• 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 DJ Nina Van Dyke.

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.

By the Water

By the Water

Watch the sun slip away and the stars come out with angel-voiced songstress Katie Noonan. Kicking off the night is Uncle Jed.

Lake Street Dive [USA]

Lake Street Dive [USA]

Lake Street Dive are an indie, jazz and soul band whose cover of The Jackson 5 hit I Want You Back has clocked up more than 2 million Youtube views.

Crystal Barreca

Crystal Barreca

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

Night Noodle Markets

Night Noodle Markets

Adding to the feast of illumination across the national capital are the brand-new Enlighten Night Noodle Markets.

Dinner in the dark

Dinner in the dark

Join Nick Whitehouse, Masterchef: the professionals contestant and accomplished chef, as he serves a delicious three-course meal with matched local wines.

Dining at the House

Dining at the House

Dine decadently within the corridors of power as Parliament House opens up its Members’ Guests Dining Room.

The Physics of Beer

The Physics of Beer

Want to learn about the physics of beer? Questacon’s Q Lab explores the science behind the six-pack in this adults-only exploration of the amber ale.

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!

Laser tag at Questacon

Laser tag at Questacon

The adrenalin pumping thrill of laser tag is at Questacon! You have two 10-minute games to outsmart your enemy. Are you ready to take on the challenge?

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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Nicole Warren

Nicole Warren

Creative producer

"Enlighten 2015 celebrates the International Year of Light with immersive experiences, stunning visuals, award-winning performances and spectacular Australian premieres."

Martin Ollman

Martin Ollman

Photographer

"Enlighten brings light, color, people and movement to Canberra like no other event - it's always a challenge to shoot and constantly evolving."