Festival boasts range of new activities
NOT only is it a new financial year, but the 2014 Childers Festival has a suite of exciting new activities lined up, including hands-on Aboriginal workshops, opera performances with local schoolchildren and the grand opening of the heritage Paragon Theatre.
The Paragon Theatre, originally built in 1927 on the main street of Childers, has been brought back to life and will reopen just in time for this year’s festival.
The historic theatre will play host to live music and an international film festival as part of its grand re-opening party on Friday, July 25 – the eve of the Childers Festival.
On the Saturday there will be a family film session in the morning and comedy film session in the afternoon.
The Paragon will host retro markets and live entertainment throughout the weekend event.
Vintner’s Winery will have Aboriginal arts workshops including 3D painting techniques.
Alongside the hundreds of market and food stalls, there will be free art workshops, the RSPCA Mobile Education Unit and live Zumba classes.
BEHIND THE SCENES: Merissa Craft is looking forward to the grand opening of the Paragon Theatre.