The twelfth Brisbane Anywhere Festival! opening night was staged at the city end of Fish Lane, South Brisbane on Thursday 4 May. The festival runs from 4 – 21 May and Moreton Bay Anywhere Festival from 13 May – 4 June.

The Fish Lane Arts Precinct is a vibrant and bustling part of South Brisbane with street art, lighting, restaurants and bars. In this takeover at one of Brisbane’s best Precincts, Anywhere Festival brought live music, dance and theatre to the laneway. At this one-night-only activation, guests wandered and explored performances under railway lines, street corners and garden pockets immersed in the festival atmosphere to kick off 2023 Anywhere Festival.

There were pop-up performances by A Drop Too ManyIncendia and I’m Not Entirely Here on the corner of Fish Lane & Hope Street, and Mirror Mirror In The Mall and Eco-Warrior: A Climate Cabaret on the corner of Fish Lane & Merivale Street. Plus roving performers Häns on ExperienceLiving Shakespeare, How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse and Banshee’s Luck. Visit @explorefishlane for more details on performances.

The Moreton Anywhere Festival 2023 opened on Saturday, 13 May with a Festival Opening on the Deck at North Lakes Library. Festival performers presented program highlights including a short set by The Unknowns, a local band of high-schoolers. The library hosted Polly and Esther, THE SEAMSTRESSES, in their SeamTogether program. The afternoon included a family bushdance featuring the SMASHING BUMPKINS. In the evening, there was KIDZ ON STAGE, a showcase of talented young performers. At night, Thirsty Chiefs was presented by The Zephyr Project and Lulu Divine.

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