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Go Beyond the Page these school holidays

HUTT CITY COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE

30 JUNE 2017


Go Beyond the Page these school holidays


Get prepared for a festival of literary proportions! Beyond the Page Children & Youth Literary Festival is bringing a packed programme of more than 100 free events to surprise, entertain and inspire young people throughout the Wellington region during the winter school holidays.

Local children and youth are invited to journey through different aspects of storytelling, creating experiences for them to immerse themselves in the literary world, explore their own stories and express their creativity.

Events include Te Reo Māori storytelling presented by Te Reo Wainene o Tua, Rainbow Storytimes with local drag kings and queens, Tales From the Royal New Zealand Ballet with Sir Jon Trimmer, as well as workshops on zines, creative writing, manga and costuming. There’s something for all ages.

The festival kicks off with Pancakes & Poetry on 8 July where children and youth can come along and get expressive with words in exchange for a pancake.

Beyond the Page runs from 8-23 July and is a collaboration between Hutt City, Upper Hutt City and Wellington City Libraries, with a combined goal to immerse young people (ages 4-18) throughout the region in the world of story.

All events are free, but some require registrations. For more information seewww.beyondthepage.nz.

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