Calling all kids! Way Out West Festival (WOW) is on again at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre across four days this July school holidays. If you like to play, create, perform and watch there are plenty of interactive workshops, performances and installations to get amongst.
This year’s theme is ‘Make Your Mark’, incorporating an array of ideas that help to reflect on the positive impact individuals are able to make on their family, friends, communities and environment.
WOW Producer Jacqueline Hornjik encourages everyone to think about the theme while attending the event: “How we impact those around us is actually what defines who we are,” she says. “Make Your Mark is about the positive impact that we can have or should have.”
The feature of this year’s festival is a surreal singing tree made out of brightly coloured pipes; you’re able to sing and dance and create your own musical instrument from it. A big handmade catapult will also be outside, where you can splat colours against the Art Email Tree Wall to help create some beautiful artwork. There will also be a hip hop dance competition, short films, plenty of artists, artworks and live shows – including the world premiere of Liesel Badorrek’s Trash Alchemy (pictured). (JC)
July 8 – 11. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula. FREE. Bookings & info: http://www.wayoutwestfestival.com.au