Hi there! It's been a while since I've popped in a post....but here's something well worth blogging about!
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Big Family Breakfast
@St Luke's 212 Pine Ave South Brighton
10am on SUNDAY AUGUST 3rd.
FOR THE ADULTS:
Julie Wylie will speak on Children's spirituality
FOR THE KIDS:
Treasure Hunt and craft activities.
About our speaker:
Julie founded the New Zealand Musical Parenting Association twenty two years ago. She is the founder and senior music specialist at the Champion Centre, at Burwood Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Julie has been invited to many countries to present music workshops and papers including Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia, UK, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland.
She has received awards for her music leadership and her music resources have won international awards.
Julie also has her own music school for mothers and babies and children 0-8 years.
& since I'm here, how about a
PUPPET FESTIVAL RUN DOWN
Here's some interesting facts & figures:
- The Festival ran for 3 days (Friday-Sunday)
- 770 people paid to see shows at $2 per head.
- At least another 100 under 2 year old attended free.
- 32 people attended 3 free workshops.
- 9 puppet troupes or solo performers presented 18 shows.
- 2 performers traveled from Auckland and Wellington respectively;y to participate in the Festival.
- Free pre-show puppet entertainment was presented at most shows.
- 2 Family Nights were held, 1 to a full house at St Luke's Church, South Brighton.
- 3 shows were presented at each Family Night.
- There were 4 full houses over the Festival.
Volounteers manned the door. Total Volunteer hours for the Festival (including specific rehearsal time) approx. 259 hours.
To sum up, the Festival is popular, creative, wholesome and a significant contributor to community life, and achieves the aims of promoting puppetry and supporting and encouraging puppeteers.
Positive feedback from the public included:
“We look forward to the Puppet Festival every year! Thank you for doing it!”
“It's lovely to see people getting together for something REAL.”
“We came across town because we liked the sound of a Family Night”