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Your Story Garden: Laugh, move, create with Ailsa Wild

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The Grand Imaginarium – Your Story Garden.
Laugh, move, create with Ailsa Wild

Proudly presented by the Abbotsford Convent and Kids’ Own Publishing

Spring 2017 Season
Children are invited to let their imaginations flourish at the Abbotsford Convent this spring, as our stunning gardens are brought to life with award-winning children’s authors and illustrators through The Grand Imaginarium – Your Story Garden: a series of exciting book making workshops.

Following a magical tour through the Convent gardens, children will work with writers and illustrators to write and create their very own book to take home!

A collection of the children’s stories and illustrations will be weaved together to create a story-trail around the Convent, for other visitors to enjoy.

The Grand Imaginarium – Your Story Garden sessions are recommended for children aged 5 – 12 years old. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Adults can attend for free.

Thursday 5 October – Laugh, move, create with Ailsa Wild

With music and laughter as inspiration, Ailsa Wild will help children create the characters they need to bring the Convent’s garden to life, and to embark on new adventures led by their imaginations.

Ailsa, a former acrobat and whip cracker, ran away from the circus to become an author. The seventh book in her Squishy Taylor series has just hit bookshelves and has two books listed as Children’s Book Council of Australia Notables this year. Ailsa also writes books starring microbes in collaboration with Scale Free Network art-science publishers.

Ailsa works at City of Melbourne’s ArtPlay, supporting children to co-create with artists, and she loves collaborating to create stories – especially if everyone gets to laugh along the way!

Read more about Ailsa Wild at: ailsawild.com

Book now for Ailsa Wild’s book making workshop.

The Grand Imaginarium is presented in partnership with the Abbotsford Convent Foundation, and is supported by The Ian Potter Foundation and CAL Cultural Fund.

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