The Art of Darning

Nairn Street Preservation Society presents: The Art of Darning

Learn the art of darning! Join Bernadette Casey, Creative Director of the Formary, for a cosy winter darning session at Nairn Street Cottage.

Equipment provided, just bring a woollen item to practice your darning.

NAIRN ST COTTAGE / SAT 16 JUNE 10:30AM / $15 / BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Sci-Fi Sundays: Back to the Future

Sci-Fi Sundays: Back to the Future

Go back in time with this family favourite!  It’s the ‘80s classic directed by Robert Zemeckis (Contact, Forrest Gump) and stars Michael J Fox who plays Marty McFly – a 17-year-old high school student who accidentally gets sent back thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown played by Christopher Lloyd. PG Rating

SPACE PLACE / SUN 29 APR, 6:30PM / $10 CHILD (Under 16) $15 ADULT

Following Chinese Footprints: A Chinese History Walk

Following Chinese Footprints: A Chinese History Walk 

Join Lynette Shum (Oral History Adviser, Alexander Turnbull Library) for a walking tour that traces Chinese histories through central Wellington. Finish with a pot of Chinese tea at the Poon Fah Association.

The rain date for this event is Saturday 28th April – You must be available for both dates.

WELLINGTON MUSEUM / SAT 14 APR 1PM – 3PM / $20 / BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

DIY Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap

Nairn Street Preservation Society presents: DIY Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap

Learn how to make reusable beeswax-coated cotton food wraps in this workshop with Cenna Lloyd of Urban Honey Co. Using beeswax from the Nairn St Cottage beehive, Cenna will demonstrate the process and help participants create their own wrap to take home.

NAIRN ST COTTAGE / SAT 24 MAR, 10AM / $20 /BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

 

Flux Co-Lab 2.0

Flux Co-Lab 2.0 is the second instalment of collaborative drawing at Wellington Museum.

Get your illustration pens out and head to Wellington Museum for the second instalment of Flux Co-Lab! It will be an evening of collaborative drawing and Illustration where you’ll be creating a second piece of collaged art which will adorn the giant tube that stands on Queens Wharf. With TV DiSKO providing rare vinyl sounds as you draw, this should be one cool evening of creativity.

RSVP to reserve your seat at a table of 8 – if you would like to book a whole table, please reserve eight tickets. We cannot guarantee seating layout and availability for table bookings. Includes some materials.

WELLINGTON MUSEUM / THUR 22 MAR, 7PM / ENTRY BY KOHA / CASH BAR AVAILABLE / RSVP ESSENTIAL

Making Scents: Introduction to Perfumery

Nairn Street Preservation Society presents – Making Scents: Introduction to Perfumery

Join Francseco van Eerd, Head Perfumiere of Fragrifert Pafumeur, for an introduction to the subtle art of making scents. Using raw ingredients and extracted oils, Francesco will talk us through the process of creating delicate perfumes, sharing his knowledge of perfume in the Victorian Age, Māori perfumery, and more. You’ll also take away a sample of Fragrifert perfume.

 

Nairn Street Preservation Society presents Good Suds: Soap Making with Hebe Botanicals

Using herbs from the Cottage Garden and other natural ingredients, Sandra & Steve from Hebe Botanicals discuss and demonstrate the full soap-making process, and touch on other processes they use in making their range of natural beauty and health products. Gain the knowledge to make your own soap at home, and take away a sample of beautiful hand-made Hebe Botanicals soap.

Cable Car Hoopla!

Celebrate the 115th Anniversary of Wellington’s beloved Cable Car at Cable Car Hoopla!

Take a wild ride up a decorated Cable Car, then join the party at the top of the tracks with live music, food & drink. Acts include The Nudge, Disasteradio and DJs Oonaverse, Mos locos & Eclectica.
Presented by the Cable Car Museum in collaboration with Wellington Cable Car & Wellington Botanic Garden.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your allocated ticket time as the Cable Car will depart on time. The rain date is Saturday the 4th November, participants must be available for both dates.

Participants will be notified by email after 1pm on Friday the 3rd if the event will be postponed. Updates will also be posted on the Museums Wellington website and on the Facebook event.

 

 

The Penguin & the Sea Monster

Join Anna Bailey and String Bean Puppets for The Penguin & the Sea Monster at Wellington Museum.

Get the kids along to join Anna Bailey and String Bean Puppets as they present a starry eyed story about a little blue penguin who seeks help from the night sky when his friend is captured by a sea monster. The children can get up close to a very cute little blue penguin and learn about these special little birds and the ocean where they live who need protection from rubbish. The show also introduces some constellations Maori recognised in the sky, Te Matau a Maui (fish hook of Maui) and Te Ra o Tainui (a large waka). Best for up to 10 year olds. Bookings Essential. Doors Open at 1pm, show starts at 1.30pm.

The Penguin & the Sea Monster

Join Anna Bailey and String Bean Puppets for The Penguin & the Sea Monster at Wellington Museum.

Get the kids along to join Anna Bailey and String Bean Puppets as they present a starry eyed story about a little blue penguin who seeks help from the night sky when his friend is captured by a sea monster. The children can get up close to a very cute little blue penguin and learn about these special little birds and the ocean where they live who need protection from rubbish. The show also introduces some constellations Maori recognised in the sky, Te Matau a Maui (fish hook of Maui) and Te Ra o Tainui (a large waka). Best for up to 10 year olds. Bookings Essential. Doors Open at 10.30am.