Citizen Centred Justice (CCJ) is a student-led, legal advice clinic providing FREE and confidential support to UC students, staff, and the Canberra community. The clinic is run by lawyers supported by students who are gaining legal practice experience towards their legal qualification.If you are experiencing any problems with your employment, discrimination, workplace bullying and harassment, housing, immigration, family or custody matters, violence or sexual assault, or any other matters, you can book now for a FREE consultation with the CCJ legal team.The clinic is open every Friday in Building 1, Level B. Appointments are available by calling UC Medical and Counselling Centre on (02) 6201 2351.
Australia's beloved artist and songwriter, Brad Cox, is thrilled to announce his upcoming regional Australia tour, including first-ever shows in New Zealand and Darwin. Following the success of his latest album, 'ACRES', Brad Cox is set to enthrall fans with this grand tour across regional Australia and New Zealand.Brad Cox is catapulting from the soaring success of last month's sold-out ‘Acres’ metro tour, directly into the heart of regional Australia. Leaving an indelible mark on renowned stages across the nation, Brad and his band transformed iconic venues into arenas of unity and musical camaraderie. The band held sway over packed houses at illustrious venues such as The Tivoli, Anita's Theatre, and Northcote Theatre, with the crowd singing along word for word, arm in arm, marking a resounding testament to Brad's powerful connection with his fans.The announcement of the ‘Acres Regional Tour’ also sees the return of Brad's much-talked-about solo show, ‘Yarns and Yodels’. These acoustic and intimate shows will take place across regional Victoria and will see Brad performing fan favourites, new and old, and of course, having a yarn.In a statement Brad said “The ‘Acres’ Album Tour was such a success and everyone was sad to see the end of it. So we have decided to take it to the regions, and for the first time, New Zealand. Darwin friends, you have been screaming at me for years and we’ve finally got it done. All I can say is the Barra better be on the bite. Plus we have a couple of solo theatre shows to kick it off. What a mixed bag.”Celebrated for his authenticity, genuine spirit, and down-to-earth persona, Brad Cox has made a substantial impact with his recent 17-track tour-de-force, 'ACRES'. The album scaled the heights of success, securing #1 on the ARIA Country Charts and #7 on the ARIA Album Chart, illuminating a high watermark in Cox's career. 'ACRES' stands as a resounding showcase of an artist who can veer thematically from an earthy brand of country pop, to heartfelt piano-led ballads, to anthemic party songs. One of the standout tracks from the album, "Now She Ain’t," is currently the most played track on Triple M Country, stamping its mark on the country music landscape. Moreover, the single "Last Time Last" has recently earned additions to HIT, NOVA, and ARN Regional Network, amplifying the mainstream buzz surrounding ‘Acres’.Brad Cox's music has reached audiences far and wide, amassing over 17.5 million streams in the last 12 months alone and is a clear testament to his vast appeal and popularity, setting the stage for an exceptional regional Australia tour.Embedded within Brad's success is his fan club, the Drinking Pioneers. This devoted community, united by their mutual love for Brad's music, stands as a testament to the camaraderie that his work inspires. This tour is not just about relishing Brad and the boys' dynamic performances, it's also about becoming part of a wider community, a family that celebrates life, land, and the power of music.For more information on Brad Cox, his new album 'ACRES', and upcoming tour dates, visit www.iambradcox.com
Workshop descriptionThis is a one-day poetry workshop for people wanting to play with page-space and visual ways to experiment with words. We will be experimenting with a variety of methods and media, including collage, stamping, redaction, typewriting, pens and paints. Things will get messy so wear old clothes and be prepared to have fun. The medium is the message!Presenter biographyDr Caren Florance mixes art and writing all the time. Her creative practice includes collaborative page-spaces such as artist books, posters, broadsides and zines. She has one commercial poetry volume and it is seriously vispo: Lost in Case (Cordite, 2019).
Rik draws on his 18 years of experience as a game designer and narrative designer to share the lessons he has learned that have made him a stronger story writer. Games don't give much space or time for telling the narrative through text or long dialogue, so narrative designer and game writers must learn to master and maximise ‘Showing Not Telling' through approaches such as dialogue and environmental story telling.
Dan Sultan is an undeniably important artist. One of Australia’s most loved singer-songwriters, Sultan boasts numerous accolades to his name, including 6 ARIA Awards, NIMA Awards, Top 5 ARIA-charting albums and an ARIA-certified Gold record in Blackbird. Previous albums Aviary Takes (2019), Killer (2017), Blackbird (2014), Get Out While You Can (2009) and Homemade Biscuits (2006) have seen Sultan navigate the country a number of times playing headline shows to sold-out crowds, as well as supporting the likes of Bruce Springsteen, and as a guest on some of Australia’s biggest festivals, including Splendour in the Grass, Blues Festival and Falls Festival, to name a few.
5 December 20237:00 PM – 8:00 PM (AEDT) 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (CET)8:00 AM – 9:00 AM (GMT)AbstractPretending in politics is viewed with suspicion. But in our paper, we want to identify and articulate the positive contributions of pretending and pretence in democratic life. Taking inspiration from Richard Sennett's observation that the presentation of a mask can enable the exercise of 'creative powers... the powers of play', we develop several ways in which such 'powers of play' can contribute to, and be supported by, democratic practices. We will discuss the importance of maintaining a distance from the self for reasons of protection; pretending for the purposes of emphasising differences of opinion (devil’s advocate, role-playing in deliberation); as a way of adopting another's perspective; and as a way of enhancing or diminishing the adversarial dimensions of political interaction; and more. We aim thereby to develop an account of good democratic performance, including performance that appears to be bad but might in fact be good, and to distinguish it from the un-and-anti democratic uses of persona and performance that motivate the widespread suspicion with which we began.This seminar will be chaired by Simon Niemeyer.About the authorsAlfred Moore is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of York. He is the author of ‘Critical Elitism: Deliberation, Democracy, and the Politics of Expertise’ (2017, Cambridge University Press), and has written widely on the politics of expertise. His work engages a wide range of themes in contemporary democratic theory, including anonymity and deliberation, and democratic non-participation. In 2020 and 2021, he held a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for the project ‘Rethinking Political Competition,’ and he is currently researching the role of ideas of competition in democratic theory and practice.Michael Mackenzie is Jarislowsky Chair in Trust and Political Leadership at Vancouver Island University. He was previously Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and has researched and written widely on democratic theory and practice. His recent publications include ‘Future Publics: Democracy, Deliberation, and Future-Regarding Collective Action’ (2021, Oxford University Press), and ‘Democracy and the Future: Future-Regarding Governance in Democratic Systems,’ edited with M. Setälä and S. Kyllönen (2023, Edinburgh University Press).
Soul powerhouse Allen Stone has announced Australia and New Zealand dates for December 2023 and January 2024 as part of the Off The Beaten Path Tour.Allen Stone's journey to becoming a successful musician started in the small town of Chewelah, Washington, where he was raised on gospel music and spent much of his childhood as a pastor's son, watching his parents lead their congregation in song. After dropping out of college, he made the move to Seattle to pursue his music career, often driving up and down the West Coast in his '87 Buick to perform at any and all gigs he could find. Stone quickly gained a reputation for his powerful live performances, and over the years, he has played up to 200 dates per year, building a devoted following along the way. His unique ability to channel sensitivity into his songs while radiating hope and promise has endeared him to audiences worldwide. Stone's ability to blend various genres, including soul-pop, folk-rock, R&B, and funk, is evident in his five full-length albums, from his 2010 self-released debut album "Last To Speak" to 2021's "APART." Don’t miss his acoustic solo live show this summer.
Do writers write in isolation? No! We write as entities in unique webs of connection. Writing with and about more-than-humans is legitimate and urgent work in an age of species extinction and climate destruction. This workshop acknowledges the weight of the stories we create, including stories of celebration, remembrance, and mourning.Storytelling occurs in many ways and includes orality/aurality, art, writing, and performance.Please bring your own writing/art supplies. Photographs of your more-than-human companions are most welcome!
Multi-ARIA award-winning Ghanaian-Australian artist, Kofi Owusu-Ansah aka Genesis Owusu has announced his highly anticipated sophomore album, STRUGGLER due for release on August 18 via OURNESS / AWAL. To celebrate the album’s release, Genesis Owusu will be rounding out 2023 with a huge run of headline shows, presented by Ourness, Astral People and Handsome Tours. On December 1, Owusu will take to the Ice Cream Factory in Perth, before heading to Melbourne’s Festival Hall on December 8. The following night, Owusu will perform at the UC Refectory in Canberra, followed by a final set of performances at the Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane on December 14, Hordern Pavilion in Sydney on December 15, and the closing performance December 16 at Adelaide’s Hindley Street Music Hall. Joining Owusu for each show (excluding Perth) will be very special guests, EARTHGANG. Hailing from Atlanta, the acclaimed hip hop duo have been taking the world by storm over the past 12 months; earning Grammy nominations of Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Album for their work on Dreamville and J.Cole’s Revenge Of The Dreamers III, and most recently performing their electrifying live show at Coachella. Coupled with Owusu, the shows are set to be an unmissable, high-energy end to what's been an already incredible year for both artists.
East Coast metalcore ensemble The Acacia Strain utilize a bone-crushing rhythm section, apocalyptic samples, and a unique triple-guitar assault to deliver their signature blend of hardcore, noise, and death and doom metal. Emerging in the early 2000s, the band found success in 2008 with their fourth full-length effort, Continent, which soared to the top of Billboard's U.S. Heatseekers chart. Subsequent efforts like Death Is the Only Mortal (2012), Coma Witch (2014), and the horror-themed semi-concept LP It Comes in Waves (2019) continued to snap necks in the metal community with brutal efficacy. The Acacia Strain signed to Rise Records in 2012, releasing Death Is the Only Mortal by year's end. Longtime member Laskiewitz left the band in 2013, and was replaced by Devin Shidaker and Rich Gomez, both of whom contributed guitar to The Acacia Strain's seventh full-length album, 2014's Coma Witch. In early 2017, the group issued "Bitter Pill," the first single from their eighth studio long-player, Gravebloom, which arrived later that June. In late 2019, the band released It Comes in Waves, a doomy, taut, and atmospheric seven-song set with single-word song titles that, when put together, construct the sentence "Our only sin was giving them names." The following year saw The Acacia Strain issue a series of pummeling 7" releases (A, C, E, D, Y) that went on to form (and spell) the full-length Slow Decay, which arrived that summer.
THE DARKNESS - 20th ANNIVERSARY ‘PERMISSION TO LAND’ ALBUM TOUR 2024Fresh off the electrifying announcement of their "Let There Be Rock” live show spectacle in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane last week, multi-platinum UK rock royalty The Darkness are extending the highly anticipated 20th Anniversary celebration of their classic debut album, ‘Permission To Land’ announcing additional tour dates across Australia playing shows in Adelaide, Fremantle, Canberra, and crossing the pond with dates also added in Auckland & Wellington this coming January/February.
TITAN: one that is gigantic in size or power, one that stands out for greatness of achievementIt's a momentous occasion for heavy metal fans down under, as two legendary bands, KREATOR and IN FLAMES, are set to embark on a colossal "Klash of the Titans" co-headline tour across Australia in 2024. This monumental collaboration promises to deliver unforgettable performances, showcasing the very best of European metal to fans across the continent.In a seismic collision of metal titans, In Flames and Kreator are set to conquer stages across the nation in February 2024. This colossal event promises to be a momentous occasion for metal enthusiasts and fans of both iconic bands.Kreator and In Flames are among the most influential and iconic acts in the world of metal. Hailing from Germany and Sweden, respectively, these two bands have left an indelible mark on the genre and have amassed a devoted global following over the years. Now, they are joining forces to bring their blistering live shows to Australian audiences this February.Sign Up to access the Early Bird Presale: https://daltours.cc/IFK
Rising star Kita Alexander is taking her highly awaited debut album ‘Young in Love’ on tour around Australia this April. The national tour will stop in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne,and Canberra, supported by triple j. The tour is a follow up to her sold-out debut Australian tour earlier in the year. Kita’s album tour will deliver her dynamic and captivating live show across the country. Expect to see fresh material off her upcoming album including ‘Queen’, ‘Date Night’, and ‘Best You Ever Had’. This past year has been a momentous one for Kita Alexander. Having released a string of new singles, to selling out her debut headline tour, Kita collaborated with acclaimed Australian DJ, Fisher on ‘Atmosphere’ receiving immense support from BBC Radio1. The rising star also joined Morgan Evans in September as a special guest at his sold-out Sydney Opera House shows to perform their song ‘Date Night’– and earlier in the year – performed ‘Queen’ and a cover of ‘Stacy’s Mom’ by Fountain Of Wayne for triple j’s coveted Like A Version. Kita’s impressive catalogue of highly lauded pop-anthems have garnered millions of global streams, including the 2 x ARIA Platinum single ‘Hotel’, the ARIA Platinum ‘Between You & I’ and 2 ARIA Gold singles ‘Damage Done’ and ‘Like You Want To’.