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Emma Memma visits the library

Published: 31 October 2023

Emma Memma

An all-singing, all-dancing superstar is heading to the library for storytime this Friday

‘Emma Memma’ – performer Emma Watkins, formally of The Wiggles – will be at Taradale Library for a short story-time, and a meet-and-greet session at 3.30pm on Friday 3 November.

Nicola Saunders, Library Manager for Napier City Council, says hosting Emma Memma is a great example of how versatile libraries can be.

“Our library is a community space where everyone is welcome and it’s fun to turn it into a performance space and have something a bit different for our visitors to enjoy,” says Nicola. “Emma has a great manner and kids love her. She brings a joy of singing and dancing and has a real passion for sign language and encouraging kids to have a go.”

Emma Memma Storytime is a free event and open to all. No registration is required and seating will be on a first-come-first-served basis. The Emma Memma show Twirly Tour is at the Napier Municipal Theatre on Sunday 10 December at 10am.

More about Emma Watkins:
Dancer and filmmaker Emma Watkins began her performance career early from aged three, nurturing her love of dance and movement, performing ballet, Irish, hip-hop, tap and contemporary dance. After dancing in productions around Australia, France, India, Canada, China and New Zealand, Emma joined Australian children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles. Emma’s passion for movement and body expression expanded to an interest in sign language. Emma pursued studying sign language, completing her Diploma of Auslan (Australian Sign Language) and currently studying a Diploma in Interpreting at Deaf Connect and her PhD at Macquarie University in Sydney, focusing on the affective, artistic integrations of sign language, dance and film editing.

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