The 21st Byron Writers Festival will be held on 4th – 6th of August in Byron Bay, NSW. It is the largest regional writers’ festival with a seven-day program that engages the local community of more than 65,000 individuals and reaches over 4,000 school students.
We really love the eclectic and fascinating group of events that are coming out of the Open Inner West Festival this year.
We’ve got our eye on this one in particular: with flying camels, a floating boat, fine-feathered birds, and a banjo that tells stories from around the world?
Stories from Around the World is a series of free shows for kids that present music, dance, and puppetry in fantasy stories exploring cultural diversity and teaching children about bravery, kindness, determination, family, friendship and joy.
When we say kids, we mean this event would be great for the whole family. We think it will feed the curiosity of young minds (and hopefully some older ones too!).
The first in the series ‘When Camels Could Fly’ is a performance that tells traditional children’s stories from Macedonia, Afghanistan, Vietnam and Russia.
When: Sat. 17 June 2017 10:30 am – 11:30 am AEST
Where: St Peters Library, 39 Unwins Bridge Road, Sydenham, NSW 2044
To register for this great free event head to: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/stories-from-around-the-world-when-camels-could-fly-tickets-34061815808
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Sydney never runs out of cultural events and fun. This weekend at Darling Harbour, Sydneysiders have the chance to enjoy some Greek fun at the Greek Festival of Sydney.