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The Mill Fundraiser: So You Think You Can Dance [BAD]



Each year, The Mill provides creative studios and artistic programs for over 400 local artists. Help The Mill continue to deliver opportunities for SA creatives, and build audiences for new work.

We need your support. Contribute to our annual fundraising target by attending our bad dance dance-off.

...See Adelaide's Best Dance Their Worst!

DATE: 18th October, 2019

VENUE: The Mill, 154 Angas Street Adelaide

TIME: 6.30pm doors open/registration sign in

7pm- 9pm opening/performances/raffles


Dancers / dance teams improvise a 1-2 minute routine to a random song, in a random dance style (styles & songs picked from a hat on the night).

Winners to be decided by public vote - so bring your friends!

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Buy your tickets to attend.

$15 to register (per dancer)

$20 for audiences

(plus booking fees)

Book Tickets online:


1x double pass to a 2020 Adelaide Festival dance show.

Double passes to a 2020 Adelaide Fringe show at The Mill.

Door prizes and raffles on the night.




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Umbrella Music Festival: 'The Hum Of Concrete' Blues 'n' Roots / Indie / Folk

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The Mill in partnership with Umbrella City Sounds Festival/Music SA presents;

The Hum of Concrete - Songs from the City to Suburbia // Curated by Jen Lush

When the city comes alive with the hum of concrete – songwriters bring warmth and their own unique observations, with stories and songs that take us beyond the concrete surfaces and into the suburbs of our imaginations.

An open air street session of folk-blues with Jimmybay kicks off the Umbrella City Sounds event at The Mill. The Fiddle Chicks thread their folk tunes through the inner spaces, roving storytelling at it’s finest, leading to the Breakout space where Loren Kate, Jen Lush and Ryan Martin John, fill up the night with their indie-folk/rock songs of identity and belonging, joining the hum of the city’s night soundscape.

Date: 26th July

4.30pm - 10pm

4:30 - 5:15 Jimmybay (45 mins - Free Outdoor event)

5:30 - 6:15 Fiddle chicks (45 mins - Enter Via Exhibition Space)

6:40 - 7:30 Loren Kate (45 mins - Enter Via Breakout Space)

7:50 - 8:40 Jen Lush (45 mins - Enter Via Breakout Space)

9:00 - 10pm Ryan Martin John (45 mins - Enter Via Breakout Space)




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The Mill Market at Christmas

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Join us for The Mill Market at Christmas this December!

Saturday December 15, 10am-4pm

 Local makers, Live Art, Coffee, Food, Music 

Come along and enjoy a myriad of stalls overflowing with beautiful and unique pieces handcrafted by SA creatives. Showcasing local craftspeople, designers and makers, this market has something for everyone. 

The building wide event also includes live music, a live mural painting by Matthew Fortrose our December Artist in Residence, and much more! 

Don't miss this chance to see what The Mill is all about, and buy local this Christmas.


The Mill Market at Christmas

Saturday December 15, 10am-4pm

The Mill Adelaide

154 Angas Street, Adelaide SA 5000


Tanis Blines AKA Needs More Dragons, silver Jewellery

Robyn Wood Designs, furniture and objects

Kate Cuthbert AKA Satin ‘n’ Tat, collage art cards and prints

Sam Gold, ceramics

Matea Gluscevic, footwear and accessories

Erica Sandgren, polymer jewellery

Caitlin Goldfinch, origami and photo jewellery

Annabel Hume, Ceramics
Malinda Jenner & Oliver Gerhard, prints
Mary Quigley & Lucy Thomas, Zines


PLUS Coffee by the Hutt Street Coffee Cart, Food from Cliche cakes and Izzy Wood, Wine from Hither & Yon

ever wanted a backstage pass for The Mills artists studios? Join us for a tour of our building! 
1pm and 2pm 


The Mill is an accessible space. Disability access is available via Angas Street, and a disability toilet is also available. If you have any questions or additional acessibility requirements, please contact us at

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Umbrella Festival: Who Run The World

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A potent showcase of female South Australian musicians, curated over two nights in July

Who Run The World is the idea of local female musicians Erin Fowler and Emily Bettison, who both reside at The Mill (Erin as Director and Emily as singer, songwriter and producer at her recently built sound studio.)

Bettison and Fowler have each curated an evening of music featuring a bevvy of local female artists.

Thursday July 12: PASSION POP: Shining a light on female pop artists, curated by Emily Bettison Artists: NAKATOMI // FERRNS // KADO

Three of Adelaide’s finest female-fronted pop outfits. Indietronic, alternative future-pop duo NAKATOMI combine the fully-charged vocals of Em Smart along with musical partner Hamish Cox. Bettison’s eclectic, alternative pop act FERRNS will also grace the stage, exploring electronic pop with soul and R’n’B stylings to create vibrant, infectious tunes to promote joy, empowerment and movement. Kaitlin Feagan of KADO (formally Alice Girl), who blends glitter with alcoholism to bring you nostalgic tunes in the style of alternative alco-pop.

Bringing pop to the fore, audiences can be sure to have their feet moving and dance the night away.

Thursday July 19: STORY AND SONG: An evening of storytelling and song, curated by Erin Fowler Artists: NAOMI KEYTE // SITARA // HANNAH YATES

A stunning line-up of artists with  unique and intimate ways of telling a story – be it through song, poetry, film or dance. Award-winning singer songwriter from the Adelaide Hills, Naomi Keyte will work with multi-award winning photographer (and The Mill Associate Artist) Che Chorley, who’s passion and affinity for the ocean sees him create mesmerizing photography and film. Chorley's recent exhibition THE SEAN AND SHE was a stunning celebration of the female form. Fowler's band SITARA  - with sister Tess - will perform their 2017 visual album, Alchemy, against their projected 40 minute film,  incorporating Tess’s experience in theatre and screen, and Erin’s work as a choreographer and dancer. To complete the line up, is local songstress Hannah Yates who floats storytelling lyrics on nylon string lullaby rhythms to soothe you through deep nostalgia and into an eerie and uncomfortable place. Hannah interweaves storytelling, folk and haunting soul with a hint of cheeky with the purpose of preserving the Kaurna language and culture of the Adelaide Plains.

Doors and food from 5:30pm
Music from 6:30pm
Food trucks (vegan options available): Soza’s Sri Lankan Street Food (July 12th) // The Taste of Spain (July 19th) Drinks and mulled cider by SPARKKE // Hither & Yon


In conjunction with the two performance evenings, The Mill will also host 2 open dance classes for women, accompanied by recorded music from female South Australian artists. These will run be facilitated by Fowler – a trained Qoya teacher. Qoya is a movement practice specifically for women blending yoga, dance, feminine movement, ceremony and sisterhood. It is open to women of all ages, experiences and ability and music is a key part of a Qoya class.

Who Run the World has been supported by the Umbrella Winter City Sounds Festival, through Music SA as well as beverage company, SPARKKE.

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Artist Callout: Umbrella Festival at The Breakout


The Mill is curating a program of live music for this year’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds festival (July 13 - 29). We're looking for songwriters, storytellers, balladeers and bards or bands with a cross-disciplinary tilt.

Our new performing arts venue, The Breakout, is an intimate CBD performance space and the perfect setting for SA’s finest songbirds to warble this winter. The Breakout is more a theatre than a bar, providing audiences with an intimate and up-close environment to really ~listen~ to music.

Umbrella Festival registrations close May 11. Please send us your EOI by May 7th (next Monday) so we can confirm your booking.

Applications have now closed

Applications should include

  • Your gig idea. We’re looking for storytellers, multi-disciplinary artists, and those doing something a little bit different with their performances (as well as great musicians).

  • A demo of you music, or a link to where we can listen online.

  • Your proposed dates and times.

  • The names of all artists / groups appearing at your event.


  • The hire fee is $400 per event (up-to 3 artists / sets), Tuesday-Sunday. Get together with some friends and share the cost!

  • The hire fee includes a sound technician, 16ch PA (please provide your own microphones, guitar amps, etc), lighting, staging, bar & front of house staff (for a maximum call of 3hrs).

  • Earliest showtime is 5:30pm, and bump out is to be completed by 11:00pm.

  • Artists are free to set their own ticket prices and take full box office profits.

  • The Breakout has a capacity of 50 - 80 pax.

  • The Mill will be selling warm, mulled cider and tasty treats at all Umbrella shows.

  • The Mill will list all gigs on, our social media accounts and circulate an EDM about the line up.