Embrace a new world

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on October 27, 2017

THE Brave New Works Festival lineup this year is jam-packed with interpretive dance, music from all genres, art displays, street parades and theatre workshops, and will hit Denmark streets and venues on November 2 to 5.

The celebration of local talent is in its 24th year and is Denmark’s unique community arts expo, showcasing multiple art forms from artists across the region.

Southern Edge Arts student Sam Kemp will bring his play A Place Not To Stray to the Denmark Civic Centre on November 2, at 7pm.

The Beauty Index will be performed on each of the three festival nights, at a secret outdoor location, commencing at 7.30pm.

A flash mob will appear at Denmark Super IGA on November 4, with an alternate version of Tim Minchin’s Canvas Bags, to encourage and inspire residents to ‘break the bag habit’ early, after the state government’s announcement of a state-wide single-use plastic bag ban for July 2018.

The Unfolding exhibition, produced by Butter Factory artists and Denmark TAFE students, will be held at Butter Factory Studios on all three days of the festival.

This event is free and open daily 10am to 4pm.

The Parade for More Parades will assemble at Palm Court and make its way down towards Fig Tree Square on November 4.

The procession will include The Sneeches, Myles Mitchell, Zakoaira and his parkour crew, Surprise Samba Funksters and Junk Funkton.

Members of the public are encouraged to participate in the free event by bringing a costume, wearing a crazy hat or bringing their own musical shaker.

Partakers are to meet at 10.30am at Palm Court, for an 11am parade start.

Tickets for paid events in the Brave New Works Festival can be purchased online at denmarkarts.com.au or at the door for certain venues.

For details of the full program, visit denmarkarts.com.au/brave-new-works.