February 20, 2011 4 Comments
Everyone is invited to join in the revelry, wear a mask, costume or dress, as the streets come alive for this month’s 2011 Fremantle Carnevale, 19 February-8 March.
Carnevale is an annual community celebration of masked and costumed revelry, theatre, dance, music and mockery of established authority.
Be inspired by European or Latin American Carnival traditions, or your own imagination, during Fremantle’s third annual ‘Festival of Misrule’.
Carnevale is set to blast off at an official opening conducted by this year’s King of Carnival at 6.30 pm Saturday 26 February at the Fibonacci Centre.
To help Carnevale enthusiasts prepare for this vibrant multicultural event, a series of workshops and events will take place from Saturday 19 February in the lead up to Carnevale.
Some of this year’s highlights include art and photographic exhibitions, a Film Night at FTI on 22 February, Children’s Carnevale on 5 March and a Women’s Carnival on the eve of International Women’s Day on 7 March.
Carnevale will reach a climax of hilarity at the Carnevale Masked Costume Ball at the Fremantle Italian Club on 5 March, featuring Commedia Academy Australia and the hot sounds of the Funkalleros and Tijuana Cartel.
Rumours are flying about which public figure will be named this year’s King of Carnival. In accordance with Carnevale tradition, the King will face a hilarious trial and mock funeral on the last day of Carnevale at 6pm, Tuesday 8 March in Fremantle’s Kings Square.
Fremantle Carnevale is supported by the Office of Multicultural Interests WA; KULCHA; Bendigo Bank; Artproof Printing Company; City of Fremantle; Fibonacci Centre; Stageworks; DAADA.
2011 Carnevale Programme: fremantlecarnevale.org
Media Coordinator: Simone 0421389013 (for interview requests and other information)
Attached photo: Commedia Academy Australia.
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