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An arts festival without bureaucracy and red tape
While it may be finishing this weekend, it's still worth noting that this past fortnight has been the Brisbane Fringe Festival (BFF) from 14th - 31st August. There's still loads left on the schedule for you to see and do including theatre, music, comedy and dance performances, art exhibitions and other events.
The BFF is now in its fourth year and is growing steadily in size as well as the caliber of it's performers and associated events. Being a not-for-profit, BFF is open access for all types of arts workers and performers to showcase their talents, new work or workshop ideas. There is a routine defunding practice going on in all levels of government at this time and arts groups and individuals have felt the pain of losing funding more than most. BFF promises to give crucial exposure and assistance for artists to showcase their work in absence of government funding and over 130 submissions were received in answer to their call.
The Bearded Lady in West End is the official Fringe Bar and features special music, comedy and cabaret performances as well as a venue for a post-show drink. Get along to some of the incredible events on offer and show that you are involved, engaged and invested in the arts in Queensland!