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The Sound of Picture Books in Term 3

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Clarke


Thank you for your continued support of our innovative performances.

The Literature Centre was proud to be included in this year's Perth Festival Writers Week on Sunday 25 February, with two special performances of The Sound of Picture Books featuring Tree.   Two huge audiences filled the Octagon Theatre for an engaging treat - they heard the story narrated, were moved by the music and saw the stunning illustrations of Tree - A Little Story About Big Things by Danny Parker and Matt Ottley.  Thank you to all who came!

The good news is The Sound of Picture Books continues in September 2018!  Details now launched as follows:

The Sound of Picture Books 4-7 September, 2018

The Literature Centre, in partnership with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Yamaha Australia, is proud to present The Sound of Picture Books.

Our unique multi-modal workshops are back with a choice of two very different performances.  One featuring The Incredible Freedom Machines by Kirli Saunders and Matt Ottley and the other Home and Away by John Marsden and Matt Ottley.  All performances are tailored to the age groups attending and feature WASO’s superb string quintet, Yamaha’s Alf Demasi, story narration and Matt Ottley’s illustrations shown on a large screen.  Matt also demonstrates his illustration and composition techniques.  Audiences of all ages will be captivated!

Sessions will fill fast so book early to secure your date and time preference.  Contact The Literature Centre - phone 08 9430 6869 or email info@thelitcentre.org.au. 

 

The Incredible Freedom Machines                  

Written by Kirli Saunders.  Illustrated/composed by Matt Ottley.  For primary students, we are offering the delightful performance of The Incredible Freedom Machines.  In this story of exploration and breaking boundaries, a young girl uncovers her very own freedom machine – a vehicle that carries her to all kinds of wondrous places.  

This book and performance suitable Pre-Primary to Year 6 students.

Links to the Western Australian Curriculum: Literature (in particular Responding to Literature); Language; Literacy; Visual Arts; Personal and Social Capability; Critical and Creative Thinking

 

Home and Away

Written by John Marsden.  Illustrated/composed by Matt Ottley.  Don’t miss the opportunity for your secondary students to experience the performances of this powerful and thought-provoking book.  Home and Away is a compelling and confronting story of one Australian family as they suffer the hardships and terrors of war.  Forced to flee Australia, they set out to find a new and safe home in a distant land.  

This book and performance suitable Year 7 to Year 12 students.

Links to the Western Australian Curriculum: Literature (in particular Responding to Literature); Literacy; Critical and Creative Thinking; History; Personal and Social Capability; Intercultural Understanding and Ethical Behaviour

 

Dates, Session Times and Age Suitability

Tuesday 4 September

Venue: The Literature Centre

10:00am - 11:00am - The Incredible Freedom Machines (suits Pre-Primary to Year 6)

11:30am - 12:30pm - The Incredible Freedom Machines (suits Pre-Primary to Year 6)

1:00pm - 2:00pm - Home and Away (suits Years 7-12)

 

Wednesday 5 September

Venue: The Literature Centre

10:00am - 11:00am - The Incredible Freedom Machines (suits Pre-Primary to Year 6)

11:30am - 12:30pm - The Incredible Freedom Machines (suits Pre-Primary to Year 6)                    

1:00pm - 2:00pm - The Incredible Freedom Machines (suits Pre-Primary to Year 6)

 

Thursday 6 September

Venue: St Mark’s Anglican Community School

9:40am - 10:40am - The Incredible Freedom Machines - SOLD OUT

11:10am - 12:10pm - The Incredible Freedom Machines - SOLD OUT

1:50pm - 2:50pm - Home and Away - SOLD OUT

 

Friday 7 September

Venue: Churchlands Senior High School

10:00am - 11:00am - The Incredible Freedom Machines (suits Pre-Primary to Year 6)

11:30am - 12:30pm - Home and Away (suits Years 7-12)

1:15pm - 2:15pm - Home and Away (suits Years 7-12)

 

Cost: $12 per student.  Parents/teachers accompanying classes are free.

Other adults $12 each.

 

Bookings via The Literature Centre

Phone: 08 9430 6869  | Email: info@thelitcentre.org.au   

Address: The Literature Centre, Old Fremantle Prison Hospital, Corner Knutsford Street and Hampton Road, Fremantle WA