Family Fun - Stories from around the globe

Past Event

Sunday, 25 March 2018 - 11am to 2pm

Bring the whole family and join us to celebrate Multicultural March!

11:00 - 12:00 Celebrated children's author Susanne Gervay, will host an interactive workshop around her beautiful picture book Elephants Have Wings. 

You'll find Susanne Gervay planting 3000 mangroves in Kiribati as part of a mission for education where she spoke to 1000s of kids. In Istanbul speaking to 1000s of kids about NO bullying. In indigenous schools bringing literacy to kids in remote communities. In India on a search for peace. Why? Susanne’s passion is empowering kids with story to create a better world. Awarded an Order of Australia, she is a Writers Ambassador for Room to Read, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premiers Reading Challenge.

12:30 - 1:30  Stories, music and song in Tamil and Hindi.

Spellbound Storytime is a project upskilling women from multicultural backgrounds to become storytellers and/or playgroup facilitators. This project is part of the Multicultural Women’s Hub based at Information and Cultural Exchange in Parramatta and is supported by Multicultural NSW. The State Library is delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for these women to demonstrate their skills and celebrate stories and storytellers. The group will be presenting 2 sessions, one in Tamil and English  and one in Hindi and English. Each session will include music, song and stories from India and Sri Lanka. 

11:00 - 2:00 Fabulous craft activities from around the globe.


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