Children’s Book Week Programs ready to visit schools in August!

Posted in Communities on 16/Jul/2015 00:38


Children’s Book Week is just around the corner and this year, the Education & Families team at Regional Arts Victoria has put together some great programs for kids, ready to capture the imagination of children in term 3.

Celebrating 150 years of Alice in Wonderland, The Alice Project by AusDance will be providing children across the state with a variety of fun Alice in Wonderland based activities covering dance, music, and literacy. Workshop options include The Lobster Quadrille Dance Workshop, A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Workshop, Hat Making Workshops, art installations and more.

Part of the Melbourne Writer’s Festival, the sold out Gallery for a Day program is an interactive workshop and travelling exhibition of original illustration and preliminary artworks from picture books by acclaimed Australian authors and illustrators. Children will experience as well as make, creating their own story and illustrations with the help of professional illustrators.

Jungle Shimmy will guide students on a music and dance adventure, woven together by age-old folk tales, interesting facts, games, magic, puppetry and more. This cultural experience for young learners introduces them to unusual instruments like Tef, Darbouka, Ghungroo & Zill and sing familiar Nursery Rhymes in Arabic, Hindi, Turkish, Greek and English. Clap and play rhythms like Masmoodi, Ayoub, Karatchi & Ciftitelli & learn traditional dances from Asia & the Middle East.

There is still time to book Education & Families programs for students in term 3. For more information contact the Education & Families department, or alternatively, for more information on each individual event, you can visit the Education Events page.

A fantastic range of programs are set to capture children’s imaginations to celebrate Children’s Book Week in Term 3, including The Alice Project, Gallery for a Day and Jungle Shimmy.