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Live performances Stretch Arts Mandurah
On Friday the 6th of May, Saturday the 7th of May and Sunday the 8th of May, come along to the free Stretch Arts Festival in Mandurah at Ormsby Terrace. Experience an array of theatre, dance, multimedia, music and visual arts from renowned and upcoming Australian and international companies and artists.
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'Alchemy: Lights on the Bay'
Presented by Act-Belong-Commit, come along to Festival Square to immerse yourself in Mandurah's premier arts and cultural event. The festival begins with a spectacular opening around the picturesque Admin Bay on Friday the 6th of May from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Prepare yourself for performances including fire, circus and live music including a stunning on water installation and performance using photography, sound, music, film and projection. Arrive around 5.30pm for a chance to view the sunset before enjoying the festivities and food.
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The Common Threads Wearable Art Showcase
Come and watch the creativity and ingenuity of local designers as they create wearable works of art and present them at the international wearable art competition. The showcase includes a full-length theatrical show in an award winning 800 seat theatre and there is only one show so get your tickets from www.manpac.com.au.
A giant celebration of drawing, look for the purple pencils and experience a wide range of creative activities. For a sample of the activities, pick up a 'Stretch Big Draw, Crack the Code' booklet and enter the competition to win a prize. If you are really curious, try and find symbols for the secret code at the activity stations to crack the mystery message. Activities include decorating your own seashell trinket dish for Mother's Day, creating a Mother's Day flower canvas, paint and create a magic carpet ride in Mandjar Square, draw your favourite spaces on a giant map of Mandurah, build and create a three dimensional forest of trees as part of a community art installation, help to solve a giant puzzle and colour in the picture as you go, creating a chalk trail or pattern at the CASM carpark and put together and design your own little house to add to the pop up mini village. Stretch Art Trail
The magic of art is not just limited to Ormsby Terrace. The Stretch Art Trail connects local businesses with local artists by allowing local artists to display their work in places you normally visit. Walk around Mandurah's boardwalks, waterways, restaurants, hotels, galleries and cafes to watch demonstrations, meet the artists and buy original, locally produced artwork. Grab a map and take a self-guided tour or join one of their guided walking tours on Sunday the 1st of May, 15th of May and 22nd of May.