Celebrate Book Week at Butterbox

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Larrikin Puppets bring Hijabi Girl novel to life

Budding bookworms will witness a novel come to life when Book Week 2022 is celebrated at the City of Logan’s new Butterbox Theatre.
The musical puppet show Hijabi Girl, performed by Larrikin Puppets, will be a colourful and exciting introduction to the venue for local schoolchildren on August 23 and 24.
Set in an Australian school during Book Week, the show shares important messages about creative expression, problem solving and social inclusion.
Hijabi Girl is based on the 2016 children’s novel of the same name by Australian authors Hazel Edwards and Ozge Alkan.
City Lifestyle Chair, Councillor Laurie Koranski, said the show was among the highlights of the Butterbox Theatre’s opening season.
“This is the start of an exciting new chapter for our city, as we look forward to stories from both near and far being told in this brilliant performance space,” Cr Koranski said.
“We welcome young story lovers to our Butterbox Theatre during Book Week, for an experience that will hopefully inspire a lifelong love of storytelling in all its forms.”
The City of Logan performance of Hijabi Girl will be the show’s live debut. Division 2 Councillor Teresa Lane said the touching schoolyard story would resonate
with many local families.
“Cultural diversity is championed and celebrated in the City of Logan and this is another teaching tool for parents to have conversations around cultural diversity,” Cr
Lane said.
“Hijabi Girl is an upbeat tale about friendship and fairness, and I cannot think of a more fitting venue for it to be transported from the page to the stage.”
Hijabi Girl co-author Ozge Alkan, who wears a hijab, said it was ‘an absolute treat’ to have the story brought to life by the popular Larrikin Puppets team.
She said the unique production, which also features ultra-violet puppetry, was a lively and memorable retelling of the story’s central themes.

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NEWS 3 August 2022

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