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Mark your calendar as culture and creativity illuminates the capital when Enlighten returns to Canberra across 3-12 March 2017.

With a dynamic program featuring live music, roving performances, exclusive dining experiences and blockbuster exhibitions, Enlighten 2017 is set to delight visitors of all ages.

Illuminating Canberra for its seventh year, Enlighten will transform the Parliamentary Triangle into a hive of activity, featuring the return of the Enlighten Night Noodle Markets, a range of free and ticketed entertainment, as well as stunning architectural projections that will light up six of Australia’s most iconic buildings.

Artistic, topical and thought provoking large scale projections will dress Australian Parliament House, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Library of Australia, the Museum of Australian Democracy, the National Gallery of Australia, and Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre.

Event activations will also be hosted at the National Zoo and Aquarium, the Canberra Glassworks, the National Archives of Australia, Australia Botanic Gardens, and the Royal Australian Mint.

The full Enlighten program will be revealed on 1 February 2017, including the announcement of three impressive Australian premieres. In the meantime, here’s a taste of what’s in store:

Sunset on the Roof

Australian Parliament House

3 + 11 March 2017

Get the hottest ticket in town. Two hundred very lucky people will enjoy drinks, music and snacks with the best view in Canberra. For two hours, on two nights only, the Roof Bar will be the place to be seen and to see Enlighten. Get a group together and start your Enlighten evening on top of the Hill!

Mad Women of Advertising

National Library of Australia

3 March 2017

Celebrate the role women play in the success of the advertising industry over cocktails, canapés and music. Guests are encouraged to dress in vintage attire and join in the glamour of this exclusive event.

For one night only, our high-security factory production

Industrial Illumination

The Royal Australian Mint

3 March 2017

For one night only, a high-security factory production corridor will be transformed into a glowing black-light industrial dance zone, as part of Enlighten 2017.

Featuring DJ Robot Citizen and Rachel Reid and the Fabulous Fan Veils Troupe, the Mint will become the ultimate underground dark-electronic music scene in Canberra’s own purely industrial setting. Dress in your darkest and get ready to illuminate. High-vis vest and glow-stick supplied.

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