2019 Central Victoria Book Week

A Slice Of Vaudeville

The vaudeville format with its emphasis on variety is ideal for children and Alan Sloggett has all the skills and experience to keep his audience enthralled with his comedy, magic, puppets and ventriloquism. Children have always been fascinated by magic but when Alan combines traditional slight of hand magic with electronics, children are truly spellbound by what they see.


All the children were so engaged! Even the year 6’s were spellbound. Alan was very accommodating and easy to work with. He was also confident and enthusiastic which was great. I was very happy with the service.

Michelle Hedley. K to Year 6. St Fidelis Primary School. Moreland. VIC. 27/04/2018.


Price:$4.95 per student ($4.50 + $0.45 GST).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Heave Ho Off We Go

In these days of pre-recorded, flat screen visual entertainment where everything is possible, Alan challenges his audience, right before their eyes with illusions that get their young brain cells working, trying to work out what actually happened in the seemingly impossible illusions they witness.


Staff and students loved the explosion of birds. It was very exciting. There was a lot of thinking time, humour, fun, student involvement and all round surprises. Alan had a lovely, intuitive style with the audience. Many thanks. Alan was early and professional with all aspects of the show!

Yolette Stewart. K to Year 12. Emerson School. Dandenong. VIC. 30/03/2018.


Price: $5.50 per student ($5.00 + $0.50 GST).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Quest for the Ultimate Rhythm

Join The Bongo Brothers in their multicultural comic musical journey around the world - ‘Quest for the Ultimate Rhythm’. Meet Mongo, music-maestro and his hilarious baby brother Bongo. Putting them together spells a recipe for disaster!


The Bongo Brothers were incredibly entertaining. The mix of music and humour was very engaging for the children. They are talented and completely capable of handling the audience enthusiasm.

Janette King. K-6. Sawtell Public School. Sawtell. NSW. Sep 2018.


Price:$6.60 per student ($6.00 + $0.60 GST).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Surf Safari

Mongo, an eccentric scientist and inventor and Bongo, his gullible and naive baby brother, are on a mission to save the planet, through studying history, society and eco-systems at beaches around Australia.


It was funny and entertaining for the students with an important message. A Great show for the last week of term.

T Russell. P to Year 5. North Arm State School. Yandina. QLD. 19/06/2017.


Price:$6.60 per student ($6.00 + $0.60 GST).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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To Federation and Beyond

This engaging combination of music, participation and stories all presented with a wonderful array of costumes, sets and props - is a great way to both entertain and tweak children's interest in Australian history. To Federation and Beyond is a number of gripping tales of Australia from pre-colonization, convicts, battlers to our current bush fire fighters and surf lifesavers.


Delivered the content in a fun way, students were involved in the performance, so more engaged than just watching. Very Good.

Kerry Beaton. Years 3 to 6. Oonoonba State School. Idalia. QLD. 31/05/2017.


Price: $4.50 per student (No GST Applies).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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We're All Australians Now

We’re All Australians Now explores the questions - How do you build a nation? and What makes a society work? If the goal is to live in harmony with both the land and each other, how do we continue to achieve this goal?


The performance was engaging and very entertaining. Topic was relevant for all year levels. Student involvement was excellent. A lot of fun. Songs, props, stage set, musical instruments - most appropriate. Gerard is talented, friendly, engaging. Worked well with students. Teachers also appreciate the humour.

Connee Hamer. K-6. Newmarket State School. QLD. Feb 2018.


Price: $4.50 per student (No GST Applies).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Shekere Beats

Shekere “pronounced She-Ka-Re” is the name of the African percussion instrument made from the dried fruit of the gourd vine and loosely covered with a wide decorative band of beads. The sound is produced by holding the outer cover of beads in one hand and twisting the gourd across them or simply shaking the entire instrument.


Performer was able to keep students entertained throughout the entire session. Loads of interaction which the children enjoyed. Good introduction and finished on time. I would highly recommend Jonas. Students feedback “The best drumming performance we’ve seen!”

Fiona Fulton-Allen. K to Year 6. Eden Public School. Eden. NSW. 08/03/2018.


Price: $5.50 per student ($5.00 + $0.50 GST).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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