June 25, 2019
Winter doesn’t just mean tasting local truffles, curling up with a book and indulging in hobbies. Winter in Canberra means hunting for truffles yourself, meeting the authors responsible for your favourite reads and taking your pop-culture passion to the next level.
Winter in Canberra is full of festivals for every personality type, whether you’re a foodie, a book worm or a pop culture addict.
Mouth-watering magic awaits you at The Truffle Festival (1-31 July). Get a taste of this deliciously ugly delicacy for yourself with a cooking class with the experts, or a meal to remember. Why not pair this humble fungi with a local wine during a special tasting at Contentious Character Vineyard? Meeting the talented Turalla Truffle hunting dogs is a must during this wintery festival.See the full program
Are you a bibliophile or a logophile? Do you like to curl up with a good book and savour every single word? Then the Canberra Writers Festival (21-25 August) is the event for you. Learn about Stephanie Alexander’s passion for food, delve into a world of powerful heritage sites with Bob Brown, or step into the shoes of Australian politicians with Kevin Rudd.
While you're waiting for the festival to start delve into a great read, the Secret City trilogy. Written by Canberra’s own Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann, this series is so successful it has been adapted into a television drama for Foxtel and Netflix, winning two Logies in the process.See the full program
Whether you have a wardrobe bursting with cosplay costumes, are a competitive gamer or a proud larper, GAMMA.CON celebrates your passion. Embrace your inner geek as you unite with fellow pop culture fans to learn from panel discussions, be amazed by indie game developers, marvel over anime, play free tabletop games, and meet over 150 exhibitors including local artists, comic book creators and writers.
Organised by volunteers, GAMMA.CON is an authentic celebration of everything you love.See the full program