Tuesday, 28 November 2006

full head

My head is very full. Full of Fringe stuff that is. A play in the back seat of a ford estate, VJ's, printing budgets and all kinds of crazy ideas are mixed up with strong coffee and the rest of my life. At least I haven't got time to do crap things like shopping and cleaning. However out of the maelstrom a schedule of events is coming together and I might even get it all to the printers on time. For now I am very excited about everything and will fill this space in with all the definates soon. So many people are so enthusiastic from Earl and Robyn in the cafe to Rozel from the Community Board and from James at Bats to Rita at Kapiti Coast District Council who all said 'What a great idea'. Only one person (whom I shall not mention) has been negative so far. Thank goodness Debbie is around to make sense of all my scribbled notes and keep things on track. Vanessa is doing great things drumming up advertisers and maybe even a big sponsor (cross our fingers) which will make things a lot easier. Loads of exciting artists, performers, writers, musicians and others are getting invoved. Plans for a 'Launch Party' are coming together. Pony vs Raven are going to let the whole event spill out of thier shop and provide a venue for three lady VJ's to light up the evening. From 4pm there will be tasters of some of the events and performances to come and other things to entertain: extracts from the 'Conversations with Girls in Cars', songs from Holly Ewens, Rythms from Marbeth, spoken word performances from a Melbourne trio, street theatre, stalls, horse vaulters and good food and drinks. I can't wait.

Holly comes on board

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It looks like Holly Ewens songstress and actress extraordinaire will be taking part in the Paekakariki Fringe. She will give us a taste of rich, poetic lyrics and velvety voice at the launch party and then later on in the festival we will see her music set in a new play that she has written.

Wednesday, 22 November 2006

New Website

We've not even broken cover with the first web site and we are already on our second! The new web site is shaping up at http://paekakariki.fringe.googlepages.com The first web site was hosted for free by microsoft's office live but it quickly proved not up to the task. The google pages are still free and allow us to include a richer experience.
Now we just have to get everything we want to say onto it. WATCH THIS SPACE!