image: Joshua Morris
Ok - we have been busy so this is my first chance to go through the Sydney Festival 2014 program in detail. The festival starts this week and is a great way to fill in the last few weeks of the school holidays.
There is a lot to choose from this year - a wonderful selection of performances and activities for families - and if you still want more, it is also fun to beyond the family strand (especially if you have older children) to discover some interesting finds.
If you are a family of four - the festival also has family packages for some performances. For families on a budget these holidays but still want their children to be involved in the festival - check out the free performances and activities on offer.
We love everything in the program but we are looking into these performances:
Othello - The remix: My eldest son (15) would love it if this is how Shakespeare is taught in school.
Band of Magicians: Magic is extremely popular in our house at the moment with my youngest son (9) and this performance is number one on his list!
Ockham's Razor: Looks absolutely amazing - Circus meets storytelling.
The Piper: Limited tickets to be involved and on stage of this intriguing retelling of The Pied Piper of Hamelin. The Piper incorporates multimedia, puppetry and stagecraft.
Tom Thum: Beating the Habit: I caught Tom at Tedx Sydney in 2013. Kids of all ages will love Tom Thum.
Jazzamatazz!: Cabaret singer Ali McGregor does jazzy beats for kids.
Lao Qiang: Expand the music your children are listening to with ancient Rock'n'Roll from the East.
To browse the full family program visit: http://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2014/Family/