Jeremy Baker

Fun party. CubaDupa Festival & Wellington Pride. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤎💖

Four new sets of playing cards

Witi Ihimaera appearing as Tama-nui-te-rā in Taki Rua’s the world premier performance of “Navigating the Stars”, Soundshell, Botanical Gardens, Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

Nunuku's cave petroglpyphs

Our first visit on 6 February was to Te Ana a Nunuku (Nunuku’s cave) and the petroglyphs (rock carvings) that can be found there, carved in bas relief over the top of an ancient cave mouth.

Our excellent guide Deborah Goomes indicated that tradition connects Nunuku’s cave with Nunuku-whenua, the Moriori chief who established ‘Nunuku’s Law’ which forbade war, cannibalism and murder.

The petroglyphs depict seals, birds, faces and other elements of Moriori culture and tradition.

nunuku's petroglypthsnunuku's petroglyphsDebbie and the crew

“Seasons Change” Glass mounted on recycled wooden framed windows. Lisa Walsh, Waverley, Taranaki, Aotearoa NZ. #art #glass #installed #windows #walls #seasons #change #taranaki #roberthannahcentre #evast #wellingtonnz #aotearoanz

I bought some art …

Two pieces titled “Seasons Change”, by Lisa Walsh, an artist based in Waverley, South Taranaki. Fired glass, mounted on old glass windows.

 

4 random beautiful books from the Library. #beautifulbooks #buylocal #buylocalnz @vicbks @unitybookswgtn @goodbookshopnz #saynotoamazon

Sun dappled #sun #dappled #apartment #evast

So moody, so good. Thanks Jack, amazing show.

What if Instead of Calling People Out, We Called Them In?

nytimes.com

Calling out assumes the worst. Calling in involves conversation, compassion and context. It doesn’t mean a person should ignore harm, slight or damage, but nor should she, he or they exaggerate it.

"Now is the winter of our discontent

Made glorious summer by this sun of York;

And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house

In the deep bosom of the ocean buried."

#mbnov

I have a level of dependence on the new word for Microblogvember being posted before I go to sleep, but sometimes I miss it! Oh well :) #mbnov

Landscape and Memory" by Simon Schama made a huge impression on me when it first came out in 1995. It still resonates today. A masterwork of history and sociology. #mbnov

LibraryThing Catalog Entry

Dinner and a movie with my father, who would barely consider himself elderly #mbnov

Farewell Alex Trebek - all round great entertainer and Canadian 🇨🇦 - who hosted many shows before he became the Jeopardy! icon.

Bad Diaries, Verb Wellington, LitCrawl - truly wonderful#litcrawl #verbwellington #wellington #wellingtonnz #aotearoa #literature #poetry

NZ Parliamentary Library

Went to see “Baby Done” at the fabulous Lighthouse Cuba Cinema last night:

One of the most remarkable things about Baby Done, other than Rose Matafeo’s glorious performance, is that Zoe’s edges aren’t sanded down at all. She’s unashamedly ambitious and stubborn; she suffers no bullshit. She’s the kind of character you can imagine making producers nervous, the kind of person you’d either warm to at a party or walk away from immediately.

She’s totally someone I’d warm to - and the movie is amazing.

How Sophie Henderson got Baby Done done | The Spinoff

Beta version of the new Digital Bodleian is now online:

digital2.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Exciting!

Francis Hodgkins Exhibition - Adam Art Gallery - until 13 December 2020

NZ Bookshop Day - on Election Day!

A new book 📚 for the new library 📚 from a new bookshop 📚 #library #books #wellingtonnz #bookshop #nzbooks #nzbookshopday2020 @goodbookshopnz

"The Madman's Library" - The strangest books, manuscripts and other literary curiosities from history (Edward Brooke-Hitching, 2020)

LibraryThing Entry

New library layout 📚

The reading room takes shape… #renovations #kitchen #update #upgrade #warehouseapartment #openplan #design #evastreet #hannahslaneway #wellingtonnz

Above & Beyond Group Therapy 400 - Live from London

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