The Technology show is a show of skits,
that describes the awesomeness and
downsides of social media
and all technology of the 21st Century!!
Funny skits are what made the show interesting, as well as
a small discussion thingy at the end.
The show was as informative as it was entertaining.
There was a cool song at the end about not letting technology rule you, you rule it!
Mum said she liked the educational message about not letting technology control you.
My brother also thought it was a cool show.
This was on at the La Mama Courthouse in Carlton during the school holidays.
Here are some pics:
Here I am with the performers.
From the photo you can see it was a display of books and suitcases.
It is a collaboration between travelling writers from India and Australia where many books have been donated from Australia to India via a travelling library exhibition. Authors could have charged money for all the books, but they donated them to India for free!
It is a great concept as people in India can then access these Australian books – some about Australia – which are hard to get in India. At the exhibition there were also books from India. This helps in understanding different cultures.
You can find more information at http://www.thebookwallah.com/
Went to this at the State Library VIC on 24th August 2013.
Tavi Gevinson is an American fashion blogger who started blogging at the age of eleven. She got discovered by The New York Times (that’s, like, the biggest news paper EVER!!)
So, Tavi came to the State Library of Victoria. There were five girls there who spoke about their motivation to become or do what they want to do. Some of them were told by lots of people (even their own PARENTS) that their ambition won’t make them any money or get them very far in life.
But they persisted and they ended up succeeding!
They and Tavi were all so inspiring!
After the girls talked, we went on and did some mind maps collages. We just took bits and pieces from lots of different magazines. Some people were lucky enough to find a Women’s Weekly from the 50’s! (I, however, was NOT one of those peopleboo – hoo!) I grabbed some random but awesome stuff, because it pretty much describes, well, me! Random but Awesome!
I got her signature somewhere on my notebook ()with the “special Pen” (Tayger’sgold pen that is called that because an internationally famous fashion blogger used it) but then it didn’t show up so we just used a blue pen.
The talk was more directed at teenagers, but it was appealing to the “tweens age 10-12”age category too.
This was attended on Saturday 24th August.
There are articles about Tavi online too – search via Google.
Her online site for teens –Rookie Magazine is at http://rookiemag.com
Here we are ArtPlay EArters with Tavi!
(Thanks to Tayger and her mum for group photo)
Here are some more links passed on from other E-Arters:
It was an Exhibition on 2nd October 2012
Run by lead artist Erica Rasmussen at ArtPlay.
There was also a band performance.
IT was a simple yet fun exhibition. All we had to do, is paint along to the music.
Say, if it was sweet, smooth classical music, you paint a stroke something like this:
Or if it was crazy, full-on heavy metal, you would paint this:
or if it was something in-between, you would paint a brush stroke like so:
Here are a few pictures from the paint what you hear exhibition:
A painting from the “Paint What You Hear” Exhibition
Making our own paintings via ‘’hearing what we paint’’.
Mum and Joshua’s Painting
Hannah’s “Paint What You Hear” Painting
Here I am, Hannah at Work
Hannah’s finished work “Blobs”.
We (the other 9-12 YO kids and I at the Argy Barge workshop at the Roola Boola festival) started off with a fresh canvas! No – one had pre – planned our storyline. We got to make it up ourselves.
We started off by playing some fun acting games to help us get used to what we would be doing over the next 4 hours.
After we had finished up with the games (and when I had finished failing miserably), we started pouring out our ideas up onto the white board. We came up with many random, crazy, impossible – in – real – life ideas. We made sure that our story was weird, funny, wacky, impossible – in – real – life and most off all … RANDOM! We had meerkats, an assassin that killed people with a blunt pencil, lactose – intolerance free cheesecake, Fartenstein ( yes, I spelt that right!!! ) and a twist … sort – of.
We used all kinds of acting! We used puppets, ourselves as the actors, shadow puppetry and lighting effects!
We put on the performance for our families afterwards and you can see a sample of the enthusiastic response in the video below. My mum and brother enjoyed the show.
Hannah with theatre director of Argy Barge – Anthony Crowley
Also here is a sample of a production from the workshop.
ALL HAIL THE QUEEN!
ALL HAIL THE QUEEN!
The Curious Game – Queen and Knight
The Curious Game – Pawn
The Curious Game Trio
At the Royal Court, is a Mega – sized ( not cereal – box sized ) chessboard, with us Royal Subjects as the pieces. But, this not a game of moving, taking, and capturing pieces – this is a game of imagination, and copycattering!! There are hardly any rules, except for one: NO YAWNING ALLOWED!
You must not displease the Queen, or else, her “club” will come in search of your behind! You must be willing to take part! The Queen said, and I quote, “… I want FULL PARTICIPATION!” If you win the “curious game”, you will be crowned king/queen over all of … “BigNosePeople Land!” ( or at least, I think that’s what they are called….. )
The Curious Game Trio
My brother thought it was brilliant!! And mum thought the costumes were also fabulous!!
The Curious Game – the Queen and I
I went to this on 2nd July 2013 at the Roola Boola Festival run by City of Stonnington, Melbourne. There are more great performances and kids workshops running through to this Friday 5th July see www.roolaboola.com to book.
I am also attending the Argy Barge Puppetry workshop at the Festival this Friday – looking forward to it! Perhaps will see you there!
Also here’s a sample of a performance of The Curious Game from another show:
These are the films I saw with my family at the “Best of the Fest” film package (June 2013):
Tale of a Refugee
OMG! It’s A Western Standoff!
Yala To the Moon
The Last Summer
I and M News
Kali the Little Vampire
Some of these are award winning films and some (Julian, Tale of a Refugee, OMG! It’s A Western Standoff!, Wepo) – are reviewed in my previous post re the Festival Launch.
Many of these were Australian made films.
See the following links for my interview reviews of all of these films:
LBS 2013 Best of the Fest – Interview with Dad
LBS 2013 Best of the Fest – Interview with my brother
LBS 2013 Best of the Fest – Interview with my Mum
LBS 2013 Best of the Fest – Interview with me – Hannah
Pictures from The Little Big Shots Website
I also went to the Next You Tube Sensation Workshop after seeing the films. I watched some kids performing creative roles and here is a sample of their performance:
Little Big Shots 2013 is running at different venues, check website Little Big Shots for other locations.
Note: Little Big Shots, which is all about helping make great films for kids and by kids relies largely on donations – if you can help please visit the site http://www.littlebigshots.com.au and also see this creative video featuring Festival Director – Ben Laden
Ben Laden Promo for Little Big Shots Kids Film Festival
Also you can sign up for their newsletter to be informed of future film festivals and even enter your own film next time.