Koo Wee Kapers

 



 THE BOOK

Koo Wee Kapers is a beautifully illustrated children’s book including an interactive CD with a spoken narrative weaving through a repertoire of new and lively songs introducing a cast of quirky Australian wildlife characters, set against a back drop of the Aussie landscape.

RRP $34.95 (Free postage Australia wide)


CD $19.95 (Free postage Australia wide)

 




    

'I started this project after returning from travels abroad in 2010 and as a result of the many stories I shared with people along the way about Australia, our vast landscapes and the very unique animals that inhabit this continent.

I started the project with a couple of songs which soon inspired ideas for more and before I knew it I had quite a collection of songs that began to find their way into the world at parties and local events. Next my thinking went toward documenting the songs in the form of a CD and this lead to the idea of creating an accompanying book, so, just for fun, I designed some mock up illustrations based on the characters in the songs and once the beautiful scrap booking paper found its way into my hands I couldn't stop and so I just kept going. The narrative came into being as the characters evolved through the collage illustrations and that's how an adventurous Kangaroo called Koo Wee began a journey across Australia and discovered a cast of interesting and quirky characters set against the colourful back drop of the Aussie landscape.

I hope that this book and CD will inspire children of all ages to explore new places with a sense of curiosity, care and respect for the natural environment that we share with all creatures whilst enjoying the Koo Wee Kapers adventure.'




 

THE SHOW

Koo Wee Kapers is a lively and interactive family show based on the beautifully illustrated children’s book of the same name.  

The spoken narrative brings to life the story of an adventurous kangaroo set amongst the back drop of a unique Aussie landscape and introduces a cast of delightful wildlife characters through live music, movement and puppetry.


Angie Macmillan aka. Kitty -Vocals, Ukulele, Puppeteer & Story Teller and Andy Scott aka Boomer - Double Base.                                                            

   Through rhyme, song and movement Koo Wee Kapers is a fun way to learn a little more about some of our closest wild life neighbours and makes wonderful family entertainment for festivals, functions and special events. 

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum Children's Week



UPCOMING SHOW DATES
2014

Fri 4th Sept 2014
Edendale Farm Landscape Launch
4pm
Gastons Rd
Eltham.

September School Holiday Program 2014

Tue 23rd & Wed 24th September
Latrobe Valley Victoria
Library program
show times available via Latrobe Valley website


Thu 25th, Fri 26th, Mon 29th September & Thu 2nd Oct
Nillumbik Shire Council, Youth Services
Puppet Making Workshops for 12-25 years.
Eltham, Victoria



Recent Shows & Workshops

Sat 5th & Sun 6th April 2013
Laura Folk Fair
Southern Flinders Ranges
South Australia


Fri OCT 25 2013
Children's Week Event
Story & Puppet workshop
Yarra Junction Family Centre
Hoddle St, Yarra Junction, Vic.

10.15am - 12.15pm

Sat OCT 26 2013
Christmas Hills Hall Celebration
Ridge Rd, Christmas Hills, Vic.
6 - 6.45pm

Fri 8 NOV 2013
Sat 9 NOV 2013
Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society
Ballarat Showgrounds
Harry Smith Pavillion
Cnr Creswick & Howitt St
Wendouree, Vic

11.30am & 2.30pm BOTH DAYS



OCTOBER 3 2013
Springvale Library
City of Greater Dandenong
Springvale Rd, Springvale, Vic.
11-11.45 am


Sept 12 & 13
Christmas Hills Primary School
Eltham - Yarra Glen Rd
Christmas Hills
Show and Puppet making workshops

June 7-10 2013
Perisher Snowy Mountains of Music
Perisher Valley NSW
Children's Stage
Thu 04 April 2013

EASTERN REGIONAL LIBRARY
Hoddle St, Yarra Junction Vic
11am

Fri 12 April 2013
HEPBURN LIBRARIES TOUR
11am -
Creswick Library, 68 Albert St
2.30pm -
Daylesford Library, cnr Albert & Bridport sts

Sat 23 March 2013
WELCOME PLATYPUS FESTIVAL
Allwood House, Main st Hurstbridge Vic
1.45pm


Sat 2 March 2013
MELBOURNE UKULELE FESTIVAL
Northcote Town Hall
11.20am

Sun 24 Feb 2013
BIG FUN SUNDAY
Arthurs Creek Hall Vic
3.15 - 3.45pm


Fri 18
- Sun 20 Jan 2013
ILLAWARA FOLK FESTIVAL
Bulli Show Grounds
Wollongong NSW
The Shed, Children's Stage
Fri 18 - 1.30 - 2pm
Sun 20 - 2.15 - 2.45pm


2012

Sunday Oct 21st
Practically Green Festival, Eden Dale Farm Eltham. 11am

Thursday Oct 25th
Children's Week at Yarra ranges Regional Museum, Lilydale. 1.30pm

Sunday Oct 28th
Kids workshop performance- On the Hill Festival, Panton Hill. 11am





   




 WORKSHOPS

We can also accommodate tailor made workshops based on the Koo Wee Kapers content to suit any occasion and age specific groups. Workshops include puppet & mask making, collage art and narrative writing.

A schedule of fees is available on inquiry. Workshops and long distance travel may incur an additional fee.

Koo Wee Kapers performers are covered by their own public liability insurance and carry a current working with check.


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