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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.

Love Hurts

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.

Hot Potato

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.

To be in­cluded in the en­ter­tain­ment snip­pets please email tara.shaskey@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz by noon on the Mon­day of the given week. Please send a 100 word blurb about your event, in­clud­ing the name, a brief de­scrip­tion, and the time and lo­ca­tion.

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