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Welcome to Fringe ’09 – The National Multicultural Fringe and Festival Club. With hundreds of performers over nine nights, our feature this year is the great music our fine city produces – with a few blow-ins thrown in just to prove that other states and territories can do it well, too! Bands take to the stage every night in various genres from rock to country, bluegrass to funk; there are local groups-made-good like Casual Projects, Roshambo and D’opus, Omar Musa and The Cashews (just to name but a few) and there are hot interstate acts such as The Crooked Fiddle Band, The Snowdroppers, Erin Black and the Page-

turners and Triple J Unearthed winner, the songbird with a steel stringed guitar, Abbie Cardwell. Then there’s Aussie music legend Dave Graney playing with his band The Lurid Yellow Mist – he’s in a category all by himself. Theatre-wise our “Court @ Fringe” program, features a premiere work by Canberra Youth Theatre Six Billion Love, Little Girl Lost in the Devil’s Black Beard from rapidly rising performance band Mr Fibby, the return of our popular show from last year by Centrepiece Theatre, Hot Audio Wallpaper, and sick circus in Le Petite Sideshow. Watch out for Shadow House Pits performing our third instalment of Theatre in a Car - Dying Love, Reflections of Love on the Windscreen of a Car directed by Joe Woodward; and don’t forget to visit our international stencil art exhibition Your Kid Can’t Do This at the ACT

Legislative Assembly, first floor gallery. Then there is A Stacked Deck – Fringe’s threeday celebration and salute to the art form that is Burlesque presented by the Magnificent Liberté Bell and Gale &Valance. Turn the pages, see the biggest bringing together of burlesque performers ever seen - and join in, too, with workshops galore... Thanks to all our sponsors, in particular the ACT Government through the National Multicultural Festival, DFO, and our media partners CityNews, and the only other mag not to wipe ya bum with, BMA. Come enjoy. Fringe is (mostly) FREE, FREE, FREE, I TELLS YA!!! Jorian Gardner Director

Fri Feb 6 Opening night

A plethora of performers opens Fringe 09 with beautiful destruction amid a flurry of drums, music, theatre and experimental movement in Min Mae’s La Belle Apocalypse; Triple J Unearthed winner Abbie Cardwell and Her Leading Men; National Poetry slam winner Omar Musa, The Crooked Fiddle Band and many more surprises!

Sat Feb 7 This is Big...

With community groups and market stalls on all day there is something for everyone, then from 6pm, DJ k-rad with DJ Simon provide the glue that sticks Chanel Cole, The Zawadi African Dancers, Abbie Cardwell and Her Leading Men, Tom Woodward’s The Orphanage, D’Opus and Roshambo and Casual Projects together; The CYT’s Six Billion Love and Mr Fibby’s Little Girl Lost in the Devil’s Black Beard opens in the Courtyard Studio.

Sun Feb 8 Sunday evening romp

Alice Cottee, Sean Smeaton, The Ellis Collective, Omar Musa and DJ Rush and DJ Tori Mac.

Mon Feb 9 Canberra Musicians Club Night

Featuring super solos, The Wedded Bliss, Fire on the Hill, The Band Broke Up, Los Chavos and much, much more.

Tue Feb 10 Laugh-o-rama – The Fringe Comedy night

Hosted by Jay Sullivan and featuring Ray Badran, Brian Chandler, Shane Matheson, Oliver Phommavanh, Smart Casual, Luke MacGregor, Neil Sinclair, Ryan Coffey, Mat Keneally, Tom Gibson, Emo Willis, Kale Bogdanovs, Daniel Connell, Mark Kulasingham, Herbie and the Coleslaws. Join in the National Hecklers Competition. Live music by The Fuelers. Hot Audio Wallpaper opens in the Courtyard Studio for two nights. Theatre in a Car opens for the rest of the festival.

Wed Feb 11 Live in the spotlight...

Simone Penkethman Album Launch, Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist and Dubba Rukki plus surprise performers.

Thurs Feb 12 Swing it for me!

Dr Stovepipe’s Old Time Medicinal Radio Show with Jacquie Nicole, Minouche A Trois, The Jumptown Jammers, and Jonno Zilber. Dress in your best vintage threads. A Stacked Deck opening night in the Courtyard Studio.

Fri Feb 13 A Stacked Deck

The biggest night of burlesque you’ve ever seen with live music from Erin Black and the Pageturners, all night free on the fringe stage. Le Petite Sideshow opens in the Courtyard Studio for two nights.

Sat Feb 14 Closing night

A massive closing night party including Mr Fibby, Smitten, and The Snowdroppers. Also, burlesque workshops throughout the day.

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Director: Jorian Gardner; Creative Producer: Alice Cottee; Publicity: Chanel Cole; Design & Photography: Cole Bennetts; Technicals: Eclipse Lighting & Sound; Go-to-guy: Jim Sharrock; Court@Fringe FOH: Chenoeh Miller and Violet Barnett; Fringe performers: Peta Ward, Kat Henry, Erica Field, Lloyd Alison-Young, Hanna Cormick, Joe Woodward; A Stacked Deck: Lani Gerrish and Amy Gale; For the Canberra Theatre Centre: Freyla Ferguson and Bruce Carmichael; For the Multicultural Festival: Nic Manikis, Kabu Okai-Davies. Fringe reserves the right to make program changes where needed and without notice.

Fringe 09 - The Fringe Festival Festival of Canberra  
Fringe 09 - The Fringe Festival Festival of Canberra  

The complete program of FRINGE 09, Canberra's Fringe Festival held in Civic Square, Canberra City