Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Dinah Hawken to open Wordsongs - St Peter’s Hall in Paekakariki

WORDSONGS, a concert of new song settings of much-loved New Zealand poems by James K Baxter, Hone Tuwhare, Eileen Duggan, Bill Manhire, Alistair Te Ariki Campbell and David Mitchell, is coming to St Peter’s Hall in Paekakariki on Sunday 3 April at 7pm.
The songs will be performed by composer-pianist Norman Meehan, singer Hannah Griffin and saxophonist Blair Latham, with readings and introductions by Bill Manhire.  Their show, recently toured in South Island by Chamber Music New Zealand, features songs from the new CD Small Holes in the Silence, available from Rattle Records.
The evening will begin on a strong local note with a welcome by Sunny Amey and readings by Paekakarki resident Dinah Hawken.  Dinah is a critically acclaimed New Zealand poet whose seventh collection of poetry, Ocean and Stone, was published in September by Victoria University Press.  Ocean and Stone, with its social and environmental concerns, has been described by the publishers as “… essential Dinah Hawken, at once meditative and resolute.”  Four of Dinah's collections have been finalists in the New Zealand Book Awards.
St Peters Hall, Paekakariki. Sunday 3 April, 7 pm. 
Tickets: $20 either from Eventfinder or Darcy’s fruit shop.  Door sales at $25 are limited so bookings advised. Doors open 6.30.  BYO.

QUERIES: Gilbert Haisman.  Tel 04 904 8428 or 022 0122 103. Email: thewordshop@paradise.net.nz

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