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Out of the paddock, into the shed

Out of the paddock, into the shed

Three very scantily clad fairies just went past on roller skates - the Revenge of the Amazons has most definitely arrived! It's booking up quick - so get your skates on!

And due to touch down tomorrow is Godzone, a brilliant wee play that spawned from a 48 hour film festival challenge about sheep! You can check out that film here.
xxxBATS


_Revenge of the Amazons
by Jean Betts (NZ)
Directed by Rachel More and Jacqueline Coats
With permission from Playmarket
With an all star cast of 17 on stage led in a brand new outrageous production, this is the perfect pre-Christmas treat! So get your skates on and don’t miss the first professional production since its debut at Circa Theatre in the early ‘80s.
Image by Corey Smith
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Godzone
Season: Tue 4 – Sat 15 December (no show Sun/Mon)
Time: 6.30pm
Tickets: $18 full / $12 concession & groups 8+
loonesco presents …
street animation for the masses
out of the paddocks and into the shed
An hour of hokey-pokey, gumboot-throwing blokes and sheep. It’s flat stick, open slather on the doodackie huru we call home.
Ladies bring a plate. Blokes bring a crate.
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Win Stuff
This week you can win yourself two tickets to the opening night of Godzone (Tues 4 Dec at 6:30pm)! To go in to the draw, just tell us when the show opens.
The winner will be randomly drawn on Tuesday 4 Dec (tomorrow) at 1pm.
Congrats to Julie on winning two tickets to The Wind Speaks to Wellington last week!
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\Mental Health Break
I am such a sucker for these cats!
Have you come across a video clip or website that keeps you sane at work? Let us know about it and we might pop it in a future BATSmail.


\Have Yourself an Alternative Little Christmas
If you dread all of the consumerism and fake-snow-on-shop-windows that goes along with Christmas, why not try something a little different?
Here are some ideas:
- Use recycled paper to wrap your pressies, or even newspaper.
- Buy someone an online music download voucher - no wrapping paper or transport costs!
- Have a 'buy nothing' Christmas.
- Vouchers for goods and services (like massages, music, clothes, theatre shows etc) are only one piece of paper and they allow you to support local bands, designers, shops, venues etc.
- When everyone asks you what you want for Christmas, tell them to take whatever they want to spend on you and give it to a charity of your choice.
- Buy second hand goods! A nice vintage dress, retro crockery and all sorts can be found at your local op-shop, trash palace or David N White Gallery!
- One of my friends figured out the perfect price ceiling for gifts. She spends no more than $12.50 per person, which is enough to get something useful and personalised without going overboard.
Here's a few websites that might help in your quest for an ethical, anti-consumerist Christmas.
Trade Aid, Buy Nothing Christmas, Oxfam Unwrapped Gifts.

BOOK NOW
To book for any performance at BATS simply email book@bats.co.nz with your name, number of tickets and date you wish to attend. We will reply to confirm your booking and you can pay when you come to the show. Splendid!

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