This week has seen quite a bit of performance happening.
Thursday last week, Irving and I were out in the city, when we were the lucky recipients of some tickets to see "William the Great" at Fringeworld. So four of us headed out to their evening show, and it was fabulous! There was a good variety of circus, and an amusing storyline that flowed well throughout the show. Willow was pleasantly surprised to discover that Felix Pouliot, who taught her some chinese pole last year was in it.
Over the weekend Arden was invited to be a paperboy and busk harmonica in the Streetside festival in Northbridge. From about 12noon til 5pm Arden walked up and down William st waving papers (from 1924!) yelling "paper!paper!" and various other headlines from the 1924 news. Such as "Horse bolts down James St! Lands in Lorry!" We did a little bit of research to help him out,which involved watching some old footage of paper boys, and then he got dressed up for the day. He absolutely loved it and is apparently sorry that it's not possible to actually be a paper boy in this era.
Damien and Willow both auditioned for Gilbert and Sullivan's production of "Iolanthe" for this year, over the weekend. Whilst they were out doing that Irving and I went for a walk around Elizabeth Quay, which wasn't overly pleasant, as there is *very* little shade there, the water playground wasn't working and it was an extremely hot day (42C), so I think in future we'll avoid visiting there in the heat.
This week we've been getting our lanterns ready for PIAF festival, with the rehearsal happening tonight for tomorrow's opening. Arden isn't old enough to be in the official procession, but Willow and Gabriel will be in it, and all our lanterns will be hung up. (Irving made one too with my help.)
Our lanterns looking ready. (They are coloured on the inside, so that they were glow beautifully!)
Irving working on his oil pastels, on a spare lantern.
This is the promo for the opening tomorrow night.