HOT: Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival, Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran

These July winter school holidays City of Stonnington presents its popular annual Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival from Tuesday 3 to Friday 13 July 2018.

The Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival returns for its ninth year from Tuesday 3 July to Friday 13 July with a program packed with family-friendly performances and workshops.

The festival runs across the City of Stonnington and Chapel Off Chapel will once again be the Roola Boola Festival Hub from Tuesday 3 July to Friday 6 July. The Festival Hub are hosting events daily, with tickets a very reasonable $15 per person.

Some of the renowned performers at the Festival Hub include…

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Anna Lumb in Super Amazing Giant Girl, a hilarious action-packed and interactive parable exploring the challenges of fitting in when you’re a Super Amazing Giant!

A treat for mini humans and normal humans alike. – Australian Stage

A treat to watch. ★★★★ – Herald Sun

Truly wonderful engaging the audience with masterful skill, wit and charm. – Artshub

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The award winning company Asking For Trouble presenting FoRT, a fun and playful physical theatre show that inspires creative play with everyday objects…

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….the timeless fairy tale Cinderella by the Victorian State Ballet

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….and Trash Test Dummies with their new production Splash Test Dummies with brilliant stunt work, acrobatics, juggling and the side splitting, slapstick comedy.

★★★★ ½ – The Age

Skills you’d see during shows by Cirque du Soleil or Circus Oz … it’s like nothing I’ve previously seen. ★★★★ ½ – Herald Sun

A show that barely pauses to catch its breath; a dynamic and fun show suitable for all the family. ★★★★ – Broadway Baby

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There are also loads of different workshops to choose from! Candy Bowers is leading a Rap Workshop designed to inspire young rappers and beatboxers….

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….Movement and Music classes with Gumnut Music for under babies and children from 0 to 5 years…

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….and master magician Lee Cohen is taking the the Roola Boola Magic Class.

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Crafty kids can learn to make a Comic Book or design a Flower Crown.

 Flower Crown

With so many unique activities to choose there’s something that’s sure to ignite your child’s imagination!

This post has been published in partnership with the City of Stonnington.

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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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