Experience The Sound of Picture Books

Teachers, it's back this September!  The Literature Centre, in partnership with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Yamaha and Australian Piano Warehouse, is proud to present The Sound of Picture Books.  These unique multi-modal performances are tailored to the age groups attending and features seven superb WASO musicians, Alf Demasi on piano, Matt Ottley’s composition and Tina Wilson’s illustrations shown on a large screen as she superbly narrates. Audiences of all ages will be captivated!  

In 2021, we're excited to introduce a new north-of -the-river venue with performances at Joondalup Library and we're again delighted to take The Sound of Picture Books on tour to Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School.


Dates and Flyers

Fremantle sessions 14-17 September at The Literature Centre  |  Fremantle flyer HERE

Bunbury sessions 20-21 September at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School  |  Bunbury flyer HERE

Joondalup sessions 22-23 September at Joondalup Library  |  Joondalup Flyer HERE

Session times vary according to location. See below for specific venue session times or the flyers linked above. 


Feature Books

A new feature book suitable for primary students with the session tailored to suit audience groups from Kindy to Year 6.  Praise for a recent student workshop in Tina Wilsons' home state, about Afloat in Venice:

"Tina's workshop was thoroughly enjoyable! Staff and students alike were engaged and enamoured by her creativity. The fusion of art, digital technology, music and the written word was inspirational."- Rosalind Kingsford, Library Manager & Technology Officer, St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Alstonville, NSW.

Afloat in Venice - Written/Illustrated by Tina Wilson with knitting by Joan Wilson. Music composed by Matt Ottley.

Afloat in Venice

A classic feature book for secondary students is tailored for audience groups from Year 7 to Year 12.

Home and Away - Written by John Marsden. Illustrated by Matt Ottley. Music composed by Matt Ottley.

Home and Away


Fremantle

Venue: The Literature Centre, corner Hampton Rd and Knutsford St, Fremantle.  

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

Time: Students must arrive 15 minutes prior to performances. Times below.  Duration: 1 hour. 

Suitability: Morning 9.30am sessions tailored Kindy/Pre-Primary.  11.15am sessions tailored Year 1/2/3.  1.00pm sessions tailored 4/5/6.  Please contact us to discuss any unique class or homeschool group situations.

Dates & Sessions:

Feature book for all sessions Afloat in Venice - Fremantle Flyer HERE

Tailored performances daily at 9.30am (Kindy/Pre-Primary), 11.15am (Years 1/2/3) and 1.00pm (Years 4/5/6)

Tuesday 14 September

Wednesday 15 September

Thursday 16 September

Friday 17 September

Enquire or Book Now: info@thelitcentre.org.au 


Bunbury

Venue: Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School, Library Building, 5 Allen Road, Gelorup.  

Surrounding Bunbury/Busselton schools are invited to book and attend!

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

Time: Students must arrive 15 minutes prior to performances. Times set to school's timetable are below.  Duration: 1 hour. 

Suitability: Sessions are tailored to year levels as indicated. Please contact us should your class situation be unique.

Dates & Sessions: Two feature books. Bunbury Flyer HERE

Monday 20 September   11.15amHome and Away  (Years 7-12)

                                            1.15pmAfloat in Venice  (Years 1/2)

Tuesday 21 September   9.30am - Afloat in Venice  (Kindy/Pre-Primary)

                                           11.15am - Afloat in Venice  (Years 3/4)

                                           1.15pm - Afloat in Venice   (Years 5/6)

Enquire or Book Now: info@thelitcentre.org.au


Joondalup

Venue: Joondalup Library, 102 Boas Avenue, Joondalup.  

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

Time: Students must arrive 15 minutes prior to performances.  Duration: 1 hour. 

Suitability: Sessions are tailored to year levels as indicated. Please contact us should your class situation be unique.

Dates & Sessions:

Feature book for all sessions Afloat in Venice - Joondalup Flyer HERE

Tailored performances daily at 9.30am (K/PP), 11.15am (Years 1/2/3) and 1.00pm (Years 4/5/6)

Wednesday 22 September

Thursday 23 September

Enquire or Book Now: info@thelitcentre.org.au

 

Please Note: These events may be subject to change or restrictions due to Government COVID-19 health advice.  

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Feedback

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

Music combined with narratives makes for a wonderful experience. I love to draw so I found Matt Ottley inspiring and Danny Parker (Parachute author) 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. MGibbings

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

 

Thank you

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.