July 4, 2008

Art and Music to the Fore

IF YOU missed The Great Otaki Possum and Rabbit Bustin' Championship 2008, try not to miss one of these upcoming events:

Wind quintet Got Wind of It performs at Paekakariki Memorial Hall, 3pm on Sunday. The programme includes the Greats plus Wellington's own Ross Harris and Ligeti. Tickets $15 adults (includes afternoon tea and mulled wine); $5 children. Phone (04) 902 2283 or e-mail:

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Framework Gallery exhibits The Fine Works of Philip Markham (pictured above right). It runs until July 13 and includes the coast's artist's signature miniature landscapes. 20 Seaview Rd, Paraparaumu Beach. Open weekdays 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-3pm.

Coasters Musical Theatre and Trust Porirua City Brass want you to dig out your red, white and blue for Last Night of the Proms, Southward Theatre, Otaihanga, 2pm and 7.30pm, Saturday, July 26. Tickets from Coastlands Customer Service Desk, $19/$17.

It's Casino Night at Te Horo Community Hall tonight starting 7.30pm. Tickets $15; phone (06) 364 6134. This is a fundraiser for Te Horo School and organisers say it's a fun way to see a small community in action.

On July 13 Waikanae Music Society presents one of New Zealand's rising musical stars- pianist John Chen. Limelight magazine recently named his as one of the "Top 50 Power Players to watch in the Arts". Waikanae Memorial Hall, 2.30pm, tickets $25/$15 (gold coin for students under 25). Phone (04) 905 5078.

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