Hutt News : May 17th 2011
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A fully insulated warm and cosy home Come and judge for yourself you will love this home Also view at www.justpaterson.co.nz or www.open2view.com ID# 246164 -2 Debbie Curran 021 735 133 JUST PATERSON 3729051AA 3715461AA PRIVATE SALE Huge Family Home In Avalon • 6 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • 2 Large Living Areas (including bar) • Double Garage plus Double Carport • Floor Area 320m2 • Land Area 642m2 Asking Price $570k • Phone: 567 2028 TradeMe Ref: BSX986 gy Bd B h 37 154 61AA L i i A ( i l d i b ) L 3694534AA SELLING YOUR HOME? GRAHAM STUART 564 2426 anytime 027 545 8654 mobile Ring Graham Stuart for a free market appraisal of your home now and find out how to display your property on his trailer at the RIVERBANK MARKET EVERY SATURDAY between 8am & 1.30pm (weather permitting) Surplus fabric sought for hospice fundraising sale Material girl: Josie Brennan is organising a Fabric-a-brac sale of vintage and modern fabrics at St Anne's Hall, Newtown, Wellington. Drowning in a sea of fabric? Now s the time to clear out some of that hoard and help a worthy cause at the same time. Josie Brennan, organiser of the annual Fabric-a-brac event, is looking for donations of fabric or sewing accessories for the Mary Potter Hospice sale table. If people have lovely items of fabric that they just don t think they ll ever get around to using, they can donate them. We put them on a table and the proceeds from sales will go to hospice, Ms Brennan said. Fabric can be left at the hospice reception in Mein St, Newtown or Jet Photography, Level 1, 233 Willis St. This year s Fabric-a-brac is on Saturday, May 21 and features a session with author and textile junkie Ann Packer called Look What I Found. Ann will be showing off some of her lovely op shop finds and giving inspiration to fabric junkies. We are also giving away a copy of her book Stitch at the event. The Ann Packer session is a $5 donation, bookings via fabricab- firstname.lastname@example.org. Fabric-a-brac is a free event at St Anne's Hall, Newtown, Wellington. Compelling talent: The highlight of school workshops was seeing how willing students were to ''experience and experiment'' said members of the Black Friars theatre group (dressed in red T-shirts), seen here with students from St Patrick's Silverstream and drama teacher Serena Lawrence (back right). Drama classes hit spot with students By PRIYANKA BHONSULE Nearly 120 students from four schools sat spellbound earlier this month as Auckland theatre group Black Friars performed Uso, a story about brotherhood, loyalty and music. Performed over two days at Downstage, with St Patrick s Silverstream and Wellington, Porirua and Aotea Colleges attending, there was whooping and cheering in the audience as the boys onstage teased each other relentlessly, applause when the gospel music hit the right notes and plenty of questions for the performers at the end. Earlier in the week, Black Friars held a workshop with 30 year 11 to 13 drama students at St Pat s, only their second work- shop ever. They conducted introduction exercises before splitting the boys into groups of five, directing them to act out some- thing they had personally experienced. The results were beautiful -- from what one boy must feel after getting ditched by his best mate who d rather hang out with his girlfriend to another who debated whether to tell his best mate his girlfriend was cheating on him. One group told a poignant story of a 13-year-old boy who goes on holiday with his friends and returns to find his father has abandoned the family. Year 12 student Jordan Ton- ise said he really enjoyed the workshop due to its fitting material. It was the first time I got to really express myself. These are stories that we can all relate to. That, in essence, is the Black Friars ethos -- create works of theatre that are relevant to the youth of today, especially those who have fallen through the cracks or are likely to. Our aim is to get kids off the street and on the stage, says member Vau Atonio. I believe we ve succeeded in achieving our initial goals which was to make Shakespeare accessible to a younger gener- ation, which I think we ve done, especially in South Auckland. Founded in 2006, Black Friars are second and third generation Pacific Islanders who all grew up together in South Auckland and started performing theatre as a way of telling their stories. They wanted to break the stereotype which existed in South Auckland that Pacific Islanders are meant to be gangsters, not do Shakespeare. Mr Atonio says Shakespeare s themes are still relevant so they contextualised them to the Pacific Island community. He deals with such big emotions [and] a play is a safe way to deal with your own emotions, while portraying other characters. The Black Friars told students that life itself was a drama, so when looking at a piece of theatre, they should find a way to connect to it by reflecting on life. And if you can t think of any- thing within your own life, talk to a friend or family member who can relate; the more you can find out about your charac- ter and their emotions, the bet- ter the role will be. Another member, Lauie Sila, said there was no real scope for theatre when the Black Friars were at school themselves. Here, the talent is raw, dif- ferent in Auckland and Welling- ton. The future of theatre is in good hands.
May 24th 2011