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SYDNEY CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL 2011 – Go! Take the kids!

Erth's touchy-feely, extremely life-like dragon was a huge hit at Carriageworks 2010.

The grandson and I went to Riverside Theatre at Parramatta yesterday to see the premiere of a new musical, The Chaos Fairy. It was all go out there. The foyer was crowded with kids and parents, a ringmaster warmed up the crowd, while in the courtyard kids were learning circus tricks, making collages and plaiting wool. The Sydney Children’s Festival has expanded this year from its base at Carriageworks, and a great thing that is. Continue reading

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SYDNEY CHILDRENS FESTIVAL – Carriageworks

Erth puppet theatre company's dragon was a hit.

A few attempts have been made to get a Sydney Children’s Festival happening in the (shock, horror!) 30+ years that I’ve been involved in performing arts for young people. Adelaide has the long-established Come Out Festival, Brisbane has Out of the Box going well at last report, but Sydney events have been well-meaning but doomed one-offs. On the evidence of our visit with the grandchildren today, Carriageworks has finally got it right. Continue reading

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