community events

Celebrating Slam Poetry: A Workshop With Harry Baker (UK)

When it was suggested that I represent Splice at Harry Baker’s poetry workshop, the machine gun of doubt immediately fired a volley of shots in my head.  Would everyone attending be up and coming poets and I the only beginner? Would I be expected to actually write poetry? Would I have to read it OUT LOUD TO A GROUP OF STRANGERS?!

The Koha Shed, Auckland City Centre

The building of community and the strands that come together to create strength, often come from the building of relationships that connect across the neighbourhood.

Last week I met with Brady the owner of Active Building Management, a community-minded fellow giving his time to discuss the pivotal role of building manager for residents in the city centre neighbourhood.  During that conversation the Koha Shed on Gundry Street (just off K Road) came up...