The trees were decorated with thick ribbons of scarlet, and to the pleasure of both adults and children, men dressed as giant kangaroos hopped around the gardens. I was mingling in the VIP section when two well-dressed staff members made their way around the guests serving sushi on a silver platter. From a white gazebo, a live band began to play.
This is a taste of the charm I experienced at the opening event for Stirling Fringe last night. Nestled in the beautiful scenery of the Adelaide Hills, this is the first year of the Stirling Fringe, a pocket-sized garden of various acts and bands, where you can capture the magic of the Adelaide Fringe on a more intimate and relaxed scale.
The Stirling Fringe houses stalls such as Miss Perez, a local kitchen and bar which serves contemporary Australian cuisine. If the heat is getting to you, Loca Pops can provide you with a wide range of gourmet organic popsicles that are sure to keep you satisfied. Once you’ve satisfied your hunger, you can check out acts such as Sam Perry Live; Anya Anastasia’s Pocket Universe; and Movin’ Melvin Brown: A Man, A Magic, A Music! Not only this, but there are plenty of children’s shows to keep the young ones happy as well.
Family friendly, incredibly relaxed, and extremely accessible, there is a completely different atmosphere to the Stirling Fringe. It will run until the 5th of March, so if you or someone you know is looking for a way to mix things up, I sincerely recommend coming down.