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Will you join us?


A fresh approach to wellness
Will you support a fresh approach to Wellness in the ACT? The Linking-Hands Wellness Initiative is fully Incorporated and regulated by a governing Association. Our first AGM is this Sat, 16th February, 5.30- 7.30 at Simply Wellness Day Spa Retreat, and we are looking for an influx of enthusiastic members willing to share and promote our vision. This is an opportunity to be in at the start of a project that’s innovative and exciting. It is aimed at ‘helping people to help themselves’ and combines the best resources to assist those hampered by ill health make improvements that will enable them to remain in, or even return to, the workforce and active community life. You know how the rich and famous buy comprehensive packages of spa therapies, supplements and life coaching when they have a health challenge? Ever thought why? Because they can, and more importantly, because they work (They wouldn’t waste their money if they didn’t, would they?!) These programmes make a huge difference, enabling them to regain their health and fitness and keep their lives on track. So we, a community minded group of Canberrans, got together and designed similar, personalized, drastically subsidized, 3-12 month support packages for people with health challenges in the ACT.
Participants receive the worthy title of Friends, and where necessary, they will be helped to find sponsors to cover the cost of our programmes. A comprehensive initial evaluation establishes their regime and progress is closely monitored and recorded in 3 monthly reviews, which can be forwarded to Medical Professionals.

Linking-Hands can benefit you, your employees, your patients and your clients. Learn more; join us at our AGM, or enjoy yourself at our fundraising dinner at the Kamberra Winery on Friday 7th March (Invitations are going out soon). Phone Viv on 6100 3933, or email [email protected]. Wishing you well!

Dance your way back to health


Chakradance: Rhythm for your soul
As the pace of modern life seems to constantly accelerate, most of us are increasingly prone to feeling stressed and “out of balance”. What we are feeling is the result of strains upon our chakra system – the network of energy centres that integrate and regulate our body, mind and spirit.

When each of our chakras are balanced and working together harmoniously, we feel more alive, alert, and happy. The modern world can undermine the balance of our chakras, so rebalancing and cleansing is a must for energetic health.

This is where CHAKRADANCET comes in. A sacred and freeing therapeutic experience, CHAKRADANCET works on an energetic, physical and emotional level to reclaim our health and wellbeing.

CHAKRADANCET is a profoundly simple, yet deeply transformative, spontaneous dance practice that leads to energetic balance and physical and emotional wellbeing.

Each chakra has its own unique energy and its own influence in our lives. The way in which we move and the experiences we have during CHAKRADANCET are intensely personal.

Music can play a major role in stimulating the chakra energies as musical vibrations can be tuned to the chakra system. Each chakra vibrates to a specific frequency, which corresponds to specific tones.

Guided by music resonating to each of the seven chakras, CHAKRADANCET participants are taken on a dynamic dance journey through their own energy centres. There is no right way to CHAKRADANCET as everyone has their own rhythm and movement. By surrendering to the music and dancing from the inside out, we are able to free our natural energy flows and feel more fully alive.

CHAKRADANCET workshops are held nationally, and have now come to Om Shanti College in Canberra. For more information on classes please visit www.chakradance.com or call Michelle on 0402 504 788.

This Week In Folkus

This Week In Folkus

?Hello again from the land of live music….



there’s a great void in the firmament now that the libs have imploded and there’s no one to hate any more …

’tis very strange indeed … but strangely pleasant as well …



1. This Week in Folkus

2. Next Week in Folkus

3. Parish Notices

4. The Comics

5. Sport



This Week In Folkus – @ The Folkus Room, (operates out of The Serbian Cultural Centre & Club) 5 Heard St. MAWSON ACT .. eastern side of Southlands Centre and just off Athllon Drive..

CHECK OUT OUR NEW MAPS PAGE…. just click this link >>> MAPS


Friday 8 February 2008 Doors and Bistro from 6.00pm Admission $15/$12 Kids Freeee ….

… We crank up the pace a bit this week with…..

>From 8.00pm Chicken Head blues with a tex/mex & hillbilly style

>From 9.00pm Wildseed proper Australian country music ….


2. Next Week In Folkus … TWO GREAT SHOWS

Friday 15 February 2008 ……. Bob Fox (UK) plus Cloudstreet and Rafe Morris

Sunday 17 February 2008 …… Eilean Mor plus MadViolet (CAN)


3. Parish Notices……..


3a. The Folkus Room is offering annual subscriptions. Click HERE for details


3b. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Announcing the timely and safe arrival of Tomas Ben Wilberforce Begg in Sydney town on 1 February 2008….. The brand new mumma is our very own Christina Mimmocchi of various voice, choir and venue management fame.

Hearty congratulations to Christina and her partner David Begg… Your world has just changed inexorably!


3c. ANDY IRVINE + CASSIDY’S CEILI are at the Canberra Irish Club on Saturday 9 Feb. Click HERE for all the details and bookings (essential) …


3d. The notice with depth C21…. Cobargo Folk Festival will be on the 22nd,23rd and 24th of February 2008 …


3e. The 4th National Australian Folklore Conference will be held at The National Library of Australia on the Thursday preceding the National Folk Festival and promises an interesting mix of speakers and themes. The conference is free and is a great opportunity to listen, contribute and have a yarn about folklore in Australia. For further information please contact Graham Seal at [email protected] or Rob Willis at [email protected] ………..


4.Three Irishmen and three Englishmen are travelling by train to a football match in London. At the station, the three English each buy a ticket and watch as the three Irish buy just one ticket between them. "How are the three of you going to travel on only one ticket?" asks one of the English. "Watch and learn," answers one of the Irish. They all board the train. The English take their respective seats but the three Irish cram into a toilet and close the door behind them. Shortly after the train has departed the conductor arrives to collect the tickets. He knocks on the toilet door and says, "Ticket please." The door opens just a crack and a single arm emerges with a ticket in hand. The conductor takes it and moves on. The English are mightily impressed by this, so after the game, they decide to copy the Irish (like always!) on the return trip and save some money. When they get to the station, they buy a single ticket for the return trip. To their astonishment, the Irish don’t buy any ticket at all!! "How are you going to travel without a ticket?" asks one perplexed Englishman. "Watch and learn …" says one Paddy. When they board the train the three Irish cram into a toilet and soon after the three English pile into another nearby. The train departs. Shortly afterwards, one of the Irish leaves the toilet and sneaks across to the toilet where the English are hiding. He knocks on the door and says, "Ticket please …"





I do remember one thing.

It took hours and hours,

But by the time I was done with it,

I was so involved,

I didn’t know what to think.

I carried it around with me for days and days,

Playing little games,

Like not looking at it for a whole day,

And then looking at it,

To see if I still liked it.

I did! ………….. — King Crimson



Stay Well & Truly Silly Gentle Folk


Bill Arnett

The Folkus Room

Canberra’s Acoustic Preference


0407 434 469

"No Strangers Come Here – Just Friends We Have Not Yet Met"

My Place Expo


If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration to enhance your home and lifestyle, you must visit the My Place Expo on the weekend of April 5 and 6.

This brand new expo has four distinct areas, each of which focuses on providing information about increasing your enjoyment of everyday living. You’ll find travel, home, garden and food – all located under one roof at Exhibition Park In Canberra.

On both days, you’ll meet well-known presenters from popular TV programs including Angus Stewart from ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and ABC Radio’s ‘Queen of Clean’ and best-selling author of Spotless and Speed Cleaning, Shannon Lush. Some of the presenters from the Nine Network’s Getaway will also be appearing.

Start planning your list of questions to ask the experts at the free, how-to clinics which feature talks and advice on gardening, home projects and more. You’ll also see entertaining demonstrations by cooking personalities, exhibitors and other topical speakers on the My Place Expo Stage.

If you’re out of ideas for weekend activities, want to sink your teeth into a new do-it-yourself or garden project or are looking to add some extra zest to your life, the My Place Expo has the answers.

Where & When: Exhibition Park In Canberra
April 5-6, 2008
Open: 10am – 4.30pm daily
Cost: Adults $12, Pensioner/Senior $10, Children 5-16 $5,
Children under 5 FREE, Family (2 A + 2C) $27.
All prices include GST.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets: Tickets available at the door. Cash only.
Groups: Pre-booked discounted tickets @ $9 each are available for groups of a minimum of 10 people. To arrange a group call (02) 9452 7575
Information: Visit www.myplaceexpo.com.au or call 02 9452 7575.