Index Wellington Hutt Valley Porirua Kapiti Wairarapa 2015

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Index of Events
Date Event
17 Aug – 11 Sept Cuba Character: stories from the street
Tues 1 Sept Ivan Sutherland (1897-1952)
Sat 5 Sept Crafty Saturday: Cuba Character
Sun 6, 13, 20 & 27 Sept A Short History of Jazz
Tue 8 Sept New Zealand Publishing Today
Thur 17 Sept Book Launch: The Empire City
Sun 20 Sept Sunshine, the limited resource
Sat 26 Sept Otari Open Day and Plant Sale

 
Details of Events
Alexander Turnbull Library National Library of NZ
Cuba Character: stories from the street
An exhibition in the Turnbull Gallery - a joint project between Victoria University students of Museum and Heritage Studies and the National Library. Back in 1860, when Wellington’s population was around 4,000, Cuba Street was then ‘only half its present length, and was very rough and badly lighted, with a footpath raised 3 feet above the roadway.’ (Evening Post, 1922) Then residences gave way to businesses, and Cuba Street became a destination. The street today has been transformed. It seems old, but is new, its identity constructed from elements of its colourful past.
17 Aug – 11 Sept
10am – 5pm, Monday – Saturday Turnbull Gallery, Level one, National Library of NZ cnr Molesworth & Aitken Streets Wellington NO CHARGE
Amy Hackett Email Amy.Hackett@dia.govt.nz for more information
Karori Historical Society
Ivan Sutherland (1897-1952)
A talk by Oliver Sutherland on social activist Ivan Sutherland (1897-1952)
Tues 1 Sept
St Ninian’s, Newcombe Cres.
Karori
Alexander Turnbull Library National Library of NZ
Crafty Saturday: Cuba Character
Cuba Street is filled with beautiful old buildings that contain exciting colours and shapes. Come along and create your very own quirky street! This event is being held in association with the Turnbull Gallery exhibition "Cuba character". The exhibition is the result of a joint project between Victoria University students of Museum and Heritage Studies and the National Library.
Sat 5 Sept
2.00pm – 3.00pm Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington NO CHARGE
Amy.Hackett@dia.govt.nz for more information
Friends of Turnbull Library
New Zealand Publishing Today
Fergus Barrowman, publisher and literary editor, looks back over 30 years of heading the Victoria University Press, and discusses trends in publishing today.
Tue 8 Sept
5.30-7.00pm  Tiakiwai Conference Centre, National Library of New Zealand, Aitken Street, Thorndon.  Free.
Disabled access. Parking in Thorndon streets. www.turnbullfriends.org.nz
Angela Hill   fergiehill@xtra.co.nz
Wellington Museum
A Short History of Jazz
A four part series guiding listeners on a historical path through the evolution of jazz from the 1960’s to the present day. Explore the story of each decade’s jazz, learn about how it developed structurally and harmonically, and find out about the social context behind the music and in New Zealand. Brought to you by some of New Zealand’s greatest jazz thinkers and players from Te Koki New Zealand School of Music.
Sun 6, 13, 20 & 27 Sept
2.00-3.00pm Wellington Museum, Jervois Quay. Entry to Museum is free, entry to A Short History of Jazz is by koha.
Wellington Museum, 04 472 8904 museumswellington@wmt.org.nz
Wellington Museum
Book Launch: The Empire City
The Empire City traces the history of Wellington, from the middle of the 19th Century till the present day. Told through song, text, paintings and photographs The Empire City offers a creative insight into the history of life in the capital city. The book includes a CD with original songs by Andrew Laking, and features a number of exceptional guest artists including Bret McKenzie, Riki Gooch, Toby Laing, Norman Meehan and Justin Firefly. The songs are given context by historical notes and illuminated through a number of previously unseen archival photos, and over 20 new paintings by Bob Kerr, which will be exhibited during the launch.
Thur 17 Sept
6.00-8.30pm. Wellington Museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm Jervois Quay, Wellington Entry by koha
Wellington Museum, 04 472 8904
Otari-Wilton’s Bush Trust
Sunshine, the limited resource
Go in depth on this guided tour along the Nature Trail. You will examine the varied mechanisms plants use to get their foliage into the sun. This relaxed two-hour walk involves a short section of steep steps.
Sun 20 Sept
2pm at the Information Centre. 160 Wilton Road, Wilton.Wellington Free Entry
Margaret Crimp 4753263 M.Crimp@xtra.co.nz Website www.wcc.govt.nz look up Otari events.
Otari-Wilton’s Bush Trust
Otari Open Day and Plant Sale
Annual open day of this heritage reserve and Native Botanic Garden. Talks and walks on throughout the day in both Information Centre and Leonard Cockayne Centre. BBQ and teas and coffee available. Popular sale of native plants including some rarer and hard to get seedlings. Bring your own plant bags if available.
Sat 26 Sept
9am -3pm. Plant Sale starts 10am EFTPOS and cash 160 Wilton Road Wilton Wellington Free Entry
Margaret Crimp 4753263 M.Crimp@xtra.co.nz Website www.wcc.govt.nz look up Otari events.

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