Fes­ti­val boasts range of new ac­tiv­i­ties

Isis Town and Country - - NEWS -

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.

Visit www.childer­s­fes­ti­val.com.au.

PHOTO: MAX FLEET BUN300514PAR2

BE­HIND THE SCENES: Merissa Craft is look­ing for­ward to the grand open­ing of the Paragon Theatre.

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