Around here - Out of the Box Festival
The boys are finally on school holidays! Over the weekend we went to the Out of the Box Festival, which is a huge arts festival in Brisbane for children 8 years and under. There are very few art festivals specifically for children this young.
I love these words from the Festival Director Brett Howe: "This is a festival of little experts and big communities, of bold productions and intimate encounters and of electrifying moments and contemplative experiences."
First we went to the Holi Throw. Above Caspar and Otis are suited up ready to go in.
This was so much fun and out of the ordinary. They had these pipes you could pump to get the colour to come out.
The children were invited to dance like their colour, how does blue dance, how does yellow dance? There is music playing in the background.
Otis needed time out, it was a little overwhelming.
Covered in colour at the end! I love that the boys could do this together.
So many activities at this festival.
We also visited the Gong Garden. Caspar loved it so much, here he is getting a lesson on how to use a Gong.
With this large Gong you sit in front of it while someone else plays it, you can feel it's vibrations. It's why Caspar is looking a little introspective.
And some Nepalese bells. So lovely. I hope wherever you are, you are enjoying the school holidays!