Timing is everything and when the vicissitudes and vagaries of the Federal political scene overwhelms the media, we Canberrans have a default position that involves community events; all absolutes on our annual social calendar. And while the style might change depending on who is in charge, festivals make it easy for us to experience, enjoy and participate in a multitude of entertainment. And even if the weather lets us down we still amble along because a good dose of rain can’t douse our enthusiasm
Pollies come and go and most don’t venture far from the Parliamentary triangle, we stick it out, and celebrate all that is good about our city. Coming up there’s Enlighten, The Comedy Festival, The Folk Festival, International Music Festival and The Royal Canberra Show to boot.
The Multicultural Festival is one treasure that’s survived, contracted and evolved enjoying always great support and to see the thousands who converged on the city precinct this year to enjoy and indulge in an overdose of everything our multicultural population has to offer as usual ended in a good dose of ‘jet lag’ as we whirled around the booths, sampled the food of all continents and shimmied and sashayed at the entertainment stages showcasing the eclectic mix that makes Canberra special.
I wish I had the stamina to get to everything, because this small microcosm of the world that is our city has so much to choose from, but it was a wonderful weekend of experiences.