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Green Room Awards Acknowledge Garry Ginivan

14 April 2020

Garry Ginivan, producer and creator of many superb music theatre productions for children and families, including Possum Magic and Wombat Stew, died suddenly in early February. Over a million Australians have seen his work, which toured to every state and territory.

Plans were afoot for an industry celebration of his life work at Her Majesty's in Melbourne in May, which will be rescheduled, but meanwhile it was great to see the Green Room Awards recognising his lifetime contribution to music theatre and, we would add, his contribution to creating and nurturing family audiences for theatre, Australia wide.

Watch the award here. Scroll down to the last video clip on the home page.

Image: Helpmann Award Nominated, My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch, co produced by Garry Ginivan and SFS's own Karen Keegan

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Victorian Government Schools closed to most students in Term 2 & Term 3

8 April 2020

The Victorian Government is asking parents to keep their children at home. They will be taught with online learning. Schools will be open for the children of emergency workers and for children at risk.

How unimaginable would this have seemed, even a month ago?

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SFS Events - Latest Update

5 April 2020

  • Our events are updated daily.
  • Incursions for the remainder of Term 1 - cancelled. Some schools are keeping bookings for Term 2.
  • Theatres are cancelling or rescheduling performances. 
  • Many companies are exploring digital options.

Please support the arts industry by rescheduling your incursion/excursion if at all possible.

image: Wake in Fright from Black Swan State Theatre Company has postponed many of their events. Go here to check out the latest news.

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Book Week Now in Term 4!

3 April 2020

The CBCA has wisely delayed Book Week until Term 4. The date is TBC. Announcement here.

All schools with Book Week dates will be contacted by our presenters.

Interested in making a booking for Book Week? Check out the options here

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A new and very different start to a month

1 April 2020

April Fools Day. Let's hope next month will augur better. Stay safe everyone.

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Latest Presenter Profile

30 March 2020

Think ahead! Schools will be back to normal eventually. Consider Iconic Productions / Iconic Performances Pty Ltd. They have a huge range of incursion performances suited to students of all ages and available nationally. Check them all out here. Bookings for 2020 are still open. 

Image: Colonial Classroom, Iconic Productions / Iconic Performances Pty Ltd, incursion

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All Vic school kids at home for an extended school holiday. Other states to follow soon.

24 March 2020

Stay well everyone!

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We at SFS wish you all well in these unprecedented times.

23 March 2020

Our thoughts go out, in particular, to all our companies and other arts workers who face life with no income for the foreseeable future.

Teachers, please book events for Term 4!

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21 March 2020

There are lots of great shows on offer and more being added every day. 

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Harmony Day

20 March 2020

With the current state of the world, harmony almost seems a dream. Harmony with each other, harmony with the world.

Just with the Australian context, our thoughts go out to teachers battling with school communities in doubt and to all the wonderful presenters whose events have been cancelled. This day/week was booked out ages ago for most incursion presenters. We don't know of any whose shows went ahead this week. No work, no income for most of us in the arts industry.

Teachers, please rebook your events for later in the year to give our incredible arts workers some hope.

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Schools are making enquiries and rebooking events.

17 March 2020

Please support the arts workers and don't just cancel any forthcoming events, rebook them please.

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Opera in the 21st Century - all primary schools in Victoria can participate.

15 March 2020

Victorian Opera has a performance designed for primary school students. This year, the productions is Massenet’s Cinderella. It can be accessed by all schools across Victoria, regardless of location.


If your school is within 150km of Arts Centre Melbourne, come and see the show live!

If your school is further than 150km from Arts Centre Melbourne, you can see the production live streamed to your school. How's that?

All schools who book the show, either the live performance or the streamed option, can also access a series of workshops that are streamed to your school.

In each workshop, students meet different members of the cast, creative team and orchestra and become familiar with the art form as they learn about the rehearsal and production processes involved in opera. A live performance of Cinderella, which can be watched at the theatre or via livestream (depending on the location of your school), concludes the program. 

All workshops are FREE with school group bookings to a performance of Cinderella, or if your school is eligible for the live stream option.

Suits students from Foundation to Yr 6.

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