CAIRNS CHILDREN´S FESTIVAL
Date: Sunday, 4 May 2014

Venue: TANKS ARTS CENTRE

Price: SEE DETAILS

CAIRNS CHILDREN´S FESTIVAL

The inaugural CAIRNS CHILDREN´S FESTIVAL is the exciting new event from Tanks Arts Centre.  For one day only, the city´s premier contemporary arts centre is inviting families to step into another world, and witness the spectacle of the entire site alive with events & activities just for kids, aged up to 12 years.

Tank 3 will house Erth’s “Dinosaur Zoo”, a ticketed, must-see family show.  Things will get super messy with construction and art-based play in Tank 4, the “Tinkering Tank”, a space that will be alive with workshops and activities for parents & children to engage in together – and Tank 5  will be the play-acting space, where there will be laughs and entertainment all day with theatre for children.

Additionally, throughout the lush, tropical site, it is planned that families will enjoy roving entertainers, music and performance, exhibitions and activities at every turn.

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

TANK 3 - DINOSAUR TANK - SOLD OUT

SHOW TIMES:   9.30am - 11.30am - 1.30pm
DURATION:  50 minutes per show
COST:   $15 each Human or $50 Group of 4 Humans    (ages 1 + require a ticket)
AGES:   Recommended admission age 4+ - parental discretion ages 1-3yrs
TICKETS:
  Pre-purchase from ticketlink + on the day ´til sold out  - ALL SHOWS SOLD OUT

TANK 4 - TINKERING TANK

All day long families can be involved in the many special activities available - with just a gold coin donation to enter 

Waste Not World – a built environment from cardboard and other recyclables by Edge Hill State School

Big Board Game, A World You’d Like To Live In – an interactive, performance based big board game, including a printmaking station

Explosive Art – an interactive workshop exploring new ways of making art using the fundamental basics of everyday science, devised by Cairns State High School students   

Animate! – a stop motion filmmaking station.

Mobile Robot (Tinky) - a roving robot with a time-lapse iPad camera making fast motion documentation of a day in the life of Tinkering Tank

TANK 5 - THE SHOW TANK

Join us for three shows throughout the day, which put you front and centre on The Show Tank Stage – one way or another!!
 
Show 1: $5 per person
9.15 - 10.30 am
   The Biddigal Dancers + Join Us On The Dance Floor!
                         “New To The School” Interactive Theatre for Children

Show 2: $5 per person
11.00 - 12.15 pm
   The Biddigal Dancers + Join Us On The Dance Floor!
                           “New To The School” Interactive Theatre for Children

Show 3: $5 per person
1.00 - 2pm
   The Wizard Magic Show
2.00 - 3pm    Disco!

ENTIRE SITE & OUTSIDE PROMENADE

MARKET STALLS - food, refreshments, clothes & toys + more
PAN STARS -  on The Deck (10:30-11:30am & 12:30-1:30pm)
FLASHMOB - keep an eye out for the Smithfield High School crew.
ROVING ENTERTAINERS - all day long and all shapes and sizes!
EVELYN ROTH’S "FLORAMAZIA" – giant, inflatable fabric domes that form a discovery maze out on the promenade + much much more!!!

Click here for Erth’s “Dinosaur Zoo”. - SOLD OUT