World War One – The Home Front
Various Times Wednesday 25 to Sunday 28 October
The events includes festivities of songs, drama, show and tell of historic memorabilia, picnic lunch, games for children, NZ World War songs, and a chance to have a go at traditional spinning and hand knitting.
First World War poetry readings – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Wednesday 24 & Friday 26 October
Come join us at The Halfway House, together we will read, reflect and enjoy poetry from the First World War.
Bring your favourite poem to read aloud or enjoy some of our favourites including Katherine Mansfield’s ode “To L. H. B. (1894-1915 )”.
Spinners and Knitters- 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Saturday 27 October.
Traditional spinning and hand knitting by women of the Onslow Fibrecraft Guild and Tawa Fibrecrafts. Honouring the women and school children who knitted scarves and socks for the troops at war. Have a go at spinning and/or knitting. Handcrafts for sale. Free entry. Cup of tea and Anzac biscuit available (koha/donation to cover costs).
A Peace Celebration – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Sunday 28th October.
Stories, song and drama about life on the home front during the War. Free entry. Old style children’s games. First World War sing-along; “Show and tell” your WWI memorabilia; Heritage Gardeners plant stall. Twigland Gardeners World – pot up an heirloom tomato. Historic house tours (koha/donation entry). Food and drinks of the WWI era available to purchase.
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