I Am Woman
Round up your daughters, sisters, nieces and friends, a festival for women is coming to town. The free Finding Venus Body Positive Arts Festival has workshops and an exhibition. Brought to the Eltham Town Hall by the South Taranaki Creative Communities Grants and Every Body is a Treasure Charitable Trust, the festival is aimed at women who want to develop a more compassionate relationship with their body. The event runs from February
17 - 18.
A married couple who share a passion for an unusual and exotic activity will show of their talent. The Death Do Us Part Danger Show: Love Hurts has been put together by world touring circus superstars Charlie and Rachel Atlas.The themed show surrounding Valentine’s about love, lust, trust and all the ridiculous stuff that happens to find any of those things is the couple’s second tour of New Zealand. Also featuring knifethrowing, sword-swallowing, burlesque comedy and magic the show comes to The Mayfair in New Plymouth on Friday, February 16.
Known to cause a severe case of happy fever, a 10-piece brass band is sure to put a smile on your face in an incredibly unique live show. The Hot Potato Band found their roots in Sydney’s southern suburbs as street performers running over 120 shows a year all around Australia and are now coming to New Plymouth to perform a one off show at the 4th Wall Theatre on Sunday, February 18. Tickets are $20, door sales $25.
Govett Brewster Art Gallery/ Len Lye Centre
❚ Mums, dads and caregivers join Govett-Brewster staff for an informal, baby-friendly talk about the art, followed by a hands-on workshop on Friday, February 16 at 10.30am –
11.30am. Entry is by donation.
❚ Take a close look at Len Lye’s 12 large paintings in the exhibition Big Bang Theory. The tour will be led by the curator Sarah Wall on Saturday, February 17 at 2pm. Entry is by donation.
❚ On Saturdays and Sundays at 11am, ask any questions you have and get an insight into the contemporary art exhibitions with a walk and talk with the gallery staff. Entry is by donation.
❚ Shot over three years this record of artist David Hockney at work captures his return from California to paint the Yorkshire landscape of his childhood. The film screens at the Len Lye Centre Cinema on Sunday, February 18 at 4pm. Entry is free, booking essential at www.govettbrewster.com
❚ The Len Lye Centre Cinema screens Projection Series #9: Len Lye’s jazz daily at 1pm for 30 minutes, showcasing his experimental films driven by jazz soundtracks. Entry is by donation.
❚ Len Lye’s kinetic sculpture Blade is performing at regular intervals until April 15. Because of its complex motor it performs for 5 minutes with a 25 minute rest between performances.
❚ Visit and explore the exhibitions at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s quietest time of the week, Mondays
3.30pm – 5pm. This time is suitable for people within the autism spectrum and visitors who want some space in the galleries. Entry is by donation.
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