COMMITTEE WELCOME Last year the Darwin Fringe Organising Committee set ourselves one goal: to make a Fringe Festival that Darwin could build on. At the 2015 Fringe we received 70 Expressions of Interest. In 2016, we got over 100. Last year our program had almost 50 events; this year we are presenting over 70. Last year, we were unsure, we were still finding our way, and making it up as we went along. This year, well, we’re still just making it up as we go - but now we know that it works. We know that in 2015 over 4000 Audience members saw brand new, independent and local art at the Darwin Fringe Festival. We saw the Darwin arts community come together to create work, and to celebrate our vibrant cultural landscape. We saw over 250 artists present and perform, many of them for the very first time. This is what the Darwin Fringe is all about, and we’re so excited to do it all again this year! The 2016 Program boasts new venues, new artists and new ideas. Which is good, since “NEW” was the provocation we gave to all of our Festival applicants at the start of the year. This year sees us return to take up residency in our beloved Brown’s Mart Theatre, with four performance and workshop spaces in this historic building, including our Fringe Festival club at the newly renovated Happy Yess. We also return to the waiting walls of the Mayfair Gallery, which we'll fill with visual art and laughter as our main exhibition and comedy venue; to the Railway Club for some top notch musical experiences; and to satellite venues all around Darwin for just about every kind of art you can think of. We can’t wait to see all the art on offer during this year’s Festival, and we hope to find you sitting next to us! See you for drinks after the show. CJ FRASER-BELL Festival Director
ABOUT THE FRINGE
The Darwin Fringe Festival is a ten day open access, community driven arts festival that takes place annually in July. The festival is an arts incubator, supporting independent and diverse artists to present work, often for the first time. It is a celebration of and for Darwin artists to allow experimentation and performance/ exhibition opportunities in their home town. The Darwin Fringe in it’s current form has existed since 2015, but Darwin has a rich and Fringey History spanning decades. This year’s volunteer organising committee is comprised of local emerging artists, and we are passionate about providing opportunities for artists in Darwin. The Fringe would simply not be possible without the tireless work of our volunteers and artists, and the support of our Funding Partners: The Northern Territory Government through Arts NT and the Community Benefit Fund; our Media Partner Territory FM; our Auspicing body and mentors Brown’s Mart Theatre; and our friends Corrugated Iron Youth Arts.
THE FRINGE COMMITTEE CJ FRASER-BELL JESSIE DAVIS GEORGIA BEACH RACHEL SMALL CLANCY BREASLEY CIELLA WILLIAMS
KELLY BENEFORTI JEREMY GARNETT KYLE WALMSLEY BRENDAN SNOW LANA HOWITT
4 OPENING & CLOSING NIGHTS 5 FREE FRINGE HUB ARVOS 6 SPECIAL EVENTS 8 THEATRE 11 CABARET 12 COMEDY 14 FESTIVAL CALENDAR 16 MUSIC 20 VISUAL ART 21 KIDS 22 DANCE 23 OTHER STUFF 24 WORKSHOPS 25 FREE EVENTS AT MAYFAIR GALLERY 27 VENUES & INFO
OPENING NIGHT START YOUR FRINGE WITH A BANG! Get ready for a night of revelry and revelation to kick off this year’s festival with an all-star Fringey line-up of music, sneak peek performances and surprise special guests. Grab your friends and get on down to Culture Connect - this hip hop collective needs no introduction but it has been a minute since they've rocked a hometown show. Check it as they reunite with 5 original members to open this year's fest! Groove to Room 105’s contagious reggae-rock-funk hybrid and Fish Slappa’s experimental electronic insanity. Don’t miss out. We reckon it’s the party of the year. This event WILL sell out! 8PM FRI 15 | BROWN’S MART COURTYARD | $20/$15
Bid farewell to this year’s festival in true Fringe style at the 2016 Closing Party! Have a dance and a bevvie with the festival artists and volunteers and celebrate the culmination of Darwin’s independent arts festival, the Fringe. It’s a time to reflect, to laugh, to cry, and to forget about work on Monday. Vollies come down early and be pampered by the Fringe team! 8PM SUN 24 | BROWN’S MART COURTYARD | $5 4
FREE FRINGE HUB ARVOS! GRAB A BEVVIE AND CATCH SOME POP UP SURPRISES AND TUNES AT THE FRINGE HUB - OPEN 4.30PM ONWARDS WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY
SUN HOUSE TUNES & POP UP 17 SURPRISES! BB SABINA - experimental and
WED theatrical performance from 20 Central Australia
NT NEWS LIVE ON FRIDAYS
FRI feat. Jack Derwin (4-7pm) 15
MS XAVIA - a cellist and
DANCEBOX - pop in a dollar and see what comes out!
THU songstress telling life tales with a 21 splash of darkness and humour.
THE STRUM PETS - the common
SAT 16 ground between “epic”, “1980’s”,
NT NEWS LIVE ON FRIDAYS
FRI feat. Brother Phoenix (4-7pm) 22
DANCEBOX - see what your golden coins will get you!
ARTY PARTY - artist networking night
DANCEBOX Sparkly, surprising and two gals in a box. Come see what your golden coins will get you. It could be frutti, it may be tutti... It'll definitely be a hooti! VARIOUS TIMES FRI 15 & 22 | BROWN’S MART COURTYARD | BY DONATION
THE CRATE PUPPET THEATRE A new day, Isolated, betrayed, frazzled. Survival instinct intact... Unashamedly kitsch, some clichés and a little culture, The Crate presents 'Lost!' a very short piece for a mature audience. VARIOUS TIMES | BROWN’S MART COURTYARD | BY DONATION 5
SPECIAL EVENTS 1940'S SOIREE It's Darwin in the 1940's! Come show off your moves (or learn some new ones) with NT Swing and their live band, and get transported back with the locally made short film from Flametree Studios, A Woman Amongst Men. 7PM WED 20 | DARWIN RAILWAY CLUB | $15
THE 22ND ANNUAL DARWIN POETRY CUP The concept is simple. An original poem, performed by the author, lasting no longer than 60 seconds. The winner judged by audience applause. Prizes to be Won! 6.30PM THU 21 | HAPPY YESS | $10
KATE BUSH FLASH MOB Join the global 'Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever' with this participatory performance event. Learn her highly unique movements, and then join in as we perform the dance in full. Bring a floaty red dress or cloth, a black belt, a flower for your hair and all your feels. 6.30PM SHARP SAT 16 | BROWN'S MART COURTYARD | FREE 6
ARTY PARTY Join us for an evening of inspirational artist networking and speed dating. Pitch ideas, find collaborators, chat with like minded creatives and dream up projects. 7PM SAT 16 | BROWN’S MART COURTYARD | FREE
THE LEMONADE STAND Don’t miss this comedic competition on how to fund the arts. Competitors will present their most ridiculous ideas. Each will be scrutinised by a panel of experts before the audience decides on the champion. 5.30PM SAT 16 | HAPPY YESS | $5
DARWIN URBAN EXPLORING See the CBD like you’ve never seen it before! Come along to explore the urban environment and talk architecture. Each exploration has a different theme. Please wear appropriate shoes and bring your exploration gear! CHECK THE FRINGE WEBSITE FOR SESSION TIMES & WHERE TO MEET | $7.50 PRESALE, $10 ON THE DAY 7
THE LOVE CLUB WEDDING We’re having a wedding and you’re invited! This improvised show will be riddled with cross-dressing and covered in confetti. Don’t miss a chance to be at the funniest wedding of the year. 7PM FRI 15 | BROWN’S MART THEATRE | $20/$15 INCL. PASS TO FRINGE OPENING PARTY
THE VIOLENT OUTBURST THAT DREW ME TO YOU This gutsy, beautifully written play by Finegan Kruckmeyer weaves together a journey of teenage complexity, confusion, friendship, and even love, through the eyes of Connor … who may be about to burst. 7PM TUE 19 – WED 20 | BROWN’S MART THEATRE $15/10
LUCID ENCOUNTERS Returning by popular demand, this dark and theatrical performance created by Corrugated Iron’s Circus troupes takes the audience on a journey of the mind on a shadowy and sleepless night. What’s your solution to insomnia? 5.30PM TUE 19 – WED 20 | BROWN’S MART THEATRE $15/$10 8
THEATRE SHORT STUFF Short attention span? This is the show for you! A collection of short works, each no more than 10mins, spanning theatre, dance and music. 3PM SAT 16 & 3.30PM SUN 24 | BROWN’S MART THEATRE | $15/$10
BLACK PLASTIC THEATRE WITH TREVOR JENKINS Darwin's Rubbish Warrior Trevor Jenkins presents an interactive theatre/sculpture show about living as an artist and the power art has to change lives. A raw, unscripted performance from one of the Territory's most controversial figures. 6:00PM SUN 17 & 24 | HARRIET PLACE PARK | FREE
THE NEVER ENDING MUSICAL FOR PLANET EARTH CONTINUES… A low-fi, metaphysical rock-opera based on Berlin’s Unknown Phone Happening Orchestra. Lowly office worker, Blossom, gets a strange call from Inner Voice, who takes her into the UFO. Will Blossom be transformed into a Starchild? 11AM & 8.30PM SAT 16 & 6.30PM SUN 17 | BROWN’S MART THEATRE $15/$10 9
THEATRE REVEALING WOMEN Revealing Women is a theme-based multi-arts performance exploring women, relationships and sexuality. The show is fearless, funny and honest with real women sharing their own stories. 8.30PM THU 21 – FRI 22 | BROWN’S MART THEATRE $15/$10
HEART PIRATE Two generations of women, two big bleeding hearts. In her one woman show, Becky explores love and loss by combining her mother's poetry with her own storytelling in a brutally honest and raw theatrical presentation. 7PM THU 21 – FRI 22 | BROWN’S MART THEATRE | $20/$15
ONCE UPON A MADHOUSE The stories you know are real. But they aren’t as you were told… Five teenagers are locked in a madhouse. In this touching comedy, they find escape from their lives through the classic Disney tales. 5.30PM SAT 16 | BROWN’S MART THEATRE | $10
TREASURE LANGUAGE STORYTELLING Experience an afternoon of beauty and inspiration with storytellers from Asia, Africa, and Indigenous Australia who have made Darwin their home. Listen to the sounds and rhythms of the original languages, with translations into English. 5.30PM SUN 24 | BROWN’S MART THEATRE | $15/$10 10
CABARET DIAMANTES ARE A WOG'S BEST FRIEND Darwin's most glamorous wogs Steffie (Lisa Pellegrino) & sister from another Barista (Natalie Pellegrino) thrust you into a hilarious night of scandal, secrets & divine diva interventions. Featuring special guests, live tunes & diamante encrusted Drag. 8PM THU 21 | HENRY'S NEXT DOOR | $25
KISS THE MOON Darwin's finest shimmy shakers are back to bring you a special Fringe edition of Kiss the Moon. Darwin Cabaret and Burlesque Collective will leave you dazzled at this glamorous soiree, featuring exclusive interstate performers! FRI 22 | PAVONIA PLACE 6pm for 7pm | $98 incl. 3-course meal 9pm for 10pm | $35 - drinks and bar food available
A LADY'S GUIDE TO THE ART OF BEING A WINGMAN Women dressed as men, using techniques men use for picking up women to pick up men, while wearing pink beehives.
"The Desperettes nail the satire and deliver a memorable and sharp cabaret show. ★★★★½" – THEATREPEOPLE
8.30PM THU 21 – FRI 22 HAPPY YESS | $20 PRESALE /$25 DOOR
CABARET PAST RACISM / FUTURE RIGHTS Join Arrernte, Gurindji and Worimi man, Yagan Satour and his alter ego "Star Aqua Galactica" in a Drag show that launches you into outer space and on a journey of understanding, awakening and out of this world style! 8.30PM TUE 19 | BROWN’S MART THEATRE | $25/$20
DR. SKETCHY'S Dr. Sketchy's is the name in alternative life drawing for beginners and professional artists alike. From illegal flashmobs to the Museum of Modern Art, Dr. Sketchy's has brought artists a rule-breaking cocktail of dames, drinking and drawing. 5PM SUN 24 | PAVONIA PLACE | $35
COMEDY EVEN STILL TOO SOONER Time is a concept. Comedy is for real. It's already still too soon again for Matt Haubrick to continue making comedy, but he has. Feat. Special Guests. "Not Totally Shithouse." – TOM BALLARD, TRIPLE J
9PM TUE 19 – THU 21 | MAYFAIR GALLERY | $15 12
COMEDY CROC BITE Croc Bite are back after a sold out show at last year’s Fringe. Bigger & better than ever; working with some of the best comedians in the Territory on a show you don't want to miss. 7PM FRI 22 | MAYFAIR GALLERY | $10, $50 GROUP OF 6
GREEN HORNS Four young bucks of the Darwin comedy scene are joining forces to make you laugh. These fresh faces are some of the most promising (and hairy) that you will see in the Top End. 6PM SUN 17 & 8.30PM FRI 22 | MAYFAIR GALLERY | $10
ROD QUANTOCK SUP. ROBBIE DOGFROGLOG & AMY HETHERINGTON Rod Quantock is the only comedian to have performed at all 30 Melbourne International Comedy Festivals and one of the few to be awarded an Order of Australia for his work. It is not hyperbolic to call him an Australian legend. 7PM SAT 16 | DARWIN RAILWAY CLUB | $20
AUSTRALIA'S FUNNIEST SHORTS Australia’s Funniest Shorts showcases comedy short films from our best comedians, funny people and filmmakers. Get off YouTube and revisit the good ol’ days of laughing out loud with a cinema full of comedy lovers. 7PM SAT 16 & 8PM SUN 17 | BROWN’S MART THEATRE | $15 13
THIS YEAR’S FRINGE FESTIVAL IS PACKED HERE’S YOUR HANDY DAY-BY-DAY GUIDE!
The numbers down the side of each listing are program page numbers so you can hunt down more information to plan your perfect Fringe Festival. If you're looking for the event times, check the full program listings or head to DARWINFRINGE.ORG.AU
EVERY DAY IS A PARTY! THESE EVENTS ARE TAKING PLACE THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL - CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS
FESTIVAL HUB 5 5 8 4
LIVE ON FRIDAYS DANCE BOX LOVE CLUB OPENING PARTY
MAYFAIR GALLERY 20 SECRET ART OPENING
FESTIVAL HUB 9 9 10 7 6 13 7 19
NEVERENDING MUSICAL SHORT STUFF ONCE UPON A MADHOUSE LEMONADE STAND KATE BUSH FLASH MOB OZ FUNNIEST SHORTS ARTY PARTY BAIK BAIK BAIK
MAYFAIR GALLERY 9 BLACK PLASTIC THEATRE
21 12 DEGREES SOUTH 17 ED KEUPPER
13 ROD QUANTOCK 18 KATE OLIVER
WED20 THU21 FESTIVAL HUB
21 8 8 18 22 19
21 6 10 10 11 19
MR SNOT BOTTOM LUCID ENCOUNTERS THE VIOLENT OUTBURST PALINOPSIA BEST LAID PATHS ORLANDO FURIOUS
MR SNOT BOTTOM POETRY CUP HEART PIRATE REVEALING WOMEN A LADIES GUIDE DIRTY OLD FOKKERS
FRINGE HUB ARVOS 5 CRATE PUPPET THEATRE 5 URBAN EXPLORING 7 SECRET ART 20 ART STORIES 21
25 NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA 12 EVEN STILL TOO SOONER
25 DRINK AND DRAW 12 EVEN STILL TOO SOONER
6 1940'S SOIREE
21 LITTLE COMEDIANS W/SHOP 18 CHINA BLUE EXPERIMENT 11 DIAMANTES ARE A WOGS BF
SUN17 MON18 TUE19
22 23 9 13
8 LUCID ENCOUNTERS 8 THE VIOLENT OUTBURST 12 PAST RACISM/FUTURE RIGHTS
FRESH TRACKS SUNDAY ARVO JAM SESH NEVERENDING MUSICAL OZ FUNNIEST SHORTS
13 GREEN HORNS
25 HABITS OF HAPPINESS
25 BOGAN YOGA 12 EVEN STILL TOO SOONER
AROUND TOWN 22 BEER BELLY 23 LAUNCH POOL PARTY
HAVE AN EARLY ONE, THERE'S SO MUCH MORE FESTIVAL FUN
AROUND TOWN 9 BLACK PLASTIC THEATRE
FRI22 SAT23 SUN24
21 5 5 10 16 10 11 16
24 MUSIC ART SANDWICH 24 YOU WRITE MATE? 16 HAPPY YESS BIRTHDAY
9 18 10 4
13 CROC BITE 13 GREEN HORNS
20 SECRET ART - LAST DAY
11 17 23 20
24 PLAY IN A DAY 17 THE BENNIES 23 LAUNCH POOL PARTY
17 THE BENNIES 12 DR SKETCHY'S 9 BLACK PLASTIC THEATRE
MR SNOT BOTTOM LIVE ON FRIDAYS DANCE BOX HEART PIRATE TAKE MY SONG & RUN REVEALING WOMEN A LADIES GUIDE TRIPLE THREAT BOOGIE
KISS THE MOON HARRY HOOKEY BOWIE/PRINCE TRIBUTE SQUEEGEE/FALLING MAN
SHORT STUFF SONG FACTORY TREASURE LANGUAGE CLOSING PARTY
MUSIC HAPPY YESS 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Happy Yess has been Darwin's home for local and original live music and art for 10 years and in true Happy Yess style, they're throwing a big, weird party to celebrate! Featuring special guests from the venue's illustrious history, live music, comedy, performance and a special art installation. 5PM SAT 23 | HAPPY YESS & BROWN’S MART COURTYARD | $10
TAKE MY SONG… AND RUN WITH IT! Four desert songwriters get inside each other's songs, creating an immersive visual and musical landscape of intricate vocal harmonies, enchanting cello and harp, raw industrial percussion and synths, woven together with art and movement. 7PM FRI 22 | HAPPY YESS | $15
THE TRIPLE THREAT BOOGIE The NEO and Jigsaw Collective form one Mighty Mash Boogie Band, with a flurry of blazing three horns, honking piano, three bold front men, shredding harmonicas, fat bass and beats made for three legged dancing. 10PM FRI 22 | FRINGE CLUB | $15 16
HARRY HOOKEY AND SMALL TOWN ALIENS Burra. Gympie. Parachilna. Wangaratta. You name a town in Australia, chances are Harry Hookey has played it, probably in the last month. 7PM FRI 22 | DARWIN RAILWAY CLUB | $17
THE BENNIES The Bennies pack out the dance floor, supported by Poison City labelmates Clowns, also fresh from European tour dates. Along for the wild ride are Perth power pop outfit Axe Girl, featuring Ness from Jebediah. 7PM SAT 23 | DARWIN RAILWAY CLUB | $28.60
ED KUEPPERSUP. BROADWING Four decades after the release of his first record, the iconic Australian classic ”(I’m) Stranded” by The Saints, Ed Kuepper returns with an album that may well be considered a high point in his lengthy and uncompromising career. 7PM FRI 15 | DARWIN RAILWAY CLUB | $30 17
MUSIC PALINOPSIA A presentation of immersive imagery, abstract visuals and experimental electronic soundscapes, Palinopsia is a reverent emulation of hypnotic sound and auditory/ visual hallucinations. 7PM WED 20 | HAPPY YESS | $10
KATE OLIVER AND THE FUGITIVES Katherineâ€™s First Lady of Country premiers her new CD Big News in a Small Town at the Darwin Bowling Club. Support acts Jenni Boone and Kim Koole complete a night of original country music. 7PM SAT 16 | DARWIN BOWLS CLUB | $15/$10 PRESALE $20/$15 DOOR
CHINA BLUE EXPERIMENT SUP. BROTHER PHOENIX The China Blue Experiment is a band playing a fusion of blues and pop with wide reaching influences, eclectic styles and troublesome personalities from far-flung corners of the globe. 7PM THU 21 | DARWIN RAILWAY CLUB | $10
SONG FACTORY WITH DANIEL J TOWNSEND Song Factory is the brainchild of Tasmanian storysinger, Daniel J Townsend, who has no idea what it means to live in Darwin. Check the website for when Daniel will be collecting your stories, he'll turn them into a song to be performed at this Showcase. 5PM SUN 24 | HAPPY YESS | $10 18
BAIK BAIK BAIK A nasi campur of good good good wholesome underground music from across australia. This inaugural spread features a fine selection of bands from Adelaide, Melbourne Brisbane and Darwin. Get it into ya. 9.30PM SAT 16 | FRINGE CLUB $10 PRESALE, $15 DOOR
DIRTY OLD FOKKERS Kevin McCarthy and Shel O'Toole are Darwin-based singer/songwriters who tap into their Irish heritage to bring you the bawdy and the bad. They'll be singing songs of love, lust and other misadventures. 10PM THU 21 | FRINGE CLUB | $10
ORLANDO FURIOUS SUP. FISHSLAPPA Orlando furious is a “backyard Kanye”, the “Prince of dystopian suburbs”. He sings and shouts over futuristic, danceable rhythms from a place of optimistic paranoia and colonial guilt. Fishslappa has been building up a reputation as one of Darwin's most unpredictable and unconventional musicians. 9PM WED 20 | FRINGE CLUB | $5 19
VISUAL ART SECRET ART A group exhibition exploring and celebrating emerging visual artists, Secret Art shows, often for the first time, the intimate creations and first experiments of the next wave of exhibiting artists in Darwin. EXHIBITION OPENING 5 – 7PM FRI 15 | MAYFAIR GALLERY
EMPOWERING THE GIRL CHILD & EMPOWERING INDIA This visual exhibition presents empowering images (photos and film) and stories of men, women and children working to create social change in India. SAT 16 – SUN 24 | DARWIN CITY LIBRARY
FALLING MAN Using a projector and motion sensor, this projection installation allows you to control the falling man's fate. A projection installation by Justin Schmidt.
SQUEEGEE 2 A celebration of screen printing and textiles and the artists who embrace them, featuring a host of Darwin's emerging and established print artists. 6PM FRI 22 | LUCKY BAT | FREE 20
VISUAL ART ART STORIES Young writers, inspired by local artists' work, have created original and wonderful stories that respond to the work. This exhibition presents the story alongside the artwork. ON DISPLAY THROUGHOUT FESTIVAL | FRINGE HUB
12 DEGREES SOUTH The elemental forces of our coastline, the weather, vegetation, soil and fauna inspire and inhabit the prints, paintings and ceramics of Emma Long, Fernanda Dupal, Bronwyn Dann and Henry Dupal. EXHIBITION OPENING 5.30PM FRI 15 | TACTILE ARTS OPEN UNTIL 31 JULY
KIDS MR SNOT BOTTOM'S STINKY SILLY SHOW A deeeesgusting kids comedy brimming with all the topics they love: boogers, pop-offs & smells! Horrible stories, gross gags and wrong routines perfect for kids ages 4-10. 11AM WED 20 – FRI 22 | BROWN’S MART THEATRE | $15, $50 FAMILY (OF 4), $10 PER CHILD GROUP OF 8
MR SNOT BOTTOM'S LITTLE COMEDIANS WORKSHOP Learn how to become a real comedian and create a comedy character of your very own while learning top secret comedy skills in this hilariously fun workshop hosted by Mr Snot Bottom himself! Ages 7+ 2PM THU 21 | CORRUGATED IRON | $10 21
FRESH TRACKS Tracks Dance Company presents a series of short dance works created and performed by local choreographers, artists and dancers. Fresh Tracks showcases the development and rich potential of new, independent dance in our community. 3PM & 5PM SUN 17 | BROWN’S MART THEATRE | $15/$10 Paz Tassone
The Best Laid Paths is a visual and poetical contemplation of life itself. The varied paths of humanity towards inner peace are interwoven through this improvised dance sequence by local creative Jeremy 'Dancing Man' Garnett. 8.30PM WED 20 | BROWN’S MART THEATRE | $15/$10
BEER BELLY Belly dance, beer and bites - a degustation Darwin style. Let the best bellies in the business teach you a thing or two about the fabulous variety of beers found all around the world. SUN AFTERNOON 17 | DARWIN RAILWAY CLUB | $99 INCL. FOOD & MATCHED BEER, $80 INCL. FOOD ONLY 22
THE BEST LAID PATHS
OTHER STUFF SUNDAY ARVO JAM SESH Sunday arvo, it’s the perfect time to meet up for a Jam right? We sure think so! Bring your acoustic instruments and your collaborative brains - it’s time to make up some music! 4.30PM SUN 17 | HAPPY YESS | FREE
LAUNCH POOL PARTY The first LAUNCH Team event of 2016, the Cas Pool Party will be the coolest place to get down on Saturday night. An all ages event, there’ll be activities, refreshments, music, and more! 6PM SAT 16 & 23 | CASUARINA POOL | FREE
BOWIE/PRINCE TRIBUTE NIGHT – LABYRINTH (PG) & PURPLE RAIN (M) Deckchair Cinema celebrates two supernovas of contemporary music with this special double feature. Prizes for best Bowie/Princeinspired hair and outfit! 6PM FRI 22 | DECKCHAIR CINEMA | $24/$18 CONC/$15 MEMBER/$12 CHILD/$35 FAMILY 23
WORKSHOPS PLAY IN A DAY Play in a Day - written, rehearsed and performed in a day! A workshop for young people 1525yrs old. Participate in a series of devising, directing and tech-based workshops culminating in the performance of a collaboratively devised show. SAT 23 | CORRUGATED IRON | FREE Workshop: 9am – 5pm Public Performance: 6pm
YOU WRITE MATE?! Stimulate your creative writing juices with a variety of short exercises to help you get words onto paper! A fun and relaxed session for writers of all varieties especially the amateurs! 12PM SAT 23 | BROWN’S MART REHEARSAL ROOM | $10
MUSIC ART SANDWICH Come for a jam, sing and share ideas on ways to survive and thrive as a parent and Arts Practitioner. All levels welcome… Holding a baby? You can still sing! Kids and instruments welcome. 10AM SAT 23 | BROWN'S MART REHEARSAL ROOM | $10 24
WORKSHOPS THIS YEAR THE FRINGE HAS PUT TOGETHER A SMORGASBORD OF FREE-TO-ATTEND WORKSHOPS TO SKILL YOU UP AND GET YOU TRYING NEW THINGS. TOGETHER WITH LAUNCH DARWIN AND THE OFFICE OF YOUTH AFFAIRS WE’VE GOT SOMETHING FOR JUST ABOUT EVERYONE AT THIS FREE WORKSHOP SERIES. YOU CAN CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR THE FULL LIST, BUT HERE’S TWO TASTERS TO WARM YOUR PALATE.
BALLOON TWISTING WITH DANIELLE ANDREWS Learn the basics of balloon twisting: dog, flower, turtle, monkey. No equipment required, just bring along some enthusiasm.
ACTING 101 WITH RACHEL SMALL The art of acting, it takes years of intensive study to master - but who says you can’t learn the basics in one workshop? Great for beginners, or those who’ve done a bit and want to learn more.
FREE EVENTS AT MAYFAIR GALLERY HABITS OF HAPPINESS – 7PM MON 18 Join us if you want to feel more enthusiastic, and simply... Happy. Feel great, and think about everything in a more optimistic way.
BOGAN YOGA – 7PM TUE 19 Named bogan yoga for it’s encouragement of personal freedom. For Fringe we’ll be stretching to an all-local soundtrack!
NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA – 7PM WED 20 At the heart of No Lights No Lycra is the belief that everyone can dance. Join together to experience freedom of self-expression.
DRINK AND DRAW – 6PM THU 21 It's pretty simple. Meet other cool people and do some cool art! In a cool place! You can even have drinks! 25
VENUES FRINGE HUB BROWNS’ MART THEATRE 12 Smith St, Darwin City HAPPY YESS 12 Smith St, Darwin City
Mayfair Gallery – 7 Harriet Pl, Darwin City
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Tactile Arts – 19 Conacher St, Fannie Bay Harriet Pl park – Harriet Pl, cnr Smith St and Daly St Deckchair Cinema – Jervois Rd, Darwin City Lucky Bat – 3/7 Pavonia Pl, Nightcliff Darwin Bowls and Social Club 8 Conacher St, Fannie Bay Corrugated Iron Youth Arts 8 Bauhinia St, Nightcliff Casuarina Pool Angelo Street, Casuarina Darwin City Library – Darwin Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
SWEET FRINGE MERCH ON SALE AT THE FRINGE HUB THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL!
FRINGE WOULD LIKE TO THANK Heather Davis, Glenn Bernardin, David Taylor, Noya Chong Wah, Petra’s Raw Cakes, Damien Fisher, Dave Garnham and the Darwin Bowls and Social Club, Anna and Kane Stewart from the Darwin Railway and Social Club, Happy Yess, Mathew McHugh, Danny Crichton, Tarzan JungleQueen, Lisa Burnett and Richelle Hedstrom from LAUNCH Darwin, Tony Rive, Jane Tonkin and Corrugated Iron Youth Arts, Sean Pardy, Kerrin Schallmeiner, Kelly Blumberg and Mish Dott from Brown’s Mart Theatre, Tim Newth and David McMicken from Tracks Dance, Roslyn Perry, Tierney White and Liz Trevaskis from Off The Leash and Turn It Up, Mark Grose, Michael Hohnen and Skinnyfish, Brenton Ryan, Roxy Woolley, Arts NT, Simon Abrahams and the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Gail Evans, Hannah Illingworth, David Collins and the Mayfair Gallery, Markus Dixon, Lucky Bat Cafe, Mark Teakle and ZipPrint Darwin, and all of our fabulous volunteers. And so many others.
Go to WWW.DARWINFRINGE.ORG.AU Booking fees apply to some events.
BUT HOW DO WE CHOOSE WHAT TO GO TO AT THIS YEAR'S FRINGE FESTIVAL?!
HMM... I GUESS WE'LL HAVE TO SEE EVERYTHING!