COME OUT Festival Launches Schools’ Program for 2011

COME OUT Festival 2011 presents a schools’ program packed full of every genre. From theatre to visual arts, literature to dance, the Festival will present over 130 performances, workshops, events, public art and visual arts exhibitions in over 35 venues across Adelaide and regional South Australia.

Creative Director, Andy Packer said “I am thrilled with the Schools’ Program of events we have confirmed for COME OUT Festival 2011. Growing up in Adelaide, I was first involved in a COME OUT Opening Parade in 1977 and as Creative Director, I am particularly delighted to see this much-loved event return.”

Mr Packer explained, “In 2011, we’re encouraging children and young people to have a doing, viewing and thinking experience at the COME OUT Festival. This might involve seeing an international performance, participating in a workshop and reflecting on what they’ve seen during the Festival, back in the classroom.”

The Festival will run 25 March to 1 April, capturing imaginations everywhere and enabling participation from across the state. The theme for the Festival in 2011 is ‘Belonging – investigating and celebrating the people, places, and rituals that give us a sense of belonging’.

Families and the general public will also have access to the wide variety of events during the COME OUT Festival through Big Family Outing – a ticketed and free event from 26-27 March. The program for the general public will be available in January 2011.

COME OUT Festival will be held from 25 March – 1 April 2011. For further information, visit the COME OUT Festival website at

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