dreamBIG 2021 Articles

Magic Beach | CDP Kids | DreamBIG Children’s Festival | Review

 
Pack your bags for a road trip to the “Magic Beach”
Review by Sharon Harrington | May 29, 2021
Have you ever felt nostalgic for an era of your life before it has even passed? That is the idea behind this evocative stage show, inspired by Alison Lester’s much-loved children’s book, Magic Beach. 
A family of five sets […]

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Tröll | Space Theatre | DreamBig Children’s Festival | Review

Tröll by Trick of the Light Theatre, NZ, at the DreamBig Children’s Festival | Review
Review by Brooke Hendry
Scary scratching behind the walls, cables moving like snakes & a sarcastic Icelandic grandma that knows all there is to know about terrifying Trolls…
As we enter Space Theatre, we see only a table and a projector screen as […]

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The Narrator | DreamBig Children’s Festival 2021 | Review

   
The Narrator – DreamBig Children’s Festival Review
The Narrator is a clever production that takes audience members on a bus journey while watching a narrated performance play out at various locations around the city. The Narrator makes the audience question where reality begins and ends while interweaving storytelling, humour and intrigue. 
The novel bus journey began […]

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Still Point of a Turning World | DreamBIG Children’s Festival | Review

Still Point of a Turning World at DreamBIG Children’s Festival – Review
This interactive performance invites you to explore a patchwork of experiences, which will inspire you to question who you are and how you affect the world around you. 
by Carla Caruso
I’m always up for new experiences. And going to a show, where attendees are at […]

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A Fork in the Park | Elder Park | 22-23 May 2021

[ May 22, 2021 to May 23, 2021. ]
A Fork in the Park at Elder Park
In partnership with the Adelaide Festival Centre’s DreamBig Children’s Festival, Fork on the Road will be hosting a weekend long Fork In The Park event. There will be plenty on offer including delicious dumplings, sweet stroop-wafels, a mega-mixed grill, the perfect paella and everything in between.

Held over the […]

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Ended: WIN Tickets to Dr AudiYO’S Giant Adventure | DreamBIG Children’s Festival | 22 – 23 May 2021

Photo: Pippa Samaya
WIN Tickets to Dr AudiYO’S Giant Adventure
Join the quest of Dr AudiYO, a beatboxing clown-come-superhero.
She sets off on a surreal adventure to slay The Beast, who is on a rampage to silence the city. On a bare stage – using only her voice, a microphone and magic looping bum bag – theatre-maker and […]

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Big Family Weekend | DreamBig Children’s Festival | 22 & 23 May 2021

[ May 22, 2021 to May 23, 2021. ]
Big Family Weekend 
Held over a whole weekend in May, this fantastic family event is filled with activities, performances and fun for the whole family. The Big Family Weekend is part of the DreamBig Children’s Festival and includes free and ticketed events, exhibitions and food trucks galore. 
More than 20 free activities will be on offer over […]

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Hidden Creature Gallery | DreamBIG Children’s Festival | 22-23 May 2021

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Hidden Creature Gallery – DreamBig Children’s Festival
Part laboratory, part performance and all imagination, Hidden Creature Gallery is an exciting interactive work for school-aged children.
Existing between the digital and the real world, this work empowers young people to bring to life the places and objects around them and give […]

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Infinite Monster | DreamBig Children’s Festival | 22-23 May 2021

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Infinite Monster – DreamBig Children’s Festival
Three tents. Three participants. Two minutes to draw, scribble or scrawl your contribution to an ever-changing monster projected in real time on a gigantic tower of LCD screens.
In this extra-special version of the classic game, everyone is invited to draw the head, legs […]

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Government House Tours | DreamBIG Children’s Festival | 23 May 2021

[ May 23, 2021; ]
Government House Tours – DreamBig Children’s Festival
On Sunday 23 May 2021, Government House will be open to the public to explore. 
His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le invites the community to Government House to view the public rooms, learn about the current workings of the House and explore the gardens. This includes the newly installed […]

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Silent Disco with DJ Monski Mouse | DreamBIG Children’s Festival | 22-23 May 2021

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Silent Disco with DJ Monski Mouse – DreamBig Children’s Festival
Get your dancing shoes ready as crowd favourite Silent Disco is back at DreamBIG Children’s Festival.
International kids disco queen DJ Monski Mouse, Silent Disco hostess with the mostest, joins the DreamBIG Festival lineup.  Monski Mouse will curate three epic […]

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Ping Pong WoW | A Ball Room Installation | DreamBig Children’s Festival | 22-23 May 2021

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Ping Pong WoW – DreamBIG Children’s Festival
See what happens when you enter a space with 2,000+ ping pong balls.
The Ball Room artists believe play to be an essential ingredient in all creative acts. In Ping Pong WoW, their signature participatory work, the audience’s experience becomes the fabric of the […]

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ZOOOM by Patch Theatre | DreamBIG Children’s Festival | 22-23 May 2021

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ZOOOM – Patch Theatre – DreamBIG Children’s Festival
Combining old-school whimsy with state-of-the-art technology, ZOOOM is an enchanting story of a child in her bedroom, unable to sleep and curious to understand.
She begins a transformational journey with light and discovers that the dark is a magical place. With the […]

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The Narrator | DreamBIG Children’s Festival | 22-23 May 2021

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The Narrator – DreamBIG Children’s Festival
The windows of the bus act as screens through which the audience watches a classic story of childhood rejection and betrayal unfold in real time.
Live actors appear and disappear, and real buildings and pedestrians become part of the story as told […]

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DreamBIG Children’s Festival | 19-29 May 2021

[ May 19, 2021 to May 29, 2021. ]
DreamBIG Children’s Festival 2021
DreamBIG Children’s Festival 2021 has unveiled an amazing family program of shows, online experiences and free activities. This year’s theme, “Be Curious” aims to encourage children to explore new ideas and to see them filled them with wonder. 
Opening Event | 19 May 2021
The DreamBIG Opening Event, to be held at the Festival […]

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