Where You Are Festival guide for weekend of 29-30 August

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As Canberra’s Where You Are Festival enters its final weeks, the festival has one of its biggest weekends planned for weekend, 29-30 August.

The weekend will feature the following events, many of which allow for physical attendance and online viewing, so get in quick and register if you plan on heading along:


Bush Play Connections – Awakening Education – Cotter Bend Saturday 29 August 9.45am – 12.00pm. Registration required.

A two-hour bush play session, families will enjoy loosely facilitated bush play that includes bush craft creation, bush walks, nature exploration and respectful foraging. Brother Daniel will join each session, sharing his local knowledge and deepening out connection to the beautiful Ngunnawal country on which we live.


Live in Ya Local presented by Hands Like Houses and Live in Ya Lounge – Viewing at Old Canberra Inn Saturday 29 August 8.00pm – 10.30pm – Tickets and Zoom

Hands Like Houses are planning their biggest production to date, which can be enjoyed onsite or by live stream. They will be supported by local artists Sputnik Sweetheart and Aya Yves.

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Hands Like Houses are planning their biggest production to date for Live in Ya Lounge on Saturday 29 August, which can be enjoyed onsite or by live stream. Supplied image.

Water Walks – Celebrating Canberra’s Hidden Creeks – Exhibition of photography from previous walks -Manuka Arts Centre 29 August – 7 September –  Tickets and online

Capturing the works of the Water Walks participants, this physical and online Photoaccess exhibition showcases participants’ experiences of some of Canberra’s hidden landscapes.


Lake March – Lake Burley Griffin Sunday 30 August 11.15-11.55am – Bookings required

A spontaneous dance and music performance unfurling along the pathways of Canberra’s lakes. Eight dancers move continuously along the water’s edge to live musical accompaniment.

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Lake March at Lake Burley Griffin will be a spontaneous dance and music performance featuring eight dancers move continuously along the water’s edge to live musical accompaniment. Supplied image.

Canberra 2060: Futures with a Capital F – Boho Interactive and the Canberra theatre Centre 31 August – 5 September 7.00pm – 8.10pm. Ticketed.

In the wake of the last twelve months of drought, bushfires and Covid, Boho Interactive invites audiences to explore how a city recovers from shocks, and how these tipping points can be opportunities for positive change. Drawing on local expertise and scientific modelling this new interactive game looks at challenges and opportunities for Canberra over the coming decades and tasks players to work towards a bright future.

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In Canberra 2060: Futures with a Capital, Boho Interactive invites audiences to explore how a city recovers from shocks. Photo Gillian Schwab.

That Poetry Thing: Kerri Shying and Open Mic Smith’s Alternative 31 August 6.30pm – 8.30pm – Tickets and Zoom

That Poetry Thing is your weekly fix of poetry and spoken word, live and via zoom. Featuring the best of ACT and interstate poetry talent, plus a chance to perform your own poems on the open mic. This week Kerri Shying from Newcastle will join via Zoom to read from her new collection.


For more information and other events taking place as part of the Where You Are Festival click here.

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