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SCHOOL PROGRAM: Girrul, Storm Bird // Delivered by Trevor Fourmile

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2024 SCHOOLS PROGRAM: 

GIRRUL, Storm Bird    
Delivered by Trevor Fourmile


DATE:    Thursday 7 March 2024
TIME:    9.15am to 10.00am
VENUE: Cairns City Library, Abbott Street, Cairns
PRICE:  $12


-- Please note: These sessions are only for students enrolled in Cairns and Far North Queensland schools -- 

-- Please contact your school or speak to your teacher to enrol in this workshop--


AGE GROUP:
This session is designed for students aged 4 and above, including First Nations children and their carers.


SYNOPSIS:  
Get ready to embark on a cultural odyssey, let us open our hearts and minds to the transformative power of his stories. Join us for an extraordinary experience as we delve into the heart of cultural storytelling with Trevor Fourmile, a master storyteller and custodian of his people's rich heritage. In this immersive workshop, you are invited to be immersed in the traditional song and dance performed by Trevor Fourmile, to better understanding the relationship between song and landscape, and explore the captivating realm of the Dreamtime, where creation unfolds and cultural values are intricately woven into the fabric of stories. This ancient tradition serves as the foundation for understanding the spiritual world, history, and the essence of his people. Trevor will walk you through his journey and how all of these elements weaves together to create his books.

ABOUT TREVOR FOURMILE: Trevor Fourmile is from the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji people of the Cairns. He is a well-respected artist and author of numerous children’s books, including Gurril Storm Bird. He is a masterful storyteller whose narratives echo the whispers of the Dreamtime, connecting us to the ancient roots of his people. He is more than an author, he is a guardian of cultural wisdom, a weaver of tales that bridge the gap between past and present. Trevor’s stories are based on the coastal rainforest and are told in traditional style. Trevor’s Yidinji name is Bumi which means ‘lightning flash’. He is passionate about teaching the younger generation his Culture through traditional dancing, storytelling, painting and writing children’s books.


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