2015 Family Events

Family Events


This year the festival is offering a program catering for families after school. There is a free component to the program but bookings are essential as seats are limited. You can book up to 10 tickets per family.

Bookings can be made online at http://idtl.net.au/events/story-arts-festival.php

Download the program here: Family Program

The biennial Ipswich Festival of Children’s began in 1995 providing FREE sessions for children and low cost session for adults and young adults with an interest in children’s literature such as teachers, librarians, and emerging writers and illustrators.

The festival aims to increase an awareness of the value of the arts in relation to writing and illustration and help build and maintain increased audiences for children’s literature. We plan to inspire young people to buy and read more books and gain an appreciation of the processes involved in writing and illustrating. We also aim to enthuse teachers and parents about the value of stories and encourage them to promote literature to young people.

The Festival is organized and funded this year by the Ipswich District Teacher-Librarian Network.

The Festival will be officially opened on Saturday 5th September at the Ipswich Community Gallery where The Many Story Treehouse exhibition created by Terry Denton and children from local schools will be on display until 20th September. It is curated by Books Illustrated.

Bookings can be made online at http://idtl.net.au/events/story-arts-festival.php

There are two theatre performances that can be booked separately on the company’s websites.

Please check the program for more details for Eric Vale, Epic Fail with THAT Production Company and Mary Poppins with Ipswich Musical Theatre Company.

Getting there:

Ipswich Venues UBD Map 213 E16:

Ipswich Library, cnr East & South Sts. | Civic Centre, cnr Limestone and Nicholas Sts. | Ipswich

Community Gallery, D’Arcy Doyle Place | Studio 188, 188 Brisbane St.