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SCHOOL HOLIDAY ARTS PROGRAM

Extreme Arts: Theatre Intensive ‘LACUNA’

January 19th, 2020 - January 23rd, 2020

Join creators of Line Dance – Ana Rita Pires and Alexandra Harris...

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FUNDRAISER

Bushfire Relief Fundraiser

January 17th, 2020

FCAC, Foreign Brothers, Music In Exile and Bedroom Suck join forces to...

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SCHOOL HOLIDAY ARTS PROGRAM

School Holiday Arts Program (January)

January 13th, 2020 - January 16th, 2020

Fill your school holidays with extreme arts! Our January school hol...

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EXHIBITIONS

Disrupting Artistic Terra Nullius

December 5th, 2019 - December 20th, 2019

Disrupting Artistic Terra Nullius; The ways that First Nations women i...

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TILDE

tilde: Trans and Gender Diverse Film Festival

November 27th, 2019 - December 1st, 2019

tilde: Melbourne’s only Trans & Gender Diverse Film Festival ret...

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FESTIVAL

Due West Arts Festival

November 14th, 2019 - November 24th, 2019

Due West Arts Festival sees local contemporary artists and acclaimed ...

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EMERGING CULTURAL LEADERS

Emerging Cultural Leaders Showcase 2019

October 31st, 2019

Join us for an evening of performance, film, music and art! Get acquai...

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WOMEN ART POLITICS

The Terminator

October 24th, 2019 - October 26th, 2019

“If you didn’t want me to make a comedy about this, you should hav...

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EXHIBITIONS

Heart

October 10th, 2019 - November 9th, 2019

The Heart exhibition will take you on a touching visual journey throug...

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JOLT ARTS

Copy That, Copy Cat: JOLT SONIC FESTIVAL 2019

September 19th, 2019 - September 22nd, 2019

Time to dial up the sonic boom! To celebrate their 10-year annivers...

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FILM SCREENING

Black Screen: Warburdar Bununu — Water Shield

September 17th, 2019

A young leader is devastated when Borroloola Town Camps are bombarded ...

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LIVE MUSIC

Hear Footscray #4

September 13th, 2019 - September 14th, 2019

Hear Footscray is transforming FCAC into Footscray’s vibrant new mu...

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LIVE MUSIC

EP Launch – Dean Jackson

September 13th, 2019

Dean Jackson, one of the most well-known faces to Footscray, is releas...

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EXHIBITIONS

Her Focus

September 5th, 2019 - September 28th, 2019

Photography has been historically a male-dominated field and in many w...

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FESTIVAL

West Writers Forum: Cry Havoc – a Djed Press showcase

September 1st, 2019

Climate change, social inequality, the rise of alt-right facism… to ...

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FESTIVAL

West Writers Forum: What is African poetics?

September 1st, 2019

Bringing diverse Afro-Australian creatives to explore modern and histo...

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FESTIVAL

West Writers Forum: West Writers X WrICE – CRAFT

September 1st, 2019

Capping off a 6-week period of discussion and interrogation, three pai...

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EXHIBITIONS

Love in Place – an interactive installation

September 1st, 2019

Tell us about a place that holds your love and add it to our skyline o...

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FESTIVAL

West Writers Forum: Stories of place – FRESH!

September 1st, 2019

FRESH! is a dramedy web series created by Nikki Tran. Inspired by Foo...

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FESTIVAL

West Writers Forum: Parallel Universes

August 31st, 2019

The West Writers Group reflects on love in its various ambiguities. Wi...

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WORKSHOPS

West Writers Forum: Behind the Screens

August 31st, 2019

Behind the Screens is a response to the underrepresentation of diverse...

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FESTIVAL

West Writers Forum at Melbourne Writers Festival

August 30th, 2019 - September 1st, 2019

Join the West Writers Group for our annual literary outing — the Wes...

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HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

In Conversation: Crisis in the Africa Region with Mausi Segun and Bigoa Chuol

August 28th, 2019

Join Human Rights Watch Executive Director (Africa Region), Mausi Seg...

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RASPBERRY RIPPLE

That’s Why the Lady Needs a Ramp!

August 17th, 2019

Come along and be delightfully discombobulated by Raspberry Ripple’s...

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EXHIBITIONS

Eel Trap

July 30th, 2019 - August 31st, 2019

Created by Boon Wurrung artist, Mitch Mahoney and Mutti Mutti and ...

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FILM SCREENING

Black Screen: Ella

July 23rd, 2019

In October 2012, Ella Havelka became the first Indigenous dancer to ...

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY

Once Upon a Drag Storytime

July 13th, 2019

A rainbow storytime meets comedy sketch show! PO PO MO CO‘s resid...

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EMERGING WRITERS FESTIVAL

Emerging Writers Festival: Closer to the Moon

June 22nd, 2019

Under the stars we’ll gather again in celebration of the longest nig...

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EMERGING WRITERS FESTIVAL

Emerging Writers Festival: Our Very Best

June 22nd, 2019

Our Very Best is a new work of theatre by Madeleine Kerr and Karla Liv...

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EXHIBITIONS

Footscray Art Prize 2019

June 19th, 2019 - July 20th, 2019

The Footscray Art Prize is a biennial non-acquisitive visual art prize...

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MUSIC

Hear Footscray #3

June 7th, 2019

Hear Footscray #3 is bringing the heat this winter with a high-energ...

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ARTLIFE

ArtLife Pop-Up Market

June 6th, 2019

The ArtLife Social Enterprise group has been busy creating unique artw...

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PERFORMANCE

Self Seekers

May 24th, 2019 - May 26th, 2019

What can we learn about a person through their selfie? Creating an aud...

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FESTIVAL

HRAFF Goes West 2019

May 18th, 2019

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2019 the Internationa...

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EXHIBITIONS

Nong Shain Maw: Stone Breakers of the East Khasi Highlands

May 17th, 2019 - June 8th, 2019

High in the mountains of north-east India, the indigenous Khasi make ...

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PERFORMANCE

A Little Piece of Heaven

May 8th, 2019 - May 11th, 2019

A Little Piece of Heaven is the story of Uncle Dick and Aun...

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PERFORMANCE

A Little Piece of Heaven (Tea with Elders Uncle Dick and Aunty Ruth)

May 5th, 2019

Join Wiradjuri Elders Uncle Dick and Aunty Ruth Carney in conversa...

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MUSIC

Hear Footscray #2

April 13th, 2019

Hear Footscray #2 Hear Footscray is FCAC’s seasonal music series ...

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WOMINJEKA

Wominjeka Festival 2019: Riverside Camp

April 6th, 2019

Surrounded by the gentle flow of the Maribyrnong; story, song and cere...

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WOMINJEKA

Wominjeka Festival 2019: Blak Klub

April 6th, 2019

Come join Blak 2 the Future’s official dance party Blak Klub. Pro...

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WOMINJEKA

Wominjeka Festival 2019: Blak 2 the Future Exhibition Launch

April 6th, 2019

Take a step through a portal into an alternate reality: the present re...

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WOMINJEKA

Wominjeka Festival 2019: River & Waterways Conversation

April 6th, 2019

Led by Elders-in-Residence, Water Talks is a discussion about the fu...

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WOMINJEKA

Wominjeka Festival 2019: Black Screen

April 6th, 2019

Teach A Man To Fish Directed by Grant Saunders This autobiographi...

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WOMINJEKA

Wominjeka Festival 2019

April 6th, 2019

Wominjeka Festival 2019 is a Ngargee, a Kulin cultural event, offered...

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WOMINJEKA

Wominjeka Festival 2019: Ceremony

April 6th, 2019

Water is Life The beautiful Maribyrnong river is alive, flowing to ...

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THE HACKKETS

The Hackkets Tour: Adelaide Fringe

March 15th, 2019 - March 16th, 2019

Footscray Community Arts Centre, Tutti Arts and Slingsby Theatre Comp...

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WOMEN ART POLITICS

Women in Conversation: Bring a Plate Picnic

March 9th, 2019

Celebrate International Women’s Day at our Women in Conversation: B...

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EVENTS

M: Kaddish For The Children

February 28th, 2019 - March 2nd, 2019

Please note: This performance is only suitable for people aged 15 year...

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THE HACKKETS

The Hackkets Tour: Summer Sounds

February 17th, 2019

Join The Hackkets performing live on the stunning rooftop garden of Ba...

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MUSIC

Hear Footscray

February 16th, 2019

Live music is back at FCAC! Hear Footscray is our new seasonal musi...

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JARRAH BUNDLE

Yunggama

February 8th, 2019 - March 16th, 2019

Yunggama (meaning ‘to give and receive’) is an exhibition by...

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EVENTS

Panel Discussion – exile, loss & mourning

February 3rd, 2019

Join us for a fascinating panel discussion about the rituals associate...

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2019

Movement Safari

February 1st, 2019 - April 6th, 2019

Movement Safari is an inclusive and fun dance space that encourages pa...

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ARTLIFE

ArtLife Plantastic Plant Sale 2018

December 13th, 2018

Summer is here, which means it’s the perfect time to stock up on art...

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ARTLIFE

ArtLife and One Night in Footscray: Dance Captains

November 23rd, 2018

Join ArtLife’s Dance Captains, Sarah Ellis and Esther Tuddenham, at ...

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EMERGING CULTURAL LEADERS

Emerging Cultural Leaders Showcase 2018

November 22nd, 2018

The next generation of cultural leaders are here! The Emerging Cultura...

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EXHIBITIONS

The Connected Vision Collection

November 15th, 2018 - December 8th, 2018

The Connected Vision Collection exhibition will take you on an unforge...

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EXHIBITIONS

You've Been Hackked: 25 Years of Rockin'

November 15th, 2018 - December 8th, 2018

In honour of The Hackkets’ 25th Anniversary, FCAC presents the exhib...

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PERFORMANCE

The Hackkets go on the road!

October 27th, 2018 - March 16th, 2019

In celebration of their 25th anniversary, The Hackkets are going on to...

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FOOD

Spice Trails

October 26th, 2018 - October 27th, 2018

Spice Trails is an immersive live art series of performative dinners a...

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2018

Let’s Dance: Children’s Week Kids’ Dance Party

October 26th, 2018

Let’s Dance! A disco for kids at FCAC. Join Razz Mussen on the da...

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BLACK SCREEN

FCAC and Moondani Balluk at VU present Black Screen — Short, Sweet and Deadly

October 23rd, 2018

Join us for our final Black Screen event for 2018: an evening of short...

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2018

Time Out Talks: The Gentrification of Footscray

October 11th, 2018

Time Out Talks: The Gentrification of Footscray The G WORD (gentrific...

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THEATRE

That Old Thing

October 7th, 2018 - October 21st, 2018

That Old Thing has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances and...

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EXHIBITIONS

personal experience

September 27th, 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

personal experience personal experience provides a rare moment to s...

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BLACK SCREEN

FCAC and Moondani Balluk at VU present Black Screen — Goldstone

September 18th, 2018

Curated by filmmaker John Harvey of Brown Cabs, an FCAC Company-in-Res...

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WEST WRITERS

Melbourne Writers Festival

August 25th, 2018 - September 1st, 2018

Footscray Community Arts Centre's West Writers Group are excited to br...

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FORUM

From Fifth to First - More than Access

August 10th, 2018 - August 11th, 2018

From Fifth to First, a disability-led forum covering the lives an...

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ARTLIFE

SCRAP! at West Projections Festival

August 2nd, 2018 - August 26th, 2018

Have we read the ‘Terms and Conditions’ before we click ‘agree...

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WORKSHOP

Melbourne Sound School

July 31st, 2018 - September 19th, 2018

Always wanted to mix music? Learn about the art of DJing and sound mix...

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WORKSHOPS

West Writers Forum 2018: Day Three

July 29th, 2018

Behind the Screens Curated by journalist and filmmaker Santilla Chin...

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ONE NIGHT STANZA

One Night Stanza: FOOTSCRAY&BROOKLYN BLOCK PARTY

July 28th, 2018

For the first time this year One Night Stanza will be part of the MEL&...

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WORKSHOPS

West Writers Forum 2018: Day Two

July 28th, 2018

Writing Forward - Exploring the current and future forms of storytell...

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WORKSHOPS

West Writers Forum 2018

July 27th, 2018 - July 29th, 2018

Our West Writers program nurtures emerging writers from Melbourne’s ...

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WORKSHOPS

West Writers Forum 2018: Day One

July 26th, 2018 - July 27th, 2018

West Writers Forum is bigger and better than ever with a weekend packe...

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EVENTS

ArtLife Colouring Book Series Launch

July 26th, 2018

Visual artists from ArtLife launch the second in a series of new publi...

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BLACK SCREEN

FCAC and Moondani Balluk at VU present Black Screen: After the Apology

July 24th, 2018

Join us for our Black Screen film program, curated by John Harvey from...

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THEATRE

LIVING NOW Theatre Residency 2018/19

July 8th, 2018 - September 30th, 2018

In 2018 Malthouse Theatre and Footscray Community Arts Centre continue...

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WEST WRITERS

West Writers: Further from the Sun

June 21st, 2018

The winter solstice is often described as the shortest day of the year...

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EXHIBITIONS

Before After 以前丶以後

June 14th, 2018 - August 4th, 2018

Everything exists in continuity. Before After 以前丶以後 by Nikki...

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WOMINJEKA

Scribe

May 27th, 2018

2017 SCRIBE Playwright-in-Residence Elaine Crombie discusses her lates...

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WOMINJEKA

Little Wominjeka Music Program

May 27th, 2018

Culture, Power, Resilience Come witness the power of people to surviv...

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EXHIBITIONS

Yelmo-Garang

May 27th, 2018

Yelmo-Garang is the Kulin word for ‘Nest’. Conceived by Kat Clark...

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WORKSHOPS

Wominjeka Weaving Circle

May 27th, 2018

Join Keerray Woorroong Family Clan Weavers for a weaving and yarning s...

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BLACK SCREEN

FCAC and Moondani Balluk at VU present Black Screen

May 26th, 2018

Join us for a series of films by Indigenous filmmakers exploring ident...

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ILBIJERRI THEATRE COMPANY

Which Way Home - ILBIJERRI Theatre Company

May 25th, 2018 - May 26th, 2018

“Perfectly pitched between humour and pathos” - ★★★★ The A...

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EVENTS

Wominjeka Festival 2018

May 25th, 2018 - May 27th, 2018

Wominjeka Festival 2018 is curated by Footscray Community Art Centre...

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EXHIBITIONS

Blak to the Future

May 13th, 2018 - June 9th, 2018

Take a step through a portal into an alternate reality: a future foret...

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EXHIBITIONS

Narrun Yana

May 13th, 2018 - June 27th, 2018

From the Woiwurrung language, Narrun Yana means spirit journey. Narrun...

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NETWORKING

HRAFF Goes West

May 12th, 2018

Emerging Filmmakers Networking Afternoon Tea The Human Rights Arts &a...

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WORKSHOPS

GENERATE 2018 // AUDIENCES + DIVERSITY

May 10th, 2018 - May 11th, 2018

Developing and maintaining diverse audiences Are you ignoring potenti...

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WORKSHOPS

GENERATE 2018 // Professional and Industry Development

May 10th, 2018 - November 16th, 2018

Community engaged practice, cultural leadership and social change. In...

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ARTLIFE

Mother's Day Market

May 9th, 2018

Looking for a unique gift for your Mum this Mother's Day? FCAC is hold...

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FOLA

Self Seekers

March 24th, 2018

What can we learn about a person through their selfie? Creating an ...

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FOLA

Mx.Red - The Experience and Waackin' Ball

March 23rd, 2018

Mx.Red (pronounced misread) is the person you have been waiting to me...

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FOLA

Lovely Mess (48 Stories of Shame)

March 22nd, 2018 - March 23rd, 2018

A celebration of adolescent awkwardness. Lovely Mess uses memories a...

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FOLA

Verbatim

March 22nd, 2018 - March 25th, 2018

An immersive solo journey about mental illness. Award-winning artis...

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FOLA

Mx.Red All Level Posing Workshops

March 19th, 2018 - March 21st, 2018

Want to strut your stuff at the Mx.Red Waackin’ Ball? Or just hone y...

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WORKSHOPS

Mx.Red Advanced Waackin’ with Junko Sasaki

March 13th, 2018 - March 17th, 2018

Want to strut your stuff at the Mx.Red Waackin’ Ball? Or just hone y...

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FOLA

Festival of Live Art 2018

March 12th, 2018 - March 25th, 2018

Returning in March 2018, the third Festival of Live Art (FOLA) brings ...

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KOKO KALAPU

KOKO KALApU

February 16th, 2018

Vaiusu Creators Space and FCAC invite you to experience KOKO KALApU ...

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