Enlighten at its best has concentrated food, music, and the amazing lights within a triangle running from Old Parliament House, to Questacon, to the National Gallery.
So I’m hoping they’re not cocking it up with Andrew Barr launching this year’s event which sounds a lot more spread out:
Stunning architectural projections will again transform the buildings of the Parliamentary Triangle bringing vibrant colour, movement and celebration to six of Canberra’s most treasured buildings with an ever-changing canvas of eye-catching images.
In the Parliamentary Triangle, free entertainment will include a concert by world-renowned US soul singer Charles Bradley, a stunning garden of fire which will light up the High Court 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 Organ’s at Questacon and after-dark access to the blockbuster exhibition Gold and the Incas at the National Gallery of Australia.
Dine within the corridors of power at Parliament House, rock out with Mental As Anything at The National Museum of Australia, spend an enchanting evening at the Australian National Botanic Gardens and enjoy a live vintage radio show in historic Old Parliament House.
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.