Event details

Escape! 2020 Sunday Pass

Sunday 18 October

Family Friendly

PRICES

General Admission
Sunday Pass $60.00
Service fees apply

WHEN

Sunday 18 October

WHERE

Baycourt X Space

Description

Presented by: Tauranga Arts Festival.

The Escape! 2020 Sunday Day Pass tickets gives you entry to four speaker sessions for the price of three. 

PLEASE NOTE: Sunday Pass does not include Te Radar: Telling Tales, our final, fun show on October 18, which is $30 a ticket.


events include:

DYING FOR A GOOD TALK - 9:30am

It comes to us all, sooner or later, yet death is still a taboo subject. Come and hear from the professionals who see us on our way as to how we might break down the barriers with our nearest and dearest. Tauranga GP Andrew Corin is an award-winning author (This Old Stick) and blogger and researcher on ageing and dying; Greg Brownless became a funeral director at the age of 33 and has worked on emergency body repatriation, including after the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami; the Reverend Matiu Best, a qualified nurse, is part of the chaplains’ team at Tauranga Hospital.

COMING UP FOR AIR - 11am

In this illustrated talk Annette Lees, who grew up in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, records a year of swimming outdoors every day, in the sea, a river, lake, pond, estuary, wetland, spring or lido pool for her book Swim. She also collected stories, including forbidden swims, endurance swimmers of the Depression, and swimming Anzacs.

ONLY SOLUTIONS - 12:30pm

In a year where it’s clear that nobody knows what’s going to happen next, we thought it might help to gather some experts, examine the positives and negatives of the path New Zealand has chosen and try to discern the future! Joining the discussion are business commentator Rod Oram; small-town champion Karen Summerhays; award-winning scientist Shaun HendyTina Shaw, whose book, published just before lockdown, is set in a New Zealand devastated by a pandemic; freshwater conservationist Annette Lees; and sustainability advocate Te Radar.

LOVE LETTERS - 2pm

Come and hear the love letters to a book or an author that has helped make our panellists who they are today. Without the strong independent publishing sector we have in NZ many of these amazing authors may not be having the careers they are. Nikki Crutchley self-publishes her acclaimed crime novels; novelist Brannavan Gnanalingam is part of Wellington publishing collective Lawrence and Gibson; Tauranga librarian Debbie McCauley is founder of Mauao Publishing, focusing on quality children’s books; the most recent book by business commentator Rod Oram was published as a BWB Text; Kathryn Lellman, a partner in HJL, a member of the Business Women’s Network, and Tauranga Arts Festival chair; Dr Andrew Corin has self-published an award-winning collection of short stories based on his work as a Tauranga GP.

 

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Only Solutions - Escape!

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In a year where nobody knows what’s going to happen next, hear experts examine the positives and negatives of the path NZ has chosen and try to discern the future! Featuring Rod Oram, Karen Summerhays, Shaun Hendy, Tina Shaw, Annette Lees and Te Radar.