Monash University has launched its brand new Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts, and you can check it out this winter school holidays. MLIVE is hosting Family Fiesta, a mini-festival for kids and families that will focus on interactive and participatory events on July 5-7.
During the course of this three-day weekend festival, kids will get to participate in a free reading session including a couple with live illustration sessions with the authors. Polyglot Theatre, an Australian company specialising in experimental theatre, is also bringing Sound of Drawing, a free interactive experience where kids are encouraged to draw on large sheets of paper hooked up to a table wired for sound. Younger kids who love Maisy Mouse will also get to meet the famous storybook mouse at the Fiesta Book Nook.
Ever wondered what you kid thinks of you? Jessica Wilson's interactive experience titled I See You Like This lets kids art direct a creative portrait on their parents' faces. The grown-ups will be at the mercy of the kids as they become subjects of this interactive art experience.
One show you definitely won't want to miss is The Young King, an Oscar Wilde tale about a boy raised by goat herds who finds himself the heir to their to a kingdom. The stage adaptation features pre-show activities and interactive components to the show that lets kids be involved in the story.
Together with MLIVE, we're giving away five family passes to the Family Fiesta weekend on July 5-7. Passes include four tickets to The Young King, a drawing session with children's book creator Judy Horacek, the Elizabella and the Great Tuckshop Takeover drawing session and the Egyptian Animal Mummies reading session. As well as access to other interactive events over the weekend, your family will also receive a $50 food and beverage voucher to use at the Script at Jazz Club café.
Enter by June 24 for a chance to win, and head online for more information on MLIVE's Family Fiesta.