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Author: Tatum Stafford

Scoop is proudly supporting Awesome this year as one of WA’s leading organisations playing a critical role introducing arts, events and other creative delights to the kids of WA. Here are some highlights for this week and special ticketing promotions, book now to avoid missing out.

Bright young bookworms

Audioplay: The Turners – $5.50 tickets!

Are you a fan of The Turners series by Mick Elliot? Do you have a keen interest in human to animal shape-shifting? Then Audioplay: The Turners is the experience for you!

Put on your headphones and take part in a special, audio-directed adventure as you play a character and work with friends to thwart a global plot to annihilate Turners – humans who can turn into animals.

Venue: State Library of Western Australia, Dates & times: Tues 2 Oct – Sun 7 Oct 10:15am, 10:45am, 11:15am, 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:15pm, 1:45pm, 2:15pm & 2:45pm daily.

The Big Dark and Spooky Book Read – $25.50 for a family of 4, including a copy of 1 book!

Catch the launch of James Foley’s new book, Gastronauts! There are also four other authors; Kelly Canby (The Hole Story), Ian Mutch (More and More and More), Dianne Wolfer (In the Lamplight) and Cristy Burne (Off the Track) giving special insights into their writing – so come along for a spooky session you won’t forget!

Venue: State Library of Western Australia Theatre, Dates & times: Wed 3 Oct 11:15am.

Amazing local theatre

Valentine by Rachael Woodward: $10 tickets!

Join Valentine on a journey through bedsheets and magical shadow puppetry as she searches for her lost heart. This beautiful show uses interactive shadow play and clowning to explore love and loss, and is devised and performed by local artist Rachael Woodward.

Venue: PICA Performance Space, Dates & times: Tues 2 Oct 11am & 12:30pm, Discount code: Enter the code ‘heart’ when you book your tickets to access the discount.

Fantastic free events

If the above events still don’t fit the budget, Awesome festival have a fantastic array of free events and workshops to keep the kids happy this school holidays.

El Presidente Minusculo Kids Rule

A roving, audience interactive piece for children aged 4-12 showing at 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2pm, daily. Each child will become El Presidente Minisculo of the Festival design and create their very own flag, and will of course, be treated with all the pomp and ceremony they deserve!

Steve Goes to Carnival

From concept to picture book – join Steve on his adventure through Rio’s Carnival, and explore how this story came to be through a learning journey and the dynamic collaboration between Joshua Button and Robyn Wells. Explore this beautiful, free exhibition 10am-5pm daily with your bright young things aged 4+.

Banksia Build a Bug

Delve into an amazing world, home to thousands of incredible, and unique WA plants and animals. Join artist Chloe Flockart this week, Oct 1- 7, 10.30-3pm to help create an art display for the New Museum, featuring a mural of the banksia woodland that showcases the important, unique, and beautiful species that live right on our doorstep. Suitable for ages 3+.

Head to AWESOME festival page to see more exciting events for the family this school holidays.

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