The month of October has been pretty relaxed with no tours booked and no aeroplanes-hotels-hire cars required. Whilst it’s been nice and cruise-zee the Proud Foot show has been movin & groovin locally in schools around South East Qld. Highlights have been several night camp shows along with some Brisbane Kindy performances which are always a good fun.
With November poking it’s nose around the corner the Proud Foots head off to Sydney to perform with ‘Russ the Bus’ visiting schools in the western suburbs. ‘Russ the Bus’ is part of the Sydney Writers Festival and the Proud Foots are stoked to part of this great initiative: https://www.swf.org.au/childrensfestival/russ-the-story-bus/
That’s about it for now but be sure to check out the website for free song downloads and free colouring in sheets for the everyone to enjoy!
Will be back soon with more updates!
Pat, Koolaz & Billy
Kimberley Writers Festival
Wow…Wow….Wow that was amazing! 8 days of shows, small planes and a landscape of memories that will last forever. A big thank you goes out to Jo Roach, Emma Day and the entire festival staff for making my visit to the Kimberley one to remember. Also a shout out to all the authors who attended the festival, I’m sure we’ll all cross paths down the line. For all photos please head my Instagram page!
Book Week ! & Kimberley Writers Festival!
The Proud Foots live show was in full swing with author sessions in libraries and schools across South East QLD. Highlight performances included Burpengary & Albany Creek Libraries with the ever popular Ashgrove Literature Festival rounding out the busy week.
The Proud Foots now head off to Kununurra for the 2017 Kimberley Writers Festival. During the tour up north we’ll be visiting several remote communities including Kalumburu & Warmun which should be amazing. As always tour pics will be posted via Instagram & Facebook pages.
NSW Schools Tour- July 17th-28th
Hello from a cold but always beautiful Hunter Valley. This week I’m performing in schools throughout the Hunter Valley region. The following week see’s performances in Sydney then back towards Muswellbrook with 18 big shows in total. As always, photos will be updated via Instagram & Facebook pages.
Whitsunday Voices Literature Festival-July 12th-15th
Whitsunday Voices! A big thank you to the students, staff and all the other amazing authors for such an awesome festival. The dancing, the singing, and of course the kids ‘DABBING’ was second to none. Thank you for making my festival experience one to remember. Enjoy the ‘Glow in the Dark’ wristbands!
National Schools Tour – June 1st to October 30th
The Proud Foots music-cultural show tour has kicked off in schools around the country. The national tour will average around 130 + shows which also include libraries & up coming literature festivals. Up to date photos & video’s can been seen via both Instagram & Facebook accounts.
Sydney Writers Festival-28/5/17
Well that was fun! 3 high-paced shows at the Sydney Writers Festival-Family Day. Thank you to all the families who came to the performances. One definite highlight was story time in the little wooden house where the story came to life with the kids playing the intruments and dancing away!
Storyboard-Byron Writers Festival-May 1st to 5th
This week The Proud Foots will be touring around with StoryBoard–a travelling creative writing workshop creating next generation readers and writers. StoryBoard is a Byron Writers Festival initiative aimed at getting young people excited about literature, literacy and creativity whilst giving them the tools to create their futures. The sessions so far have been great fun with a mix of live performance-song writing and quirky writing exercises enjoyed by all. For further information on StoryBoard head to: https://byronwritersfestival.com/services/storyboard/
Somerset Literature Festival-17/3/17
The Somerset Literature Festival has been run, done & dusted! 3 days and nights of fun is the best way to describe this crazy-cool event.
The Proud Foots book ‘SHAKA SHAKA HAWAII‘ was launched in front of a rapturous sold out crowd followed by another 4 near capacity author sessions. Click on the homepage ‘PLAY’ icon for the video highlights!
A big thank you goes out to all who managed to get their hands on a copy and to all the staff involved in making this festival one to remember!
Moving forward, The Proud Foots are excited to announce they will be appearing at the following festivals throughout 2017:
- StoryBoard-Byron Writers Festival
- Sydney Writers Festival
- Byron Writers Festival
- Ashgrove Literature Festival
- Sandcliffe Writers Festival
- Whitsunday Literature Festival
- Kimberley Writers Festival
We’ll be back soon with more news as it comes in!!