KWINANA’S Children’s Festival will have a vintage carnival theme, complete with unicorns, a magician, laughing clowns, feats of strength and a mermaid.
The Alcoa Children’s Festival is designed to be the ultimate day out for children under 12.
The Spare Parts Puppet Theatre worked with local children this week to create a pop-up performance for the festival.
Carnival in a Suitcase explores what a vintage suitcase, introduced to children at the start of the school year, means to them.
Mayor Carol Adams said the responses represented the highly diverse population of Kwinana.
“As we know, a suitcase can signify travel, adventure, meeting new friends and exploring new places,” Ms Adams said.
“But for some children, it might signify a sad departure from a treasured person or favourite possession or place.”
As well as sharing their personal experiences, students have been exploring themes of Aboriginal historical context.
“Children are encouraged to reflect upon the idea of nomadic people who move from place to place, in tune with the seasons, observing the qualities and bounties of the environment as a whole,” Ms Adams said.
WHAT: Alcoa Children’s Festival
WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 11am to 3pm
WHERE: Calista Oval