TCS Arts Fest will showcase the talents of nearly 1,000 performers!
The Toowoomba Catholic Schools Arts Fest: Belief in the Arts 2023 will be held from 19-22 June 2023 across multiple venues in Toowoomba.
This inaugural Arts Fest will showcase the talents of primary and secondary school students from across its 31 schools with nearly 1,000 performers!
The aim of the Arts Fest is to bring together students from across the Diocese and to provide them with the time and space they need to share their talents, learn something new and work together with students who attend schools that may be hundreds of kilometres away.
Students will be travelling from as far as Quilpie, Charleville and Cunnamulla to get involved in dancing, singing, drama, verse speaking and visual arts.
There is a growing body of Australian and international research that demonstrates the enormously positive impacts that participating in The Arts can have on students’ academic and non-academic success.
Dr Pat Coughlan, Executive Director: Catholic Schools said, “The Arts Fest provides an opportunity for students to perform and enjoy the fun and excitement of learning new skills and collaborating with other students from other schools in the Diocese.”
“For students from some of our smaller schools, particularly those in the far west, this will be an incredible opportunity for them to participate in large scale performances.”
“The Arts provide a range of career opportunities and performing with others in front of an audience enhances self-confidence, creativity and self-discipline.”
“This is a celebration of the incredible diversity of The Arts in the Toowoomba Diocese, featuring an Art Show, a showcase of student talent at the Belief in the Arts concert, and concluding with a Sacred Choral Concert and Mass.”
Across the three days of the festival, students will take part in workshops, collaborate with students from other schools and perform in front of audiences - all to celebrate Toowoomba Catholic Schools’ Belief in The Arts!
Students at St Anthony’s School are very excited to be one of the Toowoomba Catholic Schools who are participating in the Arts Fest.
St Anthony’s School student Puondak Mawian, who is performing in the Arts Fest along with her little sister said, “I am looking forward to the Belief in the Arts concert where students from our school will be performing songs from The Little Mermaid.”
“It will be a truly magical experience that we can participate in and something we can all do together.”
Locals residents are invited to celebrate too by attending the events that are open to the public.
Tickets for the major concert events associated with the Arts Fest 2023 are available HERE.
St Anthony's School students - Lauren Kropp, Puondak Mawien and Phoebe Tulilo Seremaia - are excited to be part of the inaugural Arts Fest 2023!