Presented by Arts House & Melbourne Fringe
4pm, Sun 24 Sep
FREE but ticketed
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
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.
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.