Stylin Up Entertainment has teamed up with Indigenous Coordination Centres, FAHCSIA, Aboriginal Housing Office, Boomalli Consulting & The Entertainment Store to bring Aria and Deadly nominated Indigenous children’s brand Chrissy’s Island Family to the Murdi Paaki region from June 6 – 16, 2012.
Chrissy’s Island Family is a live action costume character show featuring a collection of songs and captivating storylines resonating from Iconic Indigenous Entertainer Christine Anu’s Indigenous cultural upbringing in the Torres Strait. Christine also provides the voice for the character of Chrissy.
The script and songs have all been carefully written and developed by Christine and her manager Jason Williamson, which contain heartfelt messages about the changing world we live in. The show is uniquely Australian celebrating the many cultures Australia pays homage to. The show also highlights the fundamental importance of nature, conservation, friendship, healthy homes and lives.
The live show is based on the children’s album Chrissy’s Island Family, which was nominated for an Aria Award for Best Children’s Album and Deadly Award for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment. The album was originally released through ABC for Kids in 2007. It has since been re-released digitally on iTunes and through other digital music retailers.
The Chrissy’s Island Family album and live shows are designed to actively engage their audiences using a variety of techniques.
Chrissy’s Island Family has come from the social and philanthropic vision of Christine Anu and Jason Williamson for Stylin Up Entertainment Pty Ltd. With over 30 years of experience in the Australian Entertainment Industry and Indigenous Arts, Christine and Jason have involved themselves in a variety of educational, cultural and motivational programs, events and exchanges. Stylin Up Entertainment is also owns the hit concept show Ladies of Jazz, Women of Soul and Mura Wakay.
Communities involved in this tour include; Lightning Ridge, Collarenebri, Goodooga & Walgett, Broken Hill, Menindee & Wilcannia, Dubbo, Wellington, Peak Hill & Condobolin, Orange, Bathurst & Mudgee.
Stylin Up Entertainment hopes that the communities will benefit from this tour as it will provide communities with cultural connection, education and motivation in a medium that is engaging, fun and easy to learn.
Note: Christine Anu does not appear as part of this show. Christine provides voice recordings for the character of Chrissy. The original illustrations were by Antonietta Fiorenza. Songs co-written by Phil Barton.
Indigenous Coordination Centres (ICCs) are a key part of the Australian Government’s way of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FAHCSIA) as the lead agency for the Australian Government has responsibility for running and managing ICC’s. ICCs operate by delivering programs and services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. ICCs oversee and promote effective coordination of the Australian Government’s Indigenous programs and service delivery at the regional and local level, with a strong new emphasis on harnessing mainstream services for the entire regional community.
The Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) is on a journey of improvements and innovations through the Build and Grow Aboriginal Community Housing Strategy that will enhance the sector and improve housing outcomes for Aboriginal people in NSW. The Department is making every effort to ensure the projects are implemented as quickly as possible so the benefits can be passed on to the sector. This journey includes consultation and engagement with major stakeholders, working in partnership with Aboriginal Community Housing Providers (ACHP), the state NSW Aboriginal Lands Council, Local Aboriginal Lands Councils, Aboriginal Affairs, Community Working Parties and the Aboriginal community to deliver housing programs and develop housing policy.
Boomalli Consulting Pty Ltd is an Aboriginal owned and operating consultancy service providing capacity building support to business, individuals and organisations throughout Australia, however predominately and passionately in the Murdi Paaki region. With over eleven years industry experience and solid and respected relationships with Federal, State and Commonwealth Departments, Boomalli continues to provide high outcomes for Aboriginal people in relation to economic, employment and social development. Boomalli Consulting has proudly worked with Stylin Up Entertainment as part of its social philanthropic work and is a proud partner in providing Chrissy’s Island Family to the Murdi Paaki region.
The Entertainment Store is Australasia’s premier entertainment booking agency service and production company, supplying live entertainment for retail, corporate, private and special events. In our fifteen-year history we have produced and managed over 19,000 live performances from a pool of over 2,500 quality local and international artists. Our team of professionals will create an entertainment line-up that will have your guests or clients talking for years afterward. Throw us the excesses of your imagination, bring us your dreams and The Entertainment Store will deliver an event for you that exceeds them. The Entertainment Store offers exclusive appearance opportunities with some of the world’s most popular children’s characters and brands including Sesame Street, Scooby-Doo, Cars, Toy Story, The Simpsons, Ben 10, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina, Fifi and the Flowertots, Official AFL Mascots, Mr. Men and Little Miss, Barney, Fireman Sam, Blinky Bill, Peppa Pig, Timmy Time and more.
Monday 6th August:
10 am: Lightning Ridge Central School, Kaolin Street, Lightning Ridge
2pm: Collarenebri Central School, Herbert Street, Collarenebri
Tuesday 7th August
10am: Goodooga Central School,Doyle Street, Goodooga
2pm: St Josephs Catholic School, 82 Arthur Street, Walgett
Thursday 9th August
10am: Broken Hill High School, Garnet St, Broken Hill
2pm: Menindee Central School, Menindee St, Menindee
Friday 10th August
10am: Wilcannia Central School, Barrier Highway, Wilcannia
Monday 13th August
10am: Glenroi Heights Public School, Maxwell Avenue, Orange
2pm: Bathurst West Public School, Suttor St, Bathurst
10am: Dubbo College Delroy Campus, West Street, Dubbo