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

 

Stars Come Out For Young Disabled


Stars Come Out For Young Disabled

In an unprecedented New Zealand entertainment event, 16 talented young people with disabilities will work and perform with top local and international celebrities of their choice in a "Stars Thru Their Eyes" event to be staged at Auckland's Sheraton hotel on Saturday 30th of August .

Organised by Project StarJam in partnership with the Endeavour Charitable Trust, the show features the likes of Tom Cruise, Lucy Lawless and Dame Malvina Major who star in pre-recorded interviews which will be shown at "Stars Thru Their Eyes 2003". Interviewed live will be local celebrities Judy Bailey, Carly Binding, Martin Crowe, Michael Galvin, Mikey Havoc, Mike King, Nesian Mystik, Craig Parker, and Susan Wood.

"Stars Thru Their Eyes " was developed to help change attitudes towards people with disabilities. StarJam General Manager and Co-founder Julie Bartlett says that for the young people it's a dream come true.

"Thanks to their talents and the involvement of so many celebrities, audiences will have an entertaining and heartwarming experience quite unlike anything they may have seen before.”

Julie Bartlett says StarJam isn’t a typical charity event. The young people get to be centre-stage - and for the performers, celebrities and their audience it can be inspirational and life-changing. Project StarJam launched "Stars Thru Their Eyes" last year and it was a resounding success generating interest beyond all expectations from young people, "stars" and supporters all wanting to becoming involved in the project.

Two “Stars Thru Their Eyes” 2003 shows will be held in Auckland. The first is a lunch hosted by Simon Dallow and Alison Mau. A formal dinner will be hosted by John Campbell and Carol Hirschfeld.

Tickets for both go on sale from 21st of July, visit http://www.starjam.org

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'


The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>


Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>


Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland