Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival 2021
Pukarau :: Many Stories
We are beyond excited to be bringing to you some local wonders of the literary arts this year at and around the HB Williams Memorial Library.
Pukarau Many Stories is a community activation contribution to Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival.
Oodles of creative talent, fun activities and wonderful stories old and new define our region.
Taniwha - Hīkoi Kōrero :: StoryWalk®
Written and illustrated by Robyn Kahukiwa. Te Ko te huri ki te reo Maori na Keri Kaa
DURATION OF FESTIVAL
A little boy has made friends with the taniwha in his river, but no-one believes him. The taniwha takes him on a journey through time and myth.
Take a stroll with him and discover the classic story ‘Taniwha’ alongside Taruheru river.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E! :: Writing Maori history in the 21st Century
Friday 8th October 5:30PM
Dr Monty Soutar discusses the motivation that led to his books on Maori in the two World Wars and his latest challenge – to write a novel series about Aotearoa New Zealand’s history through the eyes of nine successive generations of a Maori family.
Kia Waiata Tātau :: Sing with us
Tuesday 12 October 9am
Join the library team and Gisborne District Council’s Ngā Manu Tīoriori for a session of waiata. Nau mai, haere mai. All Welcome.
Tipuna Stories :: Te Runanga o Turanganui a Kiwa
Tuesday 12 October 10.30am
Thursday 14 October 10.30am
Welcome to our workshop – we will share local Iwi Kōrero and one of our Tipuna Stories with you. These are fun and interactive sessions of Kōrero, Stories, Google Earth Maps & Kahoot Quiz
Te Tae Marama :: Colour and Light
Saturday 9th 10:30AM
Monday 11th 10:30AM
Wednesday 13th 10:30AM
Friday 15th 10:30AM
Join us for a conversational journey through time reflecting on the past present and future that is represented in the stained glass window that has been a feature of the HB Williams Memorial library since 1993.
Kōrero Whaiaro :: Reflective Stories
Tuesday 12 October 2PM
Thursday 14 October 2PM
Saturday 16th 10AM
Creative response workshop series sourcing inspiration from our experiences during TTAF and the connections we make within our community during this time.
Nau mai, haere mai. All Welcome.