You Are Here

Published:  March 12, 2013
Heath Killen
You Are Here

There’s a lot of activity around Canberra right now as centenary celebrations continue, and kicking off this Thursday 14th March is You Are Here, a festival showcasing the city’s alternative arts and underground culture.

You Are Here aims to highlight the energy, innovation, and talent of Canberra artists past and present, presenting and promoting their work in non-traditional venues and seeking to revitalise inner city spaces. In previous years the You Are Here festival took place in vacant shopfronts and created venues throughout the CBD, hosting a blistering ten-day program of theatre, music, visual arts and performance events. This year seeks to expand on that success with a broad and engaging program of 60 events, all of which are absolutely free to attend.

Expect to find exhibitions, debates, poetry readings, concerts, dancing, sports showcases, and more – all presented in Canberra’s many alleyways, bookshops, carparks, cafes and shopfronts. According to festival organisers, you might find “theatre happening in the pub while you enjoy an afternoon pint, discover poets at your bus stop, or stumble across an inner-city wall turned into a rich artistic canvas.”

Festivities will continue through the rest of month (concluding on the 24th), and programs are available online or from festival hubs at Fletcher Jones and the Watch House in Civic.

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