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Nearly the end of term

10 June 2021

It's a great time to get in your bookings for the rest of the year.

Image: Operation Empathy, Values for Life, available nationally.

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Regional Victorians released from lockdown today.

4 June 2021

We're all thinking about the people in Melbourne and thanking them for adhering to another week of lockdown meansures. 

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First Day of Winter!

1 June 2021

Well, it's not actually that bad in Australia, but we love the image. Keep warm.

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Emus or Cassowaries - who'd win a fight?

26 May 2021

Fun and interesting article in The Conversation, imagining a bout between these two left overs of the dinosaur era.They are two of the three largest prehistoric birds left on the planet.

How do they match up? Well the Cassowary is heavier, it's claws extremely powerful and it's very protective of it's territory. It would easily win.IMAGE_OF_CASSOWARY.jpeg

But what would it win? It would win a one on one match up with an emu. But what of the sister species vs sister species? The emu is the hands down winner for adaptability. It roams the country, in fact the only territory it doesn't like is the dense rainforest preferred by the cassowary. That environment is getting smaller. In contrast, the emu's adaptability to a range of environments plus its speed makes it a brilliant survivor. 

The article mentions the Great Emu War of 1932. Australian military personel were employed to mow emus down with machine guns to reduce numbers on pastoral land. The emus outran and outmanoevred all attempts to control them. Go emus!

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How to Search on SFS

24 May 2021

if you're looking for a show, it's best to use the Search in the body of the Home Page. This allows you put in some details that will limit the search. Putting in your postcode is especially useful. 

The Search in the header of the Home Page will not display shows unless you put the word show in as well as any other word. Otherwise, this Search will simply articles where the word you searched on appears.

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World Bee Day

20 May 2021


The main purpose of World Bee Day events is to spread awareness of the significance of bees and other pollinators for our survival.
Bees are amazing. Bee Facts: Did you know the bees that guard the hive stand on their hind legs? Or that they can recognise human faces?

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In SA? Under 26? An artist or arts worker? Yes? Read on.

17 May 2021

Carclew Fellowships offer financial support to emerging cultural and creative artists and arts workers aged 26 and under, for: arts career building, skills development, exploring new art form practice, methods and techniques and research towards creative development.

Up to $10,000 depending on the scope of the proposal.

Applications close 1 July 2021. Details here

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New Book Week Shows Announced

5 May 2021

One of our national touring companies, Meerkat Productions, has just announced both live and online book week shows. 

They tour to all States and Territories except NT and WA. Schools in those places can now access their work through the online options. Check them all out here.


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1 May 2021

May Day - celebrate the achievements of the union movement in gaining an 8 hour day.

In Europe, it's a celebration of Spring.

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Latest Presenter Profile

30 April 2021

Bendigo Venues and Events in Central Victoria have bounced back from Covid closures and are offering a season of great productions that could be of interest to schools from Bendigo based Arena Theatre's Robot Song, to Sydney Dance Company's Impermanence. Check out the whole offer here.

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April enews out today for most states

29 April 2021

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25 April 2021

So important we remember the horror of war, experienced by our grandfathers, great grandfathers ..

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