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Wonky Donkey Man & Mr Yipadee - All Ages School Show

Wonky Donkey Man & Mr Yipadee - All Ages School Show

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  • Wed 28 Sep ’16, 11:30am – 12:45pm


East Taieri Church, 12 Cemetery Road, Mosgiel, Dunedin


All Ages

The South Islands own international children's performer Craig Smith aka 'wonky donkey man ' will perform in his only Dunedin - Mosgiel shows for 2016 this coming school holidays. Coming along for the ride on this double bill extravaganza Craig will introduce you to one of the United Kingdoms leading children performers ‘Mr. Yipadee’ Dean O’Brien.

Deano is a Kiwi (Dunedinite) living in the UK for the last 14 years. A children's author and musician whose albums topped the UK Children’s Charts on numerous occasions over the last few years. He's returning home for a couple of months to tour NZ in association with his new books released by Scholastic.

The first book is their lead title this Christmas in Australasia called ‘Jingle Bells Rudolph Smells ' which is released on October 1st. Deano has headlined at Glastonbury, worked with writers from Bob The Builder and even collaborated with Coronation Street Stars. This Dunedinite has swiftly gained a reputation as one of the UK’s top children’s music producers and performers, working with TV personalities from the four main networks including the BBC and CiTV.

Craig Smith is an APRA children award-winning musician whose success in music has been across many genres and includes his children's music as well as his stories in a song being turned into children's books for which he has won several NZ highest children's book awards "the NZ post book awards". His now 4 albums have all been successful, the song "The wonky donkey" is by far the most popular. Followed closely by other stories in songbooks "Willbee the bumblebee", "Kaha the Kea", "My daddy ate an apple", "Square Eyes" and recently released "Eating". Craig has now sold nearly a million copies of his books worldwide .

Suitable for all children from two years of age upward this upbeat sixty-minute show features songs, stories, and interaction, with a number of characters involved including audience participation.

Tuesday, Sept 27th at Coronation Hall Balmacewan Rd Maori Hill and Wednesday, Sept 28th at East Taieri School Hall Cemetery Rd Mosgiel (9 am preschool show and 11:30 am all ages show ). Doors open twenty minutes before showtime. Limited general admission tickets are available from the Dunedin and Mosgiel Libraries as well as from Dunedin Kindergartens – bookings are recommended.

Both artists will have time to sign their books and have photos after each show performance.

For any further enquiries - 0274403058.
Simon Vare Yellow Eye Ltd Dunedin - sieye@xtra.co.nz.

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