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Guys, guys guys! I’ve been getting all around Sydney and seeing everything I can! But I’ve received feedback that you don’t want to know about all the awesome stuff you’ve missed, you want upcoming dates for your social calendar. Duh! So this is what’s gonna be red hot in the next couple of weeks. Candy Royalle & Sloppy Joe Candy …

Gruesome Playground Injuries & School Holidays

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Its school holidays and that means its time for FUN KIDS STUFF! Pete the Sheep If you like children’s theatre and are looking for a fun day out with the little ones, I highly, highly recommend Pete the Sheep. With a fantastic cast, show tunes style music and more sheep puns that you can poke your shears at, its probably …

Psyfari Debrief #2 – Kandy Farm Debut

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We created a fun new installation for Psyfari festival which was very silly indeed. Within a white picket fence, amidst hay bales and with a coincidentally good view of the main live music stage, we set up our little farm. Based on a children’s Kindy Farm, we recreated the concept for ravers with human type animals dressed up. Given free …

Young Henry’s Sunny Saturday

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I was delighted to be resident puppeteer last Saturday at Young Henry’s inaugural Small World Festival. The sun was shining, the gin and tonics were flowing, and native flower bedecked the table settings. Children frolicked amongst fashionable food stalls. Street artists painted while we watched. The music was fun and cheerful, with a parade of showmen gracing the stage. True …

Dili Debrief #3

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Definitely one of the absolute highlights of my entire trip to Timor Leste was my visit to Ba Futuru, a centre promoting educational and peace building activities for children and young people. Literally meaning, ‘for the future’ the centre is a major beacon of peace in Dili and delivers a wide range of projects from theatre classes, after school activities …

Psyfari Debrief #1 Arts Program

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Last month I had the great pleasure of programming all the arts content for Psyfari Festival. This festival has been running for about five years in the spectacular Capertee Valley and features a gorgeous array of live and electronic music across three stages, complete with markets, workshops and food. The decor, programming and general vibes all respond to the theme: …

Its a Small World After All

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Its a small world, especially in Sydney and even more so in Marrickville. This weekend you can catch me performing everyone’s favourite scallywag, ‘Old Mate’, roving around with Umbrella Theatre at Young Henry’s ‘Small World Street Festival’. These guys have been making serious waves with their micro/craft brewery, small bar and events. Their cloudy apple cider is something special and …

September Theatre Reviews

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September is upon us & that means Sydney Fringe Festival season has begun. There’s a load of fantastic theatre in town, both in the Fringe program and independently. The Bookbinder – Trick of the Light Theatre – Better Read Than Dead This captivating fairy tale style story just charmed the pants of me. First of all you walk into the …

Dili Debrief #1: Dili Folk Club

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Down a dark street by the seaside in the tumultuous town of Dili, on the island of Timor Leste, there is a warm little haven in a fairy lit living room. Come Thursday evening, the room fills with diplomats, Timorese musicians, Australian expats and neighbors. There is wine, snacks and laughter. This is Dili Folk Club. I was lucky enough …