Fairy Jane – Facepainter
Tamsin Flynn – The Children’s Poet
Tamsin Flynn began writing for children in 2002.In 2004 she was published in the anthology Down to the sea againÂ edited by Tessa Duder and published by Harper Collins.
The story tells of one of her many crazy sailing adventures told from the point of view of a pirate and she should know as Tamsin has been sailing around the Hauraki Gulf since she was six. She has travelled to most corners of the world and in 2008 moved to Qatar to live for four years to experience life through the eyes of another culture.
Here she met UK poet and illustrator Chris White who not only inspired her in the performance of children’s poetry but also agreed to illustrate for her. She began performing her work in schools in Qatar. She continues to perform her own work here in New Zealand and by interacting and work shopping with the children aims to share the joy of the poetry.
Tamsin has work in A Treasury of NZ children’s poemsÂ edited by Paula Green and published by Random House and has completed over sixty performances in schools in Auckland.
She loves entertaining children with her funny narrative poems and is passionate that poetry be an interactive and engaging process for all.
Bean Bag Pile Up = Storytime
Watch out for Killer Croc
Coffee and Food on the Day
Another Clever Kiwi Idea. 100% Fresh NZ Roasted Coffee in easy-to-use single serve Bean Bags.
The clever pyramid shape tricks your cup into thinking it is a plunger. It then brews the perfect cup of coffee! And because we know you’ll want to take this everywhere – each bag is individually sealed to go where you do. The path to perfection starts with the clever shape of the Bean Bag, which lets the fresh coffee brew like it does in a plunger. The secret is the two squeezes with a good brew in between.
Free coffee packs for the first 100 visitors on the day. Free freshly brewed coffees for visitors and exhibitors on the day.
Keep watching! Food vendors announced shortly.