GPJA #510: Palestine Solidarity rallies on Sat: Wellington 12 noon, Auckland 2pm
July 31, 2014 Leave a comment
WHAT’S ON IN AOTEAROA/NEW ZEALAND
Thursday, July 31, 6pm to 7.30pm, Room 1, Conference Centre, 30 The Terrace, Wellington
West Papua: human rights and media freedom. You are invited to a public meeting with Victor Mambor, Alliance of Independent Journalists in Papua, Editor of Tabloid Jubi, Human rights defender. Victor is a leading human rights defender in Indonesian occupied West Papua. He is Editor of the Jayapura-based newspaper and website Tabloid Jubi, Chairperson of West Papua’s Alliance of Independent Journalists, and a contributor to Al Jazeera. Victor is a prominent advocate for freedom of the press and open access for international journalists and UN monitors to Papua. His outspokenness is courageous given that journalism is a risky profession in West Papua – AJI documented 20 cases of violence and intimidation against journalists in 2013. Victor also supports grassroots journalism and devotes his skills and experience to the training of NGO activists in media and communication skills. Organised by Peace Movement Aotearoa and Va’aomanu Pasifika, please RSVP to pma tel 04 382 8129 or at https://www.facebook.com/events/309949635847814/ Links: On Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/309949635847814/ A4 Poster – http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/papua-wgtn-31july14.pdf
Friday, August 1, 6.30-8.30pm, Saturday 2 August, 9am-5pm, Faculty of Law, The University of Auckland, Level 2 (Friday) and Level 3 (Saturday), 9 Eden Crescent, Auckland
The latest from on the ground in West Papua. The urgent need to improve media and international NGO access to West Papua. New Zealand’s historical and current complicity with Indonesia, including providing police and military training and condoning environmental exploitation. Support for West Papua in Melanesia and Indonesia’s attempts to undermine this support through the Melanesian Spearhead Group. Is West Papua the new East Timor? Political panel with representatives from major parties. Find the event on maire
Friday, August 1, 7-9pm and Saturday 2nd August – 9am- 4.30pm, St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington
The Bigger Picture Building Up to the Election : Democracy, Ethics and the Public Good: Last but no least! This is a not to be missed conference that aim is to “open the debate on the quality of our democracy and seed ideas about future approaches to building a more inclusive democracy in NZ”. The conference is sponsored by PublicGood Aotearoa and St Andrews Trust, and there is an excellent line up of speakers including -Lloyd Geering, Bronwyn Hayward, Bill Ryan, Jane Kelsey, Michael Macaulay, Myles Thomas, Barbara Bedeschi-Lewando, Cath Wallace, Max Rashbrook, Stephanie Rodgers, Meg Howie. For more information and to register visit
Friday, August 1, 5-8pm at Loaves and Fishes, corner of Molesworth and Hill Streets, Wellington
Living Wage Campaign celebrates its 2nd Birthday! It’s two years since the launch of the Living Wagecampaign in Wellington and supporters are throwing a party to celebrate all that has been achieved during this time. The party will have entertainment, activities for kids and food. All welcome to this free event on Friday 1 August, 5-8pm at Loaves and Fishes, corner of Molesworth and Hill Streets. Please RSVP toRebecca.matthews (cc’dtofran.taito ) Or join the Facebook event herehttps://www.facebook.com/events/302033269965811/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Friday, August 1, Saturday August 2, SkyCity Cinema, Auckland
HOT AIR is the story of twenty years of political struggle between politicians, scientists and activists wanting to reduce New Zealand’s emissions, and corporate leaders and their lobbyists working to protect profits and commercial advantage. HOT AIR, a new documentary by Alister Barry & Abi King-Jones, will be screening in the upcoming New Zealand International Film Festival in Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin, Christchurch, Hamilton & Palmerston North. In 2013 Alister Barry won the Bruce Jesson Foundation’s Senior Journalism Award to assist in completion of the film. See http://www.hotairfilm.co.nz for session dates & times. Auckland Screening Times: Friday 1 August 1:00 p.m. SKY CITY CINEMA; Saturday 2 August 3:30 p.m. SKY CITY CINEMA.
Friday 1 August, 6.30-8.30pm, Saturday 2 August, 9am-5pm, Faculty of Law, The University of Auckland, Level 2 (Friday) and Level 3 (Saturday), 9 Eden Crescent, Auckland.
The latest from on the ground in West Papua. The urgent need to improve media and international NGO access to West Papua. New Zealand’s historical and current complicity with Indonesia, including providing police and military training and condoning environmental exploitation. Support for West Papua in Melanesia and Indonesia’s attempts to undermine this support through the Melanesian Spearhead Group. Is West Papua the new East Timor? Political panel with representatives from major parties.
Find the event on facebook and please share with your friends and networks!
Keynote speaker: Victor Mambor, Chairperson for the Alliance of Independent Journalists (Papua chapter). Other speakers include: Prof. David Robie (Director, Pacific Media Centre, AUT); Dr. Elizabeth Stanley (Victoria University of Wellington); Maire Leadbeater (Human Rights activist); Paul Bensemann (Independent NZ journalist); Johnny Blades (Radio NZ journalist – via video link); Paula Makabory (West Papuan human rights activist, Melbourne) tbc
The event is hosted by the Organising Committee for West Papua Seminar. For more information please contact Maire Leadbeater at maire.
Saturday, August 2, 2pm, Cuba Mall, Wellington
Wellington March For the Children of Palestine. March from Cuba Mall to Civic Square. -Initiated by Students for Justice in Palestine. -Endorsed by Unite Union. (If you would like to endorse this event please private message Heleyni Unite). 1. Stop the bombing; 2. Expel the Israeli ambassador; 3. Lift the blockade; 4. End the Occupation. Our rally last Saturday brought around 400 protesters against the oppression, but the terror continues in Gaza. We will focus our attention on the children of Palestine by creating a memorial to them. In the spirit of this please feel free to bring along names/stories of any children you have become aware of during this latest round of horror in the middle east. you can be creative in presenting this or simply bring a permanent marker along.
*218 Palestinian children have been killed in the conflict so far. This has to stop. And so long as it does not, we shall rise up together against this brutal injustice.
Let’s build on that passion and concern for the Palestinians by flooding the streets with our flags and banners again and turn the pressure up, let’s get even more of us out on the streets to really show Israel and all the Governments complicit in its ethnic cleansing that the people of Wellington stand with Palestine, not just last week, but as long as this obscene violence continues. Please also bring placards, banners etc and share.
Saturday, August 2, 2-3pm, Downtown Shopping Centre. Cnr Queen/Customs Streets, Auckland
Rally for Palestine: International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Add your presence and make a difference at the only regular public display of support for Palestine in Auckland! Monthly Rally at Downtown Shopping Centre. Cnr Queen/Customs Streets, Auckland. 2pm to 3pm, 2 August 2014 and every first Saturday of each month.
The Palestine Human Rights Campaign Aotearoa/New Zealand (PHRC) works to raise public awareness of the Palestinian people’s struggle to resist Israeli military occupation and Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip.
- We believe that a just peace in Palestine/Israel depends upon the return of Palestinian refugees to their homeland and the dismantling of the Zionist structure of the state of Israel, recognising that the further partitioning of Palestine in order to create the so-called two-state solution would lead only to further injustice and suffering.
- We advocate the primacy of international law, the acceptance of which by the Israeli regime must be the basis for the ending of Israeli military occupation and all forms of ethnic discrimination.
- We work to raise awareness of the international community’s responsibility for upholding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the urgent need for the state of Israel to be called to account for its gross abuses of Palestinian human rights.
- We call for the establishment of a bi-national, secular and democratic state in Palestine/Israel, with full and equal citizenship rights for all.
We seek to bring pressure on the New Zealand Government to join the majority of the international community in requiring Israel to:
- Observe all relevant UN Resolutions and Geneva conventions
- Cease ethnic discrimination and territorial annexation
- Abandon its militarism and violence
Join the Palestine Human Rights (PHRC) Campaign Auckland www.palestine.org.nz
Saturday, August 2 & Sunday, August 3, 9am each day Where: Owen G Glen Building, University of Auckland
Generation Zero Climate Vote Summit: ClimateVote is a weekend of workshops, speakers and planning. It’s an offering of skills, knowledge and connections, but more importantly it’s an invitation to take part and become a leader in a nationwide push to get young people voting, and with climate change in mind.You’ll hear from some of the best speakers NZ has to offer on climate change solutions, youth leadership, sustainable business and governance. You’ll take part in informative workshops, and develop your own capacity to make a difference through skill building and the transformative experience of a weekend with rad, inspired people like yourself. Hundreds of young people are coming together – to get ready, to get to know each other, and to get organized in putting climate climate change on the agenda this election. Will you join us? The cost is only $20 for the whole weekend and you can register here http://www.climatevote.org.nz/aucklandsummit
Sunday, August 3, 10:30 am, Unitarian Meeting House, 1A Ponsonby Rd., Ponsonby.
Address and discussion by Max Rashbrooke: "Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis". The gap between the rich and the rest has widened faster in New Zealand than almost anywhere else. So what does this mean for our values? Are we still an egalitarian country? And what is this widened gap doing to the social fabric of our country? Max Rashbrooke is the editor of Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis, published in June 2013, and the author of the short e-book ‘The Inequality Debate: An Introduction’, published in March 2014. Free – all welcome! For more information please contact Barbara on 817-1234.
Sunday, August 3, 5-7pm, Pitt St Methodist Church, 78 Pitt Street, Auckland
Living Wage Movement – Election Forum: Open invitation to hear from our party representatives on key policies and issues for Auckland. Denise Roche MP is speaking for the Green Party.
Sunday, August 3, 6pm, WEA, 59 Gloucester St, Canterbury
Christchurch Movie Screening: Palestine is Still The Issue by John Pilger. From IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383551/ A documentary about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has lasted for more than 50 years. Contains some interviews with the children in this conflict. In a series of extraordinary interviews with both Palestinians and Israelis, John Pilger weaves together the issue of Palestine. He speaks to the families of suicide bombers and their victims; he sees the humiliation of Palestinians imposed on them at myriad checkpoints and with a permit system not dissimilar to apartheid South Africa’s infamous pass laws. He goes into the refugee camps and meets children who, he says, "no longer dream like other children, or if they do, it is about death." Hang around afterwards for some good conversation and a cuppa! Look forward to seeing you there! Canterbury for Justice in Palestine
Sunday, August 3, 7pm, Academy Cinema
"Notes to Eternity" 2014 Directed by Sarah Cordery CHAMPIONS. Renowned critics of Israeli policies – Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein, Sara Roy and Robert Fisk – provide personal substance and historical perspective to their arguments in this impressive film by New Zealander Sarah Cordery.New Zealand filmmaker Sarah Cordery’s analysis of the Israel-Palestine conflict argues implicitly for justice, with eloquence and careful deliberation. http://www.nziff.co.nz/2014/auckland/notes-to-eternity/
Monday, August 4, 6pm
Peace Movement Aotearoa – WW1 anniversary candlelit peace vigils. Details of the WW1 anniversary peace vigils around the country are at www.ww1.org.nz If you would like to mark the anniversary and cannot get to a vigil, or there isn’t one in your area, please consider lighting a candle at 6pm on Monday, 4 August, in solidarity with all who resist war and promote peace. Details of the Wellington vigil are: included below, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PeaceMovementAotearoa/events and the A4 poster is at www.converge.org.nz/pma/vigil-wgtn-aug14.pdf
Monday, 4 August 2014, Auckland 6-6.30pm at the Devonport War Memorial, corner of Victoria Street and King Edward Parade, a short distance from the Ferry
Candlelit peace vigil to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One “the war to end all wars” · to remember all the casualties of war · to remember all who resisted war · to call for an end to war · to promote peace. In conjunction with peace and faith groups around the country and overseas who are holding vigils to mark the anniversary and to highlight our mutual belief that conflict must be resolved peacefully rather than by war.
On Monday 4 August, from 6pm – 6.30pm at the Cenotaph, corner Lambton Quay and Bowen Street, Wellington.
Please bring your own candle, placards and banners will be available at the vigil. The A4 poster for this event is at www.converge.org.nz/pma/vigil-wgtn-aug14.pdf
Organised by Peace Movement Aotearoa, RSVP at www.facebook.com/PeaceMovementAotearoa/events
· Honour the war dead by ending war ~ www.ww1.org.nz ~
Tuesday, August 5, 5pm, Outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 139 Quay Street, Auckland
Where’s the peoples’ briefing? Picket at Tim Groser’s TPPA briefing for the international business community. Feel like it’s been a while since your old mate Tim Groser let you know what was going on in TPPA negotiations? Maybe it’s because you’re not part of the international business community. Tim’s doing an update for the American Chamber of Commerce and Canada New Zealand Business Association next week. It’s our job to make some noise and make sure these guys know we’re still concerned about the impact TPPA will have on our communities, our environment and our people. We know this agreement is too important to be left to the business community and government community – it’s your future and you deserve a say in this. So get along to outside the Auckland MFAT office next Tuesday and make some noise!
Tuesday, August 5, 6.30pm, Anglican Cathedral of St Paul, 45 Molesworth St Wellington
Forum of Child Poverty: On Election day 1 in 4 children will be living in poverty. Make your vote count for those who can’t. That is the key message for discussion at the upcoming Forum on Child Poverty. Bishop Justice and Archbishop John will present on Christian perspectives on poverty. Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills will give a keynote address, and various party leaders will discuss their plans to reduce NZ child poverty.
Tuesday, August 5, 7.30pm, Community of St Luke’s, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland
Inequality Matters: Increasing social inequality is one of the major issues facing our country today and is a core focus of the 2014 election. This public event includes a panel discussion that targets critical social issues for thoughtful voters. Short presentations by four leading figures : Max Rashbrooke: Political & social journalist, Author ‘ Inequality’ A NZ Crisis ‘(2013); Major Campbell Roberts: Director Salvation Army Social Policy Unit & Parliamentary Unit; Professor Susan St John: Co-Director Retirement Policy & Research Centre, Auckland University; Rod Oram: Business journalist, Member of St Andrew’s church, Epsom. These will be followed by discussion convened by Rev. Glynn Cardy, Minister at St Luke’s. Cost $5: Tea & coffee provided (Students with ID free). Book now. Call Carol; 09 520 0199 (or) Pamela 09 5200740
August 5,6,7, 8.30am-4.30pm, WINZ, 93 Mascott Ave, Mangere
AAP Impact. Learn your rights from trained advocates.
Wednesday, August 6, 7.30pm, Ponsonby Primary School, Curran St, Auckland.
‘Tick for Kids’ – Auckland Central Candidates forum. Come hear Auckland Central candidates from across the political spectrum answer the important questions on children’s rights to quality education, health,ousing and income. Jacinda Ardern (Labour) and Denise Roche (Green Party) Miriam Pierard (Internet Mana) confirmed. National and New Zealand First speakers tbc. Special guest speaker Peter O’Connor, Associate Professor Critical Studies in Education from University of Auckland.
Thursday, August 7, 5.30 – 7.30pm Where: Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Road, Auckland
ACYA Youth Justice Workshop – Youth Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. ACYA prepares the shadow report on Aotearoa’s implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This workshop will: discuss ways in which the youth justice system of Aotearoa already breaches international standards and give those in the justice sector a first opportunity to advise us on what key issues should be addressed by the shadow report. RSVP: Email ‐ margeryw (for catering)
Saturday, August 9, 3pm, Trades Hall, 147 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland
‘Save our State House Homes’ meeting. We are hoping to engender a political debate about the activities and intentions of Housing New Zealand currently and in the future. Denise Roche, MP, Jacinda Ardern MP, Asenati Lole-Taylor MP, Jeanette Elley, John Minto, and Corie Haddock have so far agreed to be there. More information from Deborah Yates, deborahayates
Sunday, August 10, 7pm, Capitol Cinema, Balmoral, Auckland
Film Fundraiser for Auckland Women’s Centre: The Auckland Women’s Centre is hosting a fundraising film evening. While all details have been confirmed, the film itself remains a secret. As a not-for-profit organisation, the Centre’s fundraising activities aim to ensure its continued work within the community. Guests can expect another fabulous evening of feminist cinema with the Auckland Women’s Centre, all while supporting the longevity of the Centre’s work. The film will be revealed on 1 August, but tickets are now available from the Auckland Women’s Centre, at a cost of $20 to $25. To pre-purchase tickets call info
Sunday, August 10, 7.30pm, Thames Multiplex
Coromandel Watchdog Fundraiser
Monday, August 11, 4.30pm, St Johns-in-the-City Hall, cnr Willis St and Dixon St, Wellington CBD
Debate with Craig Foss – Minister of Broadcasting, Kris Faafoi – Labour Broadcasting, Julie Anne Genter – Greens Broadcasting.
Monday, August 11, 1pm, Auckland University Quad.
Public meeting against state surveillance and the GCSB. Speakers: Russel Norman, Mike Treen from GPJA, plus MANA, Labour and Internet Party.
Monday, August 11, 7pm, Mt Albert War Memorial Hall, Auckland
Public meeting against state surveillance and the GCSB. Speakers: Russel Norman, John Minto for GPJA, Jane Kelsey plus MANA, Labour and Internet Party.
Tuesday, August 12,6.30pm Where: Lecture Theatre OGGB Level ‘0’, Room 260-098 Owen Glen Building University of Auckland. Parking available under the OGB building.
Sue Bradford speaking on A major left wing think tank for Aotearoa? Sue’s PhD thesis A major left wing think tank in Aotearoa—an impossible dream or a call to action? looked at why no major left wing think tank has developed in Aotearoa and whether the left in 2010-2013 was fertile for such a development or not. She interviewed 51 academics and activists from across the country and from many parts of the left, and considered the experience of a number of organisations she termed ‘nascent’ left wing think tanks, including the Fabian Society. In this presentation she will outline her key findings on the state of the left and the think tank question before welcoming questions and discussion on the issues raised. A Fabian Society Event.
Tuesday, August 12
Tuesday, August 12, Wellington
CPAG Wellington Election 2014 Discussion Series. Education and child poverty were the focus of a public discussion held by Wellington CPAG in early July. Our guest panel of inspirational educators, Prof Jenny Ritchie, Dr Sarah Te One and Principals Janice Shramka and John Russell, gave an overview of the impact of poverty on education and the lives of children. This was followed by a spirited discussion in smaller groups on how we, as individuals and working together, can bring about meaningful change for our most vulnerable children. The evening’s discussion notes will be available shortly. CPAG is also building an online discussion group for further action on education and child poverty – please contact wgtn to join!
Wednesday, August 13, 6.30pm, University of Aucklad Business School
How Green is our Valley? What are the policy implications for New Zealand’s environment? The last event in this year’s Ballot Box panel series that has aimed to deepen our understanding of some major issues facing New Zealand as we approach another general election. The latest lecture is on the environment and the impacts the policies have on that. For all the details, see: http://email.business.auckland.ac.nz/2014/0813-The-Ballot-Box-Enviroment/ Highly recommend registering and popping along
Wednesday, August 13, 7-8.30pm, The Peace Place, 22 Emily Place, Auckland Central.
Eco Spirituality – a Mercy Response. Sisters of Mercy Teresa Anderson, Bridget Crisp & Rosemary Revell will deliver a talk that: shares the vision and mission of Papatuanuku ki Taurangi Earth Promise Centre; reflects on the Centre within the wider context of Mercy; and looks at the Centre in the light of Catholic social teaching. Cost: Koha. To register please call 377- 5541 or email thepeaceplacenz
Friday, August 15, 1pm, Student Union Building, Victoria University, Wellington
Public meeting against state surveillance and the GCSB. Speakers: Russel Norman, Mike Treen from GPJA, Thomas Beagle from Tech Liberty plus Labour MANA and Internet Party.
Tuesday, August 19, 1pm, Undercroft (bottom floor James Hight building), Canterbury University
Public meeting against state surveillance and the GCSB. Speakers: Kim Dotcom, Russel Norman, Mike Treen, Murray Horton from ABC, Labour, MANA and Internet Party.
Tuesday, August 19, 7pmk, Cardboard Cathedral, Latimer Square, Christchurch Central
Public meeting against state surveillance and the GCSB. Speakers: Kim Dotcom, Russel Norman, Mike Treen from GPJA, Murray Horton from ABC, plus Labour MANA and Internet Party.
Tuesday, August 19, 7pm, Lecture Theatre B28, Main Library, University of Auckland, Princes St, Auckland
What should the Government do to advance gender equality?
Friday, August 29, 7pm, cnr Alfred St and Symonds St, Auckland
Saturday, August 30, 3pm, Britomart Transport Centre, Queen St, Auckland in Auckland
A30. MARCH TO BRING DOWN THIS ROTTEN GOVERNMENT. Its time to mobilise and bring down John Key’s National Party Government. Increase the protests, strengthen the campaigns, register the working class and poor to get them out. Lets organise a national day of Action on Saturday August 30th. Spread this event like wildfire.
Saturday, September 6, 11am, Auckland
CPAG Hikoi for children. Join Child Poverty Action Group in a hikoi for children on Saturday 6th September, at 11am in Auckland (and hopefully some other places too!) This is going to be a really positive, fun event to show the energy and passion of all the people in New Zealand committed to giving children the best possible start in life. We hope to see you there – more details coming soon!
23/24 October, Rydges Latimer, Christchurch
Social justice in communities – What is it? How can we build it? How can we sustain it? A conference jointly hosted by Community Networks Aotearoa (formerly NZCOSS) and the NZ Council of Christian Social Services. Social justice is vitally important in Christchurch as it is rebuilding and redeveloping; it is equally important in all of our communities. It does not happen by accident but is the result of deliberate and inclusive decision-making. Inspirational speakers from Christchurch, elsewhere in New Zealand and Australia will share their experiences in working within communities to bring about self-determination, inclusion and empowerment for community members. This conference will strengthen participants’ commitment to social justice, it will inform them of how socially just communities have been developed and will inspire them to work towards this ideal in their work and communities. Registrations are open – register now!
BREAKING NEWS – ONCE WE BUILT A TOWER IS TOURING
Lock your whiskey cabinet and grab your guns, because your friends and ours The Bacchanals are bringing an all-new, all-improved, all-singing-all-milking production of Once We Built A Tower to the South Island! We are SO EXCITED to be giving this play another outing, and SO EXCITED to be coming to some places that feature prominently in the story of how the 1935 Labour Government used the medical insurance scheme at the Waitaki Dam as their basis for creating a Welfare State that was once the envy of the world. Brought to you with the wonderful support of Emerging Artists Trust Wellington, Interislander and Coffee Supreme (and hopefully several more sponsors who can’t be confirmed at the time of this website update!), Once We Built A Tower will play a different town every night for a fortnight beginning Monday 25 August.
On MONDAY 25 AUGUST we will be in ASHBURTON at the Sinclair Centre, 74 Park Street!
On TUESDAY 26 AUGUST we will be in TIMARU at the Caroline Bay Community Lounge!
On WEDNESDAY 27 AUGUST The Bacchanals will finally realise a lifelong ambition: we will be in TWIZEL (!!) at the Twizel Events Centre, 61 McKenzie Drive!
On THURSDAY 28 AUGUST we will be in TEKAPO at the Tekapo Community Hall, Aorangi Crescent!
On FRIDAY 29 AUGUST we will be in OMARAMA at the Omarama Community Centre!
On SATURDAY 30 AUGUST we will be in KUROW at the Kurow Memorial Hall – this will be a night to remember, people!
On MONDAY 1 SEPTEMBER we will be in OAMARU at the Oamaru Scottish Hall
On TUESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER we will be in DUNEDIN at the Otago Pioneer Women’s Memorial Association Hall, Moray Place!
On WEDNESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER we will be in GORE at the James Cumming Wing Lecture Theatre, corner of Ardwick Street and Civic Ave!
On THURSDAY 4 SEPTEMBER we will be in BALCLUTHA at the Balclutha Theatrical Society Hall, 4 George Street!
On FRIDAY 5 SEPTEMBER we will be in ROXBURGH at Miller’s Flat Hall, 1674 Teviot Road!
On SATURDAY 6 SEPTEMBER we will be in the Clyde/Alexandra area, at the Clyde Memorial Hall, corner of Fraser and Newcastle Streets!
All performances begin at 7pm! We are very, very committed to this idea that theatre should be accessible to ALL and that you shouldn’t miss out on live performance just because you don’t live in a major city. To that end, WE ARE NOT CHARGING ADMISSION. (You can & probably should give us koha or a donation because god knows how we’re going to make up the balance of the $25,000 this tour is costing us. And tell your rich friends that if they want to give money to a worthy cause, they should throw some pictures of the Queen our way!) We want you to come on down, see a free play, have a cup of tea (or maybe a wine/beer/cider/absinthe) with us after and let us sing you songs and tell you tales of NZ local history! This is the mightiest army of Bacchanals ever to take a show on the road (even though we’re leaving some formidable warriors at home): Alex Greig plays Gervan McMillan, Kirsty Bruce plays Ethel McMillan, Brianne Kerr plays Frances Nordmeyer, Michael Trigg plays Arnold Nordmeyer, Michael Joseph Ness plays Michael Joseph Savage, Jean Sergent plays the Medical Association, Joe Dekkers-Reihana plays Peter Fraser, Aidan Weekes plays Walter Nash, Hilary Penwarden plays the piano, Ellie Stewart plays the fiddle and David Lawrenceplays the banjo, guitar, mandolin and clarinet.
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JOIN THIS YEAR’S AUSTRALIAN SOLIDARITY DELEGATION TO VENEZUELA DECEMBER 2 – 13, 2014
Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network. Registrations are now open for the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network’s 2014 solidarity tour to revolutionary Venezuela.