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The Arts Centre Gold Coast presents a fab new school holiday program that’ll completely remove the phrase, “I’m bored” from holidaying kids’ vocabs.

Hearing the cries of frustrated local parents and kids who think they have nothing to do on the school holidays, The Arts Centre Gold Coast has come up with a brand new program that’s sure to be a magnet for fun.

Culture Kids is an initiative launching this month, offering a regular program of workshops, events, activities and performances for kids each and every school holiday period. Tailored to those aged 5 – 12 years, you’ll find music, dance, culture and performance. The 2017 Summer Culture Kids program highlights include:

  • Vocal workshops with Rob Mills
  • Dance workshops with Queensland Ballet
  • Mister Maker & The Shapes (the international kids craft superstar is performing two shows in the Arts Theatre)
  • Parents’ Movies screening during workshop times, so parents can enjoy some time out whilst the little ones get creative!

Another highlight in amongst the upcoming 2017 Summer Culture Kids program is the stage show, Fluff: A Story of Lost Toys. It follows the Gingham family who are very concerned for all of the lost and discarded toys in the world. They travel all around to retrieve them and bring them to their colorful home of odd-shaped boxes where they welcome them to the family. Each toy is introduced one-by-one and, after seeing a slide show of how they came to be lost, is given a vocal sound, a movement, a piece of music, a nightlight and a nice comfy bed.

Fluff: A Story of Lost Toys is a simple, joyful and humorous tale told with a twist. It has been acclaimed for its originality, warmth, clever use of comedy and extraordinary combination of song, movement, sampling, projection and audience participation.

Producer Theresa Famularo says it’s only occasionally that she discovers a work that is so unique and wonderful that she’s compelled to bring it to a global audience.

“Unearthing Fluff: A Story of Lost Toys was one of these moments,” she says. “The production is a little offbeat with a strong comedic edge, magical, playful and, most importantly, told by engaging all elements of the theatre.”

Fluff will show on January 11 (6pm), January 12 (10am and 2pm) and January 13 (10am and 2pm).

Visit www.theartscentregc.com.au/culture-kids

Photo Credit // Sean Young

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