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Sidestep Kids Festival is a free event March 18-19 at Banner Park, Brunswick Heads.

Come on down with the family to Brunswick Heads on March 18 and 19 and explore the magical playground that is Sidestep Kids Festival! Presented by Roundabout Theatre, Sidestep Kids Festival is a free two-day multi-arts festival for kids. 

Enjoy a jam-packed program of live music, circus, singing, dance, comedy, interactive games, upcycled dress-ups and a huge array of hands-on and collaborative art projects including cubby building, weave world and paper caper. Bring a picnic rug and some lunch, or drop in to one of Brunswick’s many cafes. Follow Sidestep Kids Festival Facebook Event page to register and for more info. 

Festival highlights include the wonderful and wacky Roundabout Theatre who will be on hand to entertain and delight kids and families with interactive performances of The Slow Show, The Flycycle, Giant Twister and the brand new Sidestep, The Game – a raucous interactive game absurdly facilitated by the infamous Lollipop Ladies and friends.
Saturday, 10.30am and 2pm; Sunday 10.30am and 2.15pm (roving performances); Saturday & Sunday, 11am (Sidestep, The Game).

See Joel Salom – ‘international man of circus’, who will not only perform his own action-packed comedy, juggling and robotics show, he will also be hosting kids trying out their best jokes and having a crack at being comedians. Kids say the funniest things! 
Saturday 12.45pm (solo show), 2.45pm (kids being funny).

Shire Choir is coming for kids and it’s going to be awesome! Led by the enthusiastically delightful Melia Naughton, Shire Choir’s appearance at Sidestep will be the first time the choir is focused on children. Melia will lead you through a song in harmony, reminding you how much fun it is to use your voice. Sidestep will also be the first time you’ll get to see Melia’s wonderful new band for kids, The Gumboots!
Saturday, 2pm (The Gumboots). Sunday 1.15pm
(Kids Shire Choir).

Join local artist and facilitator, Claudie Frock and her friends in The Paper Caper and have fun with all things paper and arty. Play fun drawing games, collaborate on chalk mosaics, crazy creature collages and create paper wearable art.
Saturday & Sunday 10am–4pm.

The Parlour, Weave World, Wow Tent and Cubby Land is where you choose your own adventure! Step into The Parlour to facepaint your adult, play dress-ups, create hilarious hairdos and pose in the photo booth. Wind your way into Weave World for soft craft, giant weaving, and weave your own crowns and nature critters. Crawl in to Cubby Land for clever cubby construction and learning how to tie all kinds of knots. The North East Waste Forum WOW Tent is all about fun sustainable activities, including making beeswax wraps.
Saturday & Sunday 10am–4pm.

The Spaghetti Circus show is bursting at the seams with youthful local talent. This show is action-packed with acrobatics, teeterboard, and most of all – fun. Straight from Woodford Festival via the Brunswick Picture House – not to be missed!
Sunday 2pm & 3.15pm.

Bunny Racket is a super entertaining show for all ages of rock’n’roll lovers. Join King Bunny and his band of fluffy, denim-clad rock rabbits as they whip their audience into a frenzy with their catchy tunes. Lots of fun, lots of volume, and lots of crowd participation make this show one of the most talked about kids’ acts in the country!
Sunday 2.30pm.

Sidestep Kids Festival is FREE.
This Sat 18 and Sun 19 March, 10am–4pm at Banner Park, Brunswick Heads. Sidestep Kids Festival Facebook Event page

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