West Coast MayDay Week
When we celebrate the contribution of working people to a just society.
Sunday29April | 12noon | Runanga Club
Workers Memorial Picnic
children focused poetry, demonstrations fun day, market stalls, sausage sizzle, treasure hunt.
Katie Thompson + Fleur Jack live 4pm-7pm
Inquiries 762 7854 | runangaclub@xtra.co.nz
Wednesday2May | 12-2pm | Runanga School Hall
Workers and Champions: linking with elders
Paparoa Range + Runanga students interview elders, workers and champions over lunch.

 

Friday4May | 7.30pm | $15/$10 | Runanga School
goodnight, irene
Kiwi/Possum productions present live theatre with songs triggered by the Pike River disaster. Premiered at The Regent Theatre, Greymouth has since played Hokitika and the Dunedin Fringe Festival where Heather Fletcher was nominated for best performer award.
This unique community project reveals the power of performance to engage both heart and mind.
Sharon Mathews, Theatreview
Like a system of shafts and tunnels, the themes in goodnight, Irene connect and reconnect: grief and love, place and belonging, memory and song.
Greg O’Connell, Theatreview.
Bookings 732 4010 | wkcultur@ihug.co.nz

 

Saturday5May | 11am-3pm | Runanga School
Dreaming Our Future Symposium
sector leaders + citizens are invited to gather + ponder the future of the West Coast. Current dream/ a future dream: problems, solutions, concerns, data.
A free flowing process which we hope will at least begin this necessary adventure. All welcome.
Lunch/refreshments provided. Koha appreciated.
Bookings: 732 4010 | 762 7352 wkculktur@ihug.co.nz | pfknz@ymail.com

 

Sat5May | 7.30pm | $15/$10 | Runanga School Hall
Worlds’ Workers Dinner
honouring the Milton Locked Out Workers 20th anniversary, the launch of Runanga Miners Hall Restoration Project.
Speech Paul Watson (FirstUnion)
Then/now ECA+current disputes, similarities+differences
Struggling through the 90s Kiwi/PossumProductions
first staged in 1995, based on interviews with Milton Locked Out Workers.
Workers songs from the WestCoast Wobblies.
Bookings762 7352 | pfknz@ymail.com

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