A spring walk, spring book sales, sharp spring script readings, well-sprung design and architecture, and the problems of organ donation are on the events agenda today.
You can bag beautiful bargains at SALE at Mine today at The Dowse Shop, Dowse Art Museum from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Their spring clean sale sees 25% off the price of books, jewellery, ceramics, stationary and clothing store-wide (excludes some items).Get in early!
Enjoy a Spring Festival Walk: The Joys of Spring from 11.00 today with the Friends of the Wellington Botanic Garden, as part of the Spring Festival running to 30 September, and celebrating 150 years of the Botanic Garden. There is a $5:00 charge, payable on arrival, for the easy 75-minute guided walk among the spring flowers in the Main Garden.
The free Writers on Mondays series continues today from 12.15pm to 1.15pm, with Short Sharp Script 2, at Circa Theatre. This is the second of two sessions in which actors will perform new work in progress by MA scriptwriting students from the International Institute of Modern Letters. This week’s scripts are by from Matasila Freshwater, Dylan Conen, Julia Ludbrook, and Ralph McCubbin Howell, introduced by IIML tutor Ken Duncum.
Audemars Piguet Hôtel des Horlogers, designed by the Bjarke Ingels Group for Swiss watch maker Audemars Piguet.
The 2018 Design Experience Series (#DES2018) is a nationwide series of events exploring the trends that are changing the face of architecture and design around the world. The Wellington event is on tonight from 5:00pm to 10:00pm at Te Papa, 55 Cable Street, and provides the perfect environment to grow your knowledge, explore exhibits, and network with peers. The evening’s international guest speaker is architect Kai-Uwe Bergmann of the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), who most recently contributed to the resiliency plan to protect eight miles of Manhattan’s coastline. He will present alongside Hugh Tennent of Tennent Brown Architects (Wellington), Phil Green of H. G. Rose Architecture (Tauranga) and Ken Crosson of Crosson Architects (Auckland). The event is free, and includes food and wine, but you will need to register here.
Organ Donation vs Organ Trafficking is an interactive panel discussion about lack of organs in New Zealand, examining the options available as well as the dilemmas and consequences of receiving transplants overseas. Speakers include international human rights lawyer and widely published author Dr David Matas, Wellington renal physician Dr Philip Matheson, Sarah Winch, head of the Medical Ethics, Law and Professionalism discipline at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland, and Robin Palmer, Professor of Law at the University of Canterbury and practicing barrister. Light refreshments will be provided for the free R16 event (register here) which runs from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in Room GBLT1, Old Government Buildings, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University Stout Street, hosted by the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China, and Human Rights Documentary Screening NZ.