History SA is excited to announce that in 2012 About Time: South Australia’s History Festival will run for the whole month of May. History SA has received some funding from Arts SA to make this possible.
South Australia’s first month-long history festival was a great success in 2011, with over 500 events across the state presented by over 300 event organisers. During About Time over 94,000 people participated in a festival event. Engaging with South Australia’s history has never been so popular!
About Time events in 2011 ranged from a historically-themed dinner to workshops for children, and included guided tours on foot, by bus and car; all-day symposiums; exhibitions and displays; book launches; film screenings; performances; talks and workshops – and, for the first time, digital history. Events were held across the state, from Farina to Port Lincoln, Radium Hill to Maitland and from Mount Gambier to Renmark, with most events in the Adelaide metropolitan area, and 116 in the Adelaide City Council area.
We are hoping that the 2012 program will be just as rich. Registrations will open in November. Don’t hesitate to contact us to be kept up to date with developments.