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It’s not too late to see a show at this year’s FRINGEWORLD

Have you had a chance to check out a FRINGEWORLD show yet? With over 700 shows to choose from, there is something for everyone: comedy, cabaret, musicals, circus, music and more. And the good news is – FRINGEWORLD will still be in town for another two weeks.

By a Thread – on at The Girls School

As always, ticket prices are great value so you can enjoy multiple shows in one night out. On the day of the show you can also access RushTix – a special discounted ticket only available on the day of the show. Sometimes you can see shows for up to 70% off the full price ticket! Now that’s a bargain.

After a show, sit back and enjoy the Festival at one of the central hubs like The Woodside Pleasure Garden, Ice Cream Factory or The Girls School where you can enjoy a pumping ambience, food trucks, outdoor bars and free entertainment.

The Girls School

Fringefeed is home of reviews and news and I am excited to be one of the reviewers at this years Festival. If you’re not sure what to see, pop on over to Fringefeed and and read the critics reviews.

Visit Fringefeed to read the critics reviews

I also recommend spontaneously choosing a show to see that you know nothing about – you might be pleasantly surprised!

What’s your favourite show so far at this year’s Festival?

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Cabernet and Canvas

If you want to do something creative, tasty and fun this spring, then get in touch with your inner Picasso or Monet at a Cabernet and Canvas event.

With a paint brush in one hand and a vino (or your preferred drink of choice) in the other, Cabernet and Canvas adds flavour to your typical painting class. The concept was borrowed from the ‘paint and sip’ classes that are pretty popular in the USA and are now taking off in Perth.

I was fortunate enough to experience my first class back in 2014 whilst I was on holiday in Santa Barbara. Nibbles, wine and painting – what more could a girl want! It was a great way to spend an afternoon with your girlfriends and I am excited to learn that it is a now a regular event here in Perth.

My first class in Santa Barbara
The Painted Cabernet, Santa Barbara

Classes are delivered in a local venue, guided by a local artist giving you step by step instruction as you give your best impression of the featured painting – while eating  good pub food, listening to funky tunes and of course, drinking wine.

The featured painting at Cabernet and Canvas, Paul Signac’s ‘The Seine at St Cloud’.

Each class features a different painting. All materials are provided and your ticket includes a $15 voucher to go towards the cost of food and beverages – winning! I attended one of the events at the Wembley Hotel and the featured painting was Paul Signac’s ‘The Seine at St Cloud’. Wow, what a beautiful painting!

Getting familiar with a paint brush

It was exciting to see your painting come together in front of you and whilst I am not the best artist, I did find it rather therapeutic and enjoyed the whole creative process.

The finished product!

You can find a full list of upcoming classes here.

Have you tried a Cabernet and Canvas class? Send me a pic of your painting!