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The Sound of Picture Books in 2019 - Fremantle and Bunbury performances this September!

Posted 10 months ago by Webmaster

The Sound of Picture Books is coming to Fremantle and Bunbury in September!  Find out more about our NEW feature book plus two other popular books on offer as below.  Space will fill fast so do contact us at the Centre on phone 08 9430 6869 or email should teachers have any queries.   


FREMANTLE DATES ... 10, 11, 12, 13 & 18 September 2019

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 Dumazi and the Big Yellow Lion by Valanga Khoza and Matt Ottley, the other The Incredible Freedom Machines by Kirli Saunders and Matt Ottley. All performances are tailored to the age groups attending and feature WASO’s superb string quintet, Yamaha’s Alf Demasi, Matt Ottley’s illustrations shown on a large screen and Valanga’s and Kirli’s narration.  Audiences of all ages will be captivated!


Take a look at our Fremantle flyer for Perth Metropolitan student bookings HERE


BOOK:  Dumazi and the Big Yellow Lion, suitable for students Years 1-6.  Cost: $12pp

Tue 10 Sep - 10am   |   Tue 10 Sep - 11.30am   |   Tues 10 Sep - 1pm

Wed 11 Sep - 10am   |   Wed 11 Sep - 11.30am  |    Wed 11 Sep - 1pm (1pm reserved for Home School Groups)

Thu 12 Sep - 10am   |    Thu 12 Sep - 11.30am   |   Thu 12 Sep - 1pm

Fri 13 Sep - 10am   |   Fri 13 Sep - 11.30am   |   Fri 13 Sep - 1pm


BOOK:  The Incredible Freedom Machines, suitable for students Years 1-6.  Cost: $12pp

Wed 18 Sep - 10am   |   Wed 18 Sep - 11.30am  |    Wed 18 Sep - 1pm (1pm reserved for Home School Groups)



BUNBURY/BUSSELTON DATES ... 16 & 17 September 2019

Due to popular demand, we are excited to announce a two day tour this year to Bunbury, with performances at the wonderful Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School.  The feature books will be The Incredible Freedom Machines (written by Kirli Saunders and Matt Ottley) and Home and Away (written by John Marsden and Matt Ottley)

Take a look at our Bunbury flyer for Bunbury, Busselton and South-West town student bookings HERE



Hear what others had to say about previous performances of The Sound of Picture Books;

"Music combined with narratives makes for a wonderful experience. I love to draw so I found Matt inspiring and Danny is so engaging and entertaining it is hard not to walk away loving books." - L.Sanderson

"It was well organised, great venue. The performance was very good." M.Gibbings

"It was lovely to see the book brought to life with music and film. Children enjoyed seeing it and hearing the instruments". - G.Hopetown-Smith

"Please keep doing this as I thought It taught the children so much, especially writing a music score and how all the instruments came together at the end. I learnt so much - how important the illustrator is, how simple a story can be and most importantly, the characters." - A.Watkins


A contribution to the Sound of Picture Books has been made by the Gabby Arts Legacy Trust.  Our thanks for their ongoing and generous support of this unique performance experience!