School Tour – Adelaide Fringe: A History
How did Adelaide Fringe start? What is with the festival’s crazy posters? This is a one-hour walk through the city centre that reveals how it came to be the juggernaut it is today. Students will gain chronological understanding of how the festival has grown, along with appreciating Adelaide’s reputation as a festival city and our place in the festival world. Guide Katina has previously volunteered and worked for Adelaide Fringe.
Students are encouraged to engage through taking photos, asking and answering questions, and taking part in a quiz along the route. They will also get take-home quote handouts from key festival decision-makers across the tour.
After the tour, teachers will receive a link to Adelaide’s Street Art Explosion map via email. This can be shared with students to encourage art exploration in their own time.
*Bookings are essential, with numbers and payment confirmed at least one week prior to the event.
*This tour is best taken during Fringe season (mid-February to mid-March) at any mutually convenient time. Other times of year can be done on request if needed.
*This tour has a fully accessible route.
*A group photo is taken on every tour, so please ensure students are in desired uniform and have photo permissions where necessary.
*Students will be asked for feedback at the end of the tour by filling out a quick form asking what they liked/didn’t like about the experience.
*This tour is recommended for a range of students: visual arts/drama/music students in years 8-11, and tourism students in years 11-12. It is also suitable for general excursions into Adelaide during the festival season.