The new festival will consume Belair National Park’s Main Oval with a cornucopia of local performers and musicians, artists, craft, workshops and storytelling this October 15.
Aiming to stimulate and inspire the imaginations of children and families, Nonsense Festival will provide people a “safe place to run wild, discover and explore their own imaginations with unbridled curiosity,” said Event Director Georgi Paech in a release. “Nonsense is about inviting children and their families to be immersed in the arts and inspiring their own creativity through some of South Australia’s leading artists and performers.” With 12 unique performance spaces inhabiting the oval, Nonsense will feature a wide range of local acts, including jazz/folk bohemians The Baker Suite, Cirkidz, Tom Flanagan’s KAPUT and acclaimed illustrator and author Andrew Joyner.
Tom Flanagan’s KAPUT has earned global acclaim since its debut
The event will represent a weaving together of accessible arts, music and literature for children, with a special emphasis on participation in the festival. Gleeful parades, clay sculpting, and crafty re-purposing of old books are just a few of the activities on offer for young guests. And being set in the pristine Belair National Park, Nonsense will enhance environmental awareness with sessions dedicated to reducing our environmental footprint in fun and practical ways, making seed bombs for local wildlife and building paper pot plants. Older attendees can look forward to letting kids roam free in an enchanting wonderland of imagination, and enjoy excellent catering from Andre’s Cucina, Tacocat, Daisy Burger and NOLA Restaurant and Bar. Nonsense Festival Main Oval, Belair National Park Saturday, October 15 nonsensefestival.com.au