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Strong wind forecast

Published: Mon 26 Nov 2007 01:25 PM
Talk about putting your body on the line for art! During one of their physically demanding rehearsals, The Wind Speaks to Wellington cast member Hannah Clarke, broke her foot.
But the show must go on, and the cast are having fun writing the bandage into the script (I'm so looking forward to seeing that!). The Wind Speaks to Wellington opens tomorrow night (Tues 27 Nov) at 6:30pm.
With the Revenge of the Amazon's cast on roller skates, there's even more potential for antics! Shakespearean disco fever starts this Friday (30 Nov) at 8:30pm.
xxxBATS
_The Wind Speaks To Wellington
Season: Tue 27 November – Sat 1 December
Time: 6.30pm
Tickets: $16 full / $12 concession & $10 groups 6+
Oh Yeah! The Wind God is pissed off—
Don’t miss this hilarious devised work full of music, madness, guest appearances from your favourite Wellingtonians, and our very own ranting, raving, pissed off Wind God.
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_Revenge of the Amazons
by Jean Betts (NZ)
Directed by Rachel More and Jacqueline Coats
With permission from Playmarket
With an all star cast of 17 on stage led in a brand new outrageous production, this is the perfect pre-Christmas treat! So get your skates on and don’t miss the first professional production since its debut at Circa Theatre in the early ‘80s.
Image by Corey Smith
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_Godzone
Season: Tue 4 – Sat 15 December (no show Sun/Mon)
Time: 6.30pm
Tickets: $18 full / $12 concession & groups 8+
loonesco presents …
street animation for the masses
out of the paddocks and into the shed
An hour of hokey-pokey, gumboot-throwing blokes and sheep. It’s flat stick, open slather on the doodackie huru we call home.
Ladies bring a plate. Blokes bring a crate.
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_Win Stuff
This week you can win yourself two tickets to the opening night of The Wind Speaks to Wellington TOMORROW (Tues 27 Nov at 6:30pm)! To go in to the draw, just tell us when the show opens.
The winner will be randomly drawn on Tuesday 27 Nov (tomorrow) at 1pm.
Congrats to Sherilee on winning two tickets to The Wind Speaks to Wellington last week!
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_Mental Health Break
Can't get enough of democracy? Vote in the Annual Wellingtonista Awards (AWA) for your favourite things in Welly!
Have you come across a video clip or website that keeps you sane at work? Let us know about it and we might pop it in a future BATSmail.
_Have Yourself an Alternative Little Christmas
If you dread all of the consumerism and fake-snow-on-shop-windows that goes along with Christmas, why not try something a little different?
Here are some ideas:
- Use recycled paper to wrap your pressies, or even newspaper.
- Buy someone an online music download voucher - no wrapping paper or transport costs!
- Have a 'buy nothing' Christmas.
- Vouchers for goods and services (like massages, music, clothes, theatre shows etc) are only one piece of paper and they allow you to support local bands, designers, shops, venues etc.
- When everyone asks you what you want for Christmas, tell them to take whatever they want to spend on you and give it to a charity of your choice.
- Buy second hand goods! A nice vintage dress, retro crockery and all sorts can be found at your local op-shop, trash palace or David N White Gallery!
- One of my friends figured out the perfect price ceiling for gifts. She spends no more than $12.50 per person, which is enough to get something useful and personalised without going overboard.
Here's a few websites that might help in your quest for an ethical, anti-consumerist Christmas.
Trade Aid, Buy Nothing Christmas, Oxfam Unwrapped Gifts.
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