For parents there is nothing nicer than seeing the kids absorbed in music, art or play. Bring the whole family, a picnic and a sense of adventure and you will find there is plenty to enjoy!

 


Tangle by Polyglot Theatre

22 Nov (Sat) 12noon-5:20pm, Open Deck
23 Nov (Sun) 12noon-5:20pm, Open Deck

Ok, parents own up! Who wants to see their kids all tied up having the time of their lives while you just kick back and relax? Then ‘Tangle’ is your answer – where your kids are given a ball of colourful elastic bands to start weaving a giant interactive maze. While we don’t offer conventional nursery services, we guarantee full attention from your kids as they become mini installation artists and are encouraged to have fun – through crawling, dancing or lying on top of the bouncy maze that they make accompanied by some live music!

Who should attend?
Suitable for 4 to 12 years-old and no, adults are not allowed even if you do dress like a tween!
Those with under 3 year-old can take your little ones into ‘Baby Tangle’ and get all tangled up together.

About Polyglot Theatre
Polyglot Theatre is Australia’s leading creator of experiential, interactive and installation theatre for children and families. For over 30 years, Polyglot has ignited children’s imaginations from tiny Australian country towns to the world’s leading arts centres including Lincoln Centre New York, National Theatres of London and Korea and major festivals around the world.

Access
‘Tangle’ is suitable for people of a wide range of different abilities – it is difficult for wheelchair access within the maze, but they could interact at the edge of the maze with helpers.

 


Back To Play

22 Nov (Sat) 11:30am-6:30pm, The Lawn
23 Nov (Sun) 11:30am-6:30pm, The Lawn

Forget about real life and start acting like a child. Remember your favourite childhood games like blind man’s buff? ‘Back To Play’ offers that same innocent joy and fun, even for jaded grownups! ‘Back To Play’ is curated by Community Art Network (CAN) who is determined to transport you back to your childhood. So forget all that high-tech gaming, bring grandma and the kids and enjoy three-generation Chinese jump rope, play hide-and-seek on our lawn, or try making your own toys and share the joy with others.

 


Playful Cantonese Poetry: Poetic Babble

23 Nov (Sun) 2pm-4:30pm, Behind Covered Deck

Good poetry doesn’t have to be polished and perfect. Sometimes a child’s natural curiosity about the world will produce even better works! Enjoy a fun and playful afternoon of children’s poetry written and performed by kids, which guarantees to bring a smile on your face and help you see the world afresh through a child’s eyes.

Participating artists:
(Musician) Billy Hung
(Tutor) Yuen Che Hung

Calling for writers! Do you love to write? Click here to learn more about our creative writing workshop and get a chance to perform at Freespace Fest this year!

 


A Simple Space

22 Nov (Sat) 7pm-8pm, Arena
23 Nov (Sun) 7pm-8pm, Arena

Why spend the weekend at home watching TV talent shows when you can get up close and personal and see the same kind of crazy stunts live? Australia’s coolest ensemble, Gravity & Other Myths, arrives in Hong Kong with their acrobatic show ‘A Simple Space’ after wowing audiences around the world, and we promise they will wow you too as they push themselves to their physical limits and beyond! ‘A Simple Space’ simply promises to be one of the most amazing acrobatic acts you’ve ever seen with body drumming, human skipping ropes, faster-than-fast backflips, and what is basically a group of hot guys throwing hot girls across the stage!

"A total triumph. A riveting show of the most incredible physical feats." - The Guardian, UK
"Be prepared to have your breath taken away." - Three Weeks, Edinburgh UK

Help us out and push their physical limits!
These acrobats are very competitive among themselves. During this captivating show, they will hand out colourful plastic balls to you and invite you to throw them back on stage where a hand-stand competition is underway, or invite you to lie beneath them as they leap from one pair of boys to another landing into a handstand.

About Gravity & Other Myths
Gravity & Other Myths (GOM) is a multi-award winning Australian acrobatics ensemble. Formed in 2009 in Adelaide, South Australia, the ensemble creates and directs their own work with emphasis on an honest approach to performance, moving away from traditional circus and theatre models, towards a fusion of acrobatic physical theatre.

 


Private Dances

22 Nov (Sat)
Dance films: 11-12:30pm; Live dance* and Dance films: 2pm-4pm; 6pm-8pm, Dance Camp
23 Nov (Sun)
Dance films: 11-12:30pm; Live dance* and Dance films:  2pm-4pm; 6pm-8pm, Dance Camp
*8 performance sessions daily for Live dance, each lasts for 30 minutes

Photo: Nicola Dracoulis
Photo: Jorge de Araujo
Photo: Nicola Dracoulis

‘Private Dances’ is all about intimate encounters with dance - in camping tents! Transforming the outdoor grassland into an adventurous and magical ‘dance-camp’, ‘Private Dances’ invites you to work your way through a selection of immersive and exquisite mini performances and experimental dance films. Get up-close and experience dance with your five senses, your heart and your soul. Contemporary dance, Hip Hop, Chinese folk dance, Indian dance...you never know what you will find. Squeeze in and enjoy!

Original concept: Nat Cursio Co.
Curation / Creative direction: Nat Cursio and Anna Cheng
Producer: Anna Cheng

Places are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
'Meet the Artists' will be held after the 4th and the 8th session daily.

Learn more about Private Dances

 


Giant Seagull ALERT!

Get ready for some surprises as giant puppets from Australia will steal your hat, bag or even your picnic lunch! But hey you are at the waterfront so what do you expect?

 


'Freespace Challenge' Game – a fun way to get familiar with Freespace Fest

From now to 20 Nov, test your reflexes and run down to the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade through our online game and compete with your friends to win a prize!

There will also be a game booth available during Freespace Fest. Don't miss out!

 


Farmers’ Market and Bazaar

 

Don't forget to visit our Farmers' Market which will be showcasing a range of fresh local produce and also take a wander around the Bazaar and check out the handicrafts and artworks. There is even a sharing session where the artists and designers will share with you how they create their works.