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  • Axe L. Waddington, Events, NZ Music Month, Pencil it in your diaries

    New Zealand Music Month at Wellington City Libraries

    11.05.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on New Zealand Music Month at Wellington City Libraries

    Ash Graham 16 year old singer songwriter who is one of the performers for NZ Music Month.

    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

    Read more…

  • Adrienne, Events, NZ Music Month, Pencil it in your diaries, zombies

    Zombies Vs. Gleeks

    03.05.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on Zombies Vs. Gleeks


    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.

  • Events

    Teen Only Night

    13.04.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on Teen Only Night

    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.

  • Events, Music, Urban Survival Series

    Get your art out there

    29.03.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on Get your art out there

    We have the guys from Poppy Dust and Oosh Multimedia with some ideas to help you get your music out of your bedroom and into peoples lives.

    Come along to the last of our Urban Survival Series, tomorrow March 30th at the central library from 4-5pm.
    PoppydustOosh MultimediaUrban Survival Series

  • Events, Urban Survival Series

    Money and stuff

    23.03.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on Money and stuff

    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

  • Events, Isn't that cool?

    Get fit in the city

    21.03.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on Get fit in the city


    Urban Survival Series

    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.

  • Events, Pencil it in your diaries, Urban Survival Series

    Events this month: Urban Survival Series

    07.03.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on Events this month: Urban Survival Series


    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.

    We have some fitness freebies to give away at this session – thanks Rec Welly!

    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.

    Monday 28th March 4-5m at the Central Library:
    Plan your OE with STA travel and Volunteer Service Abroad. All the tips and tricks for having the most amazing experience ever.

    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.

  • Adrienne, Events

    We want you!

    08.07.10 | Permalink | Comments Off on We want you!

    Coming soon…

    You get the chance to tell us what you want over some nibbles. Want in…?

    Email: adrienne.hannan@wcc.govt.nz

    Phone or text: 021 227 8637

      Beware of the Book

    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.

  • Adrienne, Events, Happenings, News, Wellington

    Free Cooking Classes

    12.04.10 | Permalink | Comments Off on Free Cooking Classes

    Evolve and Motoko Aotearoa present FREE cooking classes for young people!

    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 simon@evolveyouth.org.nz or phone 801 9150

  • Almost Amazing Race, Events, Library Serf

    The Almost Amazing Race: Registrations Closed!

    09.04.10 | Permalink | Comments Off on The Almost Amazing Race: Registrations Closed!

    Registrations for the Almost Amazing Race 2.0 are now sadly closed (on account of the race being less than a week away!).

    Did you register as an individual saying you’ll register your team later? If you’ve done this then what you need to do now is email us (teenblog@wcl.govt.nz) with the details of your team (names, ages, email addresses, postal addresses, and your team name). We’ll be checking up on you probably anyway.

    Want to find out more about the Almost Amazing Race and how come it’s almost amazing? Have a look at this post.

    If you’re a registered racer you’ll be receiving vital information before next Friday, but you can always email us if you’ve got a query.

    So, keep up with your training regimes (or not) and have an almost amazing time until we see you on Friday the 16th of April.

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