The Dante Alighieri Italian Society wants to bring together Cantabrians of Italian descent and the many people interested in Italian language and culture, to celebrate and pass on Italian story tales and folk songs to children.

This event is aimed at passing on one of our most important taonga, our Italian language, to our children.

Many of us remember the stories and songs our parents and grandparents taught us in Italy and we want to make sure children born in New Zealand are able to learn these too.

Many Italians of different generations will actively participate in this event, including teenagers who will be narrating some of the stories, and parents and children using props and homemade instruments to create sound effects.

An Italian guitarist will lead the sing-a-long.