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A man in tights and wearing an emu puppet stands on a circular stage surrounded by a cardboard bush set and various props How the arts equip children for life
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How the arts equip children for life

7 September 2021

Why do children need the arts? AWESOME Festival director Jenny Simpson says the arts are fundamental to the development of children, help teenagers stay sane and keep on giving for adults too.

Reading time • 9 minutesMulti-arts
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Awesome insights

3 September 2020

Jenny Simpson has launched the 2020 Awesome Festival during COVID-19 and it feels a bit like jumping out of an aeroplane. In this podcast Rosalind Appleby talks with the festival’s CEO and artistic director about the challenges and delights of planning the program.

Reading time • 2 minutesMulti-arts
A boy leapfrogs over a girl, they are dressed in gumnut caps and baggy knicker-bocker shorts Awesome news for festival
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Awesome news for festival

2 September 2020

WA’s first major festival since COVID-19 kicks off this month, and it’s all about the kids. Rosalind Appleby talks to Awesome Festival’s Jenny Simpson.

Reading time • 6 minutesMulti-arts
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