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Jamel Singh & Dheeraj Shrestha

Jamel Kaur Singh studied Classical South Indian, Barathanatium Dance since the age of 6 and has travelled to Singapore to further her studies in North Indian Kathak dance and Classical Indian vocal music and tabla. Her upbringing in Punjabi folk dance, Bhangra, and interest in modern forms of dance such as hip-hop and Latin allows […]

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Mark Greenwood

Mark Greenwood is an author with a passion for history. His award winning books have been honoured internationally. He has twice received the West Australian Premier’s Award for The Legend of Lasseter’s Reef and The Legend of Moondyne Joe. Other titles include Ned Kelly and the Green Sash, Midnight – the story of a light […]

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Frané Lessac

Frané Lessac is an author/ illustrator of international renown having over 40 award winning children’s books. She has a passion to inspire and instill pride in children about their own unique heritage and their ability to capture it in pictures and words. Frané has contributed her distinctive paintings to many picture books including, “Simpson and […]

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Martin Chatterton

An engaging and comedic speaker, Martin Ed Chatterton has been writing, illustrating and performing successfully around the world for the last thirty years appearing extensively at schools, festivals, conferences, TV and radio in the UK, Australia, India, China and the USA. His books for children and adults have been published in more than a dozen […]

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Showko

Showko is a professional Rakugo performer. Based in London, Osaka, Singapore and now Melbourne, she has appeared regularly on TV and Radio and performs internationally in theatres and festivals such as the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe, Norwich Puppet Festival UK, Little Angel Theatre London, and the National Bunraku Puppet Theatre and Hanjotei […]

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Lucy Christopher

Lucy was born in Wales but grew up in Australia, returning to Wales to complete her MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. This led to her writing her first book about a boy called Adam and a strange, flightless whooper swan. Six years later, a gender change of the main character, and a […]

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Craig Smith

Over 40 years Craig has illustrated close to 400 books – picture books, junior novels and many readers – collaborating with many of Australia’s most experienced writers and editors. The writers include Doug MacLeod, Libby Gleeson, Sally Morgan, Duncan Ball, Emily Rodda, Gary Crew, Paul Jennings, Rachel Flynn and Nigel Gray… The books include Billy […]

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Anne Norman & Toshi Sakamoto

Toshinori Sakamoto is a master TAIKO drummer. He has founded RINDO DAIKO in Kyushu as well as several Taiko teams in Melbourne since settling here in ’95. He performs regularly in Festivals and schools throughout Australia and Japan. Anne Norman is a highly acclaimed musician and composer who took up the shakuhachi in 1986 while […]

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Valanga Khoza

VALANGA KHOZA is a consummate storyteller and musician, shaping tales of his life into captivating presentations. Valanga was born in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. He grew up in a traditional setting surrounded by lively singing, drumming and dancing. The Limpopo area is rich in traditional healers, orators and storytellers, highly respected throughout Africa. […]

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WALA

When the power of percussion meets dazzling vocal harmony in the dance of life. A dynamic fusion of drumming, dance, percussion and soaring vocal harmonies. Three passionate, exuberant and talented performers present audiences with an exciting display of Ghanaian culture. Odai: To see Wala’s spirited lead-vocalist Odai perform is to witness a genuine love of […]

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