Bleach* Festival will sweep across the Gold Coast next month, bringing an inspiring and entertaining feast of Australia’s best contemporary theatre, music and visual arts over three mega weekends.
Arts Centre Gold Coast will become the HQ for Bleach* Jnr, a program of imaginative, whimsical and heart-warming children’s activities (20-22 March). From magical fish to giant ants to kaleidoscopic bubbles, Bleach* Jnr’s fun-fuelled, family friendly events will delight children of all ages.
A highlight of the Bleach* Jnr program will be Marlin. Performed in a sea of foam, Marlin is an adventurous tale set in the game fishing regions of North Queensland.
Ants from Polyglot Theatre will create their own surreal style of performance and initiate large scale interaction with kids at special performances during the Bleach* Jnr weekend. An army of human-sized Ants will invade the Arts Centre Gold Coast and not even the organisers will be sure where they will pop up next. Kids can watch, learn and participate as the Ants take over public spaces in search of food, intent on their task, barely noticing what is going on around them. Ants is a thought-provoking experience for children up to 12 years.
For the full program of Bleach* Jnr events, go to www.bleachfestival.com.au.
One of Australia’s finest singers and songwriters, ARIA award-winning Clare Bowditch performs a series of masterclasses throughout Bleach* – her mission is to mentor and encourage aspiring and professional artists, musicians, singers and songwriters to follow their dreams.
Treat your ears to one of these unique experiences:
Clare performs at Mudgeeraba ‘Picnic in your Patch’
Saturday 14 March 6pm
Clare on the Couch
Friday 13 March, 7pm
54 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
An inspiring FREE event featuring Clare Bowditch in conversation with Robyn Archer, AO. Get up close and personal with Clare and join the conversation as she shares the wisdom of her life experiences.
Performance Workshop with Clare Bowditch
Saturday 14 March, 10am – 1pm
Tugun Progress Hall, Golden Four Drive, Tugun
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of a three hour free performance workshop with Clare Bowditch and be part of a live performance at Bleach* Festival. Just you, Clare and up to 49 aspiring and professional singers will participate in a workshop, focusing on vocal technique, ensemble singing and sharing a love of performance. At the grand finale on Saturday evening, participants will perform two songs they learned at the workshop with Clare, live, on stage, for everyone to enjoy. No experience necessary; just the true desire to learn and perform. Workshop strictly limited to 50 participants. Bookings absolutely essential; participants must be available for the evening performance. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
NEED TO KNOW!
Bleach* Festival hits the Gold Coast next month.
When: 6-22 March
Where: Assorted venues across the Coast
What: Theatre, music, pop-up performances and interactive experiences
Who: All ages. Bleach Jnr* features a program tailor-made for kids, but check out the full list of hot events for grown-ups too!