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Andrea di Robilant: Chasing the Rose
Presented by Heritage Roses New Zealand Incorporated, in association with WORD Christchurch and Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
Join Andrea di Robilant, Italian journalist, historian and author of Chasing the Rose for a very special event in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens as he recounts the enthralling search for the identity of a mysterious old rose, taking us back in time to Josephine Bonaparte and into some of the most delightful rose gardens in Europe today.
Make it an evening to remember by taking an optional guided tour of the Heritage Rose Garden before settling in to listen to this marvellous storyteller.
When: Wednesday 25 February, 2015, 6.30pm, 4.30pm tour
Who: Andrea di Robilant
What: Chasing the Rose
Venue: Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
Price: $22/$20 HRNZI & NZRS members (service fees apply)Buy Tickets
Julia Gillard: In Conversation
Thanks to everyone who turned out to welcome Julia Gillard in what proved to be a stimulating conversation between the 27th Prime Minister of Australia and Joanna Norris, editor of the Press.
Subjects ranged from sexism to education, from marriage equality to Kevin Rudd, and the contents of Gillard's biography My Story, which details her rise in the Labor Party, what propelled her and what sustained her during that time. She was honest and entertaining and spent a long time signing books after the event.
For a report by the Press, including video, go here, and for those who couldn't make it, the Auckland event, hosted by the Auckland Writers Festival, can be seen here.
2015 is calling!
We have an exciting line-up of events and collaborations on the horizon for 2015, beginning with Andrea di Robilant in February, with events in partnership with the Auckland Writers Festival in May, Kidsfest in July and the Christchurch Arts Festival in August, plus a few surprises sprinkled in between. Don't miss out on the news: keep up to date with literary events in Christchurch on our website and by signing up to receive the enewsletter at the bottom of this page.