Attended my first Liverpool Ratha Yatra, Festival of Chariots today. Took part in the splitting of the coconut and pulling the chariot. Great turnout from the community with many coming from all over Sydney and beyond to share in the festivities @anne.stanley.werriwa @chrishayesmp
We cannot wait to see our WOW Reporters in action when #wowcasula2018 starts on Wednesday. 🙌🏼 Thank you to @curiousworks for giving them the guidance and support each year. Think about your answer to “What makes you go WOW?” and say hello to these fab young reporters if you see them around. 📸: @curiousworks
#wowcasula2018 update: Time flies when you're excited. JUST 5 DAYS TO GO until the Way Out West Festival (WOW) for young people. Visit https://www.wayoutwestfestival.com.au/ to get more information about the program & to book your tickets.
We want to share our TOP 5 TIPS for getting the most out of WOW.
1. Get your dancing shoes ready. We're set to dance to some of the sickest beats with @shopfront_arts & JOF. Celebrate @lahlahsbigliveband's 10th birthday with us. Boogie with the facilitators in the DISCO BALL workshop. Mingle with @amrita_moves, @prue_stent and Honey Long in THIS WILL NOT PROTECT YOU.
2. Get your tastebuds excited. Our fabulous chefs from @bellbirddining will be making the most delicious WOW Festival menu. You're also invited to go behind-the-scenes by joining our amazing gardener, Lauren on an adventure in our kitchen garden, before creating tasty treats with Chefs Federico & Steven.
3. Go retro. @cpacyouth are setting the stage for the best young musical acts, as well as 80's makeovers, the M5 roller skating rink and MORE.
4. Get loud! Make some noise with the talented duo from @yunion_taiko. Make the world explore with colour through our COLOUR INFECTION and SOLID AIR interactive exhibitions.
5. Get excited! There's more than 200 things to see, taste and do at @casulapowerhouse throughout the 4-day Festival.
#wowcasula2018 update: WhooHoo! We had our first group of AMAZINGLY awesome WOW volunteers through for induction. There are still a few spaces left if you're 13+ and would like to work on a large scale festival. It all kicks off next week from Wednesday 18th through to Saturday 21st. Jump on this link to let us know you're interested. https://goo.gl/forms/8iL0QSeheramof8D2
#wowcasula2018 update: 8 DAYS TO GO until the Way Out West Festival (WOW) for young people. Amazing news! DIGNITY OF RISK, the 2017 Sydney Theatre Awards Winner for Best Production for Young People will be making its way to the @casulapowerhouse Theatre on Thursday, 19th of July. ONE SHOW ONLY. Get your tickets here: https://www.wayoutwestfestival.com.au/dignity-of-risk
Directed by Natalie Rose and co-produced by youth-arts powerhouses @shopfront_arts and @atyp_theatre, this explosive new work by the Harness Ensemble fuses movement and dance with the personal stories of young adults.
Dignity of Risk is a new contemporary performance about the way we see ourselves and the perception we have about others.
One of the many Latin American Masks at the Tucson Museum of Fine Arts. It is labled as a Dance of Bull Masks, Los Banos. For fun I ran it through pixlr filters. What a great museum we have. 🤩 I love living in Tucson!!
#wowcasula2018 update: 9 DAYS TO GO until the BIGGEST WOW Festival ever recorded. Mark your calendars and tell ALL of your friends, because it's going to be grand! Visit https://www.wayoutwestfestival.com.au/ to learn more about this year's program.
Dance the cold away in our 10-minute Dance Parties, hosted by JOF and @shopfront_arts. It will be a celebration of art and colour, costume and community, and the universal nature of dance
Be part of the world premiere of Talk Show Hypothetical, a new performance from @utprojects, featuring a group of 12-year-olds from Western Sydney who grapple with hypothetical situations and share their thoughts.
Younger foodies will enjoy the Garden & Food Making Workshop, where you'll get to pick veggies from the @bellbirddining garden. Our chefs will teach you how to make delicious dishes using the freshest produce.
That's not all. You'll get to meet the King and Queen of Green from the Realm of Rubbish (written and directed by @eatongorgetheatreco), do yoga, play outdoors and have the best time of your lives at one of Sydney's most unique venues, @casulapowerhouse.
It's summertime and temperatures are rising. It may sound obvious, but it's important to stay hydrated - especially if you're doing any kind of physical activity outdoors. At the least, you should be drinking a liter per hour while adventuring - don’t wait until you get thirsty.⠀
Photo by: @ayasupaia
#wowcasula2018 update: The countdown for the BIGGEST Way Out West Festival (WOW) for young people is underway. WOW Fest Thursday (19th of July) is the BEST day for the coolest tweens and teens. Visit https://www.wayoutwestfestival.com.au for more information.
Zhoosh up your style with the dapper @lomu_fades, @lomu_braids and the amazing crew from Lomu Fades & Braids at Urban Hair Studio. They'll teach aspiring junior barbers the best braiding and barbershop techniques.
Be inspired by the 2017 Sydney Theatre Awards winner for Best Production for Young People. @atyp_theatre @atypsydney & @shopfront_arts will be bringing the explosive new production, Dignity of Risk to @casulapowerhouse, fusing movement and dance with the personal stories of young adults.
Make LOTS of noise and channel the high-spirited energy of the Japanese taiko drum with @yunion_taiko.
Older kids and teens will enjoy the T-Zone, which features the M5 Roller Skating Rink, 80's themed workshops (with @cpacyouth) and MORE.
#wowcasula2018 update: With school holidays coming around the corner, we've got a fantastic snapshot of @casulapowerhouse WOW Fest Saturday (21st of July). This is the BEST day for 2-9 year olds. Visit https://www.wayoutwestfestival.com.au for more information.
You're invited to celebrate @lahlahsbigliveband’s 10th birthday with us. See the biggest bubbles ever seen with Dr Hubble Bubble, where a lucky child gets placed inside a bubble.
Join award-winning artists @amrita_moves, @prue_stent and Honey Long inside their big, inflatable, orange bubble in the interactive performance, This Will Not Protect You.
Thanks to the @jpfsydney anime fans both young (and young at heart) will love the FREE Anime Marathon in our theatre, where we'll be showing the crowd favourite My Neighbour Totoro, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and The Garden of Words.
#wowcasula2018 update: For our 2018 Way Out West Festival (WOW) for young people, @cpacyouth are back to the futuring it 30 years ago.
We will be holding an 80's makeover stall alongside a "Class of '88" photobooth. Come along, it's gonna be totally gnarly!
For more information, follow this link: https://bit.ly/2zlXUoW
#wowcasula2018 is coming up in less than 2 weeks!
On the 20th and 21st of July, join award winning local and international artists @amrita_moves, @prue_stent and Honey Long in one of the most beautiful and exciting performances at the 2018 Way Out West Festival (WOW) for young people at @casulapowerhouse. You will be invited to come inside their inflatable structure, surrounded by the warm glow of orange light. Experience the wonder of being inside a soft structure that moves along with the performers to inquisitive sounds and rhythmic beats.
Tickets to this performance are $12. Book now: https://www.wayoutwestfestival.com.au/this-will-not-protect-you
First release SOLD OUT. Thank you so much for the incredible amount of support thus far!
This year @soft_centre is offering payment plans for those who want to access earlier release tickets but can't pay it all upfront.
We've worked closely with Humanitix to come up with a solution that can increase economic accessibility, but doesn't charge excessive payment plan fees. The solution is 4 payments over 8 weeks through ZIP. It doesn't cost you extra, and the booking fee profits still go to charity.
These payment plans will be on offer until the 24th of July. Just as a heads up, we can't get you a refund from ZIP if you don't complete all your instalments, so only use it if you intend to make all four payments.
Second release available here: https://bit.ly/2IO6Sek 📸: Jordan Munns; Artwork by @meaganstreader
Our winter meals are looking warm and vibrant thanks to the amazing seasonal fresh produce used by the talented chefs at @bellbirddining. Enjoy this delicious pea risotto with touches of parmesan cheese and topped with micro herbs from our kitchen garden. (This scrumptious, more-ish dish is just $15! Fine dining in one of the most unique venues in Western Sydney.) 📸: @caaralopez
#wowcasula2018 update: Thanks to our friends from @jpfsydney and @japanesefilmfest, @casulapowerhouse will be hosting a special anime marathon as part of the 2018 Way Out West (WOW) Festival on Saturday 21st of July. Admission is FREE! The films on show include: TOTORO, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time & Garden of Words.
Visit this link for more info: https://www.wayoutwestfestival.com.au/anime-marathon
We are ecstatic to celebrate Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture through two special NAIDOC WEEK events taking place next Tuesday, 10th of July. At 11am, you can enjoy a FREE performance of the inspirational Christine Anu. In the afternoon, we have a special FREE screening of the film, Gurrumul at 3pm. The film focuses on the life story of Yolngu man, Aria-award winning artist, Dr G Yunupingu. Visit our website for more information. @liverpoolcitycouncil
TWO AND A HALF WEEKS UNTIL WOW! The BIGGEST festival for young people, #wowcasula2018 is coming back to @casulapowerhouse from 18-21 July. @bellbirddining will be creating a special festival menu, so stay tuned! Get your festival schedule and book your tix here: https://mailchi.mp/5e4d0378d74f/the-wow-festival-is-now-live-18-21-july-76579
TWO AND A HALF WEEKS UNTIL WOW! The BIGGEST festival for young people, #wowcasula2018 is coming back to @casulapowerhouse from 18-21 July. Get your festival schedule and book your tix here: https://mailchi.mp/5e4d0378d74f/the-wow-festival-is-now-live-18-21-july-76579
We’re busy counting down the days until this year’s WOW Festival, but can’t help but imagine how amazing it will be to hear the young talents from @ssofellowship this August. Get $15 tickets (RRP $24) using offer code SSO15. Book here: http://bit.ly/CPACSSOSunday 📸: @ssofellowship
Volunteers needed! Love art, education, workshops and festivals? The largest arts based children's festival in Australia is coming up in July and we need YOUR help. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Way Out West Festival (WOW) for young people is a four day extravaganza of art, theatre, performance, food, workshops and more for 0-15 year olds in South West Sydney at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
Volunteers could be any age from high-school through to seniors that connect with our ideals of an inclusive and accessible festival for children and young people. We could use your help in a lot of ways, from assisting on stage shows, minding workshops, wrangling toddlers in the sandpits, helping with social media posts, documentation and far more. We will keep you busy and well fed! Working dates include days leading up to the festival in preparation for the workshops, and the four day festival itself.
Sounds interesting? Email firstname.lastname@example.org . 📷 Photo credit: @hamish.tame ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
WELCOME JULY at @casulapowerhouse. The WOW Festival will be going LIVE in less than 3 weeks! We want you to be part of our amazing WOW Team. For more information & to express your interest, visit: https://goo.gl/forms/cTwKmNxoyBu3Qh443. #wowcasula2018
Four years ago, I was asked to meet a girl at a coffee shop as a sort of peer interview for a job with my first design firm. Little did I know, sitting across from me that day would overtime become one of the most important people in my world.
Not everyone is lucky enough to enjoy or even like their coworkers. So I feel overly blessed that mine turned out to be one of my best friends.
You are the sprinkles to my frosting. I DONUT know what I would do without you!! .
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, @nikka_michelle 🎂 See you at work tomorrow!
Inspired by @withdogshetravels to talk about the reality of popular social media outdoor sites. Please scroll through the photo set. Social media often doesn’t depict how freaking crowded popular places are. You guys, we showed up and tour buses were dropping people off at the place pictured. The parking lot was very full (look at the lot in the far left - very full - the lot closest to the trail was for buses to drop people off and RVs). There was a line of people walking down to the lookout area and a line walking back up. You had to wait your turn to get near the edge. People were taking selfies and, my favorite, the *not staged but usually staged* “looking out into the distance” photos. (I have no problem with these, just classifying a type of photo - I have been asked to take photos of people looking out into the distance, so I know this is a thing). Anyway, it’s awesome that people are getting out. But ya know, part of being an #explorer#wanderer#adventurer or whatever hashtag of your liking means going to places everyone in the world doesn’t go to. The more people who visit a place, the more of an impact there will probably be on the environment there. Some people are disrespectful, throw trash on the ground, trample plants, disobey signage, and get too close to/feed the wildlife. #leavenotrace principles need to be taught and adhered to. *steps off soapbox* okay, now let’s go hiking and pick up some trash and recycle ✌️
#thegreatsouthwest#arizona#arizona_landscapes#thegreatoutdoors#earthpix#ourplanetdaily#berealonsocialmedia#letsbereal#nature#naturephotography#naturelovers#arizona 🌵 #arizonahiking#arizonahikingadventures#sheexplores#andshesdopetoo