The Festival of Sydney is on again.
I took the grandson to Hyde Park for the opening free events for families.
We loved the Tangle Garden, devised by Polyglot Theatre from Melbourne.
It’s a fabulously simple concept – invite kids and parents to build their own communal artwork, a jungle of tangled coloured elastic, then play in it.
The stage is a forest of golden poles, topped with interesting shapes. As the music starts, pleasant, environmental and a bit New Agey, we are issued with balls of elastic and given some simple instructions.
The adult performers guide the activity when needed, occasionally helping to hoist the tangle higher up the poles to make a canopy, or adding different coloured elastic to the mix, transforming the art.
Everyone has a great time. For video evidence, click here.