A comprehensive guide to upcoming events in the Australian Capital Territory.

Contour 556

Oct 21 – Nov 13

Kicking off this October is the launch of a new public arts festival, Contour 556. Featuring the works of 50 local, national and international artists, the concept will reflect the relationship between artworks and space. Expect to see artworks, performances, sound installations, music and digital projections all in reference to Canberra’s history. The pieces will be on display on the Lake Burley Griffin foreshore, the National Library of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia’s Sculpture Garden.

Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Nov 23-27

The Nutcracker is one of the world’s most beloved ballets and is being brought to the national capital by the Queensland Ballet. This is the first time in 55 years that the ballet company will perform The Nutcracker in Canberra. Award-winning designer Desmond Heeley and set designer Thomas Boyd have come together to bring the audience spectacular costume designs and sets for an unforgettable show.

Victoria Bitter ODI: Australia v New Zealand

Dec 6

The Chappell-Hadlee series returns to Australian shores for the first time since 2008-09. Canberra hosts the second one day international of the series at Manuka Oval. For tickets visit Ticketek below.

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