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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.


Events and other public notices

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Skyfit is a group fitness program run at Skyzone (Belconnen mall). The program is great for all ages - from teens to seniors. It is low impact and a lot of fun. We have launched a daytime class on Fridays from 10.15am to 11am, focussing on cardio and strength. Classes are $10 each or buy a 10 pack for $90. It is run alongside the Little Leaper program for aged 5 and under, so if you are a mum or a dad then you can bring your littlie along to bounce from 10am for up to 3 hours for only $10, or they can bounce from 10am to 11am for just $5 if you are doing the skyfit class. Bring along your friends and be ready to work out and have fun.


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

  • Employment pathways for young

  • 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
  • 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.


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



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.


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.

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.

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.


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.


are represented permanently at Liquid Gallery.

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.

7 Clint Place Macquarie, ACT View Map

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

Lisa Kenny

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



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

The group could enable participants to:
* Talk freely about experiences and feelings in a safe, non-judgemental
* Hear from medical and other experts and learn pain management
* 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
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

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.
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.







August 2018


BAC Stage 2 tender awarded to PBS Building

We are thrilled to announce that Stage 2 of Belconnen Arts Centre is beginning, with the recent announcement of PBS Building as the successful tenderers. Stage 2 will include a versatile and flexible studio theatre, where all kinds of activities and performances – dance, theatre, circus and live music – can take place. This kind of space does not currently exist elsewhere in Canberra, and the Belconnen community has fought hard for it over the past 20 years. We hope you share our excitement over this big step forward – more details on Stage 2 and how it may affect the Centre can be found at our Share the Journey page.

Classes for Adults
Dance for Wellbeing | Term 3 begins July 23

The winter months provide a feast of dance delights for you to taste at Belconnen Arts Centre. Dance is a great way to keep warm as our temperatures dip, and it also provides a fun and challenging full body workout – research increasingly indicates it ticks all the boxes for our health and wellbeing.

Making Art in Public | with Dan Koop

A free, collaborative, hands-on workshop about creating in civic spaces, this workshop will explore art made in and for public spaces and equip participants with new skills, perspectives and networks to enable the creation of rigorous and ambitious public art.

Classes for Kids
Mini Art Adventures
Mini Art Adventures | with Rachael Harris

This term we will go under the sea, discovering the ocean and all its colourful creatures. We will try printmaking, new painting experiments, sculpture, collage, stamping and so much more! Get ready to get messy, open your imagination and jump into the ocean!

Small Art Adventures
Small Art Adventures | with Rachael Harris

We start off the term by creating our own characters and inventions and then learn how to make our own story books, adding collaging, painting and drawing. We will also be looking at the reinvention of stained glass, weaving colourful designs and making forms inspired by a glass artist. The term will be packed full of imagination and new ideas! Read More >

Big Art Adventures | with Mary Kayser

The program starts with some useful techniques for shading, sketching and observational drawing, then continues with clay sculpting. Working with clay and the opportunity to construct with a variety of materials is great for problem-solving, flexible thinking and the ability to plan the use of materials to see a design idea become reality. Read More >

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

IGNITE: Glassworks
IGNITE: Glassworks
By IGNITE: Alternative Arts Academy
Civic Library Mezzanine, Canberra
27 July – 18 August 2018
Vocal Ensemble Hohes C (High C)
Hohes C (High C)
Vocal ensemble from Salzburg
All Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie
7pm Wed 15 August 2018
Bookings: Young Music Society


Works on Paper
By Katrina Muir
Capital Kitchen, Belconnen
Until 14 September 2018
New Works
By BCS Open Art workshops
NDIA, Braddon
Until 14 September 2018

By Painting with Parkinsons
UC Conference Centre, Bruce
Until 14 September 2018
Artist Opportunities

NAVA Future Forward
NAVA Future/Forward
This ambitious program will connect, inform and prepare artists and industry colleagues for impactful, inspirational sector development.
Canberra, 14-15 August 2018

Tenant Participation Grants

The primary aim of the program is to provide funding and support to ACT Housing tenants and their families to participate in a range of sporting, arts, cultural, education, employment and training activities for physical, social and personal development.
Applications close 5pm Fri 10 August 2018.





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



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



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




Computer problems?

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Computing Help

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


Belconnen Community


The Belconnen Community Gallery ‘Springboard’ series presents:

A digital media exhibition by our Emerging Artist Support Scheme Prize Winner from the 2017 Australian National University School of Art & Design Graduating Exhibition, Amandeep Kaur.

August 14 - September 14 with an opening celebration 5:30pm Wednesday August 22

Belconnen Community Gallery, Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen
Opening Times: Mon - Fri 9am-5pm

Click here for more information about exhibiting in our gallery

Join our Belconnen Community Gallery Facebook group here
Each year, Belconnen Community Gallery engages with local arts educational institutions to provide support for emerging artists to launch an exhibition outside the educational setting. The resulting exhibition series is called ‘Springboard’ to reflect its aim of helping to launch new artists into their post-study practice.

The gallery has a long standing relationship with the Australian National University (ANU) School of Art’s Emerging Artist Support Scheme. Each year, staff from the gallery attend the School of Art Graduate exhibition to select artists to be part of the Springboard series. The 2017 prize winner was sculpture department artist Amandeep Kaur, who uses the medium of digital media to sculpt her dreamscapes.

Kaur's exhibition ‘Transit’ explores dream like depictions of the Swiss and Indian landscapes recreated through digital fabrication of the photographs taken in both countries.

Through this exhibition, Amandeep Kaur depicts varied dream like states where perplexing environments are juxtaposed together using photographs from her recent travels through Switzerland and India.

Amandeep often works with multiple themes that are directly related to ideas of cultural identity, transmigration, complexities and triumphs of belonging to multiple spatial environments. Her new works are depictions of transitional dreams, where everything exists in the state of liminality between the different spatial environments in the two countries. The colourful photomontages are inspired by mythological stories, symbolism and colours of India, the Swiss cities of Solothurn and Basel, and the Bollywood movie DDLJ filmed in Switzerland in the 90’s.






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.
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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



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.


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:
Phone: 02 6282 4411 or 02 6260 5555
Fax 02 6282 5444


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


ACT & Capital Region Film Industry


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:


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 (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

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.



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
Ongoing - No Closing Date

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