The “country roads” call Darren
HELENE MUSA look to the arts horizon to see what awaits Canberra. It’s “Arts in the City”.
DARREN Coggan, the Wagga Wagga boy best known for his show on Cat Stevens and winner of two Golden Guitars, returns to his country roots with “The Poems, Prayers and Promises of John Denver”, singing songs such as “Take Me Home Country Roads”, “Rocky Mountain High” and “Going by Jet” At B, Queanbeyan, Saturday June 4. Book at theq.net.au
“GUESS How Much I Love You” is a play for children aged three and over by Richard Tulloch, adapted from theBooks by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram. In the show with puppets, Petit and Grand Lièvre Noisette discover the magic and color of the seasons. At the Canberra Theatre, June 3 and 4. Book at canberratheatrecentre.com.au
“DREYFUS Drei” is a short documentary by Australian Jewish artist Ella Dreyfus, who set out to uncover her family history with her uncle George in Melbourne and cousin Jonathan in Berlin. There will be a free screening, Q&A and reception hosted by the German Embassy and ANU Film Group, at Kambri, ANU Building 153, from 5:30 p.m. on June 1, registration at eventbrite.com.au
NEWS from Four Winds at Bermagui is that Matthew Hoy, already artistic director, will take the reins as creative director of the Easter festival, replacing Lindy Hume, who has been organizing the event for two years.
In “Der Doppelgänger”, bass Jack Stephens and pianist Ronan Apcar join Luminescence to present German lieder by Schubert, Strauss and Wolf. ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Acton, Friday 3 June. Book on eventbrite.com.au
The annual CANBERRA Spinners and Weavers exhibition, with the headline ‘Warped and Twisted’, will feature members’ work, with some items for sale. At Canberra Textile Works, 70 Maclaurin Crescent, Chifley, 10am-3pm, June 3-12.
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Ian Meikle, editor