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Is this the biggest week of the Where You Are festival yet?

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Canberra’s own COVID-inspired Where You Are festival has brought so many joys to our city over the past few months.

But this week is Where You Are‘s biggest yet—and the perfect time to explore this innovative new format if you haven’t already.

From live poetry from Smith’s Alternative to live music, exhibitions and bush play that deepens our understanding of Ngunnawal country—and plenty of online options for those staying in—here’s what to put in your calendar this week.

Bush Play Connections

A two hour bush play session, families will enjoy loosely facilitated bush play that includes bushcraft creation, bush walks, nature exploration and respectful foraging.

Brother Daniel will join each session, sharing his local knowledge and deepening our connection to the beautiful Ngunnawal country on which we live.

Cotter Bend | Saturday 29 August 9.45 am – 12 pm | Registration required

Live in Ya Local presented by Hands Like Houses and Live in Ya Lounge

Hands Like Houses.

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

Viewing at Old Canberra Inn | Saturday 29 August 8 pm – 10.30 pm | Tickets via TryBooking

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 | 29 August–7 September | In-person (find tickets here) and online

Lake March

Australian Dance Party. Credit: Lorna Sim.

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.

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

Canberra 2060: Futures with a Capital F

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.

Canberra Theatre Centre | 31 August – 5 September 7 pm – 8.10 pm | Ticketed

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