At Te Whare Toi o Te Kura Tawhito | Raglan Old School Arts Centre – upstairs in the Whare Tapere
5 Stewart St, Raglan, Coastal Waikato 3225
7pm, Raglan Old School, koha entry, doors open 6.30. Snacks and drinks available.
Covid Traffic Light settings will apply – please sign in, masks are encouraged, be seated 1m from people you don’t know and use 1m distancing on stairs and in entranceways.
But otherwise – come and hear some good local performers and catch up with people you know!
Don’t miss Live & Local’s stunning local line-up and prepare to blast away some of the Lockdown blues. This month the fabulously talented Penni Feather, The Ragtimers and a surprise act are taking
to the stage.
If you are interested in performing in future concerts, contact Penni at [email protected]
Sponsored by Ministry of Social Development’s Covid Resilience Fund, Raglan Light & Sound and Mark Frost – Bayley’s Real Estate.
LIVE & LOCAL Lineup for December
Wanda Barker has been writing and performing poetry for manyyears, through the trials and joys of parenting and alongside a career as social worker/therapist/artist. Writing has been a constant thread, a challenge and companion.
Wanda studied in the creative writing programme at Victoria University, under the tutelage of Bill Manhire and was the recipient of a Creative New Zealand new writers grant during that time.
In 2017 she released the poetry novel “All her Dark Pretty Thoughts”. Her poems have been published in several journals, including Mayhem, A Fine Line and Landfall.
Penni has been a singer and guitarist professionally for most of her adult life in bands, duos and solo in Auckland, Hamilton, Queenstown and other places. A fair bit of that time was as a fulltime musician and she’s toured to many corners of New Zealand. She’s known as a fine interpreter of folk, blues and jazz and also writes a few originals.
Since 2014 she’s been severely hearing impaired, but that hasn’t stopped her making music. Her last Raglan appearance was opening for Annie Crummer on New Year’s Eve this year.
Brian Wilson says “The group started when one of the ladies at Pilates expressed a desire to learn the ukulele. Delwyn said that I could teach her. It was a bit one on one. Word got out, and others joined in and a group emerged. Mostly ladies, with a few blokes. The group grew, and now there are around 20. The key goal is to have some fun.”