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Prospect Fringe celebrates art, culture and community with family-friendly program

The Prospect Fringe, returns this February, in conjunction with the Adelaide Fringe, and is the perfect place to enjoy Fringe on the Fringe!

If you’re excited about this year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival but want to skip the hustle and bustle of the CBD yet still be a part of all the festivities, the Prospect Fringe, hosted by the City of Prospect and in conjunction with the renowned Adelaide Fringe, is the perfect place to enjoy Fringe on the Fringe!

Running from Friday, February 16th to Sunday, March 17th, this annual event is in its fourth year running and is back with over 20 diverse shows and events, ensuring that there’s something for every taste and member of the family.

Mayor of Prospect, Matt Larwood, an avid supporter of the arts and culture in the community, is excited about presenting this year’s program of events to South Australia.

‘I’m thrilled to present our fourth annual Prospect Fringe program featuring a variety of unique shows and events in venues across City of Prospect’, says Mayor Larwood. ‘This year’s program in Prospect features a bespoke program of music, comedy, theatre, workshops, arts and children’s events, ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy.’

With over 20 events and shows held at 6 venues across 31 days in February and March, Prospect Fringe is a celebration of community spirit and a great place to start your Fringe journey, with an array of local restaurants and venues offering both premium dining experiences and entertainment over the course of the event.

So, what are some of the must-experience events at this year’s Prospect Fringe? See some of the highlights below.

Twilight Sessions

Entering its 29th year, the family-favourite Twilight Sessions is back and happening in the Prospect Memorial Gardens every Friday in February (kicking off on the 2nd of February). The best way to wind down after a long work week this summer, this free event features live music, food vendors, kids activities and weekly prize giveaways. Bring your picnic rugs and camping chairs and kick back with friends and family.

Where: Prospect Memorial Gardens.
When: Friday 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd of February, from 6 pm to 9:30 pm.
For the full program, click here.

Youth In Blues

Bringing a new sound to the Aussie blues music scene, Taking Back June is performing at Payinthi – Eliza Hall on March 1st from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. Inspired by blues legends, including Freddie King, Donny Hathaway and B.B. King, Taking Back June is fresh from the Memphis Blues Challenge stage and here to share their talent, charm and soulful groove with audiences at Prospect Fringe.

Where: Payinthi – Eliza Hall
When: Friday, 1st March, 7 pm to 9:30 pm.
Cost: $25

Prospect Road Autumn Fair

The free, family-friendly Prospect Road Autumn Fair is back in March, teaming up with Markets in Prospect and Fibre Feast SA at Padnpadninya Tapa at Blackfriars School. Featuring tonnes of market stalls featuring amazing designers, artisans and creators, there’ll also be delicious food stalls, fantastic live music, a bar to kick back and unwind, fun roaming performers and a heap of games and activities to keep the kids entertained.

For craft lovers, Fibre Feast will include yarn, tools, patterns and accessories suitable for all different skill levels and interests.

Where: Blackfriars School.
When: Sunday, 3rd March, 10 am to 4 pm.
Free entry.
For more info, click here.

Space And Time: Cat’astrophe

Experience the art installation Space And Time: Cat’astrophe from Wesley Tyson Maselli at Payinthi – Newmarch Gallery, running from February 23rd to the 30th of March as part of Prospect Fringe.

This installation is a hyperrational exploration of being, inviting visitors to participate and enter this vessel for an experience of deep time, which ponders the thought that by mid-2024, there will have been as many days since the colonisation of Australia as there are seconds in a day (86400 seconds to be exact!).

Where: Payinthi – Newmarch Gallery, 128 Prospect Rd, Prospect SA 5082.
When: Opening night, Friday, 23rd of February, from 6 pm.
Free entry.
For further info, click here.

ART

  • NEWMARCH GALLERY

MUSIC

  • TELEGRAPH ROAD – GLENN SKUTHORPE PRESENTS DIRE STRAITS
  • BEATING UP THE BEATLES
  • THE PRICE OF LOVE
  • FIRST NATIONS VOICES
  • KING AYISOBA, KWASI DANKWAH, RAS MINANO & HOPE OF AFRICA BAND
  • THE WORLD’S BEST SONGS… AND SOME OF MINE – WITH LOUCAS LOIZOU

COMEDY

  • THE GOOD ITALIAN GIRL PRESENTS – CELEBRATING THE ITALIAN SISTERHOOD

CABARET & THEATRE

  • FLAMENCODANZA
  • HOMER’S ODYSSEY – A MINI-MUSICAL

KIDS & FAMILY

  • LITTLE RED IN THE HOOD
  • PHANTASTIC PHYSICS SHOW
  • SILLY SONG CIRCUS

WORKSHOPS

  • 1 WAY TO SING EASY WITH BRIAN GILBERTSON
  • COME & TRY BREATHWORK – A CEREMONY OF BREATH
  • PAINT & SIP – VAN GOGH, MONET, PICASSO AND TRAVEL THEMES

The Prospect Fringe offers a unique opportunity to experience the vibrancy and diversity of the arts right in the heart of this outer city, urban SA suburb. It’s a perfect blend of community, creativity, and celebration, collaborating with this year’s Adelaide Fringe to showcase both talented artists and performers along with interactive cultural events, promising unforgettable experiences for all who attend.

As the Prospect Mayor proudly puts it—’Prospect continues its storied history of producing and supporting arts and artists, culture and events with this fantastic boutique 2024 program.’

For the full 2024 Prospect Fringe program and further info on all events, click the link below.

What: 2024 Prospect Fringe.
Where: City of Prospect.
When: Friday, February 16th to Sunday, March 17th, 2024.
For further info, click here.






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