2015 Frankston Anywhere Festival
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Funny, cos it’s true! “If only all history lessons were as flat out entertaining” Herald Sun **** “The most entertaining history I’ve ever had!” (Blaire Magazine). A Sunburnt History has been entertaining audiences since 2012 with its unique brand of high energy, myth busting Australian history shows. Chock-full of “biting satire and thought provoking social commentary” (Stage Whispers 2015) A Sunburnt History dynamically and enthusiastically brings the pages of history to life with music, sketch, lyrical poetry and exuberant physicality.… READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
Also-ran, noun: a loser in a race or other contest. An undistinguished or unsuccessful person. When Elizabeth’s life coach warned her “you’re the composite of the people you spend the most time with”, she sat down to work out exactly who was responsible for her being the kind of person who needs a life coach. Her thirties are looming and Elizabeth has a lot of ground to make up. Taylor Swift had over 46 million Twitter followers by the age… READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
Ballam Park Homestead is a two-storey sandstone brick home, which is maintained to look and feel like a home of the last century. The house was built around 1855 by the Liardet family. It is one of the oldest houses in the area and is built from bricks made on the site and is open for tours on Sundays from 1pm to 5pm. Also included in the guided tour is the museum, farm machinery shed and gardens. You should allow… READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
Books light up our world! This is the theme for this year’s Children’s Book Week and Frankston City Libraries is excited to invite children to come along to Carrum Downs Library on Wednesday 26 August at 10:30am for a special performance by Carp Productions. Details: 03 9784 1020 or for bookings: BOOK NOW >> READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
Collision Course was developed by Australian Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Garry Stewart in collaboration with CM Film Productions. The video features 48 extreme slow motion collisions between dancers, boxers, martial artists, gymnasts, football players and street culture enthusiasts. The high-speed video used to capture the collisions, manipulates time and perception through slowing down movement. In each collision we witness in vivid detail the reconfiguration of faces, limbs and bodies as they collide against each other with impact. The enormous elasticity… READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
Spit it out. Sink your teeth in. Or suck it up. To speak and not to speak about anything at all is nothing out of the ordinary, especially for a politician. We need it to survive. It also creates wars. A new experimental physical performance by The DIG Collective about word play, a difficult conversation, and two bodies on stage. // The DIG Collective will be taking residence on the streets of Frankston during the festival and invite you to… READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
Part myth, part punk-rock biology class, part love letter to the Melbourne music scene, Exit Everything is an hallucinatory journey into the underworld. Bridget has wanted to be a rock star since she was a little girl. Now she’s all grown up and the closest she’s got is fucking some musicians and buying a leather jacket. But aren’t we all searching for the unattainable? Georgie’s cat and Grandmother both died, and their deaths sucked. Georgie is doing everything she can to prepare for death. How… READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
Locally grown fresh food comes to Wells Street every Thursday! The street is closed between Park Lane and Thompson Street, allowing visitors to walk freely among the stalls and pop in and out of the shops. What to expect: Street theatre Organic breads Gourmet meats and sauces Free range eggs Freshly picked vegetables Jams Chutneys Mayonnaise Salad dressings Fruit Homemade chocolates Delicious foods Entertainment Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the market – why not take the time to and discover the great… READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
The FAC is one of the largest outer metropolitan arts venues in Australia incorporating an 800 seat theatre, exhibition gallery spaces, a function centre, 192 seat black box theatre and creative arts hub. The FAC plays host to approximately one quarter of a million visitors annually; attracted to diverse artistic offerings which range from community and school productions to sell-out performances by touring national and international artists. Renowned for its variety of theatre, visual arts and workshop programs, the FAC’s… READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
The Frankston Sunday Market strives to provide a long term, ever changing and exciting venue for buyer and seller alike, catering to both the young and young at heart. We’re hugely proud of the wide variety of goods, services and entertainment that are showcased each and every Sunday. The market area consists of a large number of outdoor and semi-covered stalls, varying from homemade wares, crafts, new goods, new and pre-loved fashion, bric-a-brac, collectables, fresh produce, beautiful flowers and plants, fantastic… READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
Good Show has seen the future – and now they want to show you how goddamn hilarious it is. So, what happens when the machines are smarter than us? What happens when the computers come for our jobs? What happens when President Robobama takes the White House? Good Show is the first comedic outing of a new sketch supergroup consisting of Big Hoo-Haa alumni and all-round talented gits Sophie Kneebone (Impromptunes, Braveface), Matt Saraceni (Lords of Luxury, Funny or Die’s… READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
Life is a burrito. We’re born, we are shoveled into a channel of carbohydrate, and the weight of life’s commitments are thrown on top of us. The Cheese of Career. The Tomato Salsa of Broken Dreams. The Guacamole of Expectations. The Sour Cream of Regret. The debut solo show of comedian Lauren Bok. “Genuinely funny, entertaining and witty” – Beat Magazine READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
Come along to the Frankston Library on Sunday 30 August at 1:30pm for some Bluegrass, Celtic, Country, and Contemporary tunes. Circular Junction are a duo who combine vocal harmonies, guitar, fiddle, banjo and mandolin. Their music ranges from soothing tunes to some toe tapping fiddle and banjo! Details: 03 9784 1020 or for bookings: BOOK NOW >> READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
The Gallery presents a comprehensive and changing exhibition program and collection displays within three award winning exhibition spaces. Also found within the Gallery complex is the Gallery shop and a licensed cafe where visitors can enjoy the seasonal menu for brunch, lunch or morning and afternoon tea, while overlooking a beautiful lake and spectacular sculptures. The Sculpture Park features over 100 permanent outdoor sculptures located within diverse settings of open spaces, bracken paths, ti-tree forests, heathlands and lakes. McClelland Sculpture Park offers FREE guided tours on Wednesdays and Thursdays… READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
A best selling author is coming to Frankston! An internationally acclaimed novelist with a number of books on the New York Times Bestseller list will be the guest speaker at the Frankston Library on Saturday 22 August at 1:00pm. …We can’t reveal her name until 24 July. Details: 03 9784 1020 or for bookings: BOOK NOW >> READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
Hacking the ASIO mainframe. Playing professionally in all the sports. Sex with a lady. Paul has always been great at the things he tries for the first time. He is the Best Newcomer. Following a hugely successful debut at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this year, Paul is bringing an encore season of his critically-acclaimed show to this year’s Anywhere Festival. “Culliver is a bright, bouncy, sharp-minded young comic” ★★★★ Herald Sun “Culliver’s comedic timing is brilliant.” ★★★★½ Theatre Press READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
Playing out the many possibilities of the single moment when eyes meet, desires peak and you make a move, ‘Plunge’ examines the short and long term impacts of romantic advances that are reciprocated, rejected or unrequited. An exploration in touch, lust, love, pleasure and displeasure. Plunge blends contemporary dance with narrative and text in this stunning physical theatre show. ‘An evocative piece of work’ – Theatre Press READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
Artists with disability to stop Frankston foot traffic With a host of whimsical tools, the Get Out! ensemble will perform “butterfly surgery” on volunteer patients to remove unwanted nervous energy. These encounters will take place wherever there are people wanting to be cured of nerves—from high school students before an exam, to performers backstage at a concert, to people waiting to see a doctor. Experience this wonderfully strange, humorous and tender interactive surgical experienc, suitable for all ages. Get Out!… READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
Yellow Wheel and LYDT have joined forces to present two wild, new dance theatre works featuring the next generation of young, local movers. This is a free performance and the secret, site-specific location will be announced closer to the season. Dress warmly. You won’t be sitting. Don’t get too close to the edges. THE GOLDEN AGE Yellow Wheel / Joshua Lowe A moment of terrible achievement. A time of beautiful ruin. An age of golden desolation. IN TRANSIT LYDT /… READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
Trash ecology is about searching for discarded beauty, and finding stories in the detritus of urban life. Two giant maggot puppets take to the streets armed with gloves and a variety of instruments with which to investigate the environments they encounter. Each object selected is classified like an artefact with the date, time, location and a one-sentence story of the moment the object was found recorded on a zip-lock bag. At the end of each day the maggots add their… READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
Australia’s Got Talent survivors, fashion retail extraordinaires and nearly famous pop music phenomenons, Dash and D’Bree unleash their comic stylings on Frankston! Window Shopping Walking Tours is a forty minute part comedy, part music, all walking fun fest that reveals Frankston’s fashion hot spots, the bay side suburbs’s influences on current street style and how to harness the power of fashion to express and empower yourself – Franger style! READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!
Celebrate the end of winter on a spooky full moon at Mulberry Hill. This event kicks off our garden fundraiser with opportunities for you to really make a difference. Eat, drink and be merry with spicy mulled wines & ciders to warm your tummy, and feasts for the eyes and ears! Winter’s Last Hurrah features theatrical and classical guitar performances by Anywhere Festival participants, Melbourne Guitar Foundation, as well as an orchard planting, speakeasy bar, CFA sausage sizzle, campfire and… READ MORE OR BOOK NOW!