That’s the message these Adelaide Fringe artists want to share after entertaining more than 1500 of the island’s residents at The Garden Gala on Kangaroo Island. In a morale boost for KI, 10 comedy and circus acts from the Fringe’s Garden of Unearthly Delights donated their time to perform at the gala at Kingscote Football Club on Monday night. The line-up of acts included Tom Gleeson, Frank Woodley, Nina Oyama, Harley Breen, Heath Franklin’s Chopper, Dilruk Jayasinha, Nurse Georgie Carroll, Markus Birdman, Werk It and Brass Monkeys. “At the time of the bushfires I felt quite shaken up and was desperate to find a way to help,” Franklin said. “I said yes straight away … it’s been very easy to do something positive.” The all-ages show was free to all KI residents, who are continuing to rebuild after the devastating bushfires. The idea for the gala followed an approach from Mix 102.3’s Mark Soderstrom and Erin Phillips to The Garden’s co-director Michelle Buxton. What’s on at Adelaide Fringe 2020 Adelaide Festival Director Heather Croall tells us how they are celebrating Fringe’s 60th year, what’s new and some advice for first timers. Trainer with a special love for island’s Cup Kangaroo… Read full this story
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