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Shine a nightlight on Canberra’s heart

Lighting our city centre helps pedestrians feel safe, keep crime rates down and provide interest and focal points can shape urban life after dark. In Canberra, we have the programmed lanterns in Lonsdale Street trees, the glorious fairy lights in Ainslie Place linking the theatre to the Canberra Centre and the coral-like lights on London […]

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Spotlight on Business: Canberra Theatre Centre

Bruce Carmichael has been the director of the Canberra Theatre Centre for over a decade. Canberra Theatre Centre is Canberra’s premier performing arts venue, providing world-class performing arts and entertainment to the people of Canberra and surrounding regions. “Back when the Canberra Theatre Centre was first opened in 1965 there was no Canberra Centre – […]

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Street art design to feature on a City wall

Street artists in Canberra have been invited to express their interest to paint a mural on a city wall above the Cooyong Street skate park with the local community helping to choose the design. A panel will select the three submissions from all entries which are assessed against criteria, including; Previous experience; and A design […]

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#BackyardExperiment outcomes

On April 4, In The City Canberra was invited to the #Backyard’sExperiment Roof Top Event to discuss the results of the eight-day experiment. The Backyard Experiment took place in October in Garema place. It was an observational study of public life were cameras were set up to watch and understand how people use a space […]

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In The City Canberra Survey

In The City Canberra defines its investment strategies on what the 608 City Centre Marketing and Improvements commercial levy payers want. They do this via the 10 voluntary Board of Directors who represent their views. Invariably this includes everyone – people who do business, visit, shop, learn, live, work , pass-through and look from afar. […]

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Here’s what not to miss at You Are Here

For the seventh year running, You Are Here festival is showcasing the best of Canberra’s independent experimental art and culture scene in the CBD from April 5 to 9. The five-day festival has a tonne of events located around the city centre, with both local and national artists bringing you exhibitions, music, live performances and […]

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Braddon hair stylist wins ‘Salon Stylist of the year’ 2017

Once again, Canberra’s local talent has been nationally recognised, this time at the Australian Hair Industry Awards (AHIA). The AHIA are the only National Business Awards in the hair industry where a strong panel of business, marketing, coaching, media and educational experts spent over three weeks scrutinising more than 230 entries. Canberran Leslie Henshaw took out […]

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Eliminating fear in our parks

Fear is a natural emotion, but it can can prevent us from doing things. Particularly in parks, dark and open spaces are generally characterised with a feeling of ‘unsafeness’ which generally deters people from visiting them leaving them in an ‘underused’ state. However, psychology professor Winnifred Louis says these public spaces can be saved through […]

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The 2017 Canberra Comedy Festival breaks attendance records

As the laughter subsides in the nation’s capital, the Canberra Comedy Festival has wrapped up for another year, but only after hosting the largest week of comedy that Canberra had ever seen. Celebrating its fifth year, the 2017 Canberra Comedy Festival attracted over 60 shows over 7 days, providing a comedy smorgasbord of the best […]

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