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Last week of Term 2 for Qld and Vic government schools.

24 June 2019

Almost there!

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23 June 2019

Lots of great shows on offer to you this year, and more being added every day. 

Image: Tchekov At the House of Special Purpose

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Days are getting longer now!

22 June 2019

Phew. We've passed the Winter Solstice. Bring on more daylight.

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Dreamer wows the Otways

18 June 2019

Recently, Dream Puppets' show Dreamer in the Deep toured the Otways in Victoria. It played to some 600 kids at the performing arts centre in Colac, then played to the small audiences that make up the primary sections of Lavers Hill K -12 College and Apollo Bay P-12 College. 

The short tour was organised through Shows For Schools, by Colac Otway Shire's Sustainability Officer, Steve Turnock. This is what he said about it;

"Dreamer in the Deep" came to Colac Otway Shire as part of World Environment Day 2019. Richard’s wonderful lighting, props and bespoke soundtrack provided a magical backdrop, enabling his incredible skill as a puppeteer to take the audience on a magical journey beneath the sea. Evocative and beautifully enacted, Dreamer’s voyage into the unknown captured the imaginations of young and old alike, leaving Shire audiences spell-bound.

We reckon he was pretty pleased with the show!


Image: Audience at Apollo Bay P-12 College.

Dreamer in the Deep is one of a suite of 4 puppet shows starring the character of Dreamer. Sadly, they're only available to Victorian schools. The shows are so exquisitely realised that not only are they booked by teachers for primary and kinder students, but also occasionally by VCE Theatre Studies teachers. World Space Week is coming up from 4 -10 October, Dreamer in Space would be a great springboard to celebrate that.


Image: Post show, parent Melissa and a small absorbed audience member with puppeteer, Richard Hart, and one of his creations.

SFS is very proud to present the work of this internationally recognised puppet company.



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We've just hit 80,000!

15 June 2019

Over 80,000 people have been booked into our events so far this year. Thanks for your support of the role of the arts in schools and of course, of SFS.

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Bogan - a word enshrined in the Australian language but where did it start??

14 June 2019

The history of the word has been mysterious but new light may have been shed. Did it start life at one of Melbourne's elite schools? That is, at Xavier College in the 80's?

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In SA?Apply for Carclew Fellowships for Young People

14 June 2019

Lucky SA people can apply for Carclew's career development Fellowship Program which allows for an artist or arts worker aged 26 years or under, to pitch their own bespoke professional development proposal.

Applicants practicing in all creative mediums (as well as the technical, administration and production areas) can request financial support ranging from $3,000 - $12,000.

Applications close 1 July.

Image: Previous winners

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There's a lot of advantage in a short week - tomorrow's Friday already!

13 June 2019

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Short week for most!

11 June 2019

Hope you enjoyed your sleep-in yesterday. As always in Australia, some didn't take the holiday - Queensland and NT celebrate it on a different date. 

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First Day of Winter

1 June 2019

Take a deep breath!

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Latest Presenter Profile

30 May 2019

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra have a swathe of events for students at all levels - from Kinder to Senior Students. All details here.

Brian Cox: A Symphonic Universe (image above) is one of the great offerings.

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Circus Oz at Frankston this weekend.

22 May 2019

Hurry to Frankston Arts Centre to catch Circus Oz in their new show Precarious, this Friday and Saturday!

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