Remember, remember… it’s November!

November’s show is crammed packed with awesomeness once again!  Listen 15th and 22nd November at 8pm on 92.7FM or click ‘listen live’ on http://www.arrowfm.co.nz.  The show is also played on Sunday 18th November at 10pm.  I am working on making my shows, or at least the interviews, available on this blog… watch this space.

On tonight’s show we meet Dawn Clark, Featherston’s very own milliner and owner of Aurora Designs, our hat shop on main street.  Dawn very kindly gave up an evening of her time to talk to me about hats, life before hats, and the allure of Peter Gabriel in his yoof!  Dawn’s shop is a real treat, and I recommend a visit if you live in Featherston or are passing through – it’s packed with cloche hats of all colours and trimmings, and decked out with authentic 1930s furniture, much of which Dawn has refurbished herself.   It was great to meet yet another local artist, committed not only to her craft, but to producing her craft in Featherston.  My sincere thanks to Dawn for being such a generous guest.

I’m pleased to say that my intermittent Facebook presence is paying off, and on tonight’s show you can hear some Village Notices… such as:

  • The Rimutaka Country Music Group has its next gathering at the Featherston Community Centre on Saturday 24 Nov from 1.00 – 4.30 pm. Blackboard/open mic format. Entry $2.00 a head. Afternoon tea provided. Guest artist is Roger Tibbs (TBC).
  • Craft Country, Wairarapa’s Contemporary Craft Fair, is being held Saturday 15th December 10- 3 Greytown Town Hall.  This will be a fantastic opportunity to see the the beautiful, hand crafted gifts, clothes and jewellery that the artists working within the Craft Country collective produce.  And, just in case you didn’t know, the Craft Country store on Featherston’s main street is doing lay-by for Christmas. This is your chance to give some truly special to your loved ones for Christmas this year.
  • On the subject of craft, the Craft Country Shop in Featherston is looking for more volunteers. The store is open on Fri, Sat, Sun and are staffed entirely by volunteers – the money they make pays rent, power and our stockists. If you’re keen or just want to chat more please email Emma McCleary at emma.mccleary@gmail.com – she’d love to hear from you.
  • Featherston’s own dynamo, Michele Stokes, is managing the Community Garden, behind the St Johns Church, now. It’s in it’s early stages, but Michele would love some helpers to get all the beds established.  You can contact her by email leafwear@gmail.com or via this blog – I’ll make sure the message is passed on.

Keep your messages of events, happenings, news and info coming.  Look out for my posts on Facebook, or contact me via this blog.

More posts to come shortly on the latest in the Under Milk Wood saga, and the recent, and very welcome attention that Access Radio is receiving from Radio New Zealand National’s completely excellent Mediawatch programme (about 20 mins in… follow this link)

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