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Monday November 21, 2011
seasons are one of
the things that locals
love about living here, and
Canberra certainly comes
alive as the warmer months
The lead-up to Christmas
is always an exciting time
– particularly for young
families - there are so
many things that can be
enjoyed by the whole family. The annual lighting of the
Christmas tree in the city on Friday, December 2 will
kick of a series of great family-friendly events in the
city. More than 2000 LED lights will light up the 21m
tree – just to make sure Santa doesn’t forget to stop off
The tree lighting in Civic Square of course warrants
a special visit from Santa and a special children’s
Christmas show with well-known children’s performer
and Playschool regular Justine Clarke.
If you’re looking for a great place to celebrate
the New Year, Civic Square will host a concert from
7pm, with performances from acts including Ian
Moss, The Bridge Between and well known Canberra
favourites, Heuristic. The night will be complete with
a family-friendly fireworks display at 9pm and another
spectacular display at midnight. Bass in the Place will
also see Garema Place transformed into a dance party,
with DJs and VJs to help bring in the New Year.
When it comes to Australia Day, what better place
to celebrate than in the nation’s capital! This year
Australia Day in the Park will be held on the northern
shores of Lake Burley Griffin’s central basin. There
will be plenty of activities, including a free community
breakfast, rides, amusements and other fun for all
Canberrans, including a fireworks display near Regatta
Point to end the day.
And of course nobody should miss the annual
National Multicultural Festival, which last year saw
more than 200,000 people flock to the heart of the city
for the three-day festival. In 2012 it will be held from
February 10 to 12 and will feature an array of stalls
and performances, to celebrate the sights, sounds and
tastes of our multicultural community.
I hope all Canberrans make the most of the summer
weather and explore everything our city has to offer.
Katy Gallagher MLA
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nternational Artist Jyll
Bradley has just been in
for a significant Centenary
of Canberra project.
Jyll’s reputation lies not
only in the beauty of the
and installations she creates around botany and
flowers, but in the fact she creates these works in
collaboration with communities.
While in Canberra she met with a large number
of organisations including the Friends of the
ACT Arboreta and the Australian Garden History
Society and toured the National Arboretum, the
Australian National Botanic Gardens, Westbourne
Woods and the Bendora and Pryor arboreta.
Jyll is currently developing a project that will
highlight Canberra’s unique botanical history and
environment for the centenary and engage the
community in developing a new work.
Jyll has put a call out to the Canberra
community to submit their stories and poems
about trees for her to consider for inclusion in her
project. For more information,
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Times, which resulted in a photo published in the spring 2011 edition depicting UN Women Australia
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