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Te Papa's April Exhibitions & Events Update


Te Papa's April Exhibitions & Events Update

Kia Ora and welcome to Te Papa's email update service for April! This service provides up to the minute information on our new exhibitions, events, and other news, as well as a monthly summary of what is currently on.

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April highlights @ Te Papa

There's plenty to see and do at Te Papa this month. Be sure to see the stunning The Lord of The Rings Motion Picture Trilogy - The Exhibition before it closes on 21 April. Not to be missed too is the Harley-Davidson: 100 Years exhibition, which continues through April. Enjoy both these excellent exhibitions for one special joint price. April means school holidays, and school holidays mean loads of fun activities in Te Papa's Discovery Centres. There's some fabulous creative craft to occupy the kids. There are also the brand new video macroscopes in NatureSpace - where you can see nature's miniature wonders beamed up large on a video screen. There's performances too from local favourites Zappo the Magician and Captain Fearless Fickletummy as well as Pasifika Day and this month's Discovery Sunday all about manu tukutuku (kites).April is packed with free shows - from kapa haka to Spanish flamenco; from Celtic music to Cook Island dance and drumming, the entertainment is exciting and diverse. For the full story read on!

Exhibitions The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy - The Exhibition Exhibition extended until 21 April with thanks to New Line Cinema Immerse yourself in the fantastic world created by Peter Jackson for his epic film trilogy. You've seen the movies, now experience The Exhibition! Closes 21 April 2003. Adults $12. Children (4-14 years) $6.50. Family concessions available.

Harley-Davidson: 100 years Ride on into Te Papa to see the bikes and hear the stories that created the Harley-Davidson legend! Until 2 June 2003. Adults $7. Children (4-14 years) $4. Family concessions available.

Wild Design: A fresh look at nature Enjoy a rich selection of photographs, objects, and artworks that bring you up close to design in the natural world. Until October 2003. Free entry.

Striking Poses: New Zealand portrait photography Come face to face with more than a hundred years of studio portraits from Te Papa's photographic collection. Until October 2003. Free entry.

Pacific Rim: Ann Robinson's glass An exhibition of over twenty stunning glass works by acclaimed New Zealand artist Ann Robinson. Until September 2003. Free entry.

Aainaa: reflections through Indian weddings Created by Te Papa in partnership with New Zealand Indian communities, this exhibition explores the wedding ritual to show both traditional and modern experiences of marriage. Until 2004. Free entry.

Experiencing Turbulence: Art and the weather / Ngä toi ö te rangi An exhibition from Te Papa's collection about artists responding to the weather. Until mid-August 2003. Free entry.

Conflict and Reconciliation: Hone Heke Pokai Within five years of signing the Treaty of Waitangi, Hone Heke was leading his warriors against the might of the colonial government. Explore what motivated this champion of his people's rights in the early years of the Treaty partnership. Until 31 July 2003. Free entry.

Events: Saturday 5 11am-12 noon: Create a crinkle picture. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2. 1pm-2pm: Porirua Cook Islands Cultural Group. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Sunday 6 11am-12 noon: Make plaster of paris handprints. NatureSpace, Level 2. Cost $2. 1pm-2pm: Desde Sevilla, Wellington's own flamenco dance company. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Saturday 12 11am-12 noon: Weave a friendship bracelet. PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4. Cost $2. 1pm-2pm: Chameleon, jazz band trio. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Sunday 13 11am-12 noon: Make a tamariki dress-up doll. Te Huka ä Tai, Level 4. Cost $2. 12 noon & 2pm: 'Arranged marriages: a personal view'. Floortalks by Mrs Karuna Ranchod. The Community Gallery, Level 4. Free entry. 1pm-1.30pm: Te Ati Kimihia, kapa haka. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry. 2pm-2.45pm: Discovery Sunday: Flying high with manu tukutuku (kites). Kids, let Awhina Tamarapa, Curator Mäori, take you on a wind powered adventure. Learn all about manu tukutuku, then make your own. Te Huka ä Tai, Level 4. Free entry.

Monday 14 10.30am-11am: Kids, check out some amazing treasures via our brand new video macroscopes. NatureSpace, Level 2. Free entry. 1pm-2pm: Zappo the Magician. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Tuesday 15 11am-12 noon: Make a mini Japanese rock garden. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2. Pasifika Day. PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4. 10am-11am: Make a Pacific Island badge. Cost $2. 11am-12 noon: Make a lolly lei. Cost $2. 12 noon-1pm: Drumming and dancing session. Free entry. 1pm-2pm: Pacific storytelling. Free entry. 2pm-3pm: 'Coconut tree of life'. A fascinating presentation by Tarisi Vunidilo. Free entry. 3pm-4pm: Make a lolly lei. Cost $2. 4pm-5pm: Play Pacific Island games and win prizes. Free entry.

Wednesday 16 10.30am-11am: Kids, check out some amazing treasures via our brand new video macroscopes. NatureSpace, Level 2. Free entry. 1pm-2pm: Kids, join Captain Fearless Fickletummy's crew and sail with him on his adventures! The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Thursday 17 11am-12 noon: Make a rocky monster. NatureSpace, Level 2. Cost $2.

Friday 18 Good Friday 10.30am-11am: Kids, check out some amazing treasures via our brand new video macroscopes. NatureSpace, Level 2. Free entry. 11am-12 noon: Make a tapa Easter card. PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4. Cost $2. 12 noon & 1.30pm: Harley-Davidson exhibition floortalks by Cherie Knuckey, featuring her amazing bike 'Night Train'. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Saturday 19 11am-12 noon: Make a Ranginui (sun) hanging. Te Huka ä Tai, Level 4. Cost $2. 12 noon & 2pm: Harley-Davidson exhibition floortalks by Simon Nottingham, featuring a fabulous Harley you can sit on! Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry. 1pm - 1.30pm: Ngäti Poneke, kapa haka. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Sunday 20 Easter Sunday 11am-12 noon: Make an Easter finger puppet. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2. 12 noon-3pm: Gaze into the face of a Gargoyle ... but is it really stone? By performer/designer Patrick Duffy (Cleverfool). Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Monday 21 The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy - The Exhibition closes Easter Monday 10.30am-11am: Kids, check out some amazing treasures via our brand new video macroscopes. NatureSpace, Level 2. Free entry. 11am-12 noon: Make bamboo wind chimes. PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4. Cost $2. 11am-2pm: Gaze into the face of a Gargoyle ... but is it really stone? By performer/designer Patrick Duffy (Cleverfool). Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Tuesday 22 11am-12 noon: Make a rainbow fish pet. NatureSpace, Level 2. Cost $2. 12 noon-3pm: Gaze into the face of a Gargoyle ... but is it really stone? By performer/designer Patrick Duffy (Cleverfool). Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry. 1pm-2pm: 'Now, if Van Dyck had a camera ...' An illustrated lecture by award-winning Australian photographer, David Williams, discussing how portrait painters have affected his photography. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry. 2pm-2.45pm: 'Games and Toys For Girls and Boys: Life in the 1870s'. Kids! Find out what children did for fun over 100 years ago with Beverley Randell. Inspiration Station, Level 4, Free entry.

Wednesday 23 10.30am-11am: Kids, check out some amazing treasures via our brand new video macroscopes. NatureSpace, Level 2. Free entry. 1pm-2pm: Zappo the Magician. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Thursday 24 11am-12 noon: Make Maui's poutamatia (stairway). Te Huka ä Tai, Level 4. Cost $2.

Friday 25 ANZAC Day 10.30am-11am: Kids, check out some amazing treasures via our brand new video macroscopes. NatureSpace, Level 2. Free entry. 1pm-1.45pm: Wellington Hawke's Bay Regiment Band. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry. 2pm-2.45pm: Central Band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force swing band. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry. 3.30pm-5pm: 'War Stories Our Mothers Never Told Us.' In this New Zealand feature documentary by Gaylene Preston, seven elderly women recount stories of their youth during the war. Winner of the Best Film award at the AFTA Awards in 1996, and voted most popular film in the Sydney Film Festival 1995. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Saturday 26 11am-12 noon: Make a dancing man/whirling dervish. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2. 1pm-2pm: Carousel, Celtic-flavoured music. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry. 8pm-9.30pm: The Topp Twins Book Tour. New Zealand's favourite comic duo bare all to Kim Hill... stories, songs, and more. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Admission charges apply. Book through Ticketek on (04) 384 3840.

Sunday 27 11am-12 noon: Make a butterfly life-cycle mobile. NatureSpace, Level 2. Cost $2. 12 noon & 2pm: Wild Design floortalks by Te Papa's own Collection Manager Marine Mammals, Anton van Helden. The Boulevard West, Level 5. Free entry. 1pm-1.30pm: Te Ati Kimihia, kapa haka. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

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