Waiheke Marketplace : August 1st 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 21 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, AUGUST 1, 2012 EVENTS MEMBER'S DRAW THIS WEEK $800 (1 DRAW) Drawn every Friday between 6.30-8.30pm Subsidised taxis to and from the clubrooms. Ph 0800 372 4111 or 0800 300 372 2925933EH Where everyone is welcome! RSA RESTAURANT See our Vine & Dine advertisement hours. 29 Belgium St, Ostend, Waiheke Restaurant 372 6655 Bar 372 5554 Office 372 9019 OPEN 7 days from 11am (Monday from 12pm) THIS FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC WITH LOCAL BAND "THE HILLBILLY BOYS" HOUSIE Thursday morning 10am start. Non-members welcome. Pendragon Mall, Oneroa. Ph 372 2273 COME JOIN US FOR SOME FUN. EVERY MONDAY TEXAS HOLDEM -- POKER NIGHT STARTS 7.30PM EVERY THURSDAY "BELIEVE IT OR NOT" QUIZ NIGHT 6.30 FOR 7PM START EVERY FRIDAY • HAPPY HOUR FROM 4PM • DINNER SPECIALS • HALF PRICE DRINKS 7.30-8.30PM • DJS 8.30PM TIL LATE THIS WEEK -- THE RETURN OF THE POPULAR MCG FUSION! JAZZ LATIN FUNK DJ CHRIS WITH MATT & GREG ON CONGAS AND WEIRD WIND! 4758912AA Sinking of the Titanic Performer Andy Spence sets the scene for three concerts marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. At 2.20am on Sunday, April 15, 1912, the seemingly impossible happened. The most majestic and luxurious "unsinkable" passenger vessel ever built sank beneath the icy waters of a flat calm Atlantic Ocean, after a glancing blow from a massive iceberg ripped a long gash below the waterline along a third of the ship's length. After a mere two and a half hours, during which the ship filled with water and broke in two, 1500 people were thrown into the water, which was thought to be -2C, just below freezing. The majority perished within a few minutes. The enduring memory for the survivors was the awful sound of the drowning people, likened to the roar that explodes from a crowd with the final goal at a world cup soccer match. Most of the dead were third class passengers unable to make it to the lifeboats in time. Although the boat was designed to carry enough lifeboats to accommodate all the 3547 possible passengers and crew, she carried only enough to save fewer than one in three because the company thought that the boats would spoil the lines of the ship. Only 16 rigid and four collapsible lifeboats were provided, enough for only 1176 of the actual complement of 2207 passengers and crew on board on that maiden voyage. British regulations of the time required 16 lifeboats and as the vessel was thought to be unsinkable, their only function was to ferry passengers to another vessel in the event of a breakdown. No 7 on the starboard side was the first lifeboat lowered. It carried only 27 people even though it had room for 65. Many of the lifeboats were launched well below capacity, partly because of the crew who had had no training worried that the davits would be unable to hold a fully loaded lifeboat. And many passengers were unaware how dire things were and so were afraid to leave the ship, believing the Titanic was unsinkable. Only 705 people were saved because many of the lifeboats left with much less than capacity. The night was so calm that the lifeboats could have been overfilled safely. The stories of compassion, heroism and bravery sit alongside tales of greed, arrogance and selfishness that conspired to create the terrible loss of life in this worst peacetime marine disaster. The ship's band played until the tilting decks made it impossible to play any longer and so maintained calm and allayed panic among the ship's company. The eight members of the band all drowned. Third class passengers were also third class citizens on the boat, relegated to the bowels of the ship. None of the 68 servery staff survived. Aside from the crew, which had about 700 fatalities, third class suffered the greatest loss. Of approximately 710, only 174 survived. The failure to sound a general alarm meant some third class passengers did not realise the danger until too late. Many women also refused to leave their husbands and sons. Reading some of the enormous volume of literature written about the sinking I find my mind trying to rewrite the scenario in ways that would have prevented the disaster. The story will be retold in music and song at Artworks Theatre this weekend to celebrate the wonderful bravery of the ship's band. You are invited to come along and take part as passengers on this journey. The music they played when the Titanic sank Memory lane: Andy Spence, David Rawsthorne and Reg Towers will perform three concerts honouring the musicians who gave their lives on board the Titanic. Treat: Audience members who dress up as one of the passengers could be in for a special treat. Three performances to honour the musicians who gave their lives during the sinking of the Titanic will take place this weekend and punters are being invited to take part. The Artworks Theatre con- certs will feature singer Andy Spence, violinist David Raws- thorne and pianist Reg Towers. They will perform songs from the White Star Line Song Book that would have been per- formed 100 years ago. The songbook was a stapled booklet of nine pages small enough to carry in a pocket. It included waltzes, operatic arias, overtures, popular songs, and sacred items. They will be dressed in the costumes of the era, and images of the ship, the passengers and crew will be projected during the concert to create atmos- phere. Audience members will have the option of taking on the identity of one of the passengers for their own personal voyage. Simply go to Facebook/ WaihekeTitanic and pick an identity. Mr Spence says the concert tickets will have a space to write the identity and story. "We hope people will also dress for the occasion. A special treat for the best dressed awaits." During the concert, audience members will be invited to sing along with words projected on a screen. And the Band Played On will be at Artworks Theatre on August 3 at 7pm, and August 4 at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are $20 from the i-Site in Oneroa, phone 372 1234 or Artworks Theatre, phone 372 2941. Creative workshops Artist Bridget Oakley- Stevens is offering a chance to explore your creativity in a series of free workshops. The sessions run on Tuesdays and Wed- nesdays under the umbrella of mental wellbeing peer support group Horizons. The Tuesday ses- sions start on August 14 and follow The Art- ist's Way, a handbook for unblocking creativ- ity. The workshops will be mainly collage with some painting. The Wednesday ses- sions, from August 15, are painting classes for women only. Both workshops run from 11am to 1pm and are "relaxed, informal and confidential". "You can be a com- plete beginner,'' Ms Oakley-Stevens says. The main emphasis is on inclusion and trust within the groups." The sessions run for six weeks at Melana House, 1 Homai Rd, Ostend. To register call Ms Oakley-Stevens on 372 2358 and leave a message or Rod Davis on 372 6688.
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