Kapiti Observer : January 14th 2013
15 KAPITI OBSERVER, JANUARY 14, 2013 ART AND ENTERTAINMENT 4936629AN GIG GUIDE MONDAY, JANUARY 14 FESTIVAL OF POTS AND GARDEN ART, 10am till 4pm, Trinity Farm, Waitohu Valley Rd, Otaki, until January 20, $5. FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 CHRISTINE WHITE, 7pm, St Peter's Hall Paekakariki. $10, email firstname.lastname@example.org, door sales $15, children koha. SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 X FACTOR NEW ZEALAND, Auditions, Kapiti College hall. FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 EPHEMERAL ART WORKSHOP, for children, with Lisa Terreni, 10am till 11am preschool to primary aged children, 11.30am till 12.30pm, primary aged children, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, koha, 902 6242. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 BOND ST BRIDGE EXPLORERS CLUB, with Luckless and Rosy Tin Teacaddy, 8pm, St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki, $10. Explorers' stories will be retold in live variety show Storyteller: Musician and songwriter Sam Prebble. By JOEL MAXWELL Stories of courage and intense hardship that transcend mod- ern experience are set for retelling at St Peter s Hall in February. The Bond Street Bridge Explorers Club tour hits Pae- kakariki on February 2 -- using music, spoken word and images to tell the stories of explorers Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton. The tour features songs by musician Sam Prebble, based on Shackleton and Scott s experiences, alongside projec- tions of work by Auckland art- ist Emily Cater, and heritage photographs from expeditions. Prebble said the project grew into its current format after a 2012 tour based on the explorers. We did an earlier version of the show through the winter of 2012 -- right in the depths of winter. We did that pretty much purely as a musical thing. It was during that tour that Prebble started telling stories during his sets. I found the audiences just really responded to hearing more about the background to each of the songs. This tour, Bond Street Bridge will be a three-piece -- the latest incarnation of an entity that Prebble started as a solo project. I ll be playing fiddle and guitar, and Ivy Rossiter will be singing and playing per- cussion and Brendan Turner will be playing upright bass. But we all sing, and we re really enjoying the vocal har- monies at the moment. In 1912 Scott led a five-man expedition to be the first to reach the South Pole -- only to discover he had been beaten by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. Scott and his expedition then faced starvation and intense cold on the journey back across the Antarctic. Meanwhile Shackleton attempted a trans-Antarctic journey which struck trouble when his ship Endurance was trapped and crushed in pack ice.One of the explorers survived their respective expedition -- one didn t. It s a subject that s quite dear to my heart, Prebble said. I ve just been fascinated by the story of Captain Scott to begin with. Paekakariki will be a mini- festival of sorts, with Luckless and Kapiti s Rosy Tim Teacaddy supporting Bond Street Bridge; and Delaney Davidson and German duo Dos Hermanos on the bill too. We ll actually all do reasonably short sets, and just doabitofavarietyshowina way -- get everybody doing their best work, Prebble said. Since their expeditions in the early twentieth century, Scott and Shackleton have been lauded as heroes, and ridiculed as fools for the risks they took. I think the thing I ve really come to realise about all of these guys is that, win or lose, what they did was remark- able. It was just so far beyond the experiences of anyone that I know. I can t judge them. -- The Bond Street Bridge Explorers Club tour, with Delaney Davidson, Dos Her- manos, Rosy Tin Teacaddy and Luckless. Doors open 8pm, February 2 at St Peter s Hall, Paekakariki. Tickets $15, presales on www.under- theradar.com. Zoom in: A kaka feeding in a shot by Simon Woolf. The photographer hopes to share his skills at a nature-focused workshop this weekend. Photo courses Award-winning photographer Simon Woolf is presenting two photographic workshops. Woolf has teamed up with the Great Out- doors summer event series run by Greater Wellington Regional Council to present a photographic workshop at Battle Hill Farm Forest Park this Saturday. The session will be based in the Ken Gray Education Centre and out and about in the park, between 2pm and 5pm. It is suitable for photographers of all skill ranges, says Woolf. The cost is $65. For bookings phone 830 4041 or email email@example.com. The following week Woolf will run a junior photographic workshop at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, for 8 to 15 year olds. The workshop will be held on Friday, Janu- ary 25, from 2pm till 4.30pm in the barn. The cost is $30. Book at Staglands 526 7529, website www.staglands.co.nz.
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