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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

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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
Image:
Sarah Walker

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