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08 LIFESTYLE WEDNESDAY JULY 15 2015 SUBE01Z01WR - V1 DYNAMIC duo First Light Entertainment first appeared at the Royal Darwin Show in 2002 and have been dazzling the crowds ever since. Originally from New Zealand, they now travel the country far and wide from Melbourne to the Territory, to show off their wonderfully wacky talents. Famous for their diverse stilt-walking characters, you cant miss these roaming theatrical performers. Just look up and smile, shake hands and strike a pose with the pair, or simply watch and be amazed by their incredible balloon sculpting skills. The brilliant performers play a host of characters in dazzling costumes, so you never know what to expect from this energetic duo. They could be sophisticated travellers from a faraway land with bold suits or costumes in pink, white, and blue. Or they can be juggling chefs with altitude, sports fanatics, cowboys, farmers, regal royalty, or even emu riders. Dont miss their remarkable performance at this years Royal Darwin Show. The Greatest Little Show on Earth performing mouse circus will be there, and dont miss the adorable dog shows every afternoon. Therell be a fascinating array of birds and snakes in Aviculture Hall, plus a photo opportunity with the baby croc and a slithering python at the Crocodylus Park exhibit. 3.Free competitions: Theseinclude a colouring contest in the Cat Pavilion, Skills of Yesteryear trivia with Jon at Australias Living History stall, exhibitor competitions and much more. 4.Education and demon-strations: In line with this years theme Year of Soils, children can learn where food Top five tips for kids to enjoy the Show THERES loads of free entertainment, live performances, interactive demonstrations, animals and exhibits that will delight visitors of all ages. 1.Exciting entertainment: Children will learn the joys of outdoor play and green living with performances and meet- and-greet opportunities with popular dirtgirl from dirtgirlworld, and everyones favourite giraffe Happy Healthy Harold at the City of Darwin Marquee! The young and even the young at heart will be mesmerised at the exciting new Black String Puppet Theatre. Enjoy the amazing Drumming Monkeys as well as interactive songs and dance from the fun and friendly duo, the Hu-LaLas at the bandstand. And who could forget the grand parade and the spectacular fireworks to music on Saturday night? 2.Animals galore: No onewill want to miss the diving and racing pigs who are back in action at this years Show. And what about our furry and feathered friends down at the Joe Yates Pavilion where children can pat and feed baby animals, including ducks, baby chooks and goats. begins, with demonstrations on how to care for soil in Horticulture Hall, plus planting workshops with the popular Little Diggers. Other free demonstrations and entertaining workshops for kids include honey spinning, sand sculpting with the Sandman, and how to assemble a string puppet. 5.Awesome activities: Freeand fun childrens activities include face painting, circus workshops and magic at the Bandstand. Learn to throw and catch the juggling balls, hula hoop, spin flip the tricky stick, dance the poi or balance a plate upon a stick with the First Light Entertainers. For under-five cyclists, the Department of Transport display includes a riding track which teaches about road safety, and comes complete with a pedestrian crossing and working traffic lights. A variety of bikes are on offer. *Take the stress out of wandering children with free tag and release wristbands and the opportunity to slip, slop, slap with free sun screen. Above, Yoyos group 2, SAMs Dance studio performing on Saturday. Right, a mouse from Sauls Mouse Circus Live at the Bandstand FOR great music and performances, check out the Shows Coca-Cola Bandstand on Friday and Saturday, from 10am-9.45pm. Dont miss the unique sounds of headline act David Spry and the Moral High Ground, the soothing melodies of Elli Belle, indie pop artists At the Dakota, and a top line-up of up and coming local talents including funk rock group Champagne with MaryJane, jazz and reggae group Love Patrol, and much more. If you think youve got the moves, this years incredible dance line-up is sure to inspire. Be amazed by B*boy crew the D*City Rockers, enjoy the fun fifties music and costumes from Swing Dance NT, the swaying of the Kailani Pacific Dancers, the captivating Irish dancers and traditional pipe band, and the awesome SAMS Dance Studio, just to name a few. With a mixture of magic, modern and cultural dance, and a variety of music styles, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Roaming theatrical performers stand tall David Spry will play at the Bandstand 6pm Friday