October 2017 School Holidays Events in Melbourne

October School Holidays Events in Melbourne 2017
1 October 2017 - 14 October 2017


School Holiday fun! Puppet Workshops and Shows around Melbourne!

Tuesday 3 October 2017, 2pm
Spike: The Echidna shadow puppet show
Where: Springvale Library,
411 Springvale Road, Springvale
info: http://www.greaterdandenong.com/events/4463/spike-the-echidna-children-s...

Wednesday 4 October, 2 – 3:30pm
Shadow Puppetry Workshop
Where: Carlton Library 

667 Rathdowne St
North Carlton
Age group : 5 – 8 years
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/little-wing-puppetry-playing-with-light-...

‭‭Thursday, 5 October 2017‭, ‬‬11:00 am
Spike the Echidna Shadow puppet show
Where: Mooroolbark Community Centre Holiday Program. ‬
125 Brice Ave, MOOROOLBARK,
Bookings: http://ach.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Whats_On/Spike_The_Echidna#.WbRxBhTiSFI

Friday 6 October, 10:30am
Spike: the Echidna,
Bowery Theatre and STACC
Princess St, St Albans VIC.
Info: http://bowerystacc.com.au/events/spike/

Friday 6 October, 1.30pm to 3pm
Big Fish – Lantern Puppet Making Workshop,
Upstairs at STACC in the Arts and Crafts Studio

Saturday 14 October 2017, 10 - 2PM
Building Big Elephants and Fish – Lantern Puppetry Workshops
as part of St Albans Festival for Families: Puppets, Pop-ups and a Parade!

 Upstairs at STACC in the Arts and Crafts Studio Bowery Theatre and STACC
Princess St, St Albans VIC
info: http://bowerystacc.com.au/events/moonlanternparade/

A Little Bit of Blue at Spot On Children's Festival, Parramatta Riverside

A Little Bit of Blue at Spot On Children's Festival, Parramatta Riverside Theatres
29 September 2017 - 30 September 2017
Parramatta Riverside Theatres
Corner Market and Church Street, Parramatta, New South Wales 2150

Join us and help Jenny Ellis (The Owl’s Apprentice) solve the mystery and learn why the Bowerbird, an extraordinary Australian creature, is so fascinated by the colour blue in this interactive show featuring puppetry and clowning.
“A gorgeous little show that was educating at the same time! My 3 and 5 year old sons loved it. They were smiling the entire way through (as was I!). Very clever puppeteer and beautiful props.”
– Michelle West, Audience Member, Northcote Kid’s Festival
Suitable for: Ages 3 – 12
Dates & Times:
Friday 29 September at 10:15am & 12:30pm
Saturday 30 September 10:15am* & 12:30pm
Access:
*Relaxed Performance on Saturday 30 September at 10:15am
Please see the ‘Accessibility’ tab to find out more about relaxed performances
Bookings and more info: https://riversideparramatta.com.au/sh…/a-little-bit-of-blue/

Seymour Centre

The Owl's Apprentice @ The Seymour Centre
29 September 2016
The Seymour Centre
Corner of City Road and Cleveland Streets, Chippendale NSW

11:50am & 2pm

Free Admission!

Keep your little creatures entertained this September school holidays with two wildly fun productions and a program of roar-inspiring free activities.

Two shows only!

For more information check out: http://www.seymourcentre.com/school-holidays-2016/

Owl @ Parramatta Riverside

The Owl's Apprentice @ The Spot On Children's Festival
27 September 2016 - 28 September 2016
Parramatta Riverside Theatres
Cnr Market & Church St, Parramatta

Tuesday 27 September 10am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm
Wednesday 28 September 10am & 12:30pm

A young owl named Poot Poot has been sent to Owl School to learn to become wise. His teacher, Mr Tawny, sends him to get a book from the library in the far off city. On his journey he meets an Echidna, a Wombat, a Kookaburra, a Lyrebird, a Kangaroo and a Platypus who each share with him their own kind special kind of wisdom. But will he pass the final test and become wise enough to save the forest? The Owl’s Apprentice is an interactive show combining puppetry and physical comedy.

For more information:
https://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/the-owls-apprentice/

Hurry! Two shows already sold out!

Shirley Burke

Spike the Echidna @ Kingston Arts
20 September 2016 - 21 September 2016
Shirely Burke Theatre
64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale, VIC

Where: Shirley Burke Theatre
64 Parkers Rd
Parkdale, VIC

10am & 1pm

Shadow Puppeteer Jenny Ellis tells the story of Spike, an echidna who hatches from his egg far away from home. Spike is stolen from his nest by a greedy rat. He hatches from his egg far away from home. A young girl finds him. She has been playing alone in the bush after being bullied by other children. The echidna does not have his spikes yet and the girl doesn’t know what kind of creature he is. She tries to work out where he comes from, but accidentally puts him in dangerous situations: in the nest of a crocodile, an emu and a turtle. She helps him to discover where he belongs, and he helps her to find her own “spikes” and stand up to the bullies.

Directed by Jacob Williams with music by Mal Webb.

The Owl's Apprentice WA tour

The Owl's Apprentice WA tour
5 July 2016 - 14 July 2016


TUESDAY 5 JULY, 6pm
Broome Civic Centre
27 Weld st, Broome WA

Bookings:
http://www.broomeciviccentre.com.au

THURSDAY, 6 JULY, 10am
Matt Dann Theatre, 35 Hamilton Rd,
South Hedland WA

Bookings:
http://www.mattdann.com/#!whatson/cjg9

FRIDAY 8 July – 6pm
Marble Bar Civic Centre
24 Francis St, Marble Bar
www.eastpilbara.wa.gov.au

MONDAY 11 JULY, 11am
City of Gosnells Don Russell Performing Arts Centre
Murdoch Road, Thornlie WA
Shadow Puppetry Workshop 1pm

Bookings:
http://www.gosnells.wa.gov.au/Lifestyle/Leisure_Activities/Theatre_-_Don...

WEDNESDAY 13 JULY 5:30pm & THURSDAY 14 JULY 10:30am & 1pm
Margaret River Cultural Centre
51 Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River

Bookings:
https://www.artsmargaretriver.com/venue/margaret-river-cultural-centre-2/

Spike @ Phee Broadway Theatre in Castlemaine

Spike
29 June 2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Phee Broadway Theatre in Castlemaine
Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine VIC

Shadow Puppeteer Jenny Ellis tells the story of Spike, an echidna who hatches from his egg far away from home. Directed by Jacob Williams with music by Mal Webb.
Entertaining and fun for ages 4 to 10.

For Bookings: http://pheebroadwaytheatre.com.au/spike-29-june/

Gasworks workshops

Shadow Puppets - Drawing with Light @ Gasworks Arts Park
31 March 2016
Where: Gasworks Arts Park
21 Graham St Albert Park VIC

Workshop 4 - 7 years      10:30am- 12:30pm
Workshop 7 - 14 years     1:30pm -3:30pm                               

Bookings:http://www.gasworks.org.au/event/shadow-puppets-ages-7-to-14-years/

Watch as your drawings leap to life, off the page and onto the stage! Design, make and perform with your very own shadow puppets in a special portable puppet theatre. Workshop led by award-winning puppeteer, Jenny Ellis, creator of The Owl’s Apprentice.

Be Quick! Only limited spaces are still available!

A Little Bit of Blue @ Yea Carnevale

A Little Bit of Blue @ Yea Arts Carnevale
26 January 2016 - 11:30am
Y Wetlands Discovery Centre
2 Hood st, Yea VIC

More information: http://yeaartscarnivale.com.au/event-date-tuesday/

Come and join the fun at the Yea Arts Carnevale from 21 - 26 January! With a host of exhibitions and events, it's sure to be great trip for the family. A Little Bit of Blue will be performed outdoors in the tranquil setting of the Yea Wetlands. It is an interactive environmental detective story told with puppetry. As well as helping to unravel a mystery, students will learn about the extraordinary habits of the Australian Satin Bowerbird, and why they are so fascinated by the colour blue. Great for children aged 3 years and above.

The Owl's Apprentice @ Gasworks Arts Park

The Owl's Apprentice @ Gasworks Arts Park
22 January 2016 - 11:30am - 2:00pm
Gasworks Arts Park
21 Graham st, Albert Park VIC

Two shows only! 11:30am & 2pm
Bookings: http://www.gasworks.org.au/event/the-owls-apprentice/

"Owl’s aren’t born wise you know, they have to learn it from somewhere."

A young owl named Poot Poot has been sent to Owl School to learn to become wise. But will he pass the final test and become wise enough to save the forest? The Owl’s Apprentice is an interactive show combining puppetry and physical comedy. Perfect for kids aged 4 to 10 years and their families.

Be Quick! Only limited tickets are still available!

Regional Arts Victoria Tour

The Owl's Apprentice Regional Arts Victoria Tour
5 September 2015 - 2 October 2015


Saturday 5 September
Where: Adelaide Festival Centre
King William Street, Adelaide
When: 11am & 1pm
Bookings: https://adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au

Wednesday 16 - Friday 18 September 2015
Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre presents performances
in schools in Glenrowan, Violet Town, Broken Creek and Dookie.

Monday 21 September
Where: Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre
70 Foster St, Sale
When: 10:30am & 1:30pm
Bookings: http://www.ebbwec.com.au/item/the-owl-s-apprentice

Wednesday 23 September
Where: Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre
Cnr Ovens and Ford Streets, Wangaratta
When: 12pm & 2pm
Bookings: http://wangarattapac.com.au/shows/the-owls-apprentice/

Thursday 24 September
Where: Warburton Mechanic's Institute Hall
3409 Warburton Hwy, Warburton
When: 2pm
Bookings: http://ach.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Whats_On/
The_Owls_Apprentice#.Ve7K6-l8vdk

Friday 25 September
Where: Old Laverton School
43 Kiora St, Altona Meadows
When:9:30am & 11am
Bookings: http://www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au/viewwo.php?eventid=227

Saturday 26 September
Where: Wyndham Cultural Centre
177 Watton St, Werribee
When:11am & 2pm
Bookings: http://www.wyncc.com.au/whats_on/the_owls_apprentice

Monday 28 September
Where: Cardinia Cultural Centre
Lakeside Blvd, Pakenham
When: 10am
Bookings: http://www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/Page/Page.aspx?Page_Id=4265

Tuesday 29 September
Where: Burrinja
351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey
When: 11am & 2pm
Bookings:http://www.burrinja.org.au/theatre/booking-tickets

Wednesday 30 September
Where:The Lighthouse Theatre
185 Timor st, Warrnambool
When: 10am & 2pm
Bookings: http://www.lighthousetheatre.com.au/owls-apprentice

Thursday 1 October
Where: Portland Arts Centre
Cnr Glenelg & Bentinck Streets, Portland
When: 6:30pm
Bookings: http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/Performances

Friday 2 October
Where: Casterton Town Hall
Glenelg Highway
Casterton
When: 6:30pm
Bookings: http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/Performances

La Mama

The Owl's Apprentice @ The Melbourne Festival of Puppetry
10 July 2015 - 2:00pm - 12 July 2015 - 2:00pm
La Mama Courthouse
349 Drummond st, Carlton VIC

Come to along to the Melbourne Festival of Puppetry and check out The Owl's Apprentice and many fantastic shows these school holidays:

When: 10, 11& 12 July, 2pm.

Owl’s aren’t born wise you know, they have to learn it from somewhere. Meet Poot Poot, a young owl, who has been sent to Owl School to learn to become wise. Immerse yourself in the world of shadow puppetry and join Poot Poot on his journey, in a show performed by Jenny Ellis.

Bookings: www.lamama.com.au/2015-winter-program/melbourne-festival-of-puppetry

The Owl's Apprentice @ PAVE Festival

The Owl's Apprentice @ PAVE Festival
10 April 2015 - 11:00am
Emerald Library
400A Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald VIC 3782

Owl’s aren’t born wise you know, they have to learn it from somewhere. A young owl named Poot Poot has been sent to Owl School to learn to become wise. He’s not like the other Owls. He doesn’t know how to fly. He misses his family. He just wants to go home. On his journey, he finds that wisdom isn’t just one thing, it’s many things. It’s a collection of all the little things you learn every day. The Owl’s Apprentice is an interactive solo show created by Jenny Ellis using a combination of shadow puppetry, hand puppetry and story-telling.

Come to the PAVE festival in Emerald to check it out! Full program released soon!

For more information:

http://www.pave.org.au

The Owl's Apprentice @ Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

The Owl's Apprentice @ Hamilton Performing Arts Centre
8 April 2015 - 11:00am
Hamilton Performing Arts Centre
113 Brown St. Hamilton, VIC, 3300

A young owl has been sent to study with an older master, Mr. Tawny. He is angry and misses his family. He’s impatient, he throws tantrums, he sulks. He just wants to go home. He knows the only way he can go home is by gaining “wisdom” but he doesn’t even know what it is. Bring your family to this show created by Jenny Ellis where she uses a combination of shadow puppetry, hand puppetry and physical comedy and she will have all of you oohing and aahing as these whimsical, magical creatures come to life in your hearts and minds.

For bookings and more information:
http://www.hamiltonpac.com.au/shows/display.asp?_=What's%20On#7

Shadow Puppet Workshops - Drawing with Light @ Gasworks Arts Park

Shadow Puppets - Drawing with Light @ Gasworks Arts Park
1 April 2015 - 10:30am
Gasworks Art Park
21 Graham st, Albert Park, VIC

In this workshop students are led through the process of imagining and designing their own unique puppet characters. Then they are guided through the steps of realizing their designs, cutting and crafting their own individual puppets. After that, students work together in small groups to write their own shows. With an experienced shadow puppeteer to a reveal a few tricks of the trade, they then have the opportunity to perform their shows to the group on a portable shadow puppet screen.

Two sessions only!
4 - 7 years 10.30am - 12.30 noon
7 - 14 years 1.30pm - 3.30pm

For more information and bookings contact:

http://www.gasworks.org.au/whats-on/kids-holiday-program/

Shadow Puppetry Workshop: Creative Lounge @ Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale

Shadow Puppetry Workshop: Creative Lounge @ Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale
28 March 2015 - 2:00pm - 30 March 2015 - 2:00pm
Shirley Burke Theatre
64 Parkers rd, Parkdale, VIC

Spend an afternoon in the company of award winning puppeteer Jenny Ellis. Watch your drawings leap to life, off the page and onto the stage! Participants are guided through the process of designing, making and performing with their own shadow puppets in a real puppet theatre.

Suitable for kids aged 4-10

Two workshops only! Sat 28 March & Mon 30 March at 2pm. Book early!

*Children under 6 will require a parent/carer to accompany them to this workshop. Parents/carers of children 6+ must register their child upon arrival

- See more at: http://www.kingstonarts.com.au/PUBLIC-PROGRAMS/Creative-Lounge/littlewin...

A Little Bit of Blue @ Portland Arts Centre

A Little Bit of Blue @ Portland Arts Centre
26 September 2014 - 6:00pm
Portland Arts Centre
4 Glenelg St, Portland, VIC 3305

A Little Bit of Blue is an interactive environmental detective story told with puppetry. As well as helping to unravel a mystery, the audience will learn about the extraordinary habits of the Australian Satin Bowerbird, and why they are so fascinated by the colour blue.

For bookings and more information: Bookings: (03) 5522 2263 or
www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/ticketing

The Owl's Apprentice @ Kingston Arts

The Owl's Apprentice @ Kingston Arts
22 September 2014 - 10:30am - 23 September 2014 - 1:00pm
Shirley Burke Theatre
64 Parkers rd, Parkdale

Jenny Ellis returns to Kingston Arts with a new show blending puppetry and physical theatre in an enthralling and delightful show that will entertain and extend young minds.

When: Mon 22 Sept and Tues 23 Sept; 10:30 & 1pm

For Bookings and more information: http://www.kingstonarts.com.au/THEATRE/Family-Theatre/owlsapprentice

Spike! @ Samurai's Dojo

Spike! @ Samurai's Dojo
31 August 2014 - 11:30am
Samurai's Dojo
7 Hunt st, Coburg. (Near Sydney rd, before Bell st)

Spike is a new shadow puppet show by Little Wing Puppets. Spike is the story of an echidna, who is stolen from his nest by a greedy rat. He hatches from his egg far away from home. A young girl finds him. He has no spikes yet and she doesn’t know what kind of creature he is. She tries to work out where he comes from, but accidently puts him in dangerous situations. He feels frightened, rejected, alone. As the story unfolds, she helps him to discover where he belongs.

The Owl's Apprentice @ Docklands

The Owl's Apprentice @ Docklands
29 August 2014 - 6:00pm
The Piazza at Docklands
429-437 Docklands Drive, Docklands, VIC

Brighten up your winter with free Friday night fireworks at Docklands during July and August. Little Wing Puppets Shadow puppet show "The Owl's Apprentice" will be part of the music and fun to keep everyone entertained, before and after the fireworks, along the promenade and piazza at New Quay.

When: Friday 29 August, 2014

Show: 6pm and 7:15pm

Cost: Free!

A Little Bit of Blue

A Little Bit of Blue @ Newport Substation
1 July 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Newport Substation
1 Market st, Newport, Victoria

A Detective Story with Puppets! Come along!

A Little Bit of Blue @ Knox Community Arts Centre

A Little Bit of Blue with Auslan interpretation
25 May 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Knox Community Arts Centre
Corner of Mountain Highway and Scoresby Rd, Bayswater VIC

In collaboration with Deaf Children Australia, directed by Jodee Mundy, with consultation by Chris Dunn and interpretting by Cara Due, A Little Bit of Blue will be performed with Auslan shadow interpretation. For bookings and more information go to: http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/Page/page.asp?Page_Id=599&h=0

The Owl's Apprentice @ La Mama

The Owl's Apprentice @ La Mama
18 May 2013 - 11:00am
La Mama
205 Faraday st, Carlton

The Melbourne Premiere of Little Wing Puppets new show "The Owl's Apprentice." A shadow puppet show about a young owl who is learning to become wise. Two shows only! Get in Quick! Tickets selling fast!

When: Sat 18 May at 11am & 2pm

Bookings: http://lamama.com.au/la-mama-for-kids/the-owls-apprentice/

A Little Bit of Blue @ The Gasworks Theatre

A Little Bit of Blue @ The Gasworks Theatre
11 April 2013 - 12 April 2013
Thurs 2pm, Fri, 11am & 2pm
21 Graham Street, Albert Park VIC

A Little Bit of Blue will be performed at Gasworks Arts Park. For more information and bookings go to: http://www.gasworks.org.au/whats-on

A Little Bit of Blue @ Kingston Arts Centre

A Little Bit of Blue @ Kingston Arts Centre
8 April 2013 - 9 April 2013
11am & 1:30pm each day
979-985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN FOR KIDS
Free craft workshops 30 mins before shows. Q&A after shows. Tuesday's shows shadow-interpreted in Auslan.
For more information and bookings check out: http://www.kingstonarts.com.au/performing-arts/a-little-bit-of-blue

The Owl's Apprentice @ Knox Community Arts Centre

The Owl's Apprentice @ Knox Community Arts Centre
4 April 2013
Corner of Scoresby Rd and Mountain Highway
Bayswater, Victoria

The Owl's Apprentice will perform at Knox Community Arts Centre as part of their school holiday program.
For Bookings http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/Page/Page.asp?Page_Id=3178&h=-1

Rosny Barn

The Owl's Apprentice @ Rosny Farm, Tasmania
15 January 2013 - 10:00am
Rosny Farm
Rosny Hill Rd, Rosny Tasmania

The Owl's Apprentice will perform in the historic barn house on Rosny Farm. There will be a shadow puppetry workshop afterwards.

Cygnet Folk Festival

The Owl's Apprentice @ The Cygnet Folk Festival
13 January 2013 - 3:00pm
Cygnet, Tasmania

The Owl's Apprentice performed at the Cygnet Folk Festival, a wonderful cultural event in southern Tasmania.

Bruny Island

The Intergalatic Rescue Mission by Sunflash the Mace to the Planet Blurple
7 January 2013 - 11 January 2013
Kid's Artzone Puppetry Residency
Bruny Island, Tasmania

A large-scale puppet show created in just 5 days, directed by Jenny Ellis, in collaboration with choreographer Aleksandra Mirjana Crossan. The show was written, designed, made and performed by over 40 children, their parents and the broader community of Bruny Island.

Woodford Folk Festival

A Little Bit of Blue @The Woodford Folk Festival
28 December 2012 - 1 January 2013

Woodford, Queensland

Little Wing Puppets performed six shows at the Stardust theatre as part of the Woodford Folk Festival, an arts and music event attended by over 100,000 people.

Officer Primary Artists in Schools Residency

The Legend of the Landshark: An Artists-in -SchoolsResidency
22 November 2012 - 19 December 2012
22 November - 19 December 2012
Officer Primary, Tivendale rd, Officer VIC

A month-long residency at Officer Primary as part of the Victorian Government's "Artists-in-schools" program. The show was written, designed, made and performed by the 150 students of Officer Primary School, directed by Jenny Ellis in collaboration with Justine Warner.

Regional Arts Victoria Children and Families Touring Program

A Little Bit of Blue part of Regional Arts Victoria Children and Families Touring Program
5 November 2012 - 16 November 2012

Mildura, Ouyen, Birchip and other schools in regional Victoria

A Little Bit of Blue on a two-week tour of regional, remote and disadvantaged schools organised by the wonderful people at Regional Arts Victoria. Some shows were sponsored by the Jack Brockhoff Bursary, given to disadvantaged schools who otherwise would not have been able to be part of the program.

The Mike Walsh Fellowship

The Mike Walsh Fellowship
15 September 2012 - 2 November 2012
France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Germany

Jenny is the recipient of a major fellowship from the Mike Walsh Foundation to attend puppetry and theatre festivals in Europe. Over 6 weeks she will attend festivals and shows in Portugal, Spain, France and Germany to research new techniques in Puppetry.

Multicutural Arts VIVA! Victoria Festival

A Little Bit of Blue @ Multicutural Arts VIVA Victoria! Festival
25 March 2012 - 2:30pm
Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria
In a Yurt in the main plaza

On Sunday 25 March, Federation Square will be a riot of colour and sound as thousands of people flock to enjoy the entertainment at the highlight of this year’s Cultural Diversity Week, Viva Victoria, a free multicultural festival showcasing more than 70 cultures.

There are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy including footy fun, interactive rangoli designs, traditional Turkish art workshops and entertainment from roving performers. Children will love the kids’ activity area, with free story-telling sessions, puppet-making and face painting. See the Viva Victoria festival 2012 program for full details.
http://www.multicultural.vic.gov.au/images/stories/documents/2012-viva-p...

A Little Bit of Blue is on at 2:30 & 4pm in Yurt in main plaza

Cost: Free!

Banyule Kids ArtyFarty Fest

A Little Bit of Blue @ Banyule Kids ArtyFarty Fest
25 March 2012 - 12:00pm
Banyule Festival
The Silly stage, Sills Bend, Warringal Parklands, Beverley Road , Heidelberg

Come and explore the wonderland that is Kids ArtyFarty Fest and enjoy a free day out at this fun-filled and interactive children's festival. There is a wide range of entertainment on offer to delight the whole family. Ride the giant slide, build a cubby house, meet some farm animals, go on an adventure, become a Viking, get your face painted, learn about the environment, have a dance, sing a song and much more.

When: 10am - 4pm

Cost: FREE!

A Little Bit Of Blue

A Little Bit of Blue @ The Tarrengower PuppetFest
10 March 2012 - 11:30am
Maldon Community Centre
6 Francis Street, Maldon

The Central Victorian town of Maldon will play host to the inaugural Tarrengower Puppetfest on March 10, 11 and 12, 2012, featuring a range of puppetry performances for young and old.

Little Wing Puppets will be presenting "A Little Bit of Blue" an interactive solo show created by Jenny Ellis using a combination of puppetry and clowning. As well as helping a detective unravel a mystery, it involves learning about the unique habits of an extraordinary Australian animal, the Bowerbird, and why they are so fascinated by the colour blue.

Ages: 3 to 12 year olds
Cost: $5
For more information and bookings: http://www.tarrengowerpuppetfest.org.au/index.php

Event 2

Lu'arn: Men's Story
11 February 2012 - 8:30pm
Birrarung Marr, behind Federation Square, near ArtPlay
Melbourne VIC

'Lu'arn' is a new contemporary physical and visual theatre work by IDJA Dance Theatre, inspired by the traditional Boon Wurrung story as told by Aunty Carolyn Briggs.'Lu’arn' tells this ancient journey from boy to manhood, dancing up old Lore into now. IDJA Dance Theatre is Victoria’s Indigenous contemporary dance and visual theatre company, currently a company in residence at Footscray Community Arts Centre.

Jenny has been involved in the development of this work since 2008 and has designed and made the puppets. Entry is free. For more information check out: http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Festivals/ArtsandCulture/Pages/...

Presented by IDJA and Footscray Community Arts Centre. Proudly supported by City of Melbourne, OZCO ATSIA, ARTS VIC and DPMC.

11-12 February 2012, 8:30pm

Australia Day Concert

Australia Day Concert: What's in your suitcase?
26 January 2012 - 7:00pm
Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Melbourne VIC

Melbourne’s popular Australia Day concert has moved to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, with the traditional blend of cultures, musical traditions and surprises.

Featuring Sergei Golovko, the 4844 Gallon Drums - The Rhythm of Africa, the Australian Percussion Academy, Burundian Drummers, the Brass Fanfare Team, Capoeira Muzenza, Mahindra Bali, Sounds of Polynesia plus many more.

Jenny has been involved in the creation of a large-scale shadow puppetry work, which has been commissioned by Gary Friedman, with creative direction of the puppetry sequence by Conor Fox.

For more information: http://australiaday.vic.gov.au/whats-on/melbourne-cbd-program.html?task=...

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