Kids’ junk orchestra is out of this world

Published on 15 June 2022

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School kids from around Corangamite Shire can take a musical journey into the world of music, comedy, circus and dance of during the holidays.

The interactive performance ‘Junklandia’ will use rhythm, humour and physical theatre, to take the audience on a captivating journey about how through teamwork and creativity we can overcome seemingly insurmountable issues like pollution.

The performance tells the story of two brothers from planet Junklandia who are on a mission to teach Earthlings about music and creative recycling.

The show ends with a ‘junk orchestra’ where each audience member, equipped with a recycled instrument, will come together to create a one-of-a-kind junkyard band.

Council Economic Development and Events Officer Tammy Young said the Junkyard Beats company had been performing in major events, theatres, schools and festivals across Australia for the past six years.

“They put on a fun, dynamic rhythm show that includes workshops and creative musical activities that show the benefits of collaboration and teamwork.

“The group blends drumming, body percussion, dance, junk percussion, circus and hilarious skits to excite, inspire their audiences.

“They won the ‘Critics Pick’ award at the 2018 Sydney Fringe Festival and the 2017 TAFE ‘Contribution to the Community’ award.”

The show will be at the Theatre Royal in Camperdown on Friday 1 July, from
11 am–12:25 pm.

The cost is $5 per child and bookings can be made via Eventbrite at

For more information, call Council on 5593 7100.

In the second week of the school holidays, the Theatre Royal will host Camperdown Theatre Company’s ‘The Panto Puzzle’.

The main characters, Dame Dolly and Cheeky Charlie turn up at the theatre to find out that the pantomime has been cancelled.

The caretaker shows them the boxes containing previous pantos, to discover that three things have been stolen from Cinderella's box by the sorceress Evilena. Dolly and Charlie must visit three other pantomimes to get them back.

For more active kids, there will be heaps of holiday fun at the Camperdown Community Stadium on Fuller Street, stadium administration officer Nicole Oberin said.

“Netball and basketball clinics are on offer as well as soccer with the Corangamite Lions.

“The well-loved Fit Kids sessions will be back too, with Pickleball, badminton, giant games and crafts.”

Ms Oberin reminded the community that the stadium was there for them during term too.

What’s on these holidays?

Camperdown Stadium

Fit kids: Giant games and crafts
Tuesday 28 June, 9 am–12 pm, $10 per child

Fit kids: Pickleball and Badminton
Thursday 30 June, 9 am–12 pm, $10 per child

Corangamite Lions Junior Soccer club
Saturday 2 July, 10 am–12 pm, $10 per child (15 and under)

Mike McGorm basketball clinic
Tuesday 5 July, 9:30 am–12 pm (under 12)
1–3:30 pm (over 12), $20 per child

Meagan Forth netball clinic
Thursday 7 July, 10–11 am (5–10 years old)
11 am–12 pm (11 plus), $15 per child.

Camperdown College Junior Campus

TheirCare School Holiday Program
Monday 27 June–Friday 8 July, 7am-6pm
Excursions, games, painting, sand castles, music & dance, arts & crafts and more.
More information and enrolments at or 1300 072 410

Theatre Royal Camperdown

Friday 1 July, 11 am, $5 per child.
Bookings essential at or 5593 7100.

The Panto Puzzle, Camperdown Theatre Company,

Wednesday, July 6, 7pm
Thursday, July 7, 7pm
Friday, July 8, 1pm & 7pm
Saturday, July 9, 1pm
Adults: $12, Children (15 & over) $8
Tickets from Laffs, 163 Manifold St, Camperdown, 5593 1469, or