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Arts Calendar 6 September : Spring Is Here!

6 September 2004 newsletter

Greetings from

Herzliche Gre - Discover German
Capital E, Civic Square, Wellington
Final three weeks!

This fabulous interactive exhibition from the Goethe-Institut about the German language leaves for Bangkok on Friday 24 September. Until then it is open daily from 10am to 5pm and offers the chance to learn your first German words, listen to popular and classical music - including English speaking performers singing one offs in German! - watch music videos, modern dance theatre performances and excerpts from German movies. You can take a stroll through the sound spiral and hear the sounds of life in Germany or watch highlights from 50 years of TV advertising in Germany. You can try to recognise the mouths of famous Germans, identify the origins of common words or guess the meanings of emoticons. There is plenty of hands on activity, a feast for the eye and the ear, and even gingerbread hearts to smell and taste. It's the next best thing to a ticket to Europe!

Mount Biggs Festival, Feilding - 11 & 12 September

Come and join in the fun at the Mount Biggs Festival. Held at the Mt Biggs Community Hall, Sandon Road in Feilding. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am.

Quality Art For Sale, $2 entry, with over 70 exhibiting artists. There is also a Rural Rustic Art exhibition with fun creations from locals. Judged by Basil Faulty & his "Off Sider".

During the two days there will be live performances from Huntly Boys' Jazz Group, Ohakea Air Force Band, Feilding High School Celtic Band, Country and Western music, Junior Folk Dancing as well as, stunt riding exhibitions, face painting, balloon art, donkey rides available on Sunday and childrens' art which will be auctioned on Sunday. Food and wine will be available both days.

Karori Wildlife Sanctuary: Spring Sketching

Do you like to paint or draw? The Karori Wildlife Sanctuary is having a creative art day called Spring Sketching on Saturday 18 September 2004. Come along and be inspired by the Sanctuary's special surroundings. Sketch a kaka or paint a watercolour of a weka. Anyone of any age can take part and it doesn't matter whether you are an art expert or just a beginner. There'll be workshops between 11am and 3pm to get you started with ideas on what and how to draw. You'll have a few weeks to finish off your masterpiece and send it in for judging if you wish - the best entries will win prizes!

To pre-register for the event please complete and send back the registration form.

Entry fees: $7 adult, $3 child, $17 family (2 adults, 3 children), no charge for Sanctuary members or pre-schoolers. Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, end of Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington. Open 10am to 5pm.

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