June 29 - July 01 2022

Feast at Family Fiesta

Polyglot fills The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts foyer with FEAST at this year’s Family Fiesta!

A Feast production photo. An adult and child hold up a 'burger' made from paper and cellophane between them, pretending to take enormous bits. A cardboard sign saying 'kitchen' is partially visible behind them.

A long table is set with a white cloth, paper plates, and a centre piece of paper flowers. The ingredients are all in place. Children are invited to fill their imaginations on creating the dishes of their dreams – food fit for a top restaurant, or a very hungry punter. Gradually the table starts to fill – stringy string pasta, tomato cellophane sauce with a spray of green fabric basil, paper pizza, tissue sushi. Waiters impeccably dressed in black and white hover to encourage and assist, writing up the mouth-watering menu.

FEAST is free, and families can drop in at any time during the sessions – no bookings are required.

This installation lets children play with materials other than food to make truly delicious, and sometimes really horrible, culinary creations.

The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts (foyer)
48 Exhibition Walk
Clayton, VIC 3168

Google Maps link: goo.gl/maps/PCvDSyceka9MYJYdA

Sessions

Wednesday 29 June
Thursday 30 June
Friday 1 July

10.00am-12.00pm and 1.00pm-3.00pm each day

FREE. No bookings required. 

Monash University Performing Arts Centres’ Staff are here to help you make the most of your experience at any of our venues. For more information or specific enquiries you can contact our Box Office on 03 9905 1111 or boxoffice@monash.edu

  • The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts foyer is accessible from the main ground level entrances on both sides of the building.
  • The Box Office and Bar are located in the ground floor of the foyer.
  • Accessible toilets are located in the ground floor foyer.
  • Monash University Performing Arts Centres is pleased to accept the Companion Card for all visitors with a disability, who require a companion at all events, upon presentation of a valid companion card at the time of booking.
  • We welcome all visitors with assistance animals (such as guide dogs) certified by a registered authority. Please inform our ticketing service team in advance of your visit to the theatre. They can be contacted on 03 9905 1111 or boxoffice@monash.edu

monash.edu/performing-arts-centres/accessibility

FEAST

  • Children and families choose how they interact with the performers, the workshop space, and the materials.
  • You can come and go from FEAST at any time during the sessions. Some families might like to stay for 10 mins, others an hour.
  • FEAST will take place indoors, in a foyer. There will be activity around the workshop space, including movement and noise.
  • FEAST does not use bright or flashing lights or amplified sound.

How to prepare

  • When you come to a Polyglot workshop, we recommend you wear comfortable clothing that allows you to enjoy moving. Remember that you have come for an adventure and there are many ways to begin finding your play. You are curious and this space is yours. Just as you might at the beach, do you take your time and dip your toe in to warm up, or do you run and jump right in? The worlds we set up welcome you to take your time and find your own way to your imaginative play; and our performers are there to join you, or play alongside you, and look after these worlds and their inhabitants. See you soon!
  • Baby change facilities are available, and these are wheelchair accessible.
  • There will be designated pram parking in a covered area near the foyer entry.
  • Water, infants’ bottles and breastfeeding/chestfeeding are welcome, but we do ask that there is no eating in the FEAST workshop space where possible.
  • Fiesta Mini Café in The Count’s will have kid-popular food available, along with live music at lunchtimes with mini seating set-up, colouring activities and free babyccinos. There are lots of other options available on campus too: monash.edu/food-and-retail/vendors
  • You are also welcome to BYO food and drinks for picnicking before or after FEAST. The campus features numerous open green spaces.

Parking

  • Located in front of The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts is the Monash University S2 underground car park. This has parking for over 800 cars and includes 8 accessible parking spaces adjacent to the lift on the upper section of level 1. The lifts exit the car park approximately 250m from the entrance to the theatre.
  • The campus also has metered parking areas for visitors. This costs $4.13 per hour, or $20.65 for all-day parking. For detailed info, please visit monash.edu/about/our-locations/transport-parking/parking/visitors

Public Transport

  • Catch the Cranbourne or Pakenham train line to Huntingdale Railway Station in Oakleigh.
  • Catch the 601 bus to Monash University (Clayton) from the Huntingdale Station/Haughton Rd bus interchange (bay B).
  • Alight at Monash University (bay C).
  • This stop is approximately 300m from The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts.

Monash University Performing Arts Centres

A jam-packed four-day celebration of Australian children’s literature, theatre, art and music – with Peter Helliar, Cal Wilson, Australian Children’s Laureate Gabrielle Wang, Polyglot, Grug and the Rainbow, Sensory Concerts and more.

Events are individually ticketed. Free live music and activities daily. Join us for one or all!

29 June – 2 July 2022
For kids 0-12 years old and their families

monash.edu/performing-arts-centres/whats-on

Contact

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Acknowledgment of country

Polyglot acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and create, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. For more than 65,000 years, children and families have created and played here, and we are grateful to make our art on this country too.