Mr Stink at Arts Centre Melbourne – Giveaway!

“Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well…” Hold onto your nose for this touching, twisted and very smelly adaptation of David Walliams’ award-winning children’s book, live on stage at Arts Centre Melbourne. It all starts when lonely school girl Chloe makes […]

HOT: The Grand Imaginarium by Kids Own Publishing, Abbotsford Convent, 1 Helier St, Abbotsford

The Grand Imaginarium is a book making experience for children aged 5-12 years run by Kids Own Publishing and guest artists.  The philosophy of not-for-profit Kids Own Publishing is to give children a voice, to inspire community storytelling and to introduce children to the magic of books. The main way they do this is to partner […]

HOT: Book Swap Bike’s Little Big Ideas, Think West Children’s Day, VU at Metrowest, Footscray

Think West is a new festival of philosophy and culture across Melbourne’s inner west produced by The School of Life and Highpoint Shopping Centre from 6-20 November. 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 […]

HOT: Sunshine Library, Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, 301 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine

Sunshine Library is back at the library’s former location at 301 Hampshire Road Sunshine, in the hub of Sunshine CBD. It’s part of the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre which incorporates offices, a customer service centre, community meeting spaces, exhibition spaces and the Sunshine Historical Society offices. The huge library spans the first two floors. The library features large double height […]

The HOT List: Williamstown Literary Festival 2016 – Top 10 events for families and kids

Williamstown Literary Festival is the premier event for writers and readers in Melbourne’s west. The two day festival brings books alive at Williamstown Town Hall or the Williamstown Library (both located at 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown). Here are my Top 10 picks of the 13th annual Williamstown Literary Festival for families and children. Early bird tickets […]

HOT: Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday St, Carlton

The newest library to open in Melbourne is in Carlton as part of the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre. The heritage Victorian era building has been transformed into a buzzing space with the library, meeting and activity rooms and a social enterprise cafe, Wild Timor Coffee. The whole place offers free, fast wifi. The […]

The HOT List: Children’s Week 2015 Events in Melbourne

Children’s Week is a national program recognising the talents, skills, achievements and rights of young people. This year events are running from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November with the theme of celebrating the children’s rights as human rights. In Victoria all Children’s Week  events are offered free-of-charge to Victorian families with children aged […]

HOT: Book Swap Bike – Free Book Swapping and Craft Event for Children’s Week

Book Swap Bike is a free pop up book swapping and craft event that I’m hosting at Highpoint Shopping Centre celebrating Children’s Week. From Thursday 22 October to Saturday 24 October 2015, children aged 0­-12 years are invited to bring a pre-­loved book to the Book Swap Bike, a Danish Christiania cargo bike transformed into a miniature mobile library […]

The HOT List: Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015 – Best shows for kids under 5

The 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival is opening soon on in time for the September school holidays, from Wednesday 16 September to Sunday 4 October. This year’s children’s program features a jam-packed program of circus, puppetry, comedy, theatre. The Festival Hub is also being made family-friendly with the dancefloor at Bollywood Express, the first ever kids […]

HOT: Melbourne Writers Festival 2015 Children’s Workshops, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Book Week is rocking schools and kinders this week and in Melbourne there’s even more bookish events with the Melbourne Writers Festival. Last weekend was the start of some amazing children’s workshops at Artplay and we attended two different, but equally enjoyable art classes with local illustrators. In Shake, Stir, Mix and Paint, illustrator Ann […]

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