Rise 2 Fame

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If you have a child or someone you know who is between the ages of 6 and 21 years old who is oozing talent and is looking to get noticed for it, then NOW is the time to audition for the next Rise 2 Fame competition. The Rise 2 Fame competition concludes every year at the Western Fair in September, but the preliminary auditions happen all summer at various cities, festivals, and fairs across southwestern Ontario. You can even enter by submitting a video of your performance for the chance to attend the preliminary here at the Western Fair Carousel Room on August 10.

WHO CAN AUDITION

Contestants will be split into two groups by age: Juniors Ages 6-12 years old and Youth Ages 13-21 years old

SING, DANCE, or PLAY – Vocal Solo, Instrumental Solo, Dance Solo, Dance Group, Variety Solo, Variety Group

Non-professional residents of Ontario only

For all of the eligibility information, see HERE.

PRELIMINARIES

There are 16 preliminary auditions being held. The dates, deadlines for submitting applications, and locations can be found HERE.

For information on the online video submission, see HERE. Once your video is up and approved, you are encouraged to share the link to get people to vote. The video with the highest number of votes will win the People’s Choice award, so share your (child’s) video on our Facebook page so we can enjoy!

Good luck!

 

 

 

London Fringe Festival

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The 16th Annual London Fringe Festival opened this past Wednesday, June 3 and will run until Saturday, June 13.  This event is the perfect opportunity to expose your family to art and theatre, as well as to get out and have some fun with your friends!

WHAT IS LONDON FRINGE?

London Fringe is a theatre festival whose mission it is to promote independent artists. There are 45 theatre companies performing over the course of the festival in 350 shows. The festival takes place in nine different venues across London. There are also 35 visual artists displaying their work. The artists get to keep 100% of their ticket price and sale revenues.

THE SHOWS

Drama, romance, comedy, family shows, dancing, magic, puppets: be inspired, be offended, be moved – there is something for everyone! For the full list of shows, when they are happening, and where, see HERE.

VISUAL FRINGE

The shows are just half of the fun with fringe. There are also photographers, painters, sculptures, and some truly beautiful artwork to view and purchase. For the artists and their location see HERE.

FRINGE BUTTON

The Fringe buttons show your support for the festival, both literally and figuratively. Since the artists get to keep their revenues, the funds from button sales support the operational costs of putting on the festival. Wear your button with pride!

 

Birthday Parties in London: Part 3

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There are so many great places in London to host your child’s birthday party, we are only halfway through our list! Adding to the list today are places to educate your child while they’re having fun and get them moving with gymnastics and dance.

DANCE PARTY

Dance Extreme

Your child and your party guests have many different party options and themes to choose from to make your party so much fun! Learn a new dance, do a craft, sleepover at the studio! The choice is yours. See the link for more information.

Elan Dance Arts

Pick your child’s favourite dance style and Elan will create an exciting dance party for your guests. Whether they want to be a b-boy, princess, ballerina, or Broadway star, their birthday dreams can come true! See the link for more information.

GYMNASTICS

Gymworld

Gymworld offers birthday parties for up to 16 children. A two-hour party includes one hour in the gym and 1 hour in a party room with pizza and cake. See the brochure in the link.

The Little Gym

The Little Gym has 90 minute parties for kids ages 1 to 12. The whole gym will be yours with songs, games, playing and fun in the party room. See the link for more information.

London Gymnastics Academy

LGA has great birthday parties for kids that include one hour in the gym and 30 minutes for pizza and cupcakes. Parties are not scheduled during competition season when they gym is in high demand. For more information, see the link.

Forest City Gymnastics

Forest City hosts gymnastics birthday parties from September to June. Parties are two hours in length – one hour in the gym and one hour in a party room. Parties do not include refreshments, but you are welcome to bring in your own. See the link for more information.

LEARNING

Museum of Archaeology

What could be more fun than digging for dinosaurs, pretending to be a CSI investigator, or exploring native legends in a longhouse? Doing it with your best friends on your birthday, of course! With five party themes to choose from, these parties are not only tons of fun, but also educational. See the link for more information.

Mad Science

The Mad Lab is available for your birthday party! Bring your party to them for some scientifically fabulous fun. There are five themes to choose from and many options to make your party extra special. See the link for all of the information.

Children’s Museum

The London Regional Children’s Museum has parties for children aged 1 to 7. Crafts, science, dinosaurs, or space – the theme is up to you! Enjoy guided activities and fun time in the museum. See the link for all of the information.

Studio Arts

Who wouldn’t want to be a rockstar on their birthday? Experiment with instruments, learn a few songs and put on a full rock concert on stage with professional lights, sound, and special effects. Studio Arts do birthdays for kids of all ages! See the link for all of the rockin’ information.