Sunday, February 22, 2009

State Library Victoria

Celebrating reading  - Hamish Curry and Paula Kelly from the SLV. To mark the end of the Summer Reading Club, Hamish and Paula hosted a special event on Sun 22 Feb at the State Library. Over 100 young people accompanied by their families came into the city to celebrate with activities, give-aways and stories. Matteo entertained with a trad folk tale - heaps of interaction and I followed with a recitation of a true story - Phar Lap the wonder horse.

The SLV welcomes families and folk of all ages. Opposite Melbourne Central, cross the road and you are in a wonderful, hospitable environment. And yes - its FREE.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sustainable Stories

Early Friday  on the banks of the Yarra at the Sustainable Living Festival - story mates Gael Cresp and JB relax in front of the Dome Tent before the arrival of year 9 and 10 students from St Albans and Tintern. This is the first time The Story Telling Garden has offered a program at the Festival and we felt right at home. We were part of a range of speakers and performers to be found in the 'talk tents' - the diversity of topics and presentations was inspiring. The Festival finishes on Sunday 22 - for full program details visit
Wishing you all a good week ahead.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Yarraville Festival 2009

 The Yarraville festival was bigger and better than ever. Working with Dharma was a treat - as usual. Billed as a Story Time and Sing-a-Long we attracted healthy crowds of tiny people with parents and grandparents in tow. Dharma knows more songs for kids than most of us have had hot breakfasts and she sings like and angel. Although exhausting, community festivals have a special buzz. Anderson Street was packed with stalls, entertainers and musicians - many of them from the inner west. And the food!!!

You can visit Dharma at her shop - Everlasting Books 238 Somerville Rd Kingsville. On Thursdays 11.00 am she  reads and sings for preschoolers.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Sustainable Living Festival

February  20 Friday Federation Square

The Storytelling Garden will be in action.

PLAY TENT - Secondary program
10.30- 11.15

FEEL TENT - Primary program
11.30 - 12.15

Myself and my story mates, JB, Gael, Matteo and Tania are proud to be part of the 2009 Education Day that launches the Sustainable Living Festival into a hectic weekend of festivities. Hope to see you there.

Yarraville Festival

Come to the Yarraville Festival Anderson St Yarraville

Saturday February 14

I will be telling stories with my friend Dharma

Kids Stage
11.15 - 12.00
2.30 - 2.55


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