Fes­ti­val on cue

Canning Times - - FRONT PAGE - Ben Smith

Prepa­ra­tions for the City of Can­ning’s STEAM Fes­ti­val are speed­ing up as the event nears its Aus­tralian de­but.

PREPA­RA­TIONS for an Aus­tralian-first tech­nol­ogy car­ni­val are gain­ing mo­men­tum, as the fes­ti­val’s crown jew­els re­cently ar­rived in Perth.

The car­ni­val’s 10 gi­ant tech-games are be­ing as­sem­bled ahead of the De­cem­ber 8 event in Can­ning.

Boast­ing lasers, fire, ro­bots, sci­ence, en­gi­neer­ing, art and all things tech­nol­ogy, the Steam (Sci­ence Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing, Arts and Maths) Car­ni­val will be run in con­junc­tion with LA-based Two Bit Cir­cus Foun­da­tion.

Foun­da­tion host Justin Fin­u­liar said they were count­ing the days un­til they opened the car­ni­val for the first time in Oz.

“Two Bit Cir­cus is a band of mad sci­en­tists, roboti­cists, vis­ual artists and sto­ry­tellers,” he said.

“We en­gi­neer en­ter­tain­ment that is imag­i­na­tive and in­ter­ac­tive, blur­ring the line be­tween phys­i­cal and dig­i­tal play­grounds to cre­ate a new world of so­cial amuse­ment.”

The car­ni­val will be held at the Can­ning Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre and Show­grounds.

Tick­ets are $10 per per­son or $25 for a fam­ily pass (two adults and two chil­dren or one adult and three chil­dren).

To find out more about the car­ni­val’s at­tractions, visit the web­site link at can­ning.wa.gov.au/steam.

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