The program features more than 40 workshops, tours, classes and special events produced in association with a broad range of organisations with a connection to Melbourne’s inner west. I’m excited to be part of it!
On Saturday 12 November 12-5pm VU at Metrowest in Nicholson St Footscray is hosting Think West Children’s Day, a free one-day festival for children to explore the festival themes of wisdom, resilience and social change. There will be free workshops including craft, science experiments, exploring your inner philosopher, storytelling, reading and more.
My regular collaborator Jo Skladzien (Small Scapes) and I are hosting Book Swap Bike’s Little Big Ideas from 12-5pm inside the front foyer of VU at Metrowest.
Book Swap Bike is a mobile library and book swapping event run out of the Danish Christiana cargo bike. Families can bring a book to swap or borrow a book to read together in the pop up reading space.
Book Swap Bike’s Little Big Ideas is also an opportunity for children to have a voice in their community and to express their ‘Big Ideas’ for their lives, their neighborhoods, their society and their world.
As part of Book Swap Bike’s Little Big Ideas, families and young children will be invited to decorate repurposed wooden crates into reading nooks with their own vision of ‘something small’ or their own ‘big idea’. They may choose to draw something, write something or pose a question.