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Help the Sydney Story Factory this Christmas!

Help the Sydney Story Factory this Christmas!

30 Nov 2012

The Martian Embassy sells the coolest gifts in town, guaranteed to make your Kris Kringle smile. So help us sell more of it! It’s easy. 1. Download our product catalogue...

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Fables and Myths: Sunday Workshop

Fables and Myths: Sunday Workshop

29 Nov 2012

A group of Sunday morning work-shoppers looked at the fable of the Hare and the Tortoise then wrote their own stories of good guys and bad guys, of characters with...

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Politicians and journos shoot hoops for the SSF

Politicians and journos shoot hoops for the SSF

28 Nov 2012

The Minister for the Arts, Simon Crean, and the Minister for Sport, Kate Lundy, joined the real showdown in Canberra today: the much-anticipated netball match between politicians and staffers, and...

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LISA HOLZL – Arts and Writing

LISA HOLZL – Arts and Writing

27 Nov 2012

Approach writing like you’re making a collage. Write ideas or words down on small pieces of paper or post-it notes. Try dropping them to see how they land or put...

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The Martian Embassy wins Sydney Design Award!

The Martian Embassy wins Sydney Design Award!

23 Nov 2012

We are very proud that our Martian Embassy won a Sydney Design Award this week, in the category of interior design – public or institutional. Huge congratulations to our fantastic...

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The Good, the Bad, and the Poems: Sunday Poetry Writing Workshop with Libby Hathorn

20 Nov 2012

Sunday Poetry Writing Workshop with Libby Hathorn Rythmn and rhyme, repetition,  alliteration. These are the poet’s tools and last Sunday writer and Ambassador for reading Libby Hathorn put us to...

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30-Minute Fairy Tales

30-Minute Fairy Tales

20 Nov 2012

On Sundays, kids 7-18 are writing their own fairy tales against a ticking clock. Find out what happens to a modern Cinderella, her Prince, and other characters you thought you knew.  ...

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Sydney artists take on Beck’s Song Reader

Sydney artists take on Beck’s Song Reader

15 Nov 2012

We’re extremely excited to announce a fundraising concert, an evening of music and words held to raise money and awareness for the Sydney Story Factory. Beck Hansen’s Song Reader Presented by...

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Thank you to Rotary Club of Sydney Cove!

Thank you to Rotary Club of Sydney Cove!

15 Nov 2012

We say a big Martian thanks to Rotary Club of Sydney Cove for the generous donation of 5 refurbished laptops, complete with software, all delivered to our door. The computers...

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Volunteer of the Month!

Volunteer of the Month!

15 Nov 2012

MARGARET MCGREGOR: We could not have compiled the figures for our first term of operations, and first school holiday period without the help of the unflappable Margaret McGregor. Margaret bravely...

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Launching Prof Robyn Ewing’s latest book

Launching Prof Robyn Ewing’s latest book

15 Nov 2012

Last Tuesday night the Sydney Story Factory was honoured to host the launch of our vice-president, Robyn Ewing’s, latest book, Creative Arts in the Lives of Young Children. Robyn edited...

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The Results Are In!

The Results Are In!

14 Nov 2012

We are thrilled to report that the figures for our first term of operations, and first school holiday period, look very healthy indeed. Over term 3 and the October school...

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SPIRIT ANIMALS WORKSHOP

SPIRIT ANIMALS WORKSHOP

07 Nov 2012

Craftketeer Kitiya Palaskas came in to help us find out which secret spirit animal lives inside us, then write a fable about our new friend, and make a mask of...

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Snippets from the Sunday Workshop …. Mission

Snippets from the Sunday Workshop …. Mission

30 Oct 2012

Mission By Fred Bekker  Today He went into the hut, searching, when suddenly the light coming from the doorway was blocked, and he slowly turned around to hear chief Oofaoompa...

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Thursday Workshop: Ghost Story Recipes!

Thursday Workshop: Ghost Story Recipes!

29 Oct 2012

On Thursdays this term, the kids are working on writing their own ghost stories. Here are a few samples of their recipes for a perfect ghost story! To Make a...

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