Wednesday, February 1, 2012

'The House that Jack Built' Launch

Festival of the Elements & Gecko Press
are pleased to invite you to the
 Waitangi Day launch for Gavin Bishop's
'The House that Jack Built' in English and Te Reo Maori

Gecko Press is pleased to launch a new edition of The House that Jack Built by Gavin Bishop, and the first Te Reo Maori edition - Koinei te Whare na Haki i Hanga - as part of Porirua's popular, multi-cultural Waitangi Day event, The Festival of the Elements.

WHEN: 11am till after 7pm, Monday 6 February 2012

For adults
WHEN: 2.35pm (duration: 45 minutes)
WHERE: Helen Smith Community Meeting Room at Pataka Museum
WHAT: Author/illustrator Gavin Bishop and translator Piripi Walker will discuss The Story of the House that Jack Built: Art and Translation.

For children
WHEN: All day
WHERE: NZ Community Trust Stadium
WHAT: Help build a giant 'House that Jack Built' sculpture using natural materials, with artist Michelle Whale.

For the whole family
WHEN: Every hour from 11.30am to 4.30pm
WHERE: The storytelling gazebo at NZ Community Trust Stadium (Te Rauparaha Arena)
WHAT: Listen to the book being read in English (by Gavin Bishop) and Te Reo Maori (by Moira Wairama)
The Festival of the Elements is a fantastic event for children and families, with 30,000 people expected and lots of food, fun and entertainment all day. 

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