Tag Archives: Childers Street

Shanghai Dumpling Cafe, Civic

9 Apr

Everyone I know seems to be a bit dumpling-crazy at the moment – and why not? Dumplings are great! If there are suggestions that we might be going out for dumplings, no one needs to convince me to come along.

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Improvention 2011

30 Aug

Despite two-and-a-bit and three-and-a-bit years of living in Canberra respectively, neither T2 nor I had been to the Street Theatre, so what better reason than to attend Improvention? Improvention is a week-long festival showcasing improvised theatre: from what I understand, during the day there are conferences and workshops for improvisers (hailing across the globe) to attend, while at night the public gets to see performances for a rather reasonable fee.  Improvised theatre is simply performance where most everything is made up on the spot with a bit of stimulus or a framework to work in—think Thank God You’re Here or Whose Line Is It Anyway?

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