Coburg Carnivale

Coburg Carnivale

Coburg Carnivale celebrates artists in the community through the creation of new works of live art.

Coburg Carnivale 2019

The 11th annual Coburg Carnivale program will once again be presented in unusual spaces in the Central Coburg precinct. 

Coburg Carnivale supports the creation of new live art and participatory works by Moreland artists to debut in the 2019 Melbourne Fringe. 

CAFE PLAY!: A secret show for an audience of one

Created and performed by PEARCE HESSLING and CATHERINE HOLDER

12 – 22 September

Welcome to Café Play! Taking place in a bustling Coburg venue, you’ll be the only one that knows a show is happening. Help plan an exciting event where your decisions matter and are key to how the story plays out.

Come and have a coffee on us, in your own tailor-made show!Male and female holding coffee cups.

Session times: Thu, Fri: 12 pm, 1 pm and 2 pm/ Sat, Sun: 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm (30 min) 

*Auslan Interpretation is available for sessions on Saturday 14 September, 12-3pm. 

Venue: Secret location in Coburg (details provided upon booking).

Cost: FREE. Bookings essential. To BOOK TICKETS visit or call (03) 9660 9666.

Image credit: Ina Parr

PLASTISPHERE: Explore our plastic future in an immersive art installation


20 – 21 September

As emission targets are ignored by the masses and we hurtle towards the point of no return, it's clear to many that we’re often unable to empathise with future generations. 

Plastisphere gives space to the voiceless, as audiences at Coburg Library are confronted with a message from the future and a desolate nostalgia felt for a world promised. Featuring ghostly projections and musical accompaniment formed from the detritus of environment, Plastisphere sits at the intersection of art and Science.three black and white images of people projected onto plastic sheets

Session times20 Sept, 8 pm – 11 pm/ 21 Sept, 7 pm – 11 pm (Relaxed Session: 21 September 6 pm – 7 pm)

*Auslan Interpretation is available 7-11pm on Saturday 21 September. 

Venue: Coburg Library (Cnr Victoria and Louisa Sts)

Cost: FREE. No booking required.

Image credit: Conor Jamieson

Download Relaxed session guide (DOC 2Mb) 

JUNKPRACTICE: Dance workshops to activate body and mind


23 - 27 September

Free your body and mind alongside your neighbours in these hybrid dance classes, borrowing and re-purposing from yoga, techno-parties, tai-chi, performance art, dynamic meditation, aerobics oz-style and the $2 discount variety store. Take off your shoes or leave them on… no formal training kneeling in room with clothing at front on the floor

Session times: Mon - Thurs: 12 pm (45 min) and 7 pm (60 min)/ Fri: 10.30 am – 4.30 pm (extended workshop)

*Auslan Interpretation is available for all 7pm sessions 23 – 26 September.

Venue: Coburg Court House (1A Main Street)

Cost: FREE. Bookings required. To BOOK TICKETS visit or call (03) 9660 9666.

Image credit: Spyros Rennt



Suitable for

All ages


Moreland City Council
Phone: 9240 1111

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