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Children’s Programme 2018 2018-04-09T14:04:21+00:00

Children’s Programme 2018

All children’s programme events are included in the R70 entry for ages 3 to 11. 

Please note: there are only events at selected venues during each timeslot.

Meet your favourite characters on campus!

Story Time Studio

Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland

(a reimagined SA edition) by Megan Bird

A wonderful children’s tale by Lewis Carroll reimagined with a modern twist of adventure. Alice’s curiosity leads her to fall down a rabbit hole and into a marvelously troublesome world.

(age 10-13)

Author Studio

The Song of the Sunbird by Mahdiyyah Wadee

A story of a lost and injured sunbird affected by deforestation, who finds her way into a kind, resourceful little girl’s arms. Mahdiyyah with Mark D. Anderson (CEO of BirdLife South Africa) and bird photographer Hugh Chittenden discuss endangered birds and their conservation.

(age 4- 12)

Stories & Crafts Studio

A Complete Guide to Being a Monster by Astika Chetram

3 little monsters, Ike, Spike, and Mia, recall what they’ve learnt of how “to be the best monster they can be”, such as practicing their roar, embracing the dark, and learning how to dance. Find your inner monster too…

(age 3-5)

Imagination Studio

Audrey and Phiway Mbuyazi tell Classic Traditional Stories with a delightful African twist.

These familiar stories are set in an African wilderness of hyenas (and not bears) which makes the series a lot of fun. In both English and isiZulu.

(age 4 -11, adults welcome)

ABC Studio

A Little Horse called Pancakes by Candice Noakes-Dobson

Listen to a story about a very special relationship between a girl and her miniature horse as they work together to show that commitment and dedication pay off in the end.

(age 4-8)

Story Time Studio

The Elders at the Door by Maryanne and Shayle Bester

Early one morning three tired, dirty, hungry elders – Blessing, Wisdom and Love – knock on the door of a family home. They want to invite them in, but they can only choose one visitor. Which do they pick?

(age 3-6)

Author Studio

Shadow Chasers: Flame of Truth by Bontle Senne

Only the Shadow Chasers, with their magical knives, can save the world from the evil in the dreamworld … Read all three books – Flame of Truth is Book 3.

(age 9-12)

Stories & Crafts Studio

Mpumi’s Magic Beads by Lebohang Masango

Join Lebohang for this delightful story and colourful craft session about friendship, self-esteem & beautiful hair in the big city of Jhb. Explore the world through the eyes of Mpumi, Asante & Tshiamo

(age 4-8)

Imagination Studio

Underwater Zoo by Alan Glass

Join Alan on a musical journey of underwater exploration, to meet the beautiful creatures that live in our great oceans. Some sea creatures have names that are similar to land creatures, like the catfish, tiger fish, dogfish and seahorse. It’s an underwater zoo!

(age 3 -10)

ABC Studio

Nicko – The Tale of a Vervet Monkey on an African Farm by Penny Haw

The true tale of Alice Kirk and Nicko the baby vervet monkey, found abandoned on a farm in KZN. Midlands, who lived with the family for 17 years. Come and hear more about this emotional adventure, and all the whacky, alarming stories of their lives together.

(age 9-12)

Story Time Studio

Tallula by Refiloe Moahali

Tallula is a majestic bird born into royalty, the ndunas of the herd. Being a nduna means having to guard the skies at night. But Tallula longs for something different, so she sneaks off during the day…

(age 3-8)

Author Studio

Arabella, the Secret King and the Amulet from Timbuktu by Hamilton Wende

In Knysna Arabella battles the evil monster Krakobek. On the lagoon she meets Lwazi on his paddle ski, along with charming seahorses, angry oysters & many other enchanted creatures. Deep in the forest they find the Secret King who has the power to help them win.

(age 8-12)

Stories & Crafts Studio

Salome and Gogo visit Soweto and Salome and Gogo visit the farm by Cora Groenewald

Come and join Salome on a big adventure as Gogo takes Salome to her hometown of Soweto. Soweto is musical and colourful, and Salome just loves it! And then they go to the farm, as Grandpa needs help with the animals.

(age 5-10)

Meet your favourite characters on campus!

Author Studio

The Horn of Africa by Taskeen Wadee

A book about a hopeful little rhino who gets separated from his mother. Tackling South Africa’s greatest conservation challenge, rhino poaching, Taskeen & Rhino Conservation expert John Bassi speak about the battle to save these gentle giants.

(age 4-12)

Stories & Crafts Studio

What on Earth am I? by Lara Salomon

A wonderful picture book with more questions than answers about the world! Follow a young child’s over-active imagination, which often leaves them confused as to what kind of creature they are.

(age 5- 10)

Story Time Studio

Nyambura waits for the bus by Cath Alexander

Nyambura is going to visit her Gogo! Then she finds that she is last in the queue and the bus has not arrived. As she waits, she thinks of the fun things that she and Gogo have done. Meanwhile a disaster strikes the waiting passengers. Will they ever get to their destinations?

(age 5-9)

Imagination Studio

Calm in Storm by Gary Hirson

Author and photographer Gary shares the joy of reading, the gift of imagination as well as the importance of having goals to pursue. Learn about his inspiring journey and take part in exciting imagination-based exercises.

(age 10 -12, adults welcome)

ABC Studio

Bob and the Snake by Stacey Fru

Bob is a boy who loves snakes with his whole heart. His birthday is coming, and he is super happy because he overheard his parents saying that they may buy him a real one for his birthday. And to his amazement, they do!

(age 5 – 9)