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Enlighten Festival

There's so much to EAT, SEE and EXPLORE at this year’s Enlighten Festival, proudly presented by Singapore Airlines.

Over 16 days the nation’s capital comes alive to celebrate the best events Canberra has to offer!

EAT to your heart’s content at the Enlighten Night Noodle Markets and food & drink precinct.

SEE stunning architectural projections and installations, live music and performances, locally produced films, spectacular hot air balloons in flight and mesmerising fireworks.

EXPLORE the culture and creativity of our national attractions and vibrancy of our city’s two new arts and mind precincts, as they open their doors to host an array of exclusive events and surprising experiences.

Held 2 – 18 March in various locations across Canberra. 

8 Mar 18
25 Mar 18
Erin Conron, 'Untitled #2, Loop Series', 2017, blown glass with multi-fired enamel, 23 x 20 x 20cm

'Loop' - studio glass by Erin Conron

Beaver Galleries

Canberra glass artist Erin Conron is interested in “the cycles, routines and repetitive daily actions of life that structure our identities and create the complexities of our personal stories.” ...

8 Mar 18
25 Mar 18
Peter Boggs - 'Paris view III', 2016, oil on paper, 14 x 19cm

'Lux' - paintings by Peter Boggs

Beaver Galleries

Peter Boggs continues to explore the mysterious qualities of light through his interior and landscape paintings. “My interest is in atmospheres and tones, not the accuracy of things – more...

1 Mar 18
12 Aug 18
The Seekers

1968: Changing Times

National Library of Australia

Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll…and a missing prime minister 1968 was momentous. A time of tumultuous world events, including the Vietnam War and the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert...

28 Mar 18
Fintan Vallely

2018 National Folk Festival Concert

National Library of Australia

Enjoy a taste of the 2018 National Folk Festival with Irish flute player and researcher Fintan Vallely. Fintan Vallely is a musician, writer, lecturer and researcher on Traditional Irish music. From...

21 Mar 18
Installing the Tom Bass lintel sculpture over the main entrance of the National Library, 1969

50 Years of the Library Building

National Library of Australia

Did you know Tom Bass’s Lintel Sculpture that sits above the National Library’s entrance comprises more than three tonnes of copper? The sculpture was transported in three trucks where the pieces...

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