KOKOMAI - All ages http://www.kokomai.co.nz/age-range/all-ages en Meet the Performers of Leo and Squaring the Wheel http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/meet-performers-leo-and-squaring-wheel <div class="field field-name-field-top-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.kokomai.co.nz/sites/default/files/Forum.jpg" width="800" height="400" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Ever wondered how some performers manage to perform acrobatic feats on stage and make it look so easy?  Come and hear their stories, find out about their training, fitness and motivation behind their fabulous performances in Kokomai’s LEO and Squaring the Wheel shows.  Hosted by Tom McCrory, physical theatre expert from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-age field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Age:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/age-range/all-ages" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">All ages</a></div></div></div> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 21:34:45 +0000 koko 163 at http://www.kokomai.co.nz http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/meet-performers-leo-and-squaring-wheel#comments Celebrate Wonderland - Baking Competition http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/celebrate-wonderland-baking-competition <div class="field field-name-field-top-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.kokomai.co.nz/sites/default/files/Baking%20Competition.jpg" width="732" height="400" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p> </p> <p>We're excited to announce details of our <em>Celebrating Wonderland</em> Baking competition. If you have loads of imagination, can bake and decorate, this is the competition for you. The baking theme is <strong>Alice in Wonderland</strong>.</p> <p><strong>Prizes</strong></p> <p>Win wonderful prizes from; Hedley’s Bookshop, Clareville Bakery and 10 O’clock Cookie.</p> <p><a href="http://www.kokomai.co.nz/sites/default/files/REGISTRATION%20for%20ALICE%20BAKING%20COMPETITION.pdf" target="_blank">PRINT OFF YOUR ENTRY FORM HERE</a></p> <hr /><p><strong style="font-size: 13.008px; line-height: 1.538em;">Conditions of Entry</strong></p> <p>ENTRY FEE - $5 per entry</p> <p>BAKING CATERGORIES:</p> <ul><li>Decorated cup cakes</li> <li>Tarts</li> <li>Decorated Cake</li> <li>Victoria Sponge</li> </ul><p>AGE CATERGORIES:</p> <ul><li>5-8yrs</li> <li>9-12yrs</li> <li>13yrs+</li> <li>Grandmother and Grandchild</li> </ul><p>Judges will be looking for originality, flavour &amp; texture…</p> <hr /><p><strong>To enter:</strong></p> <ol><li><a href="http://www.kokomai.co.nz/sites/default/files/REGISTRATION%20for%20ALICE%20BAKING%20COMPETITION.pdf" target="_blank">Print off the Baking registration form HERE</a></li> <li>Drop off your entry form and registration fee to the Kokomai Office at the Carterton Event Centre by 5pm Thursday 22 October</li> <li>Bring your baking entry to the Carterton Event Centre between 2-4.30pm, Friday 23 October.</li> </ol><ul><ul><li>Put your baking on a disposable plate</li> <li>Clearly label your entry with your full name, age, phone number and category.</li> </ul></ul><p><strong>Judging and prize giving takes place from 5.30 – 6pm at the Carterton Event Centre on Friday 23 October; winners need to be present to collect their prize.</strong></p> <p><strong>Who are our Judges? </strong>Our expert Judges will be from Clareville Bakery, Finom Patisserie and 10’OClock Cookie</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-age field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Age:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/age-range/all-ages" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">All ages</a></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-sponsors field-type-field-collection field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-sponsors clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-sponsors/334" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-sponsor-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.kokomai.co.nz/sites/default/files/logo_Hedleys_0.gif" width="300" height="88" alt="" /></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div><div class="field-item odd"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-sponsors clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-sponsors/335" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-sponsor-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.kokomai.co.nz/sites/default/files/White%20Reverse_0.jpg" width="1983" height="717" alt="" /></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:38:01 +0000 koko 161 at http://www.kokomai.co.nz http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/celebrate-wonderland-baking-competition#comments Kate De Goldi http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/kate-de-goldi <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Kate De Goldi writes fiction for all ages. She has been the recipient of the Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award and twice winner of New Zealand Post Children’s Book of the Year. Her novel, <em>The Ten PM Question, </em>won the Corine International Book Prize in 2011 and has been translated into many languages. Kate is a regular reviewer in print and broadcast media and teaches creative writing in schools through New Zealand. Her new novel is <em>From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle</em>.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-age field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Age:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/age-range/all-ages" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">All ages</a></div></div></div> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 07:15:57 +0000 koko 156 at http://www.kokomai.co.nz http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/kate-de-goldi#comments Friends of Kapiti Libraries http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/friends-kapiti-libraries <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Kapiti-based children’s publisher Greet Pauwelijn will be talking about the role and importance for libraries and communities to have their Friends of the Libraries Group. Greet is the social media specialist for the Friends of the Kapiti Coast District Libraries. </p> <p>Join us to find out what is implies to set up your own group. In the meantime feel free to visit the <a title="Friends of the Libraries Group Facebook Page" href="https://www.facebook.com/FriendsoftheKapitiCoastDistrictLibraries?ref=hl" target="_blank">FOL’s Facebook Page</a>: .</p> <p><strong>Saturday 17th October, 12pm, Featherston Library, 74 Fitzherbert St, Featherston</strong><strong> </strong></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-age field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Age:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/age-range/all-ages" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">All ages</a></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-sponsors field-type-field-collection field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-sponsors clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-sponsors/315" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-sponsor-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.kokomai.co.nz/sites/default/files/FOL%20logo_blue.jpg" width="851" height="316" alt="" /></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:53:08 +0000 koko 152 at http://www.kokomai.co.nz http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/friends-kapiti-libraries#comments A Wall of Words http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/wall-words <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; color: #404040; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 18pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', serif;">Do you like to play with words?  What words come to mind when you think of the Wairarapa – its spirit, land, history, and peoples? </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; color: #404040; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 18pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', serif;">Don’t miss VISION / MEMORY, Marie Potter's installations on the Wairarapa - her wall of words will be on Aratoi windows and another 'Mr &amp; Mrs' installation will be inside the Museum, from Friday 16 October, the opening of Kokomai, and running til 4 December.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; color: #404040; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 18pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', serif;">During Kokomai, more and more of the Aratoi / Entice / i-SITE building will be covered with words!</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; color: #404040; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 18pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', serif;">So, come and join the fun! Tell us your words </span><span style="font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', serif;">on Sunday 18 October at Aratoi Museum (11-1pm) and the New Zealand Pacific Studio Artists’ Residency Centre (2-5pm), in Mount Bruce. Established multimedia artist Marie Potter, the NZPS 2015 Friends of Aratoi Fellow, wants to meet people of all ages and create together.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; color: #404040; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 18pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', serif;">A Finalist in the 2014 Wallace Art Awards and the 2014 National Contemporary Arts Awards</span><strong><span style="font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', serif;">, </span></strong><span style="font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', serif;">Marie E. Potter is a multi-media artist who explores New Zealand's cultural and social history.   She not only interrogates the traditions and rituals of early N.Z. European settlers (particularly from a female perspective), but also the status and significance of everyday objects and their material qualities which are loaded in history. Her work embraces the genres of installation, assemblage, photography, sculpture, sound and writing.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; color: #404040; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 18pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', serif;">Potter</span><span style="font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', serif;"> will also lead workshops with students and community groups to create more Walls of Words.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; color: #404040; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 18pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', serif;">These activities are supported by New Zealand Pacific Studio, Friends of Aratoi, and the Masterton District Council Creative Communities Scheme.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; color: #404040; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 18pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', serif;">More about the New Zealand Pacific Studio:  <a style="font-weight: bold; color: #262627;" href="http://www.artistresidency.org.nz/" target="_blank"><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt;">http://www.artistresidency.org.nz/</span></strong></a></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; color: #404040; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">More about Marie Potter: <strong style="line-height: 18pt; font-size: 13.0080003738403px;"><a style="color: #262627;" href="http://www.marieepotter.co.nz/" target="_blank">http://www.marieepotter.co.nz/</a></strong></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-age field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Age:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/age-range/all-ages" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">All ages</a></div></div></div> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:08:02 +0000 koko 151 at http://www.kokomai.co.nz http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/wall-words#comments Native Mana Portraits http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/native-mana-portraits <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Native Mana Portraits started in 2013 by photographer Kiri Riwai-Couch.  </p> <p>Kiri has combined her love of portraiture and Maori culture to bring to life the beautiful colonial style portraits.  On Waitangi Day Native Mana Portraits joined forces with Aratoi and Massey University and ran a photo booth at Queen Elizabeth Park Masterton.  Patrons were able dress up and have their portraits taken for koha only.  These are the portraits on exhibit for Kokomai 2015. </p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-age field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Age:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/age-range/all-ages" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">All ages</a></div></div></div> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 01:24:52 +0000 koko 148 at http://www.kokomai.co.nz http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/native-mana-portraits#comments Magazine Secrets http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/magazine-secrets <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Join children's magazine editor Johanna Knox and popular illustrator Giselle Clarkson for expert insights into creating a children's magazine. They will talk about the fun adventures to be had, as well as the traps to watch out for. You might even learn how to create a board game, and get a cartoon drawing lesson!</p> <p>Johanna Knox is the editor of Forest &amp; Bird's science and nature magazine for children, Wild Things. As well as editing it, she writes articles and a short fiction mystery series for it - and devises games and puzzles.  Giselle Clarkson is a favourite illustrator in Wild Things. She does other freelance work too: drawings for children, drawings for grown-ups, editorial illustrations, prints and COMICS!</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong> </strong></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-age field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Age:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/age-range/all-ages" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">All ages</a></div></div></div> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 01:04:42 +0000 koko 147 at http://www.kokomai.co.nz http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/magazine-secrets#comments Rare & Antique Book Roadshow http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/rare-antique-book-roadshow <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>A regular presenter at Clunes Booktown in Victoria, Professor John Arnold of Melbourne is planning to attend Featherston Booktown and will assess book values for that "rare copy I have in my bookcase which must be worth sqillions". John is a long serving member of the Committee of the Victorian Branch of the Book Collectors’ Society of Australia and has been collecting books for over thirty-five years. His many publications include a history of the Fanfrolico Press, Satyrs, Fauns and Fine Books published in the UK by the Private Libraries Association in 2009.  </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong style="font-size: 13.0080003738403px; line-height: 1.538em;">Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October at the ANZAC Hall (Supper Room), 62 Bell St.</strong></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-age field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Age:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/age-range/all-ages" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">All ages</a></div></div></div> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 01:03:38 +0000 koko 146 at http://www.kokomai.co.nz http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/rare-antique-book-roadshow#comments Bookbinding Workshops and Demos http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/bookbinding-workshops-and-demos <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Robyn Ramsden believes that books are forever items, repaired and cared for through generations.  She’s a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism and during a Medieval re-enactment saw that the costumed characters only had modern notepads on which to take notes.  Robyn taught herself the art and bound her first books in 2005.  Since then she’s started her own business, Athena Bookbinding, specializing in Medieval and Renaissance-styles, producing gorgeous leather-clad books.  Robyn and her associates will talk about and show how books are made and repaired.</p> <p> </p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-age field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Age:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/age-range/all-ages" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">All ages</a></div></div></div> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 01:01:51 +0000 koko 145 at http://www.kokomai.co.nz http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/bookbinding-workshops-and-demos#comments For the Love of Letterpress http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/love-letterpress <div class="field field-name-field-top-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.kokomai.co.nz/sites/default/files/Metal_movable_type_opt_1.jpg" width="1" height="1" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Traditional letterpress survives today in the hands of hobbyists and limited edition fine printers. Cobblestones Museum Printing Works in Greytown has been demonstrating the craft of hand typesetting and printing for five years. Group visits particularly from schools, and full day workshops are a feature of the Printing Works. Visitors to Featherston Booktown will be able to print a souvenir on a table top press and 90 minute workshops by the Printer at Cobblestones, Tony King will enable visitors to experience the process from typesetting to printing. Tony's assistant, Meg Prebble, creates exquisite marbled paper - typical of the isinde covers of historic books.  Meg will show us how it's made.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong style="font-size: 13.008px; line-height: 1.538em;"><span style="mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; color: #1a1a1a;">For the Love of Letterpress is on both Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October from 10am to 4pm. </span></strong></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-age field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Age:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/age-range/all-ages" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">All ages</a></div></div></div> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 00:57:53 +0000 koko 143 at http://www.kokomai.co.nz http://www.kokomai.co.nz/programme/love-letterpress#comments