Community Notices

Community Notices from 2019

Inspirare Concert

Inspirare's next concert which will be at the Cathedral of St Paul on Saturday 23rd March. The concert is based on the word 'Alleluia' and how it has been used by composers over the last few centuries. There is some really stunning repertoire as well as some well known favourites. There is a link to the website below and tickets are either $30 or $40. If you have a school aged student that you would like to bring as well, please contact Marian Campbell she can get student tickets for only $15. This is a special and not available to students from the website Details of the Inspirare concert and ticket sales

Performance for Peace

The Wellington Cathedral is putting on a performance of Jenkins' The Armed Man Mass for Peace, with combined choirs, including Richard's Supertonic.   The piece includes a Muslim call to prayer, which sits alongside texts from the Christian Mass, the Hindu epic Mahabharata and the poetry of Kipling, Tennyson and Toge Sankichi. It was originally written for the victims of the Kosovo war in the late '90's   There is no charge for the performance.   

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins Combined Wellington Choirs, directed by Michael Stewart 7.30pm Friday 22 March Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, cnr Hill and Molesworth Streets Free entry  

Karori West Normal School Fair

Saturday 6th April 11.00 AM – 2.00 PM Allington Road, Karori   Our 2019 fair is continuing the fundraising we started last year - our goal - a massive sunshade to go over our junior playground.   There’s much fun to be had, much food to eat, and many goodies to find at this years fair, including:   

Activities for the kids (big and small) - rides, games, pet show 
Great raffles & auctions, including a kids themed raffle, and a New Zealand made raffle. Keep an eye on our FB page for the awesome pre fair Trade Me auctions we have lined up 
White Elephant - Hunt down some excellent bargains… including furniture, tools, cd’s dvd’s
Plenty of yummy food - Our renowned International food court, come get yourself a tasty lunch, then stock up on some delicious preserves, chutneys, jams and pickles. 
Clothing & Crafts Toys - a wide range of games, puzzles and fun items big and small 
Cakes & Sweets - buy some tasty treats to take home, or sit down for a cup of tea or coffee, and a slice 
Books - a wide range of fiction, non fiction & childrens books Plants - including Cacti, vegetable seedlings, flowers, succulents and natives. 
…. and BubbleBall Football! Put together a team of three, and come don a giant bubble - to face off against another team in a sureal 5 minute football match of bouncing bumping, rolling, and goal scoring. 

SEE YOU THERE! For more information:

Bach’s St John Passion

Concert St Mary of the Angels   
Bach composed the St John Passion for his first Good Friday mass in Leipzig in 1724.  It's a more intimate, dramatic and bolder interpretation of the Easter story than his later St Matthew Passion.  With such emotional weight, perfectly balanced with drama and spirituality, the St John Passion has become synonymous with Passiontide and Easter observances around the world.   

From the first brooding, angst-filled chorus, the narrative unfolds with fast-paced drama punctuated by arias of extraordinary beauty and chorales of profound faith, enhancing the significance and emotion that makes this one of the greatest masterpieces of choral orchestral repertoire. In addition to Chiesa Ensemble, Nota Bene are joined by top notch soloists including Lachlan Craig (Evangelist), Simon Christie (Jesus), Maaike Christie-Beekman (alto) and Nicola Holt (soprano), as well as up-and-coming stars LJ Crichton (tenor) and Will King (bass). 

Tickets are available from choir members or online at Eventfinda ... buy early and pay the pre-concert discount price of $35 (+ booking fee online) or $45 on the door for General Admission tickets. School children are free. 

The Dress Project NZ

The senior ball is a fun exciting time for the majority of seniors. However, for some, it can be a sad, lonely time as they cannot afford to buy a dress/suit. Cheap websites are the key right! No. Fast-fashion is one of the top polluting industries worldwide. To tackle this we have come up with a solution in the form of a social media platform. Students message the page to donate or sell their dress/suit, we then post it up on the page for people to hire or buy. We launched our social enterprise in February and since then have seen it grow in such a way that we believe it can go national. To do so we have decided to begin by contacting all the colleges in the lower north island to ask if you would be able to advertise The Dress Project in your school notices or on a school Facebook page/website. Please contribute if you can. See The Dress Project NZ on Facebook. This platform is run by a group of 7 students from both Paraparaumu and Kapiti College. We are really passionate about the environment and equality in our country. We do not make any profit from this social enterprise. Aurelie Bray, Co-founder of The Dress Project NZ.

The Famous Aussie Cartooning Workshops have come back to NZ

Saturday 30 March  – Sunday 31 March Huntleigh Girl Guiding Centre, 44 Silverstream Road, Crofton Downs Wellington 
To make a booking – please follow these easy steps: 
1.        Click here 
2.        Click on the colourful Cartoon Camp button in the middle of the home page  
3.        Select Wellington 
4.        Complete the on-line form & payment 
5.        We will then email you the confirmation letter