Beginning in 2000, Frances Gathering promotes folk music, song, dance, and poetry through sessions, blackboard concerts, competitions and workshops - plus a couple of invited artists. Last full weekend of February in the small town of Frances bringing together beginning and experienced performers in a fun, family, friendly atmosphere. It's free. "The Gathering you're part of and not just at!"
Formed in 1975, Friendly Street Poets Inc.(FSP) is the longest running live poetry and publishing organisation in the southern hemisphere. FSP hosts live poetry readings every first Tuesday of every month, except January. Every poem read becomes eligible for selection in their annual anthology. FSP aims to encourage the development of South Australian poetry and poets by providing mentorship, performance, educational and publishing opportunities, which include both the New Poets series, where three poets published annually, and the Single Poet series, in alternate even years.
A fundraising group for Carrick Hill. Monthly oaken table talks with guest speakers and 3 newsletters per year. New members welcome.
Situated in Belair National Park, the Friends of Old Government House is a member group of Friends of Parks Inc. and is supported by volunteers who help maintain the former Vice Regal Summer Residence. The main house, servants' quarters and coach house are authentic to the Victorian Era, particularly the 1860s to 1880s. A beautiful heritage style garden surrounds the complex.
The Friends of the Adelaide Festival are the community supporting body of the Adelaide Festival of Arts. Playing an integral role since the 1960s and the founding financial supporters of the event, members provide loyal support through their broad involvement, including fundraising and volunteering. Friends also receive a package of benefits including ticket discounts to Adelaide Festival events.
The Friends of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra supports the Orchestra financially and administratively. Members enjoy many benefits including receptions and luncheons to meet other Friends, visiting artists, conductors and Orchestra players. Discounts are available at various restaurants and shops.
The Friends of the SA Museum have operated as a support group to the Museum since 1965, providing private tours and social functions for members. They are invited to attend regular meetings with curators and interesting speakers and receive invitations to private viewings of new exhibitions and areas 'behind the scenes'. Members are kept up to date with Museum activities via a monthly newsletter.
The Friends of the South Australian School of Art (SASA) aim to promote the work, history and development of the South Australian School of Art, using the outstanding expertise, experience and collegial nature of its past and present scholars and staff.
Since 1932 the Friends have been raising funds to present the State Library with gifts of special interest and value. One of the avenues for fundraising is the publication of high quality facsimile books of out-of-print titles. Members are invited to participate in lectures, literary lunches, excursions and tours to other libraries. Our enthusiastic volunteer guides provide tours of the library.
Fringe Benefits is a free-to-join membership program for 18 to 30 year olds which offers discounted tickets and special deals to shows in Adelaide all year round. Fringe Benefits aims to encourage young audiences to embrace the local arts and culture scene through exclusive incentives to live music, theatre, comedy, visual arts, film, venues and more. Fringe Benefits also supports emerging artists by offering cost-effective promotional services as well as industry opportunities within the Fringe Benefits Gallery, Reviewer Team and annual SPIN DJ Competition.