The week at Holly Kai Park: August 13th – August 19th 2017

Seanchai Library at Holly Kai Park

Here’s all that is going on at Holly Kai Park between Sunday, July 16th and Sunday, July 23rd.

Sunday, August 13th

1:30pm: Tea-Time at Baker Street

Tea-time at Baker Street continues with reading from The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, the final set of twelve Sherlock Holmes short stories first published in the Strand Magazine between October 1921 and April 1927.

This week:  The Adventure of the Three Garridebs.

Seanchai Library.

18:00: Magicland Storytime: The Black Cauldron

Join Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park.

Monday, August 14th 7:00pm: More Than Human

reads Theodore Sturgeon’s 1953 novel about six extraordinary humans who might be the next step in our evolution – or our destruction.

Seanchai Library.

Tuesday, August 15th 7:00pm: One Summer, America 1927

Kayden Oconnell reads Bill Bryson’s look back at one of the seminal periods in America’s 20th century history.

Wednesday, August 16th

4:00pm: Wednesdays with G Winz

Gerrard Winstanley is back from the world music festival and time in the physical world, bringing us another 90-minute mix of music from around the world and through the decades.

7:00pm: Secrets of the Divine Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Caledonia Skytower reads Rebecca Wells’ 2014 tale. Also presented in Kitely (hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528).

Seanchai Library.

Thursday, August 17th 7:00pm: A book of Days

Caledonia previews her newest WIP – a collection of art inspired micro-fiction and poetry written for both physical and virtual art exhibitions. Also presented in Kitely (hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528).

Seanchai Library.

Friday, July 18th 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!

Caitinara Bar.

All Month: Art at the Park August Exhibition

Featuring art by Diamond Marchant, Cecilia and Jes Mode, Fuyuko Amano and Dido Haas.

August Art at the Park

Art at the Park.

The week at Holly Kai Park: August 6th – 11th 2017

August Art at the Park

Here’s all that is going on at Holly Kai Park between Sunday, July 16th and Sunday, July 23rd.

Sunday, August 6th 1:30pm: Tea-Time at Baker Street

Tea-time at Baker Street continues with reading from The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, the final set of twelve Sherlock Holmes short stories first published in the Strand Magazine between October 1921 and April 1927.

This week: The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire.

Seanchai Library.

Monday, August 7th  7:00pm: More Than Human

Gyro Muggins reads Theodore Sturgeon’s 1953 novel about six extraordinary humans who might be the next step in our evolution – or our destruction.

Seanchai Library.

Tuesday, August 8th 7:00pm: Keep It Brief

With R. Crap Mariner.

Seanchai Library.

Wednesday, August 9th

4:00pm: Wednesdays with G Winz

Gerrard Winstanley is back from the world music festival and time in the physical world, bringing us another 90-minute mix of music from around the world and through the decades.

Caitinara Bar.

7:00pm: Secrets of the Divine Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Caledonia Skytower reads Rebecca Wells’ 2014 tale. Also presented in Kitely (hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528).

Seanchai Library.

Thursday, August 10th 7:00pm: TBA

Check the Seanchai Library blog for updates.

Seanchai Library.

Friday, August 11th 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!

Caitinara Bar.

Throughout the Month

Art at the Park August exhibition, featuring the work of Diamond Marchant, Jes Mode, Cecilia Nansen Mode, Wintergeist and Dido Haas.

Art at the Park.

 

The week at Holly Kai Park: July 31st – August 5th 2017

Seanchai Library at Holly Kai Park

Here’s all that is going on at Holly Kai Park between Sunday, July 16th and Sunday, July 23rd.

Sunday, July 30th 1:30pm: Tea-Time at Baker Street

Tea-time at Baker Street continues with reading from The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, the final set of twelve Sherlock Holmes short stories first published in the Strand Magazine between October 1921 and April 1927.

This week: The Adventure of the Three Gables.

Seanchai Library.

Monday, July 31st 7:00pm: A Boy Ten Feet Tall

Gyro Muggins continues W.H Canaway’s 1961 adventure about a white orphan boy who sets out on foot from Egypt to reach his aunt in Durban, South Africa.

Seanchai Library.

Tuesday, August 1st 7:00pm: What’s Cookin’ in Miss Trolley’s Kitchen

Inspired by Jenni Ferrari-Adler’s Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone, she invites you to bring your favorite guilty pleasure recipes to share.

Wednesday, August 2nd 7:00pm: Secrets of the Divine Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Caledonia Skytower reads Rebecca Wells’ 2014 tale. Also presented in Kitely (hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528).

Seanchai Library.

Thursday, August 3rd 7:00pm: Brea’s Tale from The World of Feyland (Part 2)

With Shandon Loring. Also presented in Kitely (hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528).

Seanchai Library.

Friday, July 7th 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!

Caitinara Bar.

Saturday, August 5th 2:00pm: Art at the Park August Exhibition Opening

Join us for the opening of the new exhibition of art by Diamond Marchant, Jes Mode, Cecilia Mode, Fuyuko Amano and Dido Haas.

Art at the Park.

 

The week at Holly Kai Park: July 16th – 23rd 2017

Here’s all that is going on at Holly Kai Park between Sunday, July 16th and Sunday, July 23rd.

Sunday, July 9th

13:30: Tea-Time at Baker Street

Tea-time at Baker Street continues with reading from The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, the final set of twelve Sherlock Holmes short stories first published in the Strand Magazine between October 1921 and April 1927.

This week: The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier.

Seanchai Library.

3:00: Stories at the Park

Join us from 3:00pm for the latest round of 100-word stories and poems inspired by the current round of art exhibitions at Holly Kai Park.

Art at The Park

Monday, July 17th  19:00: A Boy Ten Feet Tall

Gyro Muggins continues W.H Canaway’s 1961 adventure about a white orphan boy who sets out on foot from Egypt to reach his aunt in Durban, South Africa.

Seanchai Library.

Tuesday, July 18th 19:00: In the Words of Stephen Vincent Benet

Short stories with Corwyn Allen, Caledonia Skytower and Kayden Oconnell. This week: The Sobbin’ Women and poetry

Wednesday, July 19th

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.

Caitinara Bar.

7:00pm: The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Caledonia Skytower continues Kelly Barnhill’s 2017 Newbery Medal winner. Also presented in Kitely (hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528).

Seanchai Library.

Thursday, July 20th  7:00pm: Songs of Love and Death

Shandon Loring reads Demon Dancer. Also presented in Kitely (hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528).

Seanchai Library.

Friday, July 7th 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!

Caitinara Bar.

Art at the Park – The Final Week

The July Art at the Park exhibition continues throughout the week, but closes on Sunday, July 23rd. Don’t miss the opportunity to see art by:

  • Melusina Parkin – 2D Art
  • Graham Collinson – 2D art
  • Dulcis Taurog – 2D and 3D art
  • Fingers Scintilla – 2D art
  • Panteleimon Aeon – 2D art

Art at The Park.

Art at the Park

 

The week at Holly Kai Park: July 9th – 16th 2017

Smooth Fridays with Joy Canadeo at Caitinara Bar

Here’s all that is going on at Holly Kai Park between Monday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 8th.

Sunday, July 9th: 13:30: Tea-Time At Baker Street

Tea-time at Baker Street returns with the opening of The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, the final set of twelve Sherlock Holmes short stories first published in the Strand Magazine between October 1921 and April 1927.

This week: The Adventure of the Illustrious Client.

Seanchai Library.

Monday, July 10  19:00: A Boy Ten Feet Tall

Gyro Muggins continues W.H Canaway’s 1961 adventure about a white orphan boy who sets out on foot from Egypt to reach his aunt in Durban, South Africa.

Join Gryo Muggins at  Seanchai Library.

Tuesday, July 11th 19:00: In the Words of Stephen Vincent Benet

Short stories with Corwyn Allen.

Wednesday, July 12th

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.

Caitinara Bar.

7:00pm: The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Caledonia Skytower continues Kelly Barnhill’s 2017 Newbery Medal winner.

 

Seanchai Library.

Thursday, July 13th

19:00: Christmas in July

With Shandon Loring.

21:00: Seanchai Late Night

Caledonia continues the Christmas in July theme with several quirky Christmas tales including The Polar Express and Red Ranger Came Calling.

Seanchai Library.

Friday, July 14th 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!

Caitinara Bar.

Sunday, July 16th 15:00: Stories at the Park

Join us for readings of short stories and poems based on the art currently on display on the Art Hill.

Art at The Park.

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

Art at The Park.

Art at the Park

The week at Holly Kai Park: July 3rd – 8th 2017

Wednesdays with G-Winz at Caitinara Bar

Here’s all that is going on at Holly Kai Park between Monday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 8th.

Monday, July 3rd  19:00: A Boy Ten Feet Tall

Originally published in 1961 under the title Sammy Going South, and then later Find the Boy, W.H. Canaway’s novel is often referred to a “The Huckleberry Finn of Africa.” It became the basis for a 1963 British film Sammy Going South, starring Edward G. Robinson, which was released in the United States as A Boy Ten Feet Tall – hence the revised title for the book.

Born in the Suez region of Egypt, where he is orphaned, Sammy learns he has an aunt living in Durban, South Africa, and is determined to travel south to be with her.

Already distrustful of adults – he was told immunisation shots he was given at a young age would not hurt, when of course they did – Sammy sets out on foot uncertain of how he will complete the journey, but determined that he will. Along the way his distrust of adults is reinforced thanks to encounters with those who seek to profit from him and due to his witnessing the cruelty humans can inflict upon one another.

But also along the way there are those who do seek nothing more than to help him. One of these is a poacher and diamond trader – the kind of person you’d believe only to willing to take advantage of a young boy alone in the world. But it is compassion that rules this man’s heart (played in the film by Edward G. Robinson), and he takes the boy under his wing, helping him to heal from his emotional wounds …

Join Gryo Muggins at  Seanchai Library.

 

Wednesday, July 5th

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.

Caitinara Bar.

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.

Seanchai Library.

Thursday, July 6th  7:00pm: Moby Dick (Part 2)

“Call me Ishmael.” So begins one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history, Herman Melville’s magnificent Moby-Dick or, The Whale.

As Ishmael is drawn into Captain Ahab’s obsessive quest to slay the white whale Moby-Dick, he finds himself engaged in a metaphysical struggle between good and evil. More than just a novel of adventure, more than a paean to whaling lore and legend, this is a haunting social commentary populated by some of the most enduring characters in literature.

The crew of the Pequod, from stern, Quaker First Mate Starbuck, to the tattooed Polynesian harpooner Queequeg, are a vision of the world in microcosm, the pinnacle of Melville’s lifelong meditation on America.

Written with wonderfully redemptive humour, Moby-Dick is a profound, poetic inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception. Join Shandon Loring as he continues reading this magnificent tale.

 

Friday, July 7th 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!

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
  • Panteleimon Aeon – 2D art

Art at The Park.

Art at the Park

 

This week at Holly Kai Park – Welcoming Seanchai Library

Seanchai Library at Holly Kai Park

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.

Seanchai Library at Holly Kai Park

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).

Seanchai Library.

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. . . .

Seanchai Library.

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!

Seanchai Library.

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.

Wednesdays with G-Winz at Caitinara Bar

Caitinara Bar.

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.

Seanchai Library.

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).

Seanchai Library.

9:00pm: Seanchai Late Night

Contemporary science fiction with Finn Zeddmore.

Seanchai Library.

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!

Smooth Fridays with Joy Canadeo at Caitinara Bar

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

Art at The Park.

Art at the Park