Out on the wiley, windy moors ... of Glebe Park at least more than 100 people will gather for Canberra's third Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever on Saturday, July 13.
Expect to see more than 100 women, men and children, dressed in their best red frocks, singing and dancing to the classic Kate Bush song Wuthering Heights.
The event is a fundraiser for the ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service and it is hoping to raise at least $3000.
Brooke Thomas, the Canberra convenor for the global event, says there's something wonderful about the event that she can't explain.
"There's something about that whole idea of that outrageous, wonderful, interpretative dance Kate Bush does on a hillside," she says. "People just love getting involved and the majority who do this aren't dancers, they don't have a dance background.
"Them coming out and doing this is incredibly brave. If you don't ordinarily dance, if you're doing it on your own, it's so courageous, it's a really big thing to dance in front of other people if it's not your thing."
Some people have been coming to rehearsals at the Canberra Dance Theatre and the Dance Development Centre, who both donated rehearsal space, for six weeks and Thomas says the event builds a real sense of community.
"They come to rehearsals once a day, some come to more than one in a day, they get into the costuming, it builds this sense of community which is what I love about the arts in Canberra in general. With this particular event you meet the most interesting, beautiful people."
Some of those people, she says, have been directly affected by family violence and she says the choosing the DVCS as the designated charity "just made sense".
"If you think about the novel, listen to the words of the song, it's about a fundamentally dysfunctional and abusive relationship."
Bush's song was released in 1978 and stayed at number one on the UK singles chart for four weeks, and remains her most successful single. The song received widespread critical acclaim, with Pitchfork naming it the fifth greatest song of the 1970.
"There's something about this song," Thomas says. "It's got that fantastic narrative, it's kind of haunting, it's incredibly recognisable, something about it continues to stay with people."
The event started in 2013 when a performance collective Shambush had the idea of creating "the ultimate Kate Bush experience" for the Bright Fringe Festival with a mass performance of Wuthering Heights.
"It caught on as a concept and the first global day was held in 2016, facilitated by a Melbourne woman, Samantha Wareing, who was living in Berlin," says Thomas. "Now there are events in about 40 cities world wide." This year events will be held in places as far afield as Oslo and Buenos Aires.
The event has already raised more than $2000 towards this year's goal. There is no sign-up fee but people are asked to donate as they're able. Everyone is welcome to join on the day.
The event will be at Glebe Park, on Saturday, July 13, at 10am. If it is raining the event will be held in the foyer of the Canberra Theatre.