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Wednesday 26 November


Free entry

Migrating to New Zealand – what do we bring with us and what do we leave behind?

Join Pushpa Wood in a discussion focusing on the hard decisions when migrating to a new country.

This talk will explore some of the dilemmas when migrating to another country; opportunities and challenges such a move presents, what some of the deciding factors are, and the occupations, employment conditions and impact of migrating workers.

Located at the National Library of New Zealand

In partnership with Labour History Project and National Library of New Zealand.

Thursday 27 November

12pm - 2pm

Free entry and under the sails

Celebrate our 15th Birthday

Please join us under the sails on Thursday 27 November between 12pm-2pm for a birthday party. Party festivities will include music, give-aways and cupcakes supplied by the Sweet Bakery & Cakery.

On 27 November 1999 - after extensive restoration, conservation and development - the Maritime Museum re-opened with a new name and a new purpose. It became the Museum of Wellington City & Sea with a mission to preserve, present and promote Wellington’s social, cultural and maritime heritage. Wellingtonians now had a place that celebrated their history.

Sunday 30 November, 2.30pm

Entry by koha

Cantoris Choir

Absorb some choral music of the Romantic Era, in an inspirational setting. Delightful folk song settings by Brahms set the scene. In reflective mood we then drift through his exquisite Evening Serenade and profound Spiritual Song. The well known Cantique of Fauré, imbued with his inimitable French accent, continues the meditative mood.

Beethoven’s short masterpiece “A Calm Sea and a Prosperous Voyage” reminds us where we are, steering us slowly then vigorously to sea. Gentler waters then sway us with both well-known and less familiar Barcarolles, leading triumphantly to Rossini’s charming almost “operatic” scene – The Gondoliere is King!

Further delights in this varied programme include Beethoven’s humourous tribute to his contemporary who invented the metronome - in strict canon of course - and Rossini’s wicked Duet for Two Cats.

Cantoris is directed by Bruce Cash and accompanied by Thomas Nikora

Saturday 6 December - Wednesday 17 December

12 Days of Christmas

Museums Wellington brings you Twelve Days of Christmas this December in support of Women's Refuge and Te Whare Rokiroki. Over 12 days, you'll find a range of festive events at Carter Observatory, Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Colonial Cottage Museum and the Cable Car Museum.

From Christmas crafts to karaoke and Christmas tales to live music, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Entry to all events is by koha and all proceeds go toward the Women's Refuge and Te Whare Rokiroki. We look forward to celebrating Christmas with you. READ MORE