Discover vibrant, local talent at FUSE Festival, a contemporary, multi-arts event in the City of Darebin. Streets, parks, venues, theatres, galleries and other public spaces around the community will be transformed into hubs of culture and creativity. Catch the newest edition of this festival from March 11 to 26.
FUSE Festival at Darebin
FUSE takes place every spring and autumn. The program this year is bold and diverse, ranging from intimate experiences to large community events.
The festival will launch with the Out of the Park Picnic on Sunday March 12. Hosted by Queen Acknowledgements, aka Nartarsha Bamblett, this free event will feature local artists, food, art, music, family activities and shared culture. It will take place at Edwardes Lake Park, and features a stacked line-up of performers, including Emma Donovan, DJ Jumps and Dorsal Fins.
Discover local wine makers at Meet the Makers on Sunday March 19. Head to Preston City Hall, and sample homemade wine, chat with the makers, listen to live music, browse through stalls and see demonstrations.
Pop into Preston Library and see the exhibition, Exquisite Bias by Delia Poon. It explores unconscious racial bias and cultural identity in contemporary Australia. This photography exhibition is free to check out, and is on from March 11 to 26.
Discover surprising machines and quirky contraptions in interactive space, THINGAMABOBS. This kinetic installation is fun for all, and bounces from the silly to the spectacular. See it at Northern Community Church from March 18 to 19.
Dance with festival away with closing party, The Last Dance. Presented by All The Queens Men and inspired by the LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club, this soiree features Motown and disco classics. It will celebrate the LGBTIQ+ and allied community at Saturday March 25 at Northcote Theatre.
That’s just scratching the surface of all the cool things to do at FUSE Festival in Darebin. To see the full program, click here.