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Travel guide Australian Capital Territory


Torque - Vintage Engineering
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6270 2800 or qtlc.info@questacon.edu.au
Venue: 60 Denison Street, Canberra Australian Capital Territory
The Canberra and District Historic Engines Club (CDHEC) is a group that obtains and restores antique engines - many over 100 years old! The CDHEC aims to preserve links with our past and create greater community awareness by obtaining, restoring and displaying engines and historic machinery.

The first seminar of the year encourages you to discover how these engines work, how their parts are manufactured (anyone a blacksmith?), what it means to be part of the CDHEC, and discover if restori... Read more

Torque - Past, present and future: A 3D printer’s perspective
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6270 2800 or qtlc.info@questacon.edu.au
Venue: 60 Denison Street, Canberra Australian Capital Territory
The media is increasingly covering the advantages, possibilities and issues surrounding 3D printing. This technology promises an innovation renaissance for manufacturing everything from medicine to moon bases. But is this technological panacea a cure for arts and industry or just a tech bubble for the post-noughties?

In this special Torque, Questacon's 3D printers will be busy printing gears, toys, lost game parts, and almost anything you can think of. Come along, check out this exci... Read more

Torque - Freakbikes and related mutations
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6270 2800 or qtlc.info@questacon.edu.au
Venue: 60 Denison Street, Canberra Australian Capital Territory
Join Loose Brown, Nancy Porker and Limp Jimmy from Canberra's very own Rat Patrol OZ as they take you on a rollicking ride through the world of freakbike construction. Using a combination of photos, videos and a collection of crazy pedal powered vehicles, you'll find out how to build a chopper, a tall bike, or even something completely ridiculous like an amphibious tall couch bike.

With a motto of safety first, safety second, safety last - Rat Patrol are fostering a 'maker culture' and ... Read more

SciNight - Latin Fiesta
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6270 2800 or info@questacon.edu.au
Venue: King Edward Terrace, Canberra Australian Capital Territory
Get your samba on as Questacon's popular adults-only SciNight presents a Latin Fiesta!

This geeky night for grown-ups features interactive demonstrations, live music and entertainment. Expert speakers will reveal the mysteries of Peruvian archaeology, and explore the chemistry of chocolate-making - everyone's favourite Aztec legacy!

Questacon Excited Particle, Lupe Guapo will host his number one rated game show 'Bite Me': which Central American animal will win this 'battle of the... Read more

Feel the beat at Questacon
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6270 2800 or info@questacon.edu.au
Venue: King Edward Terrace, Canberra Australian Capital Territory
Rhythm and anticipation fills the air as participants enter the drum circle to find a traditional, hand-carved African Djembe drum set on each chair. Picking up the drums, the beat grows more infectious; the atmosphere of community and excitement is channelled into rhythms and grooves and just like that, a percussion orchestra is born.

Lessons in technique soon see participants musically empowered; what follows is not only drumming, but singing and laughter... even dancing!

This e... Read more

Family Fun Night
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6270 2800 or info@questacon.edu.au
Venue: King Edward Terrace, Canberra Australian Capital Territory
Looking for a fun-filled family activity that'll excite the mind after the sun goes down?

This Family Fun Night will ignite the imagination with a packed program of explosive demonstrations, intriguing experiments and the crazy antics of the Excited Particles.

Go head over heels on the 360 Swing or free fall down a six metre slide, experience an earthquake or challenge a robot to a game of air hockey as you explore Questacon's 200 hands-on exhibits in this after-dark adventure.Read more

Mah Ensemble
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6280 4863 or parsianaustralia@yahoo.com
Venue: Union Court , Canberra Australian Capital Territory
This Mah Ensemble concert is an unprecedented opportunity for you to taste the flavour of Persian classical and traditional music performed by an ensemble of masters. Persian traditional music is fundamentally unique in form and spirit with a historical background of thousands of years. The music, with an infinite treasure of melodies and its diversity in rhythms, is a music for everyone and every mood.

Mah Ensemble:
Master Majid Derakhshani - Tar and Setar
Mahdieh Mohammadkhani - ... Read more

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
By ATDW Database

Contact: 13 2849
Venue: William Herbert Place, Canberra Australian Capital Territory
Legendary soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa will be performing in recital as part of her 70th Birthday gala tour, accompanied by renowned pianist Terence Dennis.

"Combine the voice with a deep musical intelligence, honed by a career spanning more than 40 years, then add an adventurous choice of repertoire and a generous stage presence and you end up with a recital that approaches perfection" - Sydney Morning Herald, 2012

Tickets from Ticketek. Booking fees apply.. premier.ticketek.com.... Read more

Wildlife Art Exhibition and Sale
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6287 8400
Venue: Lady Denman Drive, Canberra Australian Capital Territory
Date(s): From Fri 14 Feb 14 To Sun 16 Feb 14
Head to the National Zoo and Aquarium for the Wildlife Art Exhibition. Artists from across the globe have donated their work to raise funds for Wildlife Conservation and Rescue Projects. Art includes; paintings from professional artists, incredible photography from professional photographers and not so 'professional' animal artists. Animal artists include cougar 'Cree', a lemur, otters, cheetahs, 'Winnie' the wombat and so much more, all original and authentic.

There is something for e... Read more

Tapestries of Sound at the High Court
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6207 6811 or bookings@hcourt.gov.au
Venue: Parkes Place, Canberra Australian Capital Territory
Tapestries of Sound perform original and traditional music accompanied by dance. They draw on the richness of Indian classical, Celtic folk and a range of other music and dance cultures. The band will be performing with an all-local line-up for this special concert at the Court featuring Mahesh Radhakrishnan (vocals/guitar/tambura) Nitya Bernard Parker (flute/saxophone), Andrew Purdam (percussion/accordion/bouzouki) and dance by Bharata Natyam dancer Jennifer White.
"If folk music is an ongo... Read more

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