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Basket Weaving with Tamar Guse

by Grum Frith
Basket Weaving with Tamar Guse

Tamar Guse is based in Waipara and weaves contemporary baskets and
sculptures with a combination of traditional basket weaving techniques, natural
elements, colour and creativity. She teaches basket weaving workshops and has
her art work displayed in local galleries. “The magic of weaving for me is seeing
how a natural object; be it driftwood, vine or antler, determines the shape and
how the colours I incorporate into the basket or sculpture give it its personality. In
this way I am able to create one of a kind pieces inspired by nature.”

In this workshop you will learn basic basketry and weaving techniques with a variety of
materials such as reed, seagrass and driftwood to create your own beautiful and functional
handmade basket


Have a question?

Ring Music & Arts Trust Hanmer Springs Trustee Jane van Kuelen 027 443 4541


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by Grum Frith

Cycle Chic Film Tour

Seeing the growing demand by female bike riders to have their stories told on the Big screen, we introduced the Cycle Chic Film Tour. A stand-alone bike film collection on an exciting new path -that off helping to inspire, encourage and celebrate women who love to bike.

Who is ‘Cycle Chic’ ? She’s an explorer who pushes boundaries, she’s courageous and she an advocate for change- all through the power of the humble bike.

The movies presented are diverse, real, and touching.


by Grum Frith

The Big Bike Film Night

The 2019 collection has a breath-taking range of short movies that are original, educational, entertaining and most importantly of all – inspirational; all celebrating the fun, adventure and joy that cycling enables.

So whether its road cycling, fixed gear, mountain biking, downhill, BMX, uni-cycling, cargo bikes, bike touring, bike trekking, commuter, cruiser, cycle-cross, penne farthing, tri-cycle, tandem, … ALL are embraced, ALL accepted and ALL honoured in this tribute to the humble bike.


by Grum Frith

The 17th NZ Mountain Film Festival  presents a wide range of films, from inspirational adventurers from within NZ and around the world. The films tell stories of adventure sports, foreign cultures, remote travel and environmental issues.

Greg Copeland

by Grum Frith
Greg Copeland

Greg Copeland is coming back to New Zealand!

He’s going back to the roots with an up close and personal acoustic journey.
He brings with him his latest CD titled “Brown-eyed Handsome Man”, released in March 2019.

Greg pays his dues to the originals and forefathers of the Blues from deep down South, channelling the spirit into his own material and style.
You’ll hear warm embraces with Sister Soul and a tip of the hat to Brother Funk.

On his side will be Steve ‘Guitar’ Gilles, playing acoustic and resonator steel guitar, while wailing on the Blues Harp, also known as the ‘Mississippi saxophone’.

Greg Copeland was born in Portsmouth, Virginia (USA).

While growing up Greg was and still is heavily influenced by artists such as James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Robert Johnson, Howlin´Wolf and many others.
These influences have helped Greg to develop his own unique style, based on Blues taking in Soul and Funk elements.

He is performing regularly across Europe and has been touring as far afield as Israel and New Zealand.

Greg is also an accomplished songwriter and produced several CDs. His latest CD titled “Brown-eyed Handsome Man” was just released in March 2019.

„When I sing I want you to feel my hurt, my pain, my happiness and my sadness. I want to ask for forgiveness if I did something wrong and forgive people if they have done me wrong. All these things I try to do with my music.“

Press reviews:
“A singer and a storyteller! That is what this man is.
With his soulful, blues voice he takes you on an ‘Acoustic
Journey to the Blues’!“
Blues News Magazine

„A top notch singer with his own unique style!
Greg Copeland is for real!“
Blues Journal

„An excellent Blues Singer!
His rough and smokey voice paints a picture
of how life was and is in Southern rural America!“
Blues In Germany


by Grum Frith

Hanmer Springs Fete is set to become North Canterbury’s finest shopping event. 2019 marks our first year and we welcome you to join us in the heart of North Canterbury to enjoy the stunning historic Queen Mary Hospital grounds as you shop with over 100 high quality stalls from across New Zealand.

We aim to bring you the finest selection of creators to ensure a day of indulgence for you and your friends. Wander beneath the stunning trees while listening to live music and enjoying the friendly and vibrant atmosphere of this exclusive Christmas shopping event. With an amazing array of products to choose from, you wont be able to resist taking something home!

Mark the date in your calendar now and make a weekend of it with friends and family. Hanmer Springs has plenty to offer to take right through the weekend, kicked off with this fabulous day of shopping, food and indulgence. Be sure to check out the other events in the North Canterbury Showcase, including the famous Hurunui Garden Tours!