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Give Us This Day Our Daily Fringe Tuesday 17 Feb Daily Festival Info &Amp; Updates For The Media

* Outdoor Cinema about Climate Change gets RAINED OFF! SWITCH SYSTEM - solar/wind powered cinema [Greenpeace] This free event was to open tonight in a custom made dome in Frank Kitts Amphitheatre but ironically due to unseasonably bad weather conditions it has been postponed to begin tomorrow (Wed 18, 3pm -9pm).The switch system uses renewable energy to power visuals and audio. The films show the realities of climate change, while encouraging people to take action. Venue: Frank Kitts Amphitheatre Date: 18-19 Feb, 3-9pm (films run on continuous loop) Publicity Contact: Paul Earnshaw ph: 021 1515 905

* The show must go on! Lead actor pulls out 10 days before opening night - so playwrite steps in... GOLDEN BOYS After their lead actor had to pull out 10 days before their show was to begin at BATS on Sunday, playwrite Paul Rothwell has stepped up to the role himself. Having auditioned a series of replacements it was decided that this writer and first-time actor was naturally the one person who knew the characters best - he will take to the stage for the first time on Sunday 22 Feb 6.30pm. Venue: BATS Date: 22-26 Feb, 6.30pm Publicity Contact: Paul Rothwell ph: 021 1696932 * Skip It - artist receives call regarding rubbish in bin! SKIP IT Artist Regan Gentry has installed his piece 'Skip It' in a DIMAC BIN outside the Town Hall on Wakefiled St. On Monday morning he received a call to let him know the bin contained rubbish?! The bin which has been transformed into a cosy, domestic 1980s lounge, complete with swirly orange carpet, vinyl armchair, potplants.... the tv's on but no-one's home - is a commentary on the on-going fascination with redecoration and refurbishment - this bin is strangely cosy and inviting - artist will be turing on the lights a 8pn tonight- a must see. Venue: Wakefield St (outside Town Hall) Date: 14 Feb - 22 Feb - 24 hrs a day Publicity Contact: Regan Gentry ph: 021 267 9030 * SUNDAY 22 FEB: DRUMSTRUCK [FREE FRINGE] NZ's largest percussion event. From Pacific Island drummers, orchestral and jazz percussionists, to Japanese, Latin American, Indian and African drum performers - and drum circle 'til late! Venue: Frank Kitts Lagoon/ City to Sea Bridge/ Civic Square Date: Sunday 22 Feb, 6pm

* SUNDAY 22 FEB: CHALK THE WALK [FREE FRINGE] This event is all about allowing Wellingtonians the chance to express their inner creative desires on the pavement... and have a damn good scribble. Bring the whole family, a packed lunch and plenty of imagination. We supply the tools, you provide the inspiration! Venue: Frank Kitts Promenade Date: Sunday 22 Feb, 10am -12pm

* SATURDAY 21 FEB & SUNDAY 22 FEB: VISUAL TOURISTS [FREE FRINGE] Take your own tour of Wellington's artists' studios and see NZ's freshest visual maestros presenting everything from sculpture to collage, mosaic to oils. Venue: Wellington Artists' Studios (Map published in Capital Times Wed 18 Feb) Date: 21 and 22 February 11am - 4pm

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