ANU to shine at 2018 Enlighten Canberra festival

1 February 2018

We have a beautiful campus and this will be chance for people to see it in a way it has never been seen before.

Over five nights in March The Australian National University (ANU) campus will be alive with light as the University teams up with Enlighten Canberra festival to become a precinct partner for 2018.

For the first time the festival will spread beyond the Parliamentary Triangle with ANU putting on a range of food, drink and entertainment - highlighted with spectacular light displays illuminating the ANU School of Music, the ANU School of Art, the Hedley Bull Building, Menzies Library and University House.

Vice Chancellor Brian Schmidt said he was excited to be bringing the highly successful event to ANU.

"We are delighted to be partnering with the hugely successful Enlighten Canberra festival," he said.

"We have a beautiful campus and this will be chance for people to see it in a way it has never been seen before," Professor Schmidt said.

Activities at the ANU campus will include food markets, fly through projections of the solar system, exhibitions, refreshments and special events every night.

The Enlighten walking trail will guide people past all the main light displays.

The ANU campus will be open for Enlighten 8, 9 and 10 March, and again on 15 and 16 March.

Enlighten Canberra is annual art and cultural festival held in Canberra featuring illuminating light installations and projections, performances from local and interstate musicians, dining and film events

You can see more information here: http://www.anu.edu.au/events/anu-enlighten-minds-thinking-spaces.