Judith's blog

A storytelling evening with Caroline and Judith, Paekakariki.

Judith's image about summer storytelling at Paekakariki

Caroline Welkin and Judith Jones are Wellington wordsmiths who delight in sharing their stories with grown-up audiences. They'll each present a set of their own stories.

Caroline: Choices and journeys - tales for a summer evening.
Judith: The view from Jones Island - stories from where I stand.

St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki
Friday, 15 February 2013

Doors open at 7pm - Tickets on the door - $10 adults, $5 children (we recommend for children no younger than 8). Performance starts at 7.30pm and there will be a short refreshment break half way through.

Wellington Storytellers' Cafe - 7 February 2012

Judith's image is a artwork in a bagel store in Eureka, California. I snapped t

The Storytellers Cafe team welcomes StoryListeners to join us for our first gathering of 2012. Tales of summer are the theme for this evening, with feature performances by Linda Bremford (Shadow the Storyteller), Caroline Welkin (raconteur and stand-up) and consummate host Judith Jones, to warm us up as the nights shorten. Chill out after a hot summer break with cool tales from great tellers. There's also the opportunity for people to bring a short tale to share.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012
In the back room at the Wellington Arts Centre, Abel Smith Street.

Stand-up Comedy Workshop - Paekakariki, 28 August

From five time ComedyFest Diva, Pulp Comedy performer, storyteller and comedian Caroline E Waltz

late August, 10:00am - 4:00pm
28 August
St Peters Village Hall, Paekakariki

Make 'em Laugh!!
Enhance your presentations and performances with stand-up comedy skills. This introduction to comedy theory and performance skills will enhance your presentations whatever your craft. Learn how to use comedy to enliven and energise your work - oh yeah, and be funny too!

Laughter and learning for you.

$80 waged,
$60 unwaged,
group rates available

Introduction to circus theatre performance skills - free workshop for women

Judith's image about Women's Circus Aotearoa in action
Judith's image about Women's Circus Aotearoa in action

Women’s Circus Aotearoa is running a free workshop for women who are keen to try devising circus theatre pieces for performance, but don’t know where to start.

It’s your opportunity to explore taking that step into a performance space and experiment with devising circus theatre pieces – a chance to have fun and try some new things in a supportive environment.

July 31, 10.00 - 2.00pm at Newtown Community Centre

  • No experience necessary.
  • Bring your lunch, loose clothing – and curiosity!

Can theatre critics ever be objective?

At one Gathering, we talked about what being a critic is all about. I thought about this again reading The Guardian's blog post Can theatre critics ever be objective? by Natasha Tripney. Towards the end she says:

7 Stars of Matariki, performances and storytelling workshops 1-9 July, Petone

Judith's image about Caroline, storyteller and workshop presenter
Judith's image about Judith, storyteller and workshop presenter

Come along to performances of storytelling, poetry, play reading, star tales and song - and Te Haerenga, a journey of identity. Or attend a storytelling workshop to enhance your performance and sustain you as a storyteller, whether you are new to the craft or an experienced teller.

All events are at The Box theatre, 47 Buick St, Petone

Full details in the Panui on Baggage Arts’ website http://www.bact.org.nz/Panui.680.0.html

Storytelling workshops Saturday 2 July
Led by two experienced storytellers, Caroline E. Waltz (on left) and Judith Jones (on right).

Payroll giving an option to support Magdalena Aotearoa

Payroll giving means you can make regular donations from your pay to non-profit 'donee' organisations and receive immediate tax benefit. Tax credits for payroll donations are calculated at 33.33 cents for each dollar donated which is deducted from your PAYE.

Magdalena Aotearoa Trust has Inland Revenue-approved donee status. So if your employer has taken up this option, you might like to think about making a regular donation to the trust in this way.

A digital snapshot for our future... New Zealand web harvest

The National Library of New Zealand is conducting a national web harvest between 12 and 25 May. They'll
harvest every domain in the .nz country code, and some others from .com, .net and .org. If your site is outside .nz, you can apply to have your site harvested too. Read on to find out about the harvest, an awesome resource for the future...

The National Library exists to preserve New Zealand's social and cultural history, whether in the form of books, newspapers and photographs, or of websites, blogs and videos.

A Celebration Festival of Magdalena 1986 - 2011 - in Wales, August 2011

Those of you at the networking meeting will have heard Helen talk about this festival. The very first festival was in Cardiff and it is natural that a celebration of this coming of age again be hosted in Wales.

The Festival will be in two parts:

12th – 14th August 2011 in Aberystwyth University. This will be a conference and a chance to evaluate the legacy of the Magdalena.

15th-21st August 2011 will be a Festival of new work in Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff – the birthplace of the Project. There will be space given to all generations; both established and emerging women artists.

The Open Page - a journal of women's thoughts, questions and visions for theatre

The latest issue 'Theatre - Women - Letters' is available through Magdalena Aotearoa.

‘Letters are personal and secret forms of communication, characteristics which enable us to hear the voices of some seemingly silent women on the past and present. The design of individual letters and of different alphabets, seen as paintings or graphic design, emerge in this issue as action, inspiration, sound, awareness, availability and rhythm to emphasise the individuality, age, tradition and cultural
circumstances of each author.’ Julia Varley

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