BOOKTOWN FEATHERSTON

Fundraising Event: Michael Houstoun Piano Recital 26 June 2016

On 26 June, Featherston is hosting New Zealand's eminent pianist, Michael Houstoun, for an afternoon of Bach, Brahms, Poulenc and Fauré at Featherston's Anzac Hall, built 100 years ago to entertain the soldiers from the Military Training Camp.

Following the recital, a Devonshire cream tea will be served. Michael is donating his performance fee to the fundraising effort. He has performed at the Anzac Hall before and is happy to be supporting the Featherston Camp Sculpture. "It is admirable that the citizens of Featherston will honour the history of the military camp with a major public work of art. Paul Dibble is a wonderful sculptor and there is a powerful spirit in many of his works. If I can help to raise money towards the Featherston memorial I couldn't be happier."

Tickets are now available
from Eventfinda, the Featherston Information Centre, the Masterton i-Site and the Carterton Events Centre, or by phoning Lesley on 06 3089011 or 027 867 3757. General admission $30, students and SuperGold Card holders $20. Door sales will also be available. The full programme is available on our website.
A Book Town is a small rural town or village, close to major cities, in which second-hand and antiquarian bookshops are concentrated. Most Book Towns have developed in villages of historic interest or of scenic beauty. Their residents set up events around books - selling them, writing, reading, illustrating, printing, making and publishing them.

The first was set up in Hay-on-Wye, Wales, back in 1961. Now they're around the World, from Europe to Malaysia, South Korea, Japan and Australia.

The International Organisation of Booktowns binds the towns together. Featherston is in the process of becoming a fledgling member.