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Awesome Festival 2013



The third term holidays are rapidly sprinting towards us with a face slapping reminder that all too soon thousands of school children will be hijacking a large chunk of October.

But before you do an apocalyptic style stock pile run to Dan Murphy's, I bring forth good news! The Awesome Festival. Yay!

This really is a wonderful event hosted by the AWESOME ARTS team right here in our very own city. This year promises so many gorgeously unique and magical offerings to entertain and fascinate children young and old. Refreshingly a lot of the festival program is free and the ticketed shows are very reasonably priced with most costing around $15 per child.

So hitch up your artsy fartsy pants and getcha kids some culture.

THEATRE

BEAR WITH ME

Bring your little bear with their little bear along to this sweet performance of theatre, music & of course...Bears!

WHEN: October 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
TIMES: 11am & 1pm
WHERE: State Theatre Centre 174-176 William St Northbridge
COST: $15 per child with 1 adult admitted free
AGE: 2-5 years

BYO Teddy Bear!

(Courtesy Awesome Arts)


THE EMPTY CITY

Imagine if everyone suddenly disappeared and the city became a playground just for you! Go on a fantastical journey with Tom as he experiences just that!

WHEN: October 10, 11, 12
TIMES: 7pm, 11 am & 1pm
WHERE: State Theatre Centre 174-176 William St Northbridge
COST: $25 Adult $20 Child
AGE: 5 & up


(Courtesy Awesome Arts)


CIRQUE DISARRAY

All the performers have disappeared and the show is set to start. With a little audience participation and creativity, the lions, clowns and contortionists can get on with the show!

WHEN: October 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
TIME: 11am
WHERE: 7 Perth Tent, Perth Cultural Centre
COST: $15
AGE: 4-7 years


(Courtesy of Leo Dale)


THE WHALE'S TALE

Manilayo is a gorgeous humpback whale who happens to be a life size inflatable! With a tale to tell and many moving marvels to enrapture and capture delighted audience members!

WHEN: October 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
TIME: 2:30pm
WHERE: The Seagull Tent, Perth Cultural Centre
COST: $15
AGE: 3-12

(Courtesy Awesome Arts)


KEP KAATIJIN

Beautifully interpreted tales based on traditional stories handed down by the knowledge and storytelling of Noongar elders. From the dawn of time, to Mumung the whale and Djitty Djitty the cheeky Willy Wag Tail, children are sure to be mesmerised.

WHEN: October 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
TIME: 3pm
WHERE: 7 Perth Tent, Perth Cultural Centre
COST: $15
AGE: 4 & up

(Courtesy Ashley de Prazer & Steve Dance)


IVY, SAVIOUR OF THE DINOSAUR!

"Dinosaurs". Say no more. But we probably should. Join Ivy the cleaning lady on her time traveling trolley as she endeavors to save the dinosaurs! Cool!

WHEN: October 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
TIME: 11am 1:30pm (only 11am on Sunday & Monday)
WHERE: Hackett Hall, Western Australian Museum
COST: $15
AGE: 5 & up

(Courtesy of Stephen A'Court)


BOATS

With puppets, live sound effects, chickens, a circus, acrobatics, and a boat cut from bread, how could anyone resist magic such as this!

WHEN: October 5, 7, 8, 9
TIME: 11am & 1pm
WHERE: The Seagull Tent, Perth Cultural Centre
COST: $15
AGE: 5 & up

www.terrapin.org.au/

(Courtesy Peter Mathew)


SWAMP JUICE

Puppetry at its most devine! Come and meet all the wonderful swamp creatures in this delightfully creative tale.

WHEN: October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
TIME: 1pm
WHERE: 7 Perth Tent, Perth Cultural Centre
COST: $15
AGE: 7 & up

bunkpuppets.com

(Courtesy Andrew Wuttke)


DANCE

TROLLEYS

WHEN: October 12, 13, 14
TIME: 10:30am & 1pm
WHERE: Perth Cultural Centre Amphitheatre
COSTS: Free
AGE: 3 & up

This performance shines a whole new light on the humble trolley. With a soap opera like tale told through dance, acrobatics and some very energetic trolleys, shopping at the supermarket will never seem the same again!

Buzz Dance Theatre

(Courtesy Irven Lewis)


FILM

BIG PICTURE, SMALL PEOPLE: FREE FILMS!

WHEN: October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
TIME: 11am - SLWA 12pm - PCCA
WHERE: State Library of Western Australia & Perth Cultural Centre Amphitheatre
AGE: 2 & up
COST: Free

A delicious selection of short films showcasing a visual smorgasbord of cinema for everyone to enjoy and ponder. Don't miss the award winning A Morning Stroll, Dream Packer & Missing.

(Courtesy Awesome Arts)


LITERARY

AWESOME KIDS' BOOK CLUB

WHEN: October 8 (The Empty City) 10 (Ten Tiny Things)
TIME: 2:30 (The Empty City) 2:00 (Ten Tiny Things)
WHERE: The Place, State Library of Western Australia
COST: Free
AGE: 4-8

Come and listen to two authors deliver their fascinating stories with activities, discussion and even book signings. Join Meg McKinlay reading her Ten Tiny Things and David Megarrity delivering The Empty City.

(Courtesy Awesome Arts)


BETTER BEGINNINGS

WHEN: October 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
TIME: 10am & 11am
WHERE: Perth Cultural Centre
COST: Free
AGE: 1-5

This is such a lovely concept where children under 5 can create their very own self illustrated story book to take home! There is even the opportunity to publish it too! While primary school children are obviously well taken care of, it's nice to know there is something to capture the imagination and keep our littlest citizens busy during the holidays.

(Courtesy Victoria Ryle)


MUSIC

JEU PLAY

WHEN: October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
TIME: 10am & 11am
WHERE: Perth Cultural Centre
COST: Free
AGE: 5 & up

Explore an exciting environment of digital art and music as children experience futuristic instruments which audience members are invited to play as an orchestra!

(Courtesy Awesome Arts)


LIKE IT OR LOOP IT

WHEN: October: 5, 6, 7, 8
TIME: 11am
WHERE: 7 Perth Tent, Perth Cultural Centre
COST: $15
AGE: 4 & up

Become part of a recorded orchestra just by being in the audience! Explore all the fascinating sounds of the hidden instruments in everyday life as you partake in an uniquely symphonic journey!

(Courtesy Capital E! Festival & Stephen A'Court)


INTERACTIVE ARTS

DREAMSTORE

WHEN: October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
TIME: 10am & 11am
WHERE: Perth Cultural Centre
COST: Free
AGE: 5 & up

Where else would one store their dreams but at a Dreamstore supermarket! Children can choose, create and label their very own Dream Bottle to store whatever their heart desires! At the checkout a photo is taken of each creator and their creation to take home and the dream product is displayed on the supermarket shelf.

(Courtesy Caitlin Worthington)


DEAR HOPE STREET

WHEN: October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
TIME: 10am & 11am
WHERE: State Library of Western Australia
COST: Free
AGE: 7 & up

A very unique workshop where children will have the opportunity to choose a house on a Hope Street (via Google Street View), draw it onto a postcard and write something to whomever lives there.

(Courtesy Awesome Arts)


WHITE TOP MOUNTAINS

WHEN: October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
TIME: 10am 11am
WHERE: Perth Cultural Centre
COST: Free
AGE: 3-8

Transforming the simple (yet humble) idea of sandpit play into a geographical dream, children can create their very own landscape. As they construct and sculpt mountains, islands and oceans are transformed by in built colour sensors. The mountains even play music!

(Courtesy Awesome Arts)


MARINE SNOW

WHEN: October 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
TIME: 11am
WHERE: Paper Mountain, 267 William Street, Northbridge, Upstairs
COST: Free
AGE: 5 & up

Explore this fascinating exhibition of the world of ocean debris and all it's interactive ecology. There is an activity where children can make a crystal jar to take home and watch their crystals grow!

(Courtesy of Awesome Arts)


FLUID SWITCHBOARD

WHEN: October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
TIME: 10am & 11am
WHERE: State Library of Western Australia Pond
COST: Free
AGE: 5 & up

Farewell to peace in the pond as a visiting sculpture shall claim temporary residency along with its many little visitors (and big) itching for a try! Made up of more household objects than Bunnings, expect some soggy children dripping with FUN!

(Courtesy Awesome Arts)


THIS LITTLE LIGHT

WHEN: October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
TIME: 10am & 11am
WHERE: State Theatre Centre Courtyard, 174-176 William Street
COST: Free
AGE: 5 & up

A fantastic program by AWESOME that visits the children in regional and remote communities of WA. This year they explored all the beautiful imaginings of light which can be enjoyed and viewed by all. There will also be a lantern making workshop to enjoy.

(Courtsey Jarrad Seng)


REIMAGINE

WHEN: September 30, October 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11
TIME: 10am
WHERE: The Art Gallery of WA
COST: Free
AGE: 5 & up

Get inspired by the Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond: The World Reimagined exhibition by creating a cubist image of yourself or Perth's well known faces.

(Courtesy Awesome Arts)


ROBOT ROAD TRIP

Robots, Robots, Robots!! Seriously, no explanation needed, just keep reading!

ROBOT SOCCER

WHEN: October 5, 7, 9, 11
TIME: 10am 1pm & 2pm
WHERE: Perth Cultural Centre Amphitheatre
COST: Free
AGE: 5 & up

ROBOT RELAY

WHEN: October 6, 8, 10
TIME: 10am
WHERE: Perth Cultural Amphitheatre
COST: Free
AGE: 5 & up

3D PRINTING - CONSTRUCTIVE SCULPTURE

WHEN: October 5, 6, 8, 10
TIME: 1pm
WHERE: State Library of Western Australia
COST: Free
AGE: 5 & up

ROBOT STORY TIME

Bookings essential

WHEN: October 7, 9, 11
TIME: 10am
WHERE: The Place, Reading Space, State Library of WA
COST: Free
AGE: 4 & up

ROBOT CITY

Bookings Essential

WHEN: October 7, 9, 11
TIME: 11:15am
WHERE: The Place, Activity Space, State Library of WA
COST: Free
AGE: 3-8

(Courtesy Awesome Arts)


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Why? Because Kids Love The Arts!
When: October 5 - 18
Phone: (08) 9328 9666
Where: Perth Cultural Centre Northbridge
Cost: Mostly free with ticketed events ranging from $15-$25
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