27 June 2016


It's been awhile since our last show so the Jury were PUMPED to check out Empathy Museum

The red carpet out, and the struts gettin' bigger, better. Including flips from James and struts from Dayna and Teddy, and the best interruption from a passerby, Maria showing the Jury up on the carpet. 

Our shoes off, someone else's shoes on - ready to soak up someone else's story. Sudnez desperate for THE SADDEST STORY. Prav jivved and danced the whole way to the river. 

The Jury did not let the weather be an unfair advantage for the awards, half the group seeing a lovely sunny day, the other seeing a very rainy summer London day. 

The Vale Deputy Head Teacher Tony was given some very attractive stilettos, a certain balance, hip sway made some people comment that he must have had lots of practice in 6 inch heels! Quick to follow Tonys lead was Louis, excitedly sporting a bedazzled pair of red heels. Nice work Louis!

The Empathy Museum finished with Esther the librarian reading to the group, and The Jury picking out donated books from the Mobile Library -A Thousand and One Books to read on the deck chairs. A really relaxing way to end the day, plus more glitter to get us home. 


20 June 2016

Delicious and not nutritious - Trophy Workshop!

Yesturday we spent the day "carefully" covering and coating the most enormously well selected (thanks Zoe!) trophies in chocolate wax. Delicious and not nutritious! Darren hadn't covered a trophy in chocolate wax since Melbourne CCA in 2010. Lets just say it got MESSY and chaotic very quickly. 

We had such a brilliant time. The trophies looked incredible by the end. There are some serious gems out there. We even had to make a last minute dash to buy some extra EMERGENCY GLITTER. So we could smash it all over our faces and our trophies! Again we underestimated the power of glitter, how far it can travel, the mess it makes but most importantly THE WAY IT GETS THE PARTY STARTED - it's like the healthier version of red cordial. The Jury have it on their faces, on their chocolate covered hands ( and on their uniforms... whoops). We were getting silly in the best possible way.

A dance party started outside while the trophies were set to dry. Thank you to The Vale & Tony for letting us really, really mess up your kitchen (temporarily we hope)! And to all those who scraped every single scrap of chocolate wax off the ground (Andy, Tony, Selma, Zoe, Erica, and the Vale staff - we love you!)