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Food and fun for final week of Fringe
The final week of celebration of Fringe World acts at the Inglewood Monday Night Markets on February 8, features entertainment for everyone.
Turn damaged musical instruments into works of art.
With more than 40 food stalls down both sides of Beaufort Street from Eighth Avenue to Tenth Avenue in Inglewood, there's plenty to choose from to eat and then sit back and enjoy some laughs and some music.
To get the ball rolling, at 6.15pm, singer Aria Scarlett will give a 10-minute performance at the Town Square in front of the Inglewood Library in her own inimitable style, which has been described as 'everything classical music shouldn't be'.
For the rest of the evening at the Square, visitors are being encouraged to bring along broken instruments that are beyond repair to be recycled as art. The Recycle Instrument Project is a Community & Special Events Weekly Award Winner for Fringe World Festival 2021.
Rather than send an instrument to landfill The Recycle Instrument Project is bringing paints, glue, glitter and anything else to add an artistic touch to battered guitars or violins. The project by Curate Arts Incorporated, a collective of local artists, musicians, and designers, looks to create thought-provoking art with innovative artistic approaches.
CEO of Curate, Patricia Alessi, will be on hand on the evening with help from homegrown Maylands artist, Zoe Kerbey, who loves telling stories with pictures and paints wherever, whenever, and on whatever she can.
Johnny Nandez-Hammond Explosion
Over on the Ninth Avenue stage, at 6pm. MC and Comedian Gordon Southern will keep the mood light before introducing The Johnny Nandez Hammond Explosion at 6.15pm. The band will deliver an hour of supercharged surf-rock instrumentals of classic tracks from the 1930s to now.
The talented three-man band puts its own spin on the music of everyone from George Gershwin to Britney Spears with the sounds of guitar and Hammond organ.
Takashi Wakasugu offers his comedic perspective on Australia
Comedian Gordon Southern returns for a 15-minute set at 7.30pm followed by Takashi Wakasugi at 7.45pm, who tells his story about coming to Australia on a working holiday visa and spending three months working on a farm to get a one-year extension on his visa. Born and raised in Japan, Takashi takes a different look at Australian life.
Then at 8pm Jon Bennett's How I Learned to Hug is a story of love, loss, sex and hugging told to an airport security guard while being detained as a suspected terrorist in the Montreal Airport.
Comedian Jon Bennett
A world-renowned comedic storyteller Jon Bennett has more than 40 awards and nominations from festivals all over the world.
Stand-up comedian Dr Kim Le takes to the stage at 8.15pm with his Against Medical Advice with Dr Kim Le who relives his hilarious hospital stories.
Against Medical Advice with Dr Kim Le
WAAPA Music Theatre Cohort will be roaming Beaufort Street all evening with its Pop-up Street Theatre with a series of fun mashups of favourite musicals.
As well as excerpts from Disney musicals, Rohan Khanna, Rohan Campbell, Maddy Betts and Hayley Parnaby perform songs from Grease and Mamma Mia.
And for another musical option buskers will include Patrick-Lee on didgeridoo at the Tyzia Inlgenook, on the corner of 10th Avenue and Beaufort Street, Grayson Dennis on the corner of Ninth Avenue and Beaufort Street, and Melomania at the Grey Pavers just past King Size Menswear at 872 Beaufort St.