The Luminescence Chamber Singers will perform Bach’s monumental Partita no.2 in D Minor, along with some of Bach’s most beloved chorales, at Braidwood Uniting Church, Monkittee St, Braidwood on Sunday August 13 from 2pm. Further information on this performance and upcoming events available from the Braidwood Concert Series Facebook page.
At the Canberra Contemporary Arts Space Manuka, Waste Not: A Year’s Worth of Garbage by Yasmin Idriss is a series of sculptural artworks created by recycling and up-cycling old, broken or unwanted frames, damaged mouldings and the waste materials produced in the frame making process.The exhibition will run until Sunday August 13. The Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka is at Furneaux Street, Forrest. Gallery hours are Friday to Sunday, 11am – 5pm.
The 6th Taiwan Film Festival is coming to Canberra. Six films will screen at the National Film & Sound Archive’s Arc Cinema on Saturday August 12 & Sunday August 13. Screening details are available from the NFSA website.
At the Australian National Capital Artists Gallery the PIN 9 Show: gives 46+ Australian contemporary artists, designers, craft practitioners and makers the opportunity to showcase their talent in an exhibition that focuses on wearable artwork in miniature—the brooch.. The PIN 9 Show will run from Wednesday August 9 until Saturday August 19. The Australian National Capital Artists Gallery is at Rosevear Place, Dickson. Gallery hours Wednesday to Sunday 12–5pm.
The National Library of Australia is partnering with ANU’s Centre for Early Modern Studies for a public lecture given by Professor Emma Smith, the world’s leading Shakespeare scholar on Shakespeare’s First Folio. This illustrated lecture explores its significance, from the collaboration between the theatre and print worlds, to the readers, collectors and actors who have used it over the last four centuries. The lecture will take place in the National Library of Australia’s theatre on Saturday August 12 at 4pm. To register for the event go to the NLA website.
The theme of this year’s Canberra Writers’ Festival is ‘Power Politics Passion’ & will feature a line-up of local, national, and international writers, journalists, commentators, and leading thinkers appearing across 70 events at various locations around Canberra from Wednesday August 16-Sunday August 20. More information and the schedule of events is available from the Canberra Writers website
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra presents Winter Dreams: a program exploring the enchanting world of ice and snow featuring Erich Korngold’s Der Schneemann (The Snowman), Annie Hui-HSsin Hsieh’s Icy Disintegration, Frank Martin’s Concerto for seven wind instruments, timpani, percussion and string orchestra, and Symphony no. 1 in G minor by Tchaikovsky. ‘Winter Dreams’ concert will take place at Llewellyn Hall on Wednesday August 16 & Thursday August 17 from 7:30pm. Further info from the Canberra symphony orchestra website.
Burgmann College at the Australian National University is reconnecting with alumni and the broader Burgmann community. Since 1971, more than 10,000 ANU students have called Burgmann home and all are warmly invited “Back-to-Burg” to join the festivities, together with former staff, volunteers and friends across a three-day reunion weekend from August 18 to 20. Further details about Back-to-Burg are available from the Burgmann College website.