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Comedy Hour with Tom Sainsbury (SOLD OUT)
From Gingerbread the Cat to his impersonations of politician Paula Bennett, comedian Tom Sainsbury’s cast of characters has catapulted him to social media stardom.
Join us and celebrate the release of his new book ‘New Zealanders: A Field Guide’ with a taste of his stand-up routine and some Friday night laughs.
6pm–7.30pm Friday 20th November
Hedley’s Books, 150 Queen St, Masterton
Tickets $15 (includes your first drink)
Spirit of the 60s: The Photography of Michael Cooper
The 1960s was a decade of incredible upheaval and creativity. London was the epicentre of all this and photographer Michael Cooper was there with his camera to capture it. From iconic album covers to personal moments, this exhibition celebrates 30 years of Blinds & Shutters, the limited edition book in which many of the images were published for the first time.
13th September–22nd November
Aratoi Museum of Art & History, 12 Bruce St, Masterton
Entry by donation every day 10am–4pm except Mondays
Kiwi Christmas Books
We’re proud to be supporting Kiwi Christmas Books as a donation point this year. The organisation collects brand new books for children of all ages to gift to Kiwi kids doing it tough at Christmas – those young people using the services of the City Missions, the Women’s Refuges, and other great charities around the country.
If you would like to support this amazing cause you can drop new books into our Masterton store or buy them online and select ‘Add to the Kiwi Christmas Kids donation box’ from the shipping options at check out.
Donations close 15th December when they will be collected by the Masterton Women’s Refuge.
Hedley’s Books X Karen Walker
Always prone to lingering too long in bookstores each Christmas Karen Walker embraces her inner book geek. Collaborating with David Hedley, together they curate a “library” of must-reads. Started in 2017 to celebrate our 110th anniversary, a shared love of books has sparked an on-going collaboration and friendship.
Pour over the new collection from November in-store at Karen Walker.
Yarns in Barns: Wairarapa Festival of Reading
A two-week celebration of stories and the joy of printed books. Running every two years, Yarns in Barns features author talks on subjects from farming to fiction, art to cooking with workshops, and the odd food truck too.
With each event hosted in a unique venue from Mt Bruce to Martinborough, it is also a celebration of our region’s diverse community – vineyards, woolsheds, libraries, a bookstore, a national wildlife centre, and of course a barn!