Variety Tasmania to launch innovative Variety Creative Arts Program

September 5, 2019 by Variety Tasmania

Variety – the children’s charity Tasmania are excited to announce that they will be launching the second phase of their innovative Variety Creative Arts Program at their inaugural Variety of Chefs gala evening on the 14th September 2019.

Mohammad Aldergham, Variety Tasmania’s CEO says “Art and play – a child’s natural form of communication – enables children to communicate their fears and struggles in developmentally appropriate ways. Variety Creative Arts is an innovative and exciting program that will provide children from disadvantaged and low socio-economic backgrounds with a means for self-expression and enable them to process their experiences in ways that facilitate change. Our goal is to help children feel heard and understood and we believe this program can deliver on this goal.”

After a successful pilot program at the Hobart Women’s Shelter during the July school holidays, the second stage will be officially launched during Variety of Chefs, with an appeal to help secure funding for a roll out at the Clarendon Vale Primary School during term 4 of 2019.  Says Mr Aldergham, “We believe this innovative program shows what Variety Tasmania expects of itself to unlock the potential of Tasmanian children moving forward. We are confident that our guests attending the Variety of Chefs gala ball will throw their full support behind it as well.”

The inaugural Variety of Chefs gala evening will be a celebration of Tasmania. Guests will be treated to a 4-course degustation by 4 of Tassie’s top chefs, matched with premium Tasmanian beverages. The Chef and the Showman duo John X and Paul Foreman, will entertain the guests with live crossings to the kitchen, and there will be live music by two of Tassie’s top bands, The Embers and The Bad Dad Orchestra. This is an event not to be missed.


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