CELEBRATING language and culture will be the order of the day when Ipswich Libraries takes a popular children’s program out to the community this February and March.
The Gudyiwagagirri Song & Dance series hosted by Aunty Sharron Lindh will make stops at Bundamba, Leichhardt, Rosewood and Camira.
The program is an opportunity for children up to eight years old, with a parent or carer, to learn about and celebrate culture and languages through music, dance and stories.
“Teaching children about culture and language in a fun, musical way with Aunty Sharron has been a huge success,” Library Services Manager Sylvia Swalling said.
“Indigenous Insights was first held at Ipswich Libraries as a single event to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day in August 2017.
“It morphed into two events held at Ipswich Libraries in 2018 and now it is a series of five events that we are taking out of the physical library space and into the community.”
Gudyiwagagirri Song & Dance events will be held as follows:
- 26 February: Bundamba Salvation Hall, Brisbane Rd, Bundamba, 10am-11am.
- 19 March: Leichhardt Community Centre, 1 Denman St, Leichhardt, 10am-11am.
- 20 March: Rosewood Memorial Hall, Anzac Park, 1 Mill Street, Rosewood, 10am-11am.
- 21 March: Camira Springfield Community Centre, 389 Old Logan Road, Camira, 10am-11am.
For more information, including to book for one of the events, visit www.ipswichlibraries.com.au or phone 3810 6815.