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Pop into the Wheeler Centre these school holidays for a rolling session of storytelling, geared towards four to eight-year-olds.
This marvellous morning event will see three talented actors sharing a range of classic and contemporary kids’ books. You’ll encounter old friends, discover new adventures … and hear stories as you’ve never heard them before. This vibrant celebration of reading is presented in partnership with Storyville, a programme that sees Australian performers visit schools to read aloud for fun and learning.
Pull up a beanbag, stay a little or a long time, and tune in to tall tales from some of the best performers in the biz.
Marika Aubrey is an actor and cabaret performer. She has performed across television, film, cabaret and theatre, with roles in Channel 7’s All Saints, Southern Star’s Spirited, Deadly Women for Beyond International, and the feature film Feed co-starring Jack Thompson and Alex O’Loughlin.
Rowan is a native Queenslander who relocated to Melbourne three years ago. He has since appeared in numerous guest roles for some of Australia’s most loved TV series, and performed in a multitude of theatre productions for various companies across Melbourne.
He is a classically trained vocalist and was the 2013 Queensland Eistedfodd Champion Baritone. He has previously received the Victorian Drama League gold award for Best Actor in a Minor Role and was this year nominated for Best Leading Actor in a short film at the Melbourne Independent Film Festival. He is a founding member of Victorian arm of the Equity-run reading programme, Storyville, and currently reads to students of Debney Meadows Primary School in Flemington every Friday.
Felicity Soper has worked as an actor in theatre, film and television in Melbourne, Sydney and London's West End.
Immersion in literacy is one of the most important factors in determining the outcome of a child’s future – and nurturing a love of books and reading is part of that. Also, kids plus books and writing equals fun. We’re delighted to be presenting a new series of events for the younger reader in your life: Wheeler Kids. Roll up and enjoy!