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16 July 2019

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

Image: Dahlin! It's The Jeannie Little Show

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Term 3 for Vic and Qld!

15 July 2019

Welcome back to another hard-working term. Hope you had a good break!

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Bastille Day

14 July 2019

Hope you had croissants or a baguette for breakfast.

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See The Scottish Play in Melbourne and Sydney

11 July 2019

Bell Shakespeare’s Macbeth is on at Arts Centre Melbourne and the Sydney Opera House in third term.

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In Victoria in August? Head to Apollo Bay's WinterWild

9 July 2019

For the third year, Apollo Bay, beautifully placed at the foot of the Otways, on the Shipwreck Coast,  will put on an amazing festival of music, workshops, food events, outdoor events and more, over two weekends in August. 

One outdoor event, The Dogwatch, was absolutely sensationally good last year. This year promises more. It will begin in the harbour at 6.30, each Saturday. Check out their whole program here.

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First sleep-in of the July holidays for most Australian schools and students

8 July 2019

Enjoy! Read more

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Last day of Term2!

5 July 2019

Have a great mid-year break everyone. Read more

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Wunderage from Circus Oz

27 June 2019

Lucky Melbourne (and Victorian students) have been able to see this great show, Wunderage, from Circus Oz this week. Keep an eye out for next year's offering!

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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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