Friday, March 9, 2012

Enlighten Canberra

For the last couple of years Canberra has hosted the 'Enlighten' festival, it's part of the Canberra Festival held in Autumn.

Enlighten is a series of events, over 11 attractions, designed to allow vistors to see exhibitions and performances at night. Most of the things laid on seem to be both interesting (and free!).

The weather here hasn't been great recently which I'm sure would have kept numbers down, but hopefully the festival continues to grow and develop in future years. If you want to see the programme - it's here

Tonight's weather was warm with a light breeze so after work/school we had a quick bite to eat then went along to the Museum of Australian Democracy. As well as hosting a really interesting children's play (about arches being built in Australia to celebrate Federation in 1901) there was free lantern making and the outside of the building was lit up with a range of stunning projections. As we headed home we heard a band playing in the Old Parliament House rose gardens and glimpsed a free outdoor cinema showing a series of short films

lantern making
projections on old parliament house

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