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a gREAT rAW (a theatrical debate)

Monday 27th June 2022

(One of the 70+ events being held during Tuku 22 Whakatu Heritage Months.)

Inspired by the true story of kiwi hero and conscientious objector Archibald Baxter (father of poet James K Baxter) during World War 1, this theatrical debate discusses war; the winners (the gun sellers) and the losers (all of us!). Mixing music with masks, while weaving in song and satire, the painful stories of a century ago still echo into our present day. LEST WE FORGET, LEST WE REMEMBER.

PLUS: Well-known local poet Mark Raffills will perform his famous rendition of Mark Twain’s timeless poem 'The War Prayer'.

Arts For Peace: Half of the profits will go to humanitarian peace organisations in Ukraine and Iraq.

Runs at Green, Orange or Red. My Vaccine Passes not required. Masks to be worn.

To view the full Tuku 22 programme, go to the It’s On home page and click on the Tuku22 logo.



June 27




Nelson & suburbs


East Street Cafe
8 Church Street, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

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