I’d Love To Have A Beer With Duncan

have a beer

And you should too … proceeds from the show will be donated to the Royal NZ Foundation for the Blind Talking Books Project.

It runs from Tues 9th – 13th December and the ticket includes a beer ($20/13) 

He’ll be spinning yarns from his book Two Little Boys, and having been an audience member at his shows over the years, I’d highly recommend it!!

book@bats.co.nz or phone 04.8024175

And there’s free entry for members of the Royal NZ Foundation for the Blind (these seats are limited so book early to secure them)

$100 paintings!!!

For a limited time Wellington Arts Centre-based painter Elisabeth Vullings is having an online sale of her sweet paintings here: www.elisabethvullings.co.nz

Small scale and only $100 each they’re on sale from today and will be updated throughout the month. It’s well worth checking out her site for a piece of local art – the perfect gift and a great way to support our creative community. You’d better be quick! 

Three more sleeps…

the great eclectic jumble sale!

Wellington at its most grotty (and breath-taking)

mate!Tonight the Wellingtonista Season of NZ features at the Film Archive is sadly coming to a close. However tonight’s film Carry Me Back is a rollicking ride from 1982 featuring a Ranfurly Shield Match, a boozy ferry crossing and a deceased farmer.

A comedy about two brothers who smuggle their dead father back to his farm in order to receive their inheritance, the film stars Grant Tilley among others, was directed by John Reid, art directed by Jim Barr, and based on a story by Joy Cowley!  

Screening tonight at 7pm, there’s a complimentary glass of wine with each ticket ($8/$6 concession). 

As Jane Clifton writes, "The script is excellent, with no shortage of wonderful lines – and it’s beautifully filmed. Carry Me Back revels in Wellington at its grottiest, and its most breath-taking…"

All stitched up

Rose Marie Salmon, who makes these weirdly erotic and witty "sewing machine drawings" using a household sewing machine, has a solo show opening this Thursday 23 October at Daf106 in Aro Valley at 6pm. 

A self-taught artist, Rose works as a costume assistant on films (most recently Second Hand Wedding) but originally studied Organic Horticulture (?!!). She also has a text message based series of sewing machine drawings which are very cool and will be included in the exhibition. 

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Least said, soonest mended

Rose Marie Salmon 
Daf 109
109 Aro Valley
23 October – 16 November

Vintage alert!

Now this is the kind of information I’d usually keep close to my chest but it feels too mean to keep secret.

Put these dates in your diary immediately: 15 and 16 NOVEMBER for the ECLECTIC JUMBLE SALE!!!!

The brilliant Maria from Eclectic in Nelson (you may remember her from various Cuba St Carnival stalls, she has exceptionally plaited hair and impeccable taste) is having a clear-out.

She has over 3000 items to get rid of:
linen, lace, textiles, fabric (alert all your crafty friends!!!) shoes, bags, hats, clothes, jewellery, scarves and more! And it’s ALL VINTAGE.

Not like a dodgy garage sale but a complete vintage jumble sale!!!! And most things priced between $5-$20! There will also be some furniture depending on how much she can load in the truck.

It’s going to be somewhere in Newtown. Will post the details when I know them (or maybe not so I can guarantee I’m first in line – heh heh).

Wellingtonista Film Season continues

Tonight in the special Wellingtonista season of NZ feature films, either roughly related to, shot or set in our lovely capital city (and what a typically brilliant answer to yesterday’s weather bomb than this beautiful day?) we have the hilarious feature Mark II, as selected by ourselves.

This film is worth viewing for the high-waisted jeans alone….

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And it’s a road movie which follows three unemployed Maori teenagers adventuring in a two tone Mark II Zephyr!

Tickets $8 or $6 concession – which includes a complimentary glass of wine (with ID) unless you can tell us which year it was shot and we’ll give you a double pass. Film commences 7pm.

More details on The Film Archive’s website…

Heads-up Dance Lovers!

dance!Renowned choreographer, dancer and teacher Daniel Belton is bringing two programmes of award-winning dance films by Good Company screening for over two consecutive weekends at the Film Archive.

The programmes – Choreographing the Screen Programme 1 & 2 begin this Friday.

dance!There are double passes up for grabs. www.filmarchive.org.nz

Send an email to information@nzfa.org.nz with the name of the second programme which screens on Saturday 20 & 27 September to get your hands on your own double pass.

The Seekers

A wee heads-up about a very interesting (and FREE) film screening this Saturday at 7pm at the Film Archive.

Shot in 1954 by a UK team, The Seekers is a very colonial take on first contact between Maori and Pakeha in a bizarre NZ ‘Wild West’ style feature film.

Both riveting and shocking viewing (there’s eroticised dancing and plasticine moko for a start) it’s also one of the few films made in NZ the late fifties/early sixties. A combination of the introduction of television and a lack of government support for independent film making at the time means we have only the occasional international project like The Seekers to show for nearly 15 years of New Zealand’s feature film history.

The Seekers promotional poster

Witness people falling live into boiling mud, geysers exploding around sailors etc etc – all used for maximum impact to represent our great ‘Land of Fury.’

And did I mention it’s FREE?!

Double pass giveaways

I have two double passes up for grabs for the silent film screening at the Film Archive tomorrow night – the 80th Anniversary of The Bush Cinderella – Rudall Hayward’s fourth and final silent feature.

First and second person to email me at anna.dean@nzfa.org.nz and tell me the name of Rudall Hayward’s wife, who worked closely alongside him on his film projects, gets tickets to tomorrow night’s rare event with live piano accompaniment.