It’s May! So once again it’s New Zealand Music Month. What’s the Library doing this year to celebrate & profile Wellington musicians? Well…
This May, Wellington libraries will turn into temporary concert venues – showcasing young local talent. Up-and-coming young artists will perform afternoon gigs at Wellington Central Library and at the Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie), Newtown, Johnsonville and Karori branch libraries. These free events will take place Monday 16 to Friday 20 May.
- Kilbirnie on Monday 16 from 4 to 5pm
- Newtown on Tuesday 17 from 4 to 5pm
- Johnsonville on Wednesday 18 from 4 to 5pm
- Karori on Thursday 19 from 4 to 5pm
- Central on Friday 20 from 4 to 5pm
There will also be evening performances at ZEAL and The Jimmy Bar at the St James Theatre.
Wellington City Council is organising these live performances in partnership with Play It Strange, a trust established in 2003 to encourage young New Zealanders to develop interests and skills in songwriting and musical performance.
Other Music Month events include a series of Music Workshops.
On Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 May Toi Poneke Arts Centre will hold free workshops for independent musicians. The workshop on Monday is for musicians who want to break into the Australian market and will be full of hits and tips for people who have already crossed the Tasman.
This is followed on Tuesday with the launch of the Instrumental’s Musician’s Publicity Toolkit – with a live performance from Mara TK. The toolkit is a musician’s essential guide to self-publicity and online marketing.
A full list of events, times and venues in Wellington for New Zealand Music Month can be found on the Toi Poneke Arts Centre’s Facebook page
Further facebook details with a full list of performers after the jump
You, your mates and zombies, Glee, prizes, gloating rights, free food, brains! Wait, what…?
Okay, there might not be brains, but eveything else will be there. Pull a team of Glee and Zombie experts together and get ready for the Zombies Vs. Gleeks Trivia Night.
Open for teams of 13 to 18 year olds (min 2 - max 4), the Zombies Vs. Gleeks Teen Trivia Night will be at the Wellington Central Library on 27th May at 6.30pm. Registrations open soon and places will be limited so get your team ready to go and start planning your costumes.
Karori Library will be open this Friday night just for you. Yup. No old people, no kids; just high school students or those aged 13-18 *
We’ll have free internet and gaming, Guitar Hero, Kinect and Wii, there will be free pizza and lollies, and since it’s the last day of term we thought that we’d ramp it up a level, and get you some live music too.
Here’s a taste of Friday…
Imogen and Bridie performing Weather with You
Friday 15th April, 6.30-9pm, Karori Library
*bring your YA card or your school ID.
Come along to the last of our Urban Survival Series, tomorrow March 30th at the central library from 4-5pm.
You know how it is, you spent all your hard earned money on a cellphone, and then after six months it stops working! What can you do? Well the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and the Community Law Centre can help. Come and discover what your rights are at our next session.
We’ll also have the BNZ here to help show you what to do with that money from your part time job, so that you can afford those toys and gadgets!
Thursday 24th March 4-5pm Central Library
Tuesday 22nd March Central Library 4-5pm
The flying guy in this photo is from NZ Parkour, come and discover how you can get in on the action at this taster session.
Recreation Wellington will be there with some fitness freebies, and as a bonus, you can tell them what you think they should be doing for young people in this city.
Tuesday 22nd March 4-5pm at the Central Library:
Get fit for free with Rec Welly and NZ Parkour. Find out about the free and five dollar deals in town and learn how to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
Thursday 24th March 4-5pm at the Central Library:
Afford toys and gadgets : BNZ, CAB and the Community Law Centre are here to show you how you can get the stuff you want, and what to do when that cell phone you just bought breaks down.
STA will be giving away a Lonely Planet guide book to one lucky person at this session.
Wednesday 30th March 4-5pm at the Central Library:
Get your music and art out there: The singer from Poppy Dust and the guys from OOsh Multimedia on how collaboration, thinking outside the square, and following your dreams can get you, your art, your music, and your life where you want them to be.
You get the chance to tell us what you want over some nibbles. Want in…?
Phone or text: 021 227 8637
We’re looking for people aged 13-18 years old to tell us what you want the library to do for you; we’ve got a couple of questions for you too.
4.30pm on Thursday 29th July at the Central Library.
Jacinta Saeki is an experienced chef. For 7 weeks she will be teaching young people to cook cheap, healthy and delicious food at Te Ruru Hou (Evolve). Limited to 12 participants – this is a hands-on class where young people 14-24 years make the food and then eat it – YUM!!
Starts Monday 12 April 4.00-6.30pm
To register please email email@example.com or phone 801 9150