Kids’ Weekend | Adelaide Writers’ Week 2017 | 4 – 5 Mar 2017

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Kids’ Weekend | Adelaide Writers’ Week 2017

The magic is back with the Adelaide Writers’ Week Kids’ Weekend – two days of stories, songs, parades and some pretty amazing creatures.

Come along and spend some time with singer/songwriter Holly Throsby, local theatre company Story Trove, Evelyn Roth’s Nylon Zoo and the ever wonderful Nest Studios. There will be murals, books about bums, creatures and rather a lot of stardust.

Get ready for two magical days of stories, parades, painting, printing, performances and lots of full on fun!

The Story Tent

This year the big red yurt will see some spectacular storytelling including The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade, The Nose Pixies, The Very Hungry Bum as well as Wild Ideas and each is in its own way secretly educational.

Nest Studio

Under new blue sails, Nest Studio will be publishing books and making posters and paintings. Drop by for a story or maybe a game and while you are there please help make the official Writers’ Week bookmarks.

Evelyn Roth’s Nylon Zoo

This year we will welcome a great green turtle and a softly spiky echidna from Evelyn Roth’s Nylon Zoo. Come along, grab a costume and parade your way around the garden.

You Are Stardust Mural

This year writer Elin Kelsey and illustrator Soyeon Kim invite you to work with them to create a giant mural based on their book You Are Stardust. With the help of some paper and string you’ll discover that we are all a part of the cosmos.

Story Tent Program With MC Sam McMahon

Sat 4 MarSun 5 Mar
9.30am – 9.55amStory TroveStory Trove
10.05am – 10.30amDavina Bell & Allison ColpoysDavina Bell & Allison Colpoys
10.40am – 11.05amKamishibaiAndrew Joyner
11.15am – 11.40amElin Kelsey & Soyeon KimStory Trove
11.50am – 12.15pmJessica Walton & Dougal MacphersonJessica Walton & Dougal Macpherson
12.25pm – 12.50pmNick EarlsNick Earls
1.00pm – 1.25pmStory TroveElin Kelsey & Soyeon Kim
1.35pm – 2.00pmDavid HuntKamishibai
2.10pm – 3.00pmStory TroveStory Trove

No bookings required for the Story Tent. Free Nest Studio and Nylon Zoo bookings on site on the day

Tips for the day!

❤️Get there early

❤️Consider packing a picnic

❤️Be prepared – anything could happen

❤️Be ready to talk about farts and bums!

Trailer for Kids’ Weekend

Adelaide Writers’ Week director Laura Kroetsch introduces the 2017 Kids’ Weekend – which will be an incredible two days of ‘manic fun and folly’.Tips for enjoying Kids’ Weekend


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Kids’ Weekend webpage 

What:   Kids’ Weekend

When:  Saturday 4 March – Sunday 5 March 2017 | 9:30am – 3:00pm

WherePioneer Women’s Memorial Garden | King William Road | Adelaide

Who:     Families

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