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Theatre, poetry and circus to cap off Where You Are festival

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Canberra’s own COVID-inspired Where You Are festival brought us the local arts and culture we craved during lockdown.

From live-streamed music to innovative theatre, socially-distanced debauchery, dance, art and more, Where You Are Festival has kept Canberra’s arts scene busy and creating in one of it’s toughest years ever.

But before we farewell the festival on Friday 11 September, there’s still plenty to enjoy—both in-person and online. Here’s what to put in your calendar for Where You Are 2020’s final week.

L’Entreprise du Risque

An eclectic mix of acrobatics, clowning and unexpected surprises, L’entreprise du Risque explores dangerous themes in a thrilling experience that places the audience (safely) in a world where performers push the boundaries.

Experience the inaugural performance in the brand new Belco Arts Theatre, and a circus extravaganza like no other—we dare you.

Presented by Belconnen Arts Centre and Warehouse Circus | 9-11 September | Belconnen Arts Centre, Emu Bank, Belconnen | risecanberra.com/whats-on/lentreprise-du-risque

Rockspeare: Richard III Replay!

Lakespeare & Co are replaying their unique 90-minute version of William Shakespeare’s Richard III to streamed audiences for one night only (pictured).

The replay will feature an introduction to the performance with a Lakespeare host, interviews during the brief intermission and a Q&A with the cast after the show.

Tuesday 8 September | 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm | Livestreamed online | risecanberra.com/whats-on/rockspeare-richard-iii-replay

Exhibition: Water Walks – Celebrating Canberra’s Hidden Creeks

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

Manuka Arts Centre | Until 7 September | Tickets and online | risecanberra.com/whats-on/water-walks-celebrating-canberras-hidden-creeks-exhibition

That Poetry Thing and Geoff Page present: Oodgeroo Noonuccal Centenary Poetry Event

In cooperation with well-known ACT poet and critic Geoff Page, That Poetry Thing presents a special celebration of the centenary of poet Oodgeroo Noonuccal (also known as Kath Walker).

Acclaimed ACT poets Judith Nangala Crispin and K A Nelson will read from Oodgeroo’s work, live on stage and over Zoom.

Smith’s Alternative | Monday 7 September | 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm | Tickets and Zoom | risecanberra.com/whats-on/that-poetry-thing-and-geoff-page-present-oodgeroo-noonuccal-centenary-poetry-event

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