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SA History Festival 2016

Media Release: History Festival 2016 Registrations Open, History SA, 27 October 2015


SA Migration Museum. Photo: Meredith Foley.

South Australia’s History Festival 2016 will run for the entire month of May and hundreds of events will be on offer. Online registration opened today and all systems are go at History SA to start compiling next year’s program.

The Festival always aims to provide a diverse display of South Australia’s history. History can be told, and stories shared, in numerous ways and different settings and cover a wide range of topics. From songs to slide shows, bus tours to bushwalks, and in venues ranging from galleries to graveyards, the stories are always fascinating.

One very successful introduction to the 2015 program Bar Yarns – History in the Pub will return next year along with many other annual favorites including the Magical History Tour.

History SA’s acting Chief Executive, Kevin Jones, says, “The History Festival is a wonderful platform for sharing our stories and inspiring audiences. In 2015 more than 500 events were presented around the state by more than 320 organisers. It is always wonderful to see so many people get involved and new event organisers are always welcome.”

The History Festival team is confident that the range of activities on offer will draw appreciative audiences next May. From heritage organisations, museums, archives, community and cultural organisations to universities, libraries, schools as well as churches, galleries, businesses, cemeteries, gardens, government agencies and owners of heritage-listed places presenting programs – this has become the largest community event in SA. If your community has a story to tell this is the perfect opportunity to share it.

There is no cost to be involved and all events are listed on History Festival websites. For those who register their event early enough it will also be included in a printed program distributed state-wide.

Anyone interested in getting involved in next year’s Festival should get along to the Ideas Exchange workshops which will be taking place in Mt Gambier on 26 October, Renmark on 12 November and Adelaide on 14 November. Further details are available on the website.

To discuss potential events call 08 8203 9888 or email historyfestival@history.sa.gov.au.

Registrations close on Wednesday 3 February, so register now at www.historyfestival.sa.gov.au to help make sure your event gets into next year’s History Festival program.

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