Art, culture, cricket and one hell of a lot of hot air. Here’s our guide to what’s on in Canberra this month.
Anne Frank Exhibition
Anne Frank’s story may be 70 years old, but it’s arguably never been more relevant. This exhibition, titled ‘Anne Frank, let me be myself’ was developed in the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam. Powerful, affecting and created specifically for a young, modern audience, the exhibition tells Anne’s story and shows how it relates to discrimination that still exists in our world today.
Where: At the ACT Jewish Centre
When: Till 31 March 2015
How much: $5 per ticket
Photo courtesy of Anne Frank Exhibition
Canberra Balloon Spectacular
Canberra’s iconic festival demands an early start to get the complete picture. Pilots start inflating their balloons at around 6:15am, and most are in the air before 7am.
The Belconnen Lions Club will be there serving breakfast. An ATM is available over the weekend and on Canberra Day (bank holiday Monday), but throughout the week you’ll need to take cash.
If you want to experience the event from the air as well as the ground you can book on a hot air balloon tour.
Obviously it’s weather-dependent. Either tune in to local radio stations from 6am or follow Events ACT on Twitter or Facebook to keep up-to-date.
Where: On (and above) the lawns at Old Parliament House
When: 7 – 15 March 2015
How much: Free to watch
Photo courtesy of Canberra Balloon Spectacular
ICC Cricket World Cup
If you’ve been travelling Australia is search of UK home nations cricketing glory you might be feeling a bit glum right now. Thankfully Ireland have a chance to restore some pride (against South Africa) in the final group match. Fingers crossed.
Where: Manuka Oval
When: 3 March at 2:30pm
How much: Tickets available through Ticketek; price range $5-40
Canberra’s after-dark festival celebrates the culture and creativity of the city.
Many of the Canberra’s cultural venues stay open late and host a wide range of free and ticketed tours, exhibitions, live performances and more.
In the Parliamentary Triangle, the building’s walls become the canvas for architectural electric projections. Throughout the Triangle you’ll find free street performances and ticketed events.
Where: Venues include Parliament House, the National Museum of Australia and The National Portrait Gallery
When: 27 February – 7 March 2015
Photo courtesy of Enlighten After Dark Festival
A whopper of a firework display lighting up Lake Burley Griffin, set to a playlist broadcast on the local 104.7 radio station. Get there early for the best seats!
Where: Commonwealth Park
When: Saturday 14 March, 6.00 – 9:30pm
How much: Free!
Photo courtesy of 104.7 Skyfire