What do you look for at Lifeline's Big Book Fair?
What do you look for at Lifeline’s Big Book Fair? Kids books? A great novel to curl up with on a Sunday afternoon? A new recipe book to help spice up your cooking? Or perhaps a biography?
Lifeline’s Big Book Fair has something for everyone! The event will showcase 72,000 books displayed in over 50 categories at Kembla Grange Racecourse this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Event Organiser Helen Goldhahn says you may be surprised by some of the categories or specific books you will find at the Fair.
“Art is always popular but this time the category will include Albert Tucker by James Mollison and Nicholas Bonham which holds a collection of paintings and sketches produced from 1933 to 1976. Or The Billy Book printed in 1918 which contains comedy sketches of early Prime Minister William Morris Hughes. Or how about a signed copy of The Art of Albert Namatjira printed in 1945.”
Maybe you are more of a history buff? You’ll find a great range including The First At War – The Story of the 2/1st Australian Infantry Battalion 1939-1945, or an enquiry into the origin and character of the convicts transported to NSW and Van Diemen’s Land 1787-1852 titled The Convict Settlers of Australia, or Gold and Water – a History of Sofala and the Turon Goldfield by Higgins.
In the music category you will also find a treasure trove of original sheet music including: She loves you, The Beatles 1963; Songs of the Fleet, Charles Stanford 1910; Australia’s Boys in Khaki and Blue, composed by Sergeant Hewitt AIF 1916; Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer, Evie Hayes 1943; and Bell Bottom Trousers, Gracie Fields 1944.
Lifeline’s Big Book Fair will be held on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October 2011 between 10am and 4pm at the Kembla Grange Racecourse. Entry to the event is via gold coin donation and eftpos will be available.
Lifeline’s Big Book Fair is the major fundraising event for Lifeline South Coast. Funds raised at the Fair go toward supporting Lifeline services in the Illawarra and South Coast.
Lifeline South Coast is a local service, which means that the funds raised locally stay here in our community and are used to help local people talk about their problems and find ways to solve them.
Each year, Lifeline South Coast receives 14,000 calls from people in the Illawarra and South Coast.
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