ADVERTISING FEATURE: Focus on cultural Fringe

By , 18/02/2019 16:13

SCRUMPTUOUSLY WIERD: Performance artist, theatre designer, and questioning showgirl, Carletta The Great presents the surreal “A Showgirl. Deconstructed”.
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The Newcastle Fringe Festival will bring a smorgasbord of local, national and overseas performing arts to Newcastle for five amazing days from the March 22 to March 26.

NERDIEST SHOW YET: Local comedian Clark Gormley offers nerds a riveting plot line linking famous and eccentric boffins throughout history.

This year there will be over 100 acts taking in comedy, theatre, children’s theatre, music, dance, cabaret and circus, promisingsomething for everyone.

All Fringe venues –the Royal Exchange (Bolton Street), The Grand Hotel (Bolton St), the Cathedral, Catapult Dance Studios (Hunter St – Newcastle West). The Gallipoli Legion Club (Beaumont St, Hamilton) and the Wesley Church (Beaumont St, Hamilton) – are within walking distance of the Newcastle CBD and each venue will have at least three shows a day starting at 6pm on week days and six, starting at 1.30pm, on the weekend.

SIT BACK AND RELAX: Masterful A capella ensemble the Accapelicans perform old and new arrangements ranging from recent hits, jazz standards and traditional ballads.

Feature acts include the Accapelicans (from Sydney), Laurie Black Live (from London),Amelia Jane Hunter‘s “The Blue Hour” (n but resides in Germany),Charlie De Barkle’s “Shaken. A James Bond Cabaret” (from Melbourne), Carletta Childs’”A Showgirl, Deconstructed” (Melbourne),Madelaine Culp’s “The Future Now” and “Aunty Plop Plop’s Useless Shop”, and Canadian stand-up comedian Ally Baharoon’s “The Fun Talker”.

The aim of the Newcastle Fringe is multi-faceted, according to festival director Phil Aughey.

“It gives local artists a platform to produce their work in a professional manner,” he said.“It attracts acts from all over the globe to give a variety of performing arts for the audiences and inspire future artists.

“It creates a cash flow for the venues, local businesses and artists.And it establishes Newcastle as a cultural city with international status.”

Newcastle now boasts five different cultural festivals, namely TINA, the Writers Festival, A Music Festival, Micro Theatre Festival and Newcastle Fringe Festival.All designed to increase Newcastle’s importance as a truly cultural city.

It is no coincidence that the Newcastle Fringe follows Adelaide and Perth Fringes, therefore adding to an n circuit.

It’s something the local business community is increasingly recognising, with NFF’s major sponsors this year includingPort of Newcastle,Port Waratah Coal Services and Newcastle City Council (Make Your Place).

With so many acts to choose fromPhillip suggests audience members get a plan.

“My suggestion to audiences is to chose a venue for each night,” he said. “For example at the Royal Exchange there are three cracker shows following each other.

“The Saturday night program at the Gallipoli club is a standout. Lots of really good shows following each other.”

For more information visitwww.newcastlefringe苏州夜总会招聘.au.

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