Kapi-Mana News : February 7th 2012
14 KAPI-MANA NEWS, FEBRUARY 7, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Art & Culture TO 12 FEBRUARY ITI BITY -- Over 1000 miniature fgures including farm, circus, zoo, cowboy & In- dian themed fgurines and dozens of different types of toy soldiers. Collected by Mr J G Penman and bequeathed to the Porirua Museum by his wife Mrs Dinah Penman in 1981. This is the frst time they have been shown en-mass at Pataka. 12 FEBRUARY ITI BITY --To celebrate the iti bity exhibition coming to an end we are presenting storytelling with Soul Food Storyteller Moira Wairama. Moira will be weaving some stories about the toys that we all love. A fun, free event for the whole fam- ily. Come dressed as your favourite toy character. 2pm in the gallery. TO 19 FEBRUARY SAMOA & GERMANY: OLD TIES AND NEW RELATIONSHIPS -- The relation- ship between these countries from 1900 - 1914 and its lasting legacy. TO 19 FEBRUARY SIAMANI SAMOA: MICHEL TUFFERY -- Paintings, sculpture and multi-media installations tell the story of Germany's brief history in Samoa. 11 FEB TO 13 MAY PIETO HUGO: NOLLYWOOD -- South African photographer Pieter Hugo's Nollywood series goes beyond simple documentary photography to explore the multi-layered reality of the Nigerian flm industry in a series of other-worldly portraits of the bizarre characters that typify Nollywood productions. 25 FEB TO 23 JUNE MONEY TALKS -- An exploration of the world through the imagery of banknotes. Selected banknotes tell the stories of the people and places depicted on them using large back-lit graphics, text, photographs and objects. This exhibition will also look at some of the most beautiful banknote designs and discuss the infu- ences that contributed to their design. Special Events and Festivals 10 FEBRUARY OUTDOOR MOVIE - HORTON HEARS A WHO -- Classic Dr Suess. 6pm. Te Rauparaha Park. Free. 14 FEBRUARY MAYORAL WALK SERIES -- Onepoto Carpark. Walk to top of hill, down and around waterfront and back to boatsheds. 5.30pm start. 18-19 FEBRUARY WELLINGTON SAINTS PRE-SEASON TOURNAMENT -- Come to the Arena and enjoy some close up action, get an autograph and cheer on your team as they take on the HBS Bank Hawks, Taranaki Mountain Airs, Fico Finance Nelson Giants and Manawatu Jets. Two day event. Gold coin entry. 21 FEBRUARY MAYORAL WALK SERIES -- Pukerua Bay School. Walk to Wairaka Point and back. 5.30pm start. 25 FEBRUARY RANUI TWILIGHT FESTIVAL -- Celebrate Ranui and help revamp Mungavin Park and shopping area. Entertainment and food. 4pm-7pm. Mungavin Park. 25-26 FEBRUARY CANCER SOCIETY'S RELAY FOR LIFE -- Raise funds overnight beginning 4pm Saturday. The Cancer Society's Relay For Life is a community celebration rather than an athletic event - anyone and everyone can participate. Teams come together from local businesses, clubs, families/whanau/fanau, friends, marae, schools etc, to walk and jog through the night, with at least one team member on the track at all times. Register with ZechariahR@cancersoc.org.nz or phone 389 8421. TO 26 FEBRUARY PLIMMERTON ROTARY CLUB CAR BOOT SALE -- Fundraiser each Sun- day. Rent a space, $10 for car and $20 for larger spaces. Gazebos will not be provided but may be brought by the 'stall holders'. Book by email nichols@xtra. co.nz or phone 234 8415. 28 FEBRUARY MAYORAL WALK SERIES -- Ngatitoa Domain. Walk under bridges to Cam- borne Walkway and ski club then back. 5.30pm start. February 2012 UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE, THE EXHIBITIONS, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS LISTED ABOVE ARE HELD AT PATAKA MUSEUM OF ARTS & CULTURES, CNR PARUMOANA & NORRIE STREETS, PH 237 1511. LISTINGS ACCURATE ON DAY OF PUBLICATION. 37 0633 6AJ Weve got the GOODS. . . Treadmills Exercycles Ellipticals Rowing machines + Heaps More All Fitness Gear from Week of great reading ahead for everyone By REBECCA THOMSON Dr Who screenwriter Robert Shearman will be in Welling- ton for Writers and Readers Week, which commences Wednesday. Organiser Anne Chamberlain said the British writer was invited after Richard Price, who wrote for HBO series The Wire, pulled out. Chamberlain said it was unfortu- nate Price had to pull out, but it was great to be able to replace one scriptwriter with another. He wrote the Dr Who episode that re-introduced the daleks. So, we're screening that episode and then we're going to have Robert talk. That will draw a completely dif- ferent audience, I suspect, to the usual Writers and Readers audi- ence.'' The Writers and Readers Week programme was released this week. The week-long programme is part of the International Arts Festival and starts on Friday, March 9. Science and environment writer Tim Flannery, who is also chairman of the Copenhagen Climate Council, opens the week with a keynote speech at the town hall. Germaine Greer and New York Times journalist Thomas Friedman will also host sessions at the town hall. I'm especially excited about the sessions with Friedman, Flannery and Greer,'' Chamberlain said. It's nice to have serious issues discussed in the town hall. It's a bit like the old town hall debates.'' Non-fiction sessions nearly always attracted the biggest crowds at liter- ary festivals, she said. More men come to see non-fiction than fiction writers. And many people who are not great readers are attracted to non- fiction, because it's more like current affairs and ongoing debates.'' For fiction lovers there will be talks and readings by Canadian Dionne Brand, Australians Kim Scott and Kate Grenville, Spanish novelist Javier Cercas, German author Jenny Erpenbeck and Man Booker Prize winner Adam Hollingh- urst. It was hard work to convince European and American writers to come to New Zealand, Chamberlain said. I have been working very closely with the Adelaide festival discussing who we can also get. And there's a lot of luck involved.'' New Zealand's literary scene will be represented by Bill Manhire, Harry Ricketts, Eleanor Catton, Craig Cliff and Chris Bourke. E-readers and electronic books will also get a look-in at a session about the future of books. It's too big an issue to ignore,'' Chamberlain said. We do have to embrace E-books, but I still think there is a place for real books. There's nothing better than being tucked up in bed with a book. There's something about the physicality of a real book.'' The Christchurch earthquakes could also not be ignored, she said. I wanted to do a session about that, so we have Fiona Farrell, Pat- rick Evans and Jane Higgins talking about living and working through the quakes. The Christchurch quakes changed everything for people and it's good to honour that.'' Chamberlain, who comes from a film and theatre background, said she had always loved books, and found organising a literary festival very exciting.
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