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June 2017
$10

African Drumming for Daddy and Me

Monday 12 June 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Community Centre,
3 Mccormacks Bay Rd, Christchurch, 8081 New Zealand
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A chance for Dads to connect and have fun with their child through African drumming. Experiencing how to play together as a group with interacting rhythms on African Drums. Ages 5-8

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July 2017
$5

My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes – Thursday 13 July at 11am and 1pm

Thursday 13 July 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:45 pm
Charles Luney Auditorium,
12 Winchester Street, Merivale, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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Join the Christchurch School of Music world percussion ensemble and dancers this Thursday 13 July at 11am and 1pm (tickets $5) as they bring the much loved children’s book, My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes to life. Cats from many different countries may like to do all kinds of strange and exotic things like fly aeroplanes, or sing and dance, or even play the violin – but my cat, an ordinary round-the-house cat, likes to hide in boxes. You…

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$10

Kidsfest – We are Playing Music

Wednesday 19 July 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Mount Pleasant Community Centre,
3 Mccormacks Bay Rd, Christchurch, 8081 New Zealand
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This interactive music session for children and their parents will include singing, saying, moving and playing, interacting through a range of musical sensory experiences.    

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$10

African Dancing and Drumming for Parents and Kids

Wednesday 19 July 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Mount Pleasant Community Centre,
3 Mccormacks Bay Rd, Christchurch, 8081 New Zealand
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Let your hair down and come along and have fun playing African Drums. A Chance for children and parents to create and learn some dance moves that can inspire a dance to the sound of live drumming, and use as inspiration for dancing at home! Wednesday 19 July 11.00am-11.30am Ages 3-5 11.45am- 12.30pm 6+ Years      

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September 2017

Australian Christian Early Childhood Educators’ Association Conference

Thursday 7 September 2017 - Saturday 9 September 2017
Ella Hughes Chapel, Avondale College of Higher Education, Lake Macquarie Campus,
582 Freemans Drive, Cooranbong, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales NSW 2265 Australia
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Julie is very excited about being invited to present as a keynote speaker at the inaugural Australian Christian Early Childhood Educators’ Association Conference (7-9 September, 2017, Cooranbong, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales).   Conference tickets are on sale now and further information is available on the Avondale College of Higher Education website.

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October 2017

The Beautiful World of Baroque Music: Spring Interactive Concert – From Bach to Saint-Saëns

Wednesday 11 October 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Community Centre,
3 Mccormacks Bay Rd, Christchurch, 8081 New Zealand
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The school holidays are nearly here! If you’re in Christchurch on Wednesday 11th October, celebrate Spring and join Julie Wylie and the cellist Tomas Hurnik at the Mt Pleasant Community Centre for a fun, interactive concert where you and your children can experience the magical sound of the cello. See the poster below for further information.

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November 2017
Free

Kiwi Kids Music Christmas Sing Along

Saturday 25 November 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Palms Shopping Mall,
Cnr Marshland & New Brighton Roads, Christchurch, Canterbury 8061 New Zealand
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Can you believe it’s Christmas next month? In conjunction with Kiwi Kids Music, Julie Wylie, Suzy Cato, Petite Music Box, Itty Bitty Beats, Kahuna Kidsongs, Vintage Blue and Run-mama-run are getting into the spirit of Christmas with a special Christmas Sing Along on Saturday 25 November outside Kmart, at The Palms Shopping Mall in Christchurch. Julie will kick things off at 9am with a Sensory Christmas Sing Along. Mark it in your diary and spread the word! For further information,…

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February 20182018

Summer Interactive Concert: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

February 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Mount Pleasant Community Centre,
3 Mccormacks Bay Rd, Christchurch, 8081 New Zealand
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Summer Interactive Concert: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons For children 3-8 years old* with guest dancer Mareike Greb (Germany) Baroque Period Instrument Ensemble and Julie Wylie Musical Play   Children and their parents can experience the magical sound of period instruments through listening, watching and dance using a variety of props including organza, streamers, ribbons, and scarves. Come and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in a beautiful venue with a lovely view, café and playground. Children are welcome to come in costume as…

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March 2018

The Science, Art and Psychology of Musical Play Workshop Series – Workshop 1

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hao Room, Te Hāpua (Halswell Library),
341 Halswell Road, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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WORKSHOP 1 – THE SCIENCE OF MUSICAL PLAY Monday 5th March, 7pm – 9pm, with Julie Wylie and Occupational Therapist Julie Frew Music is a language of the emotions, which affects our mood. It can cause us to feel calm, or agitated and over-aroused. This workshop is designed to help parents, teachers and educators understand how music works in relation to the brain, why babies are “born musical” and able to take turns in musical conversations from birth, and what…

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The Science, Art and Psychology of Musical Play Workshop Series – Workshop 2

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hao Room, Te Hāpua (Halswell Library),
341 Halswell Road, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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WORKSHOP 2 – THE ART OF MUSICAL PLAY Thursday 15th March, 7pm – 9pm, with Julie Wylie Musical play is the child’s first language and is a natural part of the life and culture of children. It opens up an imaginative, magical world of possibilities. Sensory musical play helps children to listen, express, feel, move and develop a strong sense of self in relation to others. It structures the moment, helping children to make sense of their world. Musical play…

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