This week at Holly Kai Park sees an expansion to our programme of events, thanks to the arrival of Seanchai Library, who commence the first of their through-the-week series of presentations from their new home at the park.
We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Seanchai Library to Holly Kai Park, and they’ll be presenting a weekly series of readings of books, poems, stories, and more every Sunday through Thursday, as well and running special celebratory and other events at their new location at the park, around the park grounds, out on the waters around the park – and even up in the air!
To mark Seanchai Library’s arrival, we’ll starting a new regular blog post This Week at Holly Kai Park to help keep folk up-to-date on what’s going on at the park. This will include a summary of all Seanchai Library session, information on a weekly music events and updates on anything else happening in the park.
In honour of Seanchai’s arrival, this first edition of This Week at Holly Kai Park offers an extended look at the Seanchai sessions, all of which are presented live in Voice.
Seanchai Library’s featured charity for May through July is Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, raising awareness of childhood cancer causes and funds for research into new treatments and cures.
Sunday, June 25th, 1:30pm Tales of Ships, The Sea and Other Wetness
The Seanchai Staff presents an opening celebration of stories and poetry to christen their new Second Life home at Holly Kai Park. (90 minutes).
Monday, June 26th 700pm: The Book of Skulls
Gyro Muggins continues Robert Silverberg’s novel.
Four friends, college room-mates, go on a spring break trip to Arizona: Eli, the scholar, who found and translated the book; Timothy, scion of an American dynasty, born and bred to lead; Ned, poet and cynic; and Oliver, the brilliant farm boy obsessed with death.
Somewhere in the desert lies the House of Skulls, where a mystic brotherhood guards the secret of eternal life. There, the four aspirants will present themselves–and a horrific price will be demanded.
For immortality requires sacrifice. Two victims to balance two survivors. One by suicide, one by murder.
Now, beneath the gaze of grinning skulls, the terror begins. . . .
Tuesday, June 27th 7:00pm: The Ordinary Princess
Faerie Maven-Pralou continues MM Kaye’s 2002 novel.
In true fairytale style, the seventh princess is blessed with gifts by a host of fairies, but as her father fears, it goes wrong and one slightly bitter fairy ‘blesses’ her with ordinariness.
So no golden curls, stunning beauty and sublime grace for Princess Amethyst Alexandra Augusta Araminta Adelaide Aurelia Anne. Her dark hair and freckles make Amy (no ordinary princess can be called anything else) stop every suitor from pursuing her. She decides to run away and make her own life, away from boring princes and a confined life.
A life in the forest is bliss, but eventually Amy realises she will need some money, and must find work. So it is that she becomes the fourteenth assistant kitchen maid at a neighbouring palace. And there – much to everyone’s surprise – she meets a prince just as ordinary (and special) as she is!
Wednesday, June 28th
4:00pm: G Winz at Caitinara Bar
Time to get over the mid-week hump with music, dancing and conversation down in Caitinara Bar, where DJ G Winz will be playing the tunes and Caitlyn and Inara will be greeting friends and newcomers to the mid-week gathering.
7:00pm: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Caledonia Skytower continues Kelly Barnhill’s 2017 Newbery Medal winner.
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian.
Xan rescues the abandoned children and deliver them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.
One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this enmagicked girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own.
To keep young Luna safe from her own unwieldy power, Xan locks her magic deep inside her. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule–but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her–even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she’s always known.
Thursday, June 29th
7:00pm: Moby Dick (Part 1)
Shandon Loring Reads Herman Melville’s classic. Also presented in Kitely (hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528).
9:00pm: Seanchai Late Night
Contemporary science fiction with Finn Zeddmore.
Friday, June 30th 4:00pm: Smooth Fridays with DJ Joy
Get your weekend of to a good start in the company of DJ Joy Canadeo, the Joyriders, and 2 hours of music, fun and conversation at Caitinara Bar!
Art at the Park
The July Art at the Park exhibition continues throughout the week, featuring the art of:
- Melusina Parkin – 2D Art
- Graham Collinson – 2D art
- Dulcis Taurog – 2D and 3D art
- Fingers Scintilla – 2D art
- Panteleimon Aeon – 2D art