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THE WELLINGTONIAN, DECEMBER 8, 2011
Year: Head Like A
Hole members Booga
Beazley and Andrew
Dumo have reformed
the band and will
perform at the
Beyond the Black
New Year festival.
Beyond the Black
Some quality rock and metal acts
will help celebrate New Year at the
Beyond the Black festival at
Beyond the Black has announced
the final addition to the line-up,
Rock legends Head Like a Hole.
Tickets are $50, and are on sale
Plans for Johnsonville
Wellington City Council is calling
for feedback on the proposed
Johnsonville Library expansion.
The four options for development
are: expand the current Broderick
Rd library; build a library next to
the swimming pool and community
centre in Moorefield Rd; lease
space within the redeveloped
Johnsonville Mall; or lease space
on the Mobil site on the corner of
Moorefield and Johnsonville
or see wellington.govt.nz.
Feedback is required by February
Music at Circa
Music threads through Circa
Theatre's 2012 season with the
dance-infused Esencia del
Flamenco and Meeting Karpovsky,
the blooming micro-musical Floral
Notes with Jane Keller and
Geraldine Brophy, the new Roger
Hall play about folk dancing -- A
Shortcut to Happiness -- and the
Magic is also ever-present, with
beginning and end-of-year
pantomimes, Aladdin and
Cinderella, the improv magic that
happens in all of The Improvisors'
shows, the magic that transports
Anton Chekhov to present-day
London in Chekhov in Hell, and The
Year of Magical Thinking.
During 2012 Circa will also
present the Miller classic All My
Sons, the Pulitzer Prize-winning
Clybourne Park, and Sunset Road
and West End Girls.
St John man honoured
Wellingtonian Grant Crowley has
been honoured for his work with St
Mr Crowley has been named a
Member of the Order of St John.
He has been involved in St John
activities for more than five years
in the Wellington region and for
the past year has been a member
of the St John Central Region Trust
The annual Christmas tree is in
place at Wellington's Anglican
Cathedral of St Paul in Molesworth
Wellingtonians are invited to visit
the cathedral and place gifts
under the tree for distribution by
the City Mission to less fortunate
If you want to brighten Christmas
for a child, place wrapped gifts,
labelled as to likely age and
gender, under the tree in the
cathedral by December 16.
Focus on death
The rituals surrounding death and
dying of New Zealand's diverse
communities form the heart of an
exhibition at the Museum of
Wellington City & Sea.
Developed in collaboration with
the Office of Ethnic Affairs, the
exhibition offers the chance to
explore the diverse traditions of
members of Wellington's Assyrian,
Chinese, Colombian, Hindu,
Jewish, Mexican and Muslim
The exhibition highlights some of
the more traditional rituals for
funerals, burials and cremations,
and looks at how communities
have modified their practices in a
Death and Diversity is also
supported by the Funeral Directors
Association of New Zealand, the
Voice Arts Trust and the New
Zealand Film Archive.
Two of the five $50,000 laureate
awards, presented by the Arts
Foundation this week, went to New
Zealand International Arts Festival
Choreographer and director Lemi
Ponifasio, whose Birds with
Skymirrors has its New Zealand
premiere at the 2012 New
Zealand International Arts
Festival, and musician and singer
Whirimako Black, who performs
her songs and stories for Walk a
Mile in My Shoes at the festival,
were each awarded $50,000.
Jiu jitsu expert
A six-time world champion in the
art of Brazilian jiu jitsu will be in
Wellington on December 9 and 10.
Robert Drysdale will run two
seminars at the GSW martial arts
school at level 2 of the Jaycar
Building, 272 Taranaki St.
He will be accompanied by his
wife, Sophia, one of only a handful
of female Brazilian jiu jitsu black
belts in the world.
For inquiries, phone
027 442 6902.
Malthouse in Courtenay Place has
been named the best beer venue
in New Zealand for the second
straight year at the annual Beer
and Brewer Awards.
Beer and Brewer magazine, the
most popular beer publication in
Australasia, organised the
Malthouse picked up three awards
-- for best beer list (on and off-
premise), best small bar/pub and
best beer venue overall.
Booklovers have been invited to
celebrate Wellington Central
Library's 20th year in its Ian
On December 10 the library will
provide birthday cake for
customers, free issues of CDs and
DVDs, and tours of the library back
rooms. There will be a treasure
hunt for children.
Athfield will give a presentation
about the building at 6pm on
December 13 at the library.
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