SA History Festival

Hand painted signs by Tristan Kerr

History festival looks to future

The About Time: South Australia’s History Festival kicks off in May, supported by a new mobile app to make access to events and program planning even simpler.

More than 500 events are scheduled across the State in pubs, museums, tunnels and on the streets, including open days, public tours, film screenings, special displays, dances, concerts, walking tours and bus trips.

The About Time mobile app for Apple and Android devices provides event information and a “Planner” feature will schedule events to create individual programs, and then sync the schedule to other devices.

Chief Executive of History SA, Margaret Anderson said the festival was the largest history event held anywhere in Australia.

“It is testament to the many hundreds of community volunteers who care for our State’s rich cultural heritage and to the interest in our history State-wide,” she said.

“Featuring at this year’s festival are 80-plus Anzac related events hosted by organisations State-wide.”

These include Knitting through the War Workshops at the Migration Museum, a From the Bay to the Battlefield public art project in the Holdfast Bay area and an Unley Anzac Centenary Parade.

The program also includes Bar Yarns sessions that take history into a pub setting, events marking International Museum Day on 18 May 2015 and activities in the family program.

The free app can be accessed from the About Time website.

The program can be found here.