Community Programs


TALK: Digging up the past - stories from Lanyon’s food gardens

Sat 18 July: 2–3.30pm

Join Dr Lenore Coltheart for a lecture delving into the history of Lanyon’s food gardens. Fascinating elements of the gardens include the remnant almond grove, with recent research suggesting an historic thread that links neighbouring landholder Thomas Hyacinth Macquoid in the 1830s to Mary Cunnngham, horticulturalist Charles Weston, and Commonwealth war historian Charles Bean in the 1920s.
Free, RSVP by Thu 16 July at Eventbrite: http://lanyonsfoodgardens.eventbrite.com.au.


Sun 11 October: 10am-4pm

Join Sarah St Vincent Welch to discover how ideas of home, place, and memories can be sources for poetry, life writing and fiction, over three Sundays at the historic Lanyon, Calthorpes’ House and
Mugga-Mugga properties. The guided writing workshops will include a tour and will draw inspiration
from the homes, the landscape, and reflect on domestic life, leisure, work and change. The workshop
will include writing exercises and games engaging with the environments and responding to their histories and yours, and will provide time to experience the homes and surrounds, and to write and discuss together. Sarah has over fifteen years of experience teaching creative writing in the Canberra community. Participants can attend all three workshops, or a combination of Lanyon and Calthorpes’ House or Lanyon and Mugga-Mugga.

$195 for Lanyon only, to add either Calthorpes’ House and/or Mugga-Mugga classes is an extra $50 each; includes 12 months of ACT Writers Centre membership (for Lanyon only ACT M&G members and ACT Writers Centre members $130), bookings essential via 6262 9191 or www.actwriters.org.au, payment is required at time of booking. Please bring along something to write on. Own transport needed.

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