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Enlighten puts Canberra in a Whole New Light

Image: Eleanor Gates-Stuart’s artwork illuminates the National Library of Australia during Enlighten Canberra 2013. Source: Events ACT
Image: Eleanor Gates-Stuart’s artwork illuminates the National Library of Australia during Enlighten Canberra 2013. Source: Events ACT

Canberra is set to come alive when Enlighten sees culture and creativity illumate the capital’s cultural institutions from 28 February to 8 March.

Events ACT General Manager Neale Guthrie said Enlighten would include free and ticketed events taking place at night .

“Stunning architectural projections will again transform the buildings of the Parliamentary Triangle bringing vibrant colour, movment and celebration to six of Canberra’s most treaured buildings with an ever-changing canvas of eye-catching images,” he said.

“In the Parliamentary Triangle, free entertainment will include a concert by world-renowned US soul singer Charles Bradley, a stunnig garden of fire which will light of the High Court forecourt in a sea of flames, and Fiers a Cheval – a spectacular herd of horses standing four metres tall.”

Other events include the National Film and Sound Archive’s Priscilla Party, a performance by Paul McDermott at the royal Australian Mint, the National Portrait Gallery’s Elvis at 21 Karaoke Party, Barry Morgan’s World of Organs at Questacon and after-dark access to the blockbuster exhibition Gold and the Incas at the National Gallery of Australia.

Indigenous musician Troy Brady will perform Songs of the Railways at the National Archives of Australia, the National Library of Australia will help you relax with The Castaway Lounge and you will be transported to another continent with Out of Africa at the National Zoo and Aquarium.

“Canberra has a lot to offer in regards to food, wine, art, culture and of course, our superb natural surroungs and Enlighten provides the perfect opportunity to discover these hidden gems,” Mr Guthrie said.

For full program details, and to buy tickets to Enlighten 2014, visit enlightencanberra.com.
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