Upcoming: Floriade

By kaydo at 11:00 pm on Tuesday, September 4, 2007

There’s probably many things we could get excited about which are a tad better than a flower show.  But really, its spring in Canberra and so people go a little crazy with the sudden lack of cold.  Along with an apparently Australiana-themed Floriade brings some outstanding events for September and October.  A few highlights:

  • Frickin GNOMES.  I’ve already established that I think this idea is grand.  We entered Run DMC gnomes for the ‘Rock n Roll’ theme a few years ago.  This year is Australiana.  I predict 1000s of either Boonie or Steve Irwin.  I will enter when I can think up something a little more inspired.* 
  • Sand Sculptures.  I gather these are just a part of the overall exhibition, but I still think it’s great.  I gather it’s Canberra/National Icons made out of sand.  Inspired.
  • Learn Bonsai.  For a generation of children, they watched Karate Kid and wanted to learn the moves.  I watched it and wanted to learn bonsai.  Unfortunately I’ve killed every one of my previous attempts, and it’s still my favourite movie.  I might reconsider my Bonsai career between the 15th and 16th of September.
  • RMC Band Beat Retreat performance.  I stumbled upon this a few years back by following noise and fireworks (yes, just follow me if disaster strikes).  Perhaps this year I’ll actually attend.
  • Breakfast with the Birds @ the Botanic Gardens.  Saturdays and Sundays from 22 September – 14 October.
  • AIS Sportex Exhibition.  I’ve wanted to go to this for ages, but they’re donating part of the proceeds to charity during Floriade, PLUS they have some free sport demo days.  Sounds good.

Oh and these guys, are appearing regularly. 
Kangaroo men at the running of the sheep in Boorowa

PANTS last crossed paths with them during the Running of the Sheep a few years ago.  If you do nothing else, definately check out the crazy Kangaroo men.  They’re actually called Roo’d from Icarus and are apparently appearing on 15-16 September, 29 September – 7 October.  Gold.

* can you already guess next week’s PANTaSk?

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