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Over 1000 kids going on a Bear Hunt today.

27 June 2017

Watch out if you're near the Karralyka Theatre in Ringwood today - lots of kids seeing the wonderful We're Going On A Bear Hunt as it continues it's national tour.

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Last week of term for NSW, ACT, VIC and WA.

26 June 2017

Get those bookings for the rest of the year in soon.

Tassie and SA have another week to go...

Queensland and NT finished last week - feeling confused?

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Book Week 2017 & 2018

24 June 2017

1. if you haven't booked a show for book week this year - there's not much chance of getting one.

Unless you live in Melbourne and want a show for P - 2. Sarah, from the wonderful The Reading Bug show (image above), has just freed up some dates allocated to international performances to meet the demand in Melbourne. She still has some dates left! Hurry, book here.

If you want a show for P - 6 in Victoria, once again, why not think laterally and book the Mad Hatter? There are some book week dates left.

2. Why not book now for 2018? All our book shows will be offering great shows next year (even if they're not decided yet). Get in now and save the stress of doing it next year! It's cheaper too! All of the Companies on this link will offer book shows next year.

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Happy Holidays Queensland & NT schools!

23 June 2017

Queensland & NT schools lead the way, starting their Term 2 holidays first, today.

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Winter solstice today.

21 June 2017

Yes, we'll be over the shortest day soon! The time of the winter soltice today varies from 12.24pm in WA to 2.24pm in the Eastern states. It might be worth a moment of lunchtime reflection.

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50,000 kids booked into shows through SFS so far this year!

19 June 2017

Thanks to you all for supporting our service!

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Bloomsday today

16 June 2017

Celebrate Bloomsday, the day when James Joyce's Ulysses is set in Dublin (on June 16, 1094.)

Image: James Joyce

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Yippee it's Friday

16 June 2017

Weekend's almost here and mid term hols are looming. Suddenly we all feel the need for a break. 

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It's a boy!

15 June 2017

Image Above: The Cool Christmas Science Show by The Jollybops

Congratulations to one of our long time presenters, Trevor Atkinson, the Professor, in the fab science shows by The Jollybops.

He and his partner, welcomed a new audience member for us all into the world last Friday - Mr Ethan James Mercier Atkinson.

It really will be a cool xmas for the family.

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Legacy of the Fitzgerald Enquiry

13 June 2017

Yet another brilliant 4 Corners program last night reminded us of the extent of the corruption in Queensland, how Chris Masters' 4 Corners Moonlight State report in May 1987, resulted in the Fitzgerald Enquiry, which further revealed the extent of corruption and led to the resignation of the Premier, Joh Bjelke-Petersen and sent top police and crime bosses to jail.

Now, 30 years later, Tony Fitzgerald (pictured above) is working with the Australian Institute to survey politicians about their ethics as part of a plan to develop a federal anti corruption body. Twenty-two prominent barristers, academics and former politicians support the plan.

Mr Fitzgerald says Australian society is gradually becoming less egalitarian and more cynical as the gap between the haves and have-nots widens – and he blames the economic policies and attitudes of today's politicians.

Read more detail here. It's pretty damning.

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Congrats to the winners of Queen's Birthday honours

12 June 2017

Great to see Cate Blanchett (pictured left) and arts philanthropist Aaron Gandel winning top gongs. For all the recipients, go here

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Sad to see some great shows finishing.

11 June 2017

It's not just the shows but their fabulous images. We starting an occasional series of our favourite 2017 images with this superbly atmospheric image for Therese Raquin adapted from the Zola novel.  You can still catch it at The Joan in Penrith

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