Top 5 free AWESOME events for kids

Picture (L-R): Awesome Arts Festival, Multiplex -Hassell and OMA.
Picture (L-R): Awesome Arts Festival, Multiplex -Hassell and OMA.

KIDS won’t get bored this school holidays with the number of activities held in Perth to keep them busy.

The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things will hold free and ticketed events at Perth Cultural Centre and University of Western Australia from October 5 – 18.

A number of activities require registration and tickets but the festival also offer free family fun, perfect as the weather warms up.

Here are our picks for the top five free events at the AWESOME International Arts Festival this school holidays.

Peter and the Wolf

The WA Ballet will present a special outdoor performance of Peter and the Wolf at the Perth Cultural Centre.

It is Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s most frequently performed work, written in 1936 and has been recorded many times, including by Walt Disney in 1946.

The symphonic fairy tale has been adapted to suit young children and will be performed daily at 11am on October 5, 7 – 11.

Djinda Djinda Community Choir

Learn to sing one of the world’s oldest recorded lullabies in one of the oldest traditional languages.

Kids are invited to attend two rehearsals and two performances, registration is essential to take part in the choir.

El Presidente Minisculo. Picture: Awesome International Arts Festival

El Presidente Minisculo

One child will become El Presidente Minisculo of the Festival after designing a new flag and writing their presidential decree.

The event will be held at Perth Cultural Centre and University of WA, registration is needed on arrival as places are limited.

Crafty Nannas

This inter-generational project will teach a younger generation the art of making pom-poms, embroidery, and crocheting.

Kids aged five and above are invited to the couch in Nanna’s verandah and learn to stitch and knit.

Dive into bundles of wool and string at 10am – 3pm from October 5 – 11 with no bookings.

The Museum Lab. Picture: Awesome International Arts Festival

Museum Lab

Children aged four and up can drop by to lend a hand developing activities for the new WA Museum.

They can test drive the planned interactive activities and give feedback at the State Library in WA daily from October 5 – 11.