After dark, the lightscapes come out to play

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Questacon moving imagery shows the resurgence of nature.

AT 8 o’clock tomorrow night (Friday, February 28) our national institutions will be bathed in moving imagery.

Enlighten will continue apace until March 15 with clipped TV music and video premieres, Enlighten cruises and entertainments, Questacon’s illuminated igloo garden, and tours around Canberra’s lit-up buildings.

At a preview last night in front of Questacon, a representative of the Canberra renewal authority talked up the economic benefits of Enlighten, now in its 10th year, saying that last year’s event had seen an injection of $5.5 million into the Canberra economy.

Vickii Cotter, the executive producer of Enlighten, was on hand to talk up the “Attractions After Dark” theme in the festival and the local acts running throughout “Enlighten” that would create opportunities for emerging Canberra talent.

“We want people to come out and enjoy the festival with their families,” she said.

“Enlighten” , February 28-March 15, all program details at

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