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Darwin Festival 2015 tickets on sale

Posted: 24 June 2015

The 2015 Darwin Festival is shaping up to be another cracker with an exciting mix of arts, culture and entertainment that will entice Territorians and visitors alike.

“The Territory Government is proud to support the Darwin Festival as its Principal Partner with an allocation of $1.32m this year,” Chief Minister Giles said.

“As well as supporting local artists, the Darwin Festival celebrates our connections with our Asian neighbours.”

The Darwin Festival is part of the Territory Government’s FestivalsNT program and calendar of cultural and sporting events.

This year the Festival has another venue to add with Darwin’s Railway Club becoming the Festival Lounge for some great music with jam sessions involving local and national musicians.

The Darwin Festival runs from 6 to 23 August. Tickets will be available from or at the Tatts Ticket Caravan in the Smith Street Mall.

Photo: Mark Marcelis, for Tracks Dance Company’s latest production Last Light

School holiday fun for everyone

Posted: 24 June 2015

Young Territorians will have no shortage of things to do during the June and July holiday period.

There are activities available through the Territory Parks Alive Program, Youth Vibes event calendar and at the Darwin Waterfront. Get involved and have a good time!

ANZAC Spirit Study Tour nominations now open

Posted: 24 June 2015

Northern Territory Year 9 and 10 students are encouraged to apply for a chance to win a trip of a lifetime to France as part of the Chief Minister’s Anzac Spirit Study Tour.

Three young Territorians will be selected as winners and in April 2016 will travel to France as representatives of the Northern Territory at the Villers-Bretonneux Anzac Day Dawn Service, along with one teacher and a chaperone from the Department of Defence.

In order to be eligible students are invited to submit an entry to their schools in any medium that addresses the question: The Anzac Spirit arose from the actions of soldiers 100 years ago. Given their passing, what is it that keeps the Anzac Spirit alive?

One of last year’s winner’s 17 year old tour participant Stevie Pocock from Darwin High School said the trip ‘has definitely made everything more real to me – the fact that the landing at Gallipoli happened and the phenomenal impact it had, even 100 years on.’

Students are required to submit their entries to their school by 14 August 2015.

For nomination forms and to see past entries visit