This morning we were visited by Holly Gooch who calls herself a storytailor - a storyteller with a twist. When I popped down for a look and a listen she had almost 100 visitors enthralled by her stories. As you can see from the photos Holly acts out her stories as do the children and sometimes parents in attendance. Here we have Holly and crowd doing a chicken dance and milking cows - gathering the ingredients (eggs and cream) for pavlova.
Next week we have the Travelling Tuataras coming to visit at 10am on Monday 14 January. Often their storytelling involves puppets, bucket-drums, bright cloths and windsocks so I'm looking forward to that. I wonder how many people we can squeeze into Te Takere to enjoy the Travelling Tuataras?
Then Ken Samson is telling stories at 10.30am on Friday 25 January. Ken created Cherry the Clown in 1991 and Cherry the Clown has performed in LA, Sweden and all over NZ. The show includes comedy, magic, juggling, puppets, and balloon sculptur.
I have both of these events booked into my calendar (because stories are fun for big people too) and invite you to do the same.