The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005

Sue Tyler

When not hiding in her glitter stash Sue Tyler spends most of her time playing with laser cutters, crafting and delighting in living in Miramar only 2.5 minutes walk away from her favourite cinema . She spends far too much time on twitter and is currently planning how to conquer the world using a hot a glue gun and moxie

seasons changing so it must be time for knack

by sue March 21, 2014

I’m not sure about everyone else, but as a crafty person and lover of handmade fairs where the focus is on locally designed and created items, I measure my seasons by Knack Craft Market I know it’s autumn, not because of the weather, or the dates but because knack tells me so. Held at Berhampore […]

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Creative Weekend on Miramar Peninsula

by sue March 8, 2014

It’s Artist in Action weekend on the Miramar Peninsula. This weekend from 10-4pm on Saturday 8 March and Sunday 9 March 2014 visits artists on the peninsular from painters to potters to printmakers,  and more in their studios. It’s part of the Miramar Peninsula Arts Trail  which you can follow at any time, but this weekend, gets you access to more studios, space […]

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Fringe Festival 2014 – Brooks & Brown in Literally Anything

by sue February 26, 2014

We sent along intrepid theatre goer and Yarn Celebrity  Tash Barneveld to check out a new Fringe Show by Brooks & Brown. He’s what she thought.   ‘Brooks & Brown are a brand new transTasman duo who have no idea what their show is going to be about.’ Christine Brooks and Rik Brown have worked together only […]

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Is it jellyfish season?

by sue February 25, 2014

I just spotted 2 pinky frilled jellyfish in worser bay.   I didn’t hang round to take photos but more may wash in with then high tide and there may be more around the south coast it’s often this time of year we get a swarm for a few days. They looked a little like this […]

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Solo 36 – Hall of the Unrecognised

by sue November 15, 2013

On now at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts the installation ‘Hall of the Unrecognised’ celebrates the inaugural National Council of Women which first met in Christchurch on 13 April 1896. The installation is part of the Solo 36 group show. It’s an interesting and provoking exhibition considering the current debate around rape and […]

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Kristmas knack

by sue November 14, 2013

There is only 40 days till christmas. See did i scare you? i scared myself looking up that one, but it’s also why I’m a little relieved that Kristmas knack is on this Saturday November 16th. Because it gives a girl a chance to go shopping for christmas presents, but it’s still far away enough from […]

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The Best School Holiday Activity Ever

by sue September 26, 2013

There are loads of great things going on during the school holidays Seasons from Capital E at Downstage Light and Dark Art from Capital E at Carter Observatory Makery Mayhem at the Wellington MakerSpace Come As You Are at The Dowse I am unsure if anything will quite beat the true joy and excitement that will be BOX […]

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One Sleep till Bookfair

by sue August 16, 2013

Saturday  is  Wellington’s most amazing, most awesome, most excellent, book related event of the year - The DCM Annual Bookfair Take 90000+ books, add LPs, CDs, DVDs, Cassettes, Magazines, Jigsaw Puzzles & Games galore. Everyone going to bookfair has a strategy for this is one of those very few shopping events when you can’t spend ‘too […]

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10 days till DCM Bookfair

by sue August 7, 2013

I’m officially on DCM bookfair countdown, it’s only  10 days to go until the biggest, most amazing book event of the year in Wellington. Imagine any kind of book/game/puzzle, CD, DVD, LP  you love  and you’ll find it at Bookfair , Saturday & sunday  17 – 18 August 2013 at the  TSB Bank Arena. It’s […]

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Somewhere on Planet Earth

by sue August 6, 2013

In April 2012, Monica Yeoman and Dave Henley set out on a bicycle journey through Asia. Nine months, nine countries and 15,0000km later, they’ve packaged the whole thing up into a live show partly to help fundraise for their next trip around Africa and also to raise funds for Bicycles-for-Humanity.org  Yes Somewhere on Planet Earth is a travel […]

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