Connect · Create · Captivate

From music and art-based activities designed to unleash your creative potential, to workshops and talks that explore virtual reality, drone technology  and entrepreneurship, there is a whole host of things to look forward to throughout July and August.

First Wednesday Connect

7 July
220 London Circuit, Canberra City

Get together with creative business people, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Get up on stage and share your innovative ideas in a high-intensity 60-second pitch. Plus, get the chance to network, mingle and meet with like-minded people over drinks and nibbles.

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Public Art Treasure Hunt

10 July
Lake Tuggeranong Foreshore

Join a treasure hunt that explores how pieces of under-looked beauty can be transformed into art. With the help of the team at PeopleLab, make it your mission to hunt for interesting objects and claim your prize.

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I Liked it... but I Didn't Know What the F#!k it was About

30 & 31 July and 1 August
Canberra Theatre Courtyard Studio

Joel Bray is going to teach us all HOW TO LOVE CONTEMPORARY DANCE. And better still, he’ll do it over drinks and with a house band.
So you never have to say, ‘I liked it, but… I didn’t know what the f#!k it was about’.

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Fired Up

7 August
Watson Arts Centre

See a showcase of ceramic art events, demonstrations and hands-on experiences. Witness the alchemy of a Raku firing while being entertained by musicians, fire twirlers and sustained by mulled wine, food and beverage vendors.

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STEM in the Community Challenge

16, 17 & 21 August
Manning Clark Hall

Join a 3-day large-scale workshop designed to help young people come together and develop the skills and mindset they need to become future innovators. This interactive challenge will feature rotational workshops on virtual reality, drone technology and robotics.

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Canberra Youth Science & Entrepreneurship 

14 - 15 August
Llewellyn Hall at ANU

Learn about the world of entrepreneurship, science, and innovation during National Science Week 2021. Take the opportunity to hear from inspiring speakers, attend panel discussions, and learn new skills in interactive breakout sessions.

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How to Manage a Disaster; Complexity in the 21st Century

Event postponed - new dates to be announced
Verity Lane Market, Canberra City

Play through games created by science-theatre collective Boho Interactive, that explore how we make decisions when faced with natural disasters. The evening will conclude with a talk from a scientist who will discuss what this century might look like and how we might respond.

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Other Worlds

20 - 22 August
Belconnen Arts Centre

Other Worlds is a weekend for all ages to delve into their imaginations. This interactive weekend will be filled with fun, and will include roving aliens, karaoke singalongs, the ability to work with artists to shape your own creatures, and much more.

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Photo credit: Andrew Sikorski
Photo credit: Andrew Sikorski

Stars in 3D

21 - 22 August
Canberra College

Stars in 3D is a season of dance and technology by the Chamaeleon Collective in collaboration with ASTRO 3D and will feature a world-premiere virtual reality and dance work. Enjoy this immersive, interactive arts and technology package and experience environments that bring new meaning to our reality. This event will have offline interpretation and captioning.

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Public Art Treasure Hunt

28 August
O'Connor Shops

Join a treasure hunt that explores how pieces of under-looked beauty can be transformed into art. With the help of the team at PeopleLab, make it your mission to hunt for interesting objects and claim your prize.

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Music on the Move

29 August
Multiple locations around Canberra

This special event aims to bring music to audiences who haven’t had access to live events over the past year. Five simultaneous activations involving musical performances will move into residential facilities throughout Canberra. To protect the health and safety of those residents, this event is only open to the communities in those homes.

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Sensory Art Lab

22 - 26 September and 29 - 3 October
Gorman Arts Centre

Sensory Art Lab is an interactive art experience for kids and their families and carers at Gorman Arts Centre. Explore and engage in a series of art-based activities that will unleash creative potential and encourage curiosity.

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