Reconciliation Week Workshops at Cessnock City Libraries

Close up photo of child weaving a circle with green material

The community is invited to celebrate this National Reconciliation Week 2021 at Cessnock City Libraries with some fabulous free kids’ workshops presented by Speaking in Colour.

Speaking in Colour are a Hunter Valley based team of local Indigenous artists and educators who teach children about Aboriginal dance, weaving and art appreciation.

The cultural workshops in celebration of Reconciliation Week will happen at both Cessnock and Kurri Kurri library branches.

Library Services Co-ordinator, Rose-marie Walters said the workshops are a great way to introduce kids to the concept of reconciliation and the importance of Indigenous culture.

“The workshops are a wonderful opportunity for the community to engage in the spirit of reconciliation through shared cultural experiences.”

“Our regular library Storytime sessions for kids will also explore the theme of reconciliation during the week,” she said.

Bookings are essential as places are limited. Head to the Cessnock City Library Eventbrite page to book or call Cessnock Library on 4993 4399.

Time To Move: Aboriginal Dance Workshops (Ages: 5-12)

Learn all about the significance of dance in Aboriginal everyday and ceremonial life – have your hands painted in ochre, and practise some Aboriginal dance moves.

Cessnock Library

Monday 31 May

4pm – 4:45pm

5pm – 5:45pm

Kurri Kurri Library Tuesday 1 June

4pm – 4:45pm

5pm – 5:45pm

Interwoven: Aboriginal Weaving

(Ages: Preschool 3-5)

Find out all about traditional Aboriginal weaving, then create your own little keepsake to take home!

Cessnock Library Wednesday 2 June

1pm – 1:45pm

Kurri Kurri Library Wednesday 2 June

11am – 11:45am

Aboriginal Art Appreciation

(Ages: 5-12)

Explore traditional symbols in Aboriginal art, then create your own Indigenous-inspired contemporary artwork to take home.

Cessnock Library Wednesday 2 June

4pm – 4:45pm

5pm – 5:45pm

Kurri Kurri Library Thursday 3 June

4pm – 4:45pm

5pm – 5:45pm

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