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28 February 2005 newsletter

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Concert FM has begun listing highlighted events on Arts Calendar. Concert FM has for years provided New Zealanders with a constant supply of fine music mixed with jazz and art pop, as well as in-depth features that take listeners behind the scenes of the music world. By broadcasting from locations such as the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington and the Auckland Town Hall, Concert FM makes it possible for all New Zealanders to hear the very best of live music.

If you aren't sure of your local frequency you can find out by following the link from the highlight listing or by clicking on this link. Concert FM highlights will appear in the 'All Regions' display setting, as well as some regional displays and on the home page of Arts Calendar.

Howick Little Theatre: The Cripple of Inishmaan In the great tradition of Irish storytelling comes "The Cripple of Inishmaan", a bleak yet uproariously funny tale by Martin McDonagh and directed by Anton Bentley.

In 1934, the people of Inishmaan, a remote island off Ireland?s west coast, learn that Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to a neighbouring island to film a documentary. No one is more excited than Cripple Billy, an unloved orphan whose chief occupation has been gazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him. Determined to escape the gossip and boredom of his small village, Billy sets out to find a way to cross the sea and audition, convinced that the great director will make him a Hollywood star.

To be performed at the Howick Little Theatre, Pakuranga Highway, Auckland from 26 February - 19 March. For performance times and days please click here.

Bookings online at or Phone (09) 534 1406.

Capital E National Arts Festival: Hinepau

When the world is flattened by a volcanic eruption, only one girl and her magic weaving can help.

Hinepau, the award-winning story by Gavin Bishop, comes to the stage in a new production from Capital E National Theatre for Children premiering at the Capital E National Arts Festival.

Directed and adapted by award-winning actor/director Rachel House, Hinepau tells of a girl banished from her village for being different. Years later when disaster strikes after the people break custom, she sacrifices her life to heal the land.

Hinepau is a street-wise, funny and dynamic production with strong messages about respecting each other and respecting nature. It is ideal for families and young audiences aged 7-14 years.

It explores Maori traditions in a modern setting with a cast of cool teenagers played by professional actors plus audio visuals, digital soundscape, song and hand-crafted props and puppets.

Audiences will experience everything from a volcanic eruption as the god Maungariri destroys the land out of anger to the surreal moments as Hinepau heals the land with her woven patterns of nature.

Gavin Bishop is acknowledged internationally for his many books and illustrations. Hinepau is the second book he has written based on his Maori ancestry. Hinepau carries the name of his mother, an old family name which goes back hundreds of years.

Hinepau - Wellington Capital E National Arts Festival 2005 Sat 5 March - 4pm-5pm Sat 12 March and Sun 13 March - 11am-12pm and 1pm-2pm Venue: Capital E Main Bookings: 04 384 3840

17 - 18 March The Community Theatre, Hamilton

22 - 23 March CEO Auditorium, Massey University, Palmerston North

30 March - 1 April Herald Theatre, Auckland

4 - 6 April Genesis Theatre, Manukau City

4 - 5 May Ngaio Marsh Theatre, Christchurch

9 - 10 May Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin


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