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Kids' Weekend 2017

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    Get ready for two magical days of stories, parades, painting, printing, performances and lots of full on fun!

    The Story Tent

    This year our big red yurt will see some spectacular storytelling including The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade, The Nose Pixies, The Very Hungry Bum as well as Wild Ideas and each is in its own way secretly educational.

    Nest Studio

    Under new blue sails Nest Studio will be publishing books and making posters and paintings. Drop by for a story or maybe a game and while you are here please help make the official Writers' Week bookmarks.

    Evelyn Roth’s Nylon Zoo

    This year we will welcome a great green turtle and a softly spiky echidna from Evelyn Roth’s Nylon Zoo. Come along, grab a costume and parade your way around the garden.

    You Are Stardust Mural

    This year writer Elin Kelsey and illustrator Soyeon Kim invite you to work with them to create a giant mural based on their book You Are Stardust. With the help of some paper and string you’ll discover that we are all a part of the cosmos.

    Story Tent program with MC Sam McMahon

    Sat 4 Mar Sun 5 Mar
    9.30am - 9.55am Story Trove Story Trove
    10.05am - 10.30am Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys
    10.40am - 11.05am Kamishibai Andrew Joyner
    11.15am - 11.40am Elin Kelsey & Soyeon Kim Story Trove
    11.50am - 12.15pm Jessica Walton & Dougal Macpherson Jessica Walton & Dougal Macpherson
    12.25pm - 12.50pm Nick Earls Nick Earls
    1.00pm - 1.25pm Story Trove Elin Kelsey & Soyeon Kim
    1.35pm - 2.00pm David Hunt Kamishibai
    2.10pm - 3.00pm Story Trove Story Trove


    No bookings required for the Story Tent. Free Nest Studio and Nylon Zoo bookings on site on the day
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    Image: Shane Reid

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