Theatrical legend to share past virtues

18:52, Nov 05 2012

Actress and broadcaster Dame Kate Harcourt will share a journey through time with stories of her ancestors, her family and her life when she performs at TET Cue Theatre in Inglewood on Sunday, December 2. Tickets to Virtues from the Past are $20 and include a hot drink or glass of wine at interval. Book at Inglewood Book Centre, phone 06 756 7032. Performances at 2pm and 7.30pm.

Growing pains

Ground-breaking movie GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth will screen at 7.30pm on Thursday at St Mary's Peace Hall, 44 Vivian St, New Plymouth (opposite St Mary's Cathedral). The film explores the forces that fuel our obsession with economic growth and our reluctance to address overpopulation and overconsumption issues head on. GrowthBusters is brought to you by the New Plymouth Green Party and Taranaki Sustainable Living Fair. Entry: $10, including supper.

Tui finalist and a dog's tale

The Bitches' Box and Mel Parsons entertain on Wednesday from 7.30pm at 174 Ohawe Rd, Hawera. Singer-songwriter and two-time Tui Award finalist Mel Parsons kicks off the night with songs from the heart, followed by a romp around the kennels as actresses Amelia Guild and Emma Newborn tell you a dog's tale. Buying online presale tickets ($30) is recommended. Door sales ($40) will be available on the night, if not sold out beforehand. No eftpos.

Your chance to dance


RAW Dance Company is offering a workshop before its performance at the TSB Showplace on Friday from 4pm. The one-hour session will give attendees a chance to try a diverse range of skills, including hip hop, break, drum rhythms, body percussion and beat boxing, plus a Q & A session with the performers. The workshop offers a great taste of what to expect from RAW Dance Company. The show features a crew of two tap dancers, a beat boxing champion and one of Australia's most talented drummers. To book for the workshop, phone Jane, 06 759 6712, or email Cost is $5 a head and the workshop is aimed at beginners' level, ages 10-plus, but spaces are limited.

Musical Extravaganza

The New Plymouth Bible Society Action Group with Christopher Luke, who is director of music at the Cathedral Church of Taranaki, will present Musical Extravaganza on Sunday at 2.30pm at the Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary, New Plymouth. Tickets at the door: $10 for adults and $5 for children and students.

Last lunchtime recital

The final Lunchtime Organ Recital for 2012 at the Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary will be held on Thursday, November 15, starting at 12.15pm. The guest artist for this month, classical guitarist Dylan Solomon, will return to the cathedral playing works by Leopold Weiss and Eric Clapton. Cathedral organist Christopher Luke will play a repertoire reflecting the Remembrance Day theme. Works will include Nimrod by Edward Elgar, Largo from Handel's Xerses and Pie Jesu from Gabriel Faure's Requiem, along with 20th- century composer Peter Irving's haunting Elegy.

Auditions for Harris plays

Hawera Repertory will hold auditions for three one-act plays by Richard Harris at Repertory House in Collins St, Hawera, at 7.30pm on Sunday, November 18. Three men and three women are required. The directors are Shane Martin and Hollie Weir. Show dates are March 2 to 9.

Taranaki Daily News