Of course, every day is NZ Music Month at Arrow FM 92.7FM, where we only play 100% NZ music (when we aren’t broadcasting your wonderful shows!). But, cos’ I’ve been left on me own this month, I’ve gone NZ Music crazy – names get all mixed up when we play a track from the latest EP … More May Day! It’s NZ Music Month
20 Years of Making Books and Still Happy – an hour with the author, Madeleine Slavick – Sunday, 2 March, 3pm, Almo’s Books, 42 High St, Carterton Wairarapa Word presents “20 Years of Making Books and Still Happy” with author, editor, publisher, and photographer Madeleine Slavick, who will perform some of her writing, and discuss a selection of her 30+ … More Wairarapa Word this month feat. Madeleine Slavick
It was a huge privilege to talk with published poet, author and singer-songwriter Hinemoana Baker a few weeks back, ahead of her appearance at Wairarapa Word, the open mic space for budding authors, whatever your genre! You can hear my interview with Hinemoana again here, but I’d urge you to head along to Tarragon Cafe, … More Hinemoana Baker – listen again
The Kokomai Festival is nearly upon us, so a great time to remind you that you can tune in to all the latest news and views about the Festival on 92.7FM (or click ‘listen live’ at Arrow FM) on Mondays at 1pm and again on Thursdays at 7pm. You can also follow the Kokomai Festival … More The Kokomai Festival… ways to listen
Thursday 19th September @ 8pm Sunday 22nd September @ 10pm Thursday 26th September @ 8pm 92.7FM or click ‘listen live’ at Arrow FM Every once in a while you hear a singing voice that makes your spine tingle. And the effect isn’t limited to one genre of music. They could be singing soaring ballads, dramatic … More ReCooper8 in September – Susie Wilkins, The Handsome Family, and Kokomai Arts Fest!
Here’s a press release from local poet and organiser of this year’s events for National Poetry Day, Madeleine Slavick. I hope you will support this fantastic event, which is bringing local, homegrown poetry to the people: 16 Wairarapa writers in “16” for National Poetry Day, August 16 Sixteen Wairarapa writers from Cape Palliser to Pahiatua … More 16 Wairarapa writers in “16” for National Poetry Day, August 16
For those of a chilly disposition, look away now, because July’s edition of ReCooper8 is one big holiday BOAST! I’ll even confess to pre-recording some of the show in my mum’s back garden in what can only be described as rather hot temperatures! Tune in to 92.7FM (or listen live at Arrow FM) at 8pm … More ReCooper8 July: The One where Lucy Goes On and On about being on Holiday
ReCooper8 this month airs on Thursday 20th June @ 8pm Sunday 23rd June @ 10pm Thursday 27th June @ 8pm 92.7FM or click ‘listen live’ at http://www.arrowfm.co.nz My feature guest this month is Trevor Lamb, an artist whose chosen medium is leather – a versatile and beguiling material, the seemingly infinite possibilities and potential of … More Poetry and Leather… who’d have thought it!
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
Well, admittedly the levels are all over the show, and overall my editorial cobbling together could do with more…. cobbling! Nevertheless, below is my attempt at a 5 minute glimpse at the most recent Wairarapa Word open mic event held on 7th April 2013 at Almos Bookstore in Carterton. It really is just a snippet … More A glimpse at April’s Wairarapa Word open mic event…