17 February, 2006

adelaide festivals

Adelaide's Art Festivals - South Australia

Adelaide Fringe 2006 runs from 24 February to 19 March, while Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts runs 3-19 March. Events range from an Architecture symposium to Writers' and Artists' Weeks to live performances. Both festivals include some free events. See the festival websites for full programs.



The Adelaide Festival of Arts is one of the world's great arts Festivals. It has created a strong tradition of innovation since 1960 inspiring celebration and presenting diverse art from across Australia and around the world. Held in the warm South Australian autumn in every 'even' year, this is a large-scale multi-arts event of extraordinary richness and diversity.

Each Festival program includes opera, theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, cabaret, new media events, Adelaide Writers' Week (the largest literary festival in the world), outdoor entertainment, visual arts exhibitions, master classes, forums, a late night club and much more.

Adelaide Fringe began in 1960 as an alternative to the Adelaide Festival, which offered limited opportunity for local and smaller-scale artists. As an open access event, the Fringe allowed anyone with ideas and enthusiasm to register and be a part of the program, showcasing their arts to a welcoming public.

Adelaide Fringe and Adelaide Festival have run side by side now, every second year, for over three decades. They are now inextricably linked as complementary events which together create an electric atmosphere of excitement and creativity across the city.

Adelaide Fringe is renowned for fresh ideas, risk, imagination, spontaneity and fun. It is the largest arts event in Australia and only rivalled by the Edinburgh Fringe on a worldwide scale.

Artists from across the globe participate alongside home-grown talent, in all artforms. For independent artists, it’s an inspirational environment. For audiences, it’s an atmosphere that encourages taking a chance on something new.

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