. Fully insured and registered 0468 340215


 

VIEIRA DANCE SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE, Macquarie

NEW Adult Ballet Classes starting Term 2, Fridays 6.45pm - 8.15pm

Dance classes also available for children from 2.5 years.

For more information please send an enquiry to vieiradanceschool@gmail.com


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Stereo system for sale

Denon DRA 295 amplifier, inputs for CD, DVD, Tape (but no Turntable), AM/FM radio
(RDS for FM), 100 watts. ($250.00)

Yamaha CD player CDX-393MkII, individual track selection. ($25.00)

2 Sony speakers (Bookshelf size) (Free)

Contact Terryg 6254 2896 Email for more details or to arrange inspection.

 


 

GUNGADERRA Community Art Program is now open for membership (Gungahlin)

 

The Gungaderra Community Arts Program, also known as GCAP, is supported by Northside Community Service promotes and supports local artists through the exhibition of high quality artwork which will be displayed throughout the Gungaderra Homestead off Mapleton Avenue in Harrison..

Members will have the opportunity to display their artwork at no cost and also promote their artwork for sale through the community seeing your artwork displayed on the walls at the Homestead, as well as open days, exhibitions and events.

If you would like to become a member of this new and exciting program you will be required to fill out the forms in the membership pack.

There is a small annual membership fee of $25 and once your membership fee is received you will be issued with a membership card and your individual membership number.

Please contact the Community Development Worker on 6163 0428 or email gungaderracommunityartsprogram@gmail.com<mailto:gungaderracommunityartsprogram@gmail.com> if you would like to receive a membership pack or any further information.

Gungaderra Community Arts Program will be officially opened by Joy Burch in May and all members are encouraged to attend and display their work. You will be provided with in regards to this once you have become a member.


Mother’s Voice

Free singing workshops for mothers of young children

Accompanied children are welcome to attend and participate in singing or play activities

Belconnen Library Community Room

Mondays 10:00am-12:00

Enquiries: 62640232 bcc@bcsact.com.au

Mother’s Voice is a series of workshops exploring the range of the mother’s voice through games, exercises, songs, stories and discussion. Mother’s Voice workshops create a safe environment where mothers of all backgrounds can come together to sing, learn and share with other mothers and children.

Mother’s Voice is facilitated by BCS Community Engagement Officer, Simone Penkethman, who has over sixteen years experience as a singing and drama teacher, community artist, performing musician and mother.


Electric Guitar and lessons

I have been contacted by one of the workers from the PHaMS (Personal Helpers and Mentors) program seeking an electric guitar and lessons for a young woman with a mild intellectual disability who is living with mental illness.

I am happy to give a couple of lessons and to assist in sourcing an appropriate teacher. As the young woman is on a low income it would be great if someone could donate a guitar. I know there are plenty of electric guitarsying, un-played under beds, in sheds and behind doors. If you have an unused instrument (and maybe even a small amp and lead) that you would be willing to donate, please let me know. Thanks, Simone

Simone Penkethman | Community Engagement Officer | Belconnen Community Service
Swanson Ct Belconnen ACT 2616
Ph 02 6264 0271 | Fx 02 6253 2901


 

Warehouse circus

 

With 20 years of experience teaching circus to young people in the Canberra region, Warehouse Circus is one of Australia's finest youth circus organisations.

With 20 years of experience teaching circus to young people in the Canberra region, Warehouse Circus is one of Australia's finest youth circus organisations.


Fun and Fitness
For ages 8 and up
Fun and Fitness
For ages 8 and up


Participants learn a range of different skills including stilt walking, unicycling, Rolla bola, hula hooping, juggling, diabolo, staff or plate spinning, poi twirling and much more!


Circus classes not only build strength and co-ordination, but also increase confidence and expand social networks. Students are also given an opportunity to perform what they have learned at the Warehouse Circus Mid and End of Year Shows.

Circus classes not only build strength and co-ordination, but also increase confidence and expand social networks. Students are also given an opportunity to perform what they have learned at the Warehouse Circus Mid and End of Year Shows.


Warehouse Circus is now running beginner classes for participants aged 8 and up at the Belconnen Community Centre Sports Hall. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 4pm – 5:30pm at a cost of $200 per term (subsidies available upon application).

For , please contact Warehouse Circus:
Phone: (02) 6260 3626
Fax: (02) 6260 3959
Email: admin@warehousecircus.org.au

Warehouse Circus is now running beginner classes for participants aged 8 and up at the Belconnen Community Centre Sports Hall. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 4pm – 5:30pm at a cost of $200 per term (subsidies available upon application).

For , please contact Warehouse Circus:
Phone: (02) 6260 3626
Fax: (02) 6260 3959
Email: admin@warehousecircus.org.au

 


Drum Up


Drum Up is an inclusive therapeutic Mental Health Program that that welcomes community members. It promotes better mental health and wellbeing through social interaction, confidence building and musical skill development.
It involves musical games, warm ups and playing techniques such as rhythms and improvisations. It takes place in a relaxing studio in Civic.
Runs Wednesday’s from 1.30 to 3pm during school term.
Please contact Kate or Tim on 6264-0232 to enroll.
Open Art Program, Belconnen Community Service


Liquid Gallery

Liquid Gallery welcomes new and emerging artists from all cultures and in all media.

ART PARTIES

Liquid Gallery is hosting “Art Parties” in 2010 to showcase artists or groups in a contempory way. We set up on friday afternoon in the 3 large downstairs rooms for the weekend. It costs $200 which includes wine and food at the friday night opening party which runs from 7pm until late. The gallery is open for the weekend for your other guests and the public to view your works. We finish at 5pm sunday.

GALLERY SPACES
Liquid Gallery has 5 large rooms availiable for fortnightly exhibitions in 2011. We charge $200 per week for the 3 ground floor spaces with an extra $180 per week if you want the 2 large rooms upstairs as well. Each room has approximately 20 square metres of floor space and 10 linear metres of wall space.

The upstairs area with two large rooms, is over 40 square metres of floor space altogether, suitable for 3D works and/or installations and has wall space of over 20 linear metres, particularly suitable for a series of large 2D works. The additional windows provide lots of natural light and have great leafy views.
Downstairs is two even larger rooms, with natural light and garden views and includes the smaller cute, staircase room. This floor space is very suitable for 3D work and installations. These rooms have access to an the outdoor sculpture garden and large decks which feature medium and large outdoor sculptures.

EXHIBITING
If you require one room only, you can exhibit as part of a group show with a similar theme. Artists who work in different mediums are encouraged to share a room to fully utilise the gallery space, with 2D works on the wall and 3D works on the floorspace. This shares the cost of the room. Exhibitions run for 2 weeks, with openings on Friday or Saturday nights, or you can ring us to discuss your specific needs or make an appointment to visit.

SCULPTURE GARDEN

Liquid Gallery also represents sculpture artists on an ongoing basis in the gardens. If you are interested in this arrangement ring Lisa on (02) 6251 6256.

IWANTJA ARTS AND CRAFTS & RUBY TED

are represented permanently at Liquid Gallery.

COMMISSION
No commission is charged on the sale of the works in the indoor exhibition spaces which have been paid for at the weekly rate.

Sculpture Garden stock attracts a 40% commission, charged when pieces sell. No weekly fee is charged.

If you are interested in being a part of Liquid Gallery, please email your contact details and attach a brief CV and 6 images of work similiar to those you will be exhibiting. Send the proposal to lisa.kenny@liquidgallery.com.au. You will receive a phone call to organise preferred exhibition dates and special requirements or you can email or ring me for . We are currently taking fortnightly proposals for 2011 and Art Parties for 2010.

ADDRESS:
7 Clint Place Macquarie, ACT View Map

Gallery Viewing:
Currently by appointment only. Ph. (02) 6251 6256

CONTACT:
Lisa Kenny

Phone (02) 6251 6256
Email lisa.kenny@liquidgallery.com.au


 

PAIN SUPPORT GROUP

Pain is an invisible epidemic. One in five of us have persistent pain
at some stage in our lives. People often feel bewildered, isolated or
stigmatised, or are just unaware of techniques which they themselves can
use to help manage pain.

A support group may start if people are interested. It would work
closely with Arthritis ACT and the Chronic Conditions Alliance. It
would also link with the Australian Pain Management Association (see
website).

The group could enable participants to:
* Talk freely about experiences and feelings in a safe, non-judgemental
environment
* Hear from medical and other experts and learn pain management
strategies
* Share helpful hints and practical tips
* Advocate for the interests of those with chronic pain
* Have access to disease and pain management information
* Receive and give encouragement and support to others
* Chat and make new friends.
If you would like , please contact Margaret McCulloch on
02
62811036 or contact Arthritis ACT.


Ailsa Turrell
CPP Officer, Aged Care Assessment and Liaison Unit
ACT Health,
GPO Box 825,
Canberra ACT 2601


Tel: 02-6205-4794
Fax: 02-6205-1360
email: ACTHealthCPP@act.gov.au


The Life Drawing Workshop



Weekly Life Drawing


~ creativity and learning through drawing for oneself
~ this is our 29th year of continuous Drawing Workshops


The Life Drawing Workshop has been running continuously for nearly 29 years.
The Life Drawing Workshop offers a creative environment within which to explore your own creative


and technical drawing skills, by observing the life model.
While there is no tuition, be inspired by fellow drawers or practise what you have been taught
elsewhere. Or, explore and search for your own unique drawing style, at your own unpressured
pace.


Please bring your own paper and drawing materials (& easels). Tables and chairs provided. Free
parking just outside the door.


Pay by the 4 weeks or pay on the day.
THE LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP
EVERY THURSDAY
1pm to 3pm


Life Drawing Workshops commence on Thursday 12 Feb 2015.


Venue at the Holy Cross Church ~ Corner Emu Bank & Eastern Valley Way , Belconnen
Athina Pazolli
Phone : 0414 271 311
Email : athina@pazolli.com
Art Gallery : www.pazolli.com
Life Drawing : www.pazolli.com/lifedrawing
facebook: www.facebook.com/athina.pazolli
facebook: www.facebook.com/lifedrawingworkshop

 

 


Music Lessons available

Shane Spellman

1. Drum lessons all ages, all levels, all styles

Free 1/2 introductory lesson.

Rate $30 1/2. $50 full hour.

2. Trumpet lessons all ages, all levels, all styles

Free 1/2 introductory lesson.

Rate $30 1/2. $50 full hour.

3. Recording. Studio and engineer available.

Rate negotiable.

Ph: Shane 04 333 20 385

Location: North side

 


 

Salvation Army Belconnen website

The Salvation Army Has Launched a Local Website for Belconnen residents


Visit us @ http://salvos.org.au/belconnen


A church for you. A place to worship, not just a helping hand. You matter to God even if you are unsure about Him. You matter to Him, and you matter to us! In addition to church services, The Salvation Army provides an extensive range of recreational and support activities for all age groups. Many are designed for families or single adults, while others are specifically designed to appeal to youth, children, or the elderly.


We look forward to meeting you on Sunday or at any of our weekly programs.


 

 

 

 

 


 

March 2017


Ebb and Flow untethered - fibre artists


SHOWING > Main Gallery > 11 MARCH > 2 APRIL

untethered explores social and environmental issues under this theme, through such mediums as hand and machine stitch, felt, print, dye, weave and wirework. It’s an inspiring array of hangings, wearable and sculptural pieces.

BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE > ROBERT BLEYERVEEN
SHOWING > Foyer Gallery > 11 MARCH - 2 APRIL 2017

We have a rich history in this place, numerous Indigenous Tribes camped and celebrated nearby, Pioneer and Convict or Bushranger shared this once harsh and isolated area. The exhibition explores the symbolism of our first fence erected locally at Emu Bank around 1825. His paintings use abstraction to merge our stories and histories together, resonating with our unique natural environment to celebrate our connections to place and relationship with each other in our community.

SWEETY Belinda Jessup & Melanie Olde, curated by Felicity Harmey.
SHOWING > Arts Lounge > 11 MARCH - 2 APRIL 2017

A homage to the decadence, frivolity, beauty and expression of couturier Christian Lacroix. Jessup and Olde communicate their aesthetic pleasure in responding to Lacroix’s garments and reverie: the colours, textures and patterns.
UPCOMING VISUAL WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

Ebb and Flowing Felt Workshop

When > Sunday 2 April with Helen MacRitchie Textile Artist
Cost > $100.00, includes materials
Learn how to prepare nunofelt using fine natural fabrics and fibres of silk, cotton and wool, incorporating textural folds and surface effects. A brooch or wearable accessory can be created, and advice given on the technique’s applicability in other wearables such as scarves and garments. MORE INFO

Sweety’ – Textiles with Melanie Olde and Belinda Jessup

When > Sunday 19 and Sunday 26 March (2 days) > 10.00am – 3.00pm
Explore the delight, expression and play in mixing colour, texture and pattern while weaving your own loom woven collage, suitable for scarves, cushions or wall piece. Melanie and Belinda will assist you in exploring these design elements with an emphasis on having irreverent fun with materials, technique, and structure. MORE INFO

COMICS COMICS COMICS!
Comics with Arran McKenna – Ages 10 – 12

When > Sunday 26 March – 10.00am – 3.00pm
A great start into the world of creating your own comics. In this workshop we will look at various types of comics, how to tell a personal story and then work together to have a one page finished comic based on a personal story of your choosing. MORE INFO

Term 1 – Art Pack with Irene Serrat — for Children 2-5 years old

Saturdays > 10:00 – 11:00am
Cost > $20 per class, drop ins welcome
Join local Canberra artist Irene Serrat for 6 weeks of a creative adventure! Each week we will explore a different ways of experimenting with the materials tailored for children aged 2 to 5 years. MORE INFO
PERFORMANCE AND EVENTS AT BAC

Mirramu Dance Company presents Dancecology from Taiwan in Plastic Time

A free performance and dance films followed by conversation with the artists.

When > Wednesday 8 March 2017 4pm-5pm

Celebrate Dance on the Edge 2017! Artists performing this year include Alison Plevey, Holly Diggle and Olivia Fyfe in three ways, Debora di Centa in NaturaI, Eliza Sanders in Let Resting Dogs Tell Fibs, Emma Strapps in Flight/less, and Amy Forman and Michelle Forman in anxious depressed obsessed. Tickets available now, seats are limited, so book early!

Young Music Society Music by the Lake > 19 March 1:00pm - 3:30pm > FREE
Featuring The ACT Senior Concert Band, the ACT Flute Ensemble and others. Conductors: Naida Blackley and Claire Leske with support from the ACT Education Directorate’s Instrumental Music Program.
Bring a rug, bring a cushion, bring your family and friends and hear Canberra’s finest young musicians put through their paces while you enjoy afternoon tea by Lake Ginninderra. MORE INFO
AUTUMN MUSIC SCHOOL ENROLMENTS OPEN

An exciting school holiday program of musical and arts events for Primary -aged students featuring the Drummers not Plumbers Orchestra
DATES > 10 April to 13 April, 2017
TIMES > 9:00am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday – drop offs 8:30 am and pick-up at 3:30pm
( a 5:30pm pick-up is available for an additional fee)
PLACE > Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen


The Ray White Belconnen People’s Choice Award Winner, for College Express 8 is – Solomon Grainger!

SAVE THE DATE! NEW SHOWS OPENING ON FRIDAY 10 MARCH, 5.30PM.
EBB & FLOW Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association, BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE Robert Bleyerveen and SWEETY Blelinda Jessup & Melanie Olde, Curated by Felicity Harmey.

KIDS KIDS KIDS!
Reminder for Term 1 Art Class Enrolments
Places are filling up fast and many classes start this week or next - cartooning and comics, drawing, Mini Art (Artpack 2 - 5 years), Small Art Adventures (5 - 8 years), Big Art Adventures (9 - 12 years) and NEW TEEN ART classes are now open for Term 1 Enrolments (six week courses, and some one-off classes). .

Reminder - Term 1 Adults Art Classes Enrolments
Almost anything your creative heart desires... basketry, mono printing, drawing, painting, jewellery making, textiles and poetry. Six week courses and one-off classes are available this term. All your favourite tutors, enrol quickly as places are limited and absolutely fabulous!

Term 1 Dance & Wellbeing Enrolments!
If you want to get moving, meet some new people and have a great time look into the range of classes run at Belconnen Arts Centre for adults and kids! Get dancing, stretching, relaxing and moving with BAC!
Adults Classes | Kids Classes

 

2017 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year: Who will you nominate?
The Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards is an annual celebration that was established in 1989. The Awards recognise individuals and groups of young people aged between 12 and 25 years who have made a significant contribution through their personal endeavours, or who have been actively involved in the ACT community across the following six categories:

Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Award;
Environment and Sustainability Award;
Personal Achievement Award;
Individual Community Service Award;
Group Achievement Award; and
Arts and Multimedia Award.

The Awards are supported by generous sponsors, with Beyond Bank Australia as the major sponsor providing $2,000 prize money for the 2017 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year. Other category sponsors include Riverview Group, QT, Anglicare ACT, Australian Catholic University, Youth Advisory Council and the University of Canberra, who all contribute $1,000 to each category winner.

Nominations close 1 March 2017. To submit a nomination please go to https://dhcs.smartygrants.com.au/YCCY2017


HOST YOUR EVENT AT BELCONNEN ARTS CENTRE
We welcome community groups, cultural celebrations, intimate weddings, christenings, birthdays, classes, workshops, meetings, launches and presentations! We have several attractive spaces in the Arts centre which are available for hire throughout the year. We are flexible and competitively priced and our spaces include the light airy Foyer, two Creative Workshops, a professional meeting room and a state of the art Dance Studio. Spaces are available for one off hires or for longer term hires depending on availability. Host your event in a Gallery setting, call us to discuss your event, class, wedding or workshop

 

 

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Completed Belconnen Arts Centre Edges Closer to Reality.



Recent election pledges from all major parties for a performing arts space now brings the anticipated completion of the Belconnen Arts Centre close to reality.

“It is gratifying to have both major parties and the Greens commit to the completion of the Belconnen Arts Centre as an election priority” said Julia Mulligan, Chair of the Belconnen Arts Centre today.

“A fully functioning arts centre with comprehensive facilities for both visual and performing arts will be an enormous boost for cultural and artistic expression in the Belconnen and Canberra communities” she said.

“The competed vision for this arts centre project has awaited finalisation since work on Stage One finished in 2009. Funding for Stage Two will enable the completion of a 400 seat studio style multipurpose auditorium alongside a panoramic lake view.”

An approved Development Application and preliminary sketch plans also provide for a foyer with café and bar, two new rehearsal spaces, an expanded exhibition space and kitchen facilities. The BAC extension together with landscaping and in-fill will create a vibrant interface on Emu Bank and the lakeshore. Indoor and outdoor workshops, sculpture and art installation spaces, play spaces and support infrastructure for outdoor events will complete the community cultural hub.

“Recent party commitments come off the back of sustained community support and a petition to Government in July attracting over 500 signatures in 10 days.”

Establishment of the Belconnen Arts Centre is a story reaching back over 20 years, with Belconnen residents advocating for a community cultural heart for the region and for land to be set aside on Lake Ginninderra’s shore.

“On behalf of BAC’s Board, staff and valued volunteers I thank the many Canberra supporters who contribute to our vibrant facility and who continue to push for completion of the Belconnen Arts Centre” Julia said.

 

 


 

 

 

Opening Hours:
10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Sunday
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT, 2617
PO Box 183, Belconnen, ACT, 2617
P: 02 6173 3300
F: 02 6173 3301
E: info@belconnenartscentre.com.au
W: www.belconnenartscentre.com.au

Community Cultural Inclusion Officers:
Studio 2, Belconnen Arts Centre
P: 02 6173 3320 / 02 6173 3322

 

PARKING AT BELCONNEN ARTS CENTRE

Beginning shortly, the Belconnen Arts Centre carpark will become a free 2 hour timed and monitored area to make parking more easily available for visitors and class participants.

Sketch club


Every Thursday, 10:00 – 1:00pm

The newly formed Sketch Club will meet in the foyer every Thursday. Morning tea is available at the Centre. This group has been instigated to provide a relaxed venue for artists wishing to simply spend time with other creative souls and draw together.

Check out their website for exhibitions and events

www.belconnenartscentre.com.au.

 

118 Emu Bank

Belconnen ACT 2617

Phone: (02) 6173 3300

Fax: (02) 6173 3301

Email: belconnenartscentre@gmail.com

If you are interested in hiring space, offering a creative program or a special project, undertaking an exhibition, presenting or performing or hosting an event in the foyer or any of the other spaces, please email our team or contact myself or Jen Collins, Project assistant on 6205 2657.

If you are simply keen to stay in touch and/ or possibly volunteer at the new Centre, we would also love to hear from you.

Information on Belconnen Arts Centre

Details on Belconnen Arts Centre facilities and hiring charges Click here

Expressions of interest in Belconnen Arts Centre Form Click here

Conditions of hire Click here


 

SCRIBBLERS Writing Group

Scribblers have met since 1999 at the Belconnen Community Centre. Each gathering is about 2 hours in duration. The group currently consists of 12 members.

Scribblers’ is self directed and produces two anthologies a year on different aspects of writing. Each week begins with a ten minute writing to a set title. Then the pieces are read aloud. Following that the homework is read aloud. Homework is to a given title and is about 500 words. If we are work-shopping for an anthology then comments are made using a pro forma sheet. This aspect allows each writer to get constructive feedback on their work. There might be topics of interest or things found whilst researching. There might also be writing tips.

There are limited vacancies to Scribblers

We meet in Meeting room 1 at Belconnen Community Centre every Tuesday between February and December from 12:45 to about 2:45pm

Contacts:

 

Steve Grigor (facilitator) 0402992794 stevegrigor@gmail.com

Scribblers most recent anthology, “To Catch a Dream”, coincided with the “Your Dream Party Expect the Unexpected” the theme of the 2008 Belconnen Community Festival. We are now up to anthology number 16. Anthology stories are up to 2500 words. 2009 is our 10th anniversary and there will be a celebration later in the year

So now it is up to you

SCRBBLERS 2014

 


 

Computer problems?

" I'd like to help you fix your computer problem, software, hardware
or network. Please send me email to geoffhh@gmail.com".


Geoffrey


Computing Help

For free help with computing problems email computerhelp@jevan.com.au



 

Gallery@BCS

gallery@bcs presents:


Nitty Gritty – On the Front Line
A mixed media exhibition by front-line community workers

March 14 – 31
Official opening 5:30pm Wednesday March 15


gallery@bcs, Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen
Opening Times: Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
An insight into the creative expression from some of the front line community workers in Canberra. Supporting people in crisis, where the rubber meets the road, can be an intense and rewarding experience.

Creative outlets from these front-line workers at the crucible of community work have birthed the art of this exhibition, a wide range of styles and mediums.

 

 

 

 

 


Expressions of Interest to exhibit in gallery@bcs in 2017 now open - closing Friday December 2

gallery@bcs is seeking Expressions of Interest for artists to exhibit their work in 2017. Situated in the Belconnen Community Centre, gallery@bcs is an affordable alternative to commercial galleries with a focus on providing a balance between amateur and professional exhibitions by a mix of community groups and individual artists. We are now taking expressions of interest for exhibitions in 2017. Whether you wish to do a solo or group exhibition to promote your own art, or your organisation wishes to showcase the work of its participants, gallery@bcs is the perfect gallery for you.

Given the number of annual exhibitions we host to join in National celebrations such as Seniors Week, Reconciliation Week, and Mental Health Week etc, there are limited places available. We only have three slots available in the first half of the year, and three in the latter half, so get in quick.

 

 

 

 

 


Theatre@BCS

 

Beginner Ukulele Group


This group is suitable for beginners over the age of 10. Participants will learn elementary music theory, basic chords, strumming and picking patterns and a collection of easy, popular songs.
Thursdays 1pm – 2:15pm
Next course runs from October 15 – December 3 2015
Cost: $100 for 8 sessions

Ukulele Empire


Ukulele Empire is for anyone who wants to play ukulele socially, to improve their skills and repertoire, and meet new people. It’s a facilitated group with an experienced teacher. Participants are encouraged to bring songs along to share with the group and there will also be songs and charts distributed in group time. It is recommended that participants have either completed BCS’s beginner classes or have an existing basic proficiency. The 10 class pass can be used at both weekly Ukulele Empire Sessions.
Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:45
Thursdays 2:30-3:30
Cost: $100 for 10 class pass or casual visit for $12 (pre-payment essential)
Enrolment forms and payment facilitates are available at Belconnen Community Centre reception 9am-4pm Monday to Friday. Payment may also be made by credit card over the phone on 62640200
Please click here to link to online enrolment forms:

Here’s what participants had to say about BCS ukulele groups:


“Good to do some theory and get to play with other people.”
“Hoped to just give it a go, learn a few bits and pieces. Exceeded far beyond what I had anticipated. Learning songs I know made it so much more enjoyable.”
“I think it was awesome.”
“The class was so much fun and exceeded my expectations.”
“I had a very fantastic time learning music and at the same time having fun with the group.”Copyright © 2015 Belconnen Community Service Inc, All rights reserved.
You have been added as a subscriber to the Belconnen Community Service email list because you have been a supporter of our organisation or signed up via our website or Facebook page. You may change your settings or un-subscribe at any time.

 

 


Strathnairn Homestead Gallery exhibitions

 

 

Strathnairn Arts Association Inc. is a not for profit arts association supported by the ACT Government that provides working spaces and facilities for a range of artists and crafts people and community groups.
Strathnairn Homestead Gallery is set in a converted 1920s homestead on the north-western outskirts of Canberra. Located 900 metres past the Magpies Belconnen Golf Club turnoff, it's a facility which has been used by artists for decades but still remains one of Canberra's best-kept secrets.

Strathnairn Homestead Gallery
90 Stockdill Drive Holt
OpenFriday to Sunday: 10– 4.30pm

Café open 11 – 4pm

02 6254 2134

info@strathnairn.asn.au

www.strathnairn.asn.au


Southern Cross
Community Connect


Community Connect is all about letting you know what’s happening in your community, providing you with information on upcoming events and connecting you with local not-for-profit organizations.

On the Community Connect website you browse through hundreds of events on our online calendars, or if you're associated with a not-for-profit organisation, you can submit your event so that everyone across Australia can find out about it simply and easily.

Finding Events
Finding events is as simple as selecting your State, Region and prefered Station from the Home page.

Once selected, you will be taken to the 'My Location' area and your preferences will be remembered for the next time you visit.

You can then find events by viewing the Event Calendar, Searching for Events or browsing the Latest Events List.

Submitting Events
Southern Cross Community Connect gives your organisation a simple and easy way to promote your event 3 ways:

· On our online calendar

· On your local radion stations

· On Southern Cross Ten

and the best part is its FREE!

To be eligible for submission, all events must be conducted by a not for profit organisation or be a fund raising event with all profits being donated to a registered charity.

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Computer recycling

Infoxchange Australia's computer refurbishment division, Green PC, is currently seeking 15 and 17 inch LCD monitors from businesses and the general community. The monitors will be refurbished and used by low-income earning Green PC customers who would otherwise have no access to this technology. Green PC currently refurbishes and distributes about 2000 computers each year.


Green PC staff will collect the monitors from your location at no cost. In exchange, we can provide a donation thank you letter and insert your business details on our website at http://www.greenpc.com.au as a partner, informing other organisations of the benefits of your business. Your logo and a paragraph of your business details will be used to promote your business if agreed to by the donating partner.


If you or your business has a 15 or 17 inch LCD monitor to donate, contact Green PC's Claudio Angelucci on 03 9418 7400 or info@greenpc.com.au. Donations can be accepted at any time.

 



Hall Markets


The Hall Market is held on the first Sunday of every month (except January) at the rural village of Hall, just 14 kilometres north of Canberra has become a vital fundraising activity for Hartley Lifecare.

Established in 1978 the Hall Market is one of Australia’s largest markets attracting 300-400 stall-holders from as far away as Victoria and Northern NSW specialising in hand made, home grown produce.

The wonderful variety, quality and pricing of goods makes the market a must for all those who enjoy markets in a relaxed, rural atmosphere. Hartley Lifecare hold the market with support from volunteers,Radford College, Rotary and Lions Clubs, the Hall Emergency and Bush Fire Brigade , ANZ Bank, Birralee Scouts and St John Ambulance.

Revenue generated by the market is used to provide quality residential care and community support to people with physical and complex disabilities.

Items available include High Quality Craft, Timber Products, Pottery, Leatherwork, Handknits, Pewter and Silver Jewellery, Children's Toys, Honey, Jam, Chutney, Vinegar, Cakes, Fruit & Vegies, Plants, Puppies, Live Poultry, Entertainment for all ages, Food and Refreshments. All items must be hand produced, grown or crafted by the stall-holders. Come and stroll among the trees, stay for lunch and enjoy the live entertainment.

The market is open from 10am to 3pm.
For further details contact the Hall Market Coordinator, Rosalie Krause:
hallmarket@hartleylifecare.org.au
Phone: 02 6282 4411 or 02 6260 5555
Fax 02 6282 5444


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Fabric sale in the church hall

 

On the last Friday and Saturday of the month we hold a huge fabric sale of garment fabric-both rolls an remnants.Remnants sell at $2.50 per metre and rolls at $3 and $5 per metre.This is excellent qualiy fabricand suitable for a host of uses from home sewing to sewing for fairs,market stalls gifts etc.You will be absolutely amazed at the bargain prices.As well,we have patterns,laces,buttons.threads and much more.Our fabric is sourced from manufacturers,cutting rooms,design rooms etc and is some of the latest fabric currently being used in garment production .The sale is on 10am till 3pm and is held at Calvary Chapel United Pentecostal Church Maclaurin Cres,CHIFLEY ACT
All profits go to Missions.

 


 

Open Mic Night at The Lighthouse

Open Mic Night at The Lighthouse. 8pm-midnight every Thursday at The
Lighthouse, Emu Bank (on the lake), Belconnen. Singer-songwriters,
poets, theatre groups, comedians, bands and comedians all welcome.
Drinks and tips for the performers. There will be at least three slots
for performers who just turn up on the night, but to guarantee yourself
a performance slot


contact Jim Sharrock on 0409 660 745


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ACT & Capital Region Film Industry

Directory


ScreenACT has made a short-form version of the ACT & Capital Region
Industry Directory available online for the information of visiting
productions and the local industry. The short form directory can be
viewed at:
http://www.screenact.act.gov.au/filming/Industry_Directory_temp.html

 

Canberra Youth Theatre seeking talent


CYT is seeking expressions of interest from theatre practitioners who
would like to work with the company. In particular we are seeking
professional theatre makers, tutors, directors, designers and performers
who are interested in and excited by working with young people to make
theatre. CYT is also seeking expressions of interest from production
personnel in the areas of production management, lighting and sound
operation and stage management.


If you are interested please send an introduction letter and current CV
to Artistic Director Pip Buining at pip@cytc.net or post to PO Box 127
Civic Square ACT 2608

 

CANBERRA YOUTH THEATRE


Canberra Youth Theatre (CYT) was established in 1972 and is the longest established youth theatre in Australia.
CYT is a nationally recognised youth arts company which creates and promotes theatre with young people
that is inspirational, enriching, collaborative and innovative.

What do we do? CYT provides young people ages 7-25 with the opportunity to explore, extend and develop their creativity
through drama/ theatre workshops and productions. Young people work with emerging and professional artists to
unleash their imaginations in order to create exciting, fun and challenging theatre.

Contact Details:
Ph: 6248 5057
us@cytc.net
www.cytc.net




CYT Drink Bottles


Feeling thirsty? Now you need never be caught without a drink with one of CYT’s stylish and practical red drink bottles. They have a hygienic rubber tip, stylish shape, and promote a healthy message on the sides. Perfect to keep you hydrated at CYT workshops, CYT drink bottles are only $2, and all proceeds go towards CYT’s provision of pathways into theatre for young people.

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Harold Mitchell Foundation

New opportunities for change are created by the Foundation through
funding, advocacy and partnership initiatives. The Foundation has
limited funds and not all applications can be funded. Funding amounts
will be determined on a case by case basis. Contact Email
info@haroldmitchellfoundation.com.au Website
www.haroldmitchellfoundation.com.au
Ongoing - No Closing Date

What's on is purged of outdated events every Monday

 

 

 

 

 

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