Bunbury set to live on the Fringe

Ashwini SaseedaranSouth Western Times

The second Bunbury Fringe Festival is moving up a gear from its launch last year with more artists, performances, events and collaborative efforts set to entertain the community from February 16 to 24.

Highlight acts include comedians Ciaran Lyons and Ben Darsow, international fringe hit Charolais, from Ireland, and funny personality Famous Sharron.

Creative director Joel McGuinness said this year’s festival was all about getting the community to interact and see unusual live performances.

“The beauty of Fringe is seeing something unexpected in an intimate space,” he said.

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“We want people to get off their couches and hang out with their mates instead at Fringe while learning something new or seeing something funny.”

Camera IconCredit: Jon Gellweiler

A new mini sustainability festival will also approach important topics in a fun way.

Guests can learn how to make ethically sourced hand cream or learn about the ocean’s health from a marine biologist.

The Victoria Street party will see the cappuccino strip closed off on February 17 for a family-friendly event with the public invited to enjoy all things Fringe.

For more information and tickets, visit www.bunburyfringe.com.

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