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What’s On: Canberra in November

This November, Canberra will be adding more than just a spring into your step with the wide array of events.

Celebrating the second last month of the year is made easier in the nation’s capital with the festivals and exhibitions available.

Jewish International Film Festival

Now in its 27th year, the annual Jewish International Film Festival has returned with over 64 feature films and documentaries for Canberrians to enjoy. Jewish International Film Festival is proud to feature a distinct range of Israeli and Jewish themed films in Australia and New Zealand. Definitely check out The Invisibles, To Dust and The Cousin.

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Dendy, 148 Bunda St Canberra City Thursday 1 – Sunday 11 November 21.50


This is an event not to miss! For one night only, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia will be transformed into a night of horrific fun. The building which is haunted, will house mini ghost tours, burlesque performances, live music and a Naked Girls reading act. Bookings are essential as tickets are selling fast. Prepare to scream!

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National Film and Sound Archive of Australia Friday 2 November, 8pm 25

Hills of Hall Spring Wine Festival

Just a 20 minute drive from Canberra’s CBD and sitting on the border of New South Wales are the regions of Hall and Wallaroo that will transform for the Spring Wine Festival. Over the two days, guests will be in awe at the amount of vines bursting into season all paired with an array of new releases available.

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Around the Hall region Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 November, 10am free

Catherine Woo Force of Nature Exhibition

Up until November 4, Beaver Galleries in Canberra will be exhibiting Catherine Woo’s Force of Nature work. Although Catherine has a created a vast range of collections over the years, since her first exhibition in 1997, these artworks have proven to be the most symbolic. Taking inspiration from natural forces found in her recent trip to central Australia, Force of Nature distinguishes the human element and its alliance with nature.

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Beaver Galleries Till Sunday 4 November

Heath Ledger Exhibition

One of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s biggest exhibitions is the Heath Ledger ‘A Life in Pictures.’ A celebration of the life and work of one of Australia’s best actors and directors who created some of the world’s most iconic film classics. On exhibit are also research journals, original costumes, Heath’s own photographic work and a range of personal items.

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National Film and Sound Archive of Australia Till Sunday 10 February 2019 free entry

Day of the Dead Fiesta

Ainslie Arts Centre will be hosting one of Canberra’s biggest Day of the Dead Fiesta’s. On Saturday 10, guests will be welcomed to the Latin American fiesta with live music, cultural performances, food stalls and even activities for children including piñatas and face paintings. This is the perfect afternoon out for the entire family to enjoy.

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Ainslie Arts Centre Saturday 10, 2 – 11pm 35

Sunset Cinema

Starting late November to mid January 2019, the Australian National Botanic Gardens will be hosting Sunset Cinema again across summer. Over each Wednesday – Saturday, guests will be able to enjoy a range of new releases on beans bags or fold-out-chairs. For the adults, there’ll also be Grant Burge wines and Young Henrys craft beer and cider to enjoy. Don’t forget the snacks!

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Australian National Botanic Gardens Wednesday 28 November – Saturday 12 January from $9

Rome: City and Empire Exhibition

Up until the beginning of February 2019, the National Museum of Australia will b be hosting its largest exhibition yet, the Rome City and Empire Exhibition. Housing over 200 artefacts and objects sourced from the British Museum, guests will be taken back in time with the stories and pieces from ancient Rome. This is one not to miss. Tickets can be purchased online and at the museum.

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National Museum Australia Till Sunday 3 February, 9am – 5pm 24