Talking ‘tuft’ with Michelle Sandford, and art with Anne Taylor… that was ReCooper8 in May!

In May, ReCooper8 checked in with Anne Taylor for the show’s inaugural arts review, and then we talked tuft with Michelle Sandford (oh, what a terrible pun!), local crafter and carpet maker!  You can check those interviews out here, just click on the sound files below.  Many thanks to Anne and Michelle for their time! … More Talking ‘tuft’ with Michelle Sandford, and art with Anne Taylor… that was ReCooper8 in May!

Word up! Wairarapa Word, 2nd June, Almo’s Books, Carterton

Wairarapa Word presents Eileen Van Trigt author of Beneath the Oak Trees, Sportin Life: Limericks and Close Encounters of the Furred (and Feathered) Kind Wairarapa Word is an event for poetry, comedy, stories and more.  Each month, a writer is featured and an open mike is held for everyone to share work.  This month, the featured writer … More Word up! Wairarapa Word, 2nd June, Almo’s Books, Carterton

Disney on Ice? Fantastic! Just a shame about those popcorn prices!

Yesterday, I went with my daughter and a couple of friends to see Disney on Ice at the TSB Arena in Wellington.  The girls frocked up, Isla in a curious but oh-so-practical combination of tutu, thermal vest and gumboots, Daisy in a very fetching princess dress. Us mums were soberly attired, but in our minds … More Disney on Ice? Fantastic! Just a shame about those popcorn prices!

NZ Radio Awards: And the winner is…..

Sadly, not the Arrow FM/Limelight Theatre production of Dylan Thomas’s play, Under Milk Wood, directed and produced by Michael Wilson and Eunice Radford.  But huge congratulations to Christchurch’s Plains FM (96.9FM) Sounds Catholic – Tiger, produced by Ken Joblin, which has waltzed away with this year’s gong for NZ Radio Awards Best Community Access Programmes (Best Spoken/Informational English … More NZ Radio Awards: And the winner is…..

World Book Night – proof that you are never alone with a book!

My awesome friend Lucy, innovation specialist for the charities sector and director of LucyInnovation, is staying with us right now.  She’s visiting from the UK, having been invited to speak at the recent FINZ Conference in Wellington, and will shortly go on to Santiago to deliver a series of lectures at the University of Buenos … More World Book Night – proof that you are never alone with a book!