Coming together allows us to transcend the everyday and share a few moments of collective joy. RISING is a festival that you ‘do’, and we invite everyone to join in.
We’ve got special events that specifically call for participants, and then we also have opportunities for community groups and schools to get involved.
A FESTIVAL THAT YOU DO — JOIN IN
These are the events you can participate in as an individual.
We’re inviting Melbourne to take a deep breath, join as one, and release an almighty chorus of kazoo. don’t need any musical ability or training. Simply stick a kazoo in your mouth, with the pointy end at the world, and send some do-do-dos down that tube.
Join the kazoonity
CONSORT OF THE MOON
Ticketholders are invited to join in on the song, or simply let it wash over you.
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EUPHORIA READING ROOM
Euphoria is a film installation exploring the euphoric aspects of capitalism and 2000 years of greed. Filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt has curated a selection of books for further reading and unpacking capitalism, colonialism and the influential effects of unlimited economic growth in society. RISING is partnering with City of Melbourne libraries to make these books available to read in a pop-up reading room at Melbourne Town Hall. Stay tuned for more details.
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As a festival that reflects Melbourne and Australia in this moment, we’re pleased to be able to offer school bookings for shows and works which align with the curriculum requirements across all year levels. Find out more about our Schools program.
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KIDS AND FAMILY PROGRAM
Engage all your senses in immersive and interactive play with RISING’s School Holiday Program, from skate sessions to art-making, from Sat 24 June—Sun 9 July. Details to be announced soon.