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New Zealand at Kings Place - New Worlds: New Perspectives




Date: 26 March 2012, 19:00

New Zealand’s brightest talents are showcased at Kings Place in March 2012 as musicians, composers and writers explore themes of migration across oceans, centuries and cultural boundaries in this series of concerts and talks curated by the New Zealand String Quartet.

The series opens with a spoken word event with three generations of New Zealand poets: Fleur Adcock, Bill Manhire and Tusiata Avia.

New Worlds: New Perspectives reports on New Zealand’s changing understanding of its global position and relationships over the past half century. 

Reading and discussing their work are Fleur Adcock, based for much of her life in London and winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry; Wellingtonian Bill Manhire, one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed poets and teachers of creative writing and winner of the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement; and Tusiata Avia, an exciting young performance poet of Samoan heritage who will present poems from her solo show Wild Dogs Under My Skirt, work which draws on a Samoan oral tradition and on Tusiata’s own New Zealand urban background.

Contact Information

phone: 020 7520 1490
website: www.kingsplace.co.uk

venue: Kings Place, London
Kings Place, 90 York Way
N1 9AG



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