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Sydney Children's Festival 2011

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The Sydney Children's Festival will be held from September 26th to October 8th 2011. The just launched two week festival program, is composed of a variety of performances, workshops and free activities, which will be held in various NSW venues, including;

CarriageWorks (245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh NSW)
Seymour Centre - The University of Sydney (Corner of City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale NSW)
Riverside Theatres Parramatta (Church St Parramatta)
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (597 High Street, Penrith NSW)
Newcastle Museum (Workshop Way Honeysuckle, Newcastle)

Children will certainly be delighted with the 2011 festival program, there is a huge range of music, arts, crafts, literature and performance activities on offer. A selection of the interactive performance show highlights include Big Drums for Small People, The Book of Everything, The Man the Sea Saw and Polyglot Theatre's City of Riddles. There are also many inspiring and creative workshops for children on offer, highlights include Acrobatic Circus Workshops for ages 5-8 and ages 8-12 and Aerial Circus Workshops for ages 3-5, ages 5-8 and ages 8-12. Plus there is a Breakin' Workshop (ages 5-12), Book Making Workshop (ages 8-12), Claymazing! (ages 7-12), Create Your Own Zine (ages 8-12), How to Make a Monster Workshop (ages 6-12) and Illustration Workshop (ages 8-12). To view the full festival program, head to the performance section and workshop section of the Sydney Children's Festival website.

While most of the 2011 festival program events require bookings, there's also a wide range of free activities on offer. For example Circus Drop Zone, Free Play with Circus Solarus, Hickory Dickory ROCK!, Crafting Crazy and Ch Ch Ch Chalking, are not only free performances and workshops, but they are also open to children of all ages. You can view all the free performances, workshops and activities on the Sydney Children's Festival website.

In addition to the performances and workshops is a Literary Festival, which includes special events such as An Hour with Maggie Hamilton, author of What's Happening to our Girls and What's Happening to our Boys (this one is actually for the grownups), the Books & Brains Quiz Show and Good Morning Emma Magenta, with Emma Magenta, author and illustrator of Gorgeous Sense Of Hope: A Love Fable and The Gradual Demise Of Phillipa Finch.

Also, it is worth noting that there will be a Sydney Children's Festival Choir and all are invited to take part. Rehearsals will begin in August, for the full details check out the website.

Below you can view highlights of last year's Sydney Children's Festival.

Tickets are now on sale for the ticketed performances and workshops. To purchase tickets, simply head to the Sydney Children's Festival website, located here. Select the desired performance and/or workshop and follow the links. Alternatively, you can also head to Ticketmaster online or outlets.

This is a great event for children and parents alike. Children will be engaged and inspired by the wide range of interactive music, arts, crafts and performance workshops and activities and with so many free events on offer, The Sydney Children's Festival is sure to please parents.

For all the latest news and events on this forthcoming event, simply visit the Sydney Children's Festival website.
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Why? A festival just for kids
When: September 26th to October 8th 2011
Where: Various venues around NSW
Cost: There are both free and ticketed events
My daycare group & teacher just went to the play the man the sea saw , very well done.
By hwill - reader
Wednesday, 21st of September @ 01:45 am
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