*UPDATE: this event is now fully booked*

RocKwiz and ABC Radio legend Brian Nankervis is coming to Queenscliff on 20 July to host QLF’s first-ever Trivia Night and raise funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

It’ll be a memorable evening of general and local knowledge, music, and books—with bragging rights and great prizes on offer for the winning table and runners-up; 20+ amazing raffle prizes donated by local businesses; and a whole lot of fun for a good cause.

Here are all the details:

WHEN: Sat 20 July—doors and bar from 6.30pm; trivia from 7.15pm; planned finish of 10/10.30pm.

WHERE: Queenscliff Town Hall, 50 Learmonth Street.

BYO: supper, cash for raffle tickets, gold coins for games, and your credit card for the bar.

DON’T BYO: Drinks—the bar will be well-stocked, and all proceeds go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

TICKETS: $200 for a table of eight; $25 per head to be seated on a ‘mystery table’ and meet your team-mates on the night.

All proceeds from the evening go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to support its work in remote Indigenous Communities.

Book your tickets here.

QLF Trivia Night with Brian Nankervis

QLF’s hugely successful Schools Program has delivered another round of outstanding events for children across the Borough of Queenscliffe.

Children attending Queenscliff kindergarten and Lonsdale House kindergarten program enjoyed a visit from Wadawurrung educator Ash Skinner, who shared stories and Indigenous artefacts for the children to explore. The animal skins were touched many times. The didgeridoo playing was very engaging and well received by the young children.

Students in P-2 at Point Lonsdale Primary School, Queenscliff Primary School and St Aloysius Primary School had creative sessions with Wadawurrung artist Rhys Jeffs, who told Indigenous stories about the land and animals. Rhys gently wove the importance of respect for people and our land.  The children created individual art works using Indigenous motifs and a group art work for each of the schools to hand in their foyers. The paintings represented our local connection to the land and sea.

Yankunyjatjara and Wirangu author, educator, and Indigenous Literacy Foundation Ambassador Shelley Ware entertained Years 4 and 5 students with stories of her family and her writing, and a reading of her hit picture book about a rag-tag football team, We Are Matildas. Shelley described the kids from Point Lonsdale, Queenscliff, and St Aloysius primary schools as ‘brilliant children’, saying she 'loved their questions and imaginations.' Shelley’s inspirational and thought provoking conversation inspired students to write during their break times on the day.

Bellarine musical icon Sarah Carroll and emerging artist MOZË spent several days writing original songs with Year 5 and 6 students from Point Lonsdale Primary School, Queenscliff Primary School, and St Aloysius Primary School, culminating in an amazing, joyous concert at Queenscliff Town Hall. Sarah Carroll described it as ‘absolutely glorious,’ while MOZË said she’d had 'the best week in the world'. Students and parents have commented what a celebration the concert was, bringing together the three schools and community. Sarah’s enthusiasm and warmth inspired the students to write lyrics that reflected their understanding of the Wadawurrung country.

QLF offers its huge thanks to the staff and students who participated in these events, the writers and illustrators who invested their time and creativity, and the QLF committee members for their work in organising such valuable events for children across the Borough. We can’t wait to do it all again next year!

QLF Schools Program 2024