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Thinking about friends in Regional Victoria

10 August 2022

 

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Image: WinterWild's signature free outdoor performance The Dogwatch. On each Saturday at 6pm

This weekend the WinterWild Festival starts in Apollo Bay.

Usually an annual festival, of course it was cancelled in 2020, then in 2021, it was sold out but was cancelled a week before it started. This year - fingers crossed. They've got the most incredible events. 

Chookas to them!

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Online Shows Still A Great Option

9 August 2022

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Image: A Visit to the Laneway Theatre

Schools might choose to book an online show because

1. They are out of a main city or town

2. They don't have many students

3. Cost might be a factor - online shows are usually cheaper

4. The show they're interested in doesn't tour to their state.

This last was the reason a Sydney school, Hornsby North PS, booked Tim Ellis' A Visit to the Laneway Theatre'. The live shows are only available in Victoria.

This is what they said about it

"Our school is based in Sydney and we were able to enjoy a Zoom presentation by Tim Ellis. The students were totally engaged throughout the whole show and loved the way they were shown a few of the magic trick reveals. Would thoroughly recommend this incursion to any school. Tim was an excellent communicator as far as bookings were concerned and provided an extra bonus of link to some of the tricks, so that they can be shared at home."

Online shows on SFS are designated by a # at the start of their title.

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Latest Shows Added

8 August 2022

Check out some of our recently added shows below. 
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Book Week Approaching

5 August 2022

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Image: For a different take on Book Week for Victorian schools -Tricky Nick Gets Booked by Nicholas Johnson - this author is a magician,comedian and storyteller. 

It's been so heartening to see the huge number of bookings for Book Week shows over the last few months.

Teachers are booking both live and virtual shows. Having virtual options is one of the rare advantages of the pandemic. 

Even more exciting, some schools are already booking for book week 2023! Making bookings way ahead used to be the norm. Maybe confidence is slowly returning to us all.

See the huge range of book week shows here.

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First day of August

1 August 2022

Spring is coming.....

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At last all Australian schools back for Term 3

25 July 2022

SA and Tas joined everyone else, today.

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Another 3 back today for Term 3 - NSW, ACT & WA.

18 July 2022

NT back tomorrow. SA and Tas have another week. The joys of state run education departments - no synchronicity. That said, it works well for some arts companies!

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Bastille Day!

14 July 2022

Vive la democratie!

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NAIDOC Week Ends

10 July 2022

What a pity NAIDOC Week fell in the school holidays in some states this year. It's an important one for schools to celebrate and investigate, but it makes it hard when it's not in school term time.

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What's ahead in the next 6 months?

8 July 2022

More talk of Covid variants, but no talk of lockdowns again. We're all slowly getting our confidence back to book ahead. At last, artists who've had no work for 2 years are busy. Teachers are making their incursion bookings now, for Term 4 as well as Term 3. Let's just all press on.

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1 July. Half-way.

1 July 2022

This year, though with difficulties, is going so much better than the previous two.

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Holidays for WA, NSW and ACT from today!

1 July 2022

They'll join NT, Qld and Vic. SA and Tassie have another week of school.

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