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Big Air Bungy
Harley Davidson Rides
and lots more!!!
Come and see the
machinery of "Yester-Year"
with working displays from
the Vintage Machinery Club
located in Beaurepaires
The Wellington Vintage Car
Club will have a selection
of vehicles on display
located in Pine Ave.
Also come down and see
the Army Display located in
Find the "BREEZE" located
in Main Street to demonstrate
your best Hula Hoop skills.
Prizes to be won. Meet the
and kids come along and
try your hand at being a DJ.
Enjoy the Upper Hutt Floral
Art Clubs magnificent Floral Art
displays at St Joseph's Church.
Stallholders local and around
Arts, Crafts, Clothing, Accessories, Plants &
Shrubs, Antiques & Collectables, Food and
Lots Lots more....
This Saturday 10 September
9am-3pm on Main Street
& choose FREE
6 Spring Rolls or
Valid until 18th September 2011 -- with this coupon only)
Unit 14, 22 Herd Street,
Chaffers Dock, Wellington
Ph: 801 9312 • email:
SPEND $30 OR MORE
10am - 5pm
Works made by NZAFA artist members alongside
guest artists Maurice Bennett and Brett McKay
Artists in Action - a daily programme where
artists demonstrate their skills
"Have a Go - be an artist" programme open to the
public every weekend
1 Queens Wharf, Wellington. Tel 04 499 8807
A musical TREK to Glastonbury
By REBECCA THOMSON
Musical adventure: Bella Kalolo met her idol, Neneh Cherry, at the Glastonbury Festival.
Photo: REBECCA THOMSON
Abroken foot did not stop
Bella Kalolo from singing
at one of the world s largest
The Wellington musician
performed two sets at the Glaston-
bury Festival in June, sharing the
spotlight with acts such as U2,
Radiohead and Coldplay.
When I was invited I was
astonished. It is one of those
dreams that you never really
acknowledge as possible, she
I had busted my foot before-
hand, so I did two shows with a
moon boot on. It was fabulous.
The summer music festival,
originally known as the Pilton
Pop, Blues & Folk Festival, was
first staged in September 1970
and attended by 1500 people.
This year more than 150,000
music fans gathered to see more
than 150 bands, musicians and
You would see waves and
waves of people, said Kalolo.
The queues for the toilet block
were a sight to behold.
I would love to have had a
bird s eye view of the site. It was
just so huge.
A festival booking agent spotted
Kalolo at a New Zealand Music
showcase in Australia last year.
New Zealand bands Electric
Wire Hustle, Phoenix Foundation,
Naked and Famous, and Shape-
shifter were at the same showcase
and were also invited to Glaston-
It was great exposure and from
it we ve had more interest and
invites to go to other festivals in
the UK, said Kalolo.
She said seeing Beyonce per-
form and meeting Neneh Cherry
I loved listening to Neneh
Cherry when I was growing up, so
I thought I would seize the day
and talk to her.
use one of her rhymes in one of my
songs and she said it was. That
was a thrill.
Kalolo is now getting ready to
promote her new album, Without
The Paper, which is to be released
Without The Paper features
songs about snippets of life,
human truths, friends and death.
People can take what they
wantfromitornot. . .I vegotto
a point where I m fine with
whether people like what I do.
Kalolo will be touring the album
around the North Island, stopping
in at Downstage on September 18.
A South Island tour had been
put on the backburner because
finding a venue in Christchurch
was too hard, she said.
But Kalolo is originally from
Christchurch and said it would be
great if another benefit concert in
Hagley Park could be organised.
Her family was not not harmed
in the February 22 earthquake,
but she said seeing the local
church and childhood haunts in
ruins had been hard to watch.
I got married at the church
opposite the CTV building and we
had reception at the Grand Chan-
cellor, and they re dust or about to
be. It s so sad.
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