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Trouble at BitsF

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In the midst of the chaos of the current flood disaster, I am sad to have to report to you that Bits Festival, like the Drift Restaurant pontoon, is going under.

As some of you were aware, I was not involved in organising the festival in 2010, having a production of my own to deal with.  I am only now being made aware of some of the debts that the festival has incurred, and as ours is an unincorporated association, a partnership in effect, we are all personally responsible for those debts.

One of the unexpected debts came about when Tribal Theatre transformed themselves from a sponsor to a renter of space, hitting us with a huge bill for hire of the venue.  That reminds me, I must change their status on our website!

So, this is just a brief update, I will let you know more details of the situation as they become available.


Written by Flloyd Kennedy

January 14, 2011 at 5:14 pm

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Program Update

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A hundred thousand apologies, but again – due to circumstances way beyond our control, and beyond the control of any of the performance groups – tomorrow’s performances at Aromas, Regent Street, have been cancelled.

Fringe Bar have very kindly offered to host these shows, so head along there around 2.30 pm and you may be in for a surprise treat. Formal program takes off at 3pm as advertised.

Thank you, Fringe Bar, continuing to support Fringe Theatre!

Written by Flloyd Kennedy

November 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Some changes to the program

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Never a dull moment with Fringe theatre!  Due to circumstances beyond our control, all of Sunday’s performances will now take place at Tribal Theatre, George Street in the City.  Thank you so much, Tribal Theatre!

We also have a change to Saturday’s program, which will be confirmed in an hour or two.  Apologies for any inconvenience, we are doing our very best to ensure smoothest possible running, but this is RAW, it is REAL and it is THIS WEEKEND>

Written by Flloyd Kennedy

November 26, 2010 at 2:56 pm

BitsF 2010 The Artists are Here

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Written by Flloyd Kennedy

November 23, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Whose Bits? Get the word out!

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Here’s the line-up for the Festival, which takes place this weekend from Friday evening to Sunday evening, at four venues across the city and beyond.

Date Time (Approx) Venue Production Co Title
Friday Session Start 7.30pm 7.30pm Tribal Theatre Gumball Theatre Gumball Theatre – Launch of Brissie’s newest improv comedy company!
Saturday  Session Start 12pm 12pm Aromas Gallipoli Grey The Order of the Boot
Saturday 12.30pm ProductionsAromas Revue Factory Sir Phillip will have his Revenge!
Saturday 1.00pm Aromas Edge Improv The Harold
Saturday Session Start 2pm 2.00pm Fringebar Spiraling Out Spiraling Out
Saturday 2.15pm Fringebar Girlclumsy Productions Not Cool Like Grandma

Session Start 2pm

2.00pm The Joynt Spangled Aura Productions The Inner Monologues: First Crush
Sunday 2.10pm The Joynt Soulla Pants Soulla Pants
Sunday 2.20pm The Joynt Creatica Media Christina Goodman

Session Start 2.15pm

2.15pm Tribal Theatre Two write Girlz Little Ponds
Sunday 3.45pm Tribal Theatre The Sexy Detective The Sexy Detective Show
Sunday 4.10pm Tribal Theatre The Sherbet Underground The Underground & Friends Hour
Sunday 4.40pm Tribal Theatre Gumball Theatre The Budding Gumballs
Sunday, BITS FESTIVAL 2010 WRAP PARTY 5.30pm Tribal Theatre Creatica Media Christina Goodman
Maz Bang and Jola Franks
Festival Junkie
Jester Royale

Thanks so our wonderful partners, the venues, who are providing space out of the goodness of their hearts and their love of live theatre

Aromas, Regent Theatre, Queen Street, Brisbane

Written by Flloyd Kennedy

November 23, 2010 at 9:23 am

Program Launch

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Here it is, the first sneak peak at the program for Bits Festival 2010.

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From Friday evening 26th November to Sunday evening 28th November, 16 companies present 16 rocking bits of work at 5 venues.

More details to follow…

Written by Flloyd Kennedy

November 18, 2010 at 10:42 am

We’re Flying High

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Brisbane Festival has sent out the word that applications for next year’s Under The Radar will be opening in the next few weeks.

But why wait?  Why not register for BitsFestival, now, and join in a fringe festival of like-minded independent theatre makers who don’t need an invitation, or a selection committee to give them permission to perform.

Register at, select your venue of choice, your time of choice, and present your work in full, or in bits.

Written by Flloyd Kennedy

October 26, 2010 at 8:11 pm