uPflash: escape to creativity in Tauranga!

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Brave the weather and head on down to Tauranga for the forthcoming festival of words:  escape!  It’s by no means the only thing happening around here:  you can visit the Affordable Art & Artisan Fair, the Historic Village, our Tauranga Art Gallery and also one of the regular exhibitions and sales of work of the Tauranga Society of Artists.  

Among Escape! guests are political writer Max Harris, Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller, chef Monique Fiso who is taking indigenous ingredients to Michelin-star level, cartoonist Tom Scott, comedian Michele A’Court, poet-doctor Glenn Colquhoun (student ticket price also discounted), novelist Laurence Fearnley and Geoff Chapple, founder of Te Araroa Walkway of New Zealand.

The festival takes place at Baycourt Theatre from June 1-4 and also includes two performances of the award-winning one-woman comedy ‘My Best Dead Friend’.

See the full Escape! programme at www.taurangfestival.co.nz

HERE’S ANOTHER BIRGITT SHANNON VIDEO RECORD OF THE AFFORDABLE ART & ARTISAN FAIR AT THE BLACK SHEEP WHAKAMARAMA.   AN ACCOMPLISHED ARTIST, KATIKATI-BASED BIRGITT IS ARTbop’s EVENT ORGANISER OF THE AAAFair.    

You will find some of Birigitt’s original art work at the forthcoming Tauranga Society of Artists Cash and Carry!  You can also find numerous examples of Birgitt’s arts journalism in the archives of ARTbop.   The next AAAFair is this Sunday 27th May 11am to 3pm at the Black Sheep Whakamarama. If it’s raining, cold or windy we’ll be inside under cover!

The amazing Birgitt Shannon in pack up mode

ARTbop is promoting poetry in the Western Bay of Plenty

Established spoken word, slam poet and performance poet Dhaivat Mehta and author, reviewer and poet Marcus Hobson are at the heart of a poetry initiative to give Whakamarama District locals the opportunity to meet and share their spoken words with others.  Meeting in the convivial atmosphere of the Black Sheep on the second Wednesday of every month and providing an evening of entertaining words and thought from 6.00pm to 8.30pm.

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SPOKEN WORD POETRY

Join us every second Wednesday of the month,

6.00pm to 8.30pm

     at the

   Black Sheep Bar & Grill

Cnr SH2 and Plummers Point Road, Whakamarama

Read your own poems or poems by your favourite poet.   Enjoy the power of the spoken word!

Phone:   07 571 8722   021 145 5810

 

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