6 July 2018

As temperatures plummet Wintervention fires up the entertainment

| Lachlan Roberts
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City Renewal Authority chief executive Malcolm Snow said Wintervention made this winter in the city centre more exciting than ever before. Photos: Supplied by City Renewal Authority.

As the temperature plummets outside and cold fingers, runny noses and frosty breath becomes visible everywhere you look, it’s about time Canberra had a Wintervention.

Garema Place and City Walk will be filled with things to see, hear, taste and experience from Friday night (6 July) as the Wintervention program hits full swing.

A winter forest, fire performances, live music, artistic candle installations and inflatable amusements will be in place to complement the already popular ice skating and sliding activities. There will also be performances from the Winter Wonderland Circus in the Le Petite Grande theatre tent.

City Renewal Authority chief executive Malcolm Snow said Wintervention’s extra activities and themed installations made this Canberra winter in the city centre more exciting than ever before.

“Having a real winter is something Canberra has that most other Australian cities don’t, so it’s important we make the most out of it,” Mr Snow said.

“Wintervention provides a little extra incentive to put on some warm clothes, get out of the house and be part of the community in the heart of the city.

“There’s a wide range of things to do and see, with things for children and adults alike, from ice skating and inflatable rides to the ice bar and fire extravaganza.”

A live music stage will feature local musicians over the weekends, with fire extravaganza performances, roving fire performers and lantern workshops also taking place over the next three weekends.

This weekend will also feature a large public participation candle installation in City Walk by artist Kristian Baggerson.

“Kristian will be creating three different designs over the next three nights, each using 2500 candles, and needs the community’s help to really make these as big and bold as possible,” Mr Snow said.

“So come into the city at 2 pm tomorrow or Sunday to help create a magnificent piece of temporary art, or come along from 5 pm to 9 pm to walk through and experience the creation.”

For Wintervention operating times and more information, click here and for ice skating and La Petite Grande tickets visit here.

Our city transformed into a winter wonderland.
A car park turned into a Pocket Park.
Create-a-space areas in the city – there are three to be found.

At the World Curry Festival on 13, 14 & 15 July.
At Eat Feast running from 29 June – 23 July.

Skate on the ice rink.
See a circus show at the La Petit Grand Spiegeltent.
Enjoy inflatable and carnival rides.
Enjoy One Sunday in the City .
Take part in World Wide Knit In Public Day

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