Thursday, December 12, 2013
On October 22, a group of Wellington people interested in the work of Hone Tuwhare gathered at Meow to celebrate his work, perform readings and adaptations of poetry to music and generally to support the work of the Hone Tuhware Trust. The Trust is working towards designing and building a Writers Residency in Kaka Point where Hone lived and worked. This was the first of many gatherings that will be held in Wellington to assist the Trust to meet their financial goal and also to keep the work of Tuwhare alive.
On World Hospice & Palliative Care Day Carol Shortis conducted 13 community choirs in Old St Pauls to sing two songs each that explored the themes of loss and grief, and joy and healing. A website was established by Mary Potter Hospice to showcase the work. Some excerpts of the concert are below.