Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre’s annual Way Out West (WOW) Festival is only one week away! Bursting with live performances, interactive installations, incredible outdoor adventures and wondrous workshops, the Festival returns this school holidays (18 -21 July 2018) for four days chock-full of crazy and creative family fun.
“From the side-splitting circus antics of the Trash Test Dummies’, to virtual reality and 3D scan workshops, and even a performance that takes place inside a giant bubble, the WOW Festival returns in 2018 with a smorgasbord of activities and entertainment to keep energetic kids, and their parents, engaged all day long,” said Craig Donarski Casula Powerhouse Director.
“At WOW Festival we encourage artistic explorations in all forms. Theatre, dance, music, literature, food, yoga, workshops and free family fun all come together in this astounding program guaranteed to inspire joy, creativity and curiosity. The 2018 WOW Festival program features over 200 chances to experience 35 events and 33 workshops, spread across 11 spaces in and around the Centre, over four days.”
“The Powerhouse believes passionately that art should be accessible to everyone – no matter their age or where they come from. This is why we’ve curated a festival where the majority of activities are free, so effectively you could come to the Festival pack a lunch, stay for the entire day busy with activities and not spend a cent.”
“For the first time ever, older kids can join in on the WOW Festival action with T-Zone, a dedicated space for 13-15 year olds. T-Zone will feature a stack of events including a roller skating rink, live music program, themed selfie space, 80’s makeovers… even Parkour workshops.” he said.
Here are just some of the highlights of this year’s WOW Festival:
In This Will Not Protect You, award winning artists Amrita Hepi, Prue Stent and Honey Long invite audiences to join them inside their big, inflatable, orange bubble for an interactive performance of movement and sound.
Come and party with stars of ABC KIDS Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band as they celebrate their 10th birthday at Casula Powerhouse. It’s an hour of singing and dancing fun, full of Lah-Lah hits and laughs, and you’re invited!
Trash Test Dummies’ circus performers will wow with and hour of circus, jaw dropping acrobatics, and side-splitting comedy in their new showSplash Test Dummies.
Winner of 2017 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Production for Young People, Dignity of Risk is a new contemporary performance the fuses movement and dance with the personal stories of young adults to explore way we see ourselves and the perception we have about others.
Join Dr Hubble for a funny and slightly educational journey into the world of bubbles in Dr Hubble’s Bubble’s. There will be big bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, square bubbles and even an explodabubble!
WOW Festival will premiere a new piece of work by award winning theatre company Urban Theatre Projects, Talk Show Hypothetical. A group of 12 year olds from western Sydney were selected to be a part of this performance. They have been given a hypothetical situation and must grapple with an abstract concept on stage. Come hear what they have to say.