November’s edition of ReCooper8 is hot off the…. digital recorder! Featuring Louise Proudfoot, talking about her play, Desperate Huttwives, playing at Hutt Old Boys Marist Club Rooms in Lower Hutt and the Hannah Playhouse in Wellington this December (dir. Geraldine Brophy); Gerry Paul, Kiwi musician, writer, producer and co-founder of Coastella Music Festival, which is … More Summer, summer, summertime!
Here at last is the third and final morsel of September’s bumper edition of ReCooper8! In this section, Holly and Zac Winterwood talk about their stunning new work, Paeakau The Opera, which has been especially commissioned for this year’s Kokomai Creative Festival and will debut on Saturday 15 October at Aratoi Museum. If you live … More Paeakau The Opera and Andrew Laking
A couple of years ago now, I interviewed the Wairarapa Spinners and Weavers Guild as they met at The Wool Shed, New Zealand’s National Museum of Sheep and Shearing (but of course!) What a lovely, generous bunch of folk they were, sharing stories of their love and passion for the art and craft of spinning, … More Turn it up, let it spin!
The Cooper-Partridge whānau have house-swapped with friends to spend half the school holidays in Great Lake Taupō. Some of my Taupō pals have given us some hints and tips about what to do, where to go and how to spend our time in this stunning part of Aotearoa New Zealand. Here’s my list so far, … More Great Lake Taupō – ask the locals!
Listen again to last month’s show which features interviews with Kate Mead, Director of Operations for Featherston Booktown, Jen Olson, one of the organisers of the Wairarapa Art Sale, and local artist and entrepreneur, Emma McCleary. Featherston Booktown will take place in Featherston across the weekend of 12th-14th May 2017. Combine your passion for books with … More Books & Arts – Featherston’s got it covered!
This isn’t as vintage as some of my other pieces as part of my Featherston Revival (it was first published in November 2016), but the subject matter certainly is – vintage computers! Listen again to local writer, Alex Cruickshank, about his fascinating collection of old computers that have given him at least 20 ways to … More Featherston Stories #8
In July 2014, Nicki Stewart, local encaustic artist, was preparing for her acclaimed show, Remember to Remember. I caught up with her in her studio to talk about the inspiration for the show and its challenges – it involved coordinating the work of dozens of local knitters! We also talk about Nicki’s love of working … More Featherston Stories #7 Nicki Stewart