Home' The Canberra Times : See Canberra Autumn Contents Share the city you live in ... Autumn 31
in the Hot Shop or working in the studios, take a tour and visit the Glassworks
Gallery and shop. Ask about our school holiday workshops for kids, private tour
and classes-on-demand for groups of 10 or more.
Open: 10am to 4pm Wed. to Sun. Closed Public Holidays.
To find out more go to www.canberraglassworks.com or call 02 6260 7005.
Make a glass paperweight in an Off the Street session, watch artists blowing
Glass is hot
at Canberra Glassworks
is an ACT
11 Wentworth Avenue Kingston ACT
when to use them, how fast they should
go off and which sequences will maximise
the overall effect," Fortunato said.
" en we use computers and digitally
time-code the fireworks to go with the
"While the operator has full control, the
computers are able to take queues from
the music, which of course you don't hear,
and automatically generate the fireworks
within these specifications, and they
even calculate the delay of the fireworks
accordingly to create a seamless effect."
e carefully choreographed multi-
media event, with the 20 minutes of
breath-taking pyrotechnics is set to
a rising soundtrack, especially and
painstakingly compiled over a two-month
period and simulcast on FM104.7.
But even before the colourful climax,
a free concert, including a live radio
broadcast hosted from 6pm by the witty,
Scotty and Nige, has been designed to
get the crowd excited. e radio stars
will be chatting with local and national
celebrities as they countdown to the show.
Zak Davies from FM104.7 said it's
the combination of all these events that
brings Skyfire to the forefront of events
on the Canberran calendar.
"When people ask about Canberra it is
one of the first events that they mention.
Over 22 years 104.7 has endeavoured to
evolve the show so that no two Skyfires
will ever be the same," he said.
"In 2005 we reflected on the birth of
our city, in 2009 we celebrated our 21st
year and in 2010 we'll be doing... well,
that's still a secret."
In any case, Skyfire is still guaranteed
to roll out the usual celebrity line-up, a
live concert from the Regatta Point stage,
big screens and yet another awesome
fireworks display set to a groove-worthy
Punters are encouraged to pack a picnic
basket and make the most of the evening,
and because the show comes but once a
year it's worth going early and claiming a
As usual the best vantage points will
be the shores of Lake Burley Griffin,
Regatta Point, Black Mountain Tower,
the Carillon, Mount Ainslie, Red
Hill Lookout and Mount Pleasant in
Duntroon. ose in front of the National
Library will still get a clean view if they
move further east.
South-siders should place themselves
somewhere between Questacon and Kings
Avenue Bridge, Parliament House rooftop
down to Old Parliament House and the
new Commonwealth Place, the National
Gallery of Australia or High Court.
ose on the north side will find great
vistas between Regatta Point and Kings
Avenue Bridge, Commonwealth Park at
the lakeside, the base of Anzac Parade,
Kings Park and near the Carillion.
e display will kick off around 8.30pm
depending on light and wind conditions,
and in addition to the main show there
will be a live performance and action
above the lake with both civilian and
Drinking is discouraged and there will
be a police presence around the whole
lake again in 2010. ere is also a zero
tolerance of under-age drinking and
anti-social behaviour. Canberrans are
advised to listen to 104.7 for road
closures, plus check e Canberra Times
on Saturday, March 20 for important
updates. As usual there will be extra
Action buses running from Skyfire to the
bus stations around Canberra, so make
sure you check out the action.
Where: Lake Burley Griffin
When: March 20
Links Archive See Canberra Summer See Canberra - Winter Navigation Previous Page Next Page