Fans of the creative arts will be entertained by an online cabaret event this weekend, as Circus Monoxide takes a trip around the world.
The not-for-profit community studio is taking its cabaret events online in an attempt to support trainers and performers who have lost income due to COVID-19.
The Fairy Meadow-based studio aims to celebrate the arts in the Illawarra while promoting a socially inclusive environment.
General manager Jonathan Christley said the studio had previously hosted one E-lab Cabaret event a few weeks ago, with this follow-up event titled Around The World.
"Lab Cabarets were set up by us, and it was to pay up-and-coming artists to showcase new work," he said.
"With the COVID stuff, we've kept the Lab Cabaret identity, and just added an 'e' to it as it's gone online.
"So we do a major Zoom webinar, and we have different people in different locations, and we have an MC who controls the movement between the locations.
"They basically perform from their living room or the circus space. And there's a lot of interactive elements."
Mr Christley said their trainers and Illawarra circus performers had lost some of or all their income due to the pandemic.
"So the other aspect was to have something creative that will bring in a little money to help them make ends' meet," he said.
The event will feature Australian artists and guest acts from around the globe, including Corey Pickett and Emma Price (London), Rumah Katsen (New Zealand), and locals Asha Colless, Bevan Clouston and Melissa Kisela.
The public can purchase tickets to view the event; the first online event sold out.
It will take place on Saturday, May 23.
Turn up at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. Tickets are $10.
Details of how to log in will be e-mailed to all ticket buyers one hour before the event.