Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Colonial Cottage kicks off Music at Home

Colonial Cottage kicks off Music at Home

Colonial Cottage Museum

68 Nairn St, Mount Cook.

Sunday 23rd February at 2pm

The 2014 Music at Home series at Colonial Cottage Museum launches with Victoria Thompson performing songs inspired by early 1900s Wellington and her own heritage.

On Sunday 22 February at 2pm, the songstress tunes the piano to highlight the memories of our past through a mixture of period pieces and original songs. Victoria’s works are inspired by her Great Aunt Mamie (born in 1908), who played the piano for silent movies. Between sets we invite you to enjoy a byo picnic in the cottage garden with the heritage chickens.

Victoria completed classical grades in both piano and singing during her time at high school in Christchurch and playing in jazz bands were a definite highlight of her later school years. Since moving to Wellington, Victoria has completed a BA in music and involved herself in projects ranging from reggae covers to operetta. She currently teaches keyboard and singing and plays regularly at rest homes around Wellington. Recently, Victoria had the opportunity to play for to silent movies at The Film Archive.

The Music at Home series continues at Colonial Cottage Museum on Sunday 9 and 23 March at 2pm with innovative young musicians from Wellington placing their spin on the early settler practice of making music at home.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Andrew Little’s Debut, Mockingjay, And Drunk Texting

John Key’s credibility has taken a hammering this week – at least among the 50% of the electorate who have always had doubts about him on that score.

The other substantial story of the week has been about Andrew Little’s debut as Labour leader, which has received top marks, especially among the 25% of the electorate still voting Labour. According to some reports, the Labour caucus has been ‘in seventh heaven’ about Little’s success this week in taking it to the government in the House. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Parliament Today:

Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance

Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel. More>>

ALSO:

Glenn Inquiry: Report Offers Solutions To Family Violence

The People’s Blueprint unveiled today by Sir Owen Glenn’s independent inquiry into child abuse and domestic violence outlines a new, more cohesive and effective system for reducing New Zealand’s alarmingly high family violence rates. More>>

ALSO:

Environment Commissioner: Changing Climate And Rising Seas - Understanding The Science

A rising sea will be with us for a long time to come – one way or another we will have to adapt. But how high and how fast the water rises will be influenced by the speed at which the world – including New Zealand – reduces greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades. More>>

ALSO:

Key Texts With Whale Oil Released: PM Can’t Be Trusted Over Dirty Politics Defence - Greens

John Key’s answers to questions about dirty politics can’t be trusted, after he was forced to admit that he had misled journalists and Parliament about contact with attack blogger Cameron Slater, said the Green Party today.. More>>

ALSO:

Temporary Release Crackdown Continues: Corrections Review Of Phillip Smith Case

“The review by Corrections’ Chief Custodial Officer reveals that the plan for Smith’s series of temporary releases was overly ambitious and misinformed. He’s a highly manipulative and deceptive person who although technically eligible, should not have been considered for temporary release." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news