Time to get the Crayolas ready.
Once upon a time, many children still read books. In the day and age of modern technologies ever encroaching in our lives, books and creativity seem to be of a bygone era and us Perth folk are having none of that.
To help encourage creativity amongst children, local non-for-profit creative heroes FORM is hosting WA’s biggest children’s literature and art festival, Scribblers Festival. The festival will be running from the 8th – 12th May in conjunction with the Town of Claremont at The Goods Shed.
Scribblers Festival encourages the magic of storytelling and creativity amongst youngsters.
Talks will be presented from leading children’s authors and illustrators including Triple j favourite Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, award-winning Eddie Dickens author Philip Ardagh, Youtuber Eddie Woo (voted one of the ten teachers in the world), ABC’s The Checkout Zoë Norton Lodge and more.
The festival’s family weekend (11-12th May) includes a stellar lineup of literature based activities and attractions to get the creative juices going amongst the kids which include writing and craft workshops, author book signings and roving entertainment.
Children will also be encouraged to get on the mic to record podcasts and interview their favourite authors live from the onsite Podcast Caravan.
Not everything is about the kids. As the festival falls over Mother’s Day weekend, there is a free flower cart to create your own flower arrangement (or guilt-trip the kid’s to do it for you!). There will also be baked goodies from Mary St Baker and Carinas Kitchen available for purchase to treat yourself. Coffee is available from The Goods Shed onsite cafe.
Adults can also be entertained by checking out what’s going on inside The Goods Shed – the Instagrammable crocheted exhibition ‘A Man, A Monster and The Sea’ by Indonesian artist Mulyana (running at until the end of May).
An event worth penciling in the calendar for!
Scribblers Festival Details
Scribblers Festival runs from 8th to 12th May from 9.30am – 5pm.
A Man, A Monster & The Sea Exhibition Details
This free exhibition at The Goods Shed runs 8am – 3pm weekdays and 9am – 3pm weekends until the end of May.
Location: Cnr of Shenton Rd and Claremont Cres, Claremont