Our Queen Bee at the Alex Theatre, and FICAC volunteer Lynette Cawcutt, in conjunction with St Kilda Tourism Association Inc Celebrate Children’s Week the only way we know-how, with Zombie pumpkins taking over St Kilda leading up to Halloween!
This project is to build ties between Fish Island Community Arts Centre in Cambodia and our tribe in St Kilda, uniting our communities together through the power of storytelling.
To find out more about Fish Island Community Arts Centre in Cambodia visit https://www.facebook.com/Fish-Island-…
Zompea: a zombie variant released in St Kilda in time for Halloween! (only pumpkins are affected by Zompea. If your pumpkin is exposed to Zompea keep it away from popcorn until after all hallows eve… please. It will be safe to eat after that… maybe!)
Be safe and don’t let your Buttercup eat the pumpkins soup from St Kilda… Zompea is out there!
Related links – Children’s Week 23 – 31 October 2021
Celebrate Children’s Week www.childrensweek.org.au
Victoria State Government Education and Training – Children’s Week
“Children have the right to choose their friends and safely connect with others”
St Kilda Arts Tourism Association with St Kilda Writers Week have put together an online project sponsored by the Department of Education and Training and fesival sponsors Fitzroy Street Business Association connecting the children of Fish Island Community Arts Centre in Cambodia with local children, online and safely.
The ultimate goal of helping create a library for FICAC and a bit of fun for everyone. Our project will be in the form of a mini movie to be shown on safe online children’s platforms during the week of 23rd to the 31st October. (POSTPONED)
The Curse of the Transylvanian Zompea is a cute yet scary story of Zompkins taking over the world featuring Veg out garden and Luna Park in St Kilda as the locations. This locally written Halloween story created especially for St Kilda Writers Week will be animated, a big thanks to our animators Matthew Osborne and Julien Poulson for bringing this to life, with scary audio from Fiona Lee Maynard. We have vox pops in true Halloween tradition from local children with a clip from Kek Soon with the latest art project from FICAC Cambodia.
FICAC was established late 2019 by Kek Soon & Julien Poulson to offer lessons in hospitality skills, cooking, art, music, and English conversation. The Yellow Sub Tech hub is being built on the grounds and will house the library and teach production techniques to local teenagers giving them more opportunities. During the lockdowns Kek Soon continued cooking classes, a way to supply lunch for the children, she also did food runs with them providing food packages to those less well off. The children who have so little themselves are learning the art of giving.
‘We would love to have some books, a library ‘was the answer to the question posed by a volunteer. The volunteer returned to Melbourne with a promise to somehow get those books to create a library, so that how this project began.
A big thanks to The Alex Theatre, Etainment, Vic Edu, Vic Govt, Matthew Osborne, Julien Poulsen, The freight company, Kek Soon, The children from Trey Koh and St Kilda, Grocery Bar St Kilda and all the pumpkins in the world.
Donated books can be new or used for all age groups, you can even write a message inside for the FICAC children if you like. Our aim is for 200 books that will be freighted to Cambodia by….
Book drop off points will be The Grocery Bar Fitzroy St., St Kilda from Monday 1st November until the 10th more TBA.
Let’s connect and get scared together.