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Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014

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The Melbourne Fringe Festival runs from 17th September to 5th October. In readiness for the Melbourne Fringe Festival, the 2014 Program was launched on Wednesday August 6th.

Program Launch, Melbourne Fringe Festival
Program Launch, Melbourne Fringe Festival

With over 400 shows, events and exhibitions, artists and audiences can experience the atmosphere and fun in locations all over Melbourne. The Program consists of Uncommon Places, Fringe Film and Fringe Furniture.

Colourful Festival Guides are available at locations all over Melbourne. You can also jump online to view the program and to book tickets for the 2014 Fringe Program.

About the Melbourne Fringe Festival / Fringe Hub

Within the Errol St precinct, in North Melbourne, there are 60 shows across 10 venues. Known as the Fringe Hub, this is the epicentre of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. You can watch performances, puppetry, dance, cabaret, live art, music, circus, comedy and more.

The Fringe Hub is the epicentre of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, featuring 60 shows across 10 venues in North Melbourne's Errol St precinct.

The Fringe Hub presents the best local, national and international artists. The 2014 Fringe Hub program showcases work from puppetry, dance, cabaret, live art, music, circus, comedy and more.

Experience the buzz as the city comes alive for the Festival. Come to the Fringe Hub to see unforgettable shows, dance the night away and meet people who love Melbourne Fringe as much as you do, at The Warren, North Melbourne Town Hall.

What to do and see:

There is a lot of information on the Melbourne Fringe Festival website. Rather than recreate the website, I thought I would highlight a few of the performances for you; some that I might like to attend.

Journey, Melbourne Fringe Festival
Journey, Melbourne Fringe Festival


At the Meeting Room, in the North Melbourne Town Hall you can enjoy Journey. Journey is a contemporary dance performance which explores the Journey of life of a Chinese woman who travels to Australia.

Through Dance watch the Chinese woman's experience as she tries to understand Western culture and as Western people learn to understand her Chinese culture. Directed and Choreographed by Jin Cheng.

A brief history of comedy
A brief history of comedy

A Brief History of Comedy will be performed at the Imperial Hotel.

This comedy sketch / satire is billed as running "the gamut of time and space" and is written and performed by Adam Knox, Ben Vernel and Timothy Clark.

For more information about A Brief History of Comedy you can view their facebook page. Or you can go along and watch them perform live at the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Be a Superhero
Be a Superhero at the Melbourne Fringe Festival

Superhero Training Academy

Children are asked to suit up, get the moves and attend the Superhero Training Academy. The Superhero Training Academy is recruiting children aged five and upwards to a world where theatre meets workshop, meets magic.

There are limited spaces for this even so it is essential to pre-book. No door sales available.

The Superhero Training Academy is presented by Theatre works, and it is part of Kaleidoscope - a micro festival for Under 12 year olds.

Chinese Whispers, Preparation
Chinese Whispers, Preparation

A Maze of Chinese-Indonesian Stories

Chinese Whispers draws inspiration from the life experiences of Chinese-Indonesian women living in Melbourne.

Through the headphones that you'll be wearing, you will hear Ria Soemardjo's voice instructing you to step into the worlds of these women, their homes, the people they have left behind, their dreams and fears.

Browse the 2014 Fringe Hub program for further information about any of the shows highlighted above, or to see what other performances you may be interested in.

All images courtesy of the event website.
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