FRINGE WORLD is a magical time of year and a chance to escape the every day, but as much as we enjoy putting on the Festival for our community to enjoy, we acknowledge that we do so at a time when there is a tragedy unfolding on the east coast of Australia.
We want to do our bit to support the people and wildlife affected by these devastating fires, and we have been following the incredible outpouring of support from Fringe artists wanting to do the same.
We are proud to announce that our FRINGE WORLD community has come together for an evening of hope on Monday 20 January at 7.30pm at the happy FRINGE WORLD Hub, The Ice Cream Factory.
To The Bush With Love – A Very Fringey Fundraiser is an epic variety event resulting from an incredible collection of artists and crew alike, all volunteering their time, talent and skills to give audiences an evening of joyful escapism and support recovery from the ongoing fires.
With artists spanning the best music, comedy, magic, circus, cabaret and burlesque acts from Perth and around the world, working side by side with Perth’s arts community including graphic designers, publicists, photographers and independent producers, ‘To The Bush With Love’ is definitely one very Fringey fundraiser!
The line-up features world-class award winning magician and mentalist Matt Tarrant, Famous Sharron, WA’s own critically acclaimed circus company Kinetica, ginger glamonster Gingzilla, plus jazz age sounds from Swingin’ at the Savoy and much more.
Tickets for ‘To The Bush With Love’ are available from www.fringeworld.com.au and are $30 for General Admission and $50 for VIP. 100% of ticket proceeds will go to WWF’s Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund. Furthermore, FRINGE WORLD Festival will also be making a donation of $10,000 towards this artist fundraiser.
Alongside the artist event, FRINGE WORLD is also facilitating donations from its website (www.fringeworld.com.au) and all FRINGE Box Offices, where from now until 26 January, customers will have the option to add a donation to their ticket purchase.100% of ticket proceeds donated will be split equally across three charities, all at the frontline of delivering vital services to people and wildlife:
1. WIRES– www.wires.org.au
2. NSW Rural Fire Service – www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
3. Victorian Bush Fire Appeal – www.vic.gov.au/bushfireappeal
Artrage Inc, producer of FRINGE WORLD, also announced that its outdoor cinema Rooftop Movies, will contribute to the organisations’ fundraising efforts. A special screening of the iconic Australian comedy The Castle will take place on Thursday 16 January, with 100% of ticket sales going to WWF, to care for injured wildlife and aid to restore forest homes to our koalas.
Tickets are from here (www.rooftopmovies.com.au/tickets)