I’ve three big shows coming up very soon to fill you all in on…
This weekend (Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of May) is Clunes International Book Town! It’s a huge event with authors, book dealers, illustrators and various experts on one topic or another to do with books and thousands of people converging on the small Victorian town to talk about and share their love of books. And I’m playing kids music for Children’s Book Town in the Clunes Library at 10am and 1pm (40-minute sets plus a chat) on Sunday the 6th. The Library’s been done up to look a bit like CS Lewis’ Narnia, complete with a wardrobe entranceway, so come along and travel into a world of stories and songs with me and the many other great presenters. Thanks to Clunes Book Town and publisher Wilkins Farago for having me!
The following weekend I’ll be helping keep the little kids entertained while big kids and adults run in the local Mothers Day Classic. (I’ve been advised to say that if you plan to run and bring your kids, you’ll have to bring someone to provide supervision for them). It’s on out at the Ballarat Turf Club at Dowling Forest and is part of a collection of similar events running all over the country in aid of Breast Cancer research and support. I’ll be providing roaming entertainment, greeting people as they arrive, and doing a set performance at the band tent at 10.30am (and doing a bit more roving after as people make their way to lunch after the run)! You can register to run, make donations or get more information (including prices) here: https://register.eventarc.com/event/view/7473/tickets/mothers-day-classic-ballarat
The last, but not least, of the events I’m playing this month is for Simultaneous Story Time an event being organised by the library association of Australia that involves the same story being read out to people at the same time at different places all around the country! The Wendouree Library is running the local event at Stocklands, Wendouree in front of Coles. It’s a free event and the story being read is “The Very Cranky Bear” by Nick Bland. I’ll be playing music about bears and other animals before and after the story at 11am on Wednesday the 23rd of May.
That’s all the public shows coming up for now, but I’ve heaps of other exciting things I’ll be telling you all soon.
PS Here’s a sketch of a rocket by my friend Sebastian Ciaffaglione (the relevance of which will one day be revealed). Check out his site for a pic of a bear with a sweet mustache and a cape plus more!