2015 AWESOME Festival
Each year in the October school holidays, The AWESOME Festival presents a spectacular array of theatre, dance, early childhood activities, music, film and hands-on activities in the Perth Cultural Centre.
The 2015 AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things will return to the Perth Cultural Centre to inspire and delight Perth children aged 0 – 12 and their families.
Save the dates!
3 – 12 October, 2015: General Public Season
13 – 16 October, 2015: School Tours
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New Zealand/Finland 3–9 Oct Western Australia Museum - Perth
Caterpillars is a physical comedy based loosely on the life cycle of two personified caterpillars/butterflies, and told by two less-than-capable clown puppeteers. The magical world of giant caterpillars, floating eggs, and waving flowers comes to life in front of your eyes, and will delight young children and their grown ups. [more]
Victoria 3–12 Oct The Channel 7 Circus Tent
Award winning comedian and songwriter Josh Earl, has a weird family. You think your family is weird? They’re nothing compared to Josh’s. From Dads who can’t read maps, Mums who watch too much TV and a Nan who needs a lesson in table manners. And don’t get him started on his brother. From the host of Spicks and Specks comes a show perfect for kids, and just as hilarious for adults. [more]
New Zealand 5–11 Oct Perth Cultural Centre
Join Java Dance Company as they enliven your senses as three dancers dig deep in the dirt to find hidden ingredients to create a world before your eyes. Enjoy the smells of fresh spices, the energy of the movement and the live percussive soundtrack in this stunning dance theatre performance. There’s magic hidden in every crevice, you just need to dig! [more]
United Kingdom 5–8 Oct Perth Cultural Centre
Back by popular demand for four shows only! The Chipolatas bring their unique brand of circus theatre with live music to capture hearts at this year’s AWESOME Festival. Three actors double as musicians and triple as clowns, in a witty and charming performance that will take you on a journey without words…blending the old with the new. Circus tricks, music and lots of laughter & smiles are sure to create a joyful experience for the whole family! [more]
Victoria 6–8 Oct State Library of Western Australia
Join Josh Earl in an informal and collaborative song writing workshop, tapping into each child’s creativity, to help them write and perform their own funny song. Ideal for kids with or without any musical training, the only thing required is some imagination. And a pen. Please bring a pen. [more]
Australia 6–9 Oct Turner Galleries
A Matter of Factory is a unique exhibition from collaborative duo Soft Stories. Made up of curious cardboard structures and stop-motion animations, A Matter of Factory is an installation exploring tensions related to industrialization, and uses handicrafts to present the mass fabrication of the ultimate in designer pets and designer meats: the sausage-dog. A Matter of Factory is currently on display at the Science Centre Singapore as part of Interplay, curated by Ars Electronica. It will be exhibited at Turner Galleries from 22 September to 10 October 2015. [more]