At last, it’s time for About Time, South Australia’s History Festival. The program is out, the website is live. An amazing 513 events will be happening during the month of May ranging from walks to websites, talks to tours, and exhibitions to special events.
In addition, the festival has a new element this year: Open House Adelaide. In partnership with Open House Worldwide, the program will see almost fifty of Adelaide’s most interesting buildings open to the public, free, over the weekend of 19 and 20 May.
The program is many months in the making processing and entering registrations, designing and proofreading, culminating in a frenetic packing process.
Over the past two days, the Drill Hall at the Torrens Parade Ground where History SA is based has been transformed into a makeshift mailing office. Working in shifts, as many as 14 people from the CEO to volunteers and other members of staff from History SA’s museums, formed a production line – wrapping, sticking, stamping and piling up boxes and parcels ready for removal by Australia Post.
30,000 programs, 3000 posters and 660 Corflute signs have been sorted and packed and are now on their way
to numerous libraries, museums, schools, council offices, even golf clubs and aged-care facilities.
From Adelaide CBD to the outback – to the far flung edges of the State – to Ceduna, Coober Pedy, Bordertown and Port Macdonnell, across the water to Kangaroo Island and all points in between, the About Time programs and posters are wending their way to promote what promises to be another great History Festival.
Look out for the striking program, the Welcome signs and four posters with different backdrops and the words OUR STORY or YOUR STORY designed by We’re Open.