15 January 2014

Enlighten spreading out again

| johnboy
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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.

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Gungahlin Al12:41 pm 15 Jan 14

I read the headline and thought “more myth-making by the Ingress Resistance faction about how the Enlightened faction is taking over the game locally…” 🙂

OT, I can understand the caution about keeping it in a concentrated area – that’s what really gives the event such an amazing vibrancy and atmosphere.

But I also can’t help but wonder what the Martian Embassy would look like with some Enlightening. Or even some of the actual embassies, for that matter. Maybe smart embassies would jump on board of their own volition…

CrocodileGandhi12:23 pm 15 Jan 14

I went to an excellent twilight tour of the Zoo as part of Enlighten last year. So perhaps spreading out isn’t bad, as long as the main hub contains just as many activities.

Holden Caulfield12:08 pm 15 Jan 14

Last year’s Enlighten was really good, so hopefully this one is better again.

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