Sydney Opera House to light up in support of bushfire emergency services

The sun is seen through bushfire haze next to the Sydney Opera House as Sydney suffers through hot weather. Source: AAP

The Sydney Opera House will illuminate its sails in a show of support for the fire-ravaged communities across Australia and the firefighters working around the clock.

The Sydney Opera House will light up on Saturday night in a demonstration of support for those who have been affected by the ongoing bushfire crisis.

The display will begin at 8.30pm and is expected to finish at 11pm.

The kaleidoscope of colour will feature images from photographers who have been on the ground, with a special focus on the moments of hope and solidarity from the last three months. 

The eastern Bennelong sail of The Sydney Opera House is lit in the 17 colours of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Sydney.
The eastern Bennelong sail of The Sydney Opera House is lit in the 17 colours of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Sydney.
AAP

Opera House chief executive Louise Herron said those associated with the famous landmark want to express their sincere gratitude for the ongoing efforts volunteers and emergency services. 

"We are lighting the Opera House sails to show our collective support for everyone affected by these devastating fires and to express our deepest gratitude to the emergency services and volunteers for their incredible efforts and courage."

MS Herron adds the Opera House is hoping to inspire Australians during a challenging time.

"As difficult circumstances continue, we want to send a message of hope and strength to the people of Australia."

Source SBS News

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