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19° & SUNNY ON MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER IN SYDNEY
By Leisha Kapor
September 12, 2019
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Babylon

Kensington Street will be filled with art, food, cocktails and music at this after-dark art event.
By Leisha Kapor
September 12, 2019
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Step into an immersive world of light, sound and delicious smells when Chippendale's Kensington Street transforms into a Babylon-inspired party precinct for one night only, as part of Sydney Fringe Festival. More than 30 of Sydney's most talented independent artists will create light sculptures and installations, performance art, live music, dancing, soundscapes and projections, while food hawkers and local venues provide festival eats.

The free after-dark event will also feature fortune tellers, shisha, gin cocktails and a 'marriage market' — where you just might meet someone new the old fashioned way. If you dine at one of the laneway's venues, including Gin Lane, Handpicked Cellar Door or Eastside Kitchen, the first round of drinks will be on the house, too.

As the sky darkens, wander down Spice Alley for a feed before making your way through an artistic world presented by Tortuga Studios. Keep an eye out for sculptural steel curiosities by Mekazoic (robotics engineer Dillon MacEwan), live art and music from collective Cult of EVERYTHING, and Dollar Bin Darlings spinning deep jungle jams.

Once you've gotten a taste for the vibrant world of Babylon, there is so much more to explore as part of Sydney Fringe Festival's tenth anniversary program, including a bunch of immersive art hubs. Head to the festival's website to see what else is on.

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