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Friday at last!

26 May 2017

Halfway through Term 2 already, for most states. Have a good weekend. We all need to pace ourselves!

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In Adelaide this Sunday?

25 May 2017

Head along to Carclew Open House, celebrating the Adelaide History Festival.Carclew was established as a youth arts organisation in 1971 and is still going strong. Good on you SA! Open 10.30 -4.00pm. Free tours and prizes. Details.

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Queensland Theatre's Residency Week - Sept Hols

23 May 2017

Encourage  your keen drama students to attend the exceptional Residency Week from Queensland Theatre for students Yr 9 -12. Can't think of a better preparation for senior Drama/ English and,  let's be honest, great confidence building for whatever career students choose.

Cost is $885 for the week - including everything! Takes place on Stradbroke Island as an extra bonus. Details.

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The arts as drivers of the innovative economy

20 May 2017

(Image: Australian designer, Akira Isogawa at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Photo: Eva Rinaldi )

Sadly the government quest for innovation from STEM technologies (science, technology, engineering, and maths) ignores the potential from arts industries where funding could have huge economic benefits to the country.

In part, the problem is in the language. Fashion for instance is more about reinvention than new "breakthroughs", yet the fashion industry already accounts for 220,000 jobs in Australia. Why not invest in it further, so Australians spend their fashion dollars on home grown product and fashion can further develop export markets?

"Australia has long had a vibrant artistic scene that has translated into success in fashion, advertising, and industrial design – which are all critical to market success today. 

The knowledge in these sectors is just as important to building a sustainable innovation economy as STEM disciplines, and should be part of a more nuanced innovation debate."

Read the whole article here

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Happy Mothers Day!

14 May 2017

Hope all mothers have their feet up today! Enjoy.

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Yr 9 Students in Geelong After Dark

11 May 2017

One of Victoria's regional cities, Geelong, had a one night event last Friday - Geelong After Dark (GAD).

Luckily it wasn't too cold and lots of people were out enjoying light shows, opera on the steps of the town hall, spooky experiences in the Wool Museum and lots more.

Congrats to the 4 Christian College Yr 9 students who aced the GAD theme of The Sound of Light with their deconstructed musical instrument installation. They recycled old/broken musical instruments - see the piano and guitars in the image above. The students were there on the night, explaining their project to passers-by. They had to apply to the GAD Committee and were the youngest participants. (Pictured above is one of the students, Taylor Beard, with SFS's Karen Keegan)

Very impressive!

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SFS May enews out this week - subscribe for a copy

9 May 2017

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New week, lots to do

8 May 2017

Already over 40,000 students have been booked into our productions this year. Companies are touring Australia, teachers are using the arts as a springboard for all sorts of learnings. Lucky students

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Thinking of touring Victoria in 2018?

4 May 2017

The Victorian Assessment Authority lists a number of productions each year for senior students of Drama and Theatre Studies. If your show fits their criteria, why not apply?

Applications are now open. Go here for details

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Happy May Day!

1 May 2017

May Day is celebrated as a Labour Day, commemorting  8 hour day or more distantly, the pagan celebration of the start of summer with a little Maypole dancing or by Catholics of St Joseph. Choose one. Happy May Day.

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At last, SA and TAS are starting Term 2

1 May 2017

We hope you had a relaxing break!

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Mr Burns Haunts Adelaide

27 April 2017

Mr Burns - A Post-Electric Play , presented by State Theatre Company of SA, dazzled opening night crowds last night at the Adelaide Festival Centre, as this oddball comedy propelled audience and media beyond the end of the world and into a shatteringly funny future where The Simpsons has become legend. At the Festival Centre until May 13. 

We can't wait to see it!

The Belvoir season, of Mr Burns, in Sydney, begins June 1

Image: Ezra Juanta, Mitchell Butel andJacqy Phillipson in Mr Burns

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