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The Albert Hall is 90! Lets have a Party

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The Albert Hall Canberra

Yarralumla, ACT 2600

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Rising Stars-Take2!

The party starts in this iconic space with a recital featuring Pre tertiary students from the ANU Open School of Music performing challenging music as soloists and in ensemble.

A rousing "Happy Birthday" will be declared and a birthday cake will be shared.Light refresments will be served.

Then, the untold story...in collaboration with the Walter Burley Griffin Society Canberra Chapter, Dr David Headon will present

Buried in Flowers, Lighting of Diyas—Beyond the Griffin Gravesite

When Robyn Archer finished her term as the Centenary of Canberra’s creative director, at the end of 2013, she expressed a wish that the extraordinary range of Centenary events would generate a permanent legacy. The ACT’s cultural life has benefited in tangible ways. But there were other less obvious yet meaningful legacy achievements, one of them a new addition to the evolving narrative of Walter Burley Griffin’s gravesite in Lucknow.

In this talk, Dr David Headon will explore the broad context in which we place Griffin’s premature death, his burial in flowers in 1937 and the moving ceremony, with its lighting of diyas, which took place in Lucknow, India, in September 2012.

This celebration is free and open to all, Please get a free ticket to assist Friends of the Albert Hall with catering (and maybe donate towards costs) and space management in the hall for this TRIPLE BILL event!.

Patrons are not obliged to stay for the whole evening. The recital is at 6.30 and the talk is at 8. The cake cutting is inbetween.

Plenty of free parking in the public carpark between the hall and the Hyatt.

Membership to The Friends and sales of Albert Hall The Heart of Canberra by Lenore Coltheart by EFTPOS available at the event.

Image credit: Peter Hislop with thanks.


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