Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Poet Laureate To Be Honoured

Poet Laureate To Be Honoured


Vincent O’Sullivan, the New Zealand Poet Laureate will be officially honoured at Poets’ Night Out, at the Havelock North Function Centre, 7.30pm on Saturday 5 April.

Vincent will be joined by guests, previous Te Mata Poet’s Laureate Brian Turner and Jenny Bornholdt, and multiple award winner Greg O’Brien. Husband-and-wife poets Jenny Bornholdt and Gregory O'Brien have both been made members of the Order of Merit for their contributions to literature.

National Library spokeperson Peter Ireland says this cultural event is a popular literary occasion in Hawke’s Bay.

“The evening celebrations are being held in Havelock North this year, the birthplace of the Poet Laureate programme.”

The National Library assumed responsibility for the New Zealand Poet Laureate Award from the Hawke’s Bay winery, Te Mata Estate, in 2007.

Local poet and author Marty Smith says the evening will be an enchanting mix of poetry and music.

“Award winning performer and composer Ariana Tikao will take part as well as local group JAM - Julia Morris, Amy Barnard and Maude Morris and talented students Katlyn Harrison and Nation Sullivan.”

“These creative youth represent our future, and there's always something very fresh and beautiful about that.”

Tickets $20.00, are available from Creative Hastings, Hastings District Libraries, Napier Libraries and Beattie and Forbes, or online at Eventfinder. Seats are limited so be in quick.

Mr O’Sullivan will receive his hard carved tokotoko at Matahiwi marae during his stay in Hawke’s Bay. Each Laureate is presented with their own tokotoko – a ceremonial carved walking stick – that symbolises their authority and status as poets. The National Library holds the matua, or parent tokotoko, to signify their joint guardianship, with each new Laureate, of the New Zealand Poet Laureate Award. The tokotoko is a link to the Hawke’s Bay origins of the award, and is created by Haumoana artist, Jacob Scott.

END

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Eddie Izzard: UK Comedy Legend Returns

Hailed as one of the foremost stand up comedians of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion Icon... February 2015, Eddie Izzard will bring his massive FORCE MAJEURE world tour to New Zealand with tickets going on sale at 10am on Tuesday 28th October. More>>

Festival Starts 28 Oct: Improv Fest Makes Up New Show

For any other festival, finding out less than two weeks from showtime that half the cast of a programmed show can’t make it to New Zealand would be a nightmare. Instead, the New Zealand Improv Festival Director Jennifer O’Sullivan saw an opportunity ... More>>

NZ Music Awards Finalists: Lorde, Sol3 Mio Top 2014 Tuis Charge

Lorde has taken the music world by storm during the past year and she co-leads the 2014 Tui charge with five finalist spots. Joining her is newcomer family opera trio, Sol3 Mio. They are followed closely by Ladi6 and David Dallas, both up for four awards each. More>>

From 'Luther' Creator: Major New Zealand Crime Series For BBC

Libertine Pictures and writer Neil Cross have teamed up with leading international TV producer Carnival Films to develop a major new crime series set in Rotorua. Libertine will develop the contemporary drama series with Carnival, producer of internationally-acclaimed British period drama Downton Abbey, for the BBC. More>>

ALSO:

Family Statement: Death Of Ewen Gilmour

“Ewen was a much loved and cherished member of our family, he was a larger than life character and by his very nature was kind, generous and always giving of his time to those who asked for his help." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Line-Up Announced

Traversing seven cities and three countries, the festival has well and truly settled into its home in each state. From the grassy knolls and towering silos at home in Auckland, to the sparkling backdrop of the Maribyrnong... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news