More than one way to catch a Llama



Over the summer break we decided to put our spare time to good use: we set out to search for that pesky Llama that went missing from Level 14. We packed our backpacks full of dried apples (Llama’s favourite food) and made sure our shoelaces were tied with double knots (Llamas can run real fast when they want to). A series of clues and left-behind right footprints lead us all round Melbourne but alas the Llama was always two steps ahead!

However, it turns out that Alana’s Level 14 Llama has been making some excellent friends along the way. They told us about all the fun plans they had for the January school holidays, which we made sure to scribble down on our notepad so we could report back to you upon our return.

Here’s the list and if you see that Llama hanging about, tell him to come home soon, we miss him!


‘Holiday Movie Madness’ at Maribyrnong Libraries
Have you ever wanted to sing at the top of your lungs in a library? Here’s your chance! Maribyrnong Libraries are hosting a series of free movies, including Disney sing-a-long classics.

Braybrook Library
Frozen Sing-a-long (PG), Friday 13 January, 3pm
The Lion King Sing-a-long (G), Friday 20 January, 3pm
COST: Free (Book online)





‘Sound of Drawing’ at MPavilion

We love crazy technology here at 100 Story Building, especially machines that go BLIP and BLOP when you make squiggly lines on paper. Now you can create your very own imaginary soundtrack at MPavilion these school holidays. ‘Sound of Drawing’ combines texture and technology to make your drawings come to life!

WHEN: Mon 9 Jan – Sun 15 Jan 2017, 1.30pm & 4.00pm (2 events each day)
LOCATION: Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite Arts Centre Melbourne on St Kilda Road, Melbourne.





‘The Hero Went That Way’ at 100 Story Building

You know how sometimes you’ll be reading a story and a character makes a decision to do something that you think is really stupid? And you throw the book across the room and yell ‘WHY DID YOU DO THAT?!’? Well, here is your chance to write a story where your reader gets to decide what happens. A choose-your-own-adventure, one might say. So no one will ever throw your story across the room and yell at it … because they’ll just be yelling at themselves. Make your very own many-ended comic thing.

WHEN: 16 January 2017, 9:30am – 12:30pm
LOCATION: 100 Story Building, 92 Nicholson St, Footscray
COST: $49/workshop





‘School Holiday Arts Program – Wominjeka 2017’ at Footscray Community Arts Centre

Wominjeka Festival starts this month at FCAC and our neighbours-down-by-the-river are hosting an excellent range of workshops with some of Victoria’s leading indigenous artists! Just like in the old times, the artists involved will be passing on their knowledge through stories, language and many different art forms. Don’t miss this great opportunity to create stories with ILBIJERRI Theatre, Uncle Larry, Davey Thompson,  Bronwyn Razem and James Henry.

WHEN: Tuesday 17 January – Thursday 19 January, 10am – 3pm
LOCATION: FCAC, 45 Moreland Street Footscray
COST: Single day $100 / $80  /  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants: FREE, bookings essential.





‘Summer Reading Club: Heroes and Villains’ at Maribynong Libraries

Be a hero. Be a villain. Unleash your imagination and get ready for action. Discover heroes, villains, sidekicks and more. Great prizes as you read 10 books and go into the draw to win a DC Comics Monopoly game at your local branch. Register at any branch of the Maribyrnong Library Service.

Registrations open 19 December 2017 to 27 January 2017





‘The Time-Travelling Suitcase’ at 100 Story Building

As if a galaxy wasn’t enough, we also have Footscray’s finest (only) time machine. Last week the machine began to make strange popping and fizzing noises. We consulted the dog-eared manual, but it was no help. Then suddenly the doors flew open and behold! there sat a strange suitcase, bursting at the edges and jiggling. The suitcase and its contents were … ALIVE. What stories do they have to tell us? Where (and when) have they been? Are they friend or foe? Make a comic zine and discover what obstacles, dangers and delights this suitcase encountered on its travels.

WHEN: 20 January 2017, 9:30am – 12:30pm
AGES: 7-11 years
LOCATION: 100 Story Building 92 Nicholson St, Footscray
COST: $49/workshop





‘The Race for the Chinese Zodiac’ at the Melbourne Recital Centre

Can a Snake slither faster than a Horse can gallop? Can a rabbit hitch a ride on the back of a pig? Can a Rat dodge the giant hooves of an Ox? The only way to find out is to see ‘The Race for the Chinese Zodiac’. Gabrielle Wang’s beautiful picture book (with illustrations by 100 Story Ambassador Sally Rippin) will be transformed into a multifaceted theatre production incorporating animation, storytelling and an original Chinese score at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

DATE: Friday 13 January 2017 11am
LOCATION: Melbourne Recital Centre, Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, CBD
COST: Standard ticket $26