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Thu, 18 July


Better Read Than Dead

School Holiday Workshop with Christopher Nielsen

We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's moon landing with a craft workshop for ages 5-10 led by guest illustrator Christopher Nielsen and our very own Olivia O'Flynn!

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School Holiday Workshop with Christopher Nielsen
School Holiday Workshop with Christopher Nielsen

Time & Location

18 July 2019, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia


About The Event

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. On this day, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the lunar surface. On July 18, 2019, Better Read Kids will find themselves locked in for lift-off to explore the human journey into space — all without leaving their local bookshop!

Christopher Nielsen, the illustator of Balloon to the Moon, will be leading moon-themed crafts and activities in our July School Holiday Workshop for kids aged 5-10! 

Please note this workshop runs for two hours and morning tea will be provided.

Christopher Nielsen's illustrations flow forth from a love of vintage design. Tin toys, Mexican wrestlers, Matchboxes, Medical Charts and Indian Goddesses all jostle for attention amongst the flotsam and jetsam of his flip-top head. His images have been adopted by wineries, zoo’s, department stores, radio stations and fish mongers around the globe. When he's not making images for you or raising children he can be found on stage with his band The Ramalamas.

Olivia O'Flynn is a a graduate of the Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts, holds a Bachelor of Performance, and is currently undergoing a Graduate Diploma of Publishing at the University of Sydney. With a history of performance in theatre and television, and writing for stage and screen, she reaslised that kids literature was her true passion, not in half because of the fart jokes. She now works as a children's bookseller and events coordinator for Better Read Kids.


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