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The Light in Winter festival returns to Melbourne from the 1st of June until the 1st of July, 2012.

This free annual festival of light and enlightenment brings together the Melbourne community with a series of special events, forums and a temporary public exhibition. The City of Melbourne will literally 'light up' as light based installations will once again surround the cultural centre of the Melbourne - Federation Square.

Now in its sixth year, the festivities of The Light in Winter 2012 events program will once again be directed by Robyn Archer, an acclaimed singer/songwriter, playwright, theatre director, artistic director, and public advocate of the arts. The 2012 festival theme is 'reading', given that this year is the National Year of Reading.

As with previous years, there will be a special guest artists - this year Spanish art collective Luz Interruptus will be brightening up the Melbourne streets.

View some of their remarkable installations below.

The proceedings will begin with an opening ceremony and the lighting of the Leempeeyt Weeyn' campfire - then the fun begins.

A few of the festival program highlights include;

The Weekend Read.
Free Calligraphy Workshops.
Transmit Installation.
Shed Light Installation.
Free Faith and Culture: The Politics of Belief Public Lecture.

For the complete festival program, please click here.

To keep up with the latest news and events, head to the official Federation Square website, Facebook and Twitter.

The Light in Winter festival is a wonderful opportunity to venture out to the city during the colder months and not only see the interactive light based installations illuminate the city, but also explore all the different and divine facets of 'light,' such as energy, warmth, wisdom, purity and life.

Celebrate The Gift of Light this winter by participating in the free and family friendly events of the annual Light in Winter festival, to not only light up the winter darkness, but enlighten your mind and spirit.
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Why? Free annual festival of light and enlightenment.
When: From June 1st
Where: Federation Square
Cost: Free
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