University is a great place for reading and learning! How about putting aside some time for learning about Jesus? 'Reading about Jesus' is an opportunity to join with others and read through the Bible’s accounts of Jesus, to discuss and learn together. On Thursdays, 12:30pm to 1:30pm, in room 1C104 (the Chaplains' office). Feel free to bring lunch with you :) Anyone is welcome, you may be a long-time Christian, or just someone (of other faith or no faith) who would like to read about Jesus with others.
Do you have what it takes? Are you tough enough to give to a child doing it tough? Do you want to give back to the community? The Student-led knitting project meets once a week to knit teddies for kids who are having a tough time. Come along to our meetings one a week to chat and knit up a storm. ***All supplies provided ***Dont know how to knit? We will teach you!
Reduce stress and improve your wellbeing! Mindfulness involves paying attention to the present moment without judgement allowing you to rest your body and mind, reduce stress, and improve your wellbeing. Come along and take some time out to strengthen what matters most. Steph is passionate about holistic approaches to life and learning and has been a voluntarily lunchtime facilitator of evidence-based Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) sessions for university staff and students for five years. Come for one session or many – everyone is welcome!
On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This day marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee. Join us in 01C50 on the day to show you care and stand by them.
The English Conversation Club is a free activity organized by one of the UC Chaplains – Craig Johnson. Especially for international students or visiting scholars from overseas. But anyone who wants to practice their English is welcome.
The narrative of the Spiderbait story is so fantastical it could only be based in truth: three friends from a small country Australian town taking on the Australian music scene on their own terms and emerging triumphant 25 years later, the friendships unscathed but their band one of the biggest and best on the national scene.As brash and confident as they are strange and uncompromising, the three founding members of Spiderbait – Janet, Whitt and Kram – started humbly in the rural NSW township of Finley, the fervent music lovers taking inspiration from everything from Slayer to The Bangles and meshing into one intoxicating and unique brew.Having learned their trade bashing out their idiosyncratic thrash-pop tunes in the shed on Janet’s family’s farm, they soon relocated down to Melbourne and immersed themselves in that rich and fertile scene, quickly becoming important cogs of that important musical machine.From there they quickly consolidated their status as national treasures, their popularity spanning three decades and showing no signs of abating. They’ve released seven acclaimed albums, which have all racked up gold, platinum or double platinum status and have combined Australian sales of over one million units.Spiderbait have also racked up pretty much every accolade there is to achieve on the Australian scene, having taken home numerous ARIA Awards, chalked up a number one single (their 2004 cover of Leadbelly’s Black Betty) and even topped the prestigious triple j Hottest 100 (for Buy Me A Pony , 1996).
To celebrate the release of new single, Everything Is Better Without You, the reigning queen of pop will prowl the country for a national tour this June and July. Her biggest headline tour to date, Puru will joined on the road by special guest Kinder.
KIAN burst into the hearts and minds of Australia after winning last year’s triple j Unearthed High competition. He further cemented his arrival with #20 spot in triple j’s 2018 Hottest 100 for his breakout track ‘WAITING’, included on forthcoming EP, Bliss. Bliss isn’t just the title track of Kian’s debut EP. It’s the lens through which this fresh global talent sees the world.
Odette floored us when she supported The Cat Empire at the Refec last year. We're over the moon to announce that she'll be returning to UC for her own headline date, taking centre stage on our massive Semester 2 O-Week Program. The artist behind the stunning tracks ‘Watch Me Read You’ and ‘Take It To The Heart’ will blow you away with her honest, powerful lyrics and striking vocals.
TEG Live proudly present GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songer Maren Morris in Australia this August on her GIRL: THE WORLD TOUR, with tickets to go on sale 10am Wednesday 23 January. The GIRL: THE WORLD TOUR includes 40+ United States and international tour stops, with the Australian leg commencing on 19 August 2019 at Brisbane Town Hall, moving to the Forum Theatre in Mebourne on 21 August, Enmore Theatre in Sydney on 22 August, before concluding at Canberra’s UC Refectory on 23 August 2019.Since arriving on the scene in 2016, the twenty-eight-year-old Nashville singer/songwriter has quickly established herself with vocal stylings that reflect her country, folkand pop influences. Maren Morris is no stranger to Australian audiences, supporting Niall Horan on the Flicker World Tour in 2018 and her smash hit “The Middle” with electronic house DJ and producer Zedd, along with electronic duo, Grey, spent 39 weeks on the ARIA Top 100 singles chart last year, peaking at #7. “The Middle” was the #2 most played track of 2018 on Australian Radio and her 2016 hit, “My Church”, spent six weeks at #1 on the Australian Country Airplay chart (Source: The Music Network). Morris also has five nominations at the upcoming 61st GRAMMY Awards to be held in February, including Record of the Year, Pop Duo/Group Performance, Country Solo Performance, Country Duo/Group Performance and Country Song. In addition, the songwriters of the Zedd/Maren Morris/Grey-performed massive hit “The Middle” received a nomination for the all genre, general field category, Song of the Year. At 9.00am AEDT today, Maren Morris will release her new single “GIRL” to which GIRL: THE WORLD TOURtakes its title. The rousing new recording written by Morris and Australian Sarah Aarons (“The Middle,” Zedd/Maren Morris/Grey), along with GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter and producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia), who also produced the new song, will be available to stream and download on all digital music platforms.
Stonefest 2019 | Saturday 19 October | UC Refectory & UC Hub | 18+ Full Lineup: (in alphabetical order) British India | Ceres | Cry Club | Example (UK) | FRITZ | Genesis Owusu | Good Doogs | Japanese Wallpaper | Mallrat | Moaning Lisa | Ninajirachi | Pagan | RAAVE Tapes | Sampa The Great | Skegss | Sputnik Sweetheart | Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers | Thelma Plum After nearly a decade in hibernation, Stonefest returns to the University of Canberra. Set to take over UC Refectory and UC Hub this October with a mammoth lineup of international acts, Hottest 100 favourites and some of Australia’s hottest new talents, Stonefest is a nostalgia trip and a glimpse into the future all in one. Heading up the lineup are a duo of Australian acts. Skegss have shot to stardom with their buzzed-out, relatable surf rock that saw them claim #11 in the 2018 Hottest 100 with ‘Up In The Clouds’, whilst Mallrat is on a trajectory all her own, with an entirely sold out national tour that included four back-to-back shows at the Corner Hotel and three at The Triffid in Brisbane. There are also nods to Stonefests past, with British India returning to the festival they played more than a decade ago and Euro pop megastar Example dropping in from the UK. Canberra acts have been kicking some serious goals in recent times, and they’re well-represented with globetrotting rapper/performance artists Genesis Owusu and alternative rockers Moaning Lisa heading up a local contingent that also includes Sputnik Sweetheart and Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers. ‘Clumsy Love’ singer Thelma Plum, Zambia-born rapper Sampa The Great, instant party RAAVE Tapes, past Unearthed High winner Japanese Wallpaper, and emo favourites Ceres prove that there’ll be something for everyone across Stonefest’s two stages. Emerging acts Cry Club, Good Doogs, Ninajirachi, Paganand FRITZ round out the lineup, offering new discoveries for the uninitiated.