1st May 2012 to 31st May 2012
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About Time: South Australia’s History Festival ran from 1 to 31 May and featured 513 events presented by 314 organising groups. More than 103,000 people attended a festival event. Events ranged from the projection and paste-up of historical photographs to the re-enactment of a Victorian funeral, and included: walking and bus tours; talks, workshops and all-day symposiums showcasing new historical research; exhibitions and displays; book launches; film screenings; performances; and digital history. Events were held across the state, from Farina to Port Lincoln and Waikerie to Mount Gambier, although most events were in the Adelaide metropolitan area. About Time continues to be accessible across the community: 55 % of events were free and 21% were entry by gold coin donation. Open House Adelaide, a new, feature event of the festival, provided a weekend (19 and 20 May) on which Adelaide buildings – heritage, working, and cutting-edge design – were open to the public, free. The inaugural Open House Adelaide was a great success, with 46 buildings and two tours registered, and over 5,100 people participating.