Monday, January 30, 2012

Waitangi Day launch for Gavin Bishop's 'The House that Jack Built' in English and Te Reo Maori

Gecko Press is pleased to launch a new edition of The House that Jack Built by Gavin Bishop, and the first Te Reo Maori edition - Koinei te Whare na Haki i Hanga - as part of Porirua's popular, multi-cultural Waitangi Day event,  The Festival of the Elements . The Festival will take place from 11am till after 7pm at Te Rauparaha Park and Arena and Pataka Museum, Porirua on Monday 6 February.

Throughout the day, the book will be read in both English (by Gavin Bishop) and Te Reo Maori (by Moira Wairama) in the storytelling gazebo at NZ Community Trust Stadium (Te Rauparaha Arena). Readings will take place every hour from 11.30am to 4.30pm.

 At 2.35pm, author/illustrator Gavin Bishop (left) and translator Piripi Walker will discuss The Story of the House that Jack Built: Art and Translation at the Helen Smith Community Meeting Room at Pataka Museum (duration: 45 minutes).

Throughout the day, children can help build a giant 'House that Jack Built' sculpture using natural materials, with artist Michelle Whale in the NZ Community Trust Stadium.

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