A community event to showcase local talent, celebrate our recovery journeys and resilience and raise funds for a community project – a new play space at the Parndana Community Children’s Centre.
Sunday FUNday started with the screening of 7 short films brought over by the Fleurieu Film Festival. We appreciate them supporting our event and showcasing some of SA’s greatest film talent.
Author and KI local Becky Westbrook gave us an intimate book reading of her children’s book ‘Evie and the Bushfire’ about hope after a natural disaster.
Six more short films from the Fleurieu Film Festival were enjoyed. All films were themed ‘wild’ and had been part of the 2021 festival happening in February each year on the mainland.
Local and multi-talent Alice Teasdale was introduced by Margi Prideaux and gave us a very special first glimpse into her new illustrated children’s book ‘Letting go of Summer’ coming out in 2022, published by Stormbird Press.
The arts and crafts corner in the hall was busy all morning with mask making, creating beautiful feature masks, hands full of glue, stickers and paint and faces with big smiles. Thanks to KI local and art therapist Catherine Murray for giving this opportunity to our children.
KI born and bred Jessica Rowe is a 20-year-old filmmaking student currently living in Adelaide who presented her short film ‘Girt by Sea’ about three teenagers living on the island, followed by one of her newer films ‘Mum friends’ created on the mainland.
Young and upcoming local film maker Isaac Doman presented his short film ‘Art of Autism’ which was a crowd pleaser and is nominated for the Focus on Ability Awards.
The morning finished with an inspiring panel of local talent, sharing their life journey into the creative arts, their insight into achieving your goals and dreams and into future projects. Film maker Daniel Clarke, children’s author Becky Westbrook, film maker Jessica Rowe, author and previous theatre production director Alice Teasdale and bestselling author Darry Fraser sat for a Q&A with Sabrina Davis and answered audience questions, hoping to give children and young adults on the island inspiration to follow their creative dreams.
A few impressions from the FUN morning: