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BOTTLED OCEAN: As part of the Tairawhiti Arts Festival artist George Nuku will build in the War Memorial Theatre foyer an installation called Manawa Moana — but he needs your help. Picture supplied

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This week

Storylines: Four writers and illustrators discuss their works and approaches to writing in a family evening event. HB Williams Memorial Library, tonight at 6pm. Free entry.

SHINE Concert: A celebration of local talent and the re-opening of Lawson Field Theatre. Saturday, 6.30pm. Tickets are $25 (cash please) from Tony Field Jewellers, 153 Gladstone Road.

Road Pirates Charity Ride: Featuring Tahi Paenga and Lazy Fifty, Smash Palace, Saturday 7pm, $10 on the door.

Coming up

Tony Chen Lin Concert: Singaporean pianist performs at the Lawson Field Theatre, September 26 (7.30pm). Cash-only door sales; $30 adults and $10 children/students with ID.

Festival of the Arts: The Gisborne Competitions Society celebrates with performances in ballet, tap, modern and hip-hop (War Memorial Theatre); speech, drama and music (Lawson Field Theatre). September 28, 29 & 30. Admission $40 family (two adults plus two children); $30 concession (adults, all sessions plus venues); per session: $5 adults or $1 children. Programmes are $10 from SJ Photography or Ballance Street Bookshop.

Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival: Various events and artists in a celebration of the Tairawhiti/Gisborne region. The festival opens on October 4 with Maui Putahi — kai, performance and stories of our place. Marina Park, (5.30pm-8.30pm), free entry. More information at https://tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz

Theatre

Vintage Hitchcock: a live radio play: Unity Theatre, Ormond Road, September 13 - 20, 7.30pm. Matinees September 14 and 15 at 3pm. Tickets $25+bf from Gisborne i-Site or book online through eventfinda.

Fearless Fridays Improv Comedy Club: For ages 15 years and over. A fun and fearless foray into improv comedy. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli Street, September 27, 6.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales.

Visual Arts

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum: Gisborne Artists, Potters & Photographers, The Self Portraits of Carol Montgomery, Ko Ahau - This is Me, paintings by Walter Dewes.

Zest Cafe: Photography by Tony Ganal.

Muirs Bookshop & Cafe: Lino cuts by Teri Wilkinson.

At the movies

DOME CINEMA

Girls of the Sun: Bahar, leader of a battalion of Kurdish women fighting extremists who have conquered their town, hopes to find her son, who is being held hostage.

Herbs: Songs of Freedom: Reggae band Herbs are celebrated in a documentary film about what they mean to New Zealand and the music scene.

Dan Carter: A Perfect 10: The personal story of All Black first five-eighth Dan Carter.

Runnation: A two-hour collection of international film submissions about running.

The Public: Writer/director Emilio Estevez stars in a film about what happens when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter.

ODEON MULTIPLEX

Downton Abbey: It’s 1927, soon after the TV series’ story ended, and the King and Queen visit Downton. Old favourites return.

Mystify: Michael Hutchence: Writer/director Richard Lowenstein’s documentary film about the life of INXS lead vocalist Michael Hutchence.

2040: That Sugar Film director Damon Gameau travels the world in search of global warming solutions that could make a difference by the year 2040.

The Angry Birds Movie 2: Big names in voice cast lead the drive to make a sequel more appealing than the original. Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Peter Dinklage and Maya Rudolph are among those telling a story where the birds and pigs must join forces to repel a threat.

Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan: Australian film of 1966 Vietnam War battle in which just over 100 Anzac troops fought a force 10 times their size.

Amazing Grace: The live recording of Aretha Franklin’s 1972 album Amazing Grace was filmed, but director Sydney Pollack had not used clapperboards, so post-production efforts to synchronise audio and video failed. Producer Alan Elliott bought the footage in 2007 and was able to get the sound and film synchronised, and the whole was edited down to 87 minutes. But only recently could it be released.

It: Chapter Two: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader and Bill Skarsgard star in the sequel to It. Both movies are based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel, this one set 27 years after the events of the first film.

Apollo 11: Documentary focusing on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.

Dan Carter: A Perfect 10: The personal story of All Black first five-eighth Dan Carter.

The Kitchen: Three Hell’s Kitchen housewives take criminal matters into their own hands.

Angel Has Fallen: Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman star in the third instalment of the Fallen film series.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Quentin Tarantino’s tribute to the final days of Hollywood’s golden age is set in 1969 Los Angeles, where an ageing TV actor and his stunt double/friend navigate the changing film industry.

The Lion King: A photorealistic computer-animated remake of the traditionally animated 1994 film.

Got something going on? Let The Guide know at guide@gisborneherald.co.nz, or telephone 869-0630

Got something going on? Let The Guide know at guide@gisborneherald.co.nz, or telephone 869-0630.

This week

Storylines: Four writers and illustrators discuss their works and approaches to writing in a family evening event. HB Williams Memorial Library, tonight at 6pm. Free entry.

SHINE Concert: A celebration of local talent and the re-opening of Lawson Field Theatre. Saturday, 6.30pm. Tickets are $25 (cash please) from Tony Field Jewellers, 153 Gladstone Road.

Road Pirates Charity Ride: Featuring Tahi Paenga and Lazy Fifty, Smash Palace, Saturday 7pm, $10 on the door.

Coming up

Tony Chen Lin Concert: Singaporean pianist performs at the Lawson Field Theatre, September 26 (7.30pm). Cash-only door sales; $30 adults and $10 children/students with ID.

Festival of the Arts: The Gisborne Competitions Society celebrates with performances in ballet, tap, modern and hip-hop (War Memorial Theatre); speech, drama and music (Lawson Field Theatre). September 28, 29 & 30. Admission $40 family (two adults plus two children); $30 concession (adults, all sessions plus venues); per session: $5 adults or $1 children. Programmes are $10 from SJ Photography or Ballance Street Bookshop.

Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival: Various events and artists in a celebration of the Tairawhiti/Gisborne region. The festival opens on October 4 with Maui Putahi — kai, performance and stories of our place. Marina Park, (5.30pm-8.30pm), free entry. More information at https://tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz

Theatre

Vintage Hitchcock: a live radio play: Unity Theatre, Ormond Road, September 13 - 20, 7.30pm. Matinees September 14 and 15 at 3pm. Tickets $25+bf from Gisborne i-Site or book online through eventfinda.

Fearless Fridays Improv Comedy Club: For ages 15 years and over. A fun and fearless foray into improv comedy. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli Street, September 27, 6.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales.

Visual Arts

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum: Gisborne Artists, Potters & Photographers, The Self Portraits of Carol Montgomery, Ko Ahau - This is Me, paintings by Walter Dewes.

Zest Cafe: Photography by Tony Ganal.

Muirs Bookshop & Cafe: Lino cuts by Teri Wilkinson.

At the movies

DOME CINEMA

Girls of the Sun: Bahar, leader of a battalion of Kurdish women fighting extremists who have conquered their town, hopes to find her son, who is being held hostage.

Herbs: Songs of Freedom: Reggae band Herbs are celebrated in a documentary film about what they mean to New Zealand and the music scene.

Dan Carter: A Perfect 10: The personal story of All Black first five-eighth Dan Carter.

Runnation: A two-hour collection of international film submissions about running.

The Public: Writer/director Emilio Estevez stars in a film about what happens when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter.

ODEON MULTIPLEX

Downton Abbey: It’s 1927, soon after the TV series’ story ended, and the King and Queen visit Downton. Old favourites return.

Mystify: Michael Hutchence: Writer/director Richard Lowenstein’s documentary film about the life of INXS lead vocalist Michael Hutchence.

2040: That Sugar Film director Damon Gameau travels the world in search of global warming solutions that could make a difference by the year 2040.

The Angry Birds Movie 2: Big names in voice cast lead the drive to make a sequel more appealing than the original. Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Peter Dinklage and Maya Rudolph are among those telling a story where the birds and pigs must join forces to repel a threat.

Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan: Australian film of 1966 Vietnam War battle in which just over 100 Anzac troops fought a force 10 times their size.

Amazing Grace: The live recording of Aretha Franklin’s 1972 album Amazing Grace was filmed, but director Sydney Pollack had not used clapperboards, so post-production efforts to synchronise audio and video failed. Producer Alan Elliott bought the footage in 2007 and was able to get the sound and film synchronised, and the whole was edited down to 87 minutes. But only recently could it be released.

It: Chapter Two: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader and Bill Skarsgard star in the sequel to It. Both movies are based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel, this one set 27 years after the events of the first film.

Apollo 11: Documentary focusing on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.

Dan Carter: A Perfect 10: The personal story of All Black first five-eighth Dan Carter.

The Kitchen: Three Hell’s Kitchen housewives take criminal matters into their own hands.

Angel Has Fallen: Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman star in the third instalment of the Fallen film series.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Quentin Tarantino’s tribute to the final days of Hollywood’s golden age is set in 1969 Los Angeles, where an ageing TV actor and his stunt double/friend navigate the changing film industry.

The Lion King: A photorealistic computer-animated remake of the traditionally animated 1994 film.

Got something going on? Let The Guide know at guide@gisborneherald.co.nz, or telephone 869-0630

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