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Suitcase Circus. Photograph: Darrel Kolsky.

HELEN MUSA’s off to the circus, the theatre and in all places else on this week’s “Artsday” column.

SUITCASE Circus can be visiting city as a part of Canberra Circus Competition, a season {of professional} circus, clown, magic, and sideshow performances open to the general public, mixed with a nationwide youth circus improvement coaching camp hosted by Warehouse Circus. Might Wirth Massive Prime, Chifley Oval, April 18-23. Particulars at

AUSTRALIAN Ornamental and Fantastic Arts Society Molonglo Plains has David Banney and a grand piano explaining how the histories of artwork and music are linked, Bicentennial Corridor, Queanbeyan, 2pm, April 13.

GINNINDERRY’S Encourage Competition is a household day of inspiration and enjoyable for the entire household, Ginninderry GX Show Village, 10am-4pm, April 15.

AN afternoon dialog with Jessica Cottis, chief conductor and creative director of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, can be hosted by flautist Sally Walker in Gandel Corridor, Nationwide Gallery of Australia, 2pm, April 16. It’s free however registrations important to

THE CSO is taking purposes for the CSO Refrain, to sing for upcoming CSO performances of “St John Ardour” on June 29-30, directed by Tobias Cole. Particulars at

On stage

  • BELL Shakespeare, “Macbeth”, The Playhouse, April 14-22.
  • JAZIDA Productions has the Haus of Fabulous dancers at Bom Funk Theatre, Store, 2/5 Excessive Road, Queanbeyan, April 15.
  • “SHOWMEN – The Final Magic Spectacular” is a family-friendly spectacle of reside magic, illusions and stunts by a supergroup of conjurers, tricksters, comedians, illusionists, and daredevils. Canberra Theatre, 2pm & 6.45pm, April 15.
  • “Prima Facie” by Suzie Miller can be right here with Sheridan Harbridge enjoying Tessa, a legal lawyer on the prime of her sport, The Q, Queanbeyan, April 19.
  • NINA Stevenson’s Piper Productions is staging “Shrek, the Musical Jr”, working by the college holidays at Canberra School Performing Arts Centre, Phillip till Friday, April 21.
Phoenix Collective Quartet.


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Concert events

  • PHOENIX Collective Quartet performs Kodály, Sculthorpe & Balakrishnan, All Saints Church Ainslie, 7pm, April 14.
  • ORIANA Chorale’s “Utopia Triumphans” (European renaissance music) can be within the Chapel at Canberra Women Grammar, 6pm, April 15.
  • FORMER singer with Luminescence Chamber Singers, Jack Stephens, is now director of music at St Paul’s School, College of Sydney. He’s bringing his choir to Canberra with a program of choral anthems. St Paul’s, Manuka, 3pm, April 15.
  • TO mark the tenth anniversary of Croatia’s membership of the EU, a musical night on the Croatian embassy will characteristic college students from the ANU College of Music, 7pm, April 18. Bookings important by way of TryBooking till April 16.
  • CANBERRA Bach Ensemble, directed by Andrew Koll, is holding a post-covid relaunch and fundraising live performance to help its deliberate return to Germany in 2024. St Christopher’s Cathedral, Manuka, 7pm, April 19. 
  • PIANIST Robert Schmidli will carry out a program of Bach’s Theme and 10 Variations within the Italian Model BWV 989 and works by Chopin, Debussy and Liszt. Wesley Music Centre, 12.40 to 1.20pm, April 19.
Peter Maloney The Honey 2010, acrylic on canvas. Element.

Across the galleries

  • “PETER Maloney The Mirror: Angles of resistance”, curated by Mark Bayly examines painter Peter Maloney’s apply from the attitude of the artist’s queer sexuality in a single venture, for the primary time in his 40-year profession. Canberra Up to date Artwork Area , Lakeside, opening 6pm, April 14, then till June 3.
  • M16 Artspace in Griffith has three new exhibitions: “Gentle Jelly Candy” by Henry Hu Gallery; “ Whether or not World” by Susan Bruce; “Dialogue” by Nicola Knackstredt, Saskia den Brinker, Jonathon Zalakos and Cathy Zhang; and in Chutespace “Mustering the Insanity” by Claude Jones. Opening April 13.
  • UNESCO World Artwork Day can be celebrated at Rusten Home Artwork Centre, Queanbeyan, April 15.
  • “JI Chen, Underneath The Australian Sky” at Nancy Sever Gallery, above O’Malley’s Pub in Civic, April 16-Might 14.