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Entertainment/Theatre ian 6/15/2014

Bookings are essential for the initial series of ‘in conversation’ with Radio National producer, Catherine Freyne. The first is Where Our Stories Live: Tim Ferguson on Saturday, June 21 in the Visions Theatre at the National Museum of Australia. Doors open at 6:00pm for the conversation from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone 6208 5021. The cost is $20 adults, $18 concession and $16 Museum Friends Full Membership Holders.

Tim Ferguson is one of Canberra’s favourite sons. He is a comedian, a writer, a TV personality and a lecturer in, of all things, comedy. Catherine will delve into Tim’s life, from his early comedy career with the Doug Anthony Allstars through Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush to his recent autobiography, Carry a Big Stick: A Funny, Fearless Life of Friendship, Laughter and MS.

By the way, as someone who also has MS, I can say that this is a fabulous book because it is well-written and funny. He certainly doesn’t dwell on the MS bit, but in the brief time he does spend writing about it – brilliant!

You may consider getting to the NMA early and enjoy free entry to the exhibition Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists. That one is normally $15 so a bargain! The exhibition showcases 122 works from 40 Aboriginal masters in bark painting, the largest in the world.

Following is a video on the Bark Artists – and if you are visiting Canberra, Rydges Capital Hill can look after all your accommodation needs.

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