The Residents: Made in Wellington Public Book Launch

We are at capacity and the guest list is now full. 6th of Nov.

What does the founder of Weta Workshop, a professor of law and an outrageous drag king have in common? They are all Wellington made.

Wellington Museum invites you to celebrate local heroes at the launch of Lucy Revill’s The Residents: Made in Wellington.

Five years in the making, the book shares inspiring stories from 38 Wellingtonians and how they were shaped by our vibrant capital city. Each chapter offers rare vulnerability, a behind-the-scenes look at how they live and work in food, fashion, arts, small business and more. Featuring Fat Freddy’s Drop’s Chris ‘Mu’ Faiumu, twentyseven names’ Anjali Burnett and Rachel Easting, Eboni Waitere of Huia Publishers, Sophie Kasoylides of The Greek Food Truck, Vijay Parbhu of Dixon Street Shoe Repairs, and Monique Fiso of Hiakai, amongst many others, the collection boasts an incredible variety of homegrown talent.

The launch includes a panel discussion The Residents: the many chapters of our lives. Wellington Museum’s Anton Carter and three featured residents explore: coming to be in Wellington; life around Covid; and dual careers and creative moonlighting.

Wellington Museum collects Wellington stories. Join us for an evening of celebrating the people that make Wellington so, well… Wellington!

About the author:

Lucy Revill, a born and bred Wellingtonian, has been writing since she was eight years old. Since 2015, she has written one of New Zealand’s most popular lifestyle blogs, The Residents, and in 2017 she received an Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Award. She has also written for The Spinoff, Sunday Star-Times and Urbis. The Residents: Made in Wellington is her first book. She lives in Mount Victoria with her husband, Matt.

6pm – 8pm, Friday the 6th of November | Wellington Museum | We are at capacity and the guest list is now full