A lover of Brisbane, particularly the Moreton Bay region at Wynnum Manly and the beautiful Scenic Rim and have live in the Queensland Outback. A freelance writer always looking for the new and quirky places and event in my own backyard.
Published June 10th 2015
Fringe in the Valley
Burlesque collides with comedy and cabaret at the monthly Velvet Helmet Cabaret & Variety Night at the New Globe Theatre in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley.
Enjoy an alternative cabaret and variety night with some of the best of Brisbane's underground performing arts scene that is created by artists for artists.
The June event featured a sci-fi and David Bowie inspired extravaganza with an array of theatre and live electronica accompanying the cabaret performances led by Calliope Kinque with her luscious rendition of 'Science Fiction, Double Feature'.
The evening ended with Richard Grantham of the The Viola Cloning Project performing solo a 'multi-instrumentalist and veritable smorgasbord of effects pedals' providing a live soundscape accompanying the 1925 silent documentary, 'A Trip to the Planets'. It felt like being on the set of a quirky B grade movie set, but part of the action with the cast of the 'Big Bang Theory' and 'Forbidden Planet'.
Velvet Helmet promises each month Art that is sometimes "debaucherous, sometimes feral, licentious and bohemian." Even Art with 'little knickers and great big noses.'
Experience Shakespeare as you have never seen at the 15 July performance when Velvet Helmet presents A Mid-Winter's Night Dream. In the midst of Ekka week on 12 August the theme is 'A Carnival of unearthly Creatures'.
Doors open at 7pm with the decadent performances on until late.
This cabaret wonderland is at the New Globe Theatre, 220 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, just a minute from the Valley rail station. The Globe's seating is informal as if in a lounge room with guests seated on pre-loved sofa's, bar chairs and even on the auditorium floor!