Frivolities at the Fringe Festival

The Melbourne Fringe Festival has something for everyone.

September is an exciting month to live in Melbourne.

The weather starts to warm up, and there are so many things happening!

One of the most exciting is the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Melbourne Fringe highlights everything that makes Melbourne the great city it is, with an emphasis on helping residents experience their city in a new way.

This year the festival will run from September 16 until October 4. There will be 401 events at 174 venues, with 6000 artists involved.

Fringe Festival creative director and CEO, Simon Abrahams, said the Melbourne Fringe was not about presenting people with the obvious.

“This year’s festival is about independent artists taking risks, safe in the knowledge that they have an audience who are equally audacious and share their sense of artistic adventure,” he said.

The program offers a selection of cabaret, kids programs, circus, comedy, dance, live art, music, performance and visual art.

The sheer variety makes it hard to choose which events to go to!

Here are some that will be taking place in the CBD.

ACCA in the City: Public Movement
If you see a group of performers marching in the city one evening, it’s probably the performers trained by Tel Aviv-based group Public Movement.
Where: Melbourne City Square
Time: 5pm
Dates: Monday, September 21 – Sunday, September 27

A Picture is Worth 1000 Likes
When Grace, Teddy and Max upload a YouTube video during a big night out they are not expecting to wake up to a million views and counting …
Where: Tuxedo Cat – The Atrium
Time: 7.15pm
Dates: Wednesday, September 16 – Sunday, September 27

Tinserella
A one-woman cabaret who will do her best to crack you up.
Where: The Butterfly Club
Time: Varies
Dates: Tuesday, September 29 – Sunday, October 4

A Playful Encounter
A Playful Encounter is an experience of wonder that takes two participants per session on a playful journey through an environment yet to be discovered, guided interactively by human size light spheres.
Where: Studio 15
Time: Varies
Dates: Friday, September 18 – Sunday, October 4

#DearDiary
Discover what hidden messages your past has for your present.
Where: The Butterfly Club
Time: Varies
Dates: Tuesday, September 22 – Sunday, September 27

There are plenty of other events also happening in the CBD. Check out the Festival Program at www.melbournefringe.com.au

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