The 2018 Southern Cross Care Fringe program was spread across five sites, with a program of international and local performances and activities. The event continued to be considered a first of its kind at this scale for a South Australian aged care organisation.


2018 SCC Fringe Program


We engaged an ‘all hands on deck’ from the key sites to help draw in local artists and craftsmen to participate in their “ArtSpace” community events. Retired art teachers, artists and painters, nature lovers, flower arrangers, photographers and poets all lined up to share their skill and passion with Artspace attendees.

Artspace Days were held at the following sites from 11am-2pm:

·         The Lourdes Valley precinct (Myrtle Bank) on Saturday 17 February

·         The Philip Kennedy Centre, (Largs Bay) on Wednesday 28 February

·         The Pines, John Martin House (North Plympton) on Wednesday 7 March

Individual Performers for Residents

Paul Dabek (UK)

Part stand-up comic and all magician. Fringe favourite and international showman Paul Dabek wowed the audience at PKC Artspace Day in 2017 and we are excited to have in perform at the Lodge at Lourdes Valley and the Pines! Paul’s dynamic and high energy style has garnered him multiple accolades and awards, sending him and his cheeky brand of magic to audiences across six continents.

Melvin Brown (USA)

Let Movin' Melvin Brown take you on a musical journey through his fascinating life. Best described as 'The last of the great Song & Dance Men', his award-winning entertainment career spans 5 decades of singing, tap-dancing, storytelling and laughing with the best. The much loved Movin’ Melvin Brown will present his show at the Philip Kennedy Centre and Oakfield Lodge.

Louise Blackwell - Songs of France

Louise has brought her ‘variete francaise’ inspiration from Paris to delight audiences – so prepare for a stunning show. Louise delighted crowds at last year’s Southern Cross Care Fringe, and we are excited to have her at Bellevue Court this year. Her beautiful voice and guitar show will enthral all in attendance – so sit back and relax to the soothing tunes!

The 60 Four

The 60 Four is a four piece Adelaide based group who are presenting the hottest, freshest 60s tribute act. With their slick moves and tight four-part harmonies, these charming young men perform all of your favourite 60's songs. Ben, Lachlan, Kyle and Tom each bring their own style and approach while together they have world class harmonies and slick moves that make for an unforgettable show of nostalgia. We are excited to have The 60 Four at the Waterford Crystal Café!

Livvy & Pete: The Songs of Olivia Newton John and Peter Allen

Helpmann award winner Michael Griffiths and cabaret darling Amelia Ryan celebrate the songbooks of Aussie icons Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen. From small-town beginnings to world domination, revisit all of their sing-a-long classics from Rio to Tenterfield, all the way to Xanadu and beyond. While Michael Griffiths has delighted audiences at Southern Cross Care before, we welcome Amelia Ryan to the stage and are excited for this show at the Waterford Crystal Café!