Among a stellar line-up of events between 28 February and 8 March, Enlighten will feature Canberra’s only concert by the Screaming Eagle of Soul, Charles Bradley.
The former James Brown impersonator, who defied all odds to become an international success at the age of 62, will perform a free concert at the National Portrait Gallery on Saturday 1 March.
Charles Bradley was the subject of a highly acclaimed documentary Soul of America that follows his extraordinary life from being homelessness and horrifically losing his brother to becoming internationally recognised for his music.
Enlighten 2014 will also see hundreds of diners, dressed in white, converge on one of the capital’s iconic locations for a pop-up picnic as part of the capital’s second annual Le Dîner en Blanc on Saturday 8 March.
These are just two of the many fantastic events – including live performances, blockbuster exhibitions, exclusive dining events and a host of surprising experiences – which will be set against a backdrop of stunning architectural projections on some of our most iconic attractions during Enlighten 2014.
Cultural institutions across Canberra will also open their doors after dark as the Parliamentary Triangle is transformed into a vibrant hub of activity featuring free entertainment such as spectacular street artists and enchanting musical performances.