About Time to register events for the History Festival

Online registrations are now open for About Time: South Australia’s History Festival and all systems are go at History SA to start compiling next year’s program of events. Running as usual throughout May, About Time is expecting hundreds of events to be registered across the state. A popular new initiative in 2014, Bar Yarns – History in the Pub will return next year along with all our annual favourites, like the various talks, tours and exhibitions. It’s a diverse display of SA’s history, the passion of those who present it and the creativity of those who curate its unique events.

History can be told and stories can be shared in any number of settings covering a wide range of topics. From songs to slide shows, bus tours to bushwalks, in venues ranging from galleries to graveyards, the stories are fascinating and their audience is as broad as the program is long.

History SA’s CEO, Margaret Anderson, said “May is the month that celebrates the historic, the iconic, the particular flavour of SA’s history and culture right across the state. This year over 110,000 people enjoyed more than 500 About Time events and we hope to involve similar numbers in 2015.”

History SA’s About Time team is confident that the range of activities on offer will draw an appreciative audience next May. From heritage organisations, museums, archives, community and cultural organisations to universities, libraries, schools as well as churches, galleries, businesses, cemeteries, gardens, government agencies and owners of heritage-listed places – history buffs can look forward to the largest collective community event in SA.  If your community has a story to tell then it’s ‘About Time’ we got to share it.  

There is no cost to be involved in About Time and History SA lists all events on dedicated websites and also in free printed programs that are distributed statewide at the start of April.  To discuss potential events call 8203 9888 or email abouttime@history.sa.gov.au.

Post and email registrations close on Friday 30 January; online registrations close on Friday 6 February so register now at www.abouttime.sa.gov.au to help make sure your event gets into next year’s About Time program.

Event Workshop in Whyalla – Fri 28 Nov, 11am:  For all those wanting advice on staging family-friendly activities, History SA aims to provide some useful tips. This free information session at Whyalla Public Library is available to community groups, cultural organisations and the like and will hear from Mandi Dimitradis, DECD Manager of Pedagogy and History. To register visit http://family-event-workshop-whyalla.eventbrite.com.au or RSVP to: Karen Blackwood, kblackwood@history.sa.gov.au, 8203 9807.


NB. Open House Adelaide is on next year in its new slot of October 2015 so watch this space for the dates and details of buildings you can browse around next spring.