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The Big Family Sing (group singing & show)

This event is part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Artist: All Day Fritz

Everyone’s invited to join All Day Fritz for the Big Family Sing!

Explore the basics of group and harmony singing in a playful and inclusive atmosphere where you will learn some easy songs. Then (if you choose) perform one or two songs live with the band, as part of the Fritz Family Sing Choir.

All Day Fritz’s eclectic repertoire includes extremely groovy music (for humans of all ages) that is swingy, jazzy, rocky and funky!

All Day Fritz are Karen Davitt (Madcows), John Fleming (Scared Weird Little Guys), Boris Conley (Spaghetti Western Orchestra/Play Me I'm Yours), Jane Bayly (Crying in Public Places) and Donald Stewart (flap! The peanuts).

Age: Family
Dates and times: Sunday 7 June, Workshop 2pm to 2.45pm; Show 3pm to 3.30pm
Free, no bookings required

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Argus (puppet show)

Artists: Dead Puppets Society

Argus explores the attempts of a little creature trying to find a home in a world where he just doesn’t fit in.

As he journeys over vast terrains to the four corners of the earth – the ocean, the North Pole, the desert and even to a pirate ship and outer space… he learns what it means to be alive, to fall in love, to feel fear and curiosity, and what it means to have a home.

In this theatrical puppet show, the central character (made only of hands) is incredibly versatile as he has no fixed form and can be summoned, transformed and dismissed at will simply through the movements of the performers’ bodies. The entire world in Argus is built from found objects where the readily available materials are given a new lease on life in the creation of symbolic and poetic environments.

Age: 5 to 12 years
Dates and times:
Wed 8 July, 11am to 12noon, 1.30pm to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Thurs 9 July, 10.30am to 11.30am; 1pm to 2pm; 3pm to 4pm

Bookings essentialbook online

Cost: $12 per person (please note: adults are required to purchase a ticket)

All children must be accompanied by an adult