COLOUR­FUL MIX OF ACTS SET TO THRILL

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - WHAT'S ON -

EDGY, colour­ful and al­ways en­ter­tain­ing; Syd­ney’s Fringe Festival is an in­ter­est­ing mix of art, per­for­mance and hand­son events that are sure to ap­peal to artists, art ap­pre­ci­a­tors and fam­i­lies. Polix­eni Pa­pa­petrou’s pho­tog­ra­phy com­bines stun­ning flowers and mod­els, and will be on dis­play at the Stills Gallery through­out Septem­ber. There will be more than 300 tick­eted pro­duc­tions across 46 venues, span­ning theatre, phys­i­cal theatre and cir­cus, mu­sic, comedy, vis­ual art, film, cabaret, mu­si­cal theatre, dance and spo­ken word. Mu­si­cal high­lights in­clude the 17-piece Sirens Big Band and Aus­tralia’s finest fla­menco gui­tar player Damian Wright. The festival will also run a pro­gram of fam­ily-friendly events in­clud­ing yo­ga­nauts, a yoga class for kids, wall-hang­ing work­shops and a cricket day at Cam­per­down Park. The cricket day will be held on Sun­day, Septem­ber 18, with a broader kids’ pro­gram sched­uled on Satur­day, Septem­ber, 24, and Sun­day, Septem­ber, 25. From Thurs­day, Septem­ber 1, to Fri­day, Septem­ber 30, at venues across Syd­ney. Details: syd­neyfringe.com.

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