Kapiti Observer : January 9th 2012
15 KAPITI OBSERVER, JANUARY 9, 2012 ART AND ENTERTAINMENT Aroma Restaurant Traditional European cuisine prepared by Swiss chef James Burkhalter Open: Tuesday-Saturday (6pm until late) We are fully licenced/BYO (Wine Only) (Corkage will apply) Tel: 04 293 8960 Reservations Essential www.aromarestaurant.co.nz 4114605AK Offer ends 15/1/12 GIG GUIDE TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 EXHIBITION, Celebrate Whakanuia, 10am till 4pm, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, until January 15. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11 TWILIGHT JAM, youth day, 5pm till 7pm, Marine Gardens, Raumati Beach. SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 BROKEN HEARTBREAKERS, with Bond Street Bridge and Rosy Tin Teacaddy, 8pm, St Peter's Hall, Beach Rd, Paekakariki, $10. SUNDAY, JANUARY 22 EXHIBITIONS, Barbara Strathdee's Twelve Months of Summer, Morgan Rothwell's Cloak of Protection, the Game, and Roger Hart's Linear Progressions, 10am till 4pm, Tuesday till Saturday, 1pm till 4pm Sunday, until February 19, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae. TRIBUTE SHOW, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Tom Jones tributes, 4pm, Foxton Airpark, Bergin Rd, Foxton, adults $15, under-15s $5, family $40, postponement date February 5. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 ARTISTS' FLOORTALK, Barbara Strathdee, Morgan Rothwell and Roger Hart, Mahara Gallery, Mahara Pl, Waikanae, free. SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 MULLED WINE CONCERT, featuring Dutch blues pianist Robertus Scharrenborg and Roger Tibbs, 7pm, Paekakariki Memorial Hall, The Pde, $20, 902 2283. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 CD LAUNCH, Bradley Gardner's The Heart, 7pm, Lindale Cafe, Lindale Tourist Complex, Paraparaumu, $5. Trio back together for gig Broken Heartbreakers: Rachel Bailey and John Guy Howell. Photo: MICHAEL EDGE-PERKINS One-man band: Sam Prebble is Bond Street Bridge. In 2010 he spent three months as the stand-in violinist for Berlin- based New Zealand psychedelic ensemble An Emerald City, who are playing in Paekakariki on March 2 for the International Arts Festival. By TASHA BLACK The sound of jangling guitars and folk-pop harmonies will drift out of Paekakariki this Saturday as the town hosts Auckland bands Broken Heartbreakers and Bond Street Bridge. The Broken Heartbreakers, made up of Rachel Bailey and John Guy Howell, draw on deep roots of country, folk and classic pop melody. Their stop-off in Paekak- ariki is part of a nationwide summer tour, which comes after a year performing in and around Europe and an extended stay in Ireland. John and I have just been through three winters in a row, well, two winters and an Irish summer, that is,'' said Bailey. We're really excited about getting back home this sum- mer, reconnecting with people and places that seemed, at one stage, a very long way away. We've been humbled and inspired in equal measure but we're still standing. Our live show will be a celebration of that fact.'' The band will perform songs from its debut 2006 EP Everyone's Waiting For Their Darling, its self-titled 2007 album and 2010's Wintersun, as well as new material writ- ten during its European stint. Bailey and Howell will be joined on stage by Sam Preb- ble's one-man band Bond Street Bridge. Prebble last played with the Heartbreakers in 2010 on a winter tour to mark the release of Wintersun. It's great to be hooking up with Sam again after a year and a half performing as a duo. The trio format retains the intimacy of the two-piece, while adding a sonic dimen- sion and colour that really brings the songs to life,'' said Howell. Prebble, a multi-instru- mentalist and songsmith, will be playing music from his album Spring Summer Awe- some Winter, released mid- last year. A fixture of the Auckland alternative folk scene, playing mandolin, fiddle and guitar, Prebble's songs range from tales of adventure and loss, to songs about birds and covers of old folk tunes. Rosy Tin Teacaddy will also perform. Saturday, January 14, 8pm, St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki, $10. Memories earn writer top prize By TASHA BLACK Otaki writer Karen Peterson Butterworth has scooped top prize in the national memoir and local history competition, run by the Bay of Plenty Regional Branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors. It had to be centred around a place, person or event, with a local flavour,'' said Butter- worth, whose winning story was inspired by her childhood growing up in the Catlins and the hard toil to survive. It was a bush district which was being broken up into small farms, which later became uneconomic. My father's mother lost their farm in the depression.'' Butterworth's father man- aged to save up and buy a farm, but had to work hard to pay the mortgage. Our life was centred around dad being away work- ing all day, coming home chopping the firewood, week- ends and evenings herding sheep.'' Butterworth said she was delighted to win. I had won a third prize the month before and that seemed a good enough cap for my year. But to finish the year in December by earning a first prize really made the year.'' She entered two other stories, including one about her family during World War II. Wehadaplantogoupthe bush if the Japanese came.'' All three stories will be published online at National Kete, an archival database. Butterworth has penned five books and her fiction, non-fiction and poetry has been published in journals and anthologies in New Zea- land and overseas. Come and jam The first Youth2U Live event in Raumati Beach kicks off on Wednesday with a Twilight Jam. Young people are invited to bring instruments, their voices, lyrics and passion for a jam, run by Kapiti Coast Youth Council, in Marine Gardens. Youth council member Asha Gajadhar said she is excited to see something happening in Raumati involving local young musicians. It is very casual and anybody can turn up and have a jam.'' There will be food available and beanbags for people to relax on. Twilight Jam starts at 5pm and will finish about 7pm.
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