This year in addition to our March festival we added a mini-break in the form of Winter Tales.
We invited our storytellers back for a second telling and had a few performances as well.
Opened By Shelley J we sang Tutira Mai Nga Iwi and then launched into stories in Samoan, German, Kirundi, Portuguese, and Nepali, pre-told in English with NZSL interpretation.
Alofa returns to tell the tale of Sina and the Eel; Samoan
Alofa uses a sock to represent the eel
Christine returns to tell the tale of the Musicians of Bremen: German
Ines returns to tell the tale of a wise man and a king: Kirundi.
Roberta introduces us to an Amazonian mermaid and her taniwha friend: Portuguese
Children lean in close to Harold the Giraffe
Annal tells the tale of a powerful king bested by a fish: Nepali
Nor’Easterly Choir sing in multiple languages
We also invited Harold The Giraffe to talk about the most important person in the world. Thank you so much to Marie from Life Education Trust and Harold for coming along! The kids really loved you!