Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Spiegeltent is in town!

Translated from Dutch to mean 'Mirror tent', the Spiegeltent in Perth originates from 1905 and is one of the few left in the world. This little beauty is called the 'De Parel Van Vuren' or in English 'The Pearl of Fire', and will be a new cultural feature for Western Australia from here onwards!

Serving as the main venue during this year's Fringe World Festival, hundreds flock from all suburbs to attend one of the many shows put on by both local and global talent. The festival runs until Sunday 19 February and has everything from cabaret to comedy, dance to plain outrageous and more. A once empty space between Perth central station and the State Library is brought to life featuring fluro caravans, organic yoghurt, meat and veggie burgers to die for, drinks, live music, bean bags and or course milk crates covered with fake grass (why didn't I think of that!).

This festival is not to be missed. I've attended Briefs (male burlesque, feathers and thongs = Yes!) and Meow Meow in Feline Intimate (fabulous world class cabaret). Both were phenomenal nights out and you'll find most shows average $25 per ticket - talk about bang for your buck! 

Shows do sell out so recommend booking online, and I would advise to arrive an hour early to embrace your surroundings and line up to get good seats!

I'll be booking my tickets for next week very soon.

Fringe World Festival 2012
Until Sunday 19 February

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