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Get Out And About During The School Holidays

Get Out And About During The School Holidays

19 April 2004 newsletter

Good afternoon,

Christchurch Art Gallery: George D. Valentine;

This extraordinary touring exhibition of George D. Valentine (1852-1890) uncovers one of New Zealand's foremost nineteenth century photographers, outstanding for his artistic and technical skills, as well as for the timing of his photographic efforts. In 1885, spending a week at The Warm Lake' Rotomahana, Valentine created an unparalleled series of images of Otukapuarangi and Te Tarata - the celebrated Pink and White Terraces. In 1886, as a result of the devastating eruption of Mount Tarawera, the Terraces were destroyed and at least 108 lives were lost. Valentine returned to an almost unrecognisable landscape, and in his remaining few years sought out extraordinary landscapes to match his interests and talents. Held at the Christchurch Art Gallery from 2 April to 27 June and will also be showing at Rotorua, Auckland, Dunedin and Wellington. For more information click here.

Bic Runga: Acoustic Church Tour;

Bic Runga returns from overseas to tour New Zealand, performing in some of our most beautiful churches. After playing an acoustic gig at The Union Chapel in Islington, London, Bic immediately wanted to take the concept to a national tour of New Zealand. Accompanied by Ben Maitland, the tour will be a unique, intimate acoustic show and will be supported by Tim Guy, an Australian singer/songwriter. Bic will be touring 12 cities nationwide. Check out for all the details.

World Cinema Showcase: 22 April - 12 May;

Three weeks of provocative, sensual, glowing films from around the globe handpicked for your viewing pleasure. From docos to premire features, anim to horror, the World Cinema Showcase has something for everyone. Special focus on Bollywood films. Other countries of focus include: Japan, France, Italy and Brazil. Don't miss out! Book now! Full programme details online

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