Wednesday brings you bells, letters, a fourth birthday, adventurous women and green tramping.
Listen to National Carillonist, Timothy Hurd QSM, playing the Carillon bells (74 of them) at the latest in the free Carillon Winter Recitals. Get along to Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Buckle Street from 12:30pm to 1:15pm but bring a coat to wrap up warm as the concert will “carillon” rain or shine. You can also explore the new Wellington’s Bell Stories visitor kiosk in the National War Memorial. Donated by Wellington City Council, this interactive touchscreen provides an in-depth look at the stories behind five of the Carillon bells dedicated to those who died in the Great War.
Karl Wolfskehl was a German Jewish poet, author and intellectual who emigrated to New Zealand in 1938 as a war refugee, in his 70th year. He found it difficult to acclimatise to the relatively less developed cultural and intelllectual environment in Auckland and yet continued to write, eventually producing some of his best work here. Dr Nelson Wattie is the translator of a selection of Wolfskehl’s hundreds of letters, published as Poetry & Exile: Letters From New Zealand. Dr Wattie will talk about the book, as the L’Dor va Dor speaker for August at the Holocaust Centre of NZ, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Holocaust Centre, 80 Webb Street. Free entry.
It’s Moon’s Fourth Birthday, and the Newtown venue at 167 Riddiford Street is throwing a party, with $4 pizzas and $4 pints of Epic Pale Ale for an hour from 4:00pm. After that, it being a Wednesday, the $10 pizza deal applies until run out of dough, and there’ll be live music from Brazilian Samba Funktsers Suco d’Alma from 7:30pm. Free entry.
The Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour 2018 at the Embassy Theatre, starting 6:00pm, showcases an all-new selection of the most inspirational, heartwarming and entertaining films celebrating women in adventure from independent filmmakers around the globe. They aim to connect like-minded women and build a of supportive adventurous community. This one-night only event features a unique selection of films of varying lengths and styles covering topics relevant to women in the outdoors who aren’t afraid to get dirty in their pursuit of adventure. Get a group of 15 together and you’ll pay just $20 each instead of $23:50; children 15 and under are $14.50. Seating is not allocated: arrive early for the best seats. Trailer and more info here.
“Ignore the environment. It will go away.” No matter how green a tramper you are – or not – tonight’s Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club talk, Can’t See the Green for the Forest, is for you. Consider some tramping impacts you may not have thought about. Find out about greener tramping options. Or just come along to provide some more ideas for being a greener tramper. Arrive at 7:00pm for a cup of tea and social chat, and the talk starts at 7.30pm in the Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club hall, 4 Moncrieff Street, Mt Victoria.