February 28 - March 2, 2013
The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Bleach* present
The Surfer and the Mermaid
Following the success of its sell out premiere at the Bleach Festival in 2012 and its critically acclaimed 26 performance season at the Bondi Pavilion in Sydney. The Arts Centre Gold Coast in partnership with Connecting Southern Gold Coast and the Bleach Festival in 2013 will present the return season of The Surfer and the Mermaid.
Directed by Melinda Collie Holmes and starring Luke Townson as the Surfer, written and adapted for the stage by surf writer Tim Baker with images by surf photographer Ted Grambeau this is an extraordinary children’s piece with a powerful environmental message that will delight and inspire children and their parents.
Original production made possible through Regional Stages Funding.
Thursday 28 February 10:00am
Friday 1 March 12:30pm and 6:00pm
Saturday 2 March 10:00am (Sold Out), 12:30pm and 2.00pm
Duration 30 minutes (no interval)
Family of four $48.00
Group (6+) $10.00
Click here for the Group Booking Form
Themes Fantasy, storytelling, environment, ecosystems, photography, imagination
Curriculum Areas Drama, Media Arts, Visual Art, Science, English
General Capabilities Ethical Behaviour, Literacy, Creative and Critical Thinking
Cross Curriculum Priorities Sustainability
Art Form Theatre
Year Level Suitability Years 3-6
The ecology of sandy shores
These fun and hands-on workshops encourage kids to explore sandy shores through scientific activities, creating a passion for the coastal environment.
- Discover the plants & animals that live in soft shores and their important roles in the coastal ecology
- Learn the geological & tidal processes that create & shape our beaches & estuaries
- Create deeper understandings of sandy shore processes and complex ecological interactions from the dunes to the waves
- Learn scientific techniques such as specimen collection, sorting & handling, core sampling and microscope techniques
You never know what you might find!
All participants receive a Beachology Certificate and all groups receive a Beachology information booklet on our coastal environment.
Curriculum links: Sustainability, life cycles of organisms, ecosystems, data collection, processes of inquiry, care for the environment
Beachology workshops are available FREE to schools that make a group booking for The Surfer and the Mermaid.
Session One: Thurs 28 Feb @ 10.45am
Session Two: Friday 1 March @ 1.15pm
Session Three: Saturday 2 March @ 10.45am
Session Four: Saturday 2 March @ 1.15pm
Session Five: Saturday 2 March @ 2.45pm
Maximum of 50 students per workshop. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The 2013 Children’s Series is proudly sponsored by McDonald’s Gold Coast. With McDonald’s support The Arts Centre is able to build on its previous success and increase the number of performance and deliver a program that is enriching, educational and above all entertaining!