Teacup – One Boy’s Story of Leaving His Homeland

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“Once there was a boy who had to leave home …and find another. In his bag he carried a book, a bottle and a blanket. In his teacup he held some earth from where he used to play”

A musical performance adapted from the picture book Teacup written by Rebecca Young and illustrated Matt Ottley, will premiere at the State Library of Western Australia as part of Fringe Festival. 

Accompanied by musicians from Perth chamber music group Chimera Ensemble, Music Book’s Narrator Danielle Joynt and Lark Chamber Opera’s soprano composer Emma Jayakumar, the presentation of Teacup will be a truly ‘multi-modal’ performance, where the music of Matt Ottley will ‘paint’ the colours, scenery and words into life.

Performance Times:

Fri 27 January 2:30pm
Sat 28 January 10:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm
Sun 29 January 10:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm

  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Bookings not required

Matt Ottley’s original paintings from the picture book Teacup from part of the State Library’s Peter Williams collection of original picture book art. The artworks will be displayed in  Teacup – an exhibition in the ground floor gallery between 20 January – 24 March 2017.

Image credit: Cover illustration for Teacup, Matt Ottley, 2015. State Library of Western Australia, PWC/255/01  Reproduced in the book Teacup written by Rebecca Young with illustrations by Matt Ottley. Published by Scholastic, 2015.

This event is supported by the City of Perth 

2 thoughts on “Teacup – One Boy’s Story of Leaving His Homeland

  1. Hi! I happened to be in the library this afternoon. I saw the paintings of Teacup and I really like it. However, the performances would be until January 29 only. Today is the 28th and I have plans tomorrow already. Is there any way that I can watch the performance about this literature after 29th? Thanks!

  2. Hi Zeroliet,

    Thank you for your message. We are glad that you like the exhibition of Teacup with illustrations by Matt Ottley. The performances have been recorded and will be made into a dvd. Watch this space! You contact us via events@slwa.wa.gov.au if you’d like to be put on a list to be informed when it’s available.

    Best regards.
    Carina
    Participation and Learning Team
    State Library of Western Australia

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