The Beyond the Page literary festival is returning for a mini-festival of awesomeness across the Wellington region during the July school holidays! From July 16-19, join us for five amazing events that will bring the fizzing, creative, and adventurous part of the library to life for you and your whānau. Read on to find out what’s on and how to get involved!
Songs, Stories, Sass & SPLASH by Sacha Cotter & Josh Morgan
Bring the whānau and learn the secrets behind the creation of the multi award-winning picture book The Bomb. Join picture book making team, author Sacha Cotter and illustrator Josh Morgan, for a fun-filled hour of storytelling, music, fascinating ‘behind-the-scenes’ facts and an activity to unleash your imagination designing your own slapping, dripping, soaking, sky-scraping SPLASH!
This event is suitable for children 3-8 years old with their caregivers, and registrations are not required. We may need to restrict numbers on the day for safety due to venue and crowd size, so we recommend arriving 15 minutes before the event begins to secure your spot.
Find out more about Sacha and Josh here.
Family Quiz Night with Gee Quiz
Online (from the comfort of your own home!), Saturday 17 July, 6.30pm
It’s trivia time! We’ve partnered with the capital’s favourite quiz provider, Gee Quiz, to bring you an awesome online family-friendly quiz as part of Beyond the Page. All you need is an internet connection and you and your family can join in the fun from the comfort of your own home. Dress-ups of your favourite book, movie or comic character are encouraged, but if you just want to cosy up in your PJs, that is fine too!
We recommend teams of 2-6 players, but at least one person on the team must be a child under age of 13.
Little Dog Barking Theatre Presents: Rainbows and Fishes
Colourful props and puppets are woven together by Kenny King to tell this story in English, te reo Māori, and Samoan. Enjoy an exciting story of change, colour and creation!
Show synopsis: Home to a happy group of people was a small island in the Pacific ocean. They had everything they needed — they grew vegetables and fruit to eat, caught fish, played games with each other, and told stories of old and stories of new. There was one song they sang, of a time when the Rainbow Fish lost its colours, a time when the other fish in the sea had no colours, a time when the wind created great mischief to the people of the island and the fish in the sea.
This event is suitable for children 2-8 years old with their caregivers, and registrations are not required.
Find out more about Little Dog Barking Theatre here.
Superhero Science with Nanogirl
Walter Nash Centre, Taitā, Monday 19 July, 2.00pm
This event is suitable for children 6-12 years old with their caregivers. Registrations are required; click here to register.
Find out more about Nanogirl here.