A Canberra Radio PLay

And God Created Belconnen is a short play celebrating everything that is Belco. Originally written for Life Is a Corona-Coaster, an evening of plays celebrating the return of theatre in Canberra in October of 2020. It is presented here as a radio play recorded for Radio Theatre on Artsound FM – originally broadcast on 28th… Read More

Hymn To Black Mountain

Originally published by Saccharine Poetry Press this is Chris Collins’ beautiful Hymn to Black Mountain.

New Mini-Doc: Beautiful Chaos

When Canberran teacher Leigh Southwell moved to the Solomon Islands in 2014, she wanted to help in the local community, and to help in a school seemed like a perfect fit. Leigh worked with the school community, and with the assistance of Make a Mark Australia (an Australia Charity which helps fund small educational projects)… Read More

Lean In

Lean In is a poem by Narmadhaa reflecting on the rows of eucalyptus trees, between CalvaryHospital and the ANU, as seen along the Belconnen Way—Barry Drive busroute. It’s a wonderfully evocative poem. Click here to read Narmadhaa’s Lean In More of Narmadhaa’s work will be published here soon.

New Mini-Doc: A Canberran in LA

From school plays and joining a local choir, to performing shows for Budding Theatre, studying at Perform Australia and featuring in film and television projects. Local actor and singer Rob Shiells talks about his career in theatre and film and his move to LA to pursue his acting dream. Click here to watch A Canberran… Read More

Beneath the glass dome

Amanda McLeod composed Beneath The Glass Dome, an evocative poem about about Canberra, after she moved here from Melbourne in late 2017. She’s the author of Animal Behaviour (Chaffinch Press, 2020) and the managing editor of Animal Heart Press, a small poetry press.

Art & Sole

A Canberra Street Artist talks about the differences between street art and graffiti. A new Mini-Doc coming Wednesday to The Canberra Tales.

You Make Me Feel As Though Spring Has Sprung

Chris Collins moved to Canberra at the start of 2019, her enthusiasm for Canberra is infectious. Chris’s piece ‘You Make Me Feel As Though Spring Has Sprung’ captures her love and excitement for the city. Funny, enchanting and written with a very English sense of humour ‘You Make Me Feel As Though Spring Has Sprung’… Read More

Canberra Coronavision

At the start of the pandemic local writer John Lombard created Canberra CoronaVision, a YouTube channel dedicated to radio plays for pandemic days. Local writers including John Lombard, Greg Gould, Kirsty Budding, Rachel Hogan and Bart Meehan have all contributed to the project, with vocal talent and production from local artists. Plays include:The Four Horse… Read More


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