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The Children’s Party

Ben Landau & Alex Walker

Presented in Season 2 2017

World Premiere
Presented by Arts House & Melbourne Fringe

4pm, Sun 24 Sep
70 mins
FREE but ticketed

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

This event is Auslan interpreted

Playground politics just got serious.

The Children’s Party is hitting the campaign trail during the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival, as Australia’s first child-led political party. Everything from policy ideas and key messages through to banners and slogans will be dreamed-up and double-spoken by a team of young people aged 8 to 12. Supported by a set of advisers, speech writers and industry experts, these pint-sized politicos are bringing their message to the people at the inaugural Children’s Party Convention. Part participatory art project, part social provocation, part the juiciest episode of Q&A you have ever seen – The Children’s Party flips the adult–child hierarchy on its head.

Vote above the line, below the line or outside the lines – but whatever you do, buckle up, because The Children’s Party aren’t fooling around.

Lead Artists:
Ben Landau & Alex Walker
Members of The Children’s Party:
House of Muchness

Supported by – Arts House and Melbourne Fringe; the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and Creative Victoria.
Image by – Sarah Walker