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THE TRIBUNE, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
10AM - 5PM
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06 355 5000
WHAT'S ON AT TE MANAWA
(THE HUMAN INSTRUMENT
A SONICSFROMSCRATCH PRODUCTION
OPENS ON 11 FEBRUARY
Bodytok Quintet is a compelling, interactive, ve -
screen portrayal of human ingenuity and non-verbal
sonic expression. This innovative video and sound
installation features recordings of the unique sounds
people can produce using only their bodies. The
results range from surprising and comical to quirky,
edifying and entertaining.
Exhibition kindly sponsored by Sony.
TOP SECONDARY ART
NOW OPEN UNTIL 04 MARCH
Top Secondary Art is a unique showcase featuring the highest achieving
NCEA Level 3 students from Manawat . The students work explores
contemporary subjects through mediums such as sculpture, design,
photography, printmaking and painting. The exhibition is developed in
collaboration with MATA, the Manawat Art Teachers Association.
WHAT ELSE IS ON?
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS:
(THE HUMAN INSTRUMENT ARCHIVE)
A SONICSFROMSCRATCH PRODUCTION
SAT 11 FEBRUARY
Artist Talk: 11.00am. Public Filming: 1.00 - 4.00pm
Te Manawa Art Gallery
Join Auckland-based artist Phil Dadson for a talk about
his video works, his residency in Antarctica and his latest
creation Bodytok Quintet, an interactive video project that
explores the human body as an audible instrument.
Anyone with a sonic skill in the spirit of Bodytok Quintet
can offer a performance for the Human Instrument Archive
video exhibition project. Each performance is recorded
privately by the artist and archived with the permission of
the participant for potential inclusion in the exhibition.
Please contact Susanna Shadbolt, Assistant Curator, on
06 355 5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to get more information and book your spot.
TE MANAWA TOTS
HELD TWICE WEEKLY: THU & FRI
Term one: Thu 02 Feb - Fri 30 Mar
10.00 - 10.45am. Ages 2 - 5 years.
Enjoy a full term of fun sessions designed for parents and
their young children to enjoy together, featuring a different
topic and hands-on activity each week from one of our
Full term cost: $27. Cost covers all materials. Bookings
essential. Kindly supported by Plunket.
Helen Lehndorf's first book of
poetry, The Comforter, is billed as a
book for sensitive, earthy, everyday
Only connect'' -- a quote from
novelist E M Forster -- is the Palm-
erston North woman's raison d'etre
for her own writing.
I want to only connect with
readers through being frank and
specific about my own experiences
Lehndorf works at Palmerston
North City Library and was a
creative writing tutor at Massey
University for eight years.
Her poems have appeared in
various publications, including
Sport, Landfall and the Manawatu
Poetry is her first love but she has
also had short stories and creative
non-fiction essays published.
Growing up in Waitara, her first
publishing experience was at the
age of 12.
Inspired by British punk, she and
a friend produced a zine, a small
self-published photocopied maga-
When I blew out the candle
By Helen Lehndorf
What I want is my own private
Summer of Love. Four-person
Two feral children, heirloom
and a corn field. Put down roots and
grow wild. Blossom where we are
We'll hold another car boot sale --
make enough to buy a paddling
home-made strawberry slushies,
sluice the baby in the sun-warmed
loll on itchy crocheted blankets and
peel each others' sunburn off.
Bottling it: Gayle Hopcroft takes preserving classes for SuperGrans in Palmerston North and Feilding.
Photo: JUDITH LACY
Teaching food skills gran had
By JUDITH LACY
While Generation Y might think
preserving is about whales and com-
puter files, bottling summer's excess
is a skill SuperGrans Manawatu
wants to safeguard.
Gayle Hopcroft teaches people
how to preserve fruit and
vegetables, and make jam, pickles
After reading about SuperGrans
Manawatu's need for volunteer
tutors in The Tribune last year, the
Feilding woman raised her wooden
spoon to teach others. Mrs Hopcroft
has always loved cooking and
dreams of owning a cafe.
Her mother died when she was
eight, leaving her father with six
children. Gayle and her sister were
the only girls still at home and they
cooked their first Sunday roast aged
nine and 11 respectively.
Her parents were keen bottlers
and after her mother died her father
would still go to Hawke's Bay to buy
It is important people know how
to cook basic meals, she said.
It's a skill that you have but
there's another generation that has
However, the popularity of tele-
vision shows and gardening gives
her hope. Her daughter and two
sons learnt to cook while growing
up. Sunday nights on the dairy farm
was their turn to cook; the boys
would produce spaghetti and baked
beans. Her daughter was more
adventurous with mock whitebait or
You never complained because
they were doing it.''
Children's love of baking should
be encouraged, even if it can be a
pain when they are on a stool with
Her daughter and daughter-in-
laws preserve and she hopes her
grandchildren will follow suit.
Not only does preserving give you
food for the winter, but it is cheaper
than the supermarket and the food
has a lot nicer flavour, Mrs Hopcroft
She enjoys giving away what she
My friend calls me the Marma-
lade Queen because she reckons I'm
the only one that can make marma-
And a tip for Marmite fans
worried about the looming shortage
-- try chow chow instead for your
Free SuperGrans classes with Gayle
Hopcroft: February 18, Feilding,
preserving; February 21, Palmerston
North, jam; February 28, Palmerston
North, relish and pickles; March 6,
Palmerston North, preserving. All
classes run 9am till noon. Ph.
354 3804 to book.
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