Thursday, September 16, 2004

Arts Festival ready to rattle 'n roll

Kings Cross is ready to rise from the ashes of street reconstruction with its fifth annual Arts Fest, this year themed 'Kings Cross Now'.

It starts on 14 October with the Wayside Chapel Art Exhibition & Auction hosted by David Wenham, and runs through to 13 November.
A climax will be a ball in the tradition of the original Sydney Arts Balls, which caused scandals from the 1920s to 40s. This year it revives the original 'Drag & Drain' moniker. Jeff Duff's band will lead the entertainment with Jeff's David Bowie/FrankSinatra show in the soon-to-be-opened Ladylux venue, formerly the Venus Room in the Cross, on Friday 12 November.

Other events include a steel drum orchestra, an outdoor projection show and 'live walls' in which Sydney's stencil artists come out. Theatre events, a great debate, a film festival, an Art deco walking tour, art exhibitions, music and poetry and much more ensure there will be something for everyone. Be there or be scared. We'll bring you more as the time draws closer.

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