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WOW FESTIVAL AT HOME

Hello and welcome to our WOW Festival at Home edition. It’s with much sadness that we cannot invite you to Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre for the WOW Festival this year. Instead, we’d like to ask you to join us from your home. Wherever that may be, in Sydney, Perth, New Zealand or somewhere else in someplace else in the world.

The last few months have been strange as we navigate a new world. A new world that has seen our homes turned into workplaces, living rooms turned into playgrounds, and school classrooms and hallways turned into obstacle courses. We see the power in art and believe that through art we can navigate any change.

We didn't want to let the opportunity pass to connect with you during this time and that is why we ask you to please join us as we share the WOW Festival from our home to yours this July!

WOW at Home is our gift to you. We have made a creativity pack, where you will be able to play, create and make art. There is something for everyone, including the grown-ups! Each activity has been designed to allow for exploration, creativity and thinking. These are not just art activities but opportunities to really let children lead the way through art. The creativity pack can be downloaded here

We hope you enjoy the WOW Festival at Home!

Keep well and safe.

Claudia Chidiac
WOW Festival Creative Producer

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Below are the selection of our video content that accompanies our creative art pack. At the top we have our storytime collection and below that a series of  'how to' videos that have an accompanying activity sheet. Plus some additional movement activities for our drama lovers. Have fun!!!

STORYTIME

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HOW TO VIDEOS

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MOVEMENT AND STORYTELLING

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3D Virtual Tour

You are welcome to come and visit us anytime but in case you can't, click on the link below to be transported to our Kids Gallery. This virtual tour will allow you to experience Friendships, an exhibition that reflects on friendships and the future of technology. We hope that this exhibition will inspire you to make new friends or reconnect with old ones.

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MAKE YOUR OWN THEATRE AT HOME THESE HOLIDAYS

While CPAC still has social distancing restrictions and cannot hold a festival we have connected with some of our friends across the country. A collection of innovative theatre makers have created alternative experiences that will fill the theatre void these holidays. Check out the links below.

AUDIOPLAY
Audioplay heralds a new form of digital entertainment for kids; drawing on the simplicity and strength of real-world imaginative play combined with sophisticated production values. Audioplay encourages highly active imaginative play whilst building kids’ sense of empathy and teamwork skills. Audioplay is an award winning app which encourages children to join in with a narrated role
play situation where simple household items become the props. The format draws "on the simplicity and strength of real-world imaginative play combined with sophisticated production values." The app works as an online 2 player audio game link with children
physically taking on the roles from the story. The first 3 episodes are free. Both children playing need a quality headphone set each and of course a device with access to the app. Audioplay can be downloaded through iTunes.

https://audioplay.me//

MOUNTAIN GOAT MOUNTAIN
If you’re after something that you can all do together, Mountain Goat Mountain is an audio lead theatre experience for families.
This delightful lounge room adventure guides families through a series of activities to help them set up for a theatre show before stepping into their own imaginative world.This unique experience is perfect for families with children aged 5+. With an exquisite soundscape that transports you to ‘Mountain Goat Mountain’, families will explore tunnels, cross lava pits and dive through underwater caves without ever leaving their home.

https://www.thethreshold.com.au/mountaingoatmountain

WINDMILL AT HOME
A  brand-new digital platform from Windmill Theatre Co that features a smorgasbord of content from their beloved performance repertoire. Windmill at Home is offered free to the public and features recorded readings of Grug (including some
lycra-clad grugercise sessions), and a suite of craft activities and Windmill’s award-winning immersive digital experiences.

https://windmill.org.au/acrosslandandsea/

ATYP HOME THEATRE
ATYP is bringing theatre to your home – starring you! ATYP  have commissioned 11 brilliant Australian playwrights to each write a 5-minute script that you can download and perform with your family and friends (when visitors are allowed at your place of course or try it with your friends over Zoom!). Each script features 2-6 characters, with a mix of some young people and some adults. Anyone in your house can play any character – or multiple characters! There are no boundaries!

https://atyp.com.au/writing-3/atyp-home-theatre/

FOR THE KIDS - SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
Experience the Sydney Opera House from your home with a curated range of digital content and hands on activities created especially to inspire young minds. From parkour to classical music, model-making to puppets, there’s something for kids of all ages to discover.

https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/visit-us/bring-the-kids/for-the-kids.html

* The WOW Creative Art Pack has been created by Claudia Chidiac and Cayn Rosmarin with contributions by Flo Araniego, Simon Wheeldon and Hanne Dora Davies


MORE RESOURCES

Paper Houses Templates
So you've tried the template from our WOW at home Creative Art Activity Pack, and now you want more. Click here for more fun templates to make at home.