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Upcoming Festival Events

PATAKA is proud to host a series of world class events during the 2006 NZ International Arts Festival. Acoustic guitar, comedy and theatre for kids and adults alike - make your bookings at Ticketek now!

In this issue >>
* COMEDY 4 KIDS - James Campbell
* FILLING IN THE SPACES - A Collective Perspective

Hailed as the Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar, Italian- born Antonio Forcione pushes the boundaries of modern guitar playing with a fusion of jazz, Spanish, African and Brazilian style. His 13 albums have hit the top of the UK and international jazz charts, and he is considered one of the most charismatic and inventive performers to come out of Europe in recent years. Not content to excel only in straight music, he also explores the realm of music comedy. "Miss him at your peril."
(The Stage)

WHEN: Fri 3 Mar, 7.30pm
PRICE: $30.00 GA

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COMEDY 4 KIDS - James Campbell
James Campbell is the world's only stand-up comedian for children. Think there is no such thing? Think again. James' unique style covers everything from parents to Playstations; why we have hair and what he had for breakfast. His witty, silly and surreal take on life has his audience howling with laughter and screaming for more. Top quality stuff for children over the age of six, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words.

WHEN: Sat 4 March, 2pm
PRICE: $15.00 GA $10.00 Children

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FILLING IN THE SPACES - A Collective Perspective
A performance of contemporary dance directed and choreographed by Whitireia Polytechnic's Cathy Livermore. Never before seen at Pataka, this innovative and experimental collection of dance perspectives looks at how we create a sense of place that defines and reflects our identity.

Dance, music, visuals, theatre, spoken word and design are all woven together intimately, "Filling in the Spaces" takes the audience to a point of arrival and shares with them a place to consider their own identity.

WHEN: Saturday 4 Mar, 2pm and 7.30pm

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Lyndall Gordon (South Africa / UK)
Aleksandar Hemon (Bosnia-Herzegovina / USA)
Teresia Teaiwa (Pacific / NZ)

Join this group of distinguished international writers, all of whom share the experience of having left the cultures that shaped them. Lyndall Gordon's memoir about growing up in South Africa sits beside an outstanding body of literary biography including work on Mary Wollstonecraft, Virginia Woolf and Henry James; Aleksandar Hemon sought political asylum in the US in 1992 when Sarajevo came under siege and is now recognised as one of literature's brightest stars for his acclaimed fiction; Teresia Teaiwa has charted a Pacific trajectory from Honolulu where she was born to Fiji to New Zealand. All three will read from their work and discuss the legacy of their cultural origins.

WHEN: Fri 17 March, 1pm
PRICE: $13.00 GA

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BATTALION (Te Rakau Hua o te Wao Tapu) Jim Moriarty directs a passionate and talented cast of young New Zealanders in a performance that will stir, inspire and educate. Battallion a moving story about friendship, loyalty, madness and redemption - seen through the eyes of a Battalion veteran, and relayed to his wayward young charges. Tues 7 Mar, 7.30pm at the Hosanna Fellowship Hall, Cannons Creek and Thur 9 Mar, 7.30pm at the Otaki College Hall, Otaki. $20.00 GA

KING AND COUNTRY - Written and directed by Dave Armstrong (Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby, Niu Sila) and Conrad Newport (Niu Sila). A powerful and evocative drama based on the personal accounts of New Zealanders during World War I. Mon 6 Mar, 7pm at the Southwards Theatre, Paraparaumu. $30.00 GA

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