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National Reconciliation Week

5 June 2020

Why not book an online incursion?

Image: Gene Blow, both virtual and live incursions

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What do puppeteers do in lockdown?

2 June 2020

Make a new show!

Internationally awarded puppet company, Dream Puppets offer several incursions to Victorian schools, all starring the character "Dreamer", who has wonderful adventures. The company's two principals conceive all elements of their shows - and make everything. While in lockdown, Richard has made a cat puppet for a show in development. It's an allegory about the Covid19 lockdown, called Dreamer and the Rainbow Cat. The puppets are exquisite and take ages to make. 

Read about all the shows Dream Puppets offer here

Image above: This cat was begun in March, by May it had beautiful, rainbow fur.

Image below: Dream Puppets' Dreamer in the Deep, hurry if you want it for world environment day!


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First day of winter.

1 June 2020

New season. New beginnings rather than hibernation, we hope

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Thinking of teachers and students and changes to learning methods

15 May 2020

With some restrictions being lifted, there's hope of a return to "normal", but while many schools have few students, teachers need to adapt very quickly to different ways of teaching.

We hope teachers will see the benefit of booking online events to inspire their students, whether they're at home or at school. 

Image: #The Women of Troy, Complete Works Theatre Company

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SFS May enews with Digital Events

5 May 2020

Our digital events open up lots of possibilities to you that are normally not available.

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NSW Schools went "back" yesterday

1 May 2020

Some states have very few students physically at school, others, like WA have larger cohorts.

Don't forget the arts. On SFS we have both digital events, some pre recorded, some live, as well as our usual live offerings.

Arts workers have made concerted efforts to bring their work to you online, to the benefit of you and your students. For once, schools will not be limited by location. 

Check our digital events here - they are recognisable by a hashtag beginning the title.

Image: #The Women of Troy, Complete Works Theatre Company

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Happy May Day!

1 May 2020

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Latest Shows - Rescheduled!

27 April 2020

Tony Bones produces a fab show each year for Book Week. The almost National Tour to QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, SA & TAS has been rescheduled thanks to the new dates from the CBCA and the willingness of schools to rebook.

This year's show is adapted from “Hell Lighthouse” by Sophie Blackall.

Check out all the details here

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BELL SHAKESPEARE hands the reigns to you.

22 April 2020

Bell Shakespeare Shorts Festival is for student made films. All details here. A great project for students of any age.

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Artists - the Australia Council has released funding to help get through the Covid 19 Impact

16 April 2020

Go here for information

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Vic Schools "back" today

15 April 2020

We're thinking about all the Vic teachers today in this changed world. They're returning to schools, largely without students and having to adapt to teaching online. 

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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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