Photo credit: jdurham
The Heart Foundation are holding their very popular annual book sale in Masterton this weekend.
A treasure trove for readers of all ages and preferences, this is a very inexpensive way to build an impressive library. The collection is truly eclectic.
As well as books they offer vinyl, jigsaw puzzles (great entertainment if you're on holiday) and piles of glossy magazines.
New stock is put out each day.
Heart Foundation Book Sale
Masterton Town Hall
Chapel Street, Masterton
Friday, 22 October, 4 pm - 7 pm
Saturday, 23 October, 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, 24 October, 10 am - 3 pm (all books half price from noon)
2010 International Film Festival
The New Zealand Film Festival is on from 13 - 27 October at the Regent 3 Cinema in Masterton.
Check out the programme here
Wairarapa Farmers' Market
Experience a real country farmers market - fabulous local artisan food, produce and crafts. And enjoy fine Arabica coffee and music while you're browsing.
Every Saturday, 8.30 am to 12.30 pm
Martinborough Monster Charity Auction
This monster charity auction is raising money for South Wairarapa Volunteer Fire Brigades.
60+ lots, nearly all no reserve, of excellent goods donated by local and Wellington businesses. Items range from air flights, wine, olive oil, accommodation around the country, art, clothing, meals, cosmetics, laptops, helicopter flights - and more.
Tickets ($10) available from the Martinborough i-Site, limited to 150 attendees - so be quick!
Saturday, 23 October, 6 pm - 10 pm
Martinborough Fire Station, 9 Texas Street
More information here
Beyondsemble in Masterton
Fresh from appearances at the Wearable Arts Award, the quirky group Beyondsemble is doing a gig in Masterton on Monday, 25 October.
Their Facebook page describes them as genre-defying Folk, Jazz, Gypsy, Tango, Bluegrass, Celtic, Latin, Rocksteady.
152 Dixon Street, Masterton
Monday, 25 October, 3 pm
Tickets: United Travel, 8 Lincoln Road, Masterton
More information here.
On at Aratoi
Born in Czechoslovakia in 1925, Mirek Smíšek (OBE) has forged a career as a remarkable New Zealand artist since arriving here in 1951.
Smisek has built three studio potteries on the Kapiti Coast over the past 41 years, and Mahara Gallery, as Kapiti’s District Gallery, has produced the first full survey exhibition to honour his life-times’ work. Cultural commentator Hamish Keith has described the project as ‘a genuine revelation of Smisek’s achievement’.
Curator Gary Freemantle has selected 60 pots spanning 60 years of Smíšek’s work from private and public collections around New Zealand. They represent Smíšek’s main forms of vases, bowls, crocks, jugs and Yunomi (Japanese tea-bowls) and the variations in glaze, shape and decoration as his work matured.
Finishes October 24.
Check the Aratoi website for other exhibitions
Local Artists on show - Martinborough
Local Wairarapa artists will be part of an Arts and Crafts show this weekend in Martinborough.
On Sunday evening from 6pm to 8pm there will be live music, wine and canapes. Ticket sales at the door - $15.
Arts and Crafts Show
Martinborough Town Hall
Saturday and Sunday, 23-24 October, 11 am to 5 pm
Monday, 25 October, 11 am to 3 pm
Eketahuna Arts and Crafts Exhibition
A variety of local artists and specialist exhibits on show in the Eketahuna Community Centre.
Exhibits will be auctioned on 30 October, from 6.30 pm in the Eketahuna Community Centre. Bid on the exhibit of your choice, including a doodle by John Key. Wines by Loopline.
Eketahuna Arts and Crafts Exhibition
Community Centre, Eketahuna
22 - 31 October, 10 am to 4 pm
Celebrate the launch of the book Castlepoint on Sunday with this great community event, which includes transport to and from Castlepoint Station.
Transport provided to Castlepoint, departing from outside Hedley's Bookshop at 2.00pm. (Please check in no later than 1.45pm.)
The bus will travel via Otahome, across Castlepoint Station to arrive at the Castlepoint Woolshed at 4pm.
Castlepoint owner Anders Crofoot will provide commentary during the trip.
The bus leaves Castlepoint at 6pm and will arrive back at Hedleys Bookshop at 7.15pm, travelling directly via Tinui.
Bookings are essential.
Order an autographed book $60 and your bus ticket is just $10. ($70 for book and bus). Additional bus tickets are $20 per person.
Sausage sizzle, sandwiches and drinks will be provided at no charge at the event.
150 QUEEN ST
More information is available on Hedley's website