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Alice Cottee makes a move into the Fringe

By johnboy - 9 January 2009 21

The interesting bit of any arts festival is generally the “fringe”. In Canberra the Fringe now appears to be a wholly independent entity going by the name of “Fringe 09” and even I can barely remember what it’s a fringe of.

In any event Fringe Director Jorian Gardner has announced that the irrepressible Alice Cottee has signed on as Creative Producer (apparently that means 2IC).

    ‘“I am very pleased that Alice Cottee has decided to take up the position of Creative Producer,” said Mr Gardner. “She is a highly capable arts practitioner and one of Canberra’s finest singer / songwriters and musicians. I am looking to Alice to essentially help take control of this years Fringe which will be held February 6-14 in Civic Square and at other venues across Canberra. I have admired her work for a very long time and am excited that her input, creativity and ideas will be part of this year’s festival.

    “Her experience, knowledge of Canberra and its music scene and her high level of capability in organising gigs within the nation capital and beyond will be invaluable to Fringe ’09’

With Chanel Cole as publicist Jorian’s building a formidable (albeit slightly terrifying) team.

Fringe 09 opens on 6 February.

(Photograph by Konrad Lenz)

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Alice Cottee makes a move into the Fringe
Deadmandrinking 5:51 pm 09 Jan 09

Hey, c’mon Mr Evil, it’s a job that needs to be done if canberra is to get the fringe festival (which I quite like), she does it. What more needs to be done?

Most of you work for the government…

Mr Evil 5:14 pm 09 Jan 09

Has she ever had a real job, or has she only ever worked in arty farty govt-funded stuff?

niftydog 5:02 pm 09 Jan 09

My Dad picks his nose, then goes to Snotties…

Since my Mum always said “If you can’t say anything nice…”, that is all I have to say in this thread.

imarty 5:01 pm 09 Jan 09

Willo, I’ve had that bloody song in my head since reading this post!
I actually used to work with Alice and she’s quite a nice girl and was good at her job which is not disimilar to what it looks like she’ll be doing now. Well it’s nothing like it really but there are similar skills I imagine, organisational etc.

willo 4:49 pm 09 Jan 09

my dad picks the fruit… that goes to alice….to make the cordial…. that I like best…….

johnboy 3:57 pm 09 Jan 09

I’ve got some video of her singing here:

Thumper 3:56 pm 09 Jan 09

Fruit cordials…

Mr Evil 3:52 pm 09 Jan 09

Doesn’t she make jam?

tylersmayhem 3:46 pm 09 Jan 09

Who the hell is Alice Cottee…and is that a CIGARETTE in her right hand?! Well, she certainly looks happy. Maybe it’s a joint!

ant 3:41 pm 09 Jan 09

That’s a really excellent photo, arresting and rather well done. there’s some clever people around.

Overheard 1:05 pm 09 Jan 09

Aurelius said :

Since when did ‘irrepressible’ become a complimentary term?
It implies someone *should* be repressed. And that’s an odd way to describe someone.

I think that’s more about your inference, Aurelius, not the writer’s implication. (Big difference.)

I *infer* it in this instance to mean could be repressed but can’t. Dictionary explanations list examples such as ‘irrepressible laughter’ and ‘irrespressible joy’.

If someone says a gig is ‘over’, do you infer that it’s finished or that it’s hovering above something else?! Or that it’s six balls long??!!

Ozhair 1:01 pm 09 Jan 09

“Since when did ‘irrepressible’ become a complimentary term?”

I think it started with the TV show “Monkey” in the ’70’s

Aurelius 12:55 pm 09 Jan 09

Since when did ‘irrepressible’ become a complimentary term?
It implies someone *should* be repressed. And that’s an odd way to describe someone.

Overheard 12:34 pm 09 Jan 09

and one of Canberra’s finest singer/songwriters and musicians.

No question of that whatsoever. I hope she finds room on the bill for herself, conflicts of interest notwithstanding.

Granny 11:24 am 09 Jan 09

Well, that’s fantastic news! This Fringe ’09 has got my support.

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