Gar­dens to blos­som with tal­ent

Kaikoura Star - - NEWS - By EMMA DANGER­FIELD

The Lions Club of Seaward Kaik­oura in­vites mu­si­cians and artists to take part in the in­au­gu­ral Art and Mu­sic in the Garden event, to be held on Fe­bru­ary 17.

The idea is to show­case Kaik­oura’s artis­tic tal­ents as well as mag­nif­i­cent scenery – the set­ting is Julie and Melville Syme’s Fifeshire prop­erty over­look­ing the Kaik­oura ranges – as well as to raise much­needed funds for com­mu­nity projects in Kaik­oura.

The day prom­ises to be a real treat with a num­ber of lo­cal artists, as well as two from Han­mer Springs and one from Che­viot, al­ready in­di­cat­ing their in­ter­est. But with plenty of gar­dens to fill, there is space for many more yet, so if you are in­ter­ested in ex­hibit­ing your work pick up a reg­is­tra­tion form from the Kaik­oura Star of­fice, or con­tact one of the or­gan­is­ers for more de­tails. A fee of $5 is charged for ex­hibit­ing artists and a 10 per cent com­mis­sion will be taken on all sales. Artists are also warmly in­vited to ex­hibit items with no obli­ga­tion to sell if pre­ferred.

Mu­si­cians are also asked to ex­press an in­ter­est, ei­ther groups or solo per­form­ers, young or old. The garden will be open from 11am till 4pm so there will be room for any­one who would like to take part.

Those who are not keen on ex­hibit­ing or per­form­ing are warmly in­vited to come and have a look and lis­ten, and wan­der around the pic­turesque sur­round­ings of Fifeshire.

En­try will be $4 a per­son and for an ad­di­tional $6 you can treat your­self to a home-made Devon­shire tea.

Fifeshire is on the way to the seal colony and will be clearly sign­posted on the day. For any­one who has not been lucky enough to visit Fifeshire and ad­mire the gar­dens and view, this event is a must.

If it is well sup­ported, or­gan­is­ers hope to make it an an­nual fundrais­ing event.

Artists and mu­si­cians need to call Kathy O’Lough­lin on 319 3130, or Julie Syme on 319 5059.

Photo: EMMA DANGER­FIELD

Sit­ting pretty: The Lions Club of Seaward Kaik­oura is or­gan­is­ing an art and mu­sic in the garden day at Fifeshire on Fe­bru­ary 17 to raise money for com­mu­nity projects. From left, club mem­bers Doreen Tom­lin, Diane Ros­siter, Julie Syme, Kathy O’Lough­lin and Marie David­son.

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