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Published January 12th 2017
Expose yourself to the Arts – free events at Fringeworld
The 2017 Fringeworld Festival is coming to Perth again from 20 Jan to 19 Feb. With plenty of local and international acts to keep you entertained, you are definitely spoilt for choice. Take your pick from 700 events and immerse yourself in the arts.
Fringeworld tickets are quite reasonably priced starting from $15 but if your wallet is particularly light, there are also plenty of free events held by independent artists.
Venue: Gold Digger State Theatre Centre of WA Northbridge Date: Saturday 28 Jan Time: 5:00pm Cost: Free (need to win your way in)
The 720 ABC Perth Comedy Gala is free but you will need to win your way in by listening to 720 ABC Perth and visiting the Fringe World website for a chance to get tickets to a line-up of three of the best comedians handpicked from the Fringe World festival presented by 720 ABC Perth and Peter Bell.
Venue: The Blue Room Theatre Front Yard 53 James Street Perth Cultural Centre Northbridge
Date: Saturday 21 Jan-28 Jan Time: 4pm-9pm on weekends and 5pm-9pm on weekdays. Cost: Free
Put some headphones on and immerse yourself in an artistic experience where you are transported to a parallel world of ample time, space and future-gazing – all in a little caravan. The immersive experience rotates audience members through one at a time in five minutes. The caravan is designed by Kathy Holowko, music by Amiina and the experience is created by aMoment and presented by Maybe () Together. This is developed in support from the City of Melbourne through the Arts Grants Program. For more info visit www.amoment.com.au.
Venue: Fringe Central Perth Cultural Centre Perth WA
Date: Friday 20 Jan to Monday 20 Feb
There are two areas of fun with several different acts every day suitable for the whole family. From bubble blowers (Bubble Laboratory) to pirates to fire twirlers, check out cool international acts and their many talents. You are encouraged to pay according to how much you enjoyed the performance but it is not ticketed or compulsory.
Venue: De Parel Spiegeltent Perth Cultural Centre Northbridge WA
Date: Monday 30 Jan and Tues 31 Jan
A free workshop for students (30th Jan for students aged 10-14 and 31st Jan for students aged 15-17) to learn more about the theatre with IntotheMask theatre. Learn about the ancient performing art form of Commedia Dell'Arte which has had an influence on Shakespeare, mime, circus, opera and comedy for 500 years. Numbers are limited so participants will need to register here.
5) Teacup – One Boy's Story of Leaving his Homeland
Venue: State Library of WA Exhibition Space 25 Francis St Northbridge
Date: 27 Jan to 29 Jan
Times: 2.30pm, 10.30am, 1pm – view website for specific times
Based on a beautiful children's picture book, paintings from the book are displayed in the exhibition space along with music from Matt Ottley accompanied by musicians from Perth chamber music group Chimera Ensemble, Music Book's Narrator Danielle Joynt and Lark Chamber Opera's soprano composer Emma Jayakumar.