This daily feature lists a selection of Wellington events today that are free or cost less than $20.00 (usually). You may want to check previous entries for recurring events. And there are many more options in the What’s On, Active/To Do, and Community sections of The Wellington App.
Public Share collective is celebrating the anniversary of New Zealand women voting for the first time with a Tea Break in Civic Square between 10.30am and 3.30pm. Public Share have made stirrers from clay gathered from two sites where key suffragists, Kate Sheppard and Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia were living during the period they led the fight for suffrage in Aotearoa New Zealand. Invited groups, organisations and passersby are encouraged to take a pause in their day and enjoy a cup of tea and biscuit at the temporary tea station to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the day when New Zealand women voted for the first time: 28 November 1893.Participants are invited to select and use a clay stirrer, read the Over Time newspaper, and if they’d like, take them home with them. Contributing writers for the newspaper include Louisa Afoa, Abby Cunnane, Julie Douglas, Sarah Murphy, Kelsey Stankovich, Layne Waerea and Julia Burbury, Ioana Gordon-Smith, Mona-Pauline Mangakāhia, Emma Ng, Linda Tyler, with design by Lucy Meyle.
Celebrate Disability Pride with other Wellingtonians at a rally at Parliament Buildings, 1 Molesworth Street, from 12.30 to 2.00pm, as part of Disability Pride Week Aotearoa (running to 3 December). Bring your lunch, don’t forget to wear something bright, and enjoy speeches, music, WI Dance, wearable art and Crip Lit. There will be audio description and NZSL interpreters at the event.
A Cameo Appearance at the Wellington Museum on Jervois Quay is a new exhibit commissioned as part of the Suffrage 125 Celebration. A commentary on women’s contributions to society throughout Aotearoa’s history, this artwork by Genevieve Packer (above) features textile-based silhouettes celebrating the achievements of 31 prominent New Zealand women, set against the backdrop of the male-dominated realm of the Wellington Harbor Board. From record-breaking aviator Jean Batten, to civil rights leader Eva Rickard and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, learn about New Zealand women who have made an impact at home and abroad. The free exhibition opens to the public at 1.00pm today, and runs until 7 February 2019.
Celebrate the day on which New Zealand women voted for the first time and look ahead at Future Women Leadership, the Next 125 Years, with speakers representing women who are stepping into new territories to lead and make a difference. The event runs from 5.30 to 7.30pm at the National Library of New Zealand, Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon, with refreshments and networking afterwards. Speakers include: Jess Manins, CEO of MIXT Studios, which specialises in the production of augmented and virtual reality solutions; Maia Mariner, in her first year at Queen Margaret’s College, who founded the Lazy Sneakers charity at the age of 12 to rehome used sneakers to children in need; and Hiria Te Rangi, leader of Whare Hauora, which goes into marae, community centres and schools to teach low income families about Whare Sensors, and how they can help whanau make informed decisions about how their home affects their health. Limited spaces available. RSVP to: [email protected]
Wellington City Council will be talking to ReBicycle EkeRua volunteers and guests about the Newtown Connections Project tonight from 7.00 to 8.00pm at The Mechanical Tempest, 224-234 Riddiford St, Newtown. If you have fixed a bike at a ReBicycle workshop night, or a local who rides nearby or are interested in what ReBicycle do and plans for the area, this is for you. Further information here.