Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Storylines FREE Family Day - Sunday 19 August at the Michael Fowlers Centre, Wellington. 10am - 3pm
The Wellington Free Family Day gives children (and adults!) a chance to meet their literary heroes - authors, illustrators, storytellers or book characters. Listen to authors give talks, watch the illustrators at work, be enchanted by the storytellers as well as loads of arts and crafts, face-painting, performances and competitions. See you there!!
OK I couldn't help myself!!! There are so many entertaining, enthralling and exciting events and activities going on, that I have included below a selection of ones that are sure to be a big hit on the day!
The Newtown Movie School, that work with kids in the area of stop-motion animation. They provide fully interactive movie making programmes for creative kids, aged 9 to 15, who enjoy hands on experiences, with some majorly epic results! They will be showing some of the short videos that children have produced and have a small working set onsite to give you an idea of what goes into creating your own stop-motion animations.
Something fun from illustrator Harriet Bailey will be the Drawing Blind activity. Not to be confused with drawing blood, Harriet will take to the stage and while blind-folded attempt to draw while under direction from the audience. There's sure to be plenty of confusion, a whole lot of creative license and a heap of laughs with this rather random activity!
The author of 'The Taniwha of Wellington Harbour', Moira Wairama will be in Storytelling mode to deliver the legend of Ngake and Whataitai, the two taniwha of Wellington Harbour. Also a fluent Te Reo Maori speaker, Moira will be delivering a session in English and Te Reo.
For those who have aspirations of a musical nature, why not try your hand at the ukulele?? We will have a couple of ukulele lesson sessions, for people to learn some chords, strum along to some Kiwi favourites and make some beautiful music together.