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Ipswich Libraries takes celebration of Indigenous culture to the suburbs

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.

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