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Your high five for Tuesday 24 July

Hoping to get a last-minute ticket for the live show by children’s writing superstars Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton this evening? Forget it.  Totally sold out. Here are some other options…

Former New Zealand School of Dance student Harrison James, now Principal Dancer at The National Ballet of Canada teaches a class to the NZSD classical students at the New Zealand School of Dance in Studio 2 at Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown. The class includes light refreshments and an interview with Harrison on his life as a principal dancer, and runs from 9:30am to 12:15pm. Tickets are $20:00 with all proceeds donated to the New Zealand School of Dance Foundation. Book here, or phone 381 9226.

The University of the Third Age has its last winter session today in the Embassy Theatre, 10 Kent Terrace, before ceding its slot to the Wellington Film Festival. From 10.30am to noon, in Can Art Change the World? How New Arts Build Community and Bring Generations Together, writer and theatre-maker Jo Randerson (above, centre, with glasses) will discuss her work as founder and artistic director of theatre company Barbarian Productions and the way in which new wave art projects can contribute to social change. Admission is free for current members of U3A Wellington City; visitors accompanying a member pay $5:00

The Berhampore Fruit and Vege Co-op is open to everyone every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3:00pm at the Centennial Flats Community Centre at 493 Adelaide Road. The co-op, an extension of the Eastern Suburbs Fruit and Vege Co-op, makes fresh produce accessible and affordable. For $12:00 a week, you will receive a value bag of meal basics like potatoes, carrots and onions, plus popular seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, at better than market prices. No weekly commitment is required – just order your bag when you need it.

Level up your life at the Zero Waste Expo from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre on the corner of Colombo and Rintoul Streets. Browse the market stalls for half an hour, then enjoy an hour of talks from local businesses and community organisations working in the zero waste space from 6:30pm, with more time to browse afterwards. The event is limited to 70 guests at any one time due to fire restrictions, so book now with Renee on [email protected] or phone 04 389 4786 for more info.

As part of a long-standing commitment to developing New Zealand’s best singing voices, the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation and New Zealand Festival invite you to attend a free public Lexus Song Quest Masterclass at St Andrews on the Terrace, 30 The Terrace from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This is an invaluable opportunity for singing teachers, their students and the general public to experience 2018 Lexus Song Quest Head Judge Lisa Gasteen in action, as she conducts one-on-one coaching sessions with young opera hopefuls William King (baritone), James Henare (bass baritone), Ingrid Fomison-Nurse (soprano) and Scott Bezett (baritone).