Happenings

Melbourne Fringe 2019

When: 12 - 29 September
Where: Various locations across Melbourne
How much: See individual events for booking details
More info: Melbourne Fringe website

A Melbourne institution since 1982, Fringe 2019 is art for everyone. The arts festival champions cultural democracy and celebrates freedom of artistic expression, amplifying marginalised voices across the city.

This year’s Fringe takes place in theatres and galleries, but also in living rooms, in alleyways, in bookshops and libraries, in restaurants and cafes, in the backseat of cars – anywhere you can imagine. The festival aims to transform spaces and people by pushing boundaries and illuminating new thoughts and ideas.

Our personal highlights:

What Am I Supposed to Do? (WAISTD)
Created by Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen, this is an immersive performance that questions the complexities and complicity of contemporary Australia. Directed live, the entire audience moves through a collage of drama, movement and narrative, a jaw-dropping ride in an unfolding environmental horror. More info here.

The Science of Transportive Storytelling
Simon Oats, a renowned storyteller and communications consultant shares amazing insights into the power of storytelling from a neuroscience and psychological perspective. Learn how to craft stories in a way that engages the imaginative centres of the brain and the neurochemistry of empathy. More info here.

[Image: courtesy of Melbourne Fringe 2019]