Since Carclew opened its doors to youth arts in 1972, our organisation has touched the lives of tens-of-thousands of people: children and young people participating in workshops, events, arts projects, funding and awards programs and skills development programs as well as the artists, teachers, administrators, mentors and parents who have helped make an incredible range of arts experiences possible.
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On Saturday 21 April, we hosted a 40th Birthday House Party to celebrate youth arts in South Australia. We acknowledged past achievements as we look forward to the future!
The unfortunate wet weather didn't keep too many people away - dancing in the rain to the likes of 'When the saints go marching in' was just one of the many highlights! There was live music from the Atlantic Street Band, Max Savage and the False Idols and the Germein Sisters, performances from Cirkidz and Kurruru Youth Performing Arts, art and craft workshops, story-telling, arts markets, a huge range of delicious food and sweet treats and so much more! Our MC Sam McMahon kept the crowds informed and entertained while our wonderful Patron and founder Marjorie Fitz-Gerald spoke about the carnival she held 40 years ago which helped start our great organisation. And who could forget the giant ballerinas and the bouncers?!
A big thank you to every one who came along and celebrated with us, the artists, performers and food vendors, and for all the lovely words and birthday wishes from those who couldn't join us on the day.