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Poetic License

Outer Urban Projects presents Poetic License, in a double bill with The Habibis, at fortyfivedownstairs from 20–24 June.

Once upon a time a God believed that he could save an ancient city from ruin by bringing a dead poet back to life. And now the need has again arisen – Our world, our city, our neighbourhood – is in need of poetry and a great poet to save it. A leader, an inspirer, an orator.

A unique theatrical take on Aristophanes’ ancient Greek masterpiece ‘The Frogs’, Irine Vela has assembled an impressive array of performers and musicians to reveal the power and limitations of words and to wrangle the timeless question – Can the spoken word move and inspire. Can it change anything?

Following its sell out debut season in Melbourne Writers Festival (2014). Poetic License returns with the talents of Rod Quantock, Grace Vanilau, Ileini Kabalan, Koraly Dimitriadis, Genevieve Fry (solo harp), Kevin Nugara, Dante Sofra and musicians Mulaim Vela and Pascal Latra.

The evening performances include a double bill with Aria Award winners ‘The HaBiBis’ with Irine Vela, Pascal Latra and Muliam Vela playing traditional and contemporary music from Greece, Anatolia, Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean.

Event type: Exhibition. Title: The Winter Night Screen Project 2017. Date: Aug 1–31 2017. Ticket cost: Free

Event type: Performance. Title: The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man . Date: Aug 4–27 2017. Ticket cost: $35-$69 Accessibility features: Accessible venue, Accessible for blind/low vision, Audio described, Auslan interpreted, Companion card,

The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man. A man wears a bag over his head, which has a hole for one eye - he looks directly at the camera.

Event type: Information session. Title: Melbourne Fringe FAQ Sessions: Tour Ready. Date: Aug 29 2017. Ticket cost: Free Accessibility features: Accessible venue, Auslan interpreted,