Did we tell you we are releasing a Giggly Kids BOOK?

19 Feb

Giggly Kids are excited to announce that we’ll be releasing our very first picture book this April!

 

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‘Hot Air Balloon’ is one of our favourite songs from our Album ‘Ready, Set, Giggle!’ and we’ve turned it into a delightful picture book with illustrations drawn and painted by South Australian artist Robin Tatlow-Lord.

We will be celebrating the release of ‘Hot Air Balloon’ with a super fun book launch party in April!

Also, NEW SONGS! That’s right, we’ve been working on some new material which will be featured in upcoming shows. We’re planning to release another CD later in the year, keep those ears open as we announce details of the CD release for around September.

Giggly Kids are performing again this year in the production of ‘Edward and Edwina the Emus’ with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. The lovable picture books come to life with emu puppets and an incredible musical score which captivate children and adults alike. Don’t miss these special performances at The Forge Theatre, Marryatville High School on the 1st and 2nd of March. Booking details can be found here.

Keep Giggling!

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‘Tis the Season!

14 Dec

Greetings!

We’re well and truly into the Silly Season, which is fantastic – we love being silly!

Giggly Kids Christmas

Giggly Kids Christmas

We have some very exciting Christmas shows coming up;

Sunday the 16th of Dec at the LIONS Onesteel Carols in the Park in Whyalla.

www.whyallacarols.com

Carols in the Park in Whyalla

Carols in the Park in Whyalla

Then Tuesday the 18th of Dec at Prospect Library Christmas Party 7.00 pm

Prospect Library

Prospect Library

Then we’re at Lady Gowry Childcare centre Underdale on Wednesday for their end of year celebrations!

We wish you all the best this festive season, have a great time and take care of one another.

From Kate and Dave- Giggly Kids

 

 

 

 

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What we’ve been up to..

7 Nov

Hi there!

Giggly Kids have been super busy over the past few weeks. Between library and kindergarten shows, performing ‘Edward and Edwina the Emu’ with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and being ambassadors for Miracle babies, Kate and Dave have been working on a new show which is touring to Singapore later this month.

Check out some pics of some great characters we’ve run into along the way…….

Dorothy the Dinosaur

Dorothy the Dinosaur

Cobber the Corn Cob

Cobber the Corn Cob

Constable Charlie

Constable Charlie

Jackie O

Jackie O

Giggly Kids at Miracle Babies Picnic NSW

Giggly Kids at Miracle Babies Picnic NSW

We’re off to Singapore very soon for the new show we’ve been working on called “Cat”, but you can catch us when we get back in December. Our next scheduled performance is on Sunday the 16th of December at the LIONS Onesteel Arrium “Carols In The Park

See you soon! GK

 

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What are Giggly Kids are up to?

5 Sep

Hello!

Well we’re glad you asked what we’re up to, LOTS of things, that’s what!

Firstly, Kate and Dave are heading to Mackay for the Coal to Coast Festival at the Sarina Showgrounds. Very exciting.

Next is OOTS – Which stands for Out Of The Square.

Out of the Square is a network of Adelaide suburban arts centres that plan, package, programme and present the best possible arts and entertainment to audience’s outside Adelaide’s CBD.

The Venues included are;

The Golden Grove Arts Centre, The Shedley Theatre, The Parks Centre
Star Theatres – Hilton, The Marion Cultural Centre, The Arts Centre – Port Noarlunga
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You can check out our gig page for times and information, or head to the Out of The Square website here: http://www.outofthesquare.net.au/
THEN we’re at the Fabulous Burnside Library! On Tuesday the 2nd of October at 2pm come and see Giggly Kids perform their wonderfully interactive and entertaining show. Don’t forget to borrow a book whilst you’re at the Library!
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On Saturday the 13th of October you will find us at the Unley Libraries Literacy Festival.
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If you would like more info about Unley Libraries, you can click here: http://www.unley.sa.gov.au/libraries
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At the end of October we’re going to Sydney for the Miracle Babies Foundation Family Picnic!
Miracle Babies Foundation is Australia’s leading organisation supporting premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.
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The family picnic is being held on Sunday the 28th of October at Centennial Park Sydney. To find out more about this wonderful organisation, please follow the link here; http://www.miraclebabies.org.au/
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We start getting towards the festive time of year by November and we’d like to let you know about two of our big Christmas Gigs.
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Firstly it’s a huge night of fun at the LIONS Onesteel Carols in the Park on Sunday the 16th of December!
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Head over to their website for more information; http://www.users.on.net/~stormfront/CAROLS/home.html
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Prospect Library are bringing the cheer with a special evening of fun on Tuesday the 18th of December at 7 pm. Join us for Christmas Carols and Giggly Kids Favourites.
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We really hope to see you at a show soon!
Giggly Kids

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7,000 km’s and 7,000 smiles

24 Aug

We certainly live in a beautiful country. Dave and Kate just drove over 7,000 km’s through VIC, NSW and QLD performing shows in Libraries, Schools and Community Centres. What an amazing experience. Thanks to the following groups for having Giggly Kids;

Grange, Garden City, Chermside, Indooroopilly, Carindale, Gladstone, Miles, Chinchilla, Inglewood, Goondiwindi and Broken Hill Libraries AND Mundubberra, Eisdvold and Monto communities and LittleHampton Pre-School!

It’s The Reading Hour! The Reading Hour is both a headline event for the National Year of Reading 2012, and our call to action for families – “share a book with your child for 10 minutes a day, an hour a week”.

The Reading Hour is nominally 6pm to 7pm on 25 August, but there are over 200 registered events happening all day, in libraries, bookstores, schools, festivals and other public places around the country for families to enjoy.

Giggly Kids are celebrating with the Clare Valley Library SA for an evening of fun with a pajama party! Maybe these will be good to wear at the performance?

You can find more information about the Reading Hour and National Year of Reading Programs here: http://www.love2read.org.au/

Our next big gig is for the Coal to Coast Festival in Mackay QLD on the 8th of September. But stay tuned as we update the gigs calendar soon with more SA shows. If you think your library, pre-school or kindy would like a visit from Giggly Kids, get in contact!

We hope to see you at a show soon.

"Ready, Set, Giggle!" CD $15.00 Contact us for order and we'll ship immediately!

“Ready, Set, Giggle!” CD $15.00 + Postage. Contact us for an order and we’ll ship immediately!

 

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Emus, Reading, and Touring. Emus read and tour right?

30 Jul

Greetings! We had a ball over the school holidays and we hope you did too. Dave and I had a wonderful time with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra during the holidays performing “Edward and Edwina the Emus”.

We also had some excellent shows at West Lakes Library, thanks so much to everyone who came along to that. Now that the holidays are over, we’re off and away on our QLD Tour!

We’re going to Melbourne first, so that Kate can visit the Starlight Children’s Foundation at the Melbourne hospital for some Starlight Fun. Then we head to Byron Bay to see some incredible musicians play, and we will be doing some song writing for the next album.

‘The Reading Hour Tour’ is then taking us to Brisbane, Gladstone, inland to Mundubberra and surrounds, Goondiwindi all the way down to Broken Hill NSW and back to SA. Phew!

New songs anyone? We have booked some time to get creative and write, write, write! Where better than the stunning surrounds of Byron Bay to get inspired for new material.

We’d like to think about a new album before the end of the year, so preparations are under way for a song writing bonanza.

We’ve just finished a song for the National Year of Reading and ‘The Reading Hour” which is an initiative to encourage people to read for an hour a week or ten minutes a night. Check back to listen to it as we’ll be uploading it soon!

So be sure to check out the gig guide to see if we are doing a show near you! We’re very excited about this tour, and can’t wait to visit all these lovely libraries and schools.

Kate – Giggly Kids

 

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Bits, Bobs, Odds and Sods……..

15 Jun

Hello Helloooo!

I hope you’re all rugged up for winter, my goodness the mornings are chilly!

We’re keeping warm by playing shows and running around organising many and varied exciting activities for the second half of 2012. (Can you believe it’s nearly half way through the year?!)

Thanks to Christian Brothers College and the Victor Harbor Whale Time Playtime Festival for having us in the last fortnight. We had a whale of a time…..

Whale animation

Firstly, a sample of our new colouring-in book!

Giggly Kids in their Little Garden Plot

Giggly Kids in their Little Garden Plot

 

We’re very excited that our colouring-in book will be available before the end of the month. Keep tuned for more details, but they will shortly be available at live shows and you will be able to order them from our webpage.

 

We love being Reading Ambassadors for 2012 and to spread the word, we’re hitting the road. So off to Queensland we go, for ‘The Reading Hour Tour”! We’ll be visiting libraries and schools, so have a look at the gig guide to see where we’ll be heading. Very excited about a little bit of QLD sunshine too.

Don’t forget that our CD ‘Ready, Set, Giggle!’ can be purchased at our shows or by emailing us at info@gigglykids.com.au with your order and we can post them to you asap!

Bye for now, GK

 

 

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Something on Saturday!

14 May

Hello!

We hope all the Mums had a wonderful Mother’s Day on Sunday, big Love to our Mums who are the biggest Giggly Kids fans of all :)

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

Our next show is at the Adelaide Festival Centre for Something on Saturday. We will be performing at 11.am and 1.00pm on Saturday the 26th of May in the Banquet Room.

Don’t forget that you can come and do some arts and crafts as well as seeing the performance. Create something that makes you giggle with Heidi and her crew. Best of all it’s free to participate.

Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/afc/whats-on/family/ready-set-giggle-something-on-saturday.php

An exciting announcement; Giggly Kids are touring to Queensland! Dave and Kate will be doing a series of libraries and community group performances leading up to Book Week and the Reading Hour in August.

There are still some dates available for early to mid August so if you’re interested in having SA Reading Ambassadors Giggly Kids come to your library, community group, kindergarten or primary school, send us an email via the ‘Contacts’ tab. We’d love to come and visit!

Queensland here we come!

Queensland here we come!

If you have any great photos from a Giggly Kids concert we’d love to see them! Email us at info@gigglykids.com.au and we’ll send you a colouring-in page from our brand new colouring-in book which will be available soon!

Have a wonderful week!

GK

 

 

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27 Apr

Giggly Kids are proud to be Reading Ambassadors for The National Year of Reading 2012! Here is a little bit of information from the Love2read website about what it’s all about;

The National Year of Reading 2012 is about children learning to read and keen readers finding new sources of inspiration. It’s about supporting reading initiatives while respecting the oral tradition of storytelling. It’s about helping people discover and rediscover the magic of books. And most of all, it’s about Australians becoming a nation of readers.

Nearly half our population can’t read with any fluency. Here are three goals which will help us turn Australia into a nation of readers and encourage a reading culture in every home:

  • For all Australians to understand the benefits of reading as a life skill and a catalyst for well-being;
  • To promote a reading culture in every home; and
  • To establish an aspirational goal for families, of parents and caregivers sharing books with their children every day.

Next year will see a whole heap of amazing, fun, reading activities taking place around Australia and online, so people of all ages, from different backgrounds, can discover and rediscover the joy of reading.

You can find information about all the Reading Ambassadors here: http://www.love2read.org.au/ambassadors.cfm

Happy Reading everyone!

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Wrap-Up of recent Outings!

19 Apr

Hi There!

Giggly Kids HQ has been abuzz with activity lately! With the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Country Arts SA and puppeteer extraordinaire Ninian Donald, we have opened the wonderful “Edward the Emu and Edwina the Emu”! Here are a couple of pictures from our performances;

Edward and Edwina Emu!

On Sunday the 29th of April we will be performing at the Grand Opening Launch of “Pipsqueaks Market”

Pipsqueaks Market

Pipsqueaks Market

It is going to be a gorgeous market with stalls for kids and adults too, Giggly Kids will be playing two sets on the day. Stay tuned for performance times, we’ll be posting those soon.

I hope you’ve all been enjoying the Glorious weather we’ve been having over the last week. Until next time, Bye for now!

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