This Weekend: Enlighten Festival

by The Editor

Editor’s note:  As reported by The City News Enlighten Festival will continue regardless of the weather over the weekend.  Should a show be cancelled, ticket holders will be advised via SMS.


This weekend we welcome back to Canberra the Enlighten Festival.  We covered this event pretty well last week but, with the weekend on our doorstep, it’s timely to remind ourselves of what an inventive event this really is.

For example, over the next two weekends why not check out this fun and freeshow?  Here are the details from the Enlighten website:

Tawdry Heartburn’s Manic Cures

Performance, Outdoor

Get those nagging secrets off your chest with Tawdry Heartburn’s Manic Cures. Nail technician, palmist and Manic-Curist of Secrets, Tawdry invites you to an intimate 20-minute performance for one, in the hope of creating a world without secrets. Surrounded by varnish, typewriters and things unsaid, Tawdry will paint and polish your nails or read your palm, while inviting you to divulge a secret via his ‘gossip machines’.


Entertainment Precinct
East Zone

Dates and times

Friday 2 March 2012 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Saturday 3 March 2012 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Friday 9 March 2012 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Saturday 10 March 2012 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM



Fantastic.  For all the festival’s events over the next couple of weeks, check out the full programme here.