Maggie’s Fest Returns for 2017

Arts students from St Margaret Mary's College will showcase their work at the annual Maggie's Fest this Friday. IMAGE: Supplied

Arts students from St Margaret Mary’s College will showcase their combined body of work at the annual Maggie’s Fest at Riverway Arts Centre this Friday, 20 October.

Maggie’s Fest will bring together students from visual arts, music and performance in a variety spectacular that reprises some of their pieces from earlier in the year, as well as new work.

Portia Neumann, grade 12, and Tullia McDonald, grade 11, said the audience could expect singing, dancing and visual arts on Friday night.

“It’s a celebration of all the different art forms at St Margaret Mary’s,” said Portia.

“All our friends and family can come and we can say ‘Look I didn’t waste my year, I actually did something’. It’s fun, it’s a good time.”

After a successful showing at the Townsville Eisteddfod earlier this year, Portia and Tullia will both be involved in encore performances – Portia and the rest of the Bella Voce choir will sing Taylor the Latte Boy, which was Highly Commended; and Tullia and the Senior Dance Troupe will perform their winning Eisteddfod dance.

“It’s kind of different choreography,” said Tullia. “It’s not set to a song, but a spoken poem.

Arts students from St Margaret Mary’s College will showcase their work at the annual Maggie’s Fest this Friday. IMAGE: Supplied

“There’s also a wearable art parade so the Grade 11s… design art using recyclable pieces of material and then they’ll show them at Maggie’s Fest, too.”

With so much on offer, and so many students involved, Maggie’s Fest is expected to be well-attended.

“Normally we sell out,” Portia said. “It’s not the entire school [that’s involved], but whoever is involved in the Arts.”

“If you do Art as a subject or if you do Music, if you get singing lessons, or you’re part of the guitar ensemble, choir, dance troupes – all of those groups, are involved,” Tullia said.

Maggie’s Fest will take place at Riverway Arts Centre from 6pm on Friday, 20 October. Click here for tickets.

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