CW brings you the latest arts and entertainment news around Canberra. Here are this week’s highlights: Ghosts and ghouls out for a scary night in Googong and Santa coming back to his mall for shopping.
Googon’s night of terror
are you scared of ghosts? If you dare to visit Rockley Oval on Saturday, October 29th, take a stroll among the tombstones.
After a long four-year hiatus, Bougon has returned with more terror than ever before. Dress up in your scariest outfits, parade down the catwalk with prizes for best dressed, pack a picnic and head out for a night of thrilling entertainment. Everyone stays in their seats all night.
Large crowds are expected for the free all-ages event, so arrive early to secure a spot. We have a variety of food trucks to tackle even the most gargantuan appetites.
Face your fears at Bougong at Rockley Oval on October 29th from 5pm to 9pm. googong.net
Support for artistic activities
The ACT government has announced over $350,000 to creatives in the Canberra area in its second round of arts funding for 2022.
The peer-reviewed application process was open to artists at all stages of their careers working in a variety of fields. Successful recipients include writers, musicians, and dance and theater performers. Creatives are invited to apply for grants between $5,000 and $50,000 to use in the development and promotion of their projects.
16 local projects received a share of the $359,232 awarded in the latest round. Canberra-based poet/artist Zhi Yi Cham received around $30,000 to be mentored to create a memoir, and recording artist/producer Sam Sly for the production costs of a six-track EP release. He received over $23,000.
Applications for the next round of funding will open on December 1st. Arts.act.gov.au
sit on santa’s lap
The best seats at home are back this Christmas, and Santa pictures are making an unrestricted return to Westfield this festive season.
Whether you’re naughty or kind, you can hang out with a man who travels the world and brings you joy. Santa wants everyone to feel comfortable when they meet him. He introduces many sensitive Santa sessions for families with children with sensory processing issues. are sitting apart in
Santa Claus welcomes scaly, furry, and feathered animals to fulfill your Christmas wishes with select pet-friendly sessions. From November 12th until December 24th when he has to board the sleigh back to the North Pole, the big man will be in his seat.
Book a shoot with the man in red. westfield.com.au
NLA Publishes Pioneer Book
The National Library of Australia Press has released a new book that shines a light on the women who have been at the forefront of news sharing.
The Bold Type: How Australia’s first female journalist paved the way is the fifteenth book written by Dr. Patricia Clarke OAM. Her latest work focuses on the stories and struggles faced by female reporters in the early days of Australian journalism, from 1860 to the end of World War II. From those who have traveled to countries around the world to those who have stayed on Australian soil, each woman helped pave the way for her successors.
Dr Clark knows what it’s like to pave the way after becoming the only female staff member of Australia’s news agency in the early 1950s. She shares her own story and her experiences in her latest book.
bold The book by Dr. Patricia Clarke is now available in stores and online.
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