Melbourne Fringe Festival - Week 2

Words - J Forsyth

Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014 slides into the second week, squeezing its sexy self into every corner and crevice of Melbourne.

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Where we have been!

FECK:ART opened last Friday and runs until 4 October, LOOK HERE!

Once Were Pirates running from 17 - 28 September at Northcote Town Hall, Julia checked it out, article HERE!

The Youtube Comment Orchestra has three nights left at The Malthouse Theatre, Kate went to the opening, check it HERE!

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Where we are going this week!

Bucket's list, Fringe Hub, Rehearsal Room, North Melbourne Town Hall.

Chinese Whispers, Bluestone Church Arts Space, 8 Hyde Street Footscray.

The Land That Time Forgot, Hare Hole, 63 Johnston Street, Fitzroy.

Kim Kardashian Is Bad For The Environment at Farouk's Olive, 711 High Street, Thornbury.

Chinese WhispersChinese Whispers, image courtesy of Melbourne Fringe Festival

All Weekend -


Returning for a second year, emerging digital screen artists are showcased in a explosive open access program of short films, animation and video art.

Fringe Film: Digital Creatures turns Little Creatures Dining Hall into a performance art space.  Rock on in, put on the head phones and be taken into a combined world of visual and performance art, nightly until 5 October, must be over 18 to enter.

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 Common Room opened Thursday 25 September, a temporary pop-up Third Place on City Square in the CBD acting as a hub for The Melbourne Fringe visual arts project - Uncommon Places.

Running until Sunday 28 September, the Common Room invites YOU to join in on artist talks, events, games and the interactive Uncommon Map where visitors can document their favourite locations across Melbourne using instant photos from Impossible Labs.

Some of the locations include Lygon streets Cinema Nova, the City of Melbourne Lawn Bowls Club, North Melbourne Library, City Library and Melbourne institution Pelligrini’s.

Visitors are encouraged to cruise around the city taking photos of their favourite third place artworks, and return to the hub to share their photos. For those who want to join a group, The Common Room will also host Uncommon Places Photographic Tours hosted by FilmNeverDie. All activities are free, and suitable for all ages.  If of course this sounds way too involved, just go and look, take a selfie and move on.