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In tune with worthy causes
Burns will be
crowd at this
ORGANISERS OF the Flaxwood
Festival will be asking their audi-
ence to put their hands in their
pockets once more this year, in
exchange for a great day of music.
In each of the last two years,
the celebration of local and inter-
national talent has raised almost
$100,000 for selected charities,
and it s hoped that this third
event will be able to rustle up a
similar level of support.
Well-known local duo Rob and
Jen Ferris will open the proceed-
ings, supported by Fai, with some
great Celtic music, and a dose of
alternative rock from local group
The line-up also features Aust-
ralia s No 1 country rock group,
Their beats will contrast
strongly with the sound of New
Zealand s premiere brass band,
The Woolston Brass.
On the list as well is Roy Phil-
lips, keyboardist and the voice of
sensational 60s and 70s group,
He will be singing a number of
Peddlers tunes, including major
Kiwi hits Girlie and Birth, along
with his anthem for Christchurch,
First Light. This piece has been
recorded by local baritone, Albert
Benny award-winning country
fiddler Marion Burns, who also
has a Tamworth Golden Fiddle
award to her name, will play her
set from in among the crowd.
The festival was established by
co-founder, the late Hans Schuit-
man, to support worthy local cau-
ses in an effort to improve the lot
of those who are in distress or who
require assistance that is not
available through more conven-
This year s main charitable
focus will be St John, which will
receive 60 per cent of proceeds.
The iconic Woolston Brass will
receive 25 per cent, the One-2-One
Charitable Trust 10 per cent, and
a 5 per cent special individual
donation will go to one private
Come along and enjoy the Flax-
wood Festival on Sunday, Febru-
ary 24, at 182 Flaxton Rd.
NORTH CANTERBURY dancers from the Adair Botting
School of Dance impressed examiners from New Zealand and
overseas in their recent grading rounds in musical theatre,
jazz and ballet.
Several senior pupils, who already hold advanced jazz diplo-
mas, achieved excellence passes in the New Zealand Associ-
ation of Modern Dance s musical theatre award examinations.
One of them, Kelsey Bucknell, also achieved a prestigious
solo diploma in jazz dancing, gaining more than 90 per cent
in three dances, one of which was impromptu.
This comes after Kelsey and another senior pupil, Laura
Hann, were awarded their associate teaching letters in ballet
by an IDTA examiner from Britain.
Keeping with ballet, Kelsey impressed a national examiner
to receive her advanced 2 in the IDTA advanced ballet per-
formance examinations, while Olivia Lyons gained her
Honours passes also went to younger students Hannah
Hudson, Jessica Logopati, Sasha Pugh, Chynae Rigler, Jes-
sica Roche, Alice Selwood, Alice Sparks, Georgia-Rae Taylor,
Samantha Taylor, Alexandra Taylor, Sophie Tyrrell, Lauren
Voice-Powell, Hannah Warner and Sarah Warner.
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Starting Rangiora New Life School at the beginning of this
term were Michael Hopkins, Ryan Dutt, Maddison Moore,
Connor McIntyre and Cullum Morgan.
'Sense of place' stunning
MEMORIES OF FOREIGN
PLACES: A recent bicycle tour
of the Netherlands provided
the inspiration of most of the
works shown by Quilliam
The ninth annual Waikuku
Artists Incorporated exhi-
bition was held at village s
iconic mill on Main Rd, on
February 9 and 10. This
year s theme was Sense of
place , with 20 artists
showcasing their interpret-
ation of what it means to
belong to a family, a com-
munity, a culture, or to
their niche in nature itself.
The stunning works on
view were created in a
range of media, from paint
and pottery to stone, glass,
tiles and photography.
BUSTLING: The WAI 2012 exhibition proved to be a busy night of art viewing and buying.
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