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VENUE UPDATE

We’ve received so much interest in our program of Deep Listening talks, workshops and musical performances that we’ve moved these events to Alice Springs Desert Park, where we have more room. Please click HERE to check availability and register. See you at Desert Park!

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Parrtjima dates confirmed

Parrtjima – a 10-night Festival in Light experience will return to the Red Centre in 2021 from 9-18 April. The 2020 program commenced with a moving opening ceremony and Welcome to Country at Alice Springs Desert Park, and the Todd Mall program commenced with music by Stuart Nuggett, the first of the Deep Listening talks with broadcast journalist Tracey ...

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Festival News

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light begins in Alice Springs tonight, and promises to do exactly what this year’s theme suggests by ‘Lifting Our Spirits’. The 10-day event, which runs from 11-20 September, showcases one of the world’s oldest cultures through some of the newest technologies, and this year’s light installations are as incredible as fans have come to ...

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MEDIA STATEMENT

Update on Events Affected by COVID-19. Parrtjima – A Festival in Light has been rescheduled to 11-20 September 2020 in Alice Springs. The change in dates follows the Federal Government’s 13 March 2020 advice to cancel events of 500 people or more, in the immediate future, as a precautionary measure in relation to COVID-19. For full Media Statement click ...

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Be Part of the Story

There’s a place where birds chatter in the gum trees, fingers of light caress the red dirt and shooting stars fly across the sky. This is Arrernte Country – six-season country from the flat desert plains to the soaring MacDonnell Ranges where kangaroos sniff the cool air, frogs leap through grasses, the whirly winds slow their dance and stars ...

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Parrtjima brings $1.8m into the Red Centre

Parrtjima brings $1.8m into the Red Centre 2 August 2019 From 5 to 14 April, Parrtjima Festival attracted over 25,000 attendances, a 24 per cent increase on 2018 attendances, with interstate visitation contributing over $1.8 million to the Alice Springs economy through the unique Red Centre event. Parrtjima is the only Aboriginal festival of its kind and showcases some ...

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