It’s part Hooray The Mind-Numbing Election Campaign Is Finally Over Party, part art happening - with plenty of fun distractions for kids.
Politicians can act like big kids, so we’re celebrating their immaturity and the start of Children’s Book Week with illustrators creating pictures before your very eyes and live on the big screen in The Atrium. Artists include author and illustrator Roland Harvey (R.Har) and celebrated illustrator and co-creator of Books Illustrated, Ann James.
Any people too young to vote are invited to enter the Thirty Second Soapbox segment, where kids have half a minute to tell us what they would do if they were Prime Minister. There will be selected poems about the election from The Australian Poetry Centre.
Our ace feature spot is a massive set of nectar-sweet singing from Eliza Hull and super smooth grooves from keyboardist Jonathan Steer. Plus a Shakespearean soliloquy on Julia Gillard by E Bix Esq and music for the kids from the all new singing and dancing children’s entertainment duo, Pumpernickel Pop - apparently the best thing since sliced bread.
In the last two years Ezra has won regional heats and the Victorian state final of the Australian Poetry Slam and has come third and second in the national final at the Sydney Opera House.