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Events and Performances

Think Tank Talk

Ongoing, on weekends

Join exhibiting artists as they speak about their work in current exhibitions.

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Salsa on Saturday

Next Event » 27 August

If you thought the playlist for SOS-15 was good, you will be blown away what is on offer for SOS 16, the tracks are going to be 'sweet as'.

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Dance Kaleidoscope

Sunday 28 August » 3:00pm

Celebrate our seventh birthday with a diverse and dazzling dose of the vibrant dance activity happening at BAC and in the local community.

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Sleeping Beauty

Out There - Presented by The Australian Ballet Education

Monday 29 August » 4:00pm

Out There - The Australian Ballet Education brought to you by Samsung presents The Sleeping Beauty, a 30 minute new meets old interpretation of the classic story.

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Griffyn Solos: Mythos

Saturday 10 September» 7:00pm

There are four Griffyn Solo events at Belconnen Arts Centre during 2016, showcasing the individual talents of the six Griffyn musicians.

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StringSing 2 -
The Worldly Goods Choir with the Canberra Mandolin Orchestra

Sunday 18 September» 5:00pm

This spring, where are you likely to come across mandolin versions of The Easybeats’ Friday On My Mind, and The Beatles’ Eleanor Rigby?

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Community Choir

Sundays October » 2:00pm

Come together through song in celebration of Belco’s 50th.  Join our Community Choir!

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RAW:Natural Born Artists

Friday 7 October »
Friday 25 November »

A showcase of independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art.

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Saturday 5 November » 5:00-8:00pm

Celebrate Belco's 50th at this free event for everyone where families and friends can come together to make, munch and enjoy some community magic at Belconnen Arts Centre. 

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Griffyn Goes Wilder

The Griffyn Ensemble - members past and present

Saturday 19 November» 7:00pm

Sunday 20 November» 5:00pm

Happy Birthday to Griffyn! Celebrate ten years of the Griffyn Ensemble (cake included!) as we invite new and old friends to join us on stage performing music by one of our favourite composers, American songwriter and composer, Alec Wilder.

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The Resonants' Family Christmas Concert

Sunday 27 November» 3:00pm

The Resonants are a dynamic award winning choral group that has been delighting audiences in Canberra for 26 years.

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Belco50 Events

About Belco50


For our 50th birthday year, we’re celebrating everything that makes the Belconnen region special, from school fetes to street parties. If you have a community event you would like to add to the list of Belco50 activities, let us know when and where it’s happening.

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LOOK! An exhibition at gallery@bcs

29 August – 9 September


Belconnen’s public art often goes unnoticed, but local photographer Sherene Suchy is about to change that perception. She has captured the region’s “hidden” collection with her camera.

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The Amazing Belco Race

Saturday 3 September » 10:00am-2:00pm

Yes, the Amazing Belco Race is back, building on the success of last year’s event. A scavenger hunt with a difference, the afternoon outing pays tribute to the popular reality television show, The Amazing Race.

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The Emergency Services Agency Street Party

Saturday 10 September » 10:00am-4:00pm

Get into the community spirit with a street party, to be held on Lathlain Street between Westfield and the Belconnen Fire Station building.

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Belco Flicks

Submission Deadline » Friday 30 September

Belconnen’s own local film festival is back!  Belconnen Community Service (BCS) seeks short films for screenings during the Belco50 celebrations for Belconnen’s 50th birthday.

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Saturday 5 November » 5:00-8:00pm

Celebrate Belco's 50th at this free event for everyone where families and friends can come together to make, munch and enjoy some community magic at Belconnen Arts Centre. 

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De Fence

An installation by Belconnen Community Service at Belconnen Arts Centre

A large pop-up sculpture will be installed at the Belconnen Arts Centre during the 50th birthday festivities.

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Belco50 Day at Strathnairn Arts

Saturday 5 November » 10:00am-4:00pm

Visit Strathnairn Arts for a feast of environmental, historical and created beauty.

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Check out all the action from our rich and vibrant region.

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Adults' Classes

Take a look at our new program of dance, visual arts, and music classes and try something new!

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    118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT [Google Maps]

    Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
    Except for regular classes and special events

  • BUS:
    ACTION [Timetable Information] - 300 series buses to Belconnen, get off at Belconnen Community Bus Station and walk down to the Centre, or Route 45 directly to the Centre.

  • CAR:
    Enter eastern end Emu Bank from either Aikman Drive or Eastern Valley Way, from the western end off Joynton Smith Drive or directly opposite the end of Benjamin Way. See Maps for Parking here