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LIVE MUSIC every Friday
and Saturday from 9pm
Friday 5 March -- Panama Jim Duo
Saturday 6 March -- Brendan Drake Trio
Friday 12 March -- Rachel Thorne and Stuart Warner
Saturday 13 March -- The Bridge Between Trio
Friday 19 March -- Rachael Thoms and Lachlan Coventry
Saturday 20 March -- KarismaKatz Trio
Friday 26 March -- Frequently Asked Questions Duo
Saturday 27 March -- Kooky Fandango
Friday 2 April -- Annette Sloane and Tony Haley
Saturday 3 April -- As Famous as the Moon
Friday 9 April -- Olivia Henderson
Saturday 10 April -- The Jazzebels
Friday 16 April-- Lucy Bermingham and Rachel Thorne
Saturday 17 April-- Quartessence Trio
Friday 23 April-- Leisa Keen
Saturday 24 April -- Leisa Keen Trio
Friday 30 April -- Panama Jim Duo
Saturday 1 May -- Funky Fedoras Trio
Friday 7 May -- Rachael Thoms and Lachlan Coventry
Saturday 8 May -- Annie and the Armadillos Trio
Friday 14 May -- Frequently Asked Questions Duo
Saturday 15 May -- As Famous as the Moon
Friday 21 May -- KarismaKatz Duo
Saturday 22 May -- Natalie Magee Trio
Friday 28 May -- Rachel Thorne and Stuart Warner
Saturday 29 May -- Leisa Keen Trio
In the 70s & 80s pirate radio ruled the
airwaves in the UK. Now you can experience
that pirate fever. Come as your best pirate
on Saturday 27 March and be prepared to
get your pirate pulse pumping.
& CUB PARTY
Get ready to meet up, match up and party
like there's no tomorrow! We aren't giving
away all the juicy details quite yet, but
suffice it to say that this is going to be
something you DON'T WANT TO MISS!!!
Saturday 1 May
Canberra's hottest nightclub opens from
9pm every Saturday with the beats of the
70's and the best of the 80's. Come and
hear the soundtrack of our lives.
If betting is a problem call Lifeline on 131 114
FROM THE GAMING TABLE
TO THE DINING TABLE
Tr y your luck at the world's most popular
casino games at Casino Canberra's Party Pit
and then treat yourself to an excellent dining
experience at The Grill Restaurant over
looking the gaming floor and Glebe Park.
Open 7 days a week 'til late.
In the City Autumn/Winter
An iconic corner of
Canberra is set to
receive a facelift and
businessman Nick Bulum
is taking charge to ensure the project
is an extraordinary success.
Close to a decade ago, Mr Bulum
returned to his hometown and was
disappointed to see that very little
had changed in Braddon.
"This street was dead, nothing had
happened," he says, gesturing down
the now bustling Lonsdale Street.
"I'd seen all of these great
changes happening in Brisbane and
Melbourne -- great little hubs starting
up, yet we couldn't get anyone down
here. It was seriously like a ghost
"I used to sit in my store and freak
out because no one was coming.
But we couldn't understand why,
when the city was just over there."
The owner of funky gift stores,
Unit Concepts and Bourgeois Pig,
says Lonsdale Street slowly started
to transform as more interesting
businesses moved in.
"I think Canberra's mentality used
to be all about shopping malls, with
Belconnen, Woden and Civic.
"Sydney people used to look down
on you and say, 'oh, you're from
Canberra', but now they say, 'I can't
believe there's a store like this in
"Finally Canberra isn't being
seen as this daggy, backward city
A warrior for change, Mr Bulum
wants to see Braddon enhanced
In collaboration with B&T Homes,
a company originally started by his
father and well-known Braddon
property owner, Mr Bulum intends to
completely renovate part of Lonsdale
"I do the interiors, the concepts and
I work with the architects to decide
what we'd like it to look like," the
fashion and multimedia graduate
The plans for Lonsdale Street
include a boutique hotel, more
shops, restaurants and the
introduction of laneways -- "just like
those in Melbourne".
"We want to keep this a Canberra
Street, full of independent
businesses. When you look at the
owners of Hive and itrip iskip -- their
personality is in their shop and that's
what we want to keep."
Mr Bulum expects the makeover to
start at the end of this year and to be
completed within three years.
"We're coming up with some very
exciting plans," he grins.
"We'd love to bring an event like
the Paddington markets down here
and we're working with the architects
to offer some wall space for artists to
paint public art on."
"I'd also love to get a horticulturalist
involved and incorporate green
rooves and walls.
"It's going to be really different from
the rest of Canberra, and that's what
sort of want to corrupt Canberra a
"Canberra has been looking for
something like this for a long time."
What was once a ghost town is now an
innovative and quirky hub.
BY NAOMI FALLON
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