The Kids’ Space at the Cygnet Toy Library next to the childcare centre, is a place for kids of all ages to chill out, be creative and be entertained. Come along and make something beautiful or participate in interactive activities designed for little ones. Under 5’s are free, so check the program in the middle of the booklet for performances especially for kids from our wonderful artists (children need to be accompanied by an adult).

The space will be supervised and programmed Saturday 13 January 10 AM – 6 PM and Sunday 14 January 10 AM – 4 PM

SATURDAY JANUARY 13TH

Build a song for Kids

Fred Smith

10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

We will collectively create a song in an hour. It’s fun. All ages welcome.

The Magical Bird

Miriam Lieberman Trio

Kids’ Space 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

One fateful afternoon in a tall apartment block, a child is entertaining himself with his favourite computer game, when suddenly the power cuts, leaving him bored. A mysterious and magical bird comes to his rescue. The bird takes him on an adventure that will change his perspective forever. Travelling from the high Himalayas, across the sea and to the plains of Africa, this is a story of discovery and connection.

Bush Gothic

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Bush Gothic may be the darlings of the international folk-arts scene but they still love to play and sing with the younger set. Stories and songs of bushrangers, the goldrush and naughty women, are woven into a concert of traditional Australian songs. There will be en-masse spoons

Mr Beep and Ellie

12:00 PM to 12:45 PM

Mr Beep and, with his partner Ellie, presents a fun-filled show of magic, ventriloquism, music and madness. Mr Beep and Ellie have previously been a hit with kids in Cygnet as well as Port Fairy and the National Folk Festival in Canberra. Ideal for children aged from four to 10.

Bella The Bookworm

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

With Bella, stories and story books come to life as she invites audiences to join her on a magical journey. Bella has shared her love of storytelling across Australia with adults and children alike. Join Bella on a journey of imagination on a magic carpet made of words.

Girl on the Hill

2:00 PM to 2:45 PM

Young singer-songwriter, Sadie and her brother Charlie perform unique indie-folk songs on guitars, ukes, drums and fiddle. The duo own the stage with their vibrancy and musicality.

offers children’s entertainment with intelligence, depth and fun.

Bella The Bookworm

2:00 PM to 2:45 PM

With Bella, stories and story books come to life as she invites audiences to join her on a magical journey of imagination on a magic carpet madeof words. Bella has shared her love of storytelling across Australia with adults and children alike.

KID’s FAREWELL

Philip Rush

3:00 PM to 3:45 PM

Phillip Rush has been telling stories and performing poetry for nigh on fifty years and

has been at every Cygnet Festival since the 80s. His work is both humorous and serious in equal measure. He illustrates stories for children with coloured chalks in an easy inclusive performance.

Mr Beep and Ellie

4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Mr Beep and, with his partner Ellie, presents a fun-filled show of magic, ventriloquism, music and madness. Mr Beep and Ellie have previously been a hit with kids in Cygnet as well as Port Fairy and the National Folk Festival in Canberra. Ideal for children aged from four to 10.

Sands Family Circus

5:00 PM to 5:45 PM

The Sands Family Circus perform and teach a wide range of circus skills to any age group and any ability. All seven of their children are usually involved in performances, creating shows with a great atmosphere of fun, impromptu moments and inspiration.

SUNDAY JANUARY 14TH

Funny Rhythms and Instruments

Chaika

10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

Take your children on a tour of Chaika’s eclectic instruments including the big violin and the

giant Taiko drum; learn to sing, dance and play in funny time signatures from the Balkans.

KIDS’ FAREWELL

Mr Beep and Ellie

12:00 PM to 12:45 PM

Mr Beep and, with his partner Ellie, presents a fun-filled show of magic, ventriloquism, music and madness. Mr Beep and Ellie have previously been a hit with kids in Cygnet as well as Port Fairy and the National Folk Festival in Canberra. Ideal for children aged from four to 10.

Bella The Bookworm

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

With Bella, stories and story books come to life as she invites audiences to join her on a magical journey. Bella has shared her love of storytelling across Australia with adults and children alike. Join Bella on a journey of imagination on a magic carpet made of words.

Girl on the Hill

2:00 PM to 2:45 PM

Young singer-songwriter, Sadie and her brother Charlie perform unique indie-folk songs on guitars, ukes, drums and fiddle. The duo own the stage with their vibrancy and musicality.

Download the printed Program for the 2018 Cygnet Folk Festival

The Program includes the full schedule of events in an easy printable grid.

The Program is also available through regular outlets around Hobart and the Huon Valley from mid December.

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After you have selected your ticket, you may also purchase one or more gift certificates for friends or loved ones, they make a great christmas gift for any music or festival lover. 
You can buy your gift certificates directly using this link: Purchase Gift Certificate.

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