Sep
29
7:30pm 7:30pm

Vic Folk : Concert (part of the Weekend Tunefest)

GILLIAN BOUCHER and BOB McNEIL - Supported by Buíon

We’re very excited to be hosting Gillian Boucher and Bob McNeil, two award-winning musicians who offer tunes and songs from Canada, Scotland, New Zealand and beyond.
www.gillianboucher.bobmcneill.net

Support from local youngsters Buíon with a blend of Irish, Scottish and Canadian traditions.

$12 concessions , $17 general admission

(For the full weekend programme, see the event website. Tickets to the concert and ceilidh together are $17 concessions and $27 general admission.)

Start Time: 7:30pm 

Event Location: Aro Valley Community Centre and other central Wellington venues

Contact Person: James McNamara

Contact Email: vicfolkmusic@gmail.com

 

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Sep
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Vic Folk : Ceilidh (part of the Weekend Tunefest)

All dances will be called, no experience or partner required.

There will be a session at the venue after the dancing.

Vic Folk has a ceilidh band with a flexible lineup that has been putting on ceilidhs in 2017. The aim of the band is both to provide lively dance tunes, mostly in the Irish and Scottish traditions, for the dancers and to offer an accessible way for musicians to gain experience in playing for dance.

To this end, Vic Folk runs regular practices, and will be hosting a workshop during the Tune Fest to give interested musicians a chance to learn some tunes and join in with the main band lineup.

On this occasion we’re lucky to be joined by a guest caller, Caoimhe McKearney from County Tyrone, Ireland. Caoimhe has led the Cambridge University ceilidh band and has years of experience on the professional ceilidh circuit in London. We’re delighted to have her here to get the party going on Saturday!

Start Time: 7pm

Event Location: Aro Valley Community Centre

Contact Person: James McNamara

Contact Email: vicfolkmusic@gmail.com

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Aug
18
12:00pm12:00pm

PGSA Three Minute Thesis Competition

Friday 18 August @ 12midday, Hunter Council Chamber. 

Finalists have three minutes and one PowerPoint slide to present their research and win up to $3000!  Complimentary lunch.  All welcome.  For more info:  http://www.vuwpgsa.ac.nz/events/3_minute_thesis_competition/

The 3MT Finalists are:

Science/Engineering/Architecture/Design:
Jennifer Soundy (PhD – Biological Sciences)
Emma Tennent (PhD - Psychology)
Orin Lee Robb (Master's – Biological Sciences)

FHSS/Education:
Jess Marinaccio (PhD – Va’aomanu Pasifika)
Ricardo Giraldo (Master’s - International Institute of Modern Letters)

Commerce/Law:
Lindsey Pointer (PhD - Government)
Daniel Kleinsman (Master's - Law)

Honours Winner:
Alexandra Birchfield (Honours – Linguistics & Applied Language Studies)

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Science Society Cram Sessions
Jun
12
to Jun 16

Science Society Cram Sessions

We provide brain food, exam papers and tutors to create a learning environment for you to get your thinking caps on and ace your exams!

No cost - just come and cram in some extra knowledge. 

Venue: SU219                                     

Time and date: Monday 12th June - Friday 16th June, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm 

                         

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Ceilidh with the VUW Folk Club
Jun
9
7:30pm 7:30pm

Ceilidh with the VUW Folk Club

Come along and dance the night away to live jig and reels. All welcome, no experience required. The dances will be called.

$5 for students, $10 for full price.
If you'd like to play in the band or call a dance, send a message to vicfolkmusic@gmail.com.

There will be a practice on 1 June at 6.30 in the New Zealand School of Music.
Updates will appear on the Facebook page: find us @VicFolkMusic

Contact Person: James McNamara
Contact Email: vicfolkmusic@gmail.com

 

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Science Society Ball - Roaring Twenties
May
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Science Society Ball - Roaring Twenties

Looking for a great night out to ring in exam season? Or a chance to show off your new dance moves? Or maybe just an event to have some fun and let loose? Look no further than the annual Science Society Ball!

This year, the theme for the ball is the Roaring 20s: A Night of Gangsters, Flappers, Excess, and General Geekery. Come in theme or not - but come for a good time! Free food and drinks provided (all non-alcoholic drinks, AND the first two alcoholic drinks!) 🥂🍔 

Please note, this event is R18.

Venue: Concrete Bar and Restaurant, Level 1 - Cable Car Lane, Lambton Quay

Cost: $55 member, $65 non-member

                                           

                                           

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French Society Wine and Cheese Evening 
May
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

French Society Wine and Cheese Evening 

VUW French Society is proud to present our annual wine and cheese evening.

We welcome you to come along to the Wellington Alliance Française for a fun evening of Mahi wine and traditional French cheese thanks to our friends at Marché Français. The dress code is smart-casual. 

Event Venue: Alliance Francaise, 78 Victoria Street, Wellington 

Cost: All presale tickets (recommended) are $10 and are available from the Language Learning Centre, otherwise tickets are $10 for members, $12 non-members for limited door sales.

Doors open at 6:30pm and close at 8pm.

 

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The Great Debate: Tertiary Education Edition
May
26
1:00pm 1:00pm

The Great Debate: Tertiary Education Edition

The first political debate ahead of this year's General Election is set for Friday! 

Come listen to spokespeople from the five major New Zealand parties talk tertiary education, student support and young people policy. 

You will also get the chance to ask them your burning questions too. 

Live at The Hub, Kelburn Campus from 1pm. 

Friday's panel will be: 

Todd Barclay - National Party 

Chris Hipkins - Labour Party 

Tracey Martin - NZ First 

Gareth Hughes - Greens 

Marama Fox - Maori Party

Hosted by RNZ's Michael Cropp. 

 

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Bushball 2017 - Bushstock
May
20
to May 21

Bushball 2017 - Bushstock

A social event with the theme 'Bushstock' (like Woodstock but in the bush). Gentle cruise into Smith's creek, sampling the delights of Goon-Fruit which grow wild north of Kaitoke. Dress to impress following a strict dress code of trampiness. May contain discoballs, hippies and strobes.

Venue: Tararua forest park

Costs: $25 for tickets ( can be purchased from https://app.vuwtc.org.nz/Event/31 )  

 

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May
17
3:00pm 3:00pm

French Society Conversations

Come along to conversation for some above average chat (in French & English), tea and coffee and some board-games. As always, all language levels are welcome, even if you only speak a teeny bit of French. Take this opportunity to check out the awesome facilities that the LLC has to offer and come have a chat :)

 

Venue: VZ006 (Von Zedlitz Building, Kelburn Campus) 

Free entry

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Mar
12
to Apr 23

Exhibition: Out of Site...

In the wake of a storeroom upgrade, seismic activity, and the closure of Victoria’s Karori Campus, over half of Victoria University of Wellington’s Art Collection was relocated last year. While the logistics of coordinating the movement of hundreds of fragile objects was significant, their disruption gave the Adam Art Gallery, the Collection’s custodian, cause to reflect on the relation of art works to their context. 

Out of Site – Works from the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection is the outcome of this exercise. The exhibition draws out stories that link key works to their environs through historical association, photographic documentation, and by site-specific intention. This is a unique opportunity for our audiences to view works seldom seen together and to find out more about the cultural narratives they embody.

Where: Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi, beside the Student Union Building

When: 18 February - 23 April 2017

Opening hours: Sunday - Tuesday, 11am - 5pm

FREE entry 

 

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