FRANKSTON Arts Centre is hosting the first ever Kids Fest in the September school holidays. Featuring live shows and workshops, it promises to be lots of fun.
The little ones can take part in the Grand Pawtrait Competition by entering an artwork of your best pet-friend and have it hung at Cube 37 Gallery. Entries close on Saturday 7 September so ensure that you collect the entry pack, which includes the frame, before that.
First up is FoRT, a show for cubby creators and den dwellers. If you have ever built a FoRt, you should see this! The show is full of ridiculous clowning and spectacular acrobatics. The performers will also host a workshop to introduce circus to pre-schoolers and their adults.
Next up is Weaving Workshop with the Slow Art Collective where you will learn installation craft and co-create an evolving large-scale loom installation in the Glass Cube.
This will be followed by Children are Stinky, an award-winning children’s show that has been garnering rave reviews worldwide. Expect dare devil stunts, incredible acrobatics, lighting fast hula hoops, and loads of laughs. There is also a Circus All Stars Workshop a day before the show where you can learn to razzle dazzle, hula hoop and balance on your friend!
Picasso and his Dog, the inspiration for the Grand Pawtrait Prize, will finish off KidsFest on a delightful note. Inspired by Picasso’s true story, this beautiful show celebrates the animals with whom we share our lives while exploring what it is to be creative and to create.
For program details, dates and ticket prices, visit thefac.com.au or call the Box Office on 03 9784 1060.