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New week, hopefully cooler weather

6 January 2020

We at SFS are all appalled by the fires. We hope you are safe.

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Festive wishes from all at Shows For Schools

1 January 2020

We will be monitoring bookings over the next week, but the office is closed until January 6.

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8 December 2019

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre in the South West of WA, is possibly in the most beautiful spot in the country. They say you can watch dolphins and well as great shows/exhibitions/events. 2020 looks like another stellar season. Go here for details.

Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA has a superb range of events again next year, including the fabulous event theatre work CLOUDSTREET. Students receive great discounts on all ticket prices, then further discounts when they're booked into multiple events. See the 2020 program here.

Bell Shakespeare, one of Australia's most prestigious companies, has an exciting range of events in school and in theatres across the country. If you can't get to a theatre, you can watch a live broadcast! How cool. Check out the whole program here.

Image: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

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First day of Summer!

1 December 2019

In many states it's felt like summmer for months, in Victoria it continues to be unseasonably cold. The only predictability it seems is unpredictability.

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Our thoughts are with the people of Qld and NSW

12 November 2019

As they face this frightening day of catastrophic bushfire weather

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Latest Presenter Profile

8 November 2019

Capital Theatre & Ulumbarra Theatre BENDIGO, in regional Victoria, have a brilliant range of events for school students in 2020. From Arena Theatre Company's new work A Kindling Throne to Bell Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors to in-school workshops through the Bendigo Chamber Music Festival. Check out all their great events for schools here

Monkey Baa Theatre Company has launched it's 2020 season of theatre experiences, in-school workshops and teacher PD. Bookings now open. See here for all the details.

Sydney Dance Company has packaged briliant school excursions incorporating pre and post show talks that give students a great understanding of the superb SDC shows. One more left this year. Bookings for 2020 now open. Details

Image: 91-Storey Treehouse,  Capital Theatre & Ulumbarra Theatre BENDIGO 2020 Season.

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Say good-bye to some of our favourite images

30 October 2019

This is the time of year when many of our shows are finishing and the new productions for 2020 have not been launched. We're so lucky working in the arts - the images of the productions are often superb. 

We run an occasional series of favourites, that are now finished, for your enjoyment.

Image: Therese Raquin - such a haunting image

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SFS Enews NSW out today.

24 October 2019

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Over 120,000 have been booked by teachers into our events so far this year.

23 October 2019

Thanks heaps for your support of the arts and SFS! We hope we make your life easier.

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Listening to music while studying - helpful or not?

21 October 2019

It seems that research has revealed that it's good for you to listen to if it puts you in a good mood. So, parents beware of criticising your kids who do this.

The Mozart effect that suggested listening to classical music was helpful has since been clarified, that it's not that particular music, but more the effect on mood.

Apart from music with lyrics, words tend to distract attention, and if the music isn't too fast or loud, it seems that listening to music can help performance. There is one rider, introverts are more distracted by it than extroverts.

More details here

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First week of Term 4 done

18 October 2019

Or second week in some cases. We're on the home stretch. Don't forget to get your Term 4 and 2020 bookings in asap.

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World Mental Health Day today.

10 October 2019

Take a moment to reflect on your own health and that of people in your world.

Some info here

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