Imaginary leaps play event at Matargarup First Nations Refugee Camp

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A few weeks ago, DNA puppetry and Imaginary leaps were honoured to be invited by the Swan River Noongar Aboriginal Elders to run family play activities at Heirisson Island, Perth, Western Australia for a fundraising concert to support homeless Aboriginal people and their fight for their Homelands.
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The Imaginary leaps team included Adam Bennett & Shakera Ahad visiting from the UK puppeteering Thurtinkle in Terry Jones Fairy Tales

terry jones fairytales - dna puppetry

terry jones fairytales – dna puppetry

Francis Italiano from Sensorium Theatre was king of the Cardboard Cubby Houses with the older kids building a cardoard box city for the younger ones.

Matagarup Concert (65)Matagarup Concert (51)Matagarup Concert (53)Matagarup Concert (52)Matagarup Concert (28)And fantastic face painting from Rebecca & Joanna Riggs Bennett all day longMatagarup Concert (38)Matagarup Concert (60)The littlest ones had fun in the baby play area with Bobby the puppet and the baby nestMatagarup Concert (70)Matagarup Concert (42)And heartfelt messages of support were tied to a wishing tree in the garden play areaMatagarup Concert (50)Matagarup Concert (67)Matagarup Concert (48)For more information on the Concert and the Elders fight for Aboriginal respect and recognition in Australia see

http://thestringer.com.au/respect-for-anthony-mundine-who-travelled-the-continent-to-meet-the-matargarup-homeless-10362#.VYaV7EbD9dd

 

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