WOW at home: Festival goes digital

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) Director Craig Donarski said despite the COVID-19 lockdown, they have "continued to connect" with their audience through a packed online program for the whole family.

This will continue with the WOW Festival. The venue is inviting creative youngsters to join them in the digital realm for the WOW Festival At Home from Wednesday, July 15. Online activities will cover theatre, art, storytime sessions and dance.

"Our WOW Festival At Home dials up those digital delights to a new level - and the best bit is, you can join in from anywhere," Mr Donarski said.

"Keep an eye out and you'll even catch me in a storytime cameo sharing one of my favourite books."

CPAC's online video content will be complemented by a comprehensive Creative Pack (for ages up to 12), which will be available for download or in print form by request at the venue.

WOW Festival creative producer Claudia Chidiacsaid putting the festival online would help children navigate the change unfolding around them.

"We believe in the power of art and expression - these aren't just activities, but a chance for children to really lead the way during what are very turbulent times," she said.

"Grown-ups need not worry either, there's plenty of stuff for them to enjoy as well.

"Hopefully we can see you all again, in person, this time next year."

Ms Chidiac said visitors were also welcome to come into CPAC and use the Creative Pack.

"Why not get of the house and come over to our place? Get away from the screen, grab your pencil case, drop on by and check out our exhibitions, magnificent outdoor murals and beautiful Sculpture Park - just be sure to observe social distancing and hygiene requirements," she said.

"And if there's any energy left to burn, there's Casula Parklands adventure playground to explore, with a toddler playground for youngsters, and a skywalk, flying foxes and ninja training circuit for older kids."