Once Upon an Island Story Centre

June 25, 2009

Second Term Holiday Programme 2009

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School Holidays 2nd term 2009 Wedsite Ad

April 28, 2009

Term Two Programme

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Term Two 2009 Story Centre

April 24, 2009

SCREEN FREE WAIHEKE Friday 24th April 10 – 3pm

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10am Free Storytelling
11am Activities and Screen Free Pledge
12 noon Shared lunch if weather is OK (bring a plate)
1 – 3pm Drama Workshop (6yrs plus)
* Drama workshop is free but you do need to register 0212963149

All day board games in the library

We are grateful for the support from Waiheke Community Library, Synergy Studios and the Waiheke Community Board

February 23, 2009

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Programme of Classes and Events March – April 2009

Fridays commencing 6th March

Stories Alive 10 am and 2pm

A five week course of stories, movement, drama, music and art.

Suitable for three to five year olds. Cost $50.

Places for Thinking 3pm

A five week course in creative thinking and philosophy for children five to seven years.

Cost $50

Drama – rama 4pm

A five week course in process based drama for five to seven year olds. Cost $50.

Thursdays commencing 5th March

Storytelling Workshop for Adults

We come to understand ourselves and the world we live in through story. Come and explore, find and tell your story – be you a parent, educator, grandparent or accountant. Every one has a story or two… Workshop facilitator Tanya Batt. Cost $100

Wednesday 25th March 7 – 9pm

When Sex is the Story?

What are our stories around sexuality and how to they affect our children. An informative and important evening for parents of children 0-8 yrs  Cost $20

Easter Programme Friday 10th –17th April

The Fairytale Tree

Come and explore the traditions of Easter in the branches of the Fairytale Tree.

Details to follow http://www.OnceUponAnIsland.info

Bookings essential.

Places limited in workshops to 10 per session.

All sessions held at the Story Centre, Artworks Oneroa

storycentre@gmail.com or 0212963149


September 15, 2008

Puppet Extravanganza

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SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME 29th Sept – 4th Oct 2008.

Monday 29th September 10 – 12pm


Come along and make you own bat stick puppet and create a flappy puppet performance.

Tuesday 30th September 10am & 11.15am


A special puppet-making and performing session for early childhood.

A caregiver must attend.

Wednesday 1st October 10 – 12pm


Experience the magic of shadow puppetry. Make you own puppets and learn to manipulate them for performance.

Thursday 2nd October 10 – 12pm


Make you own fabulous dragon rod puppet and bring it to life!

Friday 3rd October 10 – 12pm

SOCK PUPPETS (workshop)

Let your smelly socks talk and walk! Make and perform with your own sock puppet.

Ages 6yrs+ $20 Materials included

Saturday 4th October 11am and 2pm


Join Tanya Batt and Helen Bacon for a righteous romp through the classic tale of Jack and his magic beans.A puppet show for the whole family.

Cost $5 per person $20 Family

· All workshop prices include materials and morning tea.

· BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Phone 372 4333 or email storycentre@gmail.com

March 25, 2007

Programme of Events – April School Holidays

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Sweeten your Easter with Stories

The Story Centre, Artworks is offering an exciting programme of events this Easter Holidays.

From the 6th – 13th April the Story Centre will be open from 12noon – 4.00pm

Come up and share a story using puppets and storytelling resources from around the world or book into a storytelling session or workshop.

All workshops are limited to 15 people.

Saturday 14th April

2pm Sly Fox Tales – Fox Stories from around the world. (All ages) Cost: $5

Sunday 15th April

11am Sunday of Stories. Come for a pot of story surprises (All ages) Cost: $5

Monday 16th April

11am – 2pm The Necklace of Raindrops

Come and listen to this fabulous fairytale and stay onto create the beaded necklace of your dreams.

Cost $20.00. (Ages: 7 years +) Limited to 15 places.

Tuesday 17th April

11am & 2pm The Happy Man’s Shirt

What does the shirt of the happiest man in the world look like? Hear the story and create your own design.

Cost $10. (Ages: 5 years +)

Wednesday 18th April

11am & 2pm The Minotaur’s Maze

Do you dare to enter the Minotaur’s Maze? Be brave and book your place? A story drama.

Cost $10 (Ages: 7 years +)

Thursday 19th April

11am & 2pm The Musical Story

Come and help create and tell a story using musical instruments. The story will be shared at the end of the session.

Cost $10.00 (Ages: 5 years +)

6 – 8pm Tell me a Story Dad in conjunction with the Hey Dads Network.

A special evening of stories and supper for dad, granddads, uncles, brothers and their children.

Bring a plate for a shred supper at 6pm. Stories start at 7pm.

Cost $5 per person (all ages)

Friday 20th April

11am & 2pm Dance Upon a Time

Come and dance your favorite stories. A special session for younger children and their caregivers.

Cost: $10 (Ages: 3-5 years )


Saturday 21st April

2pm Stories from
India (All ages)

Cost $5 (All ages)

For bookings please book in person at the Centre phone Judith 372 2834 or email jdalley@xtra.co.nz

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