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August 31, 2015 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

Sydney Airport will help to bring colour and creativity to the Inner West in September as a Major Partner of the Sydney Fringe Festival.

The festival, which runs throughout the month of September, features 300 events showcasing more than 1600 artists at 50 venues across Sydney’s Inner West and CBD.

“We’re proud to support the local Inner West community and drive tourism to Sydney through our partnership with the Sydney Fringe Festival,”Sydney Airport managing director and chief executive officer Kerrie Mather said.

“Sydney Airport is the gateway to Australia, welcoming 39 million passengers a year, so it’s fitting that we’re sponsoring this fun and exciting festival which celebrates cultural diversity.

“We’re also pleased to be a Presenting Partner of the Sydney Fringe Festival’s Kids Program, providing free and ticketed events for local families at Marrickville Town Hall.”

Sydney Fringe Festival Director Kerri Glasscock thanked Sydney Airport for its ongoing support.

“This year, the Sydney Fringe Festival is going the extra mile for families with a dynamic, fun-packed Kids Program from 19-27 September. We will be transforming the historic Marrickville Town Hall into an indoor wonderland with thanks to our friends at Sydney Airport. There will be a multitude of shows on offer including Lah Lahs Big Live Band, The Vegetable Plot, a rad 80s kids disco and so much more,” Ms Glasscock said.

“The Sydney Fringe Festival is a not for profit organisation that shines a light on the independent arts in Sydney. The vast program throughout September features over 300 shows and would genuinely not be possible without the support of all our amazing community partners.”

Sydney Airport is supporting the Sydney Fringe Festival for the fifth year. The sponsorship includes providing signage opportunities at the airport’s T1 International terminal to promote the event to visitors.

In 2014, Sydney Airport invested close to $1.5 million in the local community, across charities, events, schools, sporting clubs and community organisations.

The Sydney Fringe Festival is now in its sixth year and is the largest independent arts festival in NSW, attracting an audience of more than 50,000 people.

Its program features theatre, music, comedy, visual art, film, cabaret, musical theatre, dance, circus, literature and poetry at venues including a Festival Village in Erskineville, pop-up spaces, shopfronts, artist run spaces, independent venues and street activations.

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