2017 Midwinter Arts and Crafts Show

The Yarralumla Midwinter Show is one of Canberra’s favourite art and craft events featuring local artisans. A staple on the Canberra calendar, the show has been delighting visitors for over 35 years with a large array of art and craft, food and entertainment.

The event showcases the work of local craft workers and artists and the funds raised support vital community programs. Recipients last year included Sids for Kids, Companion House, Canberra Refugee Support, Paperworks inc, Kairos Outside and Caring for Kiriwina.

The opening times for the show are:
• Fri 23 June 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
• Sat 24 June 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
• Sun 25 June 12.00 noon to 5.00 pm

The venue for the show is the Yarralumla Uniting Church Centre on Denman St in Yarralumla.

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2016 Community Diversity Festival

St Margaret'sFestival will celebrate the diversity of the north Canberra community
(download flyer here)

The Community Diversity Festival celebrating the diversity of the north Canberra community will this year feature a screening of the film “Walk in my shoes – digital stories by Muslim women in Canberra”. One of the women involved in the project, Sarwat Maqbool, will be present for a conversation following the screening.

Festival Poster A5 by 2The Festival, organised by St. Margaret’s Uniting Church in Hackett, is joined this year by the Hackett Community Association.

The festival will be open from 11:30 a.m. A welcome to country will be given by elder Jeanette (Nin) Phillips at 1:30, followed by the official opening by Mr Chris Bourke, MLA,.

Performers include the Con Brio choir, the IBRs the ACT Tai Chi Society, buskers Callum and Renee and Chloe and friends, the Ancient Arts Fellowship and Scottish Country Dancers.

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Kippax – Monster Garage Sale – 27 June 2015

Kippax’ Monster Garage Sale, 8am-1pm, 27 June 2015

Please begin to prepare; add the date to your calendar, sort your treasures, etc.

We accept donations on Wednesday 24 June (noon till 5pm), Thu 25 (9am-8pm) and Fri 26 (9am-6pm). We happily accept donations of good quality second-hand goods including furniture, kitchen ware, clothes, books etc. We can accept electrical, computing and white goods but please ensure they are in working order. Sorry but we cannot accept CRT monitors or TVs!

More info: Garage Sale page for Kippax

Three times a year we hold a huge garage sale as both as a way for people in our community to have access to affordable second-hand goods and as a fundraiser. On the day of the garage sale there’s morning tea, a sausage sizzle, kids’ activities, great bargains to be had, and a great sense of community fun.

Volunteers are always welcome and we have a range of roles available to suit any skill set and any amount of time – even an hour will help! We particularly need help with packing up on Saturday afternoon from 1 pm, picking up donations on the Thursday and Friday before the sale and making deliveries on Saturday morning. If you’re interested in helping out, please contact mailto:garagesale@kippax.org.au

The date for the last garage sale in 2015 is 31 October.

PeaceKnits Pop-Up event

KnitArt and WordArt created by local Canberra and Queanbeyan artists and writers over the past two years, some of which have been supported by Queanbeyan and Wesley Uniting groups, will be on display Saturday 11th April from 10am at 100 year-old Boab Book Cottage, 36 Crawford St, Queanbeyan. No cost, no RSVP needed.
Free form rose window

This event is a unique opportunity for you, family and friends to experience something different in our Anzac Centenary year. Forget face painting … tell one of your own stories, make your own choc egg cosy, or draw a rose window … while relaxing in a cottage garden over a chat and cuppa.

Bring your own experience of war and peace or other significant times in your life, and use this PeaceKnits Pop-Up day to discover details of life beyond war activities you’d never have imagined.

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