Articles Categorized: Arts

Connection between art and war

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THE 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele will be commemorated with a special guest appearance by Greg Hall, director of the Passchendaele Society at…

Artist echoes great masters

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RENOWNED New Zealand artist Andrew McLeod will be exhibiting a selection of his works at Te Koputu – Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre – later…

Thrilling stanza in poet’s life

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RONNA Grace Funtelar is thrilled and surprised after winning the Whakatane heat of the Slam Poetry competition. Funtelar’s poem, My Mother’s Daughter, stole the show…

Gypsy Fair comes to Ohope

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THE “original” Gypsy Fair began its 2017-18 season with a fair at Maraetotara Reserve in Ohope last weekend. Beacon photographer Louis Klaassen was on hand…

Creativity with happy music

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ACCORDING to a study carried out in the Netherlands recently, listening to happy music can help you think more creatively. Sam Ferguson, an established figure…

Commemorating Passchendaele

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MORE than a hundred guests gathered at Te Koputu, Whakatane’s library and exhibition centre on Saturday afternoon for the opening of Commemorating Passchendaele – Home…

Gypsy Fair comes to town

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THE “original” Gypsy Fair will be holding its first fair of the 2017-18 season at Maraetotara Reserve this weekend. As in the past, an interesting…