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2015 WeeFestival Family Day Fundraiser!

Join us for a special event supporting Theatre Direct’s WeeFestival of Theatre and Culture for Early Years.
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Education Coordinator, Naz Afsahi at the 2014 WeeFestival Family Day!

The count down to the 2016 edition of the WeeFestival of Theatre and Culture for Early Years has begun, and we’re excited to announce a special event for children and families!Join us for a special morning filled with dance, storytelling, music, crafts, brunchy nibbles and a sneak peek at the WeeFestival 2016 edition… There’s something for everyone!

Holiday Monday, May 18, 2015
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Artscape Wychwood Barns

9:30 AM – The morning begins with a joyful family dance party led by African dance artist Lua Shayenne.10:15 AM – Join the WeeHouse Band fronted by the incomparable Sophia Perlman with special guests Philip Miles, Nick Teehan, and Terra Hazelton for a lively concert inside the Wychwood Theatre as well as a sneak peek of the line-up for WeeFestival 2016.

11:15 AM – Buffet Brunch

11:45 AM – Centres Open

Join Ingrid Hansen and Andrew Young for some excitement and play in the puppetry corner, or stop by Ms. Mieke’s Garden Club to plant some wildflower seedlings, or craft tissue paper butterflies with Andy Miller.

The Little Paper will also be bringing back their Fishing Pond, or you can cozy up in The Firefly Reading Garden to hear guest author Jane Mullis, author of Paul the Pigeon … and stay tuned for even more authors and guest readers to be announced!

Children and their grownups can stay and play until it’s time to go home and nap!

1:00 PM – End of Day.

WeeFamily Day 2014. Author Cybele Young in the Book Garden.

Admission is $10 per person (babies 0-12 months free).
Count me in for a tax-deductible donation to the festival of:
$25     |     $50    |    $75     |     $100
Purchase Tickets and Donate here!

This is a fundraising event, families are invited to donate on top of their $10 admission when they reserve their tickets online. Donation levels begin at $25 and increase to $100. Families choosing to donate at $100 or above join the WeeFestival Family Circle and receive advance booking privileges for WeeFestival 2016.

About the WeeFestival of Theatre and Culture for Early Years

The festival aims to promote and celebrate the importance of arts and culture in early childhood through a program of performances and activities researched and created by leading international companies especially dedicated to very young audiences. The first festival in 2014 welcomed productions from Europe, Quebec, and Ontario in 4 different venues.

In addition to the featured performances, the festival hosted an academic symposium, a professional conference, workshops for artists, teachers, and parents, and an exhibition of artwork celebrating the Charter of Children’s Rights to Arts and Culture.