Kids Gig Guide

It’s great to see some family arts events on again in Perth.

The WA Symphony Orchestra present their Education Week which includes the EChO ensemble and the fabulous Paul Rissmann performing cushion concerts on the 1st/2nd. There are two concert options depending on the age of children, and they feature the books Giddy Goat and for older children Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants.

On Sunday the 10th June the Perth Concert Hall turns into a zoo as WASO perform Carnival of the Animals. This Saint-Saëns’ classic introduces the instruments of the orchestra and will feature the celebrated puppetry of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and poetry by Nick Enright. The performance will delight children (5-12 year olds) and families with a blend of music, puppets and stop motion animation. All live action is projected onto a big screen above the stage.

On the 16th/17th Lah Lah (of ABC KIDS fame) will celebrate her 10th Birthday with concerts in Perth (sold out) and Fremantle. Lah-Lah and the band will be touring their 10th Birthday “best of” album and everyone is invited to the party.  It’s an hour of singing and dancing fun full of Lah-Lah hits and laughs. You can meet the band and the instruments after the show.

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre return at the end of the month with the return of their popular 2014 show The Farmer’s Daughter from June 30th – July 20th. For children 8+, the show uses puppets, performers, lights and sound to vividly recreate rural Australia. The story explores the bond between a girl and her grandfather in a celebration of the powerful relationship between people and the environment.

Go get your kids some art in their lives! And let me know if I have missed anything else on this month. For more arts events in June head to the June Gig Guide.