Wild Dogs Under My Skirt – Christchurch Arts Festival 2019

Opening Wild Dogs Under My Skirt at Haeata Community Campus was probably a first for the Christchurch Arts Festival, but it was at the request of the poet Tusiata Avia to have it here as this was the place she grew up. The audience was a mixture of the often stereotypical arts festival attendee (of which I fit nicely into) and a great turnout from the Pasifika community. There were family and friends — and a sense that this was an occasion.
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Cool stuff from the selectors: An array of great children’s books

You can usually rely on children's books to have interesting inviting covers. This month's selection do not disappoint.  Designed for children - but equally enjoyed by adults -  there should be something here that appeals to all ages. The World of Moominvalley by Philip Ardagh The ultimate guide for any Moomin fan, old and new…
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Sanitoriums and Dust Jackets: Cool Stuff from the Selectors

Holidays in Soviet Sanitoriums I couldn't resist the title Holidays in Soviet Sanitoriums: Holidays in the USSR were decidedly purposeful.  Their function was to provide rest and recreation, so citizens could return to work with renewed diligence and productivity So, no lounging by the pool or sipping a pinacolada for these folk then?  The sanitoriums…
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Regretting Motherhood

How would you answer these questions? "If you could go back, with the knowledge and experience you have now, would you still become a mother?"  "From your point of view, are there advantages to motherhood?".  The Particpants who were interviewed for the Regretting Motherhood: A Study by Orna Doanth responded with a resounding NO!  Not surprisingly…
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