Archive for June, 2009

25/06/09

Nominations have opened for four positions on VUWSA’s Executive left vacant by a scurry of resignations last trimester. The positions of Vice-President (Administration), Activities Officer, Women’s Rights Officer and Environmental Officer are all up for grabs in a special by-election. Nomination forms can be picked up from VUWSA’s Kelburn Campus office on the bottom floor [...]

22/06/09

The Clean House is very much a play of two halves. It’s far from surprising to discover that Sarah Ruhl wrote the first half, the first act, as a separate entity before adding on the second half. The massive shift in tone and meaning between the two acts of the play – the first being [...]

22/06/09

It feels rather bad form to begin with a spoiler, even if it is, in the scale of things, quite a mild one. But there is one thing I need to get off my chest about The Raft before I can begin praising it. So, if you plan on seeing The Raft, which you should, [...]

19/06/09

The great thing about Fly My Pretties is that you don’t go to their concerts just to listen to them play songs you’ve already heard. Sure, it’s nice to see artists up close and personal performing songs you love, but there’s something special about the kind of concert the Pretties specialise in. Theirs is the [...]

17/06/09

I ’m not sure what was more saturated. My scarf or Deerhunter’s instruments. The band’s guitars, as well as Bradford Cox’s vocals, were wet, but only metaphorically, soaked as they were by the delay that flowed from their effects pedals. Sadly, the liquid that had contaminated my scarf wasn’t quite so figurative. It was cask [...]

16/06/09

There is a lot to love about the Black Friars’ production of Shakespeare’s ode to jealousy. The stage action, the stage combat that is to say, is easily amongst the best I’ve ever seen. The whole production had an energy and pace that couldn’t do anything but entrance this audience member. Share on Facebook+1 on [...]

16/06/09

VUWSA women’s rights officer (WRO) Kassie Hartendorp has resigned from the executive, citing president Freemantle as one of the main reasons. Hartendorp said that “under the leadership of Jasmine Freemantle, VUWSA has become an organisation that hinders my efforts to attain [my] goals due to the current working environment. “I do not believe that Jasmine [...]

16/06/09

The Blackening by Paul Rothwell BATS Theatre, 7pm, 10-27 June 2009 Paul Rothwell’s The Blackening, opened at BATS last week in a superb production, directed by Paul McLaughlin. Entering the theatre we wandered into an ominous, slightly surreal orchard. Each aspect of design is blended in such harmony, that it was only when I turned [...]

15/06/09

There are some good things to do during exams. And there are some bad things to do during exams. Some good things are to study. Studying is pretty helpful. When you read books you absorb the knowledge they contain. This knowledge can later be utilised when answering a question in an exam. Especially if you [...]