FRINGE FUN ON THE EDGE OF THE DESERT
Fri 15 – Sat 16 March
Port Augusta Cultural Centre – Yarta Purtli
Back for a sixth fantastic year, Desert Fringe will feature a brilliant bunch of Fringe artists including local, national, international and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander performers. Desert Fringe exclusives include Stephen Sheehan’s multi award-winning smash hit comedy Stevl and His Translator Fatima and a stunning closing night event on the foreshore featuring a special performance by Polytoxic (QLD) in their breathtaking show Trade Winds. Download the Desert Fringe brochure and program HERE. Check out highlights from the 2012 Desert Fringe HERE!
PROGRAM: FRIDAY 15 MARCH
Desert Fringe Opening Concert
Gladstone Sq. 5:30pm – 8pm | FREE
Kick off your Desert Fringe weekend with a FREE outdoor event for the whole family featuring street performers, roving artists, South Australian Indigenous band, THE MERRg plus uplifting tunes from Corey Theatre. Free sausage sizzle provided by BankSA and Apex Club of Port Augusta.
Stevl and His Translator Fatima - One night only. Don’t miss this Desert Fringe exclusive!
Institute Theatre, 8pm | Tix $10, available at Port Augusta Cultural Centre on (08) 8641 9176 or at the door.
Much loved and acclaimed SA comedic performer Stephen Sheehan presents his hilariously kooky hit Stevl and His Translator Fatima. Combining voice play, physical humour, musical numbers and genuinely witty story-telling, Stevl and his translator Fatima take you on an off-beat and darkly funny journey through relationships like nothing you’ve seen before! Performed by Stephen Sheehan and Emma Beech
Desert Fringe Club
The Barracks, 8pm – midnight | FREE – one night only!
Drinks and nibbles available
Indulge in brilliant entertainment under the stars with world-class performers:
- CASM Soul Band with soaring vocals from Zaacharia Fielding and Ellie Lovegrove to get you on the dance floor
- Stunning Club host Fez Faanana (QLD)
- Cheeky cabaret acts from international darling Miss Behave (UK)
- Favourites Mr Spin and Pandora Pink (UK) return with brand new acts
- Desert Fringe first timers Corey Theatre and Til The Break
- Port Augusta’s Desert Voices Choir and Ukulele Club Ukeansing
- Hilarious feats from Les Vitamines (CAN)
- Dance and physical theatre company Polytoxic (QLD)
Port Augusta Cultural Centre – Yarta Purtli Gallery
22 Feb – 23 Mar | Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm & Sat 10am – 1pm
Extended Desert Fringe opening hours:
Fri 15 March: 5pm – 8pm, Sat 16 March: 10am – 4pm
Planet Poly Pop by Samuel Tupou (QLD)
One of Australia’s top emerging artists, Samuel Tupou, combines Pacific Island influences with street art techniques and pop culture symbolism to reflect his own mixed cultural heritage.
Out of the Ordinary
An exhibition featuring an eclectic collection of unique and inventive art by artists and craftspeople from across Port Augusta and surrounding regions.
PROGRAM: SATURDAY 16 MARCH
Desert Fringe Arts Market & Family Day
12pm – 3pm | Desert Fringe Arts Markets & Family Day
An afternoon of dazzling music, circus, comedy and street theatre performances hosted by the adorable Pandora Pink (UK). Featuring stalls by local Port Augusta artists and craftspeople.
3pm – 4pm | Les Vitamines (CAN) Family Show
A very special Desert Fringe exclusive family show featuring amazing tricks from sensational performers.
Desert Fringe Closing Event
5.30pm – 8.30pm | Waterfront concert, sunset picnic & BBQ
8.30pm | Trade Winds performance by Polytoxic (QLD) on the water
Bring your picnic rug, sit back, grab a bite to enjoy and enjoy the show at sunset. Hosted by internationally acclaimed Miss Behave, enjoy a waterfront concert featuring Desert Fringe favourite Robert Champion and friends, Corey Theatre, Til The Break, Mr Spin, Les Vitamines plus Port Augusta locals Ukeansing. Desert Fringe will close with an unforgettable South Australian premiere of Polytoxic’s spectacular, Trade Winds.
Free sausage sizzle provided by BankSA and Apex Club of Port Augusta.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Trade Winds was developed with the support of 2012 FreeRange at Metro Arts, and has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body
* DESERT FRINGE IS A SMOKE FREE EVENT