Installation art, live performance and music – DJs taking to the decks on balconies to be more precise – are about to snake around the back streets of Chippendale for the second ever BEAMS Arts Festival on Saturday September 21 from 5-10pm.

Think a civilised block party; galleries, artists, production houses, designers, academics, students and creative individuals unite with a common aim of reimagining our city through collaborative imagination. Program highlights include Todd Fuller and Carl Schiberras’ Flatline, a performance piece uniting dance and technology as well as Bravo Child’s wildly-animated performance work called Tinker Trunk wherein a myriad of characters – toy maker, shaman, alchemist, lantern maker and fortune teller – roam the streets to help punters conjure up alternative future realities. Music comes courtesy of Gang of Brothers, Alphamama, Milan, The Psyde Projects, Billie McCarthy and many more. And to keep your energy levels up there’s going to be a smorgasbord of food offerings to keep you kicking; Tsuru, ZIGI’s Art Wine Cheese Bar, Mission Restaurant, The Veggie Patch and Agape Organic will sort out the sustenance, while a slew of tipple stands will bring the booze.

Head to Beams Festivalfor further information.

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