ASO musicians Martin Butler (violin) and David Phillips (double bass) with Adelaide pianist David McEvoy entertained passers-by at the Santos Centre.
Santos employees and family and the Lonely Mouse cast. Back: Stuart Wood, Happy Mouse, Pretty Mouse, Mousey Mouse. Front: Kate Mann, Wil Murray, Mackenzie Dickeson, Tyrone Wood, Lily Murray, Aimee Kruger and the very scary Catty Cat.
Over the past fortnight Santos employees and their families in Whyalla and Adelaide have been enjoying performances at the 2011 Come Out Festival, proudly sponsored by Santos.
In Whyalla, about 60 Port Bonython employees and their families were treated to a fantastic performance of The Lonely Mouse last week. Santos’ sponsorship funded the development and production of The Lonely Mouse, a show about belonging and not belonging, by the Whyalla-based D'faces youth arts company.
“The show was definitely a hit with the children,” said Kate Mann, Port Bonython Improvement Co-ordinator.
“A highlight was Tyrone Wood (son of Santos’ Stuart Wood, Reliability Superintendent) gettting rather excited when ‘the place where Dad works’ was thanked as a program partner.”
Meanwhile, about 60 Adelaide-based employees and their families attended performances of Wulamanayuwi Amantiya Wulamarni Pamanui – a new Aboriginal play with songs and puppetry commissioned by the Darwin Festival, and Hans Christian, You must be an angel – an innovative mix of theatre, puppetry, film and special effects.
At the Santos Centre in Adelaide, musicians from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra entertained employees as they made their way into work, to launch one of the 30 pianos placed around Adelaide as part of the festival with the simple invitation: “Play Me, I’m Yours”.
The piano – exquisitely painted by Santos’ graphic designer Kristen Roberts –resided outside the Santos Centre for the past two weeks for passers-by to play.
Arts/culture, Education/youth, South Australia