The popular ‘Little Kids Big Kids’ Zone returns for this year’s Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival with a quality line-up of events to capture every age.
From Dreamcatcher Making workshops to working with Dribbles the Clown, children will have plenty of opportunity to express themselves over the four day Festival, with the theme of ‘Imagine’.
Held from Thursday May 21 to Sunday May 24, the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival has gained a strong reputation for providing a range of accessible events for children and families, with many being free or at minimal cost.
Included in the program is a wooden toy making workshop, gingerbread men decorating, a facepainter and come & try croquet, fire sculpting – suitable for groups and families – and an exciting ‘imagine’ art workshops where participants can create their own mini artworks from recycled art materials that will be incorporated into a larger art installation for display in the central marquee.
A Rainbow Serpent Chalk Art competition is set to transform the Memorial Park pathway into its own art installation, while the popular Penola Community Library’s story telling and workshop will focus on imagining life beneath the ocean, with stories, craft and activities for children aged three to seven.
The flagship of the kids program will be internationally awarded performance ‘Sticks Stones Broken Bones’ – a quirky and highly imaginative show that has been a sellout at international and nationwide Festivals. Held on Sunday May 24 at McCorquindale Park’s Rymill Hall, organisers anticipate it will be a sell-out event and is perfect for families.
Penola’s Memorial Park will be the centre focus of the Children’s program over the weekend, with many free giant games to play adding to the festive atmosphere. Sales for many of the ticketed events are now on sale through the Penola Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre, or go to www.artsfestival.com.au for full booking details.
Further information: Contact Children’s programme Co-ordinator, Rhett McDonald on 0448 540 376.
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