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20th Shepparton Festival

David Lee February 25, 2016
ART FESTIVAL APPROACHES… From left, Madelyn, 2, Mackenzie, 2, Lottie, 2, Chloe, 4, Jersey, 2 and Shepparton Festival chair, Mike Molloy practising for the Shepparton Festival Mass Art Class event where this year it is hoped a world record will be broken. Photo: Emma Hillier.

ART FESTIVAL APPROACHES… From left, Madelyn, 2, Mackenzie, 2, Lottie, 2, Chloe, 4, Jersey, 2 and Shepparton Festival chair, Mike Molloy practising for the Shepparton Festival Mass Art Class event where this year it is hoped a world record will be broken. Photo: Emma Hillier.

An event the whole family will be consumed by

THE 20th Shepparton Festival – Be Consumed begins on Friday, March 4 and features 49 unique events in unusual places.
Festival chair, Mike Molloy says this year the Shepparton Festival features a range of great, free events suitable for the whole family.
“The Mass Art Class and Future Postal Service are two fun, free events happening during the festival, that children of all ages can participate in.
“The Mass Art Class on Sunday, March 13 is an Australian Book of Records attempt to have the largest art class, hosted by prominent Tasmanian artist Roz Wren, right here in Shepparton.
“We fell 50 registered participants shy of the record last year, and this year we want to ensure we beat Brisbane’s record of 488 this year to coincide with our 20 year celebrations.
“You don’t need to be an artist to participate, all experience and skill levels are welcome and all materials will be provided including paints and canvases.”
Another free event for young families is the Future Postal Service in the Maude Street Mall on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19.
Future Postal Service places children in control, transforming an adult dominated space into their playground, as they rotate through a series of stations involving big thinking, writing, drawing and delivery training.
Future Postal Service is best suited for children aged 5 and above and will be held in the Maude Street Mall on Friday, March 18 from 4pm to 6pm and Saturday, March 19 from 10am to 2pm.
Andy Rigby’s Marimba workshop, on Saturday, March 5 from 10:30am will take children of all ages through the process of assembling and playing the African instrument.
This fun and light-hearted music session, at La Trobe University, will encourage everyone to work together to make a great ensemble sound.
To register your place at the Mass Art Class, visit www.massartclass.eventbrite.com.au
To register for the Marimba workshop event, visit www.andyrigbymarimba.eventbrite.com.au
For more information on the Mass Art Class, Future Postal Service and Marimba workshop, visit www.sheppartonfestival.org.au