The weather is starting to get colder and the days feeling longer. These days are perfect for late morning plans, inside events and adventures that warm the soul.
Australian Vogel Literary Awards
Catch Canberra’s very own Australian Vogel Literary Award Winner for 2021 Emma Batchelor in conversation at Kambri, ANU on Monday, 12 May!
The Award is one of Australia’s richest and most prestigious literary awards, launching the careers of over a hundred Australian authors. Canberra’s own Emma Batchelor will head down to Kambri Cultural Centre for an illuminating talk about her winning book, Now That I See You — detailing the breakdown of a long-term relationship after one partner discloses to the other that they are transgender.
Monday 12 May
6 – 7:30pm
Harry Hartog, ANU
Buy tickets here
Embodied by Adytum
A one day body positivity, mindfulness and self love retreat. Together you will dive deep into what body image is and the role it plays in our sense of self via a range of engaging in-person and take-home modules.
Themes explored throughout the retreat include self-compassion, your body and pleasure, mindful eating and movement and body positive clay sculpting. Tickets for this mindful event include morning tea, lunch and beverages curated by a nutritionist to nourish the body and a gift bag valued at $300. We’re calling it the perfect way to spend a Sunday.
Sunday 16th May
9am – 3pm
Book tickets here
Canberra Fashion Runway Fundraiser for Karinya House
Style by Wesson are hosting an evening of high tea and fashion at the Hyatt Hotel. Bringing Canberra a curated show of latest European fashion looks from some of the best fashion houses including Hugo Boss, Ermanno Scervino and Max Mara. Enjoy a glass of bubbles as you browse these stunning designer collections and shop the season before release.
We’re totally getting Paris Fashion Week vibes – sans price tag. Best yet the ticket cost goes to local charity Karinya House – supporting woman and young mothers in their time of need.
Monday 31st of May
7 – 8pm
Further Details here
Milky Way Photography Workshop with Ari Rex
I don’t think we would be exaggerating when we said over 50% of us would love to take better photos or get better use of that DSLR that is sitting there (still in auto mode – click here to learn how to start using it) but how cool would it be to learn how to photograph the night sky and the milky way?
Award winning photographer Ari Rex is hosting a photography workshop ideal for those that love learning new things, spending time reconnecting with nature under the stars, away from the noise of daily life and artificial light pollution. Ari Rex can’t wait to teach you his techniques of capturing stunning Milky Way images. The workshop caters to all skill levels and has limited numbers to ensure that each person gets the most of the night – literally!
Tuesday 11th May
Australian Love Stories – Portrait Gallery
The story of love is different for everyone, lifetime loves, the loves that we’re lost, the ones that helped us find ourselves and all the loves in between.
This exhibition runs until the 1st of August and showcases affection and connection in all its guises. From the enduring to the forbidden, romantic to platonic, the unrequited, obsessive, scandalous or creative. Swoon over more than 200 artworks from across photography, painting, works on paper, small sculpture AND an immersive glass installation.
May – August
National Portrait Gallery