Bay Chronicle : July 30th 2015
Kerikeri hairdresser wins comp P3 Your Place, Your Paper Winston Peters has his say P5 The BayChronicle Winter arts festivalhas it all Thursday, July 30, 2015 SARAH HARRIS Chase away the winter blues with Tai Tokerau’s first film and literature festival. Northland authors, poets and films will be showcased at the Kings Theatre Creative in Kawakawa every Sunday from August 9. Events will run from 1pm to 4pm for a koha. Director Lau’rell Pratt says Northland Society of Authors will showcase books, have panel discussions and breakout groups for budding authors. And live performance poetry and a film afternoon are also part of the lineup. Pratt says the event is about acknowledging and learning from successful authors and helping budding writers to get started. ‘‘Let’s use the winter months to learn some new skills and celebrate some cool authors. ‘‘It’d be nice to get more people starting their own journey in writing,’’ Pratt says. ‘‘It’s good to get people together in winter for a community event.’’ Northland author Diana Menefy says the festival is a fabulous idea. ‘‘So often literature gets Schedule August9– Authors PeriHoskins, Kathleen Wynn,Gwendolyn Needhamand Diana Menefy present their works then host a panel discussion. August 16 – Authors Connie Atkinson,Rae Roadley and Derin Attwoodpresent their works before splitting into breakout group sessions on editing, publishing, children’s books and family memoirs to workshop individual ideas. August 23 –Northland poets share their love of words in anopen mic live performance. All poets are invited to joinon the day. August30–Ascreening of Northland films. left out of the arts. To combine it with film is just wonderful. A fantastic opportunity.’’ Menefy will be speaking about her latest book 1915 Wounds of War and the creative process it took to write it. ‘‘It’s the story of the New Zea- land army nursing service. So much war material is all about soldiers and very little is about the women who went to war. The ‘‘It’d be nice to get more people starting their own journey in writing.’’ Lau’rell Pratt nurses did such an amazing job.’’ Menefy says the trick to writing is to read a lot and write every day. ‘‘How do you expect to write if you don’t read? ‘‘If you’ve got a story you need to write it because that story is in you and it needs to come out.’’ Pratt says the Kings Theatre Creative Trust aims to offer a 12-month programme of accessible and inclusive work and workshops for the Tai Tokerau community and artists. Kings Theatre Creative has had four exhibitions and worked with more than 130 artists from across Northland since opening in December 2014. Pratt says the events are whanau friendly and tamariki are welcome. Go to facebook.com/ kingstheatrecreative for details. Lau’rell Pratt says we should all celebrate creativity. Cole drawing for a good cause SARAH HARRIS He eats his vegetables, goes to bed on time and loves fundraising for people in need. That’s Cole Bulkeley in a nut- Cole Bulkeley and one of the drawings he is swapping with an artist as a fundraiser. shell and he has just started another fundraising project. The 8-year-old draws a picture for an artist, they draw him one back. Then he auctions the artwork on Trade Me and donates the proceeds to Starship Hospital. Cole says he has done heaps of fundraising which has accumulated to around $1000. The first artist he approached was Jane Crisp. Her intricate paintings of native birds sell for up to $4000. She did a graphite drawing of fish for Cole and it was auctioned on Trade Me for $240. Now he’s got a backlog of five artists to draw pictures for including; Shelley Foster, Sheree Edwards, Gillian Buckley, Lenita Pepa and Adele Costin. MumDeb Shepherd says he’s a little ladies’ man who has been fundraising since he was 6. He first donated $10 of his pocket money to Starship Hospital when his older sister was sick with juvenile arthritis. ‘‘It started when Casey was in hospital and I felt like I needed to help her,’’ Cole says. He got back a certificate from Starship titled ‘‘Master Cole Bulkeley’’ praising him for his donation, Shepherd says. ‘‘I think it was because of that acknowledgement that he kept on doing it.’’ Since then he’s spent weeks packaging and delivering feijoas and oranges for various fundraisers. Search ‘Young King Cole is a very KIND Soul’ on Facebook or ‘theangelproject’ on Trade Meto keep up with his charitable pursuits. Invisalign is virtually impossible to see. Using a series of custom-made, clear, removable aligners we gradually reposition your teeth to create the smile you’ve always wanted.
July 23rd 2015