Sunday, December 04, 2016

Takapuna Library Events

Priscilla Lowry wall hanging 

When: Wednesday 7 December, 6 - 7.30pm
Where: Takapuna Library
Cost: Free.

 We invite you to celebrate the hanging of Priscilla Lowry's artwork Reflections on the Shore.

This silk hanging, which references the North Shore's literary connections, has been gifted to Takapuna Library, by the Friends of the Library.

There will be a short talk by Priscilla on the genesis of this work and the inspiration she drew from the place libraries hold in the hearts and minds of their communities.

Light refreshments from 6pm, talk starts at 6.30pm.

RSVP recommended, contact or phone 890-4903.


The end of the golden weather 

When: Sunday 25 December, 10.30 - 11am
Where: Takapuna Beach Reserve
Cost: Free -  Donation to OXFAM

This will be the eleventh year of this performance of a scene from Bruce Mason's beloved play, performed by actor Stephen Lovatt.

The scene, entitled "Christmas at Te Parenga", tells the story of a 12 year-old boy's experience of Christmas rituals in a land where "no snow will ever fall at Christmas", in a family who live at "Te Parenga", reflecting Bruce Mason's own childhood living on Takapuna Beach in the 1930's.

The performance takes about 30 minutes. Bring a rug or a low chair, or just sit on the grass.

Please note the venue has changed from previous years. The performance will take place to the left of the new children's playground, adjacent to the Takapuna Boat Club. However, if it is raining on the day, the event will be held at the nearby Takapuna War Memorial Hall.

No comments: