Ghost Typography Walk

Join our award-winning Graphic Designer Sarah Maxey on a walk around the waterfront and Cuba quarter, exploring layers of Wellington’s typographic history.

Lost Histories Walk

Discover Wellington’s lost history with our Lost Histories Walk.

Uncover layers of Wellington history with historian Gabor Toth on this walking tour of lesser-known historic sites in the inner city.  Discover sites & stories which have disappeared from the streetscape and become lost or forgotten in the mists of time. Presented in association with Wellington Public Library.
Each participant will also receive a small booklet of historic photographs from Wellington Public Library’s Recollect database, around which the walk is based.

Wellington Cable Car 101: Seniors Week Special

Take the Wellington Cable Car 101: Seniors Week special at the Cable Car Museum.

Come along and be guided through the Cable Car Museum by members of the curatorial team and Cable Car Engineer Gavin Macintyre who can answer all of those tricky technical questions. The cable car has been an iconic wellington transport system for 115 years, and the museum contains its fascinating history along with the history of early Wellington. We’ll finish with a cup of tea and hear your stories about this Wellington treasure.


A Short History of Choro

Choro is an old style of Brazilian Jazz music that was born on the streets of Rio De Janiero in the 19th Century, which later gave birth to the more popular samba.

The Wellington samba group Clube do Choro have brought this style of traditional Brazilian music to a New Zealand audience. They will give a musical performance as well as a social and personal history of choro at the Wellington Museum.

With the Clube do Choro members playing and performing, it will be an entertaining and informative afternoon full of Brazilian sounds, ryhthm and music. You’ll learn about the father of samba and the grandfather of bossa nova, discover how choro evolved and developed structurally and harmonically, and find out about the social context behind the music.

Clube do Choro is: Felicien Houet on guitar; Taciano Milfont and Bryan Serrato Aragon on percussion; Aiko Sato on trombone; Topher on trumpet; Bryn van Vliet on flute and clarinet; and Fabiola Haru on vocals.

This performance is part of the Wellington Jazz Festival.