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The ultimate kids’ event comes to the new Adelaide Festival Centre this weekend

A family fun weekend is coming to the new Adelaide Festival Centre’s Children’s Artspace with celebrations kicking off on Saturday.

Adelaide Festival Centre’s Children’s Artspace gallery is set to open this Saturday to the public bringing you Play In The Plaza – a weekend of live music, roving performers, workshops, exhibitions, markets and more!

Get ready for a family fun day around the newest riverside attraction – Children’s Artspace – a space created for kids of all ages to collaborate and experiment with art created by South Australian children.

Play In the Plaza will kick off the festivities with free events curated by Families at Adelaide Festival Centre, this long weekend from Saturday, March 12 until Monday, March 14.

Think live entertainment, markets and food trucks running each day all the way through until 6 pm.

Alice Dilger, The Head Curator at Children’s Artspace says she’s “thrilled that Children’s Artspace will provide a hub of children’s artistic creativity in Adelaide’s city centre.”

Free events and highlights for this weekend include:

  • Kidtrepreneur Markets – the inaugural Adelaide Festival Centre markets will feature young movers and shakers creating and selling their wares at Space Theatre on Sunday, March 13 from 10am.
  • Cardboard Cubby Town – Presented by craft enthusiasts Mini Mad Things, participants can make and decorate their own cardboard houses to create a town that will take over Dunstan Playhouse foyer.
  • Kaleidoscope Workshops – An interactive workshop encouraging everyone to see the world in new, abstract and bright ways just like when you look into a kaleidoscope.
  • Roving Entertainment – Entertainment by roving performers and community groups including Free Agents Youth Theatre, Bamboozled, Swing That Thing Adelaide, Kalalaya School of Indian Performing Arts and Studio Flamenco plus more!
  • Bowerbird – Adelaide’s leading design event will showcase Australian designers and makers in Festival Theatre Dress Circle foyer from March 12-14 from 12pm – 6pm.
  • Eastern Plaza stage and bar – support local musicians, DJ’s and live performances outside Festival Theatre’s new Plaza Entrance, including guitarist Armin Gunay, songwriter and storyteller Jimmybay and folk / country singer Aaron Thomas March 12-14 from 12pm – 6pm.

Hosting a new exhibition each school term, the gallery will present interactive workshops, performances and offer creative experiences to inspire children.

It is collaborating with an international network of similar institutions including the Hamada Children’s Museum in Japan, the Children’s Museum of Art in New York, the International Museum of Children’s Art in Oslo, Norway and the National Gallery Singapore.

For more information on the Children’s Art Space and this weekend’s Play in the Plaza click here.

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