• Culture and Creativity

    Enlighten 2015

    Enlighten will breathe light, colour and movement into Canberra after dark.

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    What's on at Enlighten

    Canberra’s celebration of culture and creativity offers something for everyone.

    What's on in 2015
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    See Canberra

    There’s plenty to see and do throughout our national capital during Enlighten.

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Voala Station [Spain]

Voala Station [Spain]

Voala Station follows the journey of four businessmen swept into a world of magic and dizzying heights, after missing the last late-night train.

Voyage [UK]

Voyage [UK]

As the sun sets on Lake Burley Griffin, 300 illuminated paper boats transform into an incandescent fleet.

Polyphonic Electronic

Polyphonic Electronic

This illuminated installation is a collaboration between visual artist David Kenworthy and Oliver Laing.

Trade Winds

Trade Winds

This evocative performance installation sees a set of performers literally dance on water as they are illuminated by exquisite animated projections.

Alpine

Alpine

Alpine are six friends from Melbourne who make bold, twinkling, sophisticated pop music. Traversing diverse themes, ideas and sounds.

LIAM BUDGE

LIAM BUDGE

Canberra’s own Liam Budge is a singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. Having released his debut album to critical acclaim in Australia.

KEREN DALZELL

KEREN DALZELL

Keren Dalzell, will dazzle with her beautiful soprano voice in 2 special performances during Enlighten.

Crystal Barreca

Crystal Barreca

This five-piece band organically blends acoustic instruments with a modern-world twist that promises to ignite your soul.

Luminous Botanicus

Luminous Botanicus

A rare opportunity to wander through the Gardens at night experiencing lantern lit pathways and thematic garden lighting.

Lights! Canberra! Action!

Lights! Canberra! Action!

Sit back and enjoy the results of this fun festival that gives budding filmmakers the chance to write, shoot, edit and produce a short film.

Through the Flames

Through the Flames

An outdoor performance paying homage to the ritualistic element of fire, celebrating light in its most simple and enchanting form.

Luminosity

Luminosity

Inspired by artists who work with light as their medium, visitors of all ages can contribute to a large collaborative installation.

The Great Kaleidoscope Cubby

The Great Kaleidoscope Cubby

Make your mark on the Greatest Cubby Ever Built in the heart of Old Parliament House. Collaborate in colour!

Swamp Juice

Swamp Juice

Welcome to a swamp like no other! Using shadow puppets made from bits of rubbish, Jeff Achtem of Bunk Puppets creates a gurgling adventure about life in a swamp.

Out of Africa

Out of Africa

As the sun goes down, enjoy the sounds of wild Africa in a unique and immersive experience only metres away from the Zoo’s lions – the “Kings” of the Jungle.

The Sharks

The Sharks

This wry and witty performance sees three sharks swim, dive and parade their way through public places.

Enlighten Night Noodle Markets

10 nights from February 27 to March 8.

Enlighten is excited to welcome the Night Noodle Markets to Canberra as part of the 2015 event!

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