Wairarapa News : October 5th 2011
8 WAIRARAPA NEWS, OCTOBER 5, 2011 3028199AA What'sOn? Gladstone Rd, Carterton 3861339AG 4081239AA EXCEL Excel School of Performing Arts, P O Box 15 357, New Lynn, Auckland. Tel (09) 827 7327 Fax (09) 827 7328 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.excel.ac.nz FRIDAY 7th October ● 7pm ● Free entry Masterton Community Church combined with The Lighthouse Church AT 23 INTERMEDIATE STREET, MASTERTON 1st Tuesday of each month. Pahiatua: 10am- noon Heartlands Office Eketahuna: 1-3pm Public Library 1st Friday of each month 11am-3pm Carterton: Carterton Information Centre. 2nd Tuesday of each month 11am-3pm Featherston: Community Centre. 3rd Tuesday of each month 11am-3pm Pahiatua: Heartlands Office. 4th Tuesday of each month 11am-3pm Martinborough: Public Library. 3152172AC MASTERTON OFFICE OPEN DAILY 9am to 4pm Ground Floor Departmental Building, Chapel Street, Masterton. • Ph 377-4134 • Fax 377-4601 • 0800 924-252 Outreach Clinics: We provide free legal information, assistance and law related education. WAIRARAPA COMMUNTY LAW CENTRE INC. Harlequin Theatre Presentation The Last Tango & The Last Panto in Little Grimley, Matinee October 8 -- Tickets $20, Lucky seat members and High Tea. Tickets can be obtained from the Hearing Association C/- Queen Street Pharmacy, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or World Travellers, Lincoln Rd Masterton. School Fair Day Don't miss the South Featherston School Agricultural Fair and Lamb and Calf Day on Saturday 10am till 2pm. The Wool Shed Experience The Wool Shed Experience at 10 Dixon St in Masterton is on every weekend finishing October 9 from 10am till 4pm, morning and afternoon tours, 10 persons minimum. Contact: 06 378 8008 or email@example.com. Taratahi Open Day Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre is opening its gates to the public on Wednesday, October 12. Come and check out our farming operations, workshops and residential campus. First tour at 9am; last sheep, beef and deer tour at 1.30pm. Contact 0800 TARATAHI. The Baby Whisperer Wairarapa Parents Centre invites you to an evening talk with The Baby Whisperer -- Sharleen Poole (as seen on the Good Morning Show), on October 14, 7.30pm at Reap House, Queen St, Masterton. $10 for Parents Centre Members and $15 for non members. Babies are welcome to come along. Tickets can be purchased from Colour Plus, Queen St, Masterton or email wairarapa@parents centre.org.nz. Hedley's Celebration Of Rugby A unique exhibition of rugby books, photos, cartoons and other items of memorabilia is on show at Hedley's Book Shop, Queen St, Masterton until October 23. Cast and crew can't stop laughing at rehearsals Farcical: Harlequin Theatre actors rehearse one of the two one-act farces that make up the Last Tango & The Last Panto in Little Grimley. The show is opening this Thursday. By PIERS FULLER Luckily for the Harlequin players their theatre company is nothing like the dysfunctional and talent-challenged dra- matic society they will be portraying in a double farce starting this week. Harlequin has already won an Australasian award for its production of one of these two farces at the Norfolk Island Theatre Festival last year, so they know they have something that will sure to be a hit with Wairarapa audiences. Directed by Maria Hinton, Last Tango & The Last Panto in Grimley, have had the cast and crew in stitches throughout rehearsal so they are now ready to unleash it on the public. Maria Hinton describes the one act plays as refreshing and she is thrilled with the standard of acting talent she has got bringing it to life. The basic premise is that the actors are awful and their muddling attempts to save the company from disaster makes for tremendously farcical fun. The Little Grimley Theatre Company is worse than terrible and everyone in Little Grimley knows it. Yvonne Way won the top actors award in Norfolk Island for her portrayal of Margaret, the demanding primadonna actor. Seasoned Harlequin actors Janet Osborne, Mark Hinton, Yvonne Way and Graeme Burnard ably take on the roles of Joyce, Bernard, Margaret and Gordon respectively. The plays are performed in broad Yorkshire accents which took a while for the actors to get their tongues around. The running dates for Last Tango & Last Panto in Little Grimley are tomorrow, Friday and Saturday (matinee) and October 12, 13, 14. Tickets at World Travellers, Lincoln Road. Concerto at the ANZAC Hall Wairarapa concert goers are in for a treat when Richard Mapp (piano) and Valerie Rigg (violin) perform in Feather- ston's ANZAC Hall on Sunday, October 16. It will be 95 years to the day since the famous hall was opened on October 16, 1916 and the two soloists have pre- pared an exciting programme. It is a concert that should not be missed and acoustically, the hall is ideal. Richard Mapp is no stranger to the Wairarapa and Valerie Rigg has also played here before. Richard Mapp showed musical promise early. He made his solo debut at the age of 12 with the Christchurch Civic Orchestra, playing Mendelssohn's First Piano Concerto. Since his return to New Zealand in 1991, he has performed as a concerto solo- ist with all of the major orchestras, as an ensemble pianist with the New Zealand String Quartet and for Chamber Music New Zealand. Richard will perform on the new Yamaha grand piano. Valerie Rigg was born in New Zealand and studied with leading violin professors in Europe, and spent eight years playing professionally in London, before returning to New Zealand when she joined the NZSO for 19 years. During her time as principal first violin with the NZSO she performed five concertos with the orchestra. She also did lots of recording work, chamber music tours and tutoring at music schools. Rigg then moved to Canada for 20 years where she worked professionally with many orchestras. She was also an adjudicator for the nationwide Canadian Music Competitions and now, having returned to New Zealand is concentrating on solo work and teaching. Rigg's other passion is her Arabian horse.
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