Rydges Lakeside Canberra
1 London Circuit, Canberra City, ACT 2601
+61 2 6247 6244
24/04/2013 - 13/10/2013
Glorious Days: Australia 1913
Step back in time to Glorious Days: Australia 1913. Immerse yourself in a time of tremendous optimism, when Australians took pride in their distinctive culture, high standard of living and sporting prowess.
1913 has been described as a 'hinge year', when people embraced the modern world of automobiles, aeroplanes, rollerskating and cinema, although attitudes and prejudices from the past persisted.
Glorious Days features beautiful artworks, costume, music and newsreel footage from Australia a century ago.
Take the opportunity to look back 100 years, and ask yourself: how much has changed, and what has stayed the same?
7 March to 13 October 2013. Cost: $10 adult, $8 concession, $5 child, $22 family, Friends half-price.
Rydges Lakeside Canberra is within a short walk to the National Museum of Australia with easy access to the city's shopping and restaurant districts.
For accommodation enquiries please contact our reservations team on (02) 6247 6244http://www.rydges.com/accommodation/canberra-act/lakeside-canberra/offers/national-museum-of-australia/
01/06/2013 - 08/09/2013
Turner from the Tate: The Making of a Master
J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) is known around the world as one of Britain's greatest artists, and one of the key figures of the Romantic generation at the start of the nineteenth century. Turner's art has generated controversy and admiration for its restless and experimental character, and as a result he has regularly been celebrated as a proto-modern artist.
See up to 40 finished oil paintings, with a complement of around 70 works on paper including watercolours and sketches from the full extent of Turner's working life.
Rydges Lakeside Canberra is within a short drive to the National Gallery of Australia with easy access to the city's shopping and restaurant districts.For accommodation enquiries please contact our reservations team on (02) 6247 6244www.nga.gov.au
29/06/2013 - 30/06/2013
National Capital DanceSport Championships
Be part of the the glitz and glamour when hundreds of Australia's leading professional and amateur dancers are joined by international dancers for the 21st year of this championship.
Watch them compete in Latin American, Ballroom and New Vogue dance styles in two days of dance magic.
Enjoy the spectacular professional evening floor shows by Joshua Keefe and Sara Magnanelli, UK professional rising star Latin American champions and Australian Professional Latin American Champions.
Live DanceSport is even more exciting, athletic and glamorous than what you see on television.
Book your tickets from Ticketek!
Rydges Lakeside Canberra is within a short drive to ther Australian Institute of Sport with easy access to the city's shopping and restaurant districts.
For accommodation enquiries please contact our reservations team on (02) 6247 6244www.ncdccanberra.com.au
Taste of Two Regions
Tastes of Two Regions is a wine tasting tour de force at Rydges Lakeside Hotel Canberra on Sunday 7 July, featuring more than 100 wines from Rutherglen and the King Valley, complemented by a range of produce from artisan producers in North East Victoria.
Tour Rutherglen and King Valley wineries without leaving home! More than 120 wines will be on tasting plus regional produce at Tastes of Two Regions in Canberra, Sunday 7 July. Speak directly with the winemakers. Compare and enjoy wines from these fabulous North East Victoria regions. plus regional produce will be available from artisan producers to sample and take home.
Don't know the difference between your Marsanne and Merlot, Tempranillo or Tannat? Then make sure you book your seat for the entertaining and informative wine theatre sessions with master sommelier Rocco Esposito. Attendees are welcome to participate in 2 entertaining wine theatre sessions covering signature varieties from the two regions
Tastes of Two Regions is on from 10am to 5pm at Rydges Lakeside, Canberra City. Entry is $25 pre-purchase/$30 at the door and includes souvenir tasting glass, produce samplings and wine tastings, plus a chance to win a two night getaway in the Grape Escape competition.
01/08/2013 - 31/08/2013
Venues around the Canberra region turn up the heat in August for the capital's annual celebration of winter - Fireside Festival.
Sip on exquisite cool climate wines, taste the delicacies from the region, meet local artists with a passion for their craft, or just relax and warm yourself on open fires in the company of good friends.
Attend a 100 mile dinner. Enjoy a couples relaxation escape. Try dinners of the duck, truffle or degustation variety. Attend a wine master class and lots more.
Hosted by over 20 venues in and around Canberra, check their website for details.
WHY NOT STAY AT RYDGES!www.firesidefestival.com.au
14/09/2013 - 13/10/2013
In 2013 Floriade will showcase how innovation can inspire a nation with Canberra's 100th birthday providing a celebratory feeling in the city for the entire year.
Through the theme Innovation-inspiration for the nation, Floriade 2013 will pay tribute to the passion and creativity behind some of the capital's greatest national achievements, which are celebrated at our cultural institutions.
As homage to the last 100 years, the garden beds featuring a million blooms will be strongly linked to the nation's stories and treasures, with the geometry of Canberra's original plan by Walter Burley Griffin inspiring the overall design of Floriade 2013.
Rydges Lakeside Canberra is within a short walk to the Botanic Gardens with easy access to the city’s shopping and restaurant districts.
For accommodation enquiries please contact our reservations team on (02) 6247 6244www.floriadeaustralia.com
25/09/2013 - 29/09/2013
When the sun sets on Commonwealth Park, Floriade NightFest will shine a light on Australia's biggest celebration of spring. From live music, stand-up comedy and hip DJs to cocktails, night markets and beautifully lit garden beds, Floriade NightFest will transform the park into an illuminated wonderland over five magical nights.
Look out for this year's theme, Innovation-inspiration for the nation, reflected in the garden beds and throughout the park as Floriade 2013 celebrates Canberra's 100th birthday and pays tribute to the passion and creativity behind some of the capital's greatest national achievements.
WHY NOT STAY AT RYDGES!www.floriadeaustralia.com/nightfest/about-nightfest
30/10/2013 - 10/11/2013
17th Canberra International Film Festival
This is a 12 day celebration of film at Dendy Cinemas and Arc Cinema at the National Film and Sound Archive. See an exceptional selection of feature films and documentaries from around the world plus the best Australian new releases and retrospectives. Passionate, talented filmmakers will be around to share their knowledge. There are panel discussions and workshops.
WHY NOT STAY AT RYDGES!www.canberrafilmfestival.com.au
03/11/2013 - 05/11/2013
The Harmonie German Club’s OKTOBERFEST is Canberra’s annual celebration of German culture. Each year approximately 10,000 attend this growing event which is believed to be the largest Oktoberfest celebration held in Australia.
In 2013, Oktoberfest Canberra will celebrate the German people and their culture and the immense contribution they have made to the life of our national capital. The Canberra community will once again embrace German culture through the traditional food, wine, schnapps, beer and music provided across this weekend of entertainment. For Oktoberfest 2013, the Harmonie German Club will also encourage German cultural dress, increase the design and decoration of the event, acknowledge German design and engineering through displays of German vehicles, etc. And it will call out to its community to bring together a digital photographic history of the building of Canberra from a German perspective.
The Harmonie German Club was established on the 9th of June 1961 and is situated on Jerrabomberrah Avenue in Narrabundah. It was built as a cultural club by and for the many German immigrants and diplomatic community residents of Canberra as a place for sharing and retaining their cultural heritage. The Jennings Germans were major contributors to its establishment. In 1951, skilled labour shortages were affecting the building of Canberra and as such building company A.V Jennings brought 150 carpenters from Germany in order to fulfill their large housing contract in Canberra. On arrival, these workers were housed in hostels and they built their lives in Canberra as they built Canberra.
The Harmonie German Club is one of the most active cultural clubs still operating in Canberra.
Rydges Lakeside Canberra is within a 15-minute drive to the Exhibition Park with easy access to the city's shopping and restaurant districts.
For accommodation enquiries please contact our reservations team on (02) 6247 6244http://www.harmonieclub.com.au/oktoberfest.html
Remembrance Day (11 November) marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). Each year Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11 am on 11 November, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
The National Remembrance Day Ceremony commences at 10.15 am. It will include a formal wreathlaying and will be attended by many high-level dignitaries and diplomats. Australian’s Federation Guard and the Band of the Royal Military College will be on parade. After the ceremony, families often place red poppies beside the names of relatives on the Memorial’s Roll of Honour, which lists over 102,000 Australians who have died in war.
Please refer to the Memorial’s website for more information
Voices in the Forest
Voices in the Forest is a spectacular outdoor gala concert showcasing the National Aboretum, Canberra's magnificent amphitheatre on 23 November.
For the Centenary of Canberra they will be showcasing Australia's finest singers including Yvonne Kenny, Robyn Archer, as well as Opera Australia's brightest stars: soprano Emma Matthews and tenor Rosario La Spina. Taking full advantage of the spectular views of the city from the heights of the National Arboretum Canberra.
Whether your preference is to be seated with a fully catered experience, or to relax with friends and family enjoying a picnic on the grass, Voices in the Forest promises to be a delightful event for everyone. As the musical finale to the Centenary Celebrations, it will be joyous display of the finest singing imaginable, proving that Canberra really is the City of Music.