The leftward and other blatherings of Span (now with Snaps!)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Stuff to go to in Auckland

Making a Song and Dance about Freedom, April 21, 7:30pm, at the Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall.
Tickets are available from Ticketek for just $20 each (service fee charge will apply). The evening's line-up includes performances by Caitlin Smith, Tama Waipara, The Shades, Banda Latina and Latin Fever dancers, Tango Tiempo dancers accompanied by a tango sextet, a Flamenco duo, Bollywood and Bellydancers, Opera and Barbershop singers. MCs for the evening are Jorje Sequieros and Tandi Wright. To book, phone (09) 307 5000 or book online at Organise a group of friends and get your tickets today. All proceeds go to Amnesty International (who have organised it)


When Freedoms Collide, 8th May*, Panel: Religious Diversity in NZ with Church Leaders chaired by Sir Paul Reeves, 7:30pm, Auckland Cathedral, 446 Parnell Rd
Dr Lois Wilson will provide an inspiring and thought provoking talk on social justice and religious understanding. She will challenge us to think creatively about the inevitable challenges and conflict faced by people in our ever changing and diverse society. Wilson has been involved with the United Church of Canada, through her years of international service as President of the World Council of Churches, and appointed to the Senate of Canada,and has worked passionately as a defender and promoter of human rights. Admission is $10 to cover costs. Organised by NZ Diversity Action Programme.

Plus (added 10.40am, April 17th)...

The Hollow Men: Our Democracy or Theirs?, 1st May (May Day), 7.30pm, in Auckland University’s ‘Lower Lecture Theatre’, behind the University Clocktower building on Princes St, near Old Government House.
Following on from the successful panel in Wellington in March, Nicky Hager will be joined by Dr Raymond Miller, head of Political Studies at the University of Auckland and NDU secretary and former Cabinet Minister Laila Harré and they will natter about election campaign funding and related topics.

Hat tip to Idiot/Savant for the idea.

*Wilson is also speaking in Orewa, Hamilton, Napier, Wellington, Waikanae and Dunedin - I have a pdf poster with the details if anyone wants to know more, you can email me if you so desire spanblather at gmail dot com.

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